Articles by TCAJOB Staff

Amrita Lahiri, lead author and assistant professor of management, information systems and entrepreneurship at Washington State University’s Carson College of Business

WSU-led research shows startups should be alert to star employee pitfalls

For startup companies looking to launch a new product, hiring star inventors who are accomplished and have a strong record of performance seems like a no brainer. After all, having more expertise on an innovation team should lead to more product innovation, right? However, product innovation efforts often stall when star inventors and company founders…

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, WA. (Courtesy Andrea Starr, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Annual report details PNNL’s economic impact on state

The national laboratory in the Tri-Cities’ backyard supported $1.46 billion in economic output, and 7,180 jobs in the state last year. A 36-page report analyzing the economic impact of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on the state was released in August. The sixth annual report covers fiscal year 2018. The state gained $225 million in output,…

Columbia Basin College plans to move its dental hygiene program from the Pasco campus to the Wortman Medical Science Center in Richland in January. (Courtesy Columbia Basin College)

CBC plans to move dental hygiene program to Richland

So far, grants totaling $670,000 have been secured to offset the move Columbia Basin College landed its third grant this year to pay for moving its dental hygiene program and clinic from Pasco to Richland. CBC is committed to fully financing the cost—$4.29 million—to renovate the fourth floor of the Wortman Medical Science Center, or…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — September 2019

State OKs Kadlec to add 67 inpatient hospital beds Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland received state approval to add 67 inpatient beds to its hospital license. This raises Kadlec’s capacity to 337 beds. Under the approved certificate of need from the state Department of Health, Kadlec plans to phase in the additional beds over…

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Networking — September 2019

NEW HIRES Derek O’Konek is the new principal of Jefferson Elementary School in Richland. O’Konek joined the district in 2013 and has helped implement various programs at Jason Lee aimed at building connections with the community, creating a positive school culture and improving student academic performance. He also was an assistant principal at Badger Mountain…

Business Updates

Business Updates — September 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 Chills Froyo and Custard has opened at 2909 S. Quillan St., suite 140 in Kennewick. The restaurant serves a variety of frozen yogurt, custard and…

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Bankruptcies — September 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…

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Top Properties — September 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 At time of press, no property sales were listed for $500,000 and above. FRANKLIN COUNTY Undisclosed location, 18.36 acres of undeveloped land.…

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Building Permits — September 2019

BENTON COUNTY T-Mobile, 238811 E. Les Blair Road SE, $78,000 for an antenna/tower. Contractor: North Sky Communications. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, 178810 WA 221, $104,900 for HVAC. Contractor: Campbell & Company. USCOC, 74712 N. SR 225, $102,300 for an antenna/tower. Contractor: Tool Tech. Wyckoff Farms, 166301 Lemley Road, $24,300 for commercial construction. Contractor: Columbia River…

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Business Licenses — September 2019

KENNEWICK Evergreen Estate and Elder Law, 621 W. Mallon Ave., Suite 306, Spokane. Odenwayz Newdayz, 7803 W. Deschutes Ave. Marshall’s Plumbing, 9809 N. Synder Road, Spokane. Copper Leaf Contracting, 8220 W. Gage Blvd. Roasters Edison, 5215 W. Okanogan Ave. Pacific Crest Planning, 7139 W. Deschutes Ave., Suite 1. McClintock’s Construction, 304 E. 45th Ave. Get…

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