August 9, 2017

We hear from many companies that their people are their most important asset. When your business grows so does the need to manage human resources. In place of an August Industry Round Table, we are extending a special invitation to a meet and greet with local HR professionals hosted by the Yakima Valley HR Association….

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August 9, 2017

On August 2nd-4th approximately 100 leaders from education, business, and statewide organizations gathered in Wenatchee to discuss the current STEM landscape in Washington State. Members from all 10 Stem Networks in Washington State participated in sessions focused on three primary initiatives; Career Connected Learning, Early Mathematics, and Science and Engineering.

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August 9, 2017

Over 30 attendees representing 20 different companies heard expert speakers discuss compliance with the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements and how to meet State Ecology regulations. The luncheon featured keynote speaker Aaron Everett from the Governor’s office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance who shared his insights on Federal and State regulatory requirements. “It…

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August 9, 2017

This past July the Supporting Investments in Economic Development (SIED) program recommended providing The city of Tieton a $500,000 grant and $500,000 loan to help pay for the construction of a new well to accommodate the expansion of CPC International Apples. The expansion will add as many as 100 new jobs. CPC will be constructing a new…

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July 12, 2017

Yakima Valley Human Resource Association (YVHRA) is hosting a Meet & Greet on Thursday, August 17th from 4:30pm to 7:30pm at Kana Winery, 10 south 2nd Street in Yakima. Come network and learn more about what YVHRA is all about. Bring friends, associates, questions, and business cards! Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be available, and…

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July 7, 2017

Food Safety and Environmental Compliance Seminar Luncheon

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June 30, 2017

You heard the news that ProWest Mechanical is expanding into a new facility in Wapato and Ostrum Mushroom Farms is purchasing land from the Port of Sunnyside to build a mushroom farm. But what does this mean for Yakima County? How will it impact the Valley and what are the ripple effects through the economy?

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June 20, 2017

Jason Moore, owner of Pro West Mechanical, Inc., in Yakima, knew that the 15-year-old business was at a crossroads. After securing some key contracts and new clients they were well positioned for tremendous growth. The company was diversifying by adding new services while growing their industrial spray painting and finishing business—and this was in addition…

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June 19, 2017

Ostrom Mushroom Farms, located in Olympia WA, and the Port of Sunnyside have announced that the company will be opening a new farm in Sunnyside. Ostrom reached an agreement with the Port to purchase 25 acres with the option to purchase up to 20 additional acres if necessary based on an approved site plan. David…

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June 2, 2017

The City of Yakima purchased a booth and invited YCDA to participate in the RECon Trade Show, a global retail real estate convention in Las Vegas. The team promoted retail development for available properties and represented several municipalities within the County. They met with a variety of retailers and commercial developers who indicated they’re interested…

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