Walla Walla has the Marcus Whitman Hotel. Spokane has the Davenport. Portland boasts the Benson. Seattle has the Fairmont. The owner of The Lodge at Columbia Point in Richland hopes to add his boutique hotel to the list for the Tri-Cities. “The Tri-Cities has needed an identity boutique hotel,” said owner Tom Drumheller. The $8.5 […]Read More
Hospitality and Insurance
Every issue we select two topics to act as themes for the month, providing a framework for us to crank out more local business news than any other source in the Tri-Cities.
Three years ago, Perla Zepeda’s family lost a beloved family member. Their dog, Sandy, had swallowed an unknown object, causing internal damage. She was rushed to an emergency veterinary hospital in Yakima, but doctors couldn’t save her. “We grieved for about three months,” Zepeda said. They also faced more than $1,000 in veterinary bills. Shortly […]Read More
By Beau Ruff Business owners are particularly sensitive to cash flow and liquidity needs. This can be especially true of the business owner’s estate after death. The estate needs cash to continue business operations and to pay potential estate taxes. Life insurance can be an effective planning strategy for business owners if properly structured. In […]Read More
By Sean Bassinger Belongings stashed inside self-storage units may not be covered by homeowner or renter insurance policies if anything gets stolen or damaged. Policies that cover items at off-site storage units may have limits in place as well, according to the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner. It’s good information to find out before […]Read More
Ten percent of all insurance claims are fraudulent. And 10 percent of the cost of all premiums is due to fraud. This number is likely to increase as insurance fraud cases continue to grow, said Mark Couey, director of the Criminal Investigations Unit at the state Office of the Insurance Commissioner. Insurance fraud is the […]Read More
Casino attracts thousands of Tri-Citians annually The 7,000 people who hop aboard the free shuttle buses in the Tri-Cities to travel to Legends Casino in Toppenish each year won’t have to rush back home that same day. They now have the option of staying overnight with the opening of a six-story, 200-room hotel and conference […]Read More