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Two creative firms join forces at TwispWorks

Two creative firms join forces at TwispWorks

Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Methow with design studio EVRYBDY and creative agency Alchemy On Demand at an open house in the Gateway Building at TwispWorks on Friday (Feb. 20) from 4 – 7 p.m. The two creative firms have recently joined forces and would like to show off their shared …
NAPA Auto Parts owners followed long road to success

NAPA Auto Parts owners followed long road to success

Small Business Development Center advice paid off for Twisp couple By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center When fire came to the Methow Valley in July 2014, the difference between essential and non-essential became startlingly clear. Very quickly, Dwain and Erika Hutson realized that it was essential to keep their NAPA Auto Parts store...
Shotgun Nellies to occupy part of White Buck building

Shotgun Nellies to occupy part of White Buck building

Shotgun Nellies, a Western-themed home decor and gift shop that opened in Winthrop last April, has temporarily closed its doors, but plans to re-open at a new location on the boardwalk on April 1. The store’s new home will be at 241 Riverside Ave., in a new space that’s being remodeled in the White Buck...
‘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.