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.
Legacy One Insurance created this graphic and posted it on social media with the promise of free Pokémon and water to lure people to its Richland office. Several Tri-City businesses are trying to entice potential customers who are fans of the popular smartphone game. (Courtesy Legacy One Insurance)

Tri-City businesses try to ride Pokémon Go wave

Several savvy Tri-City businesses recognize the importance of being nimble to cash in on the Pokémon Go craze. “We’re all fighting obscurity. We’re all fighting to be known. We’ve got to be willing to learn new things,” said Oscar Suarez, marketing director and agent for Legacy One Insurance in Richland. The interest in the popular…

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It’s no rumor: New Kennewick night club opening in old TS Cattle Co. building

Rumors about what’s going in the old TS Cattle Co. restaurant began flying around town when the sign, “Rumor Lounge: We’re coming soon, are you?” went up last month on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick. And that’s exactly what the new night club’s owners wanted. “People are excited the building is finally being used. We’ve had…

DelHur Industries Inc. at 2935 Kingsgate Way recently automated its licensed truck scale to serve the public. The Richland scale is open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.

Certified truck scale available for public use in Richland

A scale that can accommodate up to 100 tons is available to weigh RVs, trucks and cars, as well as boat, horse or utility trailers in Richland. DelHur Industries recently automated its truck scale to accommodate the public. “We saw more and more of the general public wanting to weigh their RV or boat or…

Isidoro "Izzy" Almaraz, general manager, and Dianna Steele, branch accountant, stand in front of the new Bekins Northwest facility at 1100 Columbia Park Trail in Richland. The moving and storage facility moved its offices from Pasco to Richland in June after buying Clancy's Transfer & Storage.

Bekins expanding its Northwest footprint

A regional moving and storage company is expanding its Northwest footprint with recent acquisitions in Richland and Moses Lake. Bekins Northwest moved its offices from Pasco to Richland in June after buying Clancy’s Transfer & Storage. The company also bought Crown Moving Co. in Moses Lake earlier this month, bringing the number of Bekins Northwest…

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