Diversity

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...
Mustang Sign Group in Kennewick is a state-certified woman-owned business. Owner Lauran Wang has completed one project because of the designation.

Certifications aim to help women-, minority-owned companies

By Robin Wojtanik An entrepreneurial spirit, combined with ingenuity and determination has helped Salina Savage grow her Richland-based business to...
Ms. Flower’s Interpreters and Translators owner Flor Garza Gutierrez, right, said her business can supply audio simultaneous interpreting equipment. The devices were used at the Benton Franklin PUD winter weatherization workshop last year. Simultaneous interpreter Veronica Mendez is pictured at left. The West Richland-based company landed a state contract last October, boosting the company’s revenues 150 percent in 2017.  (Courtesy Ms. Flower’s Interpreters and Translators)

West Richland business grows in tandem with increased need for interpreters, translators

As a Spanish interpreter traveling throughout the Tri-Cities and eastern Oregon for more than 20 years, Flor Garza Gutierrez noticed...
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Kennewick’s new Diversity Commission tackles complex issue

By Michelle Dupler After a year of discussion, the Kennewick Diversity Commission has an eye on making a report to...
Chaplaincy Health Care’s efforts to provide hospice care to the Hispanic community are paying off with year-over-year growth. Chaplain Alberto Tass, from left, senior nurse case manager Anita Mundy, Chaplain Victor Ortega and Executive Director Gary Castillo show off the Latino Health Care Professional of the Year award they received from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for their outreach efforts.

Chaplaincy team serving more Hispanic families through hospice care

The hospice team members dispatched to assist Hispanic families caring for a dying loved one know they must use a...

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