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Business Briefs – September 2021

Pasco company is No. 12 on Inc.’s 5000 fastest-growing list Solgen Power, a Pasco residential solar sales and installation company, ranked No. 12 on Inc. Magazine’s 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list, released in August. Solgen reported 21,790% growth and was one of only 15 Washington newcomers to the list in 2021. Another 44…


We’re heeding health officials’ advice for our fall expo

As the Tri-Cities grapples with rising Covid-19 cases again, we’re seeing more cancellations and postponements of community events. We’ve got our own to add to this growing list. We were hoping to announce that our Senior Times Fall 2021 Expo would again be indoors, but it won’t be. For those of you who don’t know,…


Three Rivers takes over Tri-Cities Wine Festival

The Three Rivers Convention Center is taking over the Tri-Cities Wine Festival after its longtime co-producer pulled the plug on the event. The convention center in Kennewick partnered with the Tri-Cities Wine Society to put on the annual event, which included wine judging, an auction, public tasting and a festival. The society announced in August…


Education& Training Briefs – September 2021

Tri-Cities schools split $184K from Gesa Gesa Credit Union awarded more than $266,000 to Washington school districts through its affinity debit card program. Tri-City schools received $184,000 of the total, which is earmarked to support academics, technology, extracurricular programs and athletics. Card users support their schools when they use the branded card for purchases. The…


Q&A with Zahra Roach

Executive Director Children’s Developmental Center Employees you oversee: 41 What is the Environmental Molecular Sciences Brief background of your organization: Nonprofit that provides early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays. How did you land your current role? A combination of things: community service, life experiences and professional background. Giving my…


Team with Tri-City ties advances in $2M XPRIZE contest

A team with Tri-City ties has advanced to the semifinalist round of a months-long contest aimed at connecting workers to family-wage jobs through a training model that can be replicated across the country. It also puts the local team closer to a chance to win up to $2 million. The 30-month contest, called XPRIZE Rapid…

James Mattis, a Richland native and former U.S. Secretary of Defense, left, chats with Bernadette “Bernie” Gagnier, a Washington State University Tri-Cities wine science alumna and current WSU graduate student, during the Sept. 8 dedication for his namesake library in the university’s Veterans Center. A ceremony preceded celebrating the school’s expanded Veterans Memorial. The library is a permanent installation featuring books that Mattis called influential to his career. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

WSU Tri-Cities honors veterans with help from Gen. Mattis

Gen. James Mattis, a Richland native and former U.S. Secretary of Defense, spoke at Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Sept. 8 dedication for an expanded “Stories” Veterans Memorial and his namesake Leadership Library as part of a special tribute ceremony. The “Stories” Veterans Memorial, created by local artist Tom McClelland, features a collection of stories from…

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Networking – September 2021

NEW HIRES Prosser Memorial Health has hired Steve Peters, a licensed mental health therapist, at its Benton City Clinic. He received his master’s of science in clinical mental health counseling/forensic counseling specialization from Walden University and his bachelor’s in business studies in applied psychology from Regent University. He is a member of the National Society…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – September 2021

DGR Grant to cocoon K East Reactor DGR Grant Construction Inc. of Richland has secured a $9.5 million contract to build a cocoon-type structure over the K East Reactor at the Hanford site. The enclosure over the reactor will provide interim safe storage and protects the building while radioactivity in the reactor core decays over…

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. will open a 2,333-square-foot fast-casual restaurant serving up New Orleans-style food, including spicy chicken, chicken tenders, fried shrimp and other regional items, at 240 N. Ely St. in Kennewick. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen’s menu coming to Kennewick

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Inc. will build its first Tri-City location at 240 N. Ely St., the site of a now-closed used car business at the intersection of Highway 395 and Vista Way/Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick. The city issued a demolition permit for the dealership on July 6, saying the site would be redeveloped with a…

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