As we round out the month of March, we celebrate International Women's Month and the progress we've made towards gender equality. This year's theme, "Break the Bias," encourages us to challenge stereotypes, fight discrimination, and celebrate the achievements of women everywhere.

One of the best ways to honor International Women's Month today and every day is by supporting and celebrating women-owned businesses.  

Whether you’re visiting the local farmers market, a Wenatchee storefront, or a pop-up event in the area, we encourage you to support these self-starters, who are breaking down barriers and paving the way for future generations by empowering other women to pursue business ownership.

For starters, here are some local area women entrepreneurs we encourage you to support:

 Iwa Sushi & Grill –Lyn has owned and operated this award-winning downtown Wenatchee restaurant since 2009, specializing in fresh and healthy Pan-Asian cuisine.

 The Knotty Weaver – Brittanie is a self-taught fiber artist and indie dyer who makes and sells handmade fiber supplies & materials, including beautifully hand-crafted wall hangings.

 The Original Children’s Shop– Kellie is the third generation in her family to carry on the family tradition of owning and operating a local business that offers exceptional, quality clothing for children.

 Pulse Barre Studio – Christy infuses a strong sense of community into her boutique fitness studio, combining ballet and Pilates principles for unique and powerful workout classes.

 Rings and Rituals– Arielle translates her training in jewelry and metalsmithing into custom-crafted jewelry & classes utilizing wax carving and the ancient craft of sand casting.

 Sol Stone Massage – Natalie is a trained massage therapist who specializes in therapeutic cupping, prenatal and deep tissue massage for a customized massage experience.

 Watercore Cider– Sarah and Devon own and operate this local Taproom that specializes in making an array of ciders from apples ripened on the branch to create flavor-packed beverages.


Wenatchee Cookie Co. – Liz turned her passion for designing and decorating cookies into a Washington State certified Cottage Bakery business offering both decorated cookies & classes.


Yeti Chocolates– Willow produces small-batch artisan chocolates and gourmet truffles with no added artificial preservatives and as many organic ingredients as possible.


Yokai Glassworks– Shelby creates handcrafted stained-glass art featuring bright colors and bold black lines inspired by traditional and neo-traditional American and Japanese tattoo styles.

 In honor of International Women's Month, we encourage everyone to keep the spirit alive by breaking the bias, celebrating the achievements of women business owners, and supporting efforts to create a more inclusive future for all.

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