New WSU Tri-Cities chancellor to start March 1

A senior administrator at Metropolitan State University of Denver has been named the new chancellor of Washington State University Tri-Cities. Sandra Haynes begins March 1. She currently is deputy provost and vice president of academic affairs and a professor in the Department of Human Services at the Denver university. She oversees all academic affairs units. […]

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IRS warns taxpayers of new email scam targeting Hotmail users

The Internal Revenue Service is warning taxpayers and tax professionals of a new email scam targeting Hotmail users that is being used to steal personal and financial information. The phishing email subject line reads: “Internal Revenue Service Email No. XXXX | We’re processing your request soon | TXXXXXX-XXXXXXXX”. The email leads taxpayers to sign in […]

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Maryland company teams with Richland firm to land $400 million contract

A Richland-based engineering firm is teaming up with a Maryland-based company on a five-year $400 million contract with the U.S. Department of Energy and its National Nuclear Security Administration. DOE recently awarded Link Technologies Inc. with a technical, engineering and programmatic support services blanket purchase agreement. Under this agreement, Link Technologies, a woman-owned small business […]

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The Charbonneau retirement community at 8264 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick has a new name and is under new management. Solstice Senior Living at Kennewick is the result of a national joint venture between the property’s ownership group, NorthStar Healthcare Income Inc., and Integral Senior Living, a national provider of senior living management services.

Kennewick senior living community gets new name, managers

The senior living community formerly known as Charbonneau is now called Solstice Senior Living at Kennewick. The change is the result of a national joint venture between the property’s ownership group, NorthStar Healthcare Income Inc., and Integral Senior Living, a national provider of senior living management services. Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed in the […]

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Top web stories

Journal of Business’ top web stories in 2017

Our annual list of the most-read stories on the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ website covered a range of topics — from restaurant sales, moves and closures and hotel openings to Trios Health’s financial crisis, float spas and supercars. A story we wrote last year about the opening of Panera Bread and a list of […]

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Business Briefs

Business Briefs — December 2017

Habitat hires interim director, kicks off fundraiser Tri-County Partners Habitat for Humanity has named Theresa Richardson as the organization’s interim executive director. She previously served as the executive director from 2002-12 The nonprofit’s goal is to build 10 more homes in 2018, but is in “urgent need of help from the community,” according to a […]

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Networking — December 2017

HONORS Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Graham Parker won a lifetime energy efficiency leadership award from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. The Tom Eckman Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award recognizes Parker for a career spanning more than 40 years where he advocated for and advanced the cause of energy efficiency in the Northwest and beyond. Parker […]

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Bankruptcies — December 2017

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 […]

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Building Permits

Building Permits — December 2017

BENTON CITY Kiona-Benton City School District, 1107 Grace Ave., $115,000 for commercial addition. Contractor: owner. Benton City, 1601 Dale Ave., Suite A, $35,000 for tenant improvements. Contractor: Albas Excavating. City of Benton City, 1000 Dinah Lane, $387,700 for solar. Contractor: Apollo Inc. St. Francis Church, 1000 Horne Road, $37,000 for a heat pump/HVAC. Contractor: Campbell […]

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Business Licenses

Business Licenses — December 2017

        Kennewick and Richland business licenses were not available at press time. PASCO My First Step Day Care, 3411 Hawthorne Lane. Falcon Video Communications, 12405 Powerscourt Drive, St. Louis, Missouri. Plow-Now Snow Services, 923 W. Marie St. Duraglaze, 2814 W. Sylvester St. Nails Again, 2016 W. Court St. Tri-Cities Engineering, 5804 Road […]

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