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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…

The city of Kennewick authorized a $4.1 million, 12,000-square-foot expansion of Trios Southridge Hospital in January. The project builds on the hospital's birthing center addition, which debuts in the spring. (Courtesy Trios)

Trios’ new $22M birth center ready to welcome new babies, moms

New babies born at Kennewick’s Trios Health will arrive at Southridge Hospital starting March 29. That’s when Trios Health opens its new birth center there. The current birth center on Auburn Street, located within the original Kennewick General Hospital that opened in 1952, closes its doors permanently the morning of March 29 and all services…


Real Estate & Construction Briefs – March 2022

Darigold utilities funded with tax increment financing The Port of Pasco is one of the first entities in Washington to use tax increment financing to fund a portion of its share of the cost to extend utilities to Darigold Inc.’s $500 million processing plant in north Pasco. It will cost more than $20 million to…

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Networking – March 2022

NEW HIRES HAPO Community Credit Union has hired Ashley Ward as the credit union’s new SVP/chief information officer. Ward comes to HAPO with more than 18 years of experience in her field and previously held the title of chief information officer for Hanford Mission Integration Solutions, the prime contractor for the Hanford site, where she…

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Bankruptcies – March 2022

Bankruptcies are filed under the following chapter headings:Chapter 7 — Straight Bankruptcy: debtor gives up non-exempt property and debt is discharged.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 by the individual to…

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Top Properties – March 2022

Top property values listed start at $700,000 and have been rounded to the nearest hundred figure. Property values are public record and can be found by visiting the county assessor’s office. BENTON COUNTY 102715 E. Kash Loop, Kennewick, 2,397-square-foot home. Price: $710,000. Buyer: Jeffrey L. & Cheri Sanderson. Seller: Michael Perez & Kathy Rodriguez. 4078…

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