TRIDEC’s Petersen reflects on 52-year  career in Tri-Cities

The Tri-Cities’ longtime champion of securing federal dollars to clean up Hanford and invigorate the local economy plans to retire next month. Gary Petersen, Tri-City Development Council’s vice president of federal programs, leaves his post March 3 after 14 years with the agency. The 76-year-old Richland man came to the Tri-Cities in 1965 to join […]

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Business Briefs

Business Briefs — February 2017

ASQ March meeting to tour Manufacturing Services Inc. The March 14 meeting of the American Society for Quality Columbia Basin Section 0614 will be a site visit and tour at Manufacturing Services Inc., 1023 N. Kellogg St. in Kennewick. Check-in begins at 5:45 p.m., followed by the tour at 6 p.m., which will last about an […]

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Networking — February 2017

Hildenbrand, Palm join Numerica Credit Union Numerica Credit Union has added two staff members to its Richland operations. Deanna Hildenbrand has joined as assistant vice president for marketing and communications. She has more than 21 years of experience, specializing in brand strategy as well as management in marketing and corporate communications. She serves on the […]

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1. Life coach Diane Rolston, left, poses for a photo with Patti Jansen Key of Community First Bank at the book-signing table during the Jan. 25 Tri-Cities Women in Business in Pasco. Rolston, a life coach from Canada, spoke during the conference about finding work-life balance and gave a free copy of her book, “Dynamic You: The Secret to being Confident, Wealthy and Sucessful,” to all who attended the conference. (Courtesy Rich Breshears of Breshears Photography)

Richland nonprofit CEO, police detective honored with Athena awards

Two community leaders recently were recognized for their commitment to professional excellence and community service at the sixth annual Tri-Cities Women in Business conference. The longtime CEO of SIGN Fracture Care International in Richland received this year’s Athena Leadership Award for her longtime work with the nonprofit during the Jan. 25 event at the TRAC […]

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Scott Harper, a virologist, is the new director of Clean Plant Center Northwest in Prosser. He joined the center last month to oversee the center’s work to stop devastating crop viruses before they gain a foothold. These are Pinot Gris vines at Hogue Ranches in Prosser. (Courtesy WSU)

New clean plant center director hired to protect Northwest crops

The top priority for the new director of Clean Plant Center Northwest in Prosser is to increase the region’s supply of virus-free fruit trees, vines and hops. “The front line of the battle against viruses is clean material,” said Scott Harper, who was hired Jan. 3 to run the center at Washington State University’s Irrigated […]

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How extreme temperatures — like this winter’s snowfall — affect the winemaking industry is the topic of a March 17 symposium at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland.

Symposium to focus on how climate extremes affect wine industry

Heat and cold extremes can be damaging to grapevines and affect fruit and winemaking decisions. A research symposium, “Climate Extremes: Is the Pacific Northwest Wine Industry Ready?” will take a closer look at the issue from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 17 in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities in Richland. Researchers […]

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Business Licenses

Business Licenses — February 2017

RICHLAND Wheelhouse Community Bike Shop, 218 W. Kennewick Ave., Kennewick. Graham Parker & Associates, 467 Sundance Drive. Matthew E. Ockander, 888 Swift Blvd. PassionIt, 1127 E. 27th Ave., Kennewick. Miller Lawn Care, 1609 Thayer Drive. Evergreen Chiropractic & Health, 604 Williams Blvd., Suite A. 1st Choice Appliance Repair, 3902 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 103, Kennewick. […]

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Building Permits

Building Permits — February 2017

BENTON COUNTY Ste Michelle Wine Estate, 187300 S 221 Hwy, $7,000 for a heat pump/HVAC. Contractor: Campbell & Company. Coventry Vale Vineyards, 51705 N. Wilgus Road, $2,840,700 for new commercial construction. Contractor: Mountain States Construction. Benton County Fire District, 48001 Prior Ave., $358,100 for a commercial addition. Contractor: owner. American Tower, 3551 N. 221 PR […]

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Top Properties

Top Properties — February 2017

FRANKLIN COUNTY Description: 3,300-square-foot retail store, 4903 Robert Wayne Drive, Pasco. Price: $557,500. Buyer: Viera’s Bakery LLC. Seller: Windy River LLC. Description: 2,752-square-foot, single family residence on 0.5 acres., 10000 W. Court St., Pasco. Price: $713,000. Buyer: Todd and Linda Calvert. Seller: Robert and Mary Bradshaw. Description: 1,370-square-foot, single family residence on 108.1 acres of […]

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Bankruptcies — February 2017

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 […]

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