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A new nonstop service between the Tri-Cities and Los Angeles International Airport begins this spring. (Courtesy Tri-Cities Airport)

Nonstop PSC-to-LAX flights begin this spring

The Tri-Cities can finally book nonstop flights to Los Angeles, starting March 31. The Tri-Cities Airport and United Airlines announced the new nonstop service to Los Angeles International Airport on Oct. 15. Hundreds of travelers from the Tri-City region already travel to the Los Angeles basin every day. “This is a huge win for the…

Tyrone Riggle, president of Riggle Plumbing Inc., is one of many Tri-City subcontractors who lost money when Vandervert Construction Inc. was placed in receivership amid financial crisis. Riggle considers his company fortunate to have lost less than $10,000 for work performed for Vandervert Construction after initially filing claims totaling nearly $300,000. (Courtesy Riggle Plumbing Inc.)

Dozens of Tri-City subcontractors still left without paycheck

Contractors who once did business with Vandervert Construction Inc. are separating themselves into two groups: lucky or unlucky. “We are one of the lucky ones,” said Mary Rosen, controller for Richland-based Garrett Electric Company Inc. The lucky ones are those who got paid most or all of what they were owed for doing work for…

Attorneys are working under a six-month timeframe to create a partnership that would allow for-profit RCCH HealthCare and nonprofit Providence St. Joseph Health to become the member-owners of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center in Kennewick. (Courtesy Tri-Cities Cancer Center)

Cancer center to modify corporate structure after hospital sales

By Jennifer L. Drey The corporate structure of the Tri-Cities Cancer Center will change in the wake of RCCH HealthCare’s acquisition of member hospitals Trios Health and Lourdes Health, but patient care and related services will continue as they have for nearly 25 years. The intention on all sides is to find a public-private partnership…

Pasco has agreed to sell 6.7 acres of land to Moore Holdings, which could become the site of a new Hyundai dealership. (Courtesy city of Pasco)

Sale to close soon on former aquatics center land in Pasco

Pasco is ready to offload nearly seven acres of land on the western side of the city once intended for a regional aquatics center. Pasco’s Deputy City Manager Stan Strebel said the 6.7-acre property is under contract with Moore Holdings at $5 a square foot, for a total purchase price of $1.5 million. Pasco originally…

Kelsey Shank and her husband Darren in January started theEDGE, a company that tracks major offices within the Department of Energy to help businesses learn about job opportunities.

Couple creates software to help businesses land DOE contracts

After two decades working in business development for the nuclear industry, Darren Shank decided to stop chasing down Department of Energy dollars and instead make it easier for others to find contracts. “This industry is overwhelming with procurement data from RFPs (Requests for Proposals) to the key intelligence you need to win work,” said Shank,…

How to find and develop the next generation of leaders

By Danielle Kane Being a leader means not only are you able to take the lead on projects or divvy out assignments, but you are able to identify and help foster other employees’ skills so that they, too, can become a leader later. Leadership development encompasses a lot of facets once you have the right…

Young Professional 2018: Shannon Aiello

Shannon Aiello, Co-Owner and Doctor of Audiology at Columbia Basin Hearing Center Age: 35 Education: Doctorate of audiology Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? 11 years Do you have family? Pets? Yes! We have a his, hers and ours family. My stepdaughters are 23 and 21, my son is…

Young Professional 2018: Gina Donangelo

Gina Donangelo, Washington marketing manager at Hayden Homes Age: 32 Education: Bachelor’s of science in business administration, minor in marketing; master’s of business administration in business marketing Hometown: Monterey, California How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? I have lived in the Tri-City area for over five-and-a-half years. Do you have family? Pets? Two…

Young Professional 2018: Jason Hogue

Jason Hogue, Agent/owner of Jason Hogue Agency-American Family Insurance Age: 39 Education: Missouri State University, communications, 1997-2001 Hometown: Kansas City, Missouri How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? 7 years Do you have family? Pets? I have an amazing wife, Krystle, beautiful daughter Autumn and we have one cat and one dog. Briefly describe…

Young Professional 2018: Jeff Johnson

Jeff R. Johnson, Attorney, partner at Johnson & Johnson Law Firm Age: 36 Education: University of Oregon School of Law, J.D.; Washington State University (Pullman), bachelor’s in business administration Hometown: Palm Springs of Washington, Yakima How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? Nine years Do you have family? My wife Andi and I have…

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Nonstop PSC-to-LAX flights begin this spring

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