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home : business February 18, 2018

The people behind The Nugget...
When Leith Easterling started with The Nugget in 1991, the newspaper industry was on the cusp of revolutionary change.

As the third member of a tiny, three-person staff, along with then-owners Kiki and Erik Dolson, Easterling wore a variety of hats: She sold ads, designed and produced the ads, and pasted the paper up - with actual wax on paper. It was labor-intensive work.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Chamber honors citizens, businesses
Local citizens and businesses regularly step up in extraordinary ways to enhance the quality of life in Sisters. And each year, the Sisters Area Chamber of Commerce brings community members together to honor those contributors.

The Chamber hosted its annual awards banquet at FivePine Lodge & Conference Center on Thursday, February 8.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Councilors tour cannabis facilities
In an effort to more clearly understand the many facets of the burgeoning marijuana industry, representatives of Sisters City government spent Monday, February 5, touring three facilities in Bend engaged in some phase of the business.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Business is good in Central Oregon
CEO Roger Lee of Economic Development of Oregon (EDCO) was upbeat in his report to the joint workshop of the Sisters City Council and Deschutes County Commissioners on January 24.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
A pioneering Sisters businesswoman
"'Are you an antique, Mom?'" Chelsie Hoyt-Gloeckner said, laughing, during a conversation at Suttle Tea. "That is what my young girls, Lola and Hadley asked me recently. 'Were there cars when you were little?' Nothing like being an antique!"

Raised in Sisters, Chelsie, the owner of Heritage USA, an antique store located at 253 Hood Ave., is among the town's creative business women who juggle being a wife, raising children, managing a store and watching over a ranch. She doesn't sit still much.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Market seeks to rise from fire
Sisters Farmers Market lost more than money in 2017. Following a smoke-choked year, all three of its co-managers have announced their resignations. Carys Wilkins and Benji Nagel plan to focus on their farm and their newborn baby, while Angelena Bosco expands her cooking classes and entrepreneur day camps.
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Stitchin' Post reopens with a new look
In 1975 Jean Wells opened Stitchin' Post with a little bit of money and big dreams. With help from a business mentoring program she got the tools she needed to methodically grow her business and her brand. A passionate teacher and advocate for the arts, Wells has taught internationally and single-handedly introduced Sisters to thousands of people.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Local developer behind assisted-living facility
The man behind The Lodge in Sisters, the assisted-living facility currently under construction next to the Sisters Post Office, is Central Oregon resident Peter Hoover, 65, managing partner of THRIVIFY LLC.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Ski Inn comes down
On a blustery day in early December 2013, at about 2:20 p.m., a heavy gust of wind uprooted a towering ponderosa pine that stood next to the Ski Inn on Cascade Avenue in Sisters, sending the trunk crashing through the front of the restaurant.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Guest ranch proposed in Sisters
The owners of one of Sisters' ranches have filed an application with Deschutes County to create a guest ranch with 10 guest cottages on the Cole Ranch.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Mild winter OK for local businesses
Many local businesses found the holiday season to be good - but not the jolt they were hoping for after a difficult and disappointing ending to the summer. With tourists and visitor traffic, sidewalks and businesses saw a steady flow of customers for the month of December, but nothing out of the ordinary.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Work underway in Sisters on assisted living facility
The fence is up around the seven-acre parcel of ground adjacent to the Sisters post office, between Locust and Larch. Site work has begun on The Lodge at Sisters assisted living facility.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
New business removes dents
It happens. You're parked in the lot at Ray's Food Place and somebody's stray shopping cart comes rolling across the pavement - and right into your car. You now have a nice dent in your driver's-side door.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Travel agent opens road to adventure
Susan Waymire has set up shop in Sisters to help local folks answer the call of adventure.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Ponderosa Forge celebrates 30 years
Like iron and steel, Ponderosa Forge has proven it's tough enough to stand the test of time.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Food cart offers artisan pizza
"Pizza, for me, is the balance of my favorite things," says Danny St. Lawrence.

Those things include organic vegetables, fine meats, artisan cheeses - and really, really good crust. It starts with the bread, in fact.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Ground broken for assisted living facility
The Lodge In Sisters, with an anticipated opening of Fall 2018, will bring 62 resident assisted units to Sisters. Groundbreaking on the project occurred last week.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Council reviews rental recommendations
Several Sisters City Councilors are calling for tighter regulation on vacation rentals.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
City adopts new water/sewer rates
Some utility users in the city of Sisters will see bigger bills for water and sewer usage. However, low usage could result in reduced bills for others.
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Planning commission recommends caps on vacation rentals
The Sisters Planning Commission is forwarding to the City Council for their consideration several recommendations regarding regulation of vacation rental properties in Sisters.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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