OROVILLE – It’s been a long summer of rumors and conjecture, is Hughes’ Department Store selling or closing – as of Monday it seemed like it was closing, but Tuesday that had changed.
Carey DeWitt is happy to be back home in Washington State after several years away, and to be offering a unique service with an enterprise she created herself.
ELLISFORDE – Quill Hyde has moved his business, Hydemade, from Tonasket up to Ellisforde.
Oroville Reman & Reload is not only looking to grow its business in Oroville, it continually is striving to hire more local people.
A pesky situation was the inspiration for Jason Verbeck to go into the weed and pest control business. Verbeck said he’s always been an entrepreneur, so when he tried to schedule an appointment and was told there would be a six-week wait and he would be charged several hundred dollars for a simple spray job, “it became very obvious to me that many area residents were being taken advantage of. We strive to get to all our our customers within 24 to 48 hours,” said Verbeck. “We use top of the line chemicals and have excellent equipment, and we still are almost always 50 to 75 percent less than what any other providers who will come to this area charge.”
OROVILLE – Alan Fisk has been chasing gold on the Similkameen River for nearly two decades, now he wants to help people learn to find gold themselves – not necessarily to get rich, but as an adventure.
SPOKANE – Washington State FBLA state competition included over 2000 students this year and the competition was incredible. An exciting element again this year included the campaigning and preparation by Tori Kindred for state president as well as Ellamae Burnell for regional vice president representing the North Central Region.
I just caught the tail end of the Pathways to Prosperity workshop held at the Pastime Bar & Grill recently. From what I saw it was interesting and seemed to focus, at least in the second half, on how Oroville can attract entrepreneurs to live here – especially that group of young people known as Millennials. You know, the ones that came after the Baby Boomers and Generation X, if we’re to put a label on it. The twenty to thirty somethings.
More hands on demonstrations planned in future OROVILLE – Biochar – Capturing value from waste biomass by turning it into fine charcoal that can be used for other purposes, was the subject of a presentation made by Gloria Flora in Oroville last week, one of many she is making around the stat. Flora, who owns [...]
OROVILLE – The WSU Extension Office and the City of Oroville are asking people to join them on April 17 for the Rural Pathways to Prosperity Conference an joint effort to try and improve the local economies in rural areas.