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Economic Development Survey

The Winthrop and Twisp Chambers, in partnership with TwispWorks, are looking at ways we can increase the economic vitality of the Methow. We’d like to hear your ideas. Please click here to take a short survey.    

Available south-facing studio space on second floor.

Available south-facing studio space on second floor.

Prime Spaces Available in Restored Warehouse

Looking for an inspiring, collaborative environment to launch or grow a business in the creative industries? Join an all-star cast in one of the finest buildings in the Methow Valley, the Bernard Hosey Founders Building. THE BERNARD HOSEY FOUNDERS BUILDING Originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, this 6,700 sq.ft. warehouse was used for 70 years by to coordinate and equip fire fighting on the Twisp Ranger District. The building is named for sculptor Bernard Hosey, who Read the Rest…

Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available from the SBA

SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Washington Residents & Businesses Affected by the Central Washington Firestorm Below text copied from the SBA’s official press release   Sacramento, California – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to Washington residents and business owners affected by the Central Washington Firestorm that occurred July 9 – August 5, 2014, U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet announced today. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following the September 23 denial Read the Rest…

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TW Receives Grant For Warehouse Renovation

TwispWorks received a grant of $150,000 from the MJ Murdock Charitable Trust to complete the renovation of the Bernard Hosey Founders’ Building to serve as an arts and media eduction center on the TwispWorks campus. The building, known by the Forest Service as the “fire cache” building and more recently as the North Warehouse, was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The building is a carbon copy of ranger station warehouses built throughout the West during that era. Read the Rest…

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SBA Recovery Resources for Business, Individuals

The Small Business Administration has declared our area a disaster, and SBA representatives have set up an office in Twisp to offer the following services: Answer questions about SBA’s disaster loan programs Explain the application process Help individuals and business owners complete their loan applications Types of Disaster Loans Available: Home Disaster Loans – Loans to homeowners or renters to repair or replace disaster-damaged real estate or personal property owned by the victim. Renters are eligible for their personal property Read the Rest…

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Classic Car Cruise-In

Wednesday, August 20 5:30-8:30pm   The Methow Motorheads return to TwispWorks for the August Class Car Cruise-In. Hot Rods, trucks, and more will gather in the TwispWorks parking lot from 5:30pm until 8:30pm with hot dogs and soda available to all. Contact Don for details, 509-860-1610

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4th Annual Community Harvest Potluck

CLICK HERE TO TELL US WHAT YOU’RE BRINGING! Sunday, September 28 5pm til dark Please bring a potluck dish to share   Join TwispWorks, the Methow Valley Interpretive Center and your neighbors in celebration of the harvest, changing seasons and our hard working local farmers and food producers. Bring a chair and blanket, plus a main dish, side dish, dessert or beverage to share! There will be lawn games, live music and fun for all. Please let us know what Read the Rest…

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“I Land” is a landing place in a sea of asphalt

“I Land”, an installation artwork by visiting Artist-in-residence Karin Wimmeder, is a new landing place in the sea of asphalt at the center of TwispWorks. Wimmeder’s work at TwispWorks is meant to draw attention to the center of the TwispWorks campus, from which you can see expansive views of Mt. McClure and surrounding hillsides. Few people ever stop to notice the views because the space is a vast expanse of unwelcoming asphalt. In the next year or so, TwispWorks plans Read the Rest…

The North Warehouse, built in 1939 by the CCC.

The North Warehouse, built in 1939 by the CCC.

Renovation Bids Requested

It’s time to build! The Twispworks Foundation is seeking bids from licensed General Contractors for the renovation of the North Warehouse, a 6,000 square foot 1934 building on the TwispWorks campus.  This historic building is currently uninsulated and it’s time to upgrade the utilities and bring it in to modern use. Contact Tori Karpenko at 509-997-3300 for the bid packet and to arrange for a tour of the building.

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New Partner Twisted Knitters

A hearty welcome to our newest TwispWorks partner, Susan Hamer of Twisted Knitters! Susan offers FREE drop-in knitting and crochet classes during her open hours. A frequent knitter and crocheter, Susan is also a developing weaver. She’s going to have open hours FOUR days a week! Monday, Friday, and Saturday, 11am-2pm, Wednesday 2-5pm. Check out her website for upcoming classes, knit groups and schedule changes. Congratulations Susan and welcome to the TwispWorks family!