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Business Briefs – July 2021

SBDC offers free small business support Small businesses in the Tri-City area can receive free and confidential support from the Small Business Development Center. The SBDC can help develop solutions for small business problems. Certified advisors can assist businesses with areas such as human resources, financial statements and management, business plans, expansion or growth, among…

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Bankruptcies – June 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 – July 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 1725 W. 52nd Ave., Kennewick, 2,963-square-foot home. Price: $719,000. Buyer: Darren J. Wagoner & Joan White-Wagoner. Seller: James E. & Sheila L.…

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Building Permits – July 2021

BENTON COUNTY Olsen Brothers, 46002 N. District Line Road NW, $216,000 for new commercial. Contractor: Koreski General Construction. Nancy Kay Strom, 22206 E. Kennedy Road, $204,000 for commercial remodel. Contractor: owner. AT&T, 64899 Bofer Canyon Road, $10,000 for antenna/tower. Contractor: Mastec Network Solutions. American Tower, 3551 PR 210, $14,000 for antenna/tower. Contractor: Joy Inc. Finely…

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Business Licenses – July 2021

KENNEWICK Conrtec, Inc., 12641 N. Humphreys Way, Boise, Idaho. Bjorn Johnson Construction, LLC, 410 Expressway Missoula, Montana. Armadillo Boring, Inc., 1980 Oxford St. SE, Salem, Oregon. Riverside Sunglasses and More, 913 E. 10th Ave. Jeff Smart LLC, 636 N. Colorado St. Harrington Tower Services Inc., 3515 S. Ferdinand St., Seattle. Glen Cove Press LLC, 1030…


Judgments – July 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. Nicholas Steven Fetter, unpaid Department of Labor and Industries taxes,…

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Liquor Licenses – July 2021

Information provided by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW APPLICATIONS Big Smoke, 4434 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite A, Kennewick. License type: beer/wine specialty shop. Application type: assumption. Ackley Brands Ltd., 63615 E. Jacobs Road NE, Unit A, Benton City. License type: domestic winery <250,000 liters. Application type: new. Wit Cellars, 5050…

Business Updates

Business Updates – July 2021

MOVED Polestar Technical Services Inc. has moved to 2920 George Washington Way, Suite 104, Richland. CLOSED Monarcha Ice Cream closed its storefront inside Kennewick’s Columbia Center mall in May. Gamache Vintners closed its winery/tasting room at 505 Cabernet Court in Prosser on June 1. NAME CHANGE The Kabob House is now Zullee Mediterranean Grill. It…

Joyce Green, a resident at Brookdale Canyon Lakes senior living community in Kennewick, receives the Covid-19 vaccine on Jan. 14. “I was elated,” she said. (Courtesy Joe Green)

Washington reopens but with a plea for caution

Most pandemic restrictions were lifted in Washington on June 30 as Gov. Jay Inslee celebrated the state’s work to combat the virus that causes Covid-19. “Because folks listened to science and stayed home to stay healthy, wore masks and got vaccinated, we can now safely fully re-open our state’s economy and cultural centers after 15…


Power outages possible as BPA systems stressed by record demand 

BPA is asking Tri-Citians to conserve energy between 5-7 p.m. to avoid unplanned power outages.  The nonprofit federal power marketer posted the plea on its Facebook page at 4 p.m. Monday, June 28, noting that “our transmission system in the Tri-Cities area is experiencing record demand. We have room above the current system demand but…

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