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David Condon, left, of Premera Blue Cross, presents a $5,000 donation to fund a small expansion at KC Help, a Pasco nonprofit that provides durable medical equipment to needy residents, to Jerry Rhoads, KC Help president. George Mackie, center, of the KC Help board, looks on. (Courtesy Jerry Rhoads/KC Help)

Covid-19 cleanouts prompt expansion at KC Help

A Pasco nonprofit that provides home health equipment such as beds and wheelchairs added 400 square feet of storage space in part to keep up with donations as area residents clean out storage units during the Covid-19 pandemic. Premera Blue Cross donated $5,000 to the Knights Community Hospital Equipment Lend Program, or KC Help, for…

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Bankruptcies – April 2021

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings:Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is discharged.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 – April 2021

Top property values listed start at $700,000 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 53416 E. Kennedy Road, West Richland, $6.8 million for 180 acres and 936-square-foot home. Buyer: Pro Made Construction LLC. Seller: Kinsel Family…

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Building Permits – April 2021

BENTON CITY Kiona-Benton City School, 1205 Horne Drive, $13,000 for commercial reroof. Contractor: Summit Roofing LLC. Benton Franklin Head Start, 313 Third St., $7,400 for commercial addition. Contractor: MP Construction. BENTON COUNTY AgriNorthwest, 135827 N. Plymouth Road, $298,000 for commercial addition. Contractor: LCR Construction LLC. American Tower, no address listed, $20,000 for antenna/tower. Contractor: Legacy…


Judgments – February 2021

The state can file lawsuits against people or businesses that do not pay taxes, resulting in a judgment against property that person or business owns. Judgments are filed in Benton and Franklin Superior Court. The following is from the Franklin County Superior Court Clerk’s Office. Andy’s Coffee Break, unpaid Department of Labor and Industries taxes,…

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Liquor Licenses – April 2021

Information provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Dollar General Store #21945, 210 S. Second St., Benton City. License type: beer/wine. Application type: new. Sun Market #2, 1025 E. Jacobs Road NE, Benton City. License type: grocery store – beer/wine. Application type: new. Amarilis Meat Market II, 1088 George…

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Marijuana Licenses – April 2021

Marijuana licenses for Benton and Franklin counties are public record and are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Highland Nursery Inc., 15505 N. Webber Canyon Road, Ste. A, Benton City. License type: marijuana producer tier 3. Application type: change of location. Purely Green LLC, 15505 N. Webber Canyon…

Business Updates

Business Updates – April 2021

NAME CHANGE Albertsons, at 690 Gage Blvd. in Richland, is now a Safeway. CLOSED           Shari’s Restaurant, at 1745 George Washington Way in Richland, has closed.


Business Briefs – March 2021

Dean Strawn, business and civic leader, dies Dean Strawn, a Tri-City businessman and devoted civic leader, died March 5 following a long illness. He was 77. Strawn was a longtime member of Columbia Center Rotary and was named Tri-Citian of the Year in 1997 and Kennewick Man of the Year in 1998. Originally from Fruitland,…


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The first anniversary of the Covid-19 pandemic shutdowns that rattled the Tri-Cities as well as the world coincide with the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ monthly focus on food, wine and the hospitality industry. We confess we were apprehensive as we prepared for this edition, fearing a paper full of doom and gloom as we…

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