Annual Progress Edition spread over two editions

This week is part one of the Ely Echo’s 2022 Progress Edition. Part two will be printed in next week’s paper.
“We were impressed with the number of stories for this year’s Progress Edition” said Echo editor Tom Coombe. “We spread the stories over two weeks last year and people really liked it so we’re doing the same thing this year.”
In the past year businesses changed hands, made improvements and changed locations.
“The Progress Editions are a chance to meet new owners and find out about new businesses or improvements at existing businesses,” said Echo publisher Nick Wognum.
Ely’s business district hasn’t seen the huge increase in sales prices that has occurred in the residential market.
“Business sales have been right on the mark in town. We’ll see what happens with out of town business sales like resorts,” said Wognum. “The residential housing market has really skyrocketed and people are seeing that now in their market valuations.”