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It’s true: Standard Paint is expanding

Paint store to more than double in size

Standard Paint and Flooring has purchased the former Nobles Furniture and Flooring Store building at 717 E. Yakima Valley Highway, Yakima Store officials said.

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WorkSource undergoes face lift

In just under two months, the local Department of Employment Securities’ WorkSource office has undergone a sizable remodel.

Investment supports wine industry

Uncrating and installation of a new HP digital press began Monday at the Columbia Label production facility.

State seeks business nominees

The office of the Secretary of State is accepting nominations for the Corporations for Communities award.

Report: Cleaner Columbia could boost economy

A cleaner Columbia River could unlock more economic potential for the Pacific Northwest, according to a new report.

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Business around town

Two businesses close; two open

Word started spreading last month that the Nobles Furniture and Floor Coverings building at 717 Yakima Valley had been sold.

Time to be ‘wattsmart’

Pacific Power’s wattsmart starter kit is now free to qualified customers in Washington.

Gas prices climbing

Average retail gasoline prices in Washington have risen 1.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.78 per gallon according to a GasBuddy.com survey taken Monday.

Heartlinks unveils new logo

Heartlinks Hospice and Palliative Care has refreshed its tagline to “Life is for Living”, as part of rebranding of the agency which has served the Lower Yakima Valley for 39 years.

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French Vanilla Market set to open

Little building packed with vintage and fun

Long a landmark building at the corner of South Seventh Street and Railroad Avenue, a tiny brick building has been added to the city’s #Sunnyside Renaissance scene.

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Hop firm helping with ESL classes for workers

To help its employees communicate better on the job, Yakima Chief – Hopunion is joining forces with Nuestra Casa of Sunnyside to provide English as a Second Language instruction to its employees at its Sunnyside and Yakima sites.

Local credit unions seek to assist state employees

With a possible state government shutdown looming, local credit unions are prepared to help clients who are state employees.

Brewery wins gold medal

A local brewery brought home gold from the Washington Brewers Festival in Redmond.

Attorney nets honor

A Yakima attorney whose practice includes a local office has been honored.

Credit office honored

A Spokane-based credit agency with a local office is being recognized as a “great workplace.”