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Networking — May 2019

GRADUATIONS Washington State University Tri-Cities conferred 352 degrees at its commencement ceremony on May 4 at the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Among those degrees, 308 bachelor’s degrees were presented, 32 master’s degrees and 12 doctoral degrees. Washington state Sen. Sharon Brown presented the keynote address. Carmen Lynn Marquart of Toyota of Tri-Cities graduated in April…

Initiative Partner of the Year - Leidos: Brian Von Bargen and Todd Synoground. (Courtesy United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties)

United Way marks $3.1M in donations, gives honors

Local donors contributed more than $3.1 million to address community needs through United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties’ 2018 campaign.  This campaign marked the organization’s 60th anniversary. United Way revealed the campaign total at its annual Live United Awards Ceremony on April 23. The fundraising year ran from April 1, 2018, to March 31,…

Jessica Ham earned a certificate in hospitality at Columbia Basin College last year and she’s working a Yoke’s Fresh Market.
(Courtesy WorkSource Columbia Basin)

Hospitality job fair set for May 22

A hospitality job fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 22 at Columbia Basin College’s Career and Technical Education building, off Argent Road on the Pasco campus. The Be Our Guest hospitality fair, which is free and open to the public, is being offered by CBC, WorkSource Columbia Basin and the Washington…

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Legislature OKs funds for Mid-Columbia projects

The state’s new two-year budget includes several million dollars in projects for the Tri-City area, including two big Richland projects: a $27 million new academic building at Washington State University Tri-Cities and a $15.2 million military readiness center in the Horn Rapids area. In north Richland, $7.7 million has been earmarked for a Laser Interferometer…

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness to open in Richland on George Washington Way

Richland will be home to the Tri-Cities’ third Planet Fitness gym this fall. The new fitness center will be at 1711 George Washington Way, Suite 399, in a storefront formerly occupied by Mid-Columbia Wine and Spirits, next door to Office Depot. The Washington Plaza development in north Richland is anchored by Safeway. Planet Fitness recently…

Richard Bogert of the Bogert Group accepts the 2019 Innovator of the Year award. The Pasco manufacturer is an umbrella for businesses that make military equipment, hydraulic pumps, accessories for recreational boating and small aircraft and a line of jacks for safely lifting heavy equipment, earned a gold award for being an innovator in manufacturing.
(Courtesy Bogert Group)

2 Pasco companies earn state manufacturing awards

Two Pasco companies recently earned statewide manufacturing awards. The Bogert Group, which is an umbrella for businesses that make military equipment, hydraulic pumps, accessories for recreational boating and small aircraft and a line of jacks for safely lifting heavy equipment, earned a gold award for being an innovator in manufacturing. The Bogert Group operates as…

Justin Raffa

Q&A with Justin Raffa

Number of employees you oversee? Artistic staff of eight. Number of singers: 150. Volunteers: our singers are our primary volunteers.
 Brief background about Mid-Columbia Mastersingers: Founded in 1986 as Consort Columbia, Mid-Columbia Mastersingers, or MCM, is the premiere adult community chorus of the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas. Our mission is to transform lives through the…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — May 2019

West Richland voters say yes to $12.5M police station West Richland voters approved a $12.5 million bond to build a larger police station during the April 23 special election. The bond will add 42 cents per $1,000 of assessed value to property taxes. That means owners of a $200,000 home will pay $84 a year.…

Yakima Valley health care system files for bankruptcy

The parent company of hospitals in Sunnyside, Toppenish and Yakima has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Astria Health and 13 related companies, including Astria Sunnyside Hospital, Astria Toppenish Hospital, and Astria Regional Medical Center in Yakima, filed for Chapter 11 protection on May 6 to restructure its finances, give it time to replace its…

Postmates

New food delivery service launches in Tri-Cities

A new restaurant delivery service option has arrived in the Tri-Cities. Postmates has launched in more than 1,000 cities across the country, effective April 23. Customers can order from their favorite restaurants and have their order brought to their door in minutes. The current delivery area includes Pasco, Kennewick and Richland. Postmates joins Instacart, UberEATS…

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