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Marijuana Licenses — January 2020

Marijuana licenses for Benton and Franklin counties are public record and are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY APPROVED Clemans Mountain Cannabis, 159003 W. Johnson Road, Prosser. License type: marijuana producer tier 3. Application type: added fees. Wonder West Group, 15505 N. Webber Canyon Road NE, Suite E, Benton City.…

Business Updates

Business Updates — January 2020

If your business is in Benton or Franklin county and has opened/moved/changed names in the last three months, please download this form to be included in this listing. NEW BUSINESSES D. Lynne’s Boutique has opened at 702 George Washington Way in Richland. The boutique sells clothing and gifts from established and locally-sourced brands. Hours: 10…

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Kadlec reveals top baby names for 2019 

There were enough Sofias and Sophias born at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in 2019 to fill a classroom and then some.  Sofia/Sophia was by far the most popular name given to babies born at the Richland hospital – 33 newborn girls were given the name, according to Kadlec.  Mateo was the top name for boys born in Richland at 16.   For girls, Isabella was the…

Santiago Communities Inc. wants to build a 200-unit manufactured home community in Kennewick. The California-based company submitted a letter of interest to buy more than 26 acres from the Port of Kennewick. (Courtesy Port of Kennewick)

Santiago plans $5 million manufactured home park

Santiago Communities Inc. wants to build a 200-unit manufactured home community near the Kennewick water treatment plant to offer affordable housing in a tight residential market. The Santa Ana, California-based manufactured home developer submitted a letter of interest to buy 26 acres from the Port of Kennewick for $831,400. If approved, the port will retain…

A Kennewick developer will install restaurants, coffee shops and other services near the entrance to the Tri-Cities Airport after signing a 30-year lease with a 20-year extension for two acres with the Port of Pasco. Eighty acres are still available.

Kennewick developer plans retail, business center near airport, CBC

A Kennewick developer will build restaurants, shops and other businesses at the Tri-Cities Airport Business Park after securing a 50-year lease for 2 1/2 acres with the Port of Pasco.The port signed off on the deal with The Landing LLC, which is led by John Hawley, in October. The site is at the intersection of…

NaturalGas

Washington natural gas customers seeing higher energy bills

Natural gas customers in Washington started seeing higher energy bills beginning Nov. 1 due in part to last winter’s colder temperatures and a 2018 gas pipeline explosion in British Columbia. The state Utilities and Transportation Commission recently approved rate adjustments ranging from 4 percent to 15 percent for Avista, Cascade Natural Gas, NW Natural and…

Q & A with Michael J. Bradshaw

General Manager/Executive Vice President of Benton Rural Electric Association Number of employees you oversee: 72 Brief background about your electric cooperative: Benton REA is a not-for-profit, electric cooperative that has been providing the people of Benton, Yakima and Lewis counties with high-quality, reliable service since 1937. Our structure of being owned and controlled by the…

Lana Strickling, Greg Sullivan, and Christian Seavoy of Mission Support Alliance work with contractors across the Hanford Site to identify projects that may increase energy efficiency and cut costs associated with facility upgrades or projects.

Hanford contractor knows cost savings come with energy savings

Mission Support Alliance knows finding ways to reduce energy consumption at the Hanford site helps shrink the site’s carbon footprint and reduce costs. MSA, the U.S. Department of Energy contractor, helps DOE and its contractors with energy management and equipment upgrades. MSA’s energy management team works with site contractors, often in the planning phase of…

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Business Briefs — December 2019

Richland asks residents to register video systems Richland residents are being asked to voluntarily register their video surveillance systems with the police department to aid criminal investigations. The database will help investigators track down video when crimes occur in the community. Officers would ask participants in the Voluntary Camera Partnership, or VCP, to check their…

2019Stories

New restaurants, future developments top our most-read online stories in 2019

What do Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ online readers love to read most? It’s always news about restaurants, developments and big contracts. Stories about the opening of a new Kennewick indoor playground for kids, a new Brazilian steakhouse and taco restaurant, and a massive West Richland housing development were among the stories receiving the most…

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