Chart course for your business to thrive for long haul

By Berta Gabbard With the new year well underway and a new administration in the White House, many business owners in the greater Tri-Cities area are looking to maintain their stride as we see how the markets respond and evolve. Several owners I work with are actively pursuing plans to grow or retool their companies. […]

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Lynx Healthcare recently completed the remodel of the clinic formerly known as Pinnacle Pain Center at 741 W. Hood Place in Kennewick. The clinic was remodeled to make room for primary care programs as well as chiropractic, massage and pain management services. (Courtesy Lynx Healthcare)

Pinnacle Pain Center rebrands to Lynx Healthcare after renovations

By Sean Bassinger Mid-Columbia residents seeking relief from chronic back, neck, arthritic, cancer or other chronic or acute pain have more options available to them with Lynx Healthcare’s recent Kennewick expansion. Formerly Pinnacle Pain Center in Kennewick, the Tri-City pain clinic rebranded with a series of other clinics as part of Lynx Healthcare. “We wanted […]

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Washington state has produced more red wine than white since 2013, a trend that appears likely to continue into the foreseeable future. (Courtesy Wine News Service)

Washington’s wine production shifts firmly into reds

By Wine News Service Politically, Washington’s Columbia Valley has been the red part of a blue state for decades. And when it comes to wine, Washington has shifted firmly to being a red wine-producing state. The last year Washington produced more white wine than red was in 2012, and it’s likely to be the last […]

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The $3.2 million West Richland industrial wastewater treatment plant, known as the I-Plant, opened before last year’s first crush. It’s a plant that treats all the effluent before any remaining waste gets processed through West Richland’s sewer system. (Courtesy city of West Richland)

Cities build wine waste treatment plants to lure wineries

By Sean Bassinger Even the sweetest wine has waste. That’s why two Eastern Washington cities have invested in special wastewater treatment facilities to handle wine effluent. It’s not a glamorous piece of the wine industry, but it’s a critical part of a continued multimillion-dollar effort to draw more wineries to the Tri-City area. The $3.2 […]

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Columbia Gardens Wine Village

Kennewick businesses await completion of wine village

By Sean Bassinger Business owners in downtown Kennewick sense the excitement building as the new wine village takes shape along the Columbia Drive riverfront. “It’s just the perfect time to be there,” said Liz Thompson, who co-owns ET Estate Sales with her husband, Mark. The Thompsons are moving back to the retail area after outgrowing […]

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What happens in the ‘other’ Washington matters, too

By Kris Johnson Last month, two dozen business leaders from Washington state headed to the “other” Washington to meet with our state’s congressional delegation and hear from key insiders about what to expect on everything from trade and health care to environmental and immigration policy. It was the third annual “D.C. Fly-in” led by the […]

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