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Young Professionals

Nominate rising stars for 14th annual Young Professionals contest 

 The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business is accepting applications for its 14th annual Young Professionals contest.  The annual program honors local professionals 40 and under for their professional and civic accomplishments. It has honored 112 exceptional young Tri-Citians in a diverse array of occupations since the program debuted in 2008.  The nomination deadline is Friday, July 2. Candidates may nominate themselves (click…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – June 2021

Registration open for Fall Home Show in Pasco The Home Builders Association of Tri-Cities is accepting registrations for its 2021 Fall Home Show, to be held Oct. 1-3 at HAPO Center in Pasco. Exhibitor guides have been mailed to members and previous exhibitors. Digital copies are available at Call 509-735-2745. HBA members receive a…

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The numbers tell the story of Washington agriculture

Washington farms and ranches produce more than 300 different crops with a combined value of about $11 billion – a figure that triples once food processing is factored in. Agriculture is one of Washington’s most important private sectors, along with aerospace and tech. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistical Service tallied 35,500 agriculture…


Our state’s powerhouse ag industry takes center stage in June edition

June always brings a spring to our step at the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business as we explore the state of Washington’s agriculture and viticulture sectors for our annual Focus: Agriculture + Viticulture magazine. Find the standalone magazine inside our June edition, along with a host of ag-related stories throughout the paper. We hope you…


L&I focuses on farm safety with new enforcement team

The Washington state Department of Labor & Industries is focusing on worker safety on farms with the launch of a new 16-member inspection team. The Agriculture Compliance Unit includes 13 inspectors who will visit work sites and investigate complaints about compliance with workplace safety requirements for farms. The team also includes three people who will…


Q&A with Mark Schuster

VP Global Manufacturing, Lamb Weston Employees you oversee: 5,000 What is your current role? How long have you been in it? Where are you based? Where do you spend most of your time? My current role is to lead global manufacturing and global engineering for Lamb Weston. We currently have 15 facilities in North America…


Business Briefs – June 2021

Allegiant adds nonstop flight to San Diego Allegiant Airlines launched a new nonstop flight to San Diego International Airport with a ribbon cutting and other festivities in May at the Tri-Cities Airport in Pasco. The low-cost carrier offers Monday and Friday flights oriented to leisure travelers. The airline is charging $59 each direction online. Allegiant…


Tri-Cities loses TerraPower advanced nuclear plant to coal site in Wyoming

Bellevue-based TerraPower, founded and helmed by Bill Gates to develop safe, carbon-free power, has selected a coal plant site in Wyoming for its next-generation nuclear project. TerraPower, together with partner PacifiCorp and Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon, announced its “Natrium” technology will be built at the site of one of PacifiCorp’s retiring coal plants in Wyoming…

The city of Hermiston breaks ground July 7 on a $2.5 million project to bring utilities and roads to the South Hermiston Industrial Park, known as SHIP, which could attract $70 million in private investment and 250 jobs. (Courtesy city of Hermiston)

Hermiston readies industrial park that could bring 250 jobs, $70M investment

The city of Hermiston breaks ground July 7 on work to extend utilities to prepare the South Hermiston Industrial Park, known as SHIP, for future tenants. At full buildout, SHIP will feature 16 parcels ranging from 1.5 to 20 acres. It is expected to attract up to $70 million in private investment with future tenants…

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Networking – June 2021

NEW HIRES Miramar Health Center in Kennewick has announced the addition of two certified physician assistants to its team. Hiep Nguyen earned his master of clinical health services degree and physician assistant certification from MEDEX Northwest at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Seeing firsthand the hardships of a single mom emigrating to the U.S.…

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