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Business Past | They looked and listened

Eddie Smith, left, of S&D Paving Co., conducts a tour of his company's gravel pit for members of the East Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce in March of 1965.

Ag Monthly | Pine Canyon resuming operations

When a Pine Canyon Growers warehouse burned on Nov. 25, packing operations ground to a halt when part of a packing line was lost in the fire. But the company was able to buy old parts from other local fruit packers to get a makeshift line up and running.

Cheri Dudek-Kuhn | Will fear stop you from achieving your goals in 2019?

Welcome to the New Year! This is the time many choose to take stock in their lives and careers and proclaim changes for the coming year. What will you do (or do better) in 2019? A new career? Seek a promotion? Start a new hobby? Most New Year resolutions never come to fruition. Why is that? When we try to take on challenges, there can be trepidation. This trepidation is often rooted in fear. This is a good time to ask yourself: Will fear interfere with my resolutions?

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.

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.