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CEO Q&A with Eric Pearson

Brief background of your business: Community First Bank started 20 years ago and is the only locally-owned bank in the Tri-City market. We specialize in commercial, mortgage and construction lending, as well as banking for clients who desire a consultative relationship with their financial institution. HFG Trust was founded in 1982 and merged with Community…

Federal regulations change for check endorsements

Consumers should be aware of a regulatory change that went into effect on July 1, adding a step to the process of depositing a check from your cellphone aimed at helping to prevent fraud. With the advent of banking mobile apps and other “remote deposit capture” technology, the nation’s check collection system is quickly converting…

Citibank to pay states $100M over interest rate manipulation

Citibank, a Wall Street financial institution, will pay a total of $100 million to 42 states, including Washington, for manipulating a key interest rate before and during the Great Recession, costing investors millions of dollars. These manipulations may have led investors to make riskier investments than they realized, or impacted the profits from or costs…

More than 2 million tax ID numbers to expire this year

With more than 2 million individual taxpayer identification numbers, or ITINs, set to expire at the end of this year, the Internal Revenue Service is urging affected taxpayers to submit their renewal applications soon to beat the rush and avoid refund delays next year. In the third year of the renewal program, the IRS has…


Martini bar to open in Kennewick’s Cynergy Centre

A Tri-City couple have plans to open a cocktail and appetizer restaurant this fall in Kennewick. Kokos Bartini will be on the first floor of the three-story Cynergy Centre at 4309 W. 27th Place. The owners, who have asked not to be named until their opening date is closer, signed a three-year lease for the…

A sign announcing the future home of the The Courtyard by Marriott – Tri-Cities/Pasco Airport sits at the corner of Argent Road and North 20th Avenue. Construction of the $13 million project begins this fall. (Courtesy Port of Pasco)

Construction to begin on $10 million Courtyard by Marriott hotel this fall

Pasco airport travelers soon will have another nearby choice for overnight stays. Marriott is bringing its Courtyard brand to the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. Construction begins this fall. The airport, owned by the Port of Pasco, recently reached an agreement with A-1 Hospitality on a 50-year ground lease at the corner of Argent Road and…

Summer Social _ Sammamish (5)

General Mattis set to speak at Young Professional’s event

U.S. Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis will be speaking at Washington Policy Center’s Young Professionals annual summer social event Aug. 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Pasco. The summer social event brings together like-minded young professionals for food, drinks and socializing. The event is for adults 18-45 years of age. Tickets includes a…

Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor Hanwu Lei, left, and his team in the Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering Laboratory, received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to create a catalyst to improve jet biofuel production.  (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

WSU Tri-Cities professors land $1 million grants for biofuel research

Washington State University Tri-Cities recently landed two grants to advance biofuel research.  Associate professor Xiao Zhang received $500,000 to pursue converting lignin to biofuel. Lignin is a common material that makes the cell walls of plants rigid. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded the grant to Zhang, whose laboratory…

Columbia Generating Station is the third largest generator of electricity in the state at the plant north of Richland. (Courtesy Energy Northwest)

Tri-City electricity producers, providers pay more than $9 million in taxes

Three Tri-City public power electricity producers and providers recently paid more than $9 million in privilege taxes to the state. The annual tax is levied on public power electricity producers and providers for the privilege of generating electricity or providing electricity in the state. Energy Northwest paid nearly $4.8 million, up from last year’s $5.3…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — July 2018

Technology experts organize Sept. 14 tech summit A Tri-Cities Tech Summit is planned at the Uptown Theater in Richland on Sept. 14. The event is a conference for professionals and innovators to come together and find out more about what’s happening across technology fields in the Tri-Cities. The theme for the one-day summit is innovation…

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Martini bar to open in Kennewick’s Cynergy Centre

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