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IRS launches Instagram account to reach young adults

To reach more young adults the IRS decided to meet them on their own turf with the launch of its new Instagram account @irsnews. About a third of U.S. adults use Instagram and check their accounts at least once a day, according to the Pew Research Center. One of the IRS’s taxpayer-friendly posts features an…

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Gesa announces merger plans with Seattle-based credit union

Gesa Credit Union and Seattle-based Inspirus Credit Union have announced plans to merge, but it’s not yet clear what the combined organization’s name will be. “Inspirus and Gesa Credit Union are proud of their individual brands but recognize it may not serve the purposes of a newly created, statewide credit union. It is for these…

Mid-Columbia Libraries’ West Richland branch will be closed Dec. 11-12 to move into a temporary location behind the branch at 3803 W. Van Giesen St. The building will receive more than $306,000 in improvements starting in January.

West Richland library moves into temporary home during remodeling project

West Richland’s library will be closed Dec. 11-12 to move into a temporary home through spring 2019 while the building receives more than $306,000 in improvements. The temporary branch will operate out of the city of West Richland’s former public works building, behind the library at 3803 W. Van Giesen St. Library hours and services will…

Attendees at AWB's 2017 Evening of Excellence mingle before dinner at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. (Photo: Brian Mittge/AWB)

2 Kennewick companies named finalists for statewide awards

Two Kennewick companies are among the finalists for the Association of Washington Business’ third annual Evening of Excellence awards. Carbitex LLC of Kennewick is a finalist for the Connect Award, which recognizes a business whose products and/or services have positively affected the way in which Washington employers and communities are connected to each other and…

Modern Living Services President Ray Geimer, from left, Vice President Andrea Mallonee and Flavien Sawadogo of MMEC Architecture stand at 526 N. Edison St. in Kennewick, the future home of Carmina’s Place. Modern Living Services is building the family home for adults with disabilities with pro bono assistance from community partners.

Nonprofit to build group homes for developmentally disabled adults

By Arielle Dreher A nonprofit’s new Kennewick development aims to offer more housing options for developmentally disabled adults in the Tri-City area. The 1.7-acre dirt and asphalt lot with a community garden in the corner is the future home of Carmina’s Place, a cluster of five community group homes for adults living with disabilities that…

Officials from Tyson Fresh Meats in Wallula shared their company’s story of ongoing growth and success with Association of Washington Business officials when they visited the beef processing plant on the sixth day of the second annual Manufacturing Week statewide bus tour.

Tyson announces $36M expansion during statewide manufacturing tour

As an Association of Washington Business bus rolled into the parking lot of Tyson Fresh Meats bright and early on a recent morning in Wallula, many of the cattle slaughterhouse and beef processing plant’s 1,400 workers were arriving for work. Even more people will be joining them at their job site next year when a…

Windsong’s newest building, Windsong at Northridge, in Greeley, Colorado, will look most similar to the Windsong at Southridge building in Kennewick. The $6.1 million memory care facility will be on four acres at 4000 24th Ave. It will open next fall. (Courtesy Lenity Architecture)

New $6.1 million memory care home coming to Southridge

A $6.1 million facility offering a Montessori-based approach to memory loss care will open next fall in Kennewick. Called Windsong at Southridge, the 36,202-square-foot building will feature 56 private studio apartments, each with their own private bathroom and shower. It will be on four acres at 4000 24th Ave., off Highway 395 near Home Depot.…

Fundraising efforts for Columbia Basin College’s 20,000-square-foot culinary center in downtown Kennewick have been put on hold so CBC officials can make sure the facility is financially viable and offers quality curriculum. (Courtesy CBC)

CBC puts fundraising efforts for culinary school on back burner

Fundraising efforts for Columbia Basin College’s culinary school have been put on hold, but that doesn’t mean plans for a facility in Kennewick’s new riverside wine village aren’t moving forward. “The original plan was to start with fundraising, build the building, and while that was going on, build the program and get the approvals,” said…

Remodeling is underway for the Tri-Cities’ second Bath & Body Works store. The store at Richland’s Vintner Square off Queensgate Drive will be in the western corner unit of the building that also houses Starbucks, Jamba Juice, GameStop and Fiesta Mexican Restaurant.

Bath & Body Works store to open in Richland next year

Construction is underway on the Tri-Cities’ second Bath & Body Works store, planned for the Queensgate area of Richland. The company’s corporate office said the store is scheduled to open in early 2019 at 2471 Queensgate Drive, Suite A7. The developer of the Vintner Square property, Bowman Development Co., narrowed the store’s opening date to…

As the lone regional, indoor shopping center, the Columbia Center mall in Kennewick fills with shoppers each holiday season. The National Retail Federation’s predicts a 4.1 percent increase in consumer spending for the 2018 holiday shopping season compared to last year.

Retail outlook strong for holiday season

Tri-City retailers are optimistic about the upcoming holiday shopping season. “Our market usually outperforms the national trend due to our strong local economy,” said Barbara Johnson, general manager of Columbia Center mall in Kennewick. “It’s always kind of like looking into a crystal ball. I’m expecting consumer spending locally to be up 4.5 percent over…

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IRS launches Instagram account to reach young adults

Gesa announces merger plans with Seattle-based credit union

West Richland library moves into temporary home during remodeling project

2 Kennewick companies named finalists for statewide awards

Report lists Kennewick as best place in state to buy home

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