Relocation Guide 2023

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2023 Relocation Guide

The Wenatchee Valley

The Wenatchee Valley enjoys an abundance of recreational opportunities surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cascade Mountains, the Columbia River and more than our fair share of sunshine. The area is thriving, evident by a steady increase in population, and a strong, diverse economy. The area’s natural beauty and abundance of recreational opportunities lead the reasons people come to visit and to live here. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the Apple Capital Recreation Loop Trail, a paved 26-mile pedestrian and bicycle path that meanders along the banks of the Columbia River, crossing at two points, connecting the cities of East Wenatchee and Wenatchee. Hikers, mountain bikers, runners, snowmobilers and equestrians enjoy the vast array of trails, which cover more than 2,600 acres. In addition, Mission Ridge Ski Area, 12 miles from downtown Wenatchee, offers a 2,250-foot vertical drop with 2,000 acres of trails, chutes, screamers and bowls, as well as breathtaking views.

With an urban area consisting of 80,000 people, the region offers the perfect balance of larger-city amenities with the relaxed and friendly environment of a smaller town. Powered by clean renewable hydropower, the area enjoys low-cost electricity and irrigation that supports the prolific orchards, vineyards and farms.

Along the growing waterfront you will find Pybus Public Market: a community gathering place with a riverfront event facility and the permanent home of the local farmers market. Its amenities include weekly live entertainment and events, an excellent selection of artisan products, gourmet specialty shops, restaurants, local wines, hand-crafted beers, and bike rentals. Next to the waterfront sits historic downtown Wenatchee with its nationally recognized main street, Wenatchee Avenue. Home to numerous small businesses and services, you will find unique shopping stops, accompanied by authentic ethnic dining experiences, spas, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, running and cycling stores, ski and snowboard shops, all connected back to the waterfront by a pedestrian bridge.

The Wenatchee Valley Mall, in East Wenatchee, gives our area’s residents and visitors a more urban retail experience with more than 40 stores, including Sportsman’s Warehouse, Olive Garden, Macy’s, Ross, Victoria’s Secret, Bed Bath & Beyond, and many more. East Wenatchee also has a Costco, while the Valley North Center in Wenatchee offers a central location for large retailers such as Target, JC Penney’s, Ulta, Old Navy and more.

The region treasures its performing and visual arts, which add to our rich cultural diversity and history. The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center shares our stories with exhibits like the Ice Age Mystery, our Native People of the Columbia Plateau, the Great Northern Railway Connection, a full-scale apple industry exhibit, as well as a Miss Veedol exhibit that showcases the first non-stop Trans-Pacific flight from Misawa, Japan to East Wenatchee in 1931. The combination of rotating exhibits, First Friday Art Walks, and children’s maker space activities make the museum fun and informational. The Town Toyota Center, home of Wenatchee Wild Hockey team of the BCHL, hosts world-class entertainment, year-round ice skating and an array of activities ranging from bull riding shows to quilt shows. The Numerica Performing Arts Center is our finest playhouse featuring live performances of Broadway Shows, the Wenatchee Valley Symphony, Stage Kids, and more.

The Valley is a growing hub serving more than 250,000 people around North Central Washington. The Valley’s economy remains connected to the Seattle Metro area, which sits a two-and-a-halfhour drive, or a short 20-minute flight, away past the beautiful Cascade Range. Spokane and the Tri-Cities are also a two-and-ahalf-hour drive away, putting almost all of Washington State within a morning’s trip.

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Travel & Directions

Directions and Locations

Located near the center of Washington State, Wenatchee is a short trip from nearly anywhere in the Northwest. The stunning Cascade Range to the west, the fertile Columbia Plateau to the east, and the mighty Columbia River in the middle create a unique mix of climate, geography and opportunity.

Driving

From the North: Travel south on Highway 97 or 97A until you arrive in Wenatchee.

From the South:

Travel north on I-82 to Ellensburg, then follow Highway 97 to Wenatchee; or go through Vantage on I-90 and connect to SR 281 exit 149, then 28 at Quincy, and continue west to Wenatchee.

From the East:

Travel west on Highways 2 or 28 to Wenatchee; or take I-90 west to SR 281 exit 149, connect to Highway 28 at Quincy, then continue westward to Wenatchee.

From the West:

Travel east on Highway 2 until you arrive in Wenatchee; or take I-90 to Cle Elum, then exit onto Highway 97 to Wenatchee.

Traveling by Bus or Rail

Once you are in Wenatchee, you can take advantage of a convenient public transportation system called Link Transit, with service to Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, Leavenworth, Chelan, and Waterville.

LinkTransit.com | Amtrak.com

Northwestern Trailways provides daily service between Spokane and Wenatchee, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Omak and Ellensburg.

NorthwesternTrailways.com

Wenatchee Valley Shuttle Charters offers transportation to and from Wenatchee to SeaTac. A reservation is required by calling 509.293.5773 Monday-Friday 8a.m.-5p.m.

WenatcheeValleyShuttle.com

Traveling by Air

Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) is located in East Wenatchee, with daily flights to and from Seattle via Alaska Airlines’ Horizon Air. Pangborn Airport also offers freight services, charter air services, overnight parking and rental car kiosks. Flying into the valley is EASY.

FlyWenatchee.com

The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel offers free shuttle service to and from the airport. CoastHotels.com

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Statistics

Understanding a community often begins with understanding its essential key components – including demographics, geography, history, values and customs. A local source for reliable data collected from Chelan and Douglas Counties is the Chelan Douglas Trends website. This site carries 130 statistical measures covering Chelan County, Douglas County, East Wenatchee, Wenatchee, Cashmere, Chelan, and Leavenworth in nine categories: People, Culture & Leisure, Economic Vitality, Education, Environment, Health, Housing, Public Safety, and Transportation. In addition, Chelan Douglas Trends has launched a blog and newsletter that highlights the most up to date information as it becomes available. ChelanDouglasTrends.com

Average Temperatures (°F)

Additional resources for local data include:

• The City of East Wenatchee

• The City of Wenatchee

• The Port of Chelan County

• The Port of Douglas County

• North Central Washington Economic Development District

VisitWenatchee.org | Wenatchee.org | 509.662.2116 Population Wenatchee 35,650 East Wenatchee 14,180 Chelan County 80,650 Douglas County 44,000 Bridgeport 2,135 Cashmere 3,280 Chelan 4,390 Entiat 1,355 Leavenworth 2,515 Mansfield 330 Rock Island 1,425 Waterville 1,140
Climate Annual Precipitation 9.17" Average Snowfall 24.4" Elevation (city) 780' Elev. (Mission Ridge base) 4,750' Elev. (Mission Ridge summit) 6,820'
High Low January 35° 24° February 44° 28° March 55° 34° April 64° 41° May 73° 49° June 81° 56° July 89° 61° August 88° 60° September 87° 51° October 64° 41° November 47° 32° December 36° 26° Housing Median Household Income $65,006 Median House Resale $534,452 Cost of Living Index* 103.1
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Unique Assets

Apple Capital Loop Trail

“The Loop” is Wenatchee’s most accessible recreational trail. Along the western bank of Wenatchee’s riverfront, the paved trail follows a series of manicured riverside parks along the Columbia River. Next, the trail crosses the Odabashian Bridge (Highway 97) on the north side of town. Then it follows the waterfront of East Wenatchee, left unaltered as an arid desert landscape, before recrossing the Columbia on the Pedestrian Bridge (the first bridge spanning the Columbia, built back in 1908) and returning to the starting point. A few paved extensions on the east side of the pedestrian bridge allow for an additional 2.2 miles, following the Columbia River to Kirby Billingsly Hydro Park. Another paved spur leads from the east side of the Loop Trail at the Odabashian Bridge for 5.5 miles through orchards along the Columbia to Lincoln Rock State Park and back. This is a popular trail for strollers, walkers, and runners of all stripes—serious fitness fanatics, parents, children, families, senior citizens, bicyclists, joggers, in-line skaters, dog walkers and more. ChelanPUD.org

Miss Veedol

Miss Veedol was the first airplane to fly nonstop across the Pacific Ocean. On October 5, 1931, Clyde Pangborn and copilot Hugh Herndon crash-landed the plane in the hills in East Wenatchee, completing the historic flight. The 41-hour flight from Sabishiro Beach, Misawa, Japan won them the 1931 Harmon Trophy, symbolizing the greatest achievement in flight for that year.

A local group founded the Spirit of Wenatchee, a non-profit organization of EAA Chapter 424 pilots. They have built an accurate replica of Miss Veedol. A permanent exhibit resides at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center, and tours of Miss Veedol are available through the museum as well. MissVeedol.com | WenatcheeValleyMuseum.org

Ohme Gardens

Nearly a mile of natural stone pathways traverses the hillside gardens, ushering you past breathtaking panoramic views, towering cedars and firs, lush foliage, mesmerizing waterfalls and tranquil pools. For more than 90 years its vegetation changes as spring welcomes summer and summer embraces autumn. Purchase plants for your own garden or as a gift. This is a popular and picturesque choice for an outdoor wedding, summer concerts, art classes or yoga in the garden.

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Cascade Loop Scenic Highway

Called “One of America’s grandest, most spectacular drives,” by National Geographic Traveler, this 400-mile self-guided driving tour leads you through the heart of Washington—from the waters of Puget Sound, across the Cascade Mountains, and into the high desert climate of the Columbia River Valley. CascadeLoop.com

Rocky Reach Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a whole new way to experience the Columbia River. Designed to inspire and challenge students of all ages. Learn about Centrifugal and Centripetal Energy, Open and Closed Circuits, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Center of Gravity, PSI and Hydrostatic Pressure, External and Internal Fish Anatomy, Columbia River History, Magnetic Energy and more! Chelan County PUD’s all-new Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for free, hands-on exhibits and edu-tainment. Fun for all ages! ChelanPUD.org

Ice Age Flood Trail

A vast, barren landscape carved thousands of years ago by gigantic floods, the Ice Age Flood Trail is a perplexing scientific puzzle still being solved. Long ago thundering torrents of water, ice, rocks and soil roared across the Northwest, carving new canyons, creating monstrous waterfalls, and instantly transforming the face of the land. IAFI.org

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Arts & Culture

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center

The Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center seeks to inspire dynamic connections to the unique heritage and history of North Central Washington. Creative programs, exhibits and publications reveal the stories of the people who have built our community. Take a step back in time at the museum. Learn about the earth-shattering power of the Great Missoula Flood, and how cataclysmic forces carved and shaped our region. Discover the famed Clovis Points and learn about the indigenous stonemasons who created these (then) state-of-the-art spear points which tribes across North America coveted. Learn about the first Western explorers to paddle these shores, and the settlers who homesteaded here. Consider the wild landscape that coast-to-coast railroads, an agricultural revolution, and the building of the dams, transformed into one of the top fruit producing regions in the world.

Expand your mind, explore your imagination, and get in touch with the roots of our region at the museum!

The museum is open Tuesday-Saturday 10a.m.-4p.m., Sunday noon-4p.m., and is located at 127 South Mission Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.888.6240 | WenatcheeValleyMuseum.org

Numerica Performing Arts Center

Located in the heart of downtown Wenatchee at the Stanley Civic Center, the Numerica Performing Arts Center offers something for everyone in an intimate 550-seat venue. The Numerica PAC brings quality productions to our own backyard with international events, national touring productions, and cutting-edge performances year-round. As a non-profit organization, the Numerica PAC also relies on business support to provide our community with exceptional arts programming and services: Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra, Apollo Club, Wenatchee Valley Appleaires, Music Theatre of Wenatchee, and Stage Kids are just a few of the local community groups who utilize this precious little theatre. Discover one of North Central Washington’s treasures and experience life live at the Numerica Performing Arts Center!

123 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee 509.663.2787 | NumericaPAC.org

Art on the Avenues

The Art on the Avenues project provides public art and education programs through sculpture exhibits and sales. The website provides information that includes a map of the location, artist and information of each sculpture, those that are for sale as well as the educational component “Beauty of Bronze”. Printed maps are also available at the Wenatchee Valley Visitors Center located at 137 N Wenatchee Avenue in Wenatchee. For all this information and more, visit: WenatcheeWA.gov/services/parks-recreation-and-culturalservices/public-art-collection

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Mariachi Huenachi

Mariachi Huenachi is the advanced mariachi class at Wenatchee High School, part of the Golden Apple award-winning Wenatchee School District’s Mariachi Music Program that has made national headlines, being featured on FOX, ABC Networks, and on the CBS Evening News. It is no wonder Mariachi Huenachi has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi program in the State of Washington. The group performs annually at dozens of festivals, government, and community events in and out of Washington State. Past performances include Seahawks, Mariners, Chivas de Guadalajara games, Washington State University, University of Idaho, Folklife Festival, EMP, Latino Legislature Day, and important bill signings at the State Capitol. Bringing to life Mariachi music, one of the great folk traditions of Mexico, Wenatchee High School’s award-winning mariachi program is made up of more than 300 students (ages 9-18) participating in music and dance groups that include Mariachi Huenachi, Mariachi Azteca, Mariachi Azul and Folklorico Corazon de Mexico. This is all possible because of the tireless efforts of Director Eduardo Cortes. Listen to the music and learn about the fastest growing mariachi program outside of Mexico. ¡Viva el Mariachi!

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Stage Kids

Stage Kids WA (SKWA) musical theater classes include drama, music, and choreography. Learn from experienced teachers and performers while having FUN!

Their musical theater classes are focused on skill development, not performance. They are not just for performers, but for any child who wants to explore performing arts. Your child will learn how to express him- or herself, gaining poise and selfconfidence. They encourage creativity and imagination!

Each session (Fall and Spring) SKWA offers theater arts classes to children and youth grades Kinder-8. Classes are 30, 60, 75, or 90 minute after-school session over the course of 4-10 weeks. During the final week of classes, students will display a portion of what they’ve learned by participating in a “Class Act” for their families. StageKidsWA.org

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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Located just outside Leavenworth, Washington, the ICCA campus is steeped in natural beauty and creative energy. This unique nonprofit organization offers an opportunity for performers, students, and audience alike to experience world-class artistic performances, retreat opportunities, and educational programs, in a magnificent yet intimate setting. Programming includes year-round music, theater, classical music, lecture, opera, film, and educational opportunities, as well as an International Chamber Music Festival and Institute, an Annual Piano Festival, a Youth Symphony and Summer Symphony, as well as private lessons. Icicle.org

Mission Creek Players

The Mission Creek Players (MCP) exists to allow directors, actors and technical artists the opportunity to explore their art with traditional, classical and experimental theatre. Anyone can propose to direct or produce a play. We encourage artists to get involved in current productions or join us for a Members Meeting to get to know how the group works. We are all passionate about theater arts!

Music Theatre of Wenatchee

Music Theatre of Wenatchee has had a tradition of excellent community theater in the greater Wenatchee area since 1961. It is a nonprofit enterprise governed by a volunteer Board of Trustees. Their goal is to provide quality entertainment, and the chance for community members to share talents, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the excitement that live theater offers.

MTW brings a full season of entertainment to the Wenatchee area, including hit comedies, melodramas, and thrillers. MTOW.org

Short Shakespeareans of Wenatchee

Short Shakes has become an integral part of North Central Washington’s cultural tapestry. The troupe has flourished for over 40 years because of the great cooperation between Music Theatre of Wenatchee, the community, the parents, and the eager-to-learn children who choose to spend part of their summer enjoying the exciting drama of the Bard. A multitude of talented folks contribute to this exciting experience. The children enjoy the educational challenge and the thrill of performing.

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Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Eastmont Metropolitan Parks & Recreation provides recreational activities, facilities, and experiences, which allow individuals the opportunity to improve the quality of their lives, while enhancing and preserving the natural resources of the area.

Eastmont Metropolitan Parks & Recreation manages 44 acres of parks and seven miles of scenic Columbia River waterfront asphalt trail (The Apple Capital Loop Trail) in East Wenatchee, WA. Eastmont Community Park houses baseball, soccer, and football fields; horseshoe pits, lighted basketball, tennis and pickle ball courts; playgrounds, walking and biking trails, a radio control car racetrack, and an indoor swimming pool. EastmontParks.com

Wenatchee Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services creates community through its people, parks and programs. WenatcheeWA.gov/services/parks-recreation-and-culturalservices/recreation-and-arts-programs

Art Galleries and “Art to View”

There are many local galleries that display art for purchase in the valley. With membership-based galleries such as Two Rivers Art Gallery, and multiple venues downtown—including coffee shops, restaurants, and workspaces—art can be viewed around every corner. In addition, a wide range of art comes to the campus of Wenatchee Valley College through the MAC Gallery, the new Music and Arts Center. The Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center features artists from the area and beyond in their calendar of art exhibits. VisitWenatchee.org

Wenatchee’s First Fridays

Take a self-guided tour of Wenatchee’s arts and walkable fun activities the First Friday of every month. Every month there’s something new and different to experience. You’ll find exhibitions, installations and performance art, experiences, and activities, in and around the historic district of downtown Wenatchee. Art happens in galleries and alleys, the museum, parks, coffee houses and niche boutiques, churches, and public markets.

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Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and state laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses: To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu. To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Wenatchi Hall 2131, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.

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Education

Wenatchee Valley residents recognize the direct impact of quality education for students and the health of the community, and local educational institutions are among the finest in Washington State. The results of heightened educational standards are demonstrated in improved student assessment scores, increased application numbers to post-secondary education institutions, and increasing student recognition at state competitions. Student learning is accomplished through community priorities that value quality educational systems provided by dedicated, caring staff working in partnership with students, parents, and the community.

Eastmont School District

Located in East Wenatchee, the Eastmont School District features five elementary and four secondary schools that serve just over 6,200 students. Eastmont High School boasts an on-time graduation rate of 91.5 (2020-2021) and nearly 70 percent of the district teachers hold a master’s degree.

A wide variety of programs are offered within the district including CTE/Vocational, extracurricular, music, fine art, STEM, second language, alternative learning, remedial, online AP, college in the classroom, gifted and talented, and others. Eastmont206.org

Wenatchee School District

Centered in Wenatchee, the Wenatchee School District is committed to personalized learning and preparing students with the knowledge and skills for the 21st century.

With seven elementary and three middle schools, an alternative high school, 4A high school and technical skills center serving above 7,315 students, the district emphasizes high expectations and academic achievement, partnerships with the community and parents, respect for different cultural backgrounds – all to support the success of all students. Wenatchee High School boasted an on-time graduation rate of 92% in 2019. WenatcheeSchools.org

Wenatchee Valley College

Wenatchee Valley College is a comprehensive community college serving North Central Washington students seeking a two-year liberal arts and science degree for transfer, specific job skills in a variety of technical and professional areas, improvement in basic skills in reading, mathematics, writing, and English as a second language, as well as enhanced professional or personal development through deep continuing education offerings. In addition to serving a diverse student population across two campuses—located in Wenatchee and Omak—complimented

with a robust offering of online classes, WVC welcomes regional high school students through the statewide Running Start program. Wenatchee Valley College is a respected and responsive community partner, poised to work with industry to meet workforce needs. WVC.edu

North Central Educational Service District

The North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state-approved private schools in Washington. The NCESD serves students in 29 districts throughout Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, and Grant counties. Headquartered in Wenatchee and led by a Board of Directors, district staff can be seen in schools throughout the service area, training and supporting teaching and administrative staff. Services range from STEM education training, staff hiring support, and safety training, to report facilitation, fiscal services, and professional development offerings. The NCESD provides leadership and quality service in advocating for innovative educational programs. NCESD.org

Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center

The Wenatchee Valley Technical Skills Center is an offering of the Wenatchee School District located at an off-campus training site in Wenatchee. The Tech Center provides an opportunity for students ages 16 to 20 and/or those in grades 11 and 12 to receive highly technical job training. This presents an opportunity for students to get a jump start on a post-secondary education, apprenticeships, technical and two- / four-year colleges or universities, and provides preparation for immediate entry-level employment.

Staffed by outstanding instructors from industry with many years of experience in their fields, the Tech Center works with Wenatchee Valley College to provide advanced placement and credits for high school students.

WenatcheeSchools.org/wvtsc

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Central Washington University

Central Washington University’s commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, matched with individual attention, takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Each year CWU graduates thousands of well-educated students who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce. Located on the Wenatchee Valley College campus, Central Washington University’s satellite facility offers upper-division and graduate level courses and programs to students of North Central Washington. Through interactive distance learning, students can enjoy high-quality courses and programs at times and locations that fit their busy lifestyles. Bachelor’s degree programs are also offered to students on the Wenatchee Valley College satellite campus. CWU.edu/wenatchee

Charter College

Charter College is a private, independent institution of higher education that emphasizes a new direction for education. Charter College is not a liberal arts college or university. Instead, Charter College takes the best elements from each of these respected educational institutions to create a unique and innovative experience that meets our students’ needs. Charter College offers an education focused on growing career fields where trained professionals are in demand. Their programs are designed to get you out of the classroom and into the workplace faster, armed with the skills needed to be successful. Their career-based education includes programs in healthcare, information technology, business, and skilled trades.

CharterCollege.edu/locations/washington/wenatchee-wa

WSU Tree Fruit Research & Extension Center

The Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center is the Washington State University facility dedicated to the tree fruit sciences. Located in Wenatchee, the primary fruit-producing region of the world, the Center features a cooperative, multidisciplinary approach to tree fruit production in the 21st century. Research programs at the Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center emphasize primarily apples, pears, and sweet cherries, although some research is conducted on apricots, peaches, and plums. Research is also conducted in orchards of cooperating growers throughout the major fruit production areas of Washington. Production and post-harvest research by USDA scientists is also conducted in grower orchards, and in cooperation with fruit packing houses.

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Pinnacles Prep

Pinnacles Prep is a tuition-free public charter school in the Wenatchee Valley. Their personalized approach allows students to contextualize their learning through hands-on projects using their community as their classroom. They focus on making learning relevant, enabling students to critically think, build relationships, and navigate systems to make positive contributions to the world. Upon graduation, Pinnacles Prep students will be college, career, and community ready. They will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets needed to become leaders in the Valley and beyond. They are serving grades 6 & 7 & 8 for the 2022- 2023 school year, each subsequent year they will add a grade as their scholar’s matriculate through. They will serve grades 6 – 12 by the year 2026. Pinnaclesprep.org

Joyful Scholars Montessori

Joyful Scholars provides a holistic year-round preschool - 12th grade education in the Montessori tradition, empowering students to use sound judgment, evaluate and understand the world around them, and be well-informed, contributing citizens.

Their areas of emphasis include Spanish-language acquisition, high-level literacy and language development, natural studies and mathematics, global awareness and environmental appreciation, civic engagement, social responsibility, and peace education. They also offer music and art instruction, as well as a focus on physical education and healthy living. JoyfulScholars.org

River Academy

The River Academy was founded in 1998 with 12 students and the purpose to partner with parents in educating their children to become the next generation of Christian leaders equipped to shape culture through faithful, wise and joyful Christian living. The River Academy provides a solid Christian worldview education steeped in the classical tradition (also known as the Liberal Arts tradition). This foundation, coupled with an intentionally joy-filled and relational environment, creates a recipe for a truly unique educational opportunity for families living in our beautiful valley. In 2022-23 school year, the enrollment was 300 students ranging from Preschool – Grade 12. TheRiverAcademy.org

Cascade Christian Academy

Cascade Christian Academy (CCA) is a K-12 Seventh-day Adventist day school. They value the beliefs of the church, family tradition, and commitment to community. The CCA educational experience includes rigorous academics, co-curricular offerings, student-led chapel, successful athletics, and a school-wide music program. CCAWenatchee.org

St. Joseph Catholic School

St. Joseph Catholic School is a Preschool – 5th grade Elementary School. St. Joseph Catholic School opened in 1955, after several years of planning, fundraising, and work by members of the St. Joseph Parish. The mission of Saint Joseph Catholic School is to use the knowledge of God’s love to educate the whole child by instilling strong moral values, respecting and serving our diverse community, and achieving academic excellence for future success. SaintJosephCatholicSchool.org

St. Paul’s Lutheran School & Childcare Center

St. Paul’s Lutheran School has been offering quality Christian education as a private school in the Wenatchee area since 1978. Our staff is dedicated to providing every child with the best educational opportunities possible. We know your child’s experience in school will influence his/her lifelong educational growth and attitudes. That is why we are concerned for the total education of your child - spiritual, emotional, social, physical and intellectual. StPaulsLutheranSchool.com

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Transportation

Air Travel

Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT) is a commercial and general aviation airport located just outside the city of East Wenatchee and serves all of North Central Washington. Alaska Airlines’ Horizon Air provides daily flights from Pangborn to Seattle on the Embraer 175 jets. Pangborn is also the base for more than 115 corporate and private aircraft, and offers additional services that include air freight, charter service, aircraft maintenance, aviation fueling, and flight instruction. While Pangborn Airport is jointly owned by the Ports of Chelan and Douglas Counties, aviation operations are managed by the Port of Chelan County, and efforts are currently underway to explore the opportunity to attract a second commercial carrier.

The airport is named in honor of the first Trans-Pacific nonstop flight by Clyde Pangborn and Hugh Herndon in October of 1931.

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Public Transportation

Link Transit is now zero-fare and operates 17 fixed routes with approximately 50 accessible vehicles, serving communities throughout Chelan and Douglas Counties. Paratransit service is provided to ADAeligible individuals.

Link routes serve most schools, including Wenatchee Valley College, major medical facilities, shopping centers, and major employment centers. SkiLink service is offered during weekends and holidays to Mission Ridge Ski Area from December until April. All fixed route buses are equipped with bicycle racks year-round. Service is provided seven days a week on some routes.

LinkTransit.com

Rail, Bus and Shuttle Services

Amtrak service is available with one passenger train daily to Seattle, Spokane and points beyond. Burlington Northern’s mainline passes through Wenatchee with up to 20 freight trains daily.

Amtrak.com

Northwestern Trailways daily bus provides service to the area.

NorthwesternTrailways.com

The Wenatchee Valley Shuttle and Charter offers charter services as well as regularly scheduled daily transit service to Sea-Tac International Airport and the Spokane International Airport. Options also offered include Concert Travel to and from The Gorge Concert Series, as well as private charter opportunities.

WenatcheeValleyShuttle.com

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Wenatchee Valley's only private country club

A home away from home

All about you and your family

A top golf course in the Pacific Northwest

Driving range and short game practice areas

Women's and men's locker rooms

Well-appointed and well-maintained swimming pool

Well-equipped fitness room

Newly renovated, inviting clubhouse

Fine dining and beverage service

Formal and Informal

Excellently staffed

Spectacular views of Cascade foothills & mountains

Excellent for business contacts and gatherings

Bingo & trivia nights as well as other social events

Weekly card and table games

Garage Kitchen Pool

For membership information contact Martha or Chris in the Club office--509-884-7105 or wgccofficear@wenatcheegolfclub.org or visit our website

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Wenatchee Golf & Country Club

1600 Country Club Dr

East Wenatchee, WA 98802

www.wenatcheegolfclub.org

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Outdoor Recreation

The Wenatchee Valley is recognized as a mecca for outdoor recreation, offering one of the country’s most diverse natural year-round playgrounds. With abundant sunshine and four distinct seasons, our sports and recreational venues are as plentiful as our orchards.

TREAD-CW

TREAD stands for trails, recreation, education, advocacy, and development. The goal of the organization is to bring all the various stakeholders together (motorized, non-motorized, water, snow, and land) so we can move forward in a coordinated fashion to provide the best outdoor recreational experiences thoughtfully and sustainably we can, improving the quality of life for everyone who lives in or visits the region.

TREAD Map is a one stop, comprehensive, recreation mapping app for all trail users, all seasons.

Informed by land managers and local enthusiasts. TREAD Map offers up to date recreation maps, custom layers, trail conditions, current safety information, community events and volunteer opportunities. Available on the App Store or Google Play. Tread-CW.com

Cycling

Annual road biking events such as the Tour de Bloom showcase the varied terrain and enthusiasm for cycling offered in the Wenatchee Valley. In fact, LINK Transit, the public bus system, is also equipped to carry cyclists to and from their starting points. WenatcheeValleyVelo.com | WenatcheeOutdoors.org

Mountain biking is an integral and accessible part of recreation here in the Wenatchee Valley, with many trailheads just minutes from downtown Wenatchee. Additional trails are currently being added, as well as a skills course at Squilchuck State Park. In late September, the Darkside Festival celebrates all things outdoors including trail running, mountain biking, hiking, music, and more.

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Golf

The Wenatchee Valley offers a wide range of choices for golfers of all skill levels. You’ll find it all, from low yardage par 3’s to some of the top-rated courses in the Pacific Northwest. They’re challenging, fun, and you can’t beat the weather.

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Trails

The 2,500 miles of recreational trails in the Wenatchee National Forest ought to keep you busy for a while on foot, horse, motorcycle or mountain bike. You will also find miles and miles of singletrack networked through the hills around Wenatchee. WenatcheeOutdoors.org | FullThrottleClub.com | AdventureWenatchee.com | Tread-CW.com

TREAD Map is a one stop, comprehensive recreation mapping app for all trail users in all seasons. TREAD map offers up to date recreation maps, custom layers, trail conditions, current safety information, community events and volunteer opportunities. Tread-CW.com

Rock Climbing

There are a lot of famous faces around here—rock faces, that is. Among the best known are the sandstone slabs of Peshastin Pinnacles State Park. If clattering up walls and rappelling down is your idea of a good time, then North Central Washington is for you. Many areas require a Discover Pass for parking.

WenatcheeOutdoors.org

Training indoors is now an epic option at Riverfront Rock Gym— an indoor climbing facility, fitness center, and café, built by climbers for climbers and the Wenatchee Valley Community. WenatcheeOutdoors.org | RiverfrontRockGym.com

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Outdoor Recreation

Skiing & Snowboarding

With light powder, amazing views, and terrain to fit every snow enthusiast, Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is one of the top ski resorts in the state. Only 12 miles from Wenatchee, the ski area is built into a 2,000-acre basin on the Eastern side of the Cascade Mountains. A little higher, a little drier, and quite a bit “sunshinier” than the other mountains in our area, Mission Ridge is never short on light, dry powder.

Mission Ridge has 36 designated runs spread over 2,000 spectacular acres of trails, chutes, screamers and bowls—all on a 2,250-foot vertical drop. And, for the adventurers, Mission Ridge has some amazing backcountry that is about as easy to access as you’ll find.

MissionRidge.com

Snowmobiling

The Wenatchee Valley is the gateway to the Eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range and features the finest in backcountry snowmobiling in the state. From wooded roads and open powder meadows to breathtaking vistas, endless opportunities for exploration and adventure await. AppleCountrySnowmobileClub.com

Snowshoeing

The hiking trails in the spring and summer make for great snowshoeing in winter all around the Wenatchee Valley. Enjoy a wide variety of winter trails, from short and easy to day-long challenging adventures.

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Horseback Riding

Several trails in and around the Wenatchee Valley are also used for horseback riding. Appleatchee Riders provides stables and an arena at the base of the Saddlerock Trail, offering a perfect starting point for trail adventures. The Wenatchee National Forest also offers many trail riding options.

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Fishing & Hunting

Head for the big rivers for salmon, quiet lakes for bass, or hike up into the foothills where the trout make their way upstream— there is something here for every angler. And, if you prefer big game such as deer, elk, bighorn sheep and bear, or small game like coyotes, upland birds and migratory waterfowl, you’ll find them here.

NorthwestFishingReports.com | FishingMagician.com

Shooting/Gun Clubs

Several gun clubs surround the Wenatchee Valley, and offer archery and pleasure shooting or competitions.

NCWGunClub.com | WenRRC.org

Boating

While the mighty Columbia River weaves through the heart of the Wenatchee Valley, Lake Wenatchee, Crescent Bar, and Lake Chelan also offer countless options for sailing, paddling, rafting, and power boating. An active Row and Paddle Club offers yearround events and opportunities to enjoy your time on the water. Thrill seekers often find their way to the Wenatchee River— Washington’s biggest Class III whitewater run. For a greater challenge, kayak the Chelan River Gorge. The rafting season typically runs from late March to early August.

ColumbiaRiverBoatRental.com | JetSkiJohn.com | FullThrottleClub.com

Swimming Pools

The City of Wenatchee’s 50-meter outdoor facility at Triangle Park, and the outdoor pool at the Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club, offer a broad selection of recreational and competition pools and swimming lesson programs. The City of Wenatchee also maintains several wading pools for the smallest swimmers.

The Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center (EYAC) is a public facility owned by Eastmont Metropolitan Parks District (EMPD), operated by the Wenatchee Valley YMCA, and available to the general public. Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center programs and reservations: 509.884.8015 | EastmontParks.com

City & County Parks, Playgrounds & Fields

The cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee offer 115 acres of public parks, and the Chelan and Douglas PUDs maintain more than 700 acres of parks that provide endless options for outdoor family fun.

In 2019 the economic impact for sports tourism in our region reached its highest total in history, with an estimated $10,483,680 in tourism spending. Sporting events in the top ten contributors include volleyball, The Washington State Winter Special Olympics, State Mountain Bike Championships, softball, baseball and swimming.

WenatcheeValleySports.com | EastmontParks.com | WenatcheeWA.gov/services/parks-recreation-and-cultural-services

Outdoor Courts

The Wenatchee Valley boasts several outdoor basketball, racquetball, tennis, volleyball and pickleball courts, and three skateboarding parks. WRAC.org | EastmontParks.com | WenatcheeValleySports.com | WenatcheeWA.gov/services/parks-recreation-and-cultural-services

Wenatchee Valley Super Oval

Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval is one of the fastest quarter mile asphalt tracks in the world. Located in East Wenatchee, WA, WVSO has been considered one of the nicest and fastest facilities by racers, fans and more. Race season runs from April-September. WVSO is located at 2850 Gun Club Road in East Wenatchee. WVSO.com

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indoor Recreation

Riverfront Rock Gym

This climbing-centric fitness facility features over 14,000 square feet of lead, top rope, and boulder features. In addition, a space for traditional fitness features many climbing-specific systems, as well as being a one-stop climbing retail shop. Enjoy free wi-fi while sipping delicious espresso; eat a fresh-made salad or drink a refreshing beer at The Last Pitch Cafe. RiverfrontRockGym.com

Weinstein Beverage Rink at the Town Toyota Center

Open for public ice skating 1-3p.m. daily, and Friday and Saturday nights from 7-9p.m., this permanent community rink also offers learn-to-skate programs, birthday party options, broomball, figure skating programs and hockey leagues. TownToyotaCenter.com/public-skating

Climbing

Riverfront Rock Gym

1319 Walla Walla Ave

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.888.2427

CrossFit

Cross Sport Performance

501 S Wenatchee Ave Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.888.2257

Opex Wenatchee

14 Kittitas St, Wenatchee 509.860.6487

Crossfit Covey

151 Easy Way Ste. 100 Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.885.3241

Pilates

Cascade Pilates

23 S Wenatchee Ave Suite 109 Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.429.8683

Pulse Barre Studio

320 N Wenatchee Ave Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.470.8005

Gymnastics

SPORT Gymnastics

10 S Columbia St

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.667.1538

Apple Valley Gymnastics

230 S Columbia St #3

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.663.2988

Family-Friendly

Wenatchee Family Fitness

1351 Walla Walla Ave

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.398.0505

Wenatchee Racquet & Athletic Club

1913 Skyline Dr Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.662.3544

Wenatchee Valley YMCA

217 Orondo Ave Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.662.2109

Group Fitness

Jazzercise Studio at the Loft 120 S Columbia St

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.393.5404

Kickboxing/Fighting

Chief Fitness

120 S Columbia St

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.668.9394

Wenatchee School of Karate

1517 N Miller St

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.663.6389

LightsOut Boxing

33 ½ N. Mission St

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.761.4495

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Indoor Recreation

Weight Lifting and Fitness Facilities

Actualize Sports and Fitness

1544 N Wenatchee Ave #200

Wenatchee, WA 98801

509.888.3469

Anytime Fitness: East Wenatchee

515 Grant Rd

East Wenatchee, WA 98802

509.888.1559

Anytime Fitness: Wenatchee 950 N Wenatchee Ave

Wenatchee, WA 98801

509.888.7200

Everyday Strength: Functional Fitness

474 Highline Drive D2 East Wenatchee, WA 98802

509.707.2770

Osborn Performance Systems

219 S Wenatchee Ave

Wenatchee, WA 98801

509.670.3473

Planet Fitness

149 Easy Way Wenatchee, WA 509.888.7306

Sweat Equity Cycle Studio 2018 S Wenatchee Ave

Wenatchee, WA 98801

509.563.7012

The Gym Personal Training

2121 N Wenatchee Ave Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.630.9432

Workout Warehouse 244 N Wenatchee Ave Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.667.5035

Worx: Eastmont 290 9th St NE East Wenatchee, WA 98802 509.884.4965

Worx: Wenatchee

12 N Worthen St

Wenatchee, WA 98801

509.663.4965

Yoga

BEYOUTIFUL Hot Yoga

741 Riverside Dr

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.470.9399

iLA Yoga

13 Orondo Ave Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.670.2384

Valkyrie Fitness

10 S Columbia St #205

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.433.7858

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Our Teams

Wenatchee Wild

Established in 2008, the Wenatchee Wild has created a huge base of hockey fans throughout North Central Washington. Their exciting style of play and winning tradition brings the Town Toyota Center to life many nights from September through March. As members and 2018 champions of the prestigious British Columbia Hockey League, the Wild routinely are among the league leaders in attendance, averaging nearly 3,000 fans per game.

WenatcheeWildHockey.com

Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks

The Wenatchee Valley Skyhawks began playing in March of 2019 at the Town Toyota Center. The Skyhawks are a professional indoor football team that will compete in the 4-team American West Football Conference that has teams in Tri-Cities Washington, Reno Nevada, and Sacramento California. The average age of players in this league is mid20’s and have a high caliber football background. Professional indoor football is incredibly exciting to watch live, and fans of Wenatchee are sure to go crazy for the Skyhawks.

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Wenatchee AppleSox

The West Coast League provides spectators with a look at some of the top collegiate talent in the country. The summer woodbat league extends from Kelowna, British Columbia to Klamath Falls, Oregon—and no team has been more successful than the Wenatchee AppleSox, as they are regular participants in the league’s annual championship series. They are also among the league leaders in attendance year after year, due to great weather, affordable ticket prices, outstanding baseball and a great venue for fans: Paul Thomas Sr. Baseball Stadium on the Wenatchee Valley College campus.

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Wenatchee Bighorns

Wenatchee Valley’s new professional basketball team, the Wenatchee Bighorns, started their first season in March of 2023. The Bighorns play in the Western Conference of the TBL “The Basketball League”, a professional basketball league going on its sixth season. The Wenatchee Bighorns is the 4th franchise in the Northwest region of the 50+ nationwide league. They will play 25 games this season and host most of their home games at the Town Toyota Center.

WenatcheeBighorns.com

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Conventions & Meetings

The Wenatchee Valley is a fantastic place to hold your next meeting or convention for many reasons. We are centrally located in the state of Washington (the actual center). We have all of the important amenities that will add to the success of your event, including:

• Flexible meeting space – and lots of it!

• State-of-the-art audio visual technology

The Wenatchee Convention Center

The Wenatchee Convention Center is a 50,000 square foot facility in downtown Wenatchee that is ideal for conventions, meetings and events. It boasts a ballroom of over 10,000 square feet, a 7,560 square foot exhibition hall, 14 breakout/ meeting rooms ranging from 500 square feet to 2,000 square feet. The Wenatchee Convention Center also offers full catering capabilities.

A recent update to the convention center included all new digital HDMI audio visual, designed to enhance meetings and conventions held at the facility. Every room features state-of-theart presentation and meeting equipment, including:

• Ceiling-mounted E-version Laser 8500 projectors

• Advanced touch screen conference room control

• Video tracking camera in the Grand Apple Ballroom

• Using Air Media enables presenters to walk into any meeting space and connect wirelessly to the inhouse projectors.

• Electronic conference room displays show detailed meeting information outside the conference rooms.

• Monitors located throughout the convention center document daily schedules for all meetings.

The facility is a favorite among statewide organizations which utilize Wenatchee’s central location, beautiful climate and desirable amenities to provide meeting and training opportunities for indivuduals throughout Washington.

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• Unique offsite options that bring a bit of local to your event

• Excellent service – from the start!

Confluence Technology Center

Located within the Olds Station Business Park at the confluence of the Wenatchee River and the Columbia Rivers, the CTC is an impressive multifunctional facility with customizable amenities, including:

• Secure, encrypted worldwide connectivity

• Effortless event planning

• Flexible room and seating arrangements

• Integrated audio-visual equipment

• Touch-control lecterns

• Teleconferencing

• Videoconferencing

• Webinars

• On-site event and technology support

• Fully equipped catering kitchen

• ADA Compliant

From planning to wrap-up, our professional meeting and technology support team is on site to assure that your event is the best it can be, and North Central Washington provides abundant opportunities to refresh and restore all those in attendance.

NCWCTC.com

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Conventions & Meetings

Pybus Public Market Wenatchee’s newest meeting space

Wenatchee’s newest meeting space Located immediately adjacent to the Pybus Public Market, the LocalTel Event Center offers a truly unique setting for any special event, ranging from weddings, corporate meetings and seminars to memorial services, birthdays, and holiday parties. Two rooms are available for rent – the LocalTel Events Center for larger events, and the Board Room for smaller events. Both rooms offer an open and airy setting, with gorgeous views of the Columbia River and the Apple Capital Loop Trail. Both rooms have access to a 4,280 square foot patio and an adjacent commercial kitchen. The LocalTel Event Center is ideal for groups of 50-175, while the Board Room is more suitable for smaller groups of up to 35 people. For extra-large events, both rooms can be combined into one. For information on renting either (or both) spaces, please check: PybusPublicMarket.org/event-center

Town Toyota Center

The Town Toyota Center brings world-class entertainment and high-impact sporting events to the Wenatchee Valley. This 4,300seat multipurpose arena is owned and managed by the Wenatchee Public Facilities District. This performance and event venue also offers space for meetings, tournaments, as well as on and off site catering.

TownToyotaCenter.com

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and the historic Wells House

The historic Wells House and the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center are unique alternatives for facility rental. Wells House is perfect for the smaller, more intimate gatherings. The Museum has a large kitchen to assist in catering or food service, and the exhibits create a delightful and engaging atmosphere. The spaces are perfect for office parties, recitals, family reunions, weddings and receptions, board meetings, company retreats or networking events.

WenatcheeValleyMuseum.org/renting-facilities

Red Lion

The Red Lion Hotel in Wenatchee is on the main thoroughfare through town, next to Highway 2 and just 15 minutes from Pangborn Airport. Boasting 149 spacious guest rooms including one suite, the spacious, comfortable and clean hotel accommodations include premium hotel amenities such as a private balcony in most rooms, as well as complimentary high-speed wi-fi. Kick back and relax in the seasonal outdoor pool and whirlpool or work out in the fitness center. Try Grizzly Lounge, which offers options to get a quick bite to eat or a nightcap. Contact the sales team to take advantage of 9,000 square feet of versatile meeting space for any meeting or event! Group Sales: (509) 663-0711 Ext. 2

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Hilton Garden Inn

Special occasions, big meetings, celebrations . . . they know how important they are, and they know how to make them rewarding and memorable. You will find plenty of choices, complemented by their knowledgeable and attentive staff of professionals who are committed to creating a successful event for you and your guests. As the city’s only riverfront hotel, they offer a majestic setting on the banks of the Columbia River, which provides the perfect backdrop for any type of meeting or event. With 3,153 square feet of flexible meeting space – the Riverfront Ballroom (which can be divided into Riverfront A & Riverfront B), the Executive Boardroom, and the Riverfront Ballroom Patio – they are certain you and your guests won’t be disappointed. For a tour of our facilities, or more information, please contact the Sales and Catering Team at 509-667-6006

Residence Inn by Marriott – Wenatchee

Enjoy a variety of amenities including spacious suites with full kitchens, outdoor spaces with firepits and grills as well as an on property restaurant: Orchard Bar and Bites. Complimentary breakfast, free grocery delivery, on-property bike rental, fitness facility and indoor pool. Located at 1229 Walla Walla Avenue, Wenatchee, WA 98801. 509.470.3091 | Marriott.com/EATRI

Mercantile

Locally owned and operated, Mercantile was founded as a space to foster economic development and to build community. The Mercantile is a coworking and event space that provides a vibrant and productive work environment for entrepreneurs, small businesses, creatives, and professionals alike.

MercantileWenatchee.com

Host Wenatchee

New to the Wenatchee Valley, Host is located in the heart of Downtown Wenatchee across the railroad tracks from Pybus Public Market. Host is a one-stop-shop for your next event with modern and cozy seating & décor. This location is ideal for an event or meeting of up to 70 people.

HostWenatchee.com

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Technology

Wenatchee is the urban center in a region that has traditionally been dependent on agriculture as a mainstay of the economy. While agriculture does maintain a major share of the economic activity in the region, during the last decade great strides have been made to diversify the economy. The area’s largest employers reflect the region’s agricultural heritage, as well as other strengths, including hydroelectric power, health care, technology, education, and tourism.

The valley now boasts multi-million-dollar datacenters for Verizon,Microsoft and the Sabey Corporation, as well as numerous hightechnology businesses and entrepreneurs that are flourishing, thanks to the Chelan PUD’s commitment to a fiber backbone for the region that boasts connectivity equal to the I-5 corridor.

Chelan County PUD

Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) was formed in 1936 by local voters who wanted affordable power for all county residents. The first electricity was delivered 11 years later, to a small group of customers near Lake Chelan. Today, it operates three hydro projects that deliver clean, renewable, low-cost energy to residents and to other utilities that serve millions of residents of the Pacific Northwest.

Chelan County PUD has built a fiber-optic network to most of Chelan County, where many residents have access to the fastest connection anywhere in the world, including high-speed internet (up to 1 Gbps / 1,000 Mbps), telephone and HDTV television.

ChelanPUD.org

Douglas County PUD

The Douglas County Community Network (DCCN) is an ultrahighspeed broadband network originally designed for Douglas County PUD’s electric system. The network includes hundreds of miles of fiber-optic cables lit by cutting-edge Ethernet network equipment. This network enables Douglas PUD to safely and effectively monitor and control its electric system. As an added benefit to the customer owners of Douglas PUD, the DCCN makes available high speed broadband services such as internet access, Internet Protocol TV (IPTV), and Voice over IP (VoIP) to residents, businesses, and government agencies throughout Douglas County. Ethernet offers bandwidth of up to 1,000 Mbps, which makes downloading content from the internet very fast for DCCN end users.

The network also interconnects with many regional network providers, as well as adjacent PUD networks, connecting Douglas County to the world.

In areas where wired connections aren’t feasible, such as much of the Waterville Plateau, the DCCN offers wireless broadband. While wireless broadband currently offers less bandwidth than hardwired connections, it is far better than satellite or dial up connections that would otherwise be the only available options. DouglasPUD.org

North Central Washington’s Technology Alliance

The Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce is affiliated with NCW Tech Alliance by partnering on various events and resources that drive economic development in the North Central Washington region. NCW Tech Alliance is a non-profit organization with the mission to connect people with resources in technology, entrepreneurship, and STEM education.

NCW Tech Alliance serves over 150 business members across NCW by hosting over 30 events every year which provide an open platform for the exchange of ideas and create a culture that encourages technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

NCW Tech Alliance hosts the annual Flywheel Investment Conference, Innovator Awards Luncheon, and is a co-lead of the Apple STEM Network which supports STEM opportunities for students and educators in our community.

ncwtech.org

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Healthcare

The Wenatchee Valley serves as the regional hub for healthcare in North Central Washington, boasting a network of respected and award-winning hospitals and clinics serving a variety of diverse populations. Collectively these service providers offer trusted and compassionate comprehensive access to improved health and wellness for every member of our community.

Confluence Health

Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system that includes two hospitals, more than 40 medical specialties and primary care, to provide comprehensive medical care throughout North Central Washington. With over 270 physicians and 150 advanced practice clinicians, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. Our goal is to deliver high-quality, safe, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. Staying on the leading edge of healthcare innovation is important, so we invest in technology—to provide better care for our patients and allow our providers to operate at the highest level. Located in the heart of Washington, we enjoy open skies, snow-capped mountains, and the lakes and rivers of the high desert. We are the proud home of orchards, farms, and small communities. Confluence Health actively supports the communities we serve and their quality of life through our community support program and through our individual efforts as involved community members. ConfluenceHealth.org

Eye & Ear Clinic of Wenatchee

The Eye & Ear Clinic, a part of Confluence Health, provides specialized care for diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. The clinic employs specialists in the areas of ophthalmology, optometry and otolaryngology. They also offer skin care, allergies, hearing aids, and fashion eyewear services. The Wenatchee Valley serves as the regional hub for healthcare in North Central Washington, boasting a network of respected and award-winning hospitals and clinics serving a variety of diverse populations. Collectively these service providers offer trusted and compassionate comprehensive access to improved health and wellness for every member of our community.

Columbia Valley Community Health

Columbia Valley Community Health provides comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services for the entire family. With nine locations in Wenatchee, East Wenatchee, and Chelan they provide quality, affordable health care to everyone in North Central Washington. Services include prenatal and pediatrics, family medicine, diabetes management, child and adult behavioral health, behavioral medicine, WIC nutrition services, radiology, and a pharmacy. Private insurance is accepted as well as Medicaid, Medicare, and medical coupons. A sliding fee scale is available as needed. CVCH.org

Columbia Pediatrics

Columbia Pediatrics, a part of CVCH, offers a full range of pediatric care including prenatal visits for expecting parents, well child checkups, immunizations, and sickness appointments. Boardcertified physicians and nurses diagnose and treat health problems in addition to providing primary and preventive care. Time is dedicated to equipping parents with the tools and resources necessary for the development of healthy children from birth through adolescence. Columbia Pediatrics is conveniently located on the Central Washington Hospital campus in Wenatchee and offers evening and weekend hours to care for urgent situations. ColumbiaPeds.net

Lupine Family Medicine

Lupine Family Medicine is a direct-care family physician with a solo-practice clinic located along the beautiful Columbia River in downtown Wenatchee. Lupine’s mission is to provide health care that is accessible, sustainable and evidence-based. Patients will often be greeted at the door by their physician and visits are typically 30-60 minutes and conducted so that both will have the time needed to ensure personalized, comprehensive care. LupineMD.com

Kinwell Health

Kinwell began with the simple goal of bringing a new option for primary care to communities across Washington. Kinwell is a startup, determined to change the primary care experience. More time, less complexity, more comfort, and—perhaps most important—a better relationship with your primary care team. Kinwell is based on the belief that healthcare is a conversation, not a transaction. We want to know your healthcare goals and help you achieve them. And we’re changing the conversation around primary care to include nutrition, fitness, and behavioral health. KinwellHealth.com

Monarch Healthcare Solutions

Monarch Healthcare Solutions offers a broad spectrum, evidencebased approach to disease management that transforms, redefines, and sustains health by treating, reversing, and preventing chronic disease. Monarch Healthcare solutions is a place where healthcare and health optimization intersect to create a transformative, personalized experience of healthcare.

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About Confluence Health

Confluence Health is an integrated healthcare delivery system with two hospitals and more than 40 medical specialties, providing care to our neighbors in North Central Washington. With over 400 providers, Confluence Health is the major medical provider between Seattle and Spokane. We are committed to delivering high-quality, compassionate, and cost-effective care close to home. We are dedicated to investing in innovative technology, to provide the best care possible for our patients and equip our providers and staff to operate at the highest level.

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Housing

The Wenatchee Valley is a desirable place to live. Combined with a healthy economy, current and new residents to this area sometimes struggle to find housing. Several organizations and publications rate the Valley as one of the top places to live and retire.

To address this issue, a Housing Solutions Group has been formed as part of Our Valley Our Future community visioning process to conduct research and develop a series of recommendations to policy makers. This effort explored construction cost disparities and existing and future inventory needs. They have recently completed and published their findings.

Resources: Our Valley Our Future Housing Solutions Group Recommendations 2018 OurValleyOurFuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/ OVOF-Housing-Report-FINAL.pdf

Our Valley Our Future: Regional Housing Approach OurValleyOurFuture.org/game-changers

Chelan Douglas Trends ChelanDouglasTrends.com

Pacific Appraisal Associates’ Real Estate Snapshot PacApp.com/real-estate-snapshot.html

North Central Washington Association of Realtors NCWAR.realtor

Housing Authority of Chelan County and The City of Wenatchee CCWHA.com

Community Housing Network WenatcheeWA.gov/services/community-housing-network

Affordable Housing CDCAC.org/affordable-housing

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Services

Utilities

Cascade Natural Gas

509.662.6101 | CNGC.com

City of East Wenatchee

509.884.9515 | East-Wenatchee.com

City of Wenatchee

509.888.3200 | WenatcheeWA.gov

Chelan County PUD

509.663.8121 | ChelanPUD.org

Douglas County PUD

509.884.7191 | DouglasPUD.org

East Wenatchee Water District

509.884.3569 | EWWD.org

Douglas County Sewer District #1

509.884.2484

Waste Management

509.662.4591 | WM.com

Sustainable NCW Waste Wizard

509.662.6224 | SustainableNCW.org/

WasteWizard

Verizon

509.662.6224 | Verizon.com

LocalTel 509.888.8888 | LocalTel.net

Ziply Fiber Internet

1.866.699.4759

Police, Sheriff & Fire

Chelan County Sheriff’s Office 509.667.6851

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office 509.884.0941 (Rivercom)

Wenatchee Police Department 509.663.9911

East Wenatchee Police Department 509.884.9511

RiverCom Dispatch Emergency 911 Non-emergency 509.663.9911

Wenatchee Valley Fire Department

Wenatchee & East Wenatchee 509.662.4734

Education

Eastmont School District 509.884.7169 | Eastmont206.org

Wenatchee School District 509.663.8161 | WenatcheeSchools.org

North Central Educational Service District 509.665.2610 | NCESD.org

Wenatchee Valley College

509.682.6800 | WVC.edu

Central Washington University –Wenatchee

509.665.2600 | CWU.edu/wenatchee

Washington State University –Wenatchee 509.667.6540

Extension.WSU.edu/chelan-douglas

Charter College

509.415.3576 | CharterCollege.edu

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Services

Healthcare Services

Cancer Care of NCW

509.663.6964 | cancare2@nwi.net

Confluence Health

509.663.8711 | ConfluenceHealth.org

Wenatchee Valley Hospital & Clinics Campus

Behavioral Health Building

East Wenatchee Clinic

Home Health Clinic

Occupational Medicine

Pediatrics Building

Wenatchee Orthopedics Building

Professional Building

Regional Eye Center

Central Washington Hospital & Clinics

Columbia Valley Community Health

509.662.6000 | CVCH.org

Wenatchee Locations

Adult Behavioral Health Services

Columbia Pediatrics

CVCH Connect Clinic

Express Care Wenatchee

New Path

Riverside Health

Wenatchee

Children’s Behavioral Health

Wenatchee Medical, Dental & WIC

Wenatchee Pharmacy

East Wenatchee

Express Care

Chelan Clinic

Senior Services

Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center

509.662.7036 | WenatcheeSeniorCenter.com

Aging & Adult Care of Central WA

509.886.0700 | AACCW.org

Volunteer Chore Service

509.662.6761

C.W.H. Home Care & Hospice

509.665.6049 | ConfluenceHealth.org

Social Security Administration

800.772.1213

Community Services

Catholic Charities

509.662.6761

CCSWW.org

Children’s Home Society

509.663.0034

ChildrensHomeSociety.org

Chelan County / Wenatchee Housing Authority

CCWHA.com | 509.663.7421

Chelan Douglas

Community Action Council

509.662.6156 | CDCAC.org

Consumer Credit Counseling (Apprisen)

509.662.0936 | Apprisen.com

Department of Social & Health Services

1-877-501-2233

Hospitality House

509.663.4289 | HHMWen.org

Lilac Services for the Blind

509.888.7597 | LilacBlind.org

OIC of Washington

509.665.3715 | YVOIC.org

WA Recovery Helpline 866.789.1511

SAGE (Safety, Advocacy, Growth, Empowerment)

509.663.7446 | FindSafety.org

Serve Wenatchee Valley

509.663.4673 | ServeWenatchee.org

Women’s Resource Center

509.662.0121 | WRC-NCW.org

Wenatchee Valley YMCA

509.662.2109 | WenYMCA.org

YWCA of Wenatchee Valley

509.662.3531 | YWCA.org

Washington Poison Center

800.222.1222 | WAPC.org

Transportation

Amtrak

800.872.7245 | Amtrak.com

Alaska Airlines

509.886.9216 | AlaskaAir.com

LINK Transit

509.662.1155 | LinkTransit.com

LINK Plus, Para Transit 509.662.3569 | LinkTransit.com

Wenatchee Pangborn Memorial Airport

509.884.2494 | FlyWenatchee.com

Wenatchee Valley Shuttle and Charter

509.293.5773 | WenatcheeValleyShuttle.com

Northwestern Trailways

509.838.4029

NorthwesternTrailways.com

Employment

Actnow, Inc

509.888.2105

ActnowPersonnel.com

Express Employment Professionals

509.662.5187 | ExpressPros.com

People Ready

509.662.1404 | PeopleReady.com

OIC (Opportunities Industrialization Center) of Washington

509.665.3715 | YVOIC.org

SkillSource

509.663.3091 | SkillSource.org

Work Source Washington

509.665.6605 | WorkSourceWA.com

Work Force Solutions

509.888.7779 | WorkForceWA.com

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Services

News & Media

Town Square Media

509.665.6565 | CherryCreekMedia.com

Alpha Media Group

509.663.5186 | AlphaMediaUSA.com

KPLW Radio

509.665.6641 | PLR.org

Northwest Public Broadcasting

509.662.4589 | NWPB.org

Wenatchee Business Journal

509.571.5302 | NCWBusiness.com

Wenatchee Valley Business World

509.665.1176 | WenatcheeWorld.com

Wenatchee World

509.663.5161 | WenatcheeWorld.com

NCW Life

509.888.9204 | NCWLife.com

Bustos Media

509.398.4438 | BustosMedia.com

Sunny FM KCSY

509.293.4397 | KCSYFM.com

Business Support Services

Wenatchee Valley

Chamber of Commerce

509.662.2116 | Wenatchee.org

Cashmere Chamber of Commerce

509.782.7404 | CashmereChamber.org

Entiat Valley Chamber of Commerce

509.550.0137 | EntiatChamberofCommerce.com

Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

509.682.3503 | LakeChelan.com

Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce

509.548.5807 | Leavenworth.org

Quincy Valley Chamber of Commerce

509.787.2140 | QuincyValley.org

Waterville Chamber of Commerce

509.745.8871 | WatervilleWashington.org

Small Business Development Center

509.492.7232 | WSBDC.org

Service Corp of Retired Executives (SCORE)

509.888.2900

CentralWashington.Score.org

Wenatchee Downtown Association

509.662.0059 | WenDowntown.org

Chelan Douglas Trends

509.682.6907

ChelanDouglasTrends.com

City of Wenatchee Community and Economic Development

509.888.3203 | WenatcheeWA.gov

City of East Wenatchee: Community Development

509.884.9515 | East-Wenatchee.com

Chelan Douglas Regional Port Authority

509.884.4700 | CDRPA.org

Greater Wenatchee Area Technology Alliance (GWATA)

509.661-9000 | GWATA.org

Real Estate

Building NCW

509.293.5840 | BuildingNCW.org

NCW Association of Realtors

509.663.1211 | NCWAR.realtor

Central Washington

Home Builders Association

509.454.4006 | CWHBA.org

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Service Clubs

Kiwanis

Apple Valley Kiwanis

Pybus Market – Wenatchee

Tuesdays: Noon

Eastmont Kiwanis EastmontKiwanis.org

Riverview Kiwanis

Facebook.com/RiverviewKiwanis

Smitty’s – Wenatchee

Thursdays: Noon

Wenatchee Downtown Kiwanis WenatcheeKiwanis.org

Eagles Lodge – Wenatchee

Tuesdays: Noon

Rotary

East Wenatchee Rotary

Eastmont Metropolitan Parks District

Community Center – East Wenatchee

Thursdays: 7:00 a.m. EWRotary.org

Rotary Club of Wenatchee

Red Lion Hotel

Thursdays: Noon WenatcheeRotary.org

Wenatchee Confluence Rotary

Town Toyota Center

Wednesdays: Noon

WenatcheeConfluenceRotary.com

Wenatchee Sunrise Rotary

Pybus Market

LocalTel Event Center

Tuesdays: 7:00 a.m.

WenatcheeSunriseRotary.org

Lions Clubs

Wenatchee Central Lions

Wenatchee Convention Center

Fridays: Noon

WenatcheeCentralLions.org

Wenatchee Sunrise Lions Online

2nd Thursdays: 6:00 p.m.

Other

Women’s Service League of NCW

WSLNCW.org | 509.670.4161

Exchange Club

Town Toyota Center

Friday: Noon

2nd & 4th Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m.

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Senior Living

Beginning in 2017 the Wenatchee area has been continually recognized by Forbes as one of the top 25 Best Places to Retire. We think the reason might be that in the Wenatchee Valley, seniors simply enjoy their retirement years in beautiful surroundings with plenty of activities and recreational opportunities.

As a growing segment of our population, their demands for space and services for seniors including independent living, independent living communities, and assisted living facilities have increased. Construction of new facilities has increased to meet the demand in the past several years, and the options are plentiful. Several organizations in the Wenatchee Valley are committed to enhancing the quality of life for area seniors.

Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington

Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington provides informational services and assistance such as home-delivered meals, legal services, respite care, transportation and more.

Aging and Adult Care of Central Washington (AACCW) is one of thirteen Area Agencies on Aging in Washington State on contract with Aging and Disability Administration, a division of DSHS. AACCW provides both direct and contracted services to seniors and vulnerable adults with disabilities. Services are provided to enhance the quality of an individual’s life and to allow individuals the opportunity to live in the least restrictive environment possible. AACCW, Public Service Area #8 (PSA #8), serves Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Lincoln and Okanogan Counties.

AACCW.org

Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center

The 2000-member Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center offers a variety of opportunities for active area seniors, including classes in painting, creative writing, Tai Chi, line dancing and more- all designed to promote self-expression and healthy living. The Center also offers a large computer lab with classes for all levels of skill, a craft store, and a large thrift and antique store that sells clothing, house wares, furniture, and antiques

WenatcheeSeniorCenter.com

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Senior Living

East Wenatchee Housing

Sunrise East – gated community

501 Nahalee

East Wenatchee, WA

AmberCrest – gated community

1494 Eastmont Avenue

East Wenatchee, WA

Stoneridge Condos

1380 Eastmont Avenue

East Wenatchee, WA

Crest Court – mobile homes

300 Block of Georgia Avenue

East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Wenatchee Area Housing

Maple Meadows – manufactured homes

1311 Maple Street

Wenatchee, WA

Twin Peaks Manor – manufactured homes

1605 Clark Drive

Wenatchee, WA

Ridgecrest Mobile Home Park

1608 N Western Avenue

Wenatchee, WA

Heritage Haven – gated community

1875 Heritage Drive

Wenatchee, WA

Foothills Park – manufactured homes

1714 Springwater Avenue

Wenatchee, WA

Meadow Ridge – manufactured homes

1630 9th Street

Wenatchee, WA

Pershing Place – senior subdivision

Pershing Circle

Wenatchee, WA

Continental Condos

300 S Elliot Avenue

Wenatchee, WA

The Fontanelle Condos

201 S Elliot Avenue

Wenatchee, WA

The Hearthwood Condos

1310 Castlerock Avenue

Wenatchee, WA

Assisted Living

Bonaventure

50 29th Street NW

East Wenatchee

509.593.8489

BonaventureSenior.com

RiverWest Retirement Community

900 N Western Avenue

Wenatchee

509.662.2797

RiverwestRetirement.org

Avamere at Wenatchee 1550 Cherry Street

Wenatchee

509.662.8646

Avamere.com

Highgate Senior Living 1320 S Miller Street

Wenatchee

509.665.6695

HighgateSeniorLiving.com

Prestige Senior Living at Colonial Vista

601 Okanogan Street

Wenatchee

509.663.3337

PrestigeCare.com

Prestige Senior Living at East Wenatchee

589 Highline Drive East Wenatchee 509.884.3938

Prestigecare.com

Kadie Glen Assisted Living 451 N Baker Avenue East Wenatchee 509.884.9555

KadieGlen.com

Blossom Creek 1740 Madison Street

Wenatchee 509.343.8417

SeniorLifestyle.com/property/blossom-creek

Blossom Valley 1701 Orchard Avenue

Wenatchee 509.667.0990

SeniorLifestyle.com/property/ blossom-valley

Western Saddlerock Home 510 S Western Avenue

Wenatchee 509.667.9539

Western Saddlerock Home East 1107 Madison Street

Wenatchee 509.667.8888

Garden Terrace – Independent Apartments 500 N. Emerson Ave

Wenatchee 509.663.2154

GardenTerrace.us

Epledalen Retirement & Assisted Living

809 Pioneer Ave

Cashmere

509.782.7600

Columbia Heights Retirement 1550 Cherry Street

Wenatchee 509.662.8646

Hearthstone Cottage

589 Highline Dr. East Wenatchee 509.884.3938

FrontierMgmt.com

Columbia Landing of Wenatchee 817 Red Apple Rd

Wenatchee 509.884.3178

FieldstoneCommunities.com

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Veterans’ Resources

Chelan County Community Resources

Chelan County Veterans Services Office

428 Orondo, Wenatchee, WA

Tony Sandoval – Veterans Service Officer

509.664.6801

co.chelan.wa.us/veteransprogram/pages/veterans-serviceoffices?parent=Veterans%20Service%20 Offices

Veterans Medical Center

American Legion

Barbara Rutherford

2530 Chester-Kimm Road, Wenatchee 509.663.7615 ext 5007

Wenatchee NCW – Vets serving Vets (The Bunker)

1250 N. Wenatchee Ave Ste 266 Wenatchee ,WA 509.885.5559

County Veterans Coalition

DVA.WA.gov/benefits/county-map

American Legion

Post 10, Wenatchee, Dick Winn 509.663.5912

Post 64, Cashmere 509.782.2232

North Central Washington Veterans

This website includes information, resources, events, discounts, and a newsletter. NCWVeterans.info

Douglas County Community Resources

Douglas County

Veteran Service Office

211 11th St NE East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Sarahbeth Simonson – Veterans Service Officer: vso@co.douglas.wa.us 509.683.3605

Financial Assistance

211 11th St NE East Wenatchee, WA 509.884.3617

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Post 3617, 211-11th Street NE East Wenatchee

Local Crisis Line: For persons with mental illness, their families and friends 509.884.3617

email: vfwpost3617@nwi.net VFWPost3617.org

NAMI-Chelan Douglas Chapter

Group of trained volunteers who provide support, education and advocacy

Local message line: 509.663.8282

1.800.950.6264 | NAMIWA.org

Crisis line: 509.662.7105, 1.800.852.2923 | NAMICD.org

After Deployment

Wellness resources site for Service Members, Veterans & Families AfterDeployment.org

US Department of Veteran Affairs National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD.VA.gov

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1.800.273.8255

Mission 22 Mission22.com

Claims & Disability

Disabled American Veterans National Headquarters Assistance with filing VA Disability Claims 1.877.426.2838 | DAV.org

Disabled American Veterans –Spokane

Jennifer Allison Oord – OIF/OEF Transition Patient 509.434.7286

DAV: 844.698.2311

Claims: 1.877.436.2311

Vocational Rehab: 1.800.827.1000

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Suicide prevention 1.800.273.8255.1

VA benefits, health care

1.800.827.1000 | VA.gov

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

1.800.562.0132 (option 1)

Email: communications@dva.wa.gov

DVA.WA.gov

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Veterans’ Resources

College Funding and Support Services

WVC Veteran Office

Laura Murphy-Belser

Financial Aid Program Specialist | School Certifying Official

Wenatchi Hall Rm 2136 509.682.6817

veterans@wvc.edu | WVC.edu/veterans

Worker Retraining: Jan Clark, Workforce Education Grant Coordinator 509.682.6612

Riva Morgan, Workforce Education Pathways Director 509.682.6847

Career Center: 509.682.6858

Randi Mitchell - Certifying Official 509.682.6856

Department of Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

1.888.442.4551 | VA.gov

WVC Student Access Services

Veteran Specialist

Carla Boyd, Student Access Coordinator 509.682.6854

WVC Counseling Center

Wenatchee Campus 509.682.6850

Omak Campus 509.422.7800

Short term, free, confidential counseling for WVC students

Campus Life: Van Tassell Center

Wenatchee Campus 509.682.6860

Employment Options and Sources

WVC Career Center

Amy Olson, Career Center Coordinator

Job searches and postings 509.682.6857

Veterans Conservation Corps

Provides Opportunities for veterans to connect with nature in their own way while restoring Washington’s natural resources. Jason Alves: jasona@dva.wa.gov

1.800.562.2308 | DVA.WA.gov

WorkSource Wenatchee

Veterans Specialist Maria Garcia Hernandez (Terri) 509.665.3702

WA State Employment Resource

1.800.362.4636 | WorkSourceWA.com

Wenatchee SkillSource

Lee Hendriskson 509.663.3369

Housing

Community Action Council Assistance w/heating bills for Chelan and Douglas residents 509.662.6156

HUD-VAHS (Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing) Lance Fromm c/o VA Clinic 509.822.8034 Leo 509.939.0816

Support Services for Veterans Families

Claudia Bettencourt 509.607.1380 | SSVF.us info@ssvf.us 844.831.4673

HopeSource

HopeSource.us | 509.925.1448 | 844.831.4673

Medical Benefits

Department of Veteran Affairs

1.800.827.1000 | VA.gov/health-care

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Health care and Benefits Information

1.877.222.8387

Department of Veteran AffairsSpokane

Jennifer Allison-Oord OIF/OEF Transition Patient Advocate 509.434.7286

VA Medical Centers

Community Based outpatient Clinics

Wenatchee VA Clinic

2530 Chester-Kimm Road, Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.663.7615

Mann-Grandstaff VA Clinic 4815 N Assembly Street, Spokane, WA 99205-6197

509.434.7000 | Spokane.VA.gov

VA Puget Sound Health Care 1660 S Columbia Way, Seattle, WA 98108-1597

800.329.8387 | PugetSound.VA.gov

Mental Health Benefits

WVC Counseling Center

Wenatchee Campus 509.682.6850

Central Washington Veterans

Counseling

610 N Mission #202

Wenatchee, WA 98801 509.667.8828

CentralWashingtonVeterans.com

Mission 22

Mission22.com/#ourcause

Department of Veteran Affairs

Mental Health

MentalHealth.VA.gov

NAMI – Chelan Douglas Chapter

The Chelan-Douglas affiliate of NAMI provides mental health support, education, and advocacy in the greater Wenatchee Valley area.

Message line: 509.663.8282

Crisis line: 1.800.852.2923 or 509.662.7105 | NAMICD.org

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Family Friendly

The Great Outdoors

TRAILS

Visit TREAD-CW.com or download the app to get a comprehensive list of all the local trail including trail conditions, distance, and level of difficulty as well as amenities offered at the trail head. Good for kids and dogs on leash recommendations as well. This site also includes information on motorized options.

WenatcheeOutdoors.org is all muscle powered outdoor sports all the time with kid friendly suggestions offered for each geographical region within the area. The activities include back country skiing, canoeing, paddling, climbing, mountain biking, snowshoeing and more. For kid friendly just type “kid” in the search and up comes all kinds of great information on our local resources and how to make the best of them.

Mission Ridge Ski Area takes a local, privately owned ski area to a whole other level. This gem is located on the east side of the Cascade Range where the high elevation meets the colder arid air of the desert to drop powdery snow in sunny surroundings. Imagine a view of the valley from those mountain peaks with the Columbia River in the center and you have a stunning backdrop for a home mountain. Come learn a lifetime sport here. MissionRidge.com

Ohme Gardens is a seasonal hand-built treasure that showcases a true labor of love. The Ohme’s transplanted small evergreens from the nearby Cascade Mountains, created pathways and borders from native stone and hand watered the garden as it grew into a flourishing retreat. There are gnomes and fairies here I understand. More at OhmeGardens.org

Art Walk – what could be more fun than taking a walk and talking about art that is visual and tactile, large, and small. 87 world class sculptures are positioned throughout the community. Art on the Avenues offers a downtown Wenatchee ¼ mile walk, a Riverfront Park ½ mile walk, and a ½ mile civic center walk. For more information: WenatcheeWA.gov/services/parksrecreation-and-cultural-services/public-art-collection

Apple Capital Loop Trail – 10 paved miles that cover groomed parks, arid dessert landscape, estuaries and wildlife lookouts, cross the Columbia River twice and the Wenatchee River once, bike, walk, skateboard, inline skate, or roller blade. Open 365 days for your recreation enjoyment and it includes restroom locations as well as a variety of access points, beaches and more. Did I mention art?

ChelanPUD.org/parks-and-recreation/our-parks/apple-capital-loop-trail

Baseball – nothing says Americana better than a home town game with the Apple Sox. This is a true community activity we are proud to share with your family as it is so fun, safe, entertaining, and small enough you really get to see the players and that mascot! AppleSox.com

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Family Friendly – Indoors

Rocky Reach Discovery Center

The Discovery Center is a whole new way to experience the Columbia River. Designed to inspire and challenge students of all ages. Learn about Centrifugal and Centripetal Energy, Open and Closed Circuits, Electromagnetic Spectrum, Center of Gravity, PSI and Hydrostatic Pressure, External and Internal Fish Anatomy, Columbia River History, Magnetic Energy and more! Chelan County PUD’s all-new Discovery Center at Rocky Reach Dam is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join us for free, hands-on exhibits and edu-tainment. Fun for all ages! ChelanPUD.org/learning-center/rocky-reach-discovery-center

Riverfront Rock Gym: How about modern indoor rockclimbing gym that offers birthday parties, learning opportunities, classes a youth climbing club and more? The kids do not need to know they have beer too – the food, coffee and shared experiences will be so worth it! More at RiverfrontRockGym.com

Eastmont Lanes is a great place for family fun the way you might remember it – old fashioned bowling at its best, and they also have an arcade. Bowling, video games, pizzas, birthday, sports team and corporate parties. EastmontLanes.net

Inspirations Ceramic & Art Café A place for all ages to come together and make lasting memories through handmade art in a comfortable and fun environment. Paint your own pottery, design fused glass, or create a unique wood sign that perfectly fits your home or becomes that perfect gift.

InspirationsCeramic.com

Liberty Cinema – such a fun old theatre that provides an intimate, schwanky, artsy environment with great acoustics and a great vibe. Movie fun for everyone in downtown Wenatchee.

Liberty.NCWMovies.com

Gateway Cinema is the more modern theatre offering, with a VIP lounge that offers an exclusive food menu, wine and beer as well as traditional movie snacks and enough of a selection that a family of 6 could all enjoy a different offering.

Gateway.NCWMovies.com

Pybus Public Market -where community meets. Not just community meaning geographically, but community meaning like-minded with things in common. This place started out as a metal and fabricating shop. It is now home to approximately 20 small businesses that come together, along with the Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market, to create a one-ofa-kind family friendly dining, shopping and exploring experience adjacent to the Columbia River. PybusPublicMarket.com

Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center offers the community and visitors so many learning opportunities and stories of our history, starting with our native people, our railroad ties, the historic flight of Miss Veedol, Ice Age Floods, and our rich agricultural roots. The Museum also takes on the stories of who we are today, and celebrates the many cultures that make up our community. Maker Space, kids’ camps, adult STEM classes and Robotics are also taught in these walls – or you can order a Museum-to-you box. Current information is available at WenatcheeValleyMuseum.org

Hockey and Ice Skating! Yes, we have both. The Town Toyota Center is home to the Wenatchee Wild—our local BCHL 2018 Champions. The games are fun, fast paced, and sure to get the family excited about getting on some pads and hitting the ice too. WenatcheeWildHockey.com The Community Ice Arena offers public skating hours and lessons all year long for ages 3 and up.

Class with a Glass is approximately 2,200 square feet of dedicated art space, allowing them to host up to 40 painters, leaving plenty of room to get creative, with safe distancing in place. They offer art classes for all ages in their Wenatchee studio and off-site at a variety of locations in the region. The classes include weekly general sessions, family and partner paint classes, kid’s classes, and private painting parties. Classwithaglass.com

Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center (EYAC) s a public facility owned by Eastmont Metropolitan Parks District (EMPD), operated by the Wenatchee Valley YMCA and available to the general public. All Eastmont YMCA Aquatic Center programs are available to non-members either through a class fee or an admission fee.

EastmontParks.com/content/21478/Eastmont-Aquatic-Center

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Family Friendly – Parks

Worth the drive

Columbia Breaks – Fire Interpretive Center for wildlife research education and training. Walk the trail of fire and forest and view historic lookouts.

ColumbiaBreaksWildfire.com Located at the north side of the town of Entiat, WA at 15212 Hwy 97A.

While you are up that way, Silver Falls is another treasure of the trail with a wide graceful waterfall and panoramic views. More information at: WTA.org/go-hiking/hikes/silver-falls

Annie’s Fun Farm – always up for a good time! Annie’s Fun Farm creates its own seasonal fun. Whether it is spring plants and flower baskets, summer berries, cherries and melons, fall pumpkin patch or winter Christmas trees, there is always something fun to do and see. $8 entry into the fun area, 2 and under are free. Facebook.com/annies.funfarm

LOCAL STATE PARKS

Confluence State Park offers camping, boat launch, picnic shelters, play area, swim beach and restrooms. Discovery Pass required.

Lincoln Rock State Park Lincoln Rock State Park now offers geocache, playground, area for team sports, fishing (license required) bird watching, horseshoe pits, dock, moorage, swimming, hiking, and bike trails. Open for picnic and day use as well as campground and cabin rentals; restrooms available as well as a park store. Discovery Pass required.

Squilchuck State Park ffers more than 10 miles of mountain bike trails that fan out from a single group campground. In the winter, a fat tire snow biking option is offered along with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and family snow play. Beginning mountain bikers can sharpen their skills at the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance’s practice area. Discovery Pass required

Community Parks

Eastmont Community Park s located at N. Georgia Avenue and Grant Road. The park features the Eastmont Aquatic Center, pickleball courts, baseball park, 4 picnic shelters, a children’s playground featuring a water feature, a Miss Veedol replica in flight, and a new bicycle pump track and futbol field. Three restrooms are available.

Kenroy Park offers a playground and skateboard park located at 700 James Avenue in East Wenatchee. This smaller neighborhood park does not have restrooms.

Tedford Park is located at 1st Street SE & S Jarvis Avenue in East Wenatchee, and features a 9-hole Frisbee Golf Course, a baseball diamond, lots of shade trees, restroom facilities and picnic tables.

Pangborn-Herndon Memorial Park located at 2326 Grand Ave in East Wenatchee, it overlooks the Columbia River, East Wenatchee, and Wenatchee Valley, giving visitors a panoramic view which is a perfect location for photographs. This monument offers benches and a drinking fountain, commemorating the historical landing and the completion of the first nonstop trans-Pacific flight.

Foothills North Natural Area or Horselake is a trailhead with parking and trail access. Closed December 1 - April 1 for habitat protection.

Hale Park – off leash dog park located adjacent to the Columbia River at 720 South Worthen Street.

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Family Friendly – Parks

Locomotive Park is located at 1100 S Wenatchee and features a historical locomotive display and picnic tables. Rotary Park is located at 1810 Maple Street in Wenatchee. This 8-acre park features disc golf, basketball court, picnic shelter, walking trail, play equipment and a splash pad.

Walla Walla Point Park – this 70-acre park with restrooms, picnic shelters, swimming, lighted soccer and softball fields, ADA fishing platform, playground equipment, volleyball, horseshoe pits, tennis, 1.2 miles of trail. This gem is meticulously maintained by Chelan PUD and a definite must-play choice.

Wenatchee Riverfront Railway & Train Station

155 N Worthen St. Wenatchee 509.663.2900

Kiwanis Methow Park is located at 420 Methow Street in Wenatchee. The park is a 1.26-acre park acquired by the City in 1933 and features: A seasonal wading pool, play equipment, multi-use field, restrooms, kiosk, picnic tables, skate area and basketball court. The wading pool is open during the summer months. The specific schedule may be found in the Summer Recreation Activity Guide on the Recreation and Art Program Page at www.wenatcheewa.gov

Washington Park is located at 110 South Miller Street in Wenatchee. The 4.12 acre park features a picnic shelter, wading pool, grassy areas and play equipment. The wading pool is open during the Summer months. 509.888.3284

Lincoln Park is located at 1410 Mission Street in Wenatchee. The 22-acre park features: athletic fields, picnic shelter and disc golf course. Lincoln Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year ranging from baseball tournaments to Fiestas Mexicanas and Movies in the Park.

Through a long term facility use agreement, Wenatchee Youth Baseball has priority use of the baseball fields from March 1 through July 31 each year and Wenatchee Fall Ball from August 1 through October 15. The group picnic shelter is available for reserved use. Reservations may be made by calling (509) 888-3284 or by visiting the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department Office at 1350 McKittrick Street.

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Leavenworth

Leavenworth is your Bavarian getaway to a beautiful, architecturally old-world designed village, nestled in the magnificent Cascade Mountain Range. On the sunny side of the state, getaways here are never out of season. Enjoy live outdoor theater under the stars, nationally ranked outdoor recreational activities, remarkable sights, and four spectacular seasonseach one filled with adventure, festivals, food and fun wrapped in Bavarian tradition. Leavenworth truly defines unique! For more information contact the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce:

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Cashmere

This historic mission town is the site for the Chelan County Fair, home to Crunch Pak, and the Pioneer Village Museum, where you can wander through fully furnished, original pioneer structures. It is also perfect for outdoor enthusiasts looking for year-round activities including golf, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, road and mountain biking, alpine and Nordic skiing. Join the fun at Founders’ Days each June and Apple Days in October. For more information, contact the Cashmere Chamber of Commerce: (509) 782-7404 | CashmereChamber.org

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Waterville

As the gateway to the Waterville Plateau, this quaint community of 1,200 sits amid a sea of grain overlooking the orchards and Columbia River 2,000 feet below. The rugged landscape features glacial erratics, coulees, and scablands showing evidence of a harsher time.

Waterville has a stable, diversified economy of wheat farming, government services, manufacturing, retail, and tourism. Waterville’s affordability, central location and amenities make it a good choice for relocating a family or business seeking rural simplicity. More information on the Waterville community and events: WatervilleWA.org

WENATCHEE VALLEY: OUR NEIGHBORS Lake Chelan

With warm summer temperatures, the lake is a popular spot for water enthusiasts. The lake sits within an 80-mile long glacial valley, with most of its length in a gorge far deeper than the Grand Canyon. Lake Chelan is the 11th AVA in Washington State and now features over 30 wineries hugging the shores of a breathtaking lake.

Visit the town for quaint shopping and local wine tasting. For more information, call the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce:

(509) 682-3503 | VisitLakeChelan.com

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