Along the Street: Online Northwest looking at more cities

It’s been a busy year for Online Northwest. The McMinnville-based internet, phone and cable television provider is busy installing high-speed, high-capacity fiber in Willamina. Meanwhile, it is ...

Along the Street: Three wineries mark anniversaries

Three historic Oregon wineries, all based in Yamhill County, will celebrate 30 Years of Winemaking in the Dundee Hills with a round of Sunday toasts and pours in Dundee. Argyle, which opened a spacious ...

Along the Street: Get ready for Small Business Saturday

Between the rising tide of earlybird holiday shopping, riding the coattails of Black Friday and its recent Cyber Monday offshoot, is another day of bargains. We refer, of course, to Small Business Saturday, ...

Marcus Larson / News-Register##Some of the 400 ecliipse paintings created by McMinnville artists John Stromme. Downtown businesses are stocked with eclipse souvenirs for an influx of visitors this weekend.

Along the Street: Businesses expect ripples from eclipse

McMinnville’s business community began plans months ago for Monday’s total eclipse, a rare celestial event with a unique mix of economic opportunity and logistical challenge. On the opportunity ...

Rockne Roll / News-Register##Nancy and John Bahr, outgoing owners of Found Objects in McMinnville.

Along the Street: Found Objects owners to retire; store stays

John and Nancy Bahr will be leaving Found Objects in downtown McMinnville at the end of September, but the objects within — at least those not scooped up during their retirement sale — will ...

Marcus Larson/News-Register##Construction crews work on the site of WinCo Food’s expansion in McMinnville.

Along the Street: WinCo expanding to 85,000 square feet

McMinnville’s largest grocery store is about to become even bigger. WinCo Foods opened in McMinnville in the fall of 1999 at 2585 Highway 99W. It currently occupies 62,000 square feet — spacious, ...

Along the Street: Ballot initiative would prohibit grocery taxes

Anticipating another ballot run by supporters of a tax on gross corporate sales, rather than the more traditional net corporate income, the grocery industry has filed a ballot measure with the Oregon Secretary ...

Along the Street: NW UAV engine marks 1,000 hours of 'combat' flight

One of Northwest UAV’s multi-fuel engines recently hit a new milestone — 1,000 hours of combat flight hours. All told, the McMinnville-based company has now produced 10,000 build-to-print propulsion ...

Along the Street: Rural counties leading job growth

When the local unemployment rate dipped into the mid-3 percent range this winter, Yamhill County joined an elite group of job creators in Oregon, according to a business advocacy group. Oregon Prosperity, ...

Along the Street: Sears Hometown immune from national troubles

There’s been a lot of press lately about the financial troubles of Sears, so Floyd Huff is accustomed to customers of his outlet on McMinnville’s Highway 99W asking him if they can expect a ...

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Along the Street: WVMC ranks among Top 100 hospitals

Willamette Valley Medical Center has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by the Chartis Center of Rural Health, an industry trade association. The selection ...

Dallas RV builder to set up shop in Sheridan

To employ up to 250 workers at former Liberty Homes plant

Along the Street: Mac severs ties with media company

McMinnville has severed ties with CGI Communications Inc., a New York-based firm hired in 2015 to produce promotional videos on its behalf. In a Feb. 16 letter, City Attorney David Koch not only put CGI ...

Along the Street: Oregon farm profits soar

Farm profits in Oregon can vary wildly, both from year to year and farm to farm. But the bottom line statewide is this: A decline in labor costs and other expenses is giving many farmers a financial shot ...

Rockne Roll/News-Register##From left, Jean and David Spalding, pictured at Timmreck and McNicol Jewelers in McMinnville. Dave, the owner, is passing control of the business to his daughter Jean.

Along the Street: Daughter will continue jewelry store

When you spend virtually your entire adult life operating a popular downtown business, you want to pass it on if at all possible. That isn’t always easy, but Dave Spalding has found a way with Timmreck ...

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