Articles by TCAJOB Staff

Tri-CU recently unveiled “Ovation,” a 10-foot tall stainless steel and acrylic sculpture mounted on a pole to swing like a weathervane at the credit union’s new headquarters at 3213 W. 19th Ave. in Kennewick. (Courtesy Tri-CU)

Tri-City credit union adds art to Highway 395 corridor

A dynamic new sculpture at the corner of 19th Avenue and Highway 395 is a Tri-City credit union’s gift to the community Tri-CU (pronounced Tri-Q) recently unveiled “Ovation,” a 10-foot tall stainless steel and acrylic sculpture mounted on a pole to swing like a weathervane. The credit union, formerly known as Tri-Cities Community Federal Credit…

The G-1 aircraft stationed at the Pasco hangar returned from its final mission, an air sampling mission in Argentina, on Dec. 17. Over the past 30 years it has flown hundreds of thousands of miles as part of research campaigns throughout the U.S. as well as in South America, Europe and the Pacific. A new $17.7 million replacement aircraft, complete with a “flying laboratory,” will take its place at the new hangar. (Courtesy Andrea Starr, PNNL)

New $3.4M Pasco hangar to house atmospheric radiation research aircraft

Construction is underway on a new $3.4 million hangar for the Department of Energy’s Atmospheric Radiation Measurement aerial facility. The 18,240-square-foot, pre-engineered metal building will provide an operations base for the ARM aerial facility, operated for DOE by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The facility has been based at the Tri-Cities Airport Industrial Park for…

Top Stories

Resort, restaurant, retail stories lead our top web stories in 2018

A resort, restaurants and retail topped the list of the most-read stories on the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ website in 2018. News about the opening of Eritage Resort in Walla Walla and the demolition of Regal Cinemas at Columbia Center mall to make way for Dick’s Sporting Goods received the most clicks. Here are…

Benton, Franklin counties see boosts in taxable retail sales

A 17 percent jump in construction and increased sales of building materials helped boost the state’s taxable retail sales in the second quarter of 2018. The sales increased by 10.6 percent over the same period in 2017, reaching $42.7 billion. Retail trade, a subset of all taxable retail sales in the state, also increased by…

Q&A with Lola Franklin

Brief background of your business: I work for two nonprofit trade associations and a for-profit subsidiary. The Realtor associations were established in the 1950s. They serve real estate licensees and the real estate profession by providing continuing education, public relations, legislative and regulatory advocacy and business services. The term “Realtor” is owned by the association…


IRS launches Instagram account to reach young adults

To reach more young adults the IRS decided to meet them on their own turf with the launch of its new Instagram account @irsnews. About a third of U.S. adults use Instagram and check their accounts at least once a day, according to the Pew Research Center. One of the IRS’s taxpayer-friendly posts features an…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — December 2018

Workers’ comp to see biggest price drop in a decade The price of workers’ compensation insurance statewide will take the largest drop in more than 10 years on Jan. 1. The state Department of Labor & Industries, or L&I, recently announced a 5 percent decrease in the average amount employers pay for the coverage. “We’re…


Networking — December 2018

HONORS & AWARDS Daniel Keith Goodenough-Salazar, son of Zhayr and Keith Goodenough of Benton City, received the rank of Eagle Scout, the Boy Scouts’ highest honor. He is a member of Troop 237, chartered by West Side Church. His leader is Dick Nelson. Goodenough-Salazar had to earn 21 merit badges and show leadership by planning,…

Business Updates

Business Updates — December 2018

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has open/moved/change names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES Charles Schwab has opened a new office at 1408 N. Louisiana St., Suite 100 in Kennewick. The business offers wealth management, investment advice and retirement…


Bankruptcies — December 2018

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…

Latest News

New fashion retailer to open at Columbia Center

Shopko files for bankruptcy, announces 38 store closures

Tri-Cities Airport travel hits record number

1,000 federal workers in state apply for benefits amid shutdown 

Kennewick Sears store to close in March

IRS raises business mileage rates for 2019

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