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Test bed advances Washington State as a hotbed of energy innovation

by PNNL staff The U.S. Department of Energy is matching a $2.25 million Clean Energy Fund grant from the Washington Department of Commerce to research, develop and demonstrate the technologies needed to create “smart” buildings, campuses and cities to better manage energy usage. Once buildings and devices are smarter — managing energy resources optimally on […]

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John Paul Dejoria, co-founder and CEO of Paul Mitchell autographs a workbook.

Lucas Marc Academy transitions to Paul Mitchell School

The former Lucas Marc Academy, a beauty academy, will now bear one of the most recognized names in the salon industry. It is now a Paul Mitchell Schools, part of a network of 100 beauty schools bearing the Paul Mitchell name throughout the U.S. Lou Starita of Boise, Idaho purchased the 11,000-sq.-ft. former Lucas Marc […]

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Master Gardeners of Benton-Franklin counties at the new Waterfall Classroom in the Demonstration Garden in Kennewick.

Master Gardeners’ dedicate new open air Waterfall Classroom

Cake, applause and good wishes were shared during the grand opening of the Washington State University Master Gardeners of Benton-Franklin counties outdoor Waterfall Classroom in October. The classroom is in the Master Gardener Demonstration Garden, next to the Mid-Columbia Library, at 1620 Union St. in Kennewick. The oval classroom has a cement floor and tiered […]

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Networking — November 2015

HomeStreet Bank honored HomeStreet Bank has received the 2015 American Bankers Association Community Commitment Award for its Hometown Home Loan Program. The award, sponsored by the ABA Community Engagement Foundation, was given to HomeStreet for its endeavors in the Affordable Housing category. HomeStreet’s Hometown Home Loan Program provides the employees of more than 175 public- […]

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Tracy Horner creating cloth designs.

Talented West Richland woman designs in cross-stitch

Tracy Horner of West Richland creates artistic patterns by linking together tiny x-shaped stiches. Horner creates patterns for counted cross-stitch, a type of hand needlework that uses only small x-shaped stitches to create intricate designs. Counted cross-stitch is done on evenweave fabrics, which have the small number of horizontal and vertical threads in each inch. […]

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Shoppers checking out the wares at Beaver's Bark in Richland.

Holiday shopping opportunities abound at local small businesses

It may be a couple of weeks before the Christmas shopping season truly sets in, but local retail districts and small businesses are already kicking the holidays into high gear hoping to attract shoppers with a slew of shopping events and promotions. On the first weekend of November many local stores held open houses to […]

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Tom Nault presents at TRIDEC luncheon.

Entrepreneur shared tips for success at TRIDEC luncheon

Strong, healthy companies bring economic stability and growth to communities. That was the message Tom Nault, president and chief operating officer of Summit Imaging, Inc., delivered during an October TRIDEC luncheon. The Grow Manufacturing Luncheon and Expo highlighted the expanding industrial base in the Tri-Cities in the fields of engineering, construction, transportation, supply chain consulting […]

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