Jacobi's now offers a full-service lunch

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New changes are on board at Jacobi's Cafe, Walla Walla's train car restaurant at the historic depot, 416 N. Second Ave.

Owner Vince Cannone said diners stopping in midday can now opt for a full-service lunch. "They can come in and get greeted, seated, waited on and served," Cannone said.

This is opposed to the fast-track lunch option where customers order their food and pay in advance before the meal is delivered tableside. Either option is available depending on the desire of the customer, Cannone said. Though he originally believed the fast-track option would best serve customers on a lunchbreak from work, many patrons asked for the full-service model as an option. "We have to listen to the customers, and by popular demand this is what they want," Cannone said.

In addition to that change, Jacobi's has also "engineered" its menu, he said. Those with smaller appetites may now find more options to fit their needs. The revised menu includes a smaller portion on some items. For instance, popular sandwiches may be served in half-sandwich orders, as are half portions of dinner items such as lasagne. To learn more check out jacobiscafe.com.

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Peter Allen, vice president and trust officer at Baker Boyer Bank, has earned the Certified Trust amp; Financial Advisor designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers, a subsidiary of the Washington, D.C.,-based American Bankers Association.

The designation is awarded to those who demonstrate excellence in wealth management and trust. Recipients must meet certain levels of experience and education in the trust profession, agree to abide by a code of ethics and pass an exam, which covers fiduciary and trust activities, personal financial planning, tax law, investment management and ethics.

The ICB promotes standards of performance in the financial services industry. The designation is a validation of a recipient's knowledge and expertise.

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One weekend. Years in the making.

That's how the Walla Walla Valley Wine Alliance is promoting its flagship event, Vintage Walla Walla, this year.

The annual event is a chance to sample from the library of wines from local winemakers.

This year's celebration, planned for June 18 and 19, also features a barbecue under the stars, as well as various private winemaker dinners, tastings and tours.

The wine alliance reminds those who want to attend to save the date. The $200 tickets go on sale April 1. A portion of the event's proceeds goes to the Auction of Washington Wines, benefitting uncompensated care at Seattle Children's Hospital. For more details, visit wallawallawine.com .

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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