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Marijuana Licenses – April 2022

Marijuana licenses for Benton and Franklin counties are public record and are obtained from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. BENTON COUNTY NEW Sacred Sage LLC, 15505 N. Webber Canyon Road, Suite H, Benton City. License type: marijuana producer tier 3; marijuana processor. Application type: change of location. APPROVED Fireweed Farms, 133302 W. Johnson…

Business Updates

Business Updates – April 2022

NEW has opened at 1022 Lee Blvd., Richland. Owned by Amanda Bobbett, the business offers health and wellness journeys, including yoga classes, health coaching, red light therapy, hydration oxygen therapy. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Contact: 205-509-9352;; YouTube; Instagram; Facebook. Cora’s E-bike Shop has opened at 401 Wellsian…

Tri-CU Credit Union, 3213 W. 19th Ave., Kennewick

Tri-CU eliminates NSF fees, reduces overdraft fees

The growing number of major banks eliminating or reducing overdraft and nonsufficient fund (NSF) fees prompted the Tri-Cities’ smallest credit union to follow suit. Kennewick-based Tri‐CU Credit Union recently announced it would eliminate its $28 NSF returned item fee and reduce its overdraft/courtesy pay fee from $28 to $10. Tri‐CU said it cut the fees…

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Kennewick prevails in Futurewise urban expansion challenge

The city of Kennewick has prevailed in its legal battle with Futurewise over the future of its efforts to expand its inventory of land available for, among other things, industrial development. Benton County approved the city’s new urban growth boundary, but Futurewise, a Seattle environmental nonprofit, succeeded in getting it overruled when it challenged it…

Chaplaincy Health is based at 1480 Fowler St., Richland. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Chaplaincy names new chief executive officer

After a nationwide search, Chaplaincy Health Care hired a former Tri-Citian as its CEO. Laurel “Laurie” Jackson started with the Richland nonprofit on Feb. 21. She most recently worked at the St. Charles Health System in Bend, Oregon, where she was the administrator of post-acute and community care. Jackson spent her childhood in the Tri-Cities…


Business Briefs – March 2022

Team with Tri-City ties advances to finals A team with Tri-City ties has advanced to the finals round of a contest aimed at connecting workers to family-wage jobs through a training model that can be replicated across the country. It also puts the local team closer to a chance to win up to $2 million.…


And so ends year two of the pandemic. What’s next?

How fortuitous that our annual focus on the hospitality industry coincides with the end of our state’s mask mandate. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee lifted the mandate on March 12, in tandem with Oregon and California. Masks are no longer mandatory in most indoor settings, including schools, so the time seems right to get out and…


Food & Wine Briefs – March 2022

Richland’s Solar Spirits launches cocktail line Solar Spirits Distillery of Richland has launched Pioneer Cocktails, premixed cocktails in a bottle. Pioneer Cocktails are sold in the Solar Spirits tasting room and each bottle contains the equivalent of about four cocktails. The lineup includes the Martinez, which pairs Old Tom Jim with cherry liquor, Negroni, described…


Q&A with Shae Frichette

Shae Frichette Co-Owner, Co-Winemaker Frichette Winery Red Mountain Number of employees you oversee: 5 Brief background of Frichette Winery: We are a husband and wife-run winery making wines he loves and wine experiences she dreams of. Our expression of flavorful and smooth red wines and “be in the moment” vibes carry through in every sip…


Kennewick Kiwanis celebrates foundation’s 25th year

The Kiwanis Club of Kennewick will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kennewick Kiwanis Foundation with an April 7 dinner event at the Red Lion Columbia Center in Kennewick, featuring keynote speaker, Steve Siemens. Siemens is the past president of Kiwanis International and will be speaking on the “Five Stepping Stones That Build Kids.” He…

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