Articles by Guest Contributor


Optimism bubbles up for strong holiday shopping season

Despite higher prices, inflation and safety concerns, more Christmas shoppers are browsing online but making in-store purchases. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported this year an estimated 166.3 million people…


Washington employers shine in annual awards ceremony

Washington is fortunate to be a state filled with strong, resilient and innovative employers. We were reminded of that last month during the annual Association of Washington Business awards ceremony…


Let’s look at Tri-City economy through the lens of Charles Dickens

One of my fondest childhood memories of this time of year was listening to the deep baritone of English actor Basil Rathbone as he narrated Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”…


Tri-Cities’ tourism future sparkles with optimism, new leadership

2022 is the year that the Tri-Cities bounced back brighter, bigger and bolder for tourism-related businesses and renewed visitor spending in the Tri-Cities. Visit Tri-Cities kicked off the year by…


How sharp is your business vision for next year?

I had a toy as a child that seemed super-cool at the time. It was a remote-controlled car that had the capacity to make three-point turns when it bumped into…


Many health care insurance rates to increase in new year

By Karina EliasSpokane Journal of Business Small employers in Washington state face double-digit increases in health-care insurance rates for 2023, in some cases. In most instances, those small employers, which…


Learning a little Latin pays off when it comes to designating beneficiaries

Periodically checking and updating beneficiary designations on retirement accounts and life insurance is prudent. The next time you navigate the online portal or the old school paper form to write…


AWB hit the road. Here are some
of the manufacturers who inspire us

Some of the most amazing companies in the world are hiding in plain sight, right here in Washington. They’re located inside industrial buildings and office parks that we drive by…


America’s real recovery hinges on people returning to work sites

To “build back America” key workers must return to job sites. It is not good enough for President Joe Biden to lean back on low unemployment numbers claiming success when…


Wondering how to invest in bonds? Here’s a primer

In 2019, CISI Capital Markets and Corporate Finance estimated the U.S. equity markets had a value of $30 trillion and the U.S. bond markets had a value of $40 trillion.…

Latest News


Sign-up for our e-newsletter filled with featured stories and latest news.


Shred Day

April 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cybersecurity job fair in Pasco

March 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Spring Career and Internship Fair in Pasco

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm