Articles by Kristina Lord

Kristina Lord has more than 21 years of journalism experience and has been editor of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business and Senior Times since July 2016. She spent more than 17 years at the Tri-City Herald and also worked at weekly newspapers in Prosser, Grandview and Yelm. She’s a longtime member of the Society of Professional Journalists’ William O. Douglas chapter and a board member of Warrior Sisterhood, a Tri-Cities Cancer Center support group. She and her husband have two young daughters and they live in West Richland.
Dan Schwabel, an author and expert on millennials, gave a keynote talk about the group known as being tech savvy, diverse, connected and activists for personal rights during last month’s Association of Washington Business’ Policy Summit in Cle Elum. (Courtesy Association of Washington Business)

Our top Young Professionals prove to be up and coming leaders

This year’s top Young Professionals represent a diverse and distinguished group from the Tri-Cities. These new rising stars of business are under the age of 40 and work in Benton or Franklin counties. They didn’t have to be business owners to compete in our ninth annual Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business contest, but they had…

Railex Wine Services

Tenant-driven growth prompts $10 million Railex expansion

When Railex Wine Services opened a Wallula warehouse big enough to fit 11 football fields inside it three years ago, the company didn’t expect Ste. Michelle Wine Estates to dominate the majority of its space. “It’s great to have an existing customer just prompt you to expand your business and open it up to more…

MOD Pizza

Restaurants, shops coming to Richland’s Vintner Square

Tri-City shoppers can expect to see new restaurants and shops — including Ulta Beauty and MOD Pizza — opening next year in the Vintner Square development near Target off Queensgate Drive in Richland. It’s all part of the developers’ plan to provide a “high quality tenant mix,” said Jim Stephens, director of leasing and development…

Meals on Wheels

New kitchen better equipped to serve Mid-Columbia seniors

A new commercial kitchen that serves as the hub for cooking hundreds of warm and nutritious meals a day for Benton and Franklin counties’ senior citizens opened last month in Richland. “This is the nicest kitchen I’ve ever been in,” gushed Chef Brian Kinner, food services manager for Senior Life Resources Northwest. The 4,300-square-foot kitchen…

Brett Crusselle, 33, of Pasco, landed a full-time job as a nuclear chemical 
operator for Washington River Protection Solutions in June after earning his degree from Columbia Basin College’s nuclear technology program.

CBC’s nuclear tech grads find jobs in their own backyard

A pastry chef traded his apron and kitchen for protective gear to work at the Hanford nuclear reservation tank farms. Just how does a pastry chef become a nuclear chemical operator? For Brett Crusselle, it meant a tough two years of classes in the nuclear technology program at Columbia Basin College. Crusselle, 33, of Pasco,…

Five parcels of Pasco land just south of Interstate 182 will be auctioned on Nov.  17. The state Department of Natural Resources recently authorized the sale of 230 acres.

State OKs sale of 230 acres of prime Pasco real estate

A chunk of prime Pasco real estate is back on the auction block after no buyers stepped forward to snatch it up last year. The state Board of Natural Resources authorized the sale of more than 230 acres of vacant state trust land in Pasco earlier this month. The five parcels range from 21 to…

Attorney Scott Boyce of The Cicotte Law Firm in Kennewick is one of three presenters at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Sept. 29 workshop on  the new federal overtime rule.

Business have options under new overtime rule, experts say

New federal overtime rules may have some small businesses nervous as the date it takes effect looms. But Tri-City experts encourage smaller mom-and-pop businesses not to worry. “I really think the big focus here is to know what the law is and to know you have options,” said attorney Scott Boyce of The Cicotte Law…

Property Manager Wendy Greeno of D&R Investments in Pasco sits in front of the custom-designed metal sign of the new Pasco subdivision, Broadmoor Terrace, located just east of the Broadmoor Outlet mall.

Busy Pasco corridor getting more single-, multi-family homes

A subdivision with 84 single-family residential lots and six commercial lots is taking shape just east of the Broadmoor Outlet mall in Pasco. And a nearby multi-family subdivision owned by the same company is poised to add more homes as well. The new subdivision, called Broadmoor Terrace, sits on 34 acres. Idaho-based Big Creek Land…

Amber Hills Assisted Living facility in Prosser, formerly Sheffield Manor, is located at 125 N. Wamba Road in Prosser and can accommodate 40 residents. Rooms currently are available. (Photo courtesy Amber Hills Assisted Living)

Yakima Valley families team up to remodel Prosser assisted living home

A Prosser assisted living facility has undergone a major expansion and remodel as well as a name change, thanks to the partnership of two longtime Yakima Valley families. The $2 million in improvements at Amber Hills Assisted Living, formerly Sheffield Manor, finished up about a month ago under the watchful eyes of the brother teams…

The Original Pancake House opens next year in Kennewick and Richland. The men behind the venture are Ryan Medford, co-owner, from left, Blake Williams, co-owner, Luke Absher, partner and director of operations, and Brian Carle, partner and director of food and beverage. They are in front of their Tacoma location.

New restaurants to serve up breakfast all day in Kennewick, Richland

Get your favorite breakfast foods served all day when The Original Pancake House opens in Kennewick and Richland. The 4,500-square-foot Kennewick restaurant will open in early 2017 near Bob’s Burgers & Brews, Hampton Inn and Trios Southridge Hospital off Highway 395. It will be able to seat about 140. This will be BTE Holding Co.’s…

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