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As Facebook turns to “Meta” and tries to pilot new virtual reality offerings, a soon-to-open Centralia business has been way ahead of the game, while creating something much more … more
Penske Logistics, in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement, has officially opened a new 1.2 million square foot distribution facility in Winlock’s industrial park. At the time of … more
Last time The Chronicle checked, things were going pretty well for Centralia baker Ashlee Shirer, formerly Ashlee Christman. Now, she’s even better. Shirer, 27, has turned sugar cookie … more
October is National Women’s Small Business Month. As one of the many local women-owned businesses, The Chronicle this week spoke with Lewis County Coffee Company co-owners, stepmother-daughter … more
If Flavortown is the destination, Lewis County residents don’t have to board a plane. “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives,” one of Food Network’s most popular shows, came to the … more
Sometimes, it’s best to go with your gut. That’s what Ron Sturza says. He’s worked at the Sunbird Shopping Center for roughly 45 years, and it’s that gut feeling … more
Owners of The Man Cave Outfitters, a firearms retailer located in downtown Centralia, hosted a ribbon-cutting event Monday for its new six-stall, 10-yard indoor firing range. The event was hosted … more
Nestled neatly among the streets of Tenino, the quaint little Braids and Blossoms Flower Farm adds a fragrant bloom to the small city. Owned by Ridgeline Middle School math teacher Tabatha Sand, … more
Centralia’s beloved bowling center won’t be shuttered for much longer.  New Fairway Lanes owners Jeff and Julie Walker said they anticipate holding an official grand opening on … more
The establishment of the brand new Adna Burger Bar was a sight to behold, according to owners Cindy and Jim Smith. Selling four kinds of burgers and baskets of fries to a line of 30 to 40 … more
For about a decade, Ron Bolan worked for high-end cabinetry companies in the area. He says he learned to be handy from his stepdad, who would regularly use his skills to transform the cheap rentals … more
Leco Supply, an independent Chehalis-based janitorial supply company that has been doing business in Southwest Washington for 34 years, was recognized as the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce … more
As far as first years in business go, Timber Patch Brewing & Taproom had an uphill battle to reach its first anniversary celebration in March. Opening just two weeks before non-essential … more
The story of Boccata’s journey through the last two years is a love story. In July 2019, Darin Harris, chef and owner of the Centralia Mediterranean restaurant, got married. His wife, Kim … more
Maximilian Motorsports: Chehalis Business Offers Elite Automotive Master’s Degree  By Isabel Vander Stoep The Chronicle  For an auto repair shop in Chehalis that specializes … more
STIHL Inc. and its Lewis County associates celebrated the opening of a new 100,000-square-foot distribution facility located at 3122 Kuper Road in the Port of Centralia on Tuesday with an open house. … more
The clittering of coins dropping into a cabinet, warming hues of neon lights and the rhythmic and descending blips of the Pac-Man game. Bring back memories? It does for Dan Coleman. So much … more
The legacy of Shanghai Cafe will live on thanks to its new owners, the Doans, who have spent the last two years renovating the nearly 100-year-old restaurant whose Chinese cuisine and butterfly sign … more
Amy and Sam Messina took a chance last fall and bought their first restaurant, Grill on the Green, located at the Newaukum Valley Golf Course. The couple knew it was a risky move — pandemic … more
Sitting inside O’Blarney’s on Tuesday, owner Jeff Malloy recalled this time last year — regulars gathered around these tables one last time before the pandemic shuttered bars and … more
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