Articles by TCAJOB Staff

Flavien Sawadogo

Young Professional 2020: Flavien Sawadogo

Flavien Sawadogo Architect, MMEC Architecture & Interiors Favorite podcast or app? Podcast player app Favorite music? R&B Favorite sports team? Real Madrid Age and current hometown: 38, Kennewick Briefly describe your company: MMEC Architecture & Interiors is a firm with locations in Spokane and the Tri-Cities. We provide complete architectural design services. We offer skilled…

Jessica Schneider, MD

Young Professional 2020: Dr. Jessica Schneider

Dr. Jessica Schneider Founder and CEO, Empowered Health Institute Planner or procrastinator? Planner Favorite book? “The Power of One,” (series by Bryce Courtenay) Favorite music? Anything by Ingrid Michaelson Favorite sports team? USA Olympic swim, dive and gymnastics teams Favorite website or app? Google Docs Age and current hometown: 36, Richland Briefly describe your company:…

Young Professional 2020 Tracy Spooner

Young Professional 2020: Tracy Spooner

Tracy Spooner Campus Development Facilities Manager, Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Dream vacation? A Mediterranean cruise with lots of amazing sights, history, food and wine Planner or procrastinator? I am very much a planner Favorite movie? Favorite movie of all time is the original “Jurassic Park” Favorite website or app? Personally, Amazon. Professionally, Microsoft Teams Age…

J.C. Penney

Columbia Center owner Simon nixes Thanksgiving hours

Columbia Center won’t open on Thanksgiving.

Young Professional 2020 Justin Toner

Young Professional 2020: Justin Toner

Justin Toner Vice President and Sales Manager Basin Pacific Insurance and Benefits Dream vacation? Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas Favorite music? Country music Favorite website or app? Age and current hometown: 38, Kennewick Briefly describe your company: Basin Pacific Insurance and Benefits is a full-service insurance and benefits brokerage. Our agency was formed…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – September 2020

Wind farm plan adds solar, battery energy storage Scout Clean Energy recently announced plans to add solar and battery storage components to a proposed wind farm it plans to build just south of the Tri-Cities in Benton County. The 600-megawatt wind farm south of Kennewick will combine wind energy, solar energy and battery energy storage…

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Meals on Wheels postpones drive-thru service due to poor air quality

Mid-Columbia Meals on Wheels has postponed plans to serve hot meals during a new drive-thru service this week because of the region’s hazardous air quality. The drive-thru service, which was set to begin Sept. 16, aims to increase the number of meals the nonprofit serves to area seniors. Since the governor’s stay-home order took effect…


Business Briefs – September 2020

Tri-City tech plays starring role in new Adidas shoes Carbon technology developed by Carbitex, a Tri-City tech firm, plays a starring role in the latest sneaker release from Adidas. The X Ghosted soccer shoe was released Sept. 1 and retails online for about $225. The X Ghosted boasts a Carbitex “Speedframe,” or carbon plate in…


Q&A with James C. Alford

Owner/presidentJC Agriculture, In Season Produce, Premier Seed, 509 Custom Application, Desert River Farms Number of employees you oversee: 40 Brief background of your business Multiple agricultural-based businesses providing seed and custom chemicals services along with an operational row crop farm and a direct-to-consumer produce stand. How did you land your current role? How long have…

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Networking – September 2020

Awards & honors Moses Jaraysi, a member of Leadership Tri-Cities’ Class VI, has been selected as the Leadership Tri-Cities 2020 Alumnus of the Year. He was nominated for his commitment to numerous organizations in the Tri-Cities, in addition to Leadership Tri-Cities. Jaraysi has spent countless hours and games teaching his children and the community’s children,…

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