Owner has 20+ years of experience Matt and Angelia Smith have always wanted to own their own auto repair business. 509 Automotive Repair & Service 1419 E. Methow Valley Hwy., Twisp 8–5 Monday–Thursday, 8–3 Friday 997-0509 After Matt worked 19 years at Quality Lube and Repair in Twisp, he and his wife took the leap […]
Consultant will advise on growing local businesses
Twisp business and downtown property owners are invited to meet with a consultant who specializes in commercial development and community revitalization at a brown bag lunch meeting hosted by TwispWorks next month.
TwispWorks is bringing consultant Michele Reeves to town on Sept. 19 as part of an ongoing effort to …
The grind is fine
It’s a good thing Lori Loomis and Bob Gamblin don’t have to go far for a coffee break. Otherwise, they’d hardly get any time off at all.
Loomis and Gamblin, co-owners of Lariat Coffee Roasters in Winthrop, haven’t taken a real vacation since they started …
Methow Investment Network links investors, businesses
The Methow Investment Network, a program to encourage local investment in local businesses, was launched this month by TwispWorks.
The program is designed to support Methow Valley businesses by providing an additional means for them to obtain funding to help …
Trail’s End Bookstore moving to new Riverside Avenue location
Trail’s End Bookstore will relocate a few steps down Winthrop’s boardwalk when the business moves to the former White Buck Trading Company building in October.
The move will more than double the space…
Allgood buys North Cascades Builders Supply
By Don Nelson Methow Valley resident Nick Allgood has purchased North Cascades Builders Supply in Winthrop from long-time owner Wayne Fisher. Allgood took over the business on Jan. 1 from Fisher, who operated it for 30 years. Allgood has lived in the valley for five years. Most recently, he was a brewer at Old Schoolhouse […]
Abundant snow a holiday gift to valley’s economy
Gifted with an abundance of snow over the holidays, the Methow Valley welcomed an influx of visitors who provided a seasonal boost to the local economy and morale.
“It was that kind of holiday season where we had fabulous snow, the conditions were divine,” said Brian Charlton, manager of Sun Mountain Lodge.
Local businesses hope to regain momentum after fire
Joe Marver, owner of Twisp River Suites, offered something of a perspective check on the dismal slump in tourism business that slammed the entire valley the past couple of weeks thanks to widespread news of fires, road closures, evacuations, unhealthy air and the …
Small business workshops
SCORE, the federal Small Business Administration’s educational service, is offering a series of “lunch and learn” workshops in Wenatchee: • May 15, “Are you ready to start a business?” • May 29, “Developing a business plan.” • June 12, “Obtaining financing.” • June 26, “Establishing a marketing plan.” The meetings will be held in the […]
Wine Shed offers fine wines, beer and ‘top-shelf’ spirits
By Laurelle Walsh
Winthrop’s new wine shop, the Wine Shed, is a place for “all levels of wine appreciation,” said co-owner Meghan Sullivan. “We’re still educating ourselves about different wines and we’re excited to share the …”