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Dick Boushey walks through his vineyard near Grandview. The longtime grape grower is taking over management of Klipsun Vineyards on Red Mountain, which is considered one of the top vineyards in the state. The 120-acre vineyard was recently bought by Chicago-based Terlato Wines International. (Courtesy Wine News Service)

120-acre Red Mountain vineyard sold to Chicago-based company

By Wine News Service A Chicago company recently bought one of Red Mountain’s top vineyards. And one of Washington wine country’s most celebrated grape growers will be managing it. Dick Boushey will be oversee the 120-acre Klipsun Vineyard for Terlato Wines International, a leading importer and marketer. The company also owns such Napa Valley brands…

Bethany Cooper, left, and Alyssa Schultheiss of Kennewick High School confer during the Junior Achievement High-Tech Business Challenge, an online business simulation contest on April 25 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

High school students test their business knowledge in Junior Achievement contest

By Melissa Heaton Pasco High’s Purple Powerhouse team earned bragging rights, cash and a traveling trophy after showcasing their business savvy during Junior Achievement’s 10th annual High-Tech Business Challenge. [blockquote quote=”Connecting students to the ‘real world’ of business – that is one of our priorities.” source=”Dana Munn, program specialist with Junior Achievement of Washington” align=”right”…

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Washington state wine industry marks 30-year milestone

Wineries, winegrowers experiencing explosive growth since wine commission formed in 1987 By Heather Bradshaw This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Washington State Wine Commission, a marketing, communications and research organization that represents every licensed winery and every wine grape grower in the state. In 1987, early industry visionaries saw the need to bring…

Palencia Wine Co. ‘bottling’ with eco-friendly, recyclable totes

Local winemaker ‘bottling’ with eco-friendly, recyclable totes

By Wine News Service Palencia Wine Co. plans to put 500 cases into the totes this year A Walla Walla winemaker who is relocating part of his business to the Tri-Cities also is doing everything he can to reduce his carbon footprint. [blockquote quote=”I’ve seen first-hand how much waste can be generated with traditional bottlings.”…

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Popular property tax limit is working; lawmakers should leave it alone

By Paul Guppy With so much commotion happening in our national government, it is reassuring to know one effective policy in our state is working every day, quietly and effectively, exactly as planned. That policy is based on the wise decision voters made in 2001 to enact a 1 percent limit on how much state…

Try these asset protection strategies to protect your nest egg

Try these asset protection strategies to protect your nest egg

By Beau Ruff We make money and we want to keep it. But, potential creditors are lurking around every corner. Perhaps it’s a professional malpractice claim. Perhaps it’s a divorce. Perhaps it’s a car accident. Perhaps it’s medical bills. Perhaps it’s a business lawsuit. How can you protect these assets so your nest egg isn’t…

TRIDEC’s Gary A. White, center, stands with Julia Son, left, and Teresa Hung, right, from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council at the 2016 FABREO Expo. (Courtesy TRIDEC)

Turning opportunity into reality for our dynamic food, beverage industry

By Gary A. White Nothing worthwhile happens easily or quickly. But, it does happen. A case in point is TRIDEC’s FABREO (Food and Beverage Retention & Expansion Opportunities) program. One doesn’t have to look far to realize the Tri-Cities is located in the middle of one of the most dynamic food and beverage regions in…

Small-business owners must speak up about Olympia tax talk

Small-business owners must speak up about Olympia tax talk

By Kris Johnson Raising taxes on “the wealthy” might seem like a great idea until you realize that many of the proposals coming out of the state Capitol would apply to small business owners who don’t meet most folks’ definition of wealthy. For example, a proposed 66 percent increase in the business and occupation (B&O)…

WSU Tri-Cities growing international partnerships for student success

WSU Tri-Cities growing international partnerships for student success

By H. Keith Moo-Young In today’s day and age, students are expected to go above and beyond what is experienced in the traditional classroom setting. Students are expected to have a full body of work experience by means of internships, co-ops and other extracurricular experiences by graduation. But beyond that, holding international experience has become…

Fresh Out the Box will open in Marineland Plaza in Kennewick.

Food truck reaching outside box for permanent Kennewick home

By Robin Wojtanik Fresh Out the Box expanding into Marineland Plaza storefront Fresh Out the Box is preparing to serve its Asian-inspired specialties across a counter and not out of a window for the first time ever. After nearly three years in a food truck, the entrepreneurs will open their first brick-and-mortar restaurant in Kennewick’s…

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