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Wendy Higgins, General Manager at The Lodge at Columbia Point (Courtesy Crowerks)

Q&A with Wendy Higgins

Brief background about your hotel: The late Tom Drumheller, with Escape Lodging of Cannon Beach, Oregon, worked on the Lodge at Columbia Point hotel project for more than 12 years. He finally broke ground on his dream in September 2015. He grew up in Walla Walla and had the vision for a boutique winery-themed hotel.…

Trinity Trailer Mfg. Inc. plans to renovate a building at 1907 E. James St. in Pasco to house a sales and service center. The Boise-based company builds and services self-unloading belt trailers typically used in the agriculture and commodity-hauling industry. (Courtesy Trinity Trailer)

Boise-based trailer dealership rolling into Pasco this spring

A Boise-based belt trailer manufacturer plans to open a sales and service center this spring in Pasco. Trinity Trailer Mfg. Inc. will offer new and used trailers at 1907 E. James St. in Pasco. Trinity plans to renovate the existing 8,800-square-foot building and property.  The location also will be home to a parts and service…

Retired educator, Grace Clinic president named Kennewick Man and Woman of Year

A retired educator with a heart for hockey and a longtime board member and proponent for Grace Clinic have been named the 2018 Kennewick Man and Woman of the Year. Receiving the honors were Jenny Olson, a teacher in the Kennewick School District for 30 years, and Mark Brault, current president of Grace Clinic, a…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — March 2019

Kennewick job fair planned for March 21 WorkSource Columbia Basin, Goodwill Employment Connections Center and Opportunities Industrialization Center Pasco will have a job fair March 21. Multiple employers from various industries will participate. Job preparation classes will be offered at Goodwill and WorkSource to better prepare job seekers. The event is from 10 a.m. to…


Networking — March 2019

PROMOTIONS Kennewick’s Focal Point Marketing & Multimedia has promoted Alma Carrillo from account executive to media buyer. She is a Columbia Basin College graduate. Jodi Henderson of Benton PUD has been promoted to manager of communications and governmental relations. Henderson joined Benton PUD in 2010 and has been a part of the communication and government…

Business Updates

Business Updates — March 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 LaCoste Law has opened at 1310 N. Fifth Ave., Suite A in Pasco. The business offers legal services relating to divorce, child support and custody,…


Bankruptcies — March 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…

Top Properties

Top Properties — March 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 2104 W. 51st Ave., Kennewick, 2,472-square-foot, residential home. Price: $715,000. Buyer: Christine and Charles Batayloa. Seller: Conor and Sarah Jordan. 316 Clovernook…

Building Permits

Building Permits — March 2019

KENNEWICK G&C Rawlings, 6250 W. Clearwater Ave., $56,000 for tenant improvements. Contractor: 2M’s Construction. Columbia Mall Partnership, 1321 N. Columbia Center Blvd., $790,000 for commercial remodel, $150,000 for HVAC and $10,000 for plumbing. Contractors: Reconn Construction, Bruce Heating & Air and Riggle Plumbing. Kennewick Baptist, 2425 W. Albany Ave., $9,100 for HVAC. Contractor: Campbell &…

Business Licenses

Business Licenses — March 2019

At press time, Kennewick and Richland business licenses were not available. PASCO HMTC Training and Consulting, 7109 W. Wernett Road. Blackbox Media, 6303 Rocket Lane. Legend’s Custom Remodel, 904 Road 36. JH Construction, 8703 Packard Drive. The Chicken Shack Pasco, 8921 Sandifur Parkway. PJR Construction, 4317 W. Livingston Road. Velvet Peach, 1006 Road 70. Alpha…

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