Articles by TCAJOB Staff

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:…

Building Permits — February 2016

Building Permits — February 2016

BENTON COUNTY Brinkley Investments, 6431 W. Brinkley Road, $535,000 and $450,000 for commercial construction. Contractor: Miranda Management LLC. Ste. Michelle Vintners, 178810 S. Highway 221, $113,700 for a commercial addition. Contractor: MP Construction, Inc. Goose Ridge Winery, 63725 E. Jacobs Road, $21,600 for a commercial addition. Contractor: Conner Construction. Kennewick School District, 1701 S. Clodfelter…

Business Licenses — February 2016

Business Licenses — February 2016

RICHLAND Strata Inc. DBA Strata Geotechnical Engineering, 3280 Lindberg Loop. Tri-Cities Laboratory LLC – Richland Primary Care, 1135 Jadwin Ave. Room 139. Graber Consulting, 1218 Potter Ave. AGPW Group, 350 Hills St., Ste. 105. Virginia Sliman, 1601 Columbia Park Trail, Ste. 103. Jay Tandy Consulting, 629 Clermont Dr. Silver Dog Investment LLC, 2381 Robertson Dr.…

Judgments — February 2016

Judgments — February 2016

Ashley Smith, unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes, filed Jan. 5. Froilan Veliz, unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes, filed Jan. 8. Kennewick Laurel Inc, unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes, filed Jan. 12. Glenda Lou Martin, unpaid Department of Labor & Industries taxes, filed Jan. 12. Circle R Farms, unpaid Department…

Marijuana Licenses — February 2016

Marijuana Licenses — February 2016

BENTON COUNTY APPLICATIONS Biggest Little Shop of Fun, 233757 E. SR 397, Kennewick, has applied for a marijuana producer tier 3 license. Washington State Cannabis, 234805 E. Straightbank Road, Ste. E, Finley, has applied for a marijuana processor license. Kennewick Creek Gardens, 236719 E. Lechelt Road, Kennewick, has applied for marijuana producer tier 3 and…

David White of Kennewick, a member of the Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association, checks the health of the bees in one of his hives. The bees use the honey in the frames for food during the winter months.

Classes on keeping bees and gardening offered this spring

Bees and gardens go together like fish and the ocean — you can’t have one without the other. [blockquote quote=”But you have to remember, worker bees only live about five weeks, so the population is constantly being replenished.” source=”David White, founder of the Mid-Columbia Beekeepers Association” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] That is why a nursery owner, a…

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