Diversity

Katie Banks, professor of political science at Washington State University Tri-Cities, and Zachary Harper, president of the Associated Students of WSU Tri-Cities, raise the pride flag at the Richland campus in October. The branch campus’ Office of Student Affairs partnered with the Associated Students group for the pride flag-raising ceremony to kick off a series of events in recognition of “Outober,” an event which aims to raise awareness of issues related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, queer and other underrepresented communities. (Courtesy WSU Tri-Cities)

Tri-City leaders offer tips to foster workplace LGBTQIA+ inclusivity

PFLAG’s Benton-Franklin chapter offers several training sessions every month for employers Janie Romine remembers the time she was counseled by...
D. Patrick Jones

Tri-City area women not (yet) holding up half of the business sky

By D. Patrick Jones “Women hold up half the sky,” Chairman Mao Zedong famously uttered, when discussing the role of...

Understanding generational differences improves company culture

 By Danielle Kane We’ve all heard the stereotypes: millennials are entitled. Gen Xers are slackers. Baby Boomers can’t adapt. And...
FitSmallBusiness.com's Best States for Women Entrepreneurs 2019 map

Washington among best states for female entrepreneurs

The Evergreen State is among the top 10 best states for female entrepreneurs. That’s according to FitSmallBusiness.com, a digital business...

Q&A with Kimberly L. Harper

Columbia Basin College’s 2019 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award winner Company/business/agency: U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science –...
D. Patrick Jones

Diversity vibrant in Tri-City population but not so much in economy

By D. Patrick Jones Diversity comes in many dimensions — gender, sexual preference, racial/ethnic makeup, to name a few. This...
Kurtzman Park in Pasco has been named by community members as a location of historical significance.

Pasco works to identify historic African American sites

The city of Pasco is working quickly to identify historic African American buildings and locations of significance in the community...
Kate Feinberg Robins, left, and her husband DeShawn Robins, owners of Find Your Center in Pasco, received a loan to upgrade their new dance and martial arts school. Benton-Franklin Council of Governments’ new loan program aims to help women- and minority-owned businesses with micro-loans up to $25,000. So far, two businesses have successfully applied.

New loan program aims to help businesses owned by women, minorities

Have an idea for a new business start-up or dreaming of expansion, but having trouble securing the funding to move...
Lisa O. Armstrong, Project human resources manager of Bechtel National Inc., Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant

Q&A with Lisa O. Armstrong

Brief background of your business: Founded in 1898, Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction and project...
Roxana Romero of Kalliflorico Dance introduces the group during the Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Una Noche de Éxitos, or A Night of Achievements, gala dinner in April that recognized those who work to make the community a better place to live. Chamber President Nikki Torres is pictured behind the podium and chamber board member Sayuri Peralta is at far left. (Courtesy Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce)

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce poised for ‘that next big step’

The Tri-Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce continues to seek new members as the organization expands its presence throughout the Tri-Cities...

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