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Aug. 28, 2013 - Business Briefs

Sweet River looks to expand outdoors

PATEROS – Sweet River Bakery hopes to provide more outdoor seating in the near future.

A draft agreement was presented at the Aug. 19 City Council meeting that would have charged the bakery $150 to put some tables and chairs in front of its building, 203 Riverside Drive.

However, co-owner Alex Hymer said he’d prefer not to pay it because the outdoor seating on the pedestrian mall provides a welcoming ambiance that benefits the city. Council member Christine Perry said it would be unfair not to charge the bakery, noting that another business pays a fee for an awning that extends over city property.

No music or alcohol will be allowed in the front outdoor area, Hymer said, and bakery staff would bring in the tables and chairs each night.

Hymer suggested the city look into creating an ordinance that would apply to all businesses facing the pedestrian mall, and the council unanimously supported it.

Rosenbaum hired as Tribune editor

NESPELEM — Cary Rosenbaum has been hired as the media services manager for the Colville Confederated Tribes and assumes the duties as managing editor of The Tribal Tribune.

Rosenbaum, 28, is an Inchelium native and was previously the managing editor of The Chronicle.

He has spent the past three months as a sports writer for The Coeur d’Alene Press.

As of last week, The Tribal Tribune’s office is located in the current Colville Business Council quarters.

The Tribune had formerly been located at the Colville Tribal Administration building, which burned down in late July.

Omak graduate earns sales honor

WENATCHEE — An Omak High School graduate recently earned one of the top distinctions for insurance agents with New York Life Insurance Company.

Braden Draggoo was elected to the 2013 Chairman’s Council of New York Life Insurance Company last week. Members of the council make up the top 3 percent of New York Life’s sales force of more than 12,250 licensed agents.

Draggoo works at the Wenatchee office, 10 First St., Suite 110. He has been with the company since 2008.

Insurance specialist speaks on changes

OMAK – Deputy Insurance Commissioner Brendan Williams will talk about the state response to the federal Affordable Care Act on Sept. 18.

His talk is at 6 p.m. in the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

Williams is a former state represen-tative and head of the Washington Health Care Association. He is an attorney and joined the Office of the Insurance Commissioner in 2010.

His topics include Medicaid, the insurance marketplace and the Small Business Health Options Program.

—The Chronicle

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