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Owners of the Columbia Center Auntie Anne’s store are Lore’K Garofola, from left, her husband Chris Garofola, and Man Lam. The business trio is opening a new pretzel shop this month in the Walmart Super Center off Road 68 in Pasco.

For the love of pretzels: Auntie Anne’s expands to Pasco Walmart

Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop at Columbia Center mall soon will open a shop inside the Walmart Super Center off Road...
Advanced sensors and controls can help the wood products industry in the Northwest and other energy intensive producers improve the efficiency of their operations. The Northwest Regional Manufacturing Center, led by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will advance smart sensors and digital process controls and speed adoption by industry as part of the newly announced Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute. (Courtesy MatthiasKabel/Wikimedia Commons)

PNNL to lead regional smart manufacturing center

By Susan Bauer Advances in smart sensors, digital process controls and information technology could radically reduce energy use in manufacturing...
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Boeing’s 100th anniversary made possible by small businesses

By Kris Johnson One hundred years ago, on June 15, 1916, Bill Boeing founded the company that would grow to...

Benton, Franklin counties follow state trend in retail sales growth

Benton and Franklin counties’ taxable retail sales followed the state trend and grew 8.9 percent in the first three months...

Buy-out plan for deceased disabled owner’s shares requires careful consideration

By Beau Ruff As most Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business readers likely know, organizational documents are imperative for entrepreneurs starting...
GoGreenTriCities.org is a website that showcases healthy living activities, such as hiking and attending local farmers markets.

Tri-City demand for eco-friendly tips, events grows with website

Gail Everett keeps an 18-year-old bag of garbage in the basement. “It’s an attractive way to start a conversation,” she...
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Agencies launch Tri-City ozone study after high readings in area

By Ranil Dhammapala Ground-level ozone, not to be confused with “good” ozone in the earth’s upper atmosphere that shields us...
A customer checks the price on items in the organic and sustainable cleaning section at Buckwheat Bottoms. Although the Richland store began selling just cloth diapers, it has expanded its selection of sustainable living products to include toys, cleaning products, accessories and feminine hygiene products.

Richland mom creates cloth diaper, sustainable products business

Susan Brady is selling more than cloth diapers from her Richland store — she’s also selling a vision. [blockquote quote="We...
Babcock Services Inc. employees rig the cask liner where Energy Northwest Columbia Generating Station material is compacted and stored for disposal.

Local nuclear industry services firm completes $2 million contract

For almost 20 years, Babcock Services Inc. (BSI) has served clients in the nuclear industry. Although the company is headquartered...
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Cities choose cost-effective lighting options to save money, energy

Tri-City area governments are saving money after installing low-energy, long-lasting streetlights. The city of West Richland was the first to...

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