The Apple Valley Human Resource Association (AVHRA) formed in 1997 to provide leadership, resources, training/education and networking opportunities through local chapter activities and affiliations with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Northwest Human Resource Management Association (NHRMA).
At the confluence of the Columbia, Okanogan and Methow Rivers is the town of Brewster, Washington. The snow capped peaks of the Cascades rise to Brewster's west as their foothills roll down to the rivers' banks. Orchards surround the town as these dramatically steep hills drop toward the river creating an ideal place to grow apples and cherries. Brewster is not only at the confluence of three great rivers, but it is also at the cross-roads where goods and travelers connect to Wenatchee, Chelan, the Methow, Moses Lake, Omak, and Canada.
Nestled at the base of Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River, Bridgeport’s main area industry is agriculture with apple and cherry orchards in and around the City. Outside of the City wheat fields are prevalent.
The Cottage Avenue Historic District features early 1900s-era Craftsman bungalow homes, lined with picket fences and shaded by the many mature trees that earns Cashmere the official designation, “Tree City USA.”
The Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority is the first of its kind in Washington. The Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority is the principal economic development agency for Chelan & Douglas Counties. The Port of Chelan County and the Port of Douglas County voted to functionally consolidate as of January 1, 2020 and operates as an independent government entity under the provisions of Title 53 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW).
One Campbell Parkway, Suite A, East Wenatchee, WA 98802
Craft3 offices are located throughout Oregon and Washington, allowing us to reach the largest number of people and communities in need. With people right in your community, we will help you find the best loan for your business or project.
409 Maynard Avenue S, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98104
We enable business owners to take their companies to the next level. We understand that expanding your business while retaining enough working capital is a challenge. To help you face this challenge, we offer the SBA 504 loan.
13925 Interurban Avenue South, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98168
EFACW was created by the Washington State legistlature in 1983 to provide free export finance advice and counseling assistance to small and medium sized exporters or prospective Washington State-based exporters.
EXIM is the offical export credit agency of the United States. EXIM is an independent Executive Branch agency with a mission of supporting American jobs by facilitating the export of U.S. goods and services. The EXIM Bank is a demand-driven institution that empowers US exporters to increase their sales abroad and support quality jobs at home. When American businesses are unable to access private export financing, EXIM fills the gap by equipping them with the tools necessary to compete for global sales.
Since 1999, GWATA (the Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance) has served as the region’s tech alliance, championing growth and development in North Central Washington. As a 501(c)3, GWATA’s mission is to bring people and technology resources together to create a thriving community while supporting entrepreneurs and STEM education
The Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce exists to drive economic growth through leadership, advocacy, and promotion that enhances the quality of life in the Lake Chelan Valley. They support local business businesses by advocating for small business at all levels of government, providing social networking opportunities among members, publishing communicaitons that highlight members and community issues, and offering business education opportunties.
Mercy Corps is a global organization that works to build just, productive and resilient communities across the Pacific Northwest. They invest in communities, uncover equitable access to resources, and charge toward a vision of breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty for good.
The Methow Investment Network connects investors who want to see their money work in a community they love with local business owners who need capital to start up or grow. Our members are residents and visitors who understand that keeping their funds local facilitates economic self-sufficiency and job growth in the Methow Valley. Not a bank or loan fund, members do not make collective investment decisions. Instead, the network is facilitated by TwispWorks and members work directly with businesses on investment opportunities. Business opportunities are distributed to members as they are received, and members come together for business profile and networking events 3-4 times per year.
The NCWEDD is responsible for regional economic development strategy and planning and colaborates with various private and public agencies to accomplish this goal. The NCWEDD brings togehter the private and public sectors in a partnership necessary to provide a coordinated strategy and an ongoing economic development program for the region.
14 N. Mission Street, 2nd Floor, Wenatchee, WA 98801
Oroville offers beauty and recreation, a rural location that's perfect for relaxing of all types and a community atmosphere that invites you to visit for awhile. From our easy access to the Canadian Border to our rich mining history, our rivers and trails, amazing Lake Osoyoos to our modern conveniences and lovely B&B’s, Oroville invites visitors to come and relax. Visit Oroville…stay awhile!
Pybus Public Market opened for business in May of 2013 and is bursting with high quality selections of artisan and ethnic products, locally grown fruit and vegetables, Washington wines, meats, flowers, oils, buts, pastries and freshly-made, prepared foods from some of the best restaurants in Washington State. You're sure to enjoy shopping the independent merchants of the market. Pybus also serves as an important community gathering point, along with supporting over 50 family damrs who use the outdoor space as home for their local farmers market. It also showcases a variety of ccoking classes in the commercial Demonstration Kitchen.
Small Business Development Center - Okanogan County
Lew Blakeney is a board Certified Business Advisor, and has worked with the Washington State Small Business Development Center Network since 2000, serving all of Okanogan County. His office is co-located with the Economic Alliance of Okanogan County. He earned a MBA degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS degree in Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is also a Certified Instructor for the NxLevel Course for Entrepreneurs and instructs a 10-week course, “Indianpreneurship, A Native American Journey into Business”. He has traveled to the central Asian countries of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan to instruct on business courses. Lew has been recognized for his commitment and achievements by the national Associated Small Business Development Centers, receiving the Washington State Star Award.
Ron Nielsen is the Washington SBDC Eastern Regional Manager. He has over 20 years of experience as an SBDC Center Director and business advisor. Ron has 27 years of business experience; he has owned and operated three businesses. Ron is a Profit Mastery facilitator, Certified NxLevel business instructor, a NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professional, and an Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP). Ron can assist you with: loan packaging, all aspects of debt and equity financing, debt restructuring, financial statement analysis, identify ways to improve operational efficiency, financial forecasting, develop business plans, market positioning for small companies, human resource(HR)questions, government regulations and business expansion. Ron is a Washington SBDC Certified Business Advisor (CBA), and member of the Washington Small Business Development Center Network.
238 Olds Station Road, Suite A, Wenatchee WA 98801
The Tonasket Chamber of Commerce is a part of the community which facilitates business and community growth by sponsoring area activities and functions. We are here to support community growth and development by promoting civic, social and cultural programs designed to increase functional and aesthetic values of the community.
The SBA has deliverd millions of loans, loan guarentees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. Resources for entrepreneurs including: Business Guide, Funding Programs, Federal Contracting, Learning Center, and Local Assistance