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Business Past | United Good Neighbors

An honor roll sign is mounted on the side of the old Rialto Theatre building on Wenatchee Avenue to include names of businesses with 100 percent employee participation in the United Good Neighbors drive in the fall of 1958.

Tim Dilley | What you need to know about the 2018 Tax Law

The tax reform legislation that Congress approved in December 2017 was the largest change to the tax system in more than three decades. The last time the U.S. tax code saw such a significant reform was under President Ronald Reagan in 1986. Under this new legislation, substantial changes have been made to both individual and corporate tax rates.

Erin McCool | L&I proposing updated rules regarding minimum wage requirements for salaried employees

Here we go again. Two years after the attempted modification of the federal “white collar” exempt overtime rules stalled in the federal courts, the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is taking it upon itself to propose updated rules regarding minimum wage requirements for salaried employees at the state level. Under the proposed changes, some employers may have to provide overtime pay, minimum wages and paid sick leave to employees previously classified as “exempt” under the rules defining Executive, Administrative, and Professional (“EAP”) exemptions.

Kay Phillips | Year-end charitable gifting

The end of the year will be here soon. It is now time to start thinking about the year-end charitable contributions made during the holiday season.

Cheri Dudek-Kuhn | Do you have the right people in the right seat?

Many of you reading this are familiar with the term "Right People Right Seat" (popularized by Jim Collins in his book "Good to Great"). And I think it is safe to assume you, like the rest of us, want to have all the Right People in the Right Seat on your Organization’s “bus.” Great! Sounds simple enough. But how do you know when you have all the Right People Right Seat (RPRS)? You wonder, “How can I quantify that information?”

Business Past | Downtown for the holidays

Downtown Wenatchee appeared to be decked out in style as the Christmas season was approaching. This photo, believed to have been taken around 1925, shows Wenatchee Avenue looking north from Kittitas Street with garland greenery spanning the street. (Business World file photo)