Articles by TCAJOB Staff

Q&A with Barbara Johnson

Brief background of your business: Columbia Center is the largest regional shopping center in Eastern Washington and Oregon, with more than 125 stores and restaurants. Columbia Center was built in the Tri-Cities in 1969 and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the shopping center in 2019.   Number of employees you oversee: 55   How…

Report shows income inequality widespread across state, U.S.

The top 1 percent of earners take home 19.7 percent of all the income in Washington. That top 1 percent also make 24.2 times more than the bottom 99 percent in the state. That’s according to a recent Economic Policy Institute report on income inequality. The institute, a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based think tank, reports that income inequality has…

The completion of a 1,720-seat event center at Toppenish’s Legends Casino Hotel means comedy and concerts have returned after a six-year hiatus. The event center is a multi-use facility that’s set up each time for shows. (Courtesy Legends Casino Hotel)

Concerts, comedy return to new Legends event center

Legends Casino Hotel is swinging wide its doors to welcome back comedy and concerts after a six-year hiatus at its new event center. With the completion of the 1,720-seat event center in Toppenish earlier this year, the Legends marketing and events team spent 2018 outfitting the new facility with sound systems, seating and ticketing to…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — November 2018

Plans for Red Mountain wine processing facility underway Aquilini Winery has submitted preliminary plans to build a 170,000-square-foot wine processing facility in Benton County. The proposed plant would be south of Antinori Road and Highway 224 on Red Mountain, between West Richland and Benton City. The company submitted preliminary plans to the Benton County Planning…


Networking — November 2018

HONORS & AWARDS James and Angie Sessions of Pasco received the 2018 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s Angels in Adoption award. The couple was inspired to become foster parents after learning about the foster care system at a local church camp for children in state custody. They became foster parents for four siblings – three young…

Business Updates

Business Updates — November 2018

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has open/moved/change names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES GCAM Plasma has opened at 3521 W. Court St., Suite C in Pasco. The business is a plasma donation center. Donors are compensated for their…


Bankruptcies — November 2018

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings: Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is charged. Chapter 11 — Allows companies and individuals to restructure debts to repay them. Chapter 12 — Allows family farmers to restructure finances to avoid liquidation for foreclosure. Chapter 13 — Plan is devised…

Top Properties

Top Properties — November 2018

Top property values listed start at $500,000 and have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. Property values are public record and can be found by visiting the county assessor’s office. BENTON COUNTY 3321 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick, 29,288-square-foot, commercial building on 0.63 acres. Price: $3,400,000. Buyer: Elizabeth Brown & Theodore Gitner. Seller: Sunshine Properties.…

Building Permits

Building Permits — November 2018

BENTON COUNTY Growth Leasing, 43001 N. Griffin Road, $78,800 for commercial remodel. Contractor: Alba’s Excavating. Pacificorp, 23401 S. Lincoln Road, $35,500 for an antenna/tower. Contractor: Sioux Falls Tower Specialists.   FRANKLIN COUNTY Tidewater Terminal, 671 Tank Farm Road, $581,700 for new commercial construction. Contractor: Watts Construction. Travis Schuh, 3930 Moon Road, $96,100 for new commercial…

Business Licenses

Business Licenses — November 2018

KENNEWICK Club 24, 910 S. Columbia Center Blvd. Kimkaregeriatricsp, 17908 106th St. E., Bonney Lake. Maui Wowi Coffee and Smoothies, 6006 Panther Lane, Pasco. Bubbles & Baubles, 2010 S. Jean St. Obsiedian At Home Massage, 2200 W. Shoshone St., Pasco. Dave’s Cleaning Service, 5225 W. Clearwater Ave. L&L Quality Services, 804 S. Beech St. Circa…

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