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From left: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Executive Director of Communications and External Engagement Jaime Shimek, Prime Dental Co-Owner Dr. Jason Madsen, Prime Dental Co-Owner Paul Madsen, Prime Dental Co-Owner Dr. Michael Maxfield, Prime Dental Co-Owner Dr. Wesley Karlson, and 2023 TCRCC Board Chair Jim Arneson. (Courtesy Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce)

Small businesses honored at Regional Chamber event

Three Tri-Cities businesses and one nonprofit received kudos March 22 for being on a roll.  The Tri-City Regional Chamber of...
Park Place leased its last available retail space, making good on its plan to create a mixed-use urban community at 650 George Washington Way in Richland. (Photo by Jamie Council)

Park Place fulfills vision of creating mixed-use development

By Jamie Councilfor Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business Leasing Park Place’s remaining retail storefront marks the completion of a longtime...
Though plans for an indoor marketplace at Osprey Pointe are on hold to find a cost-effective solution for its heating system, James Sexton, owner of JMS Construction, is forging ahead to develop the waterfront site in Pasco.  (Courtesy JMS Construction)

Setbacks don’t deter big plans for Pasco’s Osprey Pointe Marketplace

Four years ago, plans to develop Osprey Pointe Marketplace were announced. When Eaty Gourmet couldn’t deliver, JMS Construction stepped up...
Island View Grocery and 17 other properties at the Richland Wye will be listed for sale this month by the heirs of Jerry Sleater. The longtime grocer died in 2019, leaving a collection of properties that could help anchor the ongoing makeover of the Yakima River Delta waterfront. (Courtesy Stricker CRE)

11 buyers bid more than $5 million on Wye properties

The potential transformation of the Richland Wye is a step closer to reality after a pair of land auctions yielded...
Freeform, a Boise-based commercial interiors company, acquired Brutzman’s Office Solutions at 2501 N. Columbia Center Blvd., Richland. (Photo courtesy Freeform)

Boise-based company buys longtime Richland office furniture shop

Office supply needs were a bit different back in 1946, when Brutzman’s Office Solutions first opened in the Tri-Cities. Remington...
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AARP Foundation Tax-Aide sites are now open and ready to help prepare and e-file personal tax returns for the first...

Q&A with Letisha Peterson

General Manager, Legends Casino Letisha Peterson Number of employees you oversee: 700 Brief background of Legends: Yakama Nation Legends Casino...
Marlando and Stephanie Sparks opened Restoration Market, a Kennewick food hub offering free food to members of the community who need it, at 4000 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite 110, Kennewick. The market provides weekly shopping opportunities in a unique environment for families looking for food assistance, with no documentation required to receive help. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

Market aims to restore dignity with free food distribution

There seems to be no coincidence between a family whose last name is “Sparks,” and the way they have set...
Kelsey and John Plughoff, owners of Paper Street Brewing Company in Pasco, stand with their daughters, June and Jade. A recent closure allowed them to redecorate and spruce up their brew pub, which features a farm atmosphere that welcomes families.  (Courtesy Paper Street Brewing Company)

New owners relaunch new and improved family-friendly brew pub

For a young couple with two kids, John and Kelsey Plughoff found the dream place to run a business: a...

Plans underway to open new food co-op store in Richland

The Tri-Cities is getting another shot to support a local food co-op. Alan Schreiber of Schreiber...

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