The scene is set at Hunt & Gather Antiques in Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center, which served as one of the sets for 2047 Productions’ “Strowger’s Revenge,” currently in production. Tri-City filmmakers say they generally find local business owners and other community members open to the opportunity to help out when asked.

Tri-City’s indie film industry heralding recent surge of growth

The cameras are rolling on the sets of a growing community of filmmakers shooting their productions right here in Tri-Cities. Randy LaBarge, a Kennewick-based screenwriter and producer, said rapid advancements in the microminiaturization of technology has led to a surge in independently produced films. “With the availability of equipment, (movies) can be done really cheap […]

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Ron Boninger, and other members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Affairs Committee announce the launch of MyTri2030, an initiative to engage Tri-City residents to form a collective future vision for the region. Residents can weigh in by taking the MyTri2030 survey at through May 15.

Community input sought to craft vision for region’s future

Vision project to include past reports and regional plans What’s your favorite thing about the Tri-City region? What are our biggest strengths? What would you want to see change about the area in 12 years? Tri-City leaders are seeking the public’s input on these questions as part of a new community visioning project called MyTri2030. […]

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Alexandra RoseLee, owner of White Glove Weddings Bridal Bar, plans to provide a one-stop shop for Tri-City wedding vendors. Her new shop will celebrate a grand opening at 4:30 p.m. April 27 at 8901 W. Tucannon St., Suite 145, in Kennewick

Tri-City’s first bridal bar opens in Kennewick this month

New shop to serve as one-stop shop for local wedding resources White Glove Weddings Bridal Bar will be rolling out the red carpet for an April 27 grand opening of the Tri-Cities’ first bridal bar — a community resource for wedding and event planning. Inside the newly renovated Kennewick storefront — which features white furniture […]

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Richland Home2 Suites by Hilton, an extended stay hotel, offers a sleek, modern atmosphere and décor using recycled materials. Sustainable business practices are integrated into everyday hotel services and amenities.

Richland hotel caters to travelers seeking more sustainable amenities

Hilton Home2 Suites focuses on eco-friendly options throughout facility Richland’s new Hilton Home2 Suites appeals to travelers’ increasing environmental consciousness and desire for more sustainable amenities. The Queensgate area hotel’s sales manager, Berenice Trevino, said she’s interacted with guests who specifically seek out Home2 Suites for this reason and said hotel reviews often mention the […]

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Steven Woolfolk stands at the construction site for a new bookstore set to open this summer. He and business partner Brian Sheldon, former owner of the now defunct Sheldon Library in Richland, are building the 6,000-square-foot store at 2240 Robertson Drive in Richland near Horn Rapids. 

Longtime book collectors building bookstore near Horn Rapids

Niche bookstore to feature collectibles, sci-fi, mysteries, non-fiction Mid-Columbia book collectors will have new shelves to comb this summer. Longtime book collector and retiring Bechtel radiological engineering health supervisor, Steven Woolfolk, is planning the construction of a 6,000-square-foot bookstore at 2240 Robertson Drive in Richland near Horn Rapids. The new store’s name: Xenophile Bibliopole & […]

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A new $10 million bridge across Lake Pend Oreille in Sandpoint, Idaho, would improve rail traffic in Pasco, BNSF Railway officials told Tri-City leaders during a recent community meeting. The permitting process is moving forward on the $100 million Sandpoint Junction connector project to build a second rail bridge to span the Idaho lake. (Courtesy BNSF)

Pasco train congestion could be improved with new Idaho bridge

Coalition of Washington business group supports $10 million project Planning is underway to build a new BNSF Railway bridge in Idaho that’s expected to improve train traffic in Pasco. BNSF Railway and Keep Washington Competitive representatives met recently in Pasco about the project. The permitting process is moving forward on the $100 million Sandpoint Junction […]

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Mike Lahr, vice president of logistics, from left, Christine Parks, terminal manager, and Tyler Denslow, dispatcher and truck driver, stand outside Hittman Transport Services in north Richland. Parent company Energy Solutions acquired the location from Apogee Logistics. Hittman specializes in the transportation of radioactive and hazardous material. The new terminal opened in mid-July 2017.

Hittman Transport Services opens Northwest terminal in north Richland

Company recently took over Apogee Logistics’ former facility Hanford contractors have a new local set of wheels at their disposal. Hittman Transport Services, a national leader in the transport of radioactive and hazardous material shipments, has established its Northwest terminal in north Richland. “We’re the largest premier transportation company of radioactive waste and nuclear fuel […]

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Millions of blackened red onions lay piled among the wreckage of CSS Farms’ shed in Pasco, which caught fire in February, resulting in about $3 million dollars in damage. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined, but once insurance matters are settled, the company plans to rebuild.

CSS Farms to rebuild Pasco onion shed destroyed by fire

CSS Farms is eager to rebuild its 7,500-ton capacity onion storage shed in Pasco in anticipation of the fast-approaching growing season after a fire destroyed millions of last season’s red onions, many of which were committed to customers through April. “We hope to rebuild for the 2018 season,” said Reagan Grabner, vice president of business […]

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Chris Senske, owner of Senske Services, received the Sam Volpentest Entrepreneurial Leadership “Sammy” Award at the Richland Rotary Club’s 22nd annual awards luncheon on Feb. 27.

Senske wins Sammy Award for entrepreneurial leadership

The owner of Senske Services in Kennewick received the Sam Volpentest Entrepreneurial Leadership “Sammy” Award at the Richland Rotary Club’s 22nd annual awards luncheon. Chris Senske said he accepted the award Feb. 27 on behalf of his 500 employees. “As an entrepreneur, you come up with the dreams of what you want to do and […]

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Dr. Lewis Zirkle, center, founder and president of SIGN Fracture Care International in Richland, received the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, right, presented the award Monday, Feb. 26 at SIGN’s headquarters in north Richland. Zirkle received the honor for his work to improve the field of orthopedics in developing countries. Former colleagues presented the framed photo.

Defense secretary honors Richland surgeon with public service medal

A Richland doctor’s legacy across the globe for treating trauma fractures in impoverished countries recently earned him a federal public service award. Secretary of Defense James Mattis, a Richland native, presented the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service to Dr. Lewis Zirkle on Feb. 26 at SIGN Fracture Care International’s north Richland headquarters. […]

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