Derrick Stricker, a Tri-City commercial real estate broker, wants to create a drive-in movie theater and event space that would allow for social distancing and other measures needed by the Covid-19 pandemic. Tri-Cities entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities in the crisis. (Courtesy Derrick Stricker)

Necessity is the mother of invention for Tri-Cities innovators

Great disruptions can bring great opportunities. For Derrick Stricker, a Tri-City commercial real estate broker, working during the Great Recession in Chicago drove that idea home. Now, a decade older and working in the Mid-Columbia, he’s one of the many local entrepreneurs who see new opportunity in the Covid-19 pandemic. Or rather, an old one.…

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Susan and Charles Conte Jr. opened Reborn Bike Shop at 1342 George Washington Way, in the Richland Uptown Shopping Center, in May. (Courtesy Reborn Bike Shop)

Bike shop vet opens Reborn in Richland’s Uptown

Charles Conte Jr. decided late last year it was time to move to the Tri-Cities, where his wife Susan’s family lived. In January, the family...

Rebound and Recovery website aims to help small business bounce back

Tri-Cities Cancer Center CEO announces retirement 

Real Estate & Construction

The Port of Kennewick invites the community to participate in a virtual presentation and a variety of online activities to help guide the future of Kennewick’s Historic Waterfront District. (Courtesy Kim Fetrow Photography)

Help shape the future of Kennewick’s waterfront

The Port of Kennewick is asking the public to weigh in as it updates its plan for the downtown waterfront. The planning area...

Pair of leases lets Benton County elections spread out for 2020 cycle 

Seattle Children’s moving Tri-City clinic to bigger spot next spring 

Monthly Focuses

Robert Jackson of the Port of Benton maintenance team works on the Crow Butte Park irrigation system (Courtesy Port of Benton)

Crow Butte ready to welcome campers – when Phase 2 comes

One good thing happened when Crow Butte Park in southern Benton County closed to campers because of the Covid-19 crisis. No one was camping in...

The cheery champion of Tri-City tourism finds good news in sea of bad

Friends of Badger Mountain readies its new vineyard trail for a fall debut

Building Tri-Cities

525 N. Third Ave., Pasco

Pasco City Hall modernization

The city of Pasco has completed a $1.8 million facelift to accommodate staff needed to support the growing city.  The renovations at...

WoodSpring Suites Tri-Cities

Southridge Church

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Pair of leases lets Benton County elections spread out for 2020 cycle 

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Richland winery restarts expansion delayed by Covid-19

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