Four years ago, Carbitex bet its future on footwear – it’s paying off

Carbitex Inc., the Kennewick tech manufacturer that turns carbon fabric into flexible carbon composites, had a choice to make when it debuted in 2012. Its patented, flexible-yet-rigid composite material could be used in any number of products. Junus Khan, founder and chairman, had to figure out which one to target. Four years ago, Khan and…

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Regional entrepreneurs Christina Lomasney, left, and Paul Carlisle have signed on to serve as mentors in Washington State University Tri-Cities’ new Entrepreneurs in Residence program. The program aims to connect students to these successful entrepreneurs for coaching and connections. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

WSU Tri-Cities launches new entrepreneur mentorship program

Washington State University Tri-Cities has launched a new Entrepreneurs in Residence program to provide students with direct connections to successful entrepreneurs for mentorship opportunities. Through...

Business Briefs – November 2021

New apartment project honors pioneering builder

Real Estate & Construction

Bill and Cheri Smoot, founders of Pepper Preppers LLC, are buying the former Benton City fire station, 713 Ninth St., as a new home for their hot sauce business and related ventures. (Courtesy Pepper Preppers LLC )

Pepper Preppers heating up old Benton City fire station

A former fire station in the heart of Benton City will be the new home of Pepper Preppers LLC, a hot sauce business,...

Real Estate & Construction Briefs – November 2021

Arts Center group starts fresh with new executive director

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Q&A with Jason Mercier

Washington Policy Center Government Reform Director Jason Mercier What is the Washington Policy Center? Washington Policy Center (WPC) is an independent, nonprofit think tank that...

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Hanford High School Athletic Fields

The Richland School District completed a $5.5 million project to upgrade the athletic fields at Hanford High School in north Richland. The...

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