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Lamb Weston's booth at Washington State University Tri-Cities' annual career fair

WSU Tri-Cities career fair set for Sept. 20

Washington State University Tri-Cities will hold a career fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Student Union Building  at 2770 Crimson Way in Richland. The event will feature more than 50 employers from around the region. It offers employers an opportunity to reach staffing goals while allowing WSU Tri-Cities students and community…

Free business programs event set for Oct. 3

Employers in the Benton, Franklin and surrounding counties are invited to learn about programs to retain workers, improve their work force, increase employee productivity and hear essential information about the state’s new Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Expert panelists from SharedWork, Paid Family and Medical Leave, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, The Society of…

The Pasco Kadlec Express Care clinic is inside Walgreens at 5506 N. Road 68. (Courtesy Google)

Kadlec Express Care to open in Pasco, Richland Walgreens 

Two new Kadlec Express Care clinics will be embedded in Walgreens stores on Road 68 in Pasco and George Washington Way in Richland. The clinics offer same-day appointments for minor ailments like sore throats, colds, the flu, sprains and cuts. The Pasco clinic at 5506 N. Road 68 opened Sept. 10. The Richland office at…

Al Nihart, owner of Nihart Clock Repair in West Richland, has been servicing and fixing antique clocks for more than six decades.

Late clock repairman’s wife working to reunite clocks with their owners

A West Richland clock repairman featured in our July issue died at his home Sept. 2. He was 71. Al Nihart owned Nihart Clock Repair, taking over the business from his father in the 1980s. “My business has gotten bigger and bigger because all of my competition has died. I’m one of the last buffaloes…

RCCH HealthCare Partners bought Lourdes Health Network in Pasco on Sept. 1. The sale includes both Lourdes Medical Center, an acute care hospital operating in Pasco, and Lourdes Counseling Center, a psychiatric hospital in Richland.

Tennessee-based RCCH buys 102-year-old Lourdes, names new CEO

A Tennessee-based health care company now owns two hospitals in the Tri-Cities. RCCH HealthCare Partners bought Lourdes Health Network in Pasco on Sept. 1. The state approved the $21 million Lourdes sale, as well as its conversion from nonprofit to for-profit. RCCH bought Kennewick’s Trios Health on Aug. 4. Lourdes had been part of Ascension,…

Chemists are developing the processes they’ll need to analyze radioactive tank waste before it’s turned into glass. These vit plant chemists are working inside a 3,300-square-foot laboratory at Columbia Basin College in Pasco. (Courtesy Bechtel)

Columbia Basin College offers space to train vit plant lab workers

The U.S. Department of Energy and Bechtel National Inc. are collaborating with Columbia Basin College in Pasco to help prepare chemists for their work at the Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant’s analytical laboratory. The 3,300-square-foot laboratory at CBC will be used to prepare the analytical laboratory’s future staff for work at the vit plant…

Kevin Delaney will present science demonstrations from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 3.

Speakers, job fair, science demos aim to connect Tri-City work force

An event featuring national speakers and activities designed to bring together job seekers, policy makers, educators, labor unions, tribes, veterans and a variety of industries is from Oct. 1-3 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. Called Connect Tri-Cities, the event is part job fair, scholarship challenge and conference that also includes live science…

Q&A with Deb Bowen

Number of employees you oversee: Three, although we plan to grow our staff this year.   Brief background of your business.  The STEM Foundation serves as a catalyst in ensuring all area young people are aware of, and prepared to participate in, our vibrant STEM economy.  We have a special focus on reaching those students…

Audi Tri-Cities officials broke ground Aug. 27 on their new Audi Center at 1177 Aaron Drive. Pictured, from left, are Bill Holstein Sr., project manager from MH Construction; George Stanley, general manager; Christopher Martinez, executive manager; and Kevin Fields, Audi brand manager. (Courtesy Town & Country)

Town & Country breaks ground on new $3.5M Audi center in Richland

A Richland auto dealership is planning to build a new 10,000-square-foot Audi center. Town & Country acquired the space for Audi Tri-Cities in April 2017 and plans for the new facility to be fully operational by summer 2019. The new location will be right off of Interstate 182 at 1177 Aaron Drive. The $3.5 million…

McDonald’s recently announced plans to invest $126 million in Washington state to modernize more than 170 restaurants, including 22 in Benton and Franklin counties. Improvements include new furniture, self-order kiosks and designated parking spots for curbside pick-ups.

McDonald’s spending $126 million across state to improve restaurants

McDonald’s and its franchisees recently announced plans to invest about $126 million in Washington state throughout 2018-19 on the construction and modernization of more than 170 restaurants. Twenty-two restaurants in Benton and Franklin counties have been included in the work. The improvements are aimed at transforming the customer experience inside and outside the restaurant. In…

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