Yoke’s Fresh Market seeks to fill vacancy with another bank, credit union Global Credit Union has closed its two Tri-City grocery store branches. Officials shuttered locations inside the Pasco and Kennewick Yoke’s Fresh Market stores on Jan. 31. Global Credit Union’s 1,600 Tri-City members may keep their accounts open and rely on mobile banking, online bill […]Read More
Banking & Finance and Viticulture
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.
By Roberta Hollinshead Trends in the Washington state banking industry are generally positive coming into 2018. The 44 state-chartered and three nationally-chartered banks headquartered in Washington are stable and the financial condition of these institutions has continued to improve. To best summarize the condition of the state’s banking industry, I will focus on three C’s: […]Read More
It’s hard to start a business on optimism alone. Brett Spooner, an attorney with Gravis Law PLLC in Richland, said what makes it even more difficult is that entrepreneurs are limited when it comes to soliciting the capital they need to get their businesses off the ground. “The goal of the Security and Exchange Commission […]Read More
By Beau Ruff You’ve likely heard the conventional wisdom many times. Your friends or family, or even at times the bank teller, will counsel you that you should add your child to your bank account. Perhaps it’s a checking account or a savings account, or both. The advice goes something like this: “If you […]Read More
by Ben Cox Being a farmer means being ready for anything. Whether managing through unreliable weather, planning against volatile crop prices or adapting to changing consumer preferences, the life of a farmer is anything but predictable. Today, the agricultural industry must also contend with new technologies that change how farmers operate, as well as increasing […]Read More
Washington and six other states have launched a new national approach to licensing money service businesses. These businesses, known as “fintech” companies, include money transmitters, payment service providers and currency exchangers. Fintech refers to new technology used to support or enable banking and financial services. Generally, money service businesses have to apply for a license […]Read More