Articles by Elsie Puig

Elsie Puig is a freelance writer and web designer. She has a strong background in digital marketing communications, copywriting, and social media. Her passion is using web technology and strong messaging to help small businesses meet their goals. She is currently pursuing her online MA in Web Design and Online Communications from the University of Florida. She lives in Richland with her husband and two children.
Wildland software development firm

Software development firm Wildland embraces rapid growth

Wildland, a software development agency in Richland, is young, but its all-star team of programmers, designers, and project managers have taken on ambitious projects and the company is growing at a steady rate. [blockquote quote=”We’re always looking for partners who want to get a software to market, but don’t have the technical talent to do…

Supermex in Pasco.

Hispanic grocery store Supermex brings the taste of Mexico to the Tri-Cities

Stepping into Supermex in Pasco is like stepping into a grocery store in Mexico — and that is exactly what owner Jesus Higareda-Diaz wants. Colorful murals adorn the walls depicting traditional Hispanic foods and produce, piñatas line the ceiling, the smell of authentic Mexican tacos fills the air, and the friendly staff greets you in…

Pacific Science Center

Pacific Science Center ignites the curiosity of the young and the young at heart

An excited audience watches in awe as a magician pulls a card from a deck. The card, it turns out, is the same one the audience had envisioned in their minds. The power of suggestion, the magician said, coupled with sleight of hand and manipulation, is the science behind magic. At the Pacific Science Center…

WSU Tri-Cities hospitality business management degree program

WSU Tri-Cities Hospitality Business Management program continues to grow

Last spring, WSU Tri-Cities announced a new degree program after the university’s faculty senate approved expanding the Hospitality Business Management Degree to the Richland campus. [blockquote quote=”One of the main reasons for bringing the program here is because of the growing wine industry.” source=”Dr. Robert Harrington, professor of hospitality at WSU” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] The program…

Elk at Oak Creek Wildlife Area

Get close up view of wintering elk at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area

On an overcast snow-covered day, a large herd of elk herd plows over the ridge and gathers aside a gated fence just below the hills near Naches. They form in tight huddles, waiting for flakes of hay to be spread for them across the white-blanketed Oak Creek Wildlife Area each afternoon. Nearly 10,000 visitors come…

Confluent Space

Confluent Space celebrates grand opening of maker’s space

It’s hard not to get inspired by the possibilities the moment you walk into Confluent Space in Richland. [blockquote quote=”Whether you choreographic a new dance, are developing a new play or building a robot, you’re making something.” source=”Nick Napoli, president of Confluent” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] The new maker’s space combines the industrial feel of a manufacturing…

3RCFA

Three Rivers Community Foundation promotes philanthropy and planned giving

Behind the success of every great nonprofit is a passionate community leader fighting for a worthwhile cause. And behind every nonprofit leader is an organization helping to make that happen. In the Tri-Cities, that organization is the Three Rivers Community Foundation. [blockquote quote=”We don’t only support them with funds, but we also support them with…

Last year, the state of Washington became a pioneer in the justice system by being the first state to train, license, and regulate legal technicians. This new breed of legal professional are trained and licensed to advise and assist people going through divorce, child custody and other family-law matters in Washington.

Washington becomes first state to license legal technicians

In May of 2015, Priscilla Selden of Wenatchee and others passed an eight-hour licensing exam, moving one step closer to becoming the first Limited License Legal Technicians in the country. The state’s new Limited License Legal Technician is a new professional designation that authorizes them to advise clients and file documents in family law court…

Ashby Law

Family law attorney’s compassionate approach garners national attention

Family is important to Scott Ashby, owner of Ashby Law. It’s the main reason he decided to leave a comfortable position as a high-stakes corporate litigator at an international law firm in Phoenix, Ariz. and move to the Tri-Cities to start his own practice. [blockquote quote=”It’s not about how big we can get, it’s really…

Northern Pacific Railway's Toy Train Christmas

Take a trip to the North Pole on the Northwest Pacific Railway

This holiday season rekindle the longstanding fascination of toy trains and locomotives at Christmas during the Northern Pacific Railway’s Toy Train Christmas event in Toppenish. [blockquote quote=”We have over a hundred volunteers to help make this happen.” source=”Judy Boekholder, event organizer for Northern Pacific Railway’s Toy Train Christmas” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] The popular event is in its…

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