State of art showroom like a ‘new dealership’ in town
Since buying the former Bob Stone Subaru auto dealership in December of 2014, new owner Tonkin Auto Group has become known as the place to go in The Dalles to purchase one of the popular Subarus. And while the focus on sales of Subarus will remain just as strong going forward, the growing auto dealership is about to turn a spotlight in a fresh direction.
It was a brand new system five years ago, but as technology has advanced, the Google-financed free Wi-Fi system in The Dalles needs an upgrade to keep it running efficiently.
Bobbi’s Way In-Home Health Care, a gorge business that began accepting clients on Sept. 1, is all about caring. In fact, “Caring is Our Mission” is owner Kaleena Casey’s formal vision statement. The new health care service was officially licensed to serve in Oregon in July and is headquartered in Hood River.
The city of The Dalles has issued a preliminary economic growth report that found most people who work here commute, and most commuters travel as far as 50 miles.
A dinosaur has been spotted in The Dalles. The gas station at 801 E. Third Street, which used to be under the Shell banner, has been “rebranded” as a Sinclair station.
Fulfilling a dream that spanned nearly two decades, Barbara Land — the longtime manager of Dairy Queen in The Dalles — has now become the owner of the business.
It’s a big jump from Mexico to Hawaii, but Jose and Maria Ruis, the owners of Lilo’s Hawaiian BBQ in The Dalles, appear to have made it successfully. The husband and wife team has opened a second location of their popular restaurant, and this one is in the heart of the downtown business district at 400 E. Second Street in The Dalles. The original Lilo’s was at 2910 Cascade Ave. in Hood River.
The Dalles Chronicle will soon have a new home, and the existing office at 315 Federal Street is now on the market.
Nan Wimmers has been helping her clients put real estate deals together for more than two decades, and apparently her stellar efforts have not gone unnoticed.
Jeremiah Paulsen is a relative newcomer to The Dalles – he has lived here for about two years — but his presence could end up having a pretty big impact on the downtown area. Paulsen is project coordinator for The Dalles Main Street, a nonprofit organization geared toward boosting the economic vitality of downtown, and one of Paulsen’s primary objectives is to come up with ways to increase foot traffic to the city’s business district.
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County gives green light to project
Wasco County has given a green light to Union Pacific Railroad’s expansion plans for the Mosier area. On Sept. 26, the county planning commission voted 5-2 to approve the railroad’s “Mosier Double Track Extension” project, although there are multiple conditions attached to the approval.
Douglas Kirchhofer, financial advisor for Northwestern Mutual, has earned the Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP) professional designation from The American College, Bryn Mawr, Penn.
Leana Tennison has been named the new Director of Nursing at Columbia Basin Care, a not-for-profit nursing home in The Dalles offering long-term care and short-term rehabilitation. She joined Columbia Basin in September, managing the clinical needs of over 60 residents and providing leadership to a team of caregivers, according to a press release from the care facility.
Mike Urness (left), president of The Dalles Country Club, accepted deliver of four Toro mowers from Bill Franzke, territory manager for Western Equipment & Irrigation in Sherwood, on Monday. Urness said each of the four mowers is designed for a specific use in maintaining fairways, greens, tee-boxes, and rough at the golf course.