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Business Briefs – May 2022

­Hanford lab manager retires, successor named Don Hardy, manager for the Hanford contractor overseeing laboratory services, has retired after 37 years working on the site. Hardy was succeeded at Hanford Laboratory Management and Integration by Ray Geimer, who most recently served as project manager for the 100K Closure Operations for another Hanford contractor, Central Plateau…

Three Rivers Family Medicine plans to open a walk-in urgent care center near Yoke’s Fresh Market at 1605 Bombing Range Road in West Richland next year.  (Courtesy Croskrey Ventures LLC)

Urgent care clinic anchors new development in West Richland

By Wendy Culverwell and Kristina Lord An urgent care-anchored strip mall is coming to West Richland alongside a pizza shop, a dog grooming salon and more. Three Rivers Family Medicine, a Richland primary care office, will open a walk-in urgent care center serving patients in West Richland and points west in early 2023. The Three…


Tri-Cities finally gets an aquatics center, thanks to Pasco voters

It’s thrilling to see Pasco residents come together to make big things happen for the community, particularly a project that puts the “family” into “family-friendly.” Pasco voters agreed to a modest increase in the local sales tax to pay for an aquatics center in the April 26 special election. We know Tri-City children (and adults…


Grace Clinic CEO named 2022 Tri-Citian of the Year

Mark Brault, CEO of Grace Clinic, was honored as the 2022 Tri-Citian of the year at a May 3 event at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Tri-Citian of the Year is the community’s highest civic honor and recognizes honorees for “service above self.” Brault, a Richland resident, is a retired CPA whose civic…


Q&A with Todd Brix

Todd Brix CEO and Co-founder OCOchem Number of employees you oversee: 5 What is OCOchem? OCOchem is a clean-tech startup that is developing and commercializing technology to convert carbon dioxide, water and renewable electricity into an energy-dense, non-flammable liquid hydrogen carrier and chemical known as formic acid. What is formic acid? A simple naturally occurring…


Environment Briefs – May 2022

New paint recycling tops 581,000 gallons PaintCare, Washington’s new paint recycling program, reports it collected more than 581,000 gallons of surplus paint in its first nine months. The program operates 210 year-round drop-off sites, mostly at paint stores, and recycled 88% of the latex paint collected back into usable paint. Of the paint collected, 89%…


Transportation Briefs – May 2022

Drivers may see I-90 construction delays this summer Cross-state travelers will need to add extra travel time to their trips this summer and fall. The Washington State Department of Transportation and construction crews will be busy improving sections of Interstate 90 from North Bend to Ellensburg. About seven construction projects through multiple construction areas are…

The new Davenport base will employ an Airbus helicopter that has a range of 340 miles. An Airlift Northwest map shows the Tri-Cities is within a 60-minute flight from the base. (Courtesy DJ Sonsteng Photography / Airlift Northwest)

Airlift Northwest to open new Eastern Washington base

Airlift Northwest, the not-for-profit air medical transport service of UW Medicine, recently opened a new helicopter base at Davenport Municipal Airport in Davenport to serve Central and Eastern Washington. The base will begin operations this summer with a specially configured Airbus H-135 helicopter. It has a range of 340 miles, a cruising speed of 156…

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Networking – May 2022

PROMOTIONS The Board of Directors of Tri-Cities Community Health (TCCH) has selected Jim Merrill as the organization’s new chief executive officer. Merrill has served as chief financial officer for TCCH since 2019 and brings with him over 18 years of experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) setting. He received a master of public…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – May 2022

Physicians group to transform former bank into medical office A group of physicians at Benton Franklin Orthopedic Associates, operating as 8200 Gage LLC, plan to remodel the old Banner Bank building at 8200 W. Gage Blvd. in Kennewick, across from Olive Garden, and turn it into a medical office. The work includes the demolition of…

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