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‘It all started with underwear’: Nectar expands boutique

‘It all started with underwear’: Nectar expands boutique

By Laurelle Walsh
A small business owner who pays close attention to customer feedback and sales has the ability to morph and change their business in response to customer interests and preferences. Such is the case of Nectar Skin Bar …
Mount Gardner Massage moves to a new address in Winthrop

Mount Gardner Massage moves to a new address in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
Although “one success begets another” most often refers to a single business, sometimes the success of one can rub off on another.This may be true for Denise Heatley’s massage practice, Mount Gardner Massage, which, she feels …
The return of winter

The return of winter

By Don Nelson
Kristen Smith was able to offer a first-hand, up-to-date account of how the Methow Valley’s winter recreation season is going when a reporter caught up with her on Monday (Jan. 5). She was out cross country skiing, encountering other skiers …
Valley brewers get their own supply store in Winthrop

Valley brewers get their own supply store in Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
How has the Methow Valley managed so long without a homebrew supply store? The American Homebrewers Association estimates there are 1.2 million home brewers in the United States, and although there is no way of knowing how many home brewers …
Studio 509 brings ‘something fresh’ to the valley

Studio 509 brings ‘something fresh’ to the valley

By Laurelle Walsh
Tucked behind the Purple Sage building in downtown Winthrop is a new hair salon called Studio 509. Owner/stylist Phoebe Rudd, who opened Studio 509’s doors in October said, “the space has been evolving every day. It’s so much fun to find things that are me.”
Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

Business briefs: Dec. 10, 2014

This week: USFS summer jobs open and Business workshops offered
New boutique offers ‘a different aesthetic’ for Winthrop

New boutique offers ‘a different aesthetic’ for Winthrop

By Laurelle Walsh
Gathered, a boutique featuring women’s apparel, accessories, leather goods and home decor items, opened last week on Winthrop’s boardwalk. Owner Kary Brennan said she hopes to appeal to the “conscious consumer,” by offering a new aesthetic to shoppers in the Old West town.
Methow Masala blends locally made goods with exotic spices

Methow Masala blends locally made goods with exotic spices

By Laurelle Walsh
Methow Masala combines the name of a river valley in North Central Washington with a less-familiar word meaning a mixture of ground spices. Together they name a new shop opening in Winthrop, as well as the line of Indian …
Twisp jewelry store Peligro moving to Bozeman, Montana

Twisp jewelry store Peligro moving to Bozeman, Montana

By Marcy Stamper
After seven years of designing and exhibiting jewelry and art on Glover Street in Twisp, Peligro is moving to Bozeman, Montana — but staying in the family. Nancy Daniels Hubert started the store seven years ago as …
Business brief: Oct. 29, 2014

Business brief: Oct. 29, 2014

Sun Mountain one of the best in the Northwest Sun Mountain Lodge has been named one of the best hotels in the Pacific Northwest in readers’ choice awards for 2014 given by Condé Nast Traveler magazine. The readers’ choice survey was started in 1988. Candidates must receive a required minimum number of responses to be...