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 […]

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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. The team was among 56 students and 20 teams from Pasco, Kennewick, Richland and College Place school districts who competed in the business simulation contest April […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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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