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Journal of Business announces new hires, promotions

The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business has a new chief executive officer, publisher, editor and graphic designer, though regular readers and customers likely will be familiar with the names behind the titles. Melanie Hair, who has served as publisher and general manager at the Journal of Business since founding it in 2002, will serve as…

Top five jobs

Top Tri-City jobs vary wildly by county

In the Tri-City area, retail jobs are among the top five most in demand. That’s according to the state’s recently released Employment Security Department’s employer demand reports. Retail salespeople, retail sales supervisors, registered nurses, physicians and surgeons, and teacher assistants were the top five jobs advertised online in August in Benton County. There were 144…

Construction of the nearly 49,000-square-foot entertainment center at Wildhorse Resort & Casino near Pendleton shows signs of progress now that the expanded parking areas have been completed. (Courtesy Wildhorse Resort & Casino)

Wildhorse casino expansion project changes entrances, parking

Construction of the $85 million entertainment center at Wildhorse Resort & Casino near Pendleton, Oregon, shows signs of progress now that the parking areas have been completed and more work is underway. “It was important to first accommodate our guests by replacing the parking spaces absorbed by the development,” said Gary George, chief executive officer…

Q&A with Marla June Barnhart

CEO/owner of Marla June’s Clothing Co. Number of employees you oversee: 10 Brief background about your education: Associate degree, Blue Mountain Community College in Pendleton, Oregon. How did you find your current role? I became chief operating officer for Marla June’s Clothing in 2005, when I changed my career from advertising to store owner. We…

Taxable retail

Retail sales hit $39.4 billion in first quarter 2019

Benton County’s total increases, Franklin County’s total dips A steady increase in construction once again helped boost the state’s total taxable retail sales. The most recent numbers released by the state are for the first quarter of 2019, and showed 4.9 percent growth over the same period in 2018, reaching $39.4 billion. Data from the second…


Business Briefs — November 2019

Frost Me Sweet owner to compete in cookie bakeoff Megan Savely of Frost Me Sweet Bistro & Bakery in Richland is a finalist on the Food Network’s “Christmas Cookie Challenge” TV show. She’ll compete against four of the best cookie bakers in the U.S. for a grand prize of $10,000. The show airs at 11…

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Networking — November 2019

NEW HIRES Lucas Organizational Performance Training Team of Richland has hired two new trainers, Seth Gulley and Dan Gilliam. Gulley works with Mission Support Alliance providing instructional design support for its respiratory training program. He has experience in operational excellence, leadership and training program development, process safety management, human performance improvement, apparent cause, organizational effectiveness…

Business Updates

Business Updates — November 2019

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has opened/moved/changed names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES Amethyst Creamery has opened at 700 George Washington Way in Richland. The business sells ice cream, coffee, gemstones and crystals and other gift items. Hours:…

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Bankruptcies — November 2019

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 by the individual to…

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Top Properties — November 2019

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 At press time, no sales over $500,000 were listed for Benton County. FRANKLIN COUNTY Undisclosed location, 297.79 acres of undeveloped land. Price:…

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