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BioLife Plasma

New 16,700-sq.-ft. plasma collection center coming to Pasco

A new 16,700-sq.-ft. BioLife Plasma Center will be built at the southeast corner of Road 76 and Wrigley Drive in Pasco, across from the Mid-Columbia Library’s West Pasco branch. The general contractor on the construction project, which is estimated at $2.7 million, is W.D.S. Construction Inc., of Beaver Dam, Wis. BioLife operates plasma donation centers…

DOE Land Transfer

TRIDEC transfers former DOE land to Port of Benton, Richland

City of Richland, Port of Benton and Tri-City Development Council officials celebrated the official transfer of 1,341 acres of former Department of Energy land to the city and port in early February. [blockquote quote=”Part of our challenge will be convincing others how it would best be used.” source=”Robert Thompson, Mayor of the City of Richland”…

Tri-Cities economy shows strength and position for growth

Tri-Cities economy shows strength and position for growth

Although the Tri-Cities unemployment rate is still higher than the state and nation, other economic indicators are strong in the Mid-Columbia. [blockquote quote=”Our area is in dramatic need of new construction.” source=”Gayle Stack, owner of EverStar Realty” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] Local industry leaders and experts, from economists and realtors to hospitality and government officials gave their…

Megan Savely from Frost Me Sweet

Local chefs, school districts offer spring cooking classes

Learn some new culinary techniques, test out some tasty recipes and enjoy spending time with fellow foodies at one of the many cooking classes being offered now through this spring. Kennewick Community Education has an impressive list of classes to choose from ranging from traditional Jewish dishes to Chinese cuisine, quick pasta sauces to cupcake…

HomeStreet Bank

HomeStreet’s Hometown Home Loan program provides special benefits for employees

HomeStreet Bank, a Seattle-based bank, has only had a presence in the Tri-Cities’ market for about a year, but it’s already demonstrating how it does business differently. [blockquote quote=”This program helps employers help their employees improve their lives.” source=”Andy Slipper, vice president of HomeStreet Bank” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] Through the company’s Hometown Home Loan program, employees…

Badger Mountain Yarn

Fibers wound around Tri-Cities’ artist’s fingers at new business

Six years ago Debra Folger didn’t know a slip stitch from a purl. Now she’s owner of Richland’s newest yarn shop, Badger Mountain Yarns and an expert on all things relating to spun threads. It was a request from her daughter, Holley, that spurred Folger into picking up a pair of knitting needles. “She asked…

PerplEXIT Puzzle Room

PerplEXIT seeks to entertain and puzzle patrons

It is slightly puzzling how quickly life can change. Just ask Sarah Swoboda. Seven months ago, she went to work every day as a dental hygienist and spent much of her off time with her family. Now, Swoboda is officially an entrepreneur and a business owner, and much of the off time she has from…

Conference call: What are your greatest needs in the coming year?

Conference call: What are your greatest needs in the coming year?

Up-to-date computer systems and simple items like disposable gloves and dish soap are high on the must-have lists of several Mid-Columbia nonprofit groups. This month the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business reached out to ask what are the needs of some of the community’s nonprofit organizations. Grace Clinic in Kennewick, which sees to the medical…

Bankruptcies — February 2016

Bankruptcies — February 2016

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…

Top Properties — February 2016

Top Properties — February 2016

FRANKLIN COUNTY Description: 2,592-sq.-ft, single-family home, 2520 Road 52, Pasco. Price: $386,000. Buyer: Richard & Susan W. Rallens. Seller: Dennis K. and Sherre L. Leatham. Description: 8-acres of undeveloped land in the Freys Addition. Price: $527,500. Buyer: Pasco School District No. 1. Seller: Shriners Hospital. Description: 2,249-sq.-ft., single-family home, 12303 Willow Creek Dr., Pasco. Price:…

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