Tourism & Recreation

Dave Landis, Cindy Landis and Jay Denney pose in front of the 96-foot yacht used to operate Water2Wine Cruises, which sails out of Columbia Point Marina in Richland. The new business offers lunch and dinner cruises.

Water2Wine Cruises providing lunch, dinner aboard yacht

Cruises depart from Richland’s Columbia Point Marina When you have more than three decades of experience in the cruise industry, you’re bound to cross paths with the same people more than once. Jay Denney and Dave Landis did so on several occasions—in different ports and on different boats—over a period of 17 years. It was […]

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Travel company offering guided tours through Tri-Cities, region

Travel company offering guided tours through Tri-Cities, region

Roads2Travel offers trips focusing on taste, history When Bob Christensen retired after a career in telecommunications and traveling between Washington and Southeast Asia, he knew exactly what he wanted to do. His love for traveling and culture led him to open his own tourism business. “I was born and raised in Oregon so I am […]

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Washington state vineyard

Washington state wine industry marks 30-year milestone

Wineries, winegrowers experiencing explosive growth since wine commission formed in 1987 By Heather Bradshaw This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Washington State Wine Commission, a marketing, communications and research organization that represents every licensed winery and every wine grape grower in the state. In 1987, early industry visionaries saw the need to bring […]

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A Tri-Fun membership gives members access to 12 entertainment activities around the Tri-City area.

Tri-Fun offers solution to ‘nothing to do in the Tri-Cities’ complaints

Annual membership includes access to 12 different venues around the Tri-City area Planning a staycation in the Tri-Cities this summer? A new membership-based business called Tri-Fun aims to give families affordable access to 12 unique entertainment venues to create lasting memories. Preston House, owner of the Papa John’s franchise in the Tri-Cities, launched the new business […]

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Columbia Basin BMX track riding high

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB In 2007, Shawn and Maurine Meininger moved their family from the Portland area to the Tri-Cities. They were driving out in the Horn Rapids section of Richland when they noticed a strange facility at 202 Snyder Street with bicycle riders in helmets racing around on dirt. They didn’t know what […]

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Outdoor fitness startup helps people connect with nature

Sarah Lingley is a civil engineer by day, but by night she is building an outdoor fitness startup that provides a highly attractive alternative to the gym. Interactive and awe-inspiring hikes around Eastern Washington’s rugged landscapes, gentle yoga sessions, guided meditations and even some wine tasting. She helps her customers work out in nature and […]

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Tourism and Rec

Don’t be scammed when planning that summer getaway

By Veronica Craker for TCAJOB Have you noticed the sun starting to set later in the day? Can you hear the chirping sounds of baby birds? If, like me, you’re counting down the days until spring, you’re probably already planning that summer getaway. Unfortunately, this is also the time when scammers are out trying to […]

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