Yakima County Development Association - New Vision Investors Make Us Proud

Jonathan Smith

The President’s Pen is a weekly blog written by Jonathan Smith, New Vision’s President and CEO about local economic development projects and initiatives. It also covers economic trends, workforce issues, business climate policies, and manufacturing news. 



New Vision Investors Make Us Proud

New Vision Investors Make Us Proud

November 13, 2014

This month we would like to recognize and thank three great companies that we are proud to call New Vision Investors:  Graf Investments, Cashmere Valley Bank and Sunnyside Community Hospital.

alt textGraf Investments has been providing quality rentals and property management services to residents and owners for over 30 years.  Headquartered in Selah, their rental property holdings span from Hermiston to Ellensburg.  Their online presence provides easy search capabilities to residents looking or their next home.  Investment property owners enjoy letting the Graf team take care of the everyday hassles of rental properties by using their full range of services and resources. 

Cashmere Valley Bank has a long record of providing excellent service with a focus on the needs of Eastern Washington.  The bank opened in 1932 in the small town of Cashmere simply because they had no other bank in town.  Today they have at 11 branches from Chelan to Yakima and a municipal banking office in Bellevue.  They offer local businesses a full range of investment, financing and contract services.   

alt textSunnyside Community Hospital serves 80,000 people between Yakima (to the West) and Tri-Cities (to the East).  Recently the hospital signifcantly expanded services offered through its six primary care clinics and four specialty clinics.  John Gallagher the hospitals CEO, is excited about the addition of a short-term psychiatric detention service and acquiring the Yakima Valley Hearing and Speech Center.  They also have a new designation as a Yakima Valley Farm Workers preferred hospital  - effectively providing more residents access to their range of health care services.

We appreciate our local investors like Graf Investments, Cashmere Valley Bank and Sunnyside Community Hospital and wish them all continued success.

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