Yakima business: Pop-up nursery opens at Westpark Shopping Center | Local

Brahm Buck

Verdant, a pop-up nursery, has been operating outside the former Royal Buffet space at the Westpark Shopping Center at 40th and Summitview avenues in Yakima for nearly two months.

Co-owners and neighbors Erin Anderson and Mitch Evans decided to test out the neighborhood nursery concept by doing a pop-up for several weekends this spring. The two avid gardeners were tired of traveling out of town to get specific plant and shrub varieties.

With interest in gardening growing significantly during the pandemic, the pair saw an opportunity.

“We just wanted to do a pop-up to gauge whether there is interest in

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BBB Tip: Father’s Day shopping tips | Business

Brahm Buck

It has been more than 110 years since the first Father’s Day celebration, which occurred in Washington on June 19, 1910. While initially challenging to promote, retailers and advertisers redoubled their efforts to make Father’s Day a “second Christmas” for men following the economic downturn of The Great Depression. It wasn’t until sometime later, in 1972, that President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday.

Since its origin, the typical gifts received on Father’s Day have both transformed and remained relatively steady. Tools, home improvement supplies and clothing are all common purchases for Father’s Day gifts;

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Business Beat: CEFCO plans new convenience store | Business Beat

Brahm Buck

CEFCO, which operates more than 200 combination convenience stores and gas stations in six states, plans to build another store in Longview. The company already operates 18 locations in Longview and the surrounding area, according to the company’s website.

The company has applied to the city of Longview for a building permit for construction of the store at 2400 H.G. Mosley Parkway, across the street from an existing Lone Star No. 3 gas station and convenience store. The application lists the store’s construction value at $3 million.

A company representative did not respond to a request for additional information.


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How Businesses Can Use Livestream Shopping to Reach More Customers

Brahm Buck
  • Livestream shopping is about to get a lot more popular in the US.
  • Real-time shows let you tell the story behind your brand and products.
  • We break down what livestreaming is and how to use the technology for your business.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

Livestream shopping in the US is estimated to become a $6 billion market this year and $25 billion by 2023. Originally popularized in Asia, this method of ecommerce is like a modern QVC show meets Instagram live.

Small businesses, resellers, and collectors are using livestream shows to make thousands of dollars in sales.

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Kilauea Fine Jewelry now open at new Ahuimanu Shopping center

Brahm Buck

KILAUEA — Earlier this month, three woman joined forces to open Kilauea Fine Jewelry at the new Ahuimanu Shopping Center in Kilauea.

Co-owners Tiffany Freepartner, Karen Friend and Nicky Boyer said they had a soft opening on June 1 and are now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The grand opening blessing and celebration is scheduled for July 17.

“I can’t express deeply enough just how much the opening of our store means to us,” Freepartner said. “We literally cried when we had our first sale a few days ago. Your readers can expect to be impressed. This

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