|Welcome to the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business. We are a business-focused newspaper published monthly featuring real estate and construction news in each issue, along with two rotating special editorial focuses, ranging from manufacturing to banking & investments, to labor & employment and health care, and more.
We also offer a host of e-newsletter products and business-related events, giving our media company one of the best market penetrations in the area.
The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business is published by Mid-Columbia Media Inc., a subsidiary of Cowles Co.
Throughout the year, we publish a series of publications which are inserted into the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business.
The latest on cleanup efforts and updates from regulators and contractors.
Meet the Tri-Cities’ next generation of leaders.
FOCUS: AGRICULTURE + VITICULTURE
Standalone glossy magazine offers comprehensive reports on the state’s powerhouse industries: agriculture and viticulture.
FOCUS: REAL ESTATE + CONSTRUCTION
Standalone glossy magazine offers in-depth coverage of the Tri-Cities’ real estate and construction industry.
Learn about the Tri-Cities' efforts to establish itself as a clean energy hub for the state and region.
BEST PLACES TO WORK
Featuring the quality employers in our region whose workers have ranked them through anonymous surveys to be the Best Places to Work in the Mid-Columbia.
BOOK OF LISTS
Identify key contacts, target new sales leads, compile mailing lists, research employment opportunities and more with our comprehensive catalog of information about local business and business contacts.
Kristina Lord has more than two decades of journalism experience and joined the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times in July 2016. Kristina spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two daughters and a dog named Yogi.
Sara Schilling joined the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business as a reporter. The Kennewick native has 15 years of experience as a journalist. The Tri-City Herald hired her in 2004 after she completed a successful internship. She worked there for more than six years before leaving to work for more than two years at the Tacoma News Tribune. She returned to Kennewick and the Herald, where she worked for another six years. She comes to the Journal after spending the past four years working in the communications department at the Kennewick School District. Schilling is an award-winning journalist, earning a national Society of Professional Journalists award for feature writing, among several others. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Seattle Pacific University.
News Assistant and Researcher
Rachel Visick received her bachelor’s degree in English and French (comparative literature) in spring 2023 from the University of Puget Sound. She is originally from Illinois.
Vanessa grew up in the Lower Valley and graduated from Sunnyside High School. Her experience includes five years in design and pre-press work for a printing company, three years as a production assistant at a daily newspaper, and eight years working at a marketing firm. Vanessa lives with her boyfriend, son, two bonus children and cat, Louie.
Associate Publisher for Sales
Tiffany Lundstrom joined the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times in January 2019 as advertising director. She spent 21 years in marketing at KNDU TV. Tiffany is a current BNI Gunners member and is part of the local networking group The Link. She is passionate about the opportunity to grow local businesses. Tiffany lives in Richland with her three children.
Advertising Account Manager
Chad Utecht has more than 17 years of sales experience and has been the advertising account manager at the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since October 2016. Chad grew up in the Tri-Cities until moving to Spokane to attend Eastern Washington University. He moved back to the Tri-Cities in 2005. He worked for 15 years at Les Schwab where he learned the value of customer service and two years as sales manager at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. He lives in West Richland with his wife and five children.
Erin Landon grew up in the Kennewick and started working for the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times in 2001. She was with the papers for 13 years before stepping away to stay at home with her daughters. She rejoined the team a few years ago and will handle circulation, accounts receivables and other office duties. She lives in Kennewick with her husband, two daughters and two dogs.
Paul Read is Group Publisher of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times, and also is publisher of the Journal of Business newspaper in Spokane, where he has worked since that newspaper’s founding in 1986. Prior to being named publisher in Spokane in 2012, Paul served as managing editor, assistant editor, and operations manager. He has been involved in the coverage of business news in Spokane for about 39 years. He is past chairman of Greater Spokane Incorporated, serves as vice chair of the Spokane Public Facilities District, and has led a number of other civic and nonprofit boards in Spokane.
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