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Tri-City retailers may rejoice this holiday shopping season

By D. Patrick Jones It’s November and ’tis the season. Holiday decorations, a parade of ads, the Hallmark channel showing...
Allyson Hayes, left, a sales associate for Ariel, meets with Karen Livas, small business programs director for the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Jessica Stangeland, a regional chamber board member. The chamber officials were delivering Small Business Saturday promotional materials to chamber members at The Parkway in Richland. (Courtesy Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce)

Experts forecast robust holiday shopping season across state

Chamber officials, Tri-City retailers remind shoppers to think local Locally-owned Tri-City retailers hope shoppers will “think small” when picking out...
Holley Sowards, left, operations manager of Einan’s at Sunset, and Ron Swanson, Einan’s assistant manager, smile through snowmen faces at a past Santa’s Village event. The fourth annual fundraiser runs from noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Sunset Event Center, 915 Bypass Highway in Richland. (Courtesy Einan’s at Sunset)

Einan’s turns event center into winter wonderland

Einan’s at Sunset will transform its Richland event center into the North Pole this holiday season. The fourth annual Santa’s...
Tri-Cities Autism Thrift Store opened its doors in early October with the mission of providing job skills training programs for autistic and intellectually challenged people. The store joins more than a dozen other charity thrift stores throughout region.

Tri-City charity thrift stores support variety of causes

Tri-City thrift store shoppers can check out Kennewick’s newest shop, Tri-Cities Autism Thrift. The new store provides job skills training...
Columbia Center mall’s holiday parade kicks off at 9 a.m. Nov. 18 in Kennewick. The tree lighting is at 10 a.m. (Courtesy Columbia Center)

Columbia Center decks the halls for Santa’s visit

Book appointments for Santa photos online Avoid the lines for a photo with Santa at Columbia Center mall by reserving...

Benton County among highest in state for retail sales

Benton County was among the top 10 counties in the state for highest taxable retail sales in the second quarter,...
WorkSource Columbia Basin hosted a fall job fair last month in preparation for the holiday season.

Holiday sales forecast, economic growth good news for job seekers

While people were trying to squeeze in one last summer trip before the school year kicked off, Bill Watson was...
Donna Holloway, owner of Threads Consignment Boutique

Vintage second-hand store’s growth prompts move to downtown Kennewick

When Donna Holloway opened her vintage second-hand store in 2008 in Kennewick’s Marineland Village, she had no idea she would...
Kagen Coffee & Crepes opened at the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

Uptown Shopping Center welcomes new restaurant

Ten years ago, Kagen Cox tasted his first crepe. “It was a little bit of heaven in my mouth,” he...

Tri-City businesses welcome customers for Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday celebrations will be held Nov. 26 around the Tri-Cities. If you’re not completely tuckered out from fighting...

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