The Port of Benton plans to kick-start a new 21-lot development with a $2 million incubator building in Prosser designed to attract boutique businesses to complement the neighboring Vintner Village. Construction on the new building, which will include three bays for businesses, as well as an adjacent office building for a nonprofit, is expected to […]Read More
Viticulture and Banking & Finance
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What does the new Trump administration in the White House mean to the banking industry and region’s economy? It’s too early to tell. But two banking industry experts have simple advice for local business owners: keep your eye on what you do best. “There’s lot of noise in the media. … Focus on your business […]Read More
Roberta Hollinshead may be the first woman in the state’s history to lead the Department of Financial Institutions’ Division of Banks, but she credits her knowledge of the industry—both challenges and opportunities—for setting her apart. She spent more than 15 years as an examiner with the department, including the rocky period when the banking industry […]Read More
By Berta Gabbard With the new year well underway and a new administration in the White House, many business owners in the greater Tri-Cities area are looking to maintain their stride as we see how the markets respond and evolve. Several owners I work with are actively pursuing plans to grow or retool their companies. […]Read More
President Donald Trump’s delay of the new U.S. Department of Labor fiduciary rule requiring financial advisers to act in their investors’ best interests might not have its intended effect as some local financial advisers say many firms have already complied with the new standards. The rule would have gone into effect April 10, but Trump […]Read More
By Beau Ruff Times can get financially rough. People go through difficult periods in life and might be strapped for cash and need an additional sources of money. Perhaps the cash is needed to buy a new house or to pay for a small business or an attorney’s retainer for a divorce or to tackle […]Read More