Women in Business 2011
Articles and advertising honoring National Business Women's Week.
DAAILY ILY IL Y SU N UN N EWS NEWS ‘TODAY’S LOCAL NEWS TODAY’ Salute to A special supplement to the Daily Sun News and Sun News Shopper In recognition of 2 - DAILY SUN NEWS WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 OCTOBER 18, 2011 ADVERTISER’S INDEX Amber Schlenker/Daily Sun News Anna Guiterrez is a mother, teacher and a business owner. She opened Pepe’s Bakery six years ago and has been on the go ever since. begins at 5 a.m. waking her two children and preparing for her classes. After a full day day begins 5 a.m. waking heads her two ofThe teaching school,atAnna Gutierrez to children and preparing for her classes. After work. a full of teaching Gutierrez Annaday Gutierrez is a school, teacher Anna by day, bakery heads to work. owner by night and 24-hours a day, a mother. Anna Gutierrez is a teacher day,business bakery Six years ago Gutierrez wentbyinto owner by night and 24-hours a day, a mother. with Jose Cortez; together they decided a bakyearsbeago erySix would the Gutierrez best bet. went into business with Jose Cortez; they decided bak“Jose has alwaystogether been interested in thea bakery would be the best bet. ery side of things, and I have always been “Jose hasinalways been interested in the bakinterested the business side of things,” she ery side of things, and I have always been said. interested in the business side ofinthings,” she So they opened Pepe’s Bakery Sunnyside, said. located at 636 E. Decatur Ave. So they opened Pepe’s Bakery in Sunnyside, Gutierrez, a Sunnyside High School teacher, located at 636 E. Decatur Ave. graduated from Central Washington University Gutierrez, a Sunnyside Highbilingual School teacher, with a BA in Spanish and educagraduated from Central Washington University tion. When she studied at Central Washington with a BA she in Spanish bilingual educaUniversity, had no and interest in business tion. When she studied at Central Washington classes. University, no interest in business “It wasn’t she evenhad a thought,” she said. classes. Recently, on top of her teacher’s work “It wasn’t a thought,” she her said.children, load, owningeven a business, raising Recently, on top of her teacher’s work Evelyn, 8, and Juanita, 6, and attending church load, owning a business, raising her children, regularly, she has added decorating fondant Evelyn, cakes to 8, theand list.Juanita, 6, and attending church regularly, she decorating fondant “It takes a lothas of added time, but I love doing it,” cakes to the list. she added. “It takes a 4lotp.m. of time, but I her lovechildren doing it,” At around she meets at she added. the bakery, ready to work and help employees, At aroundand 4 p.m. she meets with her children customers her daughters homework. see “Master” next page Jewelry & Gift Shop • 837-5736 Same Day Engraving Jewelry Repairs 14K. Gold High Quality Silver Large Selection and variety of items Mid Valley Mall Mon.-Sat. 10-8 Sun. 11-6 Family Run Business! 836-0039 A variety of music, movies & videos. We offer Inter-Cambio Express - allowing easy transfer of funds to Central & South America. Pre-paid phone cards available. These 2 family owned and operated business are run by 3 generations of women. Standing (L-R): Norma, Maria, Raquel and Kenya. Seated: Marita. The name may have changed but the helpful familiar faces remain the same. This sister owned enterprise opened for business in the Mid-Valley Mall in 2011. They both previously worked for the Dollar Store, Leticia (9½ years) and Norma (7 years). When approached, they jumped at the chance to be self employed and working with their families. This group of “Women in the Workforce” is a true family affair. Argus Insurance, Inc._________________________11 Bell & Bridges, CPAs ________________________ 12 Bleyhl _____________________________________ 6 Bos Refrigeration ____________________________ 4 Campbell’s Mini Storage _____________________ 15 CanAm___________________________________ 10 City Country Interiors ________________________ 14 Complete Therapy Services __________________ 15 Daily Sun News ____________________________ 14 Del Sol, Inc. _______________________________ 10 Diet Center/Vibrant Health Foods _______________ 2 DK Bain Real Estate, Inc. _____________________11 Dollar Store & More __________________________ 2 El Valle____________________________________ 7 Emmanuel’s Beauty Salon ____________________11 Fashion Corner _____________________________ 4 Funny Farm ________________________________ 5 G&R Joyeria/Marita’s Music ___________________ 2 Guerra’s Deli & Cafe _________________________ 4 Hairworks__________________________________ 7 Hair Max _________________________________ 15 Healing Soles _____________________________ 12 Just Ask Rentals/True Value Hardware __________ 13 KD Floral __________________________________11 Learning Land Express Childcare Preschool ______ 6 Les Schwab Tires - Sunnyside _________________ 3 Lower Valley Credit Union _____________________ 6 Marti’s Flower Carte ________________________ 15 Melange ___________________________________ 4 Mid-Valley Community Clinic __________________ 13 Panda Bear Child Care ______________________ 13 Patricia’s Chocolate Emporium ________________ 15 Port of Sunnyside __________________________ 15 Prosser Home Health ________________________ 5 Prosser Memorial Hospital ___________________ 16 RC’s/Valley Lanes __________________________ 10 Ric Whitley Insurance _______________________ 12 Sage Bluff Alpacas __________________________11 Sandra Linde ______________________________ 15 Sears _____________________________________ 4 Shellie’s Hair Design & Gifts __________________ 14 Society Salon & Spa _________________________ 3 Spavinaw Dental ____________________________11 Speck Motors______________________________ 15 Sue Jetter Consulting Services _________________ 6 Sun Terrace Assisted Living __________________ 13 Sunnyside Community Hospital______________11, 14 Sunnyside Physical & Sports Therapy ___________ 4 Sunnyside Physical Therapy Services __________ 12 Swofford & Halma Clinic ______________________ 5 Tom Denchel’s Ford Country ___________________ 8 Veronica’s Paradise __________________________ 7 Yakima Federal Savings _____________________ 15 & Vibrant Lifestyles, Inc. 308 Yakima Valley Hwy.,Sunnyside, WA • (509) 837-3274 Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 7 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.;Sat. 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Vibrant Health Foods FOOD & VITAMIN CENTER 1314 Yakima Valley Hwy., Sunnyside, WA • (509) 837-2722 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $ DOLLAR $ Standing (L-R): Itzel Alvizo, Nereida Alvizo, Yadira Alvizo and Martiza Licea. Sitting (L-R): Norma Licea and Leticia Alvizo. Not pictured: Aracelie Alvizo. STORE & MORE! Linda and Mary In the Mid-Valley Mall, Sunnyside 837-2800 MAKE the CONNECTION!! Linda and Mary are READY to help YOU LEARN what it takes TO MAKE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CHANGE!! Three convenient locations - Yakima, Sunnyside and Kennewick. CALL NOW! Yolanda and Sandy NATURAL HEALTH!! Let Sandy and Yolanda HELP you learn how to GET & STAY HEALTHY!! We CARE, STOP IN!! Yakima - 509-453-5737 or Kennewick - 509-735-3322 OCTOBER 18, 2011 WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 DAILY SUN NEWS - 3 As a full-time mother she still finds time to pick the next day’s outfits out for her daughters and attends school functions on their behalf. At Pepe’s Bakery the philosophy is simple; customers come first. The bakery serves pastries and breads daily, along with custom-made cakes. The cakes include almost anything a customer could want. When arranging custom-made cakes, Gutierrez says they try to consider the customer’s vision along with their budget. “Our main goal is to always greet the customer with a smile,” she said. “And we do our best to make sure every customer is happy with their purchase.” Several hours later Gutierrez heads home, puts her daughters to bed and winds down for the day. Saturdays, however, are by far the busiest day at Pepe’s Bakery. Gutierrez said the day begins at sunrise to fulfill special ordered cakes. “We are easily here until 8 p.m., no lunch, no break,” she said. “It’s go, go, go.” Sundays are the only day of the week Gutierrez allots for herself. She begins the day with church and a relaxing activity. “But when you’re the owner of a business, there are no real days off,” she said. Gutierrez plans to further her knowledge by obtaining a Master’s degree in Spanish. While she attends school she also plans to fit in a business class to further her success at Pepe’s Bakery. “But I have to find time to fit school into my schedule,” she added. Considering the fantastic job she’s done juggling her life thus far, it’s probably a sure bet Gutierrez will soon have that advanced college degree in hand in the very near future. - Amber Schlenker can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email ASchlenker@DailySunNews.com Amber Schlenker/Daily Sun News Anna Gutierrez fills a customer’s order at Pepe’s Bakery, where she has been a co-owner for the last six years. Your Sunnyside Les Schwab Tire Store is fortunate to have the support and expertise of their Women in Business. Suzie Zamarron brings 12 years experience at the Sunnyside store and Lupita Salaiza brings more than two years banking experience to her new position at Sunnyside Les Schwab. Suzie and Lupita know how important customer service is and are quick to make customers feel at home. They will always be there to answer your questions and help keep the wheels turning smoothly while making sure you get prompt, courteous service at Sunnyside Les Schwab. Left to right: Elva Saldana, Anabel Palomera, Miriam Catz, Rosa Calva, Irene Juchen. Not Pictured: Erica Kur, Yesenia Julifi, Marial Velasquez, Sylvia Rodriguez, Raquel Castaneda, Biania Chavez, Terri Winkler. Irene and the staff at Fashion Corner are here to make your special day perfect. With Hundreds of Wedding Gowns, Cincenera Dresses, Prom and special event Dresses to choose from. Dress shoes and all the accessories. Tux rental. 401 S. 6th St., Sunnyside 837-7345 SUNNYSIDE Lupita Salaiza and Suzie Zamarron Bookkeepers “More Than A Tire Store” 1537 E. Lincoln Ave. 837-2002 Isabel Amador, Raquel Lopez, Yuri Orosco DAILY SUN NEWS ‘TODAY’S LOCAL NEWS TODAY’ These groups of ladies provide complete family hair care including haircuts, color, highlights, styles, updo’s and hair extensions. However, they do more than just hair - manicures, pedicures and facials along with make-up, tanning, eyelash extensions and nail art are also available. Bridal packages and gift cards available. 2926 Covey Lane Sunnyside 837-9011 (Next to the Green Olive restaurant) Dawn Montelongo and Melissa Ward 4 - DAILY SUN NEWS WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 OCTOBER 18, 2011 People are the key for produce stand owner For more than three decades Dolores Hutchinson and husband Mike have owned a produce stand in Sunnyside. She says it started out as Mike’s dream…but it quickly became her calling as well. “I got more into it,” Hutchinson says. “I like the people, I’ve known them for 30 years. We’re growing old with them and I can’t imagine not seeing them.” In addition to greeting and helping the public at the counter, Hutchinson’s work also includes ordering the produce and keeping the produce displays neatly arranged. Her handiwork also includes legendary kettle corn that gets snapped up almost as soon as it’s made. “Mike says I John Fannin/Daily Sun News should sell it on the internet,” she smiles. Hutchinson is one woman in the workforce with a rare job that literally depends on the seasons. The produce stand opens up each March and gives way to late fall in October. Along the way the produce changes and Hutchinson says her favorite part of the Lower Valley’s long growing season is August. Her personal favorite among all the fruits and veggies at her fingertips is asparagus. In November and December, she and Mike are busy selling Christmas trees. The month of January is finally a time to take a break Sorting and arranging produce for display is just one part of a day’s work for Dolores Hutchinson. see “Owner” next page You can rely on our staff to provide quality physical therapy in an environment conducive to healing. We continue to enjoy providing orthopedic, sports, hand, geriatric, aquatic and work injury rehabilitation for our friends and neighbors in the Lower Valley. Here to Serve You 1405 East Edison, Sunnyside • 837-7400 L to R: Sandra Ortiz, Jovita Seto, Marlene VanWingerden, DPT, Maritza Licea and Amy Castro. Jewelry Clothing Bags Linens Baby GiĞs Bath & Body Home Decor GiĞ Certięcates Hilda Guerra & Esmeralda Hernandez Mary Bos Hilda and her helpful staff have been dishing up delectable deli items for over 5 years in the Mid Valley Mall. Guerra’s Deli & Café offers a range of options from ice cream and coffee espresso to mouthwatering burgers, sandwiches and homemade soup. They’ll make you guerra’s feel like you are sharing a meal in a friend’s home deli & cafe kitchen. Enjoy! Co-Owner Mary has been co-owner since 2002 and office manager for the past seven and a half years. Bos Refrigeration is your local Trane dealer. We service all brands of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. Mary works with her professionally trained service representatives to make sure customers get the quick, efficient service they deserve. 2010 Yakima Valley Hwy. #20 • 839-6100 Bos Refrigeration 3940 Alexander Road Sunnyside • 839-3466 BOSRE*964P5 For more than 16 years Kim Dirks along with husband Eric have operated the locally-owned Sunnyside Sears Hometown Store in the Eastway Shopping Center As in any business the need for reliable, knowledgeable employees is critical. That’s where Vanessa and Sylvia shine. “They are my saving grace,” said Dirks. Both young women are currently attending YVCC while working at the local Sears store. At Sunnyside Sears it’s all about offering our customers Big City Savings with Friendly Small Town Service. Stop in and see our large selection of Appliances, Televisions, Lawnmowers, Barbecues and Craftsman Tools. Don’t see what you need...try our handy .com ordering. You can order 24/7 and have it delivered to the store or to your door. Ask us how we can get you Free Shipping! A mixture of style 2580 E. Lincoln Ave. Sunnyside Mon. - Fri. 9-6, Sat. 10 -5 • 836-2282 Vanessa Tovar, Kim Dirks-co-owner and Sylvia Razo In The Eastway Shopping Center 1702 Gregory Ave., Sunnyside, WA 837-8808 OCTOBER 18, 2011 WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 continued from page 4 before organizing the produce stand again in February. Hutchinson says for her the break is a welcome time to get in some quilting. She also enjoys trekking into nearby hills to photograph wildlife. “I’m not a photographer, I just take pictures,” she cautions with a hearty laugh. “I’m not saying they turn out or anything.” She may be self-deprecating when it comes to nature photography, but there’s no doubting the impact the Hutchinson’s have made on the local community – and economy. The Hutchinson produce stand draws customers from as far away as Oregon, Idaho, Seattle and Spokane. The secret to her and Mike’s success? “We work hard seven days a week and try to sell the best we can,” Hutchinson says. The key to longevity, she adds, again comes back to people, “The people have been very good to us.” For Hutchinson the 31 years of produce stand ownership with her husband has brought her back full circle. She points across the street and describes the old Totem Sales store that used to be there – which was where she worked before getting into the produce business. That’s not to say there haven’t been challenges along the way, including the fact that for most of their 31 years with the stand it was under a tent. Hutchinson takes the ups and downs all in stride, with a smile and her typical upbeat demeanor. “When you’re self-employed everything’s a challenge,” she laughs. - John Fannin can be reached at 837-4500 or at firstname.lastname@example.org DAILY SUN NEWS - 5 John Fannin/Daily Sun News Dolores Hutchinson helps customer Joanna Wandling with her purchase at the fruit stand that the Hutchinson’s have owned for 31 years. Jennifer Van Corbach and Theresa Hancock-owner You’ll find all your favorite Spirits and mixers for that special occasion at the Funny Farm at 5th & Edison in Sunnyside. Theresa and Jennifer are there to help you with your selection. Also a large variety of local and regional wines to choose from. And don’t forget that unique card and gift item for that special someone. 10-6 Mon.-Thur. 10-7 Fri. 10-6 Sat. The&Funny Farm Sunnyside Liquor Store 416 E. EDISON AVE. SUNNYSIDE 837-5445 YOUR COMPLETE MATERNITY CARE CENTER Let us PAMPER you throughout your pregnancy, including all the necessary tests for high quality care for you and your baby. 4D Ultrasound, High Risk Ultrasound Nuchal Translucency Testing, Non Stress Test, and Massage Therapy all under ONE ROOF. Ana Sofia Zelaya, M.D., Board Certified in Family Medicine and Family Medicine Obstetrics WHAT’S IMPORTANT TO US IS YOUR CARE AND COMFORT We offer a full range of Family Medicine/Obstetric services from birth to your retirement and beyond. Marivel Sandoval, PA-C, Deborah Hustead, PA-C • Full obstetrical care with 4D ultrasound for you and your family to enjoy the baby even before it is born. • Women’s Health including Paps and Colposcopy • In-house lab • Well Child Visits• Sports Physicals • Management of chronic disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol. • Procedures including: mole removals, circumcisions, vasectomies, casting and more. • Same day appointments including urgent care, (509) 837-3933 Non-stress testing for baby Massage Therapy 4D Ultra Sound Fax (509) 837-3885 2303 Reith Way, Sunnyside 6 - DAILY SUN NEWS WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 OCTOBER 18, 2011 Sunnyside Office Suzy Fonseca, CEO Ellane Jepson Rita GuƟerrez Veronica Garcia Grandview Office Karen Clark Laura Frazier Esmerelda Marquez Erika Aranda Maribel Cantu Sandi Holland Heather Carrizales Mireya Espindola Prosser Office Adriana Clara Laura Gjovaag/Daily Sun News Mary Bos of Bos Refrigeration works from her home office next to the business she owns with her husband. She deals with the accounting and books for the business. by Laura Gjovaag Mary Bos has accomplished a lot in her time. She’s worked in warehouses packing apples, asparagus and cherries, cooked for the hospital and for nursing homes, raised two children and now she handles the financial books for Bos Refrigeration in Sunnyside. Bos was born in Alton, Illinois, and moved to Outlook when she was nine years old. She’s lived in the area ever since, marrying a local boy. Her daughter is now a teacher at Sun Valley Elementary School while her son works at the family business. Bos had a hands-on education in the fields she’s worked in. She did get one year of schooling as a dietician while cooking at the hospital, but most of her knowledge is hard-earned from experience. Nine years ago she and her husband purchased their refrigeration business and became self-employed. Since then, Bos has been in charge of the accounting side of the business, again learning on-the-job. The biggest downside to Sue Jetter offers grant writing and consulting services and works primarily with the Port of Sunnyside and a partnership of agencies in Prosser. Sue holds the “Grant Professional Certified” credential recognizing her proficiency in standards that include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated achievement and a commitment to service for public and private philanthropy. Sue Jetter Consulting Services 509-837-4345 both residential and commercial coolers and air conditioning, and they are available to work throughout the region, from Wapato to Prosser to Bickleton, or even Roosevelt. - Laura Gjovaag can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email LGjovaag@DailySunNews.com Nereida Alvizo We are proud of our many fine “Women in the Workforce”. They pride themselves on service with a smile. See one of our Experienced Loan Officers at any of our three branches. They can accomodate you with fast, friendly loan services you can count on. Not a member? Visit with a Member Service Representative and see how easy it is to join and why you too can benefit by being a member of Lower Valley Credit Union. Open Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come in and visit TODAY! Yolanda Plata Anita Bentley 301 S. 7th St.,• Sunnyside • 837-5295 1019 W. Wine Country Rd. • Grandview • 882-9916 580 Wine Country Rd., • Prosser • 786-2711 Proud of Our Gals! Main Office & Grandview Store Main Office & Petroleum (L-R )Janay Murbach, Tami Howell, Mary Kay Febus, Linda Freepons (L-R) Seated: Tami Mason, Sylvia Newhouse; Back: Fran Houser, Janie Larios, Donna Schmitt, Sonya Cortina Agronomy Heidi Morris Pasco Store Debbie Underwood Wine Country Deli/Grandview (L-R) Front: Janice Kelley, Donna McCandless; Back: Laura Glidewell, Jessica Phillis, Jennifer Massengale Water Systems, Sunnyside & Zillah Stores Front: Melanie Mason; (L-R) April Dominguez, (L-R) Front: Nanci Cornwall, Stacey Clark, Teri Cant, Amanda Maria “Luly”Cisneros; Back: Maria Gomez, Jennifer Ashley Montelongo, Kattie Blanchard Helen Gonzalez Lupita Aguilar Alma Aguilar Jennifer Ruiz Maria Serrano Linda Acevedo Angie Ruiz Teresa Alvarez Jannica Ramirez Trini Huerta Mary Gamboa at Learning Land Express Childcare Preschool invites parents who are in need of childcare or preschool to come and visit our facility at 1650 Sheller Road. Learning Land Eva Herrera your home-grown credit union Bleyhl Farm Service Inc. working for herself has been the lack of interaction. She feels a little isolated from the community after years of highly social environments. She’s been considering joining one of the local service clubs to get more involved in the community. In her spare time, Bos enjoys traveling. She’s been on an Alaskan cruise and will be visiting Hawaii and the Caribbean soon. Bos Refrigeration services Janice BreƩhauer Virginia Molina Asst. Director/ Program Supervisor Mary Gamboa Owner/Director Learning Land Express Childcare Preschool Express offers a variety of enjoyable age Our staff is friendly, diverse and appropriate activities. During the summer qualified to give loving care to your child. we offer different and enjoyable activities We are accepting applications. and field trips. We enjoy a classroom For information please call 839-2300. curriculum full of learning experiences. 1650 Sheller Road Sunnyside 839-2300 OCTOBER 18, 2011 WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 Thanks to on-thejob-training, Karen Tade is today marking 25 years as a licensed optician. It all started when she went to work for her mother-inlaw, Alta Tade, at Sunnyside Optical back in the 1980s and served as an optician’s apprentice. Learning on the job apparently suited her well, as Tade sat on the state board exams in 1986 and passed to become a licensed optician. She became a partner in Sunnyside Optical in 1988 and became the sole proprieter five or six years ago when Alta Tade retired. It’s a far cry for how life started in the Lower Valley for Karen Tade. “I grew up in Sunnyside, I was a farmer’s daughter,” she smiled. Tade’s Sunnyside Optical also serves as a satellite for some local eye doctors. She says having doctors practice in her office combined with her retail area for dispensing glasses and contacts makes for a unique workplace. Add to that the fact that eyewear dispensers such as Tade have to also be something of a fashion bug. “You do have to have a sense of fashion because eyewear makers are always changing shapes and sizes,” she says. Tade also extends that sense of variety to the prices of the eyewear she offers. “Here in Sunnyside we’re unique because we have to cater to a wide range of budgets,” she says. “We try to have a selection DAILY SUN NEWS - 7 Karen Tade for everyone.” Owning her own business keeps Tade busy, but she says when there’s time that she and John Fannin/Daily Sun News her husband like to get away to Sunnyside Optical owner Karen Tade (standing) reviews information with employee Wendy Denson. the mountains for a break. While enjoying the indepen- she smiles – Tade also notes there are responsibilities,” she says. tician. dence of being a business owner are challenges. “The business depends on you.” “You’re dealing with people’s – “You feel like you’re in charge,” That’s especially true as an op- vision,” Tade says. “When you’re the owner there - John Fannin can be reached at 837-4500 or at email@example.com Veronica Vidaurri Veronica began working at Paradise three years ago and took over as owner two years ago. She offers a wide variety of purses, accessories, jewelry and will soon be expanding her shoe line. Come see her today for great deals on specialty items. Veronica’s Opticians like Karen Tade of Sunnyside needs to literally have an eye for detail in helping customers with eyewear needs. Back row: Angela Rodriguez, Maria Gutierrez, Keri Rodriguez and Mechelle Briscoe. Front row: Linda Bordwell , Brezzi Campos and Kathy Sharpe. Linda would like to welcome Maria, Mechelle, and Keri in joining our fabulous staff at Hairworks. Come check out our newest services, gel polish manicures, extensions, spray tanning, and facials. Be sure to book your Holiday appointments early! Hairworks 1417 Lincoln Avenue • Sunnyside • 837-2204 John Fannin/Daily Sun News Left to right: Carmen Garcia, Erika Garcia, Rosalba Garcia, Elizabeth Martinez, Griselda Duran, Rosa Garcia & Marina Monay Our “Women in the Workforce” are there ready to serve the Yakima Valley with the finest mexican food for your dining pleasure. 410 Yakima Valley Highway We treat you like family. 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The Bickleton native had been retired for five years after having worked approximately 20 years for hospital districts in Coupeville and Arlington. “My husband and I spent those years in retirement RVing,” said Carter. However, the couple wanted to spend more time with family members who still live in the Lower Yakima Valley. Carter’s parents also still live in their home located between Mabton and Bickleton. “We decided to settle down…we were living in our RV at my parents’ home and I saw an ad in the paper when I was in town (Sunnyside),” Carter said. She said she applied for the finance officer position with the Port of Sunnyside on a whim. She hadn’t even had time to leave town before receiving a phone call from port officials, asking her to return to the Port of Sunnyside office. “I consider this my semi-retirement job,” Carter said, stating she doesn’t feel overwhelmed and enjoys working for the port. It wasn’t long after accepting the position before she and her husband, Jim, purchased a home in Bickleton. “I spent 20 years in public accounting and I guess that is what appealed to the Port of Sunnyside,” said Carter. She said her duties with the two hospital districts included human resources, and office manager, as well as controller. She managed the finances for a 48-bed hospital, a surgical see “Finance officer” page 14 Jennie McGhan/Daily Sun News Port of Sunnyside Finance Officer Carol Carter and Washington State Department of Revenue Auditor Dave Gebauer look over the port’s accounting statements. Canadian finds Sunnyside a ‘Sunny Spot’ for new restaurant When all she’s ever known is work, Sue Hook says her grandchildren are now the light of her life. “I’ve worked my whole life to give my children everything,” she said. “But when my grandchildren were born, it was like nothing else.” Sue Hook and her husband Garry moved to the Lower Valley area 19 years ago. They were previous restaurant owners and thoroughbred horse farmers in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada, and the two were looking for another location to farm. “We fell in love with the valley,” she said. “It’s so breathtaking and beautiful.” Hook says the Yakima Valley is the perfect combination of beautiful weather and appropriate culture for the farming lifestyle. The two planned to open a laundromat in Sunnyside. “But the building was too beautiful,” she said. “So we decided to open a restaurant.” With her business school degree and the couple’s 17 years of restaurant ownership experience in Canada, the two opened Sunny Spot Restaurant. Changes on the menu over the years reflect the couple’s desire to please their customers. They opened Sunny Spot, named after the beautiful and mostly sunny skies, with a simple ‘burger and fries’ menu. It started with a customer’s request to add a breakfast sandwich to the menu. “But customers asked for this, then that,” she said. “So we eventually became a full-service restaurant.” But the oil in the cogs is the spirit of teamwork the Hooks have cultivated with the crew at Sunny Spot. Hook says the crew of nine works well to- Amber Schlenker/Daily Sun News Sunny Spot owner Sue Hook reviews the menu with waitress Isabel Bobadilla. Bobadilla has worked at the Sunny Spot for nearly two years. gether, and helps each other out. “We are a team, we all do a little bit of everything,” she said. “As long as the customers are taken care of; that’s the most important thing.” Sunny Spot’s several awards from the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce and the city are due to the Hooks’ philosophy on business; customer appre- ciation. When the economy took a turn for the worse, Sunny Spot jumped ahead of the curve and readjusted its hours from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday. But by customers’ request, Fridays the restaurant is still open until 8 p.m. see “Sunny Spot” page 15 10 - DAILY SUN NEWS WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 OCTOBER 18, 2011 Laura Gjovaag/Daily Sun News Dorris Kresse, manager of the Sunnyside branch of US Bank, encourages financial education for youth and supports Sunnyside’s Promise as part of the Community Advisory Council. Dorris Kresse, manager of the Sunnyside branch of US Bank, likes writing and would love to try her hand at stand-up comedy. But for now she sticks with occasional announcing gigs at charity events. Kresse grew up in Yakima and went to beauty school. She moved to California for her husband’s schooling, then eventually to Othello. When she needed a job to help out while raising children, she started at US Bank as a parttime teller. Within 10 years she had made manager, despite taking a break to work elsewhere for a couple of years. Her training for being a manager was mostly on-the-job, but she took some US Bank training courses required for management as well. She considers US Bank to be a good corporation to work for; a large enough company for security but without some of the downfalls of other large banks. Kresse says she has a great boss and an excellent staff at the local branch. They’ve worked to make the environment of the branch both worker- and customer-friendly. She plans to stay with the bank until she retires. hasananactive active outKresse has lifelife outside side the bank. She’s involved of theofbank. She’s involved see “Bank manager” next page Del Sol was created over 20 years ago in the Tri-Cities area by Maria Rodriguez. Its roots were in Residential Housekeeping but soon grew into Commercial and State contracts. We now serve Oregon, Washington & Idaho. Serving our community with Grounds Maintenance, Janitorial Service, Private Residential Housekeeping, Floor Care & Window Washing (residential & commercial). 95% of our employees are women and we are proud to be a minority, woman owned company! DEL SOL INC JANITORIAL & GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Priscilla Rodriguez & Maria Rodriguez an amazing mother daughter team Del Sol Inc. LICENSED & BONDED Masters Lic. # 602132697 Support locally owned businesses in our community! Janitorial Services & Grounds Management 509-542-9511 Lisa Front row (L-R): Maria Silva, Kim Siekawitch. Back row: Estella Cardenas, Candi Fonseca, Lisette Chavez, Cindy Zepeda, Jenny Cardenas, Reyna Medrano, Pam Knapp. The Canam ‘Women in the Workforce’ take pride in the fact they are an integral part of the Sunnyside Canam plant’s success. You will find them in all phases of the operation. Whether it is Clerical, Human Resources, Shipping, Fabrication, or Sales, the nine women at Canam help build a better tomorrow by meeting customer’s needs. We all believe in the company’s mission statement: “To be recognized as a leader in the design, fabrication and marketing of building solutions by distinguishing ourselves through the quality of our products and services, our continuous innovation, our exceptional customer service, the expertise and dedication of our people, and our commitment to the environment.” Left to right: Penny, Sue, Lea, Karmen, Connie, Marrisa, Nancy. Veronica Tara Brianda Lisa Not pictured: Courtney, Amanda, Hermelinda, Julie, Yisel, Dani, Tanya, Anna & Robbe. Whether you are enjoying the restaurant, sports bar or casino everyone from the management team to the dealers, servers and wait staff are happy to make your visit fun and enjoyable. They can help you with banquet plans and parties for the holidays at RC’s Casino. RESTAURANT A SUBSIDIARY OF CANAM GROUP 2002 Morgan Rd. • Sunnyside Toll Free: 1-800-359-7308 509-837-7008 CASINO SPORTS BAR 31 A. Ray Rd. Sunnyside 836-7555 Yaya and AnnaLisa. Inset: Sheri. Not pictured: Aundrea & Sue The women at Valley Lanes now have new pizza ovens big enough to feed a group. They can help you plan a party for your family or group in our Big Birthday Party Room.They can cook you up a quick meal while you bowl a few lines, join a league or enjoy our new Family Fun Center Games. We have new extended hours for more family fun! BOWLING & Fun center Eastway Shopping Center • 839-6103 NEW HOURS! Open 3-10 Mon.-Thur. Noon - Midnight Fri.-Sat. Noon - 10 Sunday OCTOBER 18, 2011 WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 continued from page 10 in Hospice, Nuestra Casa, School Business Advisory, her church and the Community Advisory Council. She supports the financial education of youth, and can provide any customer who asks with a booklet covering the basics of finance aimed at teenagers. She can also recommend banking as a career. “Banking is more than just what you see at the branch,” Kresse says, “Jobs include security, computer work, marketing… everything a large corporation has to offer.” Kresse, who had a twin sibling, came from a large family, with seven children. She had two children with her first husband, and now has a happily blended family of six children and four grandchildren. In her spare time she loves to cook and bake. She also used to teach workouts at the athletic club, and she’s an exercise enthusiast. She also enjoys writing. She’s done announcing at charity events, and her humor and delivery style went over well, leading her to hope that someday she can try her hand at being a stand-up comic. But not as a career. “I enjoy my job,” she says. DAILY SUN NEWS - 11 Trade your 30 minute commute to the office for a 30 second walk to the barn…I did! Women across the country are raising alpacas for fun and profit. Prized for their luxurious fiber, alpacas are gentle, intelligent, eco-friendly, perfect for small acreage and thoroughly enjoyable. Jennifer Ely, and husband John, specialize in mentoring new breeders to succeed in the growing U.S. alpaca livestock and fiber markets. With over 40 alpacas on the farm, visitors are welcome daily by appointment. Sandra Muller Owner Jennifer & Rocky, the little rose grey alpaca that completely changed her life. Sage Bluff Alpacas Prosser 786-4507 www.sagebluffalpacas.com Visit Sandra at her salon in Sunnyside for quality haircare at affordable prices! The shop also carries beauty products such as Nexxus and Jafra. Walk-in or make an appointment with Sandra soon and look your best! Emmanuel Beauty Salon 517 E. Grant Ave. • 837-8220 Front row (L-R): Sally, Erica, Sherie, Laura and Eva. Back row: Elva, Maria, Lorena and Faviola. This group of courteous and caring ladies help to keep the day to day operations running smoothly. Their goal is to assure that our patients are comfortable and their appointments enjoyable. Come in today to experience the warmth and sincerity of our wonderful staff. Remember that a bright and healthy smile starts with good dental health. - Laura Gjovaag can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email LGjovaag@DailySunNews.com 2201 E. Edison Ave. Ste. 2 • Phone: 837-3090 • Fax: 837-3414 L-R: Laura Torres, Isabel Roos, Joci Nelson. Celebrating 26 Years of Excellent Client Service Working together working for you. 837-7007 • www.dkbain.com 500 E. Edison Ave. • Sunnyside April Biggs M.D. Katheryn Norris D.O. Susan Bussert PA-C Jeisa Gomez M.D. Anna Madej M.D. Anne Nealen M.D. Terry Stanford M.D. Aiesha Rahim M.D. Sophie Zhao M.D. Dawn Beals NP-C Karen Easton M.D. Ana Garcia M.D. Michelle Mitchell ARNP Christina Rider PA-C Karen Don Owner Your full service floral shop featuring fresh cut flowers, plants, balloons & gift items for all occasions. Weddings • Funerals • Birthdays Anniversaries • Quinceañeras Proms • Graduations • Get Well Congratulatory Events and any other special occasion. Stop by and see our new and expanded showroom! KD’s Country Floral 409 Wine Country Rd. Prosser 9-5:30 Mon-Fri. • 10-3 Sat. (509) 786-0048 Birch Street Medical Center 822-3500 • Grandview Medical Center 882-1855 Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine 837-6911 • Sunnyside Pediatrics 837-7551 Valley Internal Medicine 837-4949 12 - DAILY SUN NEWS It’s not easy for a person to work with one’s own spouse, but Sunnyside Sears Hometown Store co-owner Kim Dirks said balancing home life with work can be done. She and her husband, Eric, met while working at a Safeway store in Vashon Island. When Dirks was 19, the couple married. They soon became business owners and eventually brought to Sunnyside their business savvy. “We opened a Sears Catalog Store in 1984,” said Dirks. She and her husband as new business owners also attended Seattle Central Community College, taking night courses to improve their business ownership skills. “It was a natural fit,” Dirks said of being a business owner. She said she wasn’t certain what career she wanted to pursue, but had taken several business courses while in high school. Dirks was a member of DECA and enjoyed the aspects of business. So, she found her niche once she and her husband began operating the Sears Catalog Store. The couple was also inspired by her father-in-law, who owned several catalog stores of his own at the time. Sears closed its catalog stores and the couple, seeking a new business venture, purchased a seafood restaurant in Sequim. “We worked about 12 hours a day building up the business, which became very successful. After a couple of years, we sold it..it was fun but a lot of work,” said Dirks. That’s when she and her husband found out Sears would be opening several “Hometown Stores” in Washington. “Eric grew up on a wheat farm in Connell…we were told one of the stores would be opened in Sunnyside and he’s familiar with Eastern Washington, so we decided it was an opportunity to move here,” said Dirks. She said it helped that the location would be within driving distance to the Columbia River because the couple enjoyed windsurfing at the time. “We like camping and fishing WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 OCTOBER 18, 2011 Jennie McGhan/Daily Sun News Visits from Sears District Manager John Hanlon help Kim Dirks learn important information about the products being sold by her Sunnyside Sears Hometown Store. now,” Dirks admitted. Dirks enjoys the sales pro- members find a product that fits out my husband because it’s a She said the store’s loca- cess, as well. She said it is their specific needs. total partnership,” she said. see “Balancing act” next page tion was once the Eastway rewarding to help community “I couldn’t do any of it withPharmacy and needed complete remodeling. “We spent three months through that process,” said Dirks, stating the store opened October 1995. It was a new adventure, but she said choosing Sunnyside for the location of the family business was worthwhile. Jacqueline Lyczewski Dirks feels as though she and Level 2 Certified Reflexologist her husband have become an B.R.P. / A.R.P. / C.R. Reflexology is a holistic and complemenintegral part of the community. tary alternative health and healing technique. Toni Haslan, Bookkeeper and Erica Alvarez, Receptionist Customers return to the store Through stimulation of the reflexes and presBell & Bridges CPAs is excited to announce two important additions to their sure points on the feet, Reflexology relieves for appliances, tools and other professional office. pain, enhances overall circulation, balances needs. and encourages the self healing process and Toni Haslan is our newest tax preparer and bookkeeper and is working on her so much more. Associate in Accouting. She has been in the accounting business for two years “I love the people,” said My goal is to help you through the process and with the firm for 10 months. She looks forward to meeting new people and Dirks, stating she has become of restoring your body to it’s natural balance. helping them with their personal or business accounting needs. Taking care of Reflexology needs since familiar with many customers. 2007. New clients are always welcome. Erica Alvarez is fluent in Spanish and English. She is always there to greet One, she said, recently visyou and help you take care of your business needs. She stays busy fielding calls and making appointments for four tax professionals and a local construction ited the store and asked about company. Reflexology and Meridian Therapy her daughter’s well-being. “He Professional Member of WRA and Hands-On Trade Association remembered when I was preg508 Yakima Valley Hwy. • Sunnyside 714 E. Edison Ave., Sunnyside (509) 837-6150 (509) 840-2599 nant with her,” she said. SPTS 841 East Lincoln Avenue • Sunnyside 839-0414 • Se Habla Español We provide a full range of services to assist your recovery. When your doctor suggests therapy, request Sunnyside Physical Therapy for the best in personalized care. We accept most insurance plans and private pay for service. Member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1974. Cynthia The Only Locally Owned And Operated Cisneros, Physical Therapy Clinic From Zillah To LMP. Tri-Cities . Left to right: Blanca Cisneros-Agent, Christina Vidaurri-Agent Benefits of an Independent Agency… Blanca and Christina continue to provide bilingual customer service to the agency’s many clients. They know the market and can compare rates of many of the best companies available to select the insurance that is right for you. Because we are an independent agency, we are not tied to any one particular company. This means we can place you with the best insurance company for your needs. Give us a call or come on in and let us earn your business. Interpretation Services Alicia Sanchez and Irma Gomez. RIC WHITLEY INSURANCE 2650 Yakima Valley Hwy., Suite A • Sunnyside 509-839-4150 • www.ricwhitley.com SUNNYSIDE PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES to right:Mary Melissa, Lanna andMary MaryC. C. Inset: Mary R. Left to right:Left Lindsay, R., Melissa, Now offering warm water aquatic therapy. The only Warm Water Therapy Pool between Yakima and Tri-Cities! OCTOBER 18, 2011 WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 DAILY SUN NEWS - 13 Left to right: Maria Perez, Kathy Eillison and America Mendez. Inset: Dinah Curfman continued from page 12 “Operating a store involves a lot of teamwork…you have to be able to work together and work with people,” said Dirks, stating home life is much the same. She and her husband have learned there must be boundaries in place at home to keep work from overwhelming them. “We spend very little time, if any, discussing the store,” said Dirks. She said there may be a decision needing their attention, but they handle it quickly so they can focus on the family. “At work, we found our individual niche and at home, we found a balance,” said Dirks. She said it is important to spend time with the couple’s daughter. Because they enjoy the outdoors, they take advantage to get out as often as possible. “I have also cut down on the number of hours I work…our daughter won’t be little forever,” said Dirks. That daughter is 14-years-old and Dirks knows the years are slipping by quickly. “I’m fortunate I can enjoy time with her,” said Dirks. Socorro Bazaldua, Owner You can be sure that your child or children are in a safe and educational environment, which is state licensed. We offer quality Preschool and School-Age programs. In addition, we try our best to get the children and families involved in the community. Our goal is for every child in our care to grow and ﬂourish, achieving their potential in a safe, comfortable and educational environment. PANDA BEAR CHILDCARE LLC 320 North 6th Street Sunnyside 509-839-6500 True Value Hardware and Just Ask Rental’s friendly and cheerful staff are committed to the satisfaction of our customers. We are here to help you with all your needs from hardware to rentals. Come in and get the wedding, quincenera, and party items you’ve been looking for with the service you deserve. True Value Hardware & 1722 Morgan Rd., Sunnyside • 837-3737 The staff at Sun Terrace Retirement and Assisted Living Center, keeps things running smoothly. Helping bring a quality lifestyle to residents is the goal of the staff at Sun Terrace. She said being the owner of one’s own business allows flexibility. “It’s nice because I like my customers…they are loyal and I like that we have customers who purchased appliances when we first opened who are returning to us when they are in need of new ones,” said Dirks, stating those same customers are the ones who express their care for her family. “That’s a good thing because you know you did something right the first time.” 907 Ida Belle Street Sunnyside • 839-0579 Back L to R: Valerie Yarnell - Chef Manager, Linda Duim - Activities Director, and Kay Horst Housekeeping. Seated L to R: Cheryl Larrick - Director of Public Relations, Julie Cervantes - Administrative Assistant and Ellen Kastl - Office Manager. - Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email JMcGhan@DailySunNews.com Front row (L-R): Mary Pine PA-C, Irma Clark PA-C, Hilda Romo, Elizabeth Gonzalez, Maggie Pina. Middle row (L-R) Yesenia Rodriguez, Diana Reveles, Esmeralda Esqueda, Soledad Ruiz, Melissa Martinez, Lori Swanberg, Laura Saldana, and Mikal Gadley. Back row (L-R) Liisa Pangle, Pat Halma, Michele Rangel, Donna Raymond, Bellica Arteaga, Dolores Gomez. not pictured: Prisilla Gonzalez Caring For The Whole Family Mid Valley Community Clinic offers a full range of Family Practice Services including OB, pediatrics, women’s health and geriatrics. Our professional bilingual staff is ready and able to assist you with your healthcare needs. The staff of compassionate, caring professionals includes three physicians and four certified physician assistants, who will be happy to assist you achieve your “Best Health”. Conveniently located in Sunnyside, across from the Sunnyside Community Hospital, our dedicated staff looks forward to continuing our Family Practice services and growing with the community. We welcome new patients. We accept most insurances, Healthy Options Plans and Washington State ProviderOne. Stop in or call today and let our family of professionals get started “Caring For Your Whole Family!” Three physicians and four certified physician assistants to serve you and your family. New Patients Always Welcome Se Habla Espanol Near Sunnyside Community Hospital 14 - DAILY SUN NEWS WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 OCTOBER 18, 2011 continued from page 9 center and nine medical clinics. The hospital district had a $50 million budget. “This job looked interesting and I wanted to stay busy after settling down,” said Carter, stating serving as the finance officer for the Port of Sunnyside gives her an opportunity to get out of her home. “I believe things happen for a reason and the position has been a good fit for me,” she said. Carter said the staff of 16 employees is easy to work with. “I work with great people and feel I am contributing my skills and experience.” The experience of returning to the area was also a coming home for the Carters, who both attended Bickleton schools. Carter said her job keeps her busy and she particularly enjoys it because she continues to do what she loves. “I love making things balance and feel accounting involves puzzle-solving, as well as details,” she said. Carter tracks a $5 million budget and accounts for all expenses of the port. She said she is held accountable by the public, as well as the state auditor’s office and several other regulatory entities. “Accounting is pretty straightforward, though. The puzzle pieces are the revenues and expenditures…expenses can’t exceed the revenues,” Carter said. Her biggest challenge was understanding what the port’s purpose is and how it can better serve the community. “After five years on the road, it took some time to settle in. Now, I feel adapted to my environment,” said Carter, stating she and her husband still have plenty of travel opportunities. “We have a sense of balance between our personal life and my professional life,” said Carter. - Jennie McGhan can be contacted at 509-837-4500, or email JMcGhan@DailySunNews.com Maria Sanchez-Edwards and Shellie Speck Come in for your all your beauty needs! Full Service Hair Salon, Mens and womens cuts, Manicures, Pedicures, Shelac & Acrylic Nails, Waxing. Gift Certificates, Purses, Candles, and Jewelry. Shellie’s Hair Design and Gifts 1504 Saul Rd. Sunnyside • 837-2553 Carol Carter Bonnie Houser We have a beautiful solution to keep the warmth in and the cold out with a custom creation drape or shade. Custom colors create a beautiful focal point. Call Bonnie at 882-4092 for an appointment. Digital Mammography Putting More Care in Women’s Healthcare City Country Interiors 509-882-4092 cell: 509-305-7578 October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and our Breast Imaging Center is encouraging all women, age 40 and above, to get their annual Mammogram. Digital mammography means quicker, more accurate diagnosis of potential breast cancer. Our Digital mammography unit is the only one in all of Yakima County. So if you want the latest and best diagnostic options available for annual mammogram....the choice is clear. Call us for more information, or to schedule an appointment at 837-1760. 600 S. 6th Street • Sunnyside P.O. Box 878 • 837-4500 www.dailysunnews.com The staff at the Daily Sun News includes many multi-talented women! They are active in their communities, schools and churches, and involved with their families. They are a part of many tasks and responsibilities from the front office, to the content, layout, printing, mailing and delivery of your paper each day. Stop by to place your classified, birthday or business ad. We’re here Monday through Friday to help you with subscriptions or story ideas. 10th & Tacoma Street, Sunnyside • www.sunnysidehospital.com OCTOBER 18, 2011 WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 DAILY SUN NEWS - 15 continued from page 9 “What (the customers) want, we do,” Hook said. Hook added that when the economy turns around yet again, they plan to stay ahead of the curve and re-open to later hours. Hook says Sunny Spot customers are loyal and friendly. She says some customers are so loyal they have been eating at Sunny Spot since its opening. “(Our customers) have become like family to us,” she said. But the real light of her life are her Amber Schlenker/Daily Sun News two grandchildren, Mason, 8, and Sue Hook and her husband Garry have owned Sunny Spot Restaurant, located at Payton, 5. “I love being a 2010 Yakima Valley Hwy. #46, for nearly 19 grandmother,” she years. said. “When you work all your life, they just she plans to be around for quite make everything worthwhile.” some time. “I’m going to live to be 100 Hook said her grandchildren motivate her to stay healthy and years old,” she said. - Amber Schlenker can be contacted positive. “If I had one wish, it would be at 509-837-4500, or email to have more time with them,” ASchlenker@DailySunNews.com she said. Sue Hook works seven daysa-week and says she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love what I do,” she said. As for the future, Hook says "I am committed to our community and know a bright future depends on successful schools." Marti Villanueva with daughter Lindsey Candanoza Marti and Lindsey make a great team when it comes to flowers and gifts. Marti has been in the business for 18 years with Lindsey growing up immersed in it. They offer a One-Stop Shop for your flower and unique gift giving needs. Call or stop in today! Marti’s flower carte www.martisﬂowercarte.com 440 Barnard Blvd., Suite 3 • Sunnyside (509) 837-6655 Sandra Linde Sunnyside School Board I have been actively involved in our schools through many committees and activities over the past 20 years. I am approachable, and will listen to the concerns of parents, teachers, staff and students. Linde for School Board, PO Box 1043, Sunnyside, WA 98944 PH: 830-6073 Left to right: Deanna French, Prosser Office Mgr. and Vicky Gonzalez, Business Mgt. Asst. Campbell’s Mini-Storage 837-2625 L-R: Shelbie, Eren and Amy. Amy and her friendly, courteous staff at Hair Max have been serving the community for over 11 years. Call for an appointment or stop in today to meet our caring stylists. Make sure to look in the paper so you can take advantage of the weekly specials we are running. We look forward to serving you soon. 837-7500 Open 7 days a week in the Mid Valley Mall near JCPenney Patricia Russell Owner • Large selection of handmade recipes. • Fudge, Caramel and Truffles • Great Selection of Sugar Free Items! • Caramel Apples & Homemade Ice Cream from Ellensburg. Milk shakes in any ice cream flavor we have. • Italian Sodas and so much more! • Custom Gift baskets and trays for any occasion! • Special orders welcomed! • Variety of Holiday Gift Items. Patricia’s Chocolate Emporium 907-A Vintage Parkway, Zillah (509) 829-6124 Left to right: Kathy Lathen, Vernita Coffey, Sandra Aparicio, Carol Carter, Sharon Ford and Amber Hansen. The Port of Sunnyside is dedicated to economic development and industrial growth within the Port boundaries. The Port is particularly proud of the environmentally friendly Industrial Waste Water Treatment Facility we own and operate. This system allows industries the opportunity to locate in Sunnyside which helps the community prosper and grow. Tours of the facility are available upon request. If interested in a tour, please call Amber Hansen at 509-839-7678. Industrial Waste Water Treatment Facility 520 S. 7th St. • Sunnyside • 839-7678 Professional, reliable and friendly are just a few of the words that describe the Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association’s Sunnyside staff. They are uniquely qualified to serve you, the customer. And Yakima Federal’s solid reputation in the Valley is something they’re proud of. If you need checking, savings accounts, certificates of deposit, or home and auto loans stop in today. We pride ourselves on community involvement and urge you to join us in recognizing October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 801 E. Edison Ave., Sunnyside 837-4555 Front row, (L-R): Samanta Sarmiento, Debbie Hazzard-mgr. and Angela Clark. Back row: Maria Aguilar, Angie Godinez, Cheri Newman and Jessica Vasquez. Inset photos: Rose Mary Castro and Karen Shrewsberry. Left to right: Katy Moore, Owner; Tamara Redinger, Exec. Asst.; Jamie Ziegler, Office Mgr.; Inez Meija, Service Asst. and Tracy Morrow, Title Clerk. Katy Moore, owner of Speck Motors in Sunnyside, Hall Chevrolet in Prosser, and Speck Hyundai of Tri-Cities knows the importance of efficient, dedicated, and dependable employees. That’s why she values the “Women in her Workforce” who keep the wheels of the business greased and rolling each 1002 N. 28th, Pasco, WA • 509.542.0234 www.speckhyundai.com Barb Wells, Owner and Daisy Family owned and operated for more than 30 years, Campbell’s Mini-Storage was built on a tradition of clean, safe and affordable storage. Martin and Margie Campbell built the business over 30 years. With six locations to serve you, storage is fenced, lighted and each unit is individually alarmed. We invite you to check out our newest units at 525 Scoon Rd. (formerly Wiersma’s), in Sunnyside. Sizes of units range from 5’x10’ to 12’x30’ and includes inside storage. and every day at Speck Motors, Hall Chevrolet, and Speck Hyundai After all, the three dealerships have more than 150 years in combined automotive history in Eastern Washington. That says a lot about the people who work there and products they sell and support. 314 6th Street, Prosser, WA • 509.786.2666 www.hallchevybuick.com 61 E. Allen Rd., Sunnyside, WA • 509.837.5501 www.cspeckmotors.com REPRESENTING CHEVROLET, BUICK, NISSAN AND HYUNDAI FROM THE YAKIMA VALLEY TO THE TRI-CITIES Left to right: Mary Maldonado & Angelica Copado-Trujillo, Office Staff; Brenda Flores, Rehab Aide and Ingrid Mortensen, LMP Massage Therapist. 716 E. Edison Ave. Sunnyside, WA 509-837-4455 Fax: 509-837-6299 Victor Withers, O.T.R./L., Hand Therapist and Michael Hollenberg, M.S.P.T., Cert. MDT at Complete Therapy rely heavily on the expertise of their Women in the Workforce. Mary and Angelica make sure the schedules are kept up-to-date while Brenda and Ingrid do their part in making sure you have “Professional Health Care for your Complete Recovery.” 16 - DAILY SUN NEWS WOMEN IN BUSINESS 2011 OCTOBER 18, 2011