April 2016

Sundowns

Sun Downs ready to open the gate on another racing season

By Jeff Morrow for TCAJOB Nancy Sorick is usually pretty busy this time of year. But this year that sense of urgency is missing. Sorick heads up the nonprofit Tri-City Horse Racing Association, which will run the 2016 horseracing meet at Sun Downs at the Benton Franklin Fairgrounds. Racing will take place April 23, 24, […]

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PBS Engineering and Environmental acquires HDJ Design Group

PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc. has purchased the Portland-based consulting firm HDJ Design Group. PBS, which is also headquartered in Portland, has had a presence in the Tri-Cities since 1998 and the firm has a dozen employees in its Richland Office. HDJ Design Group has offices in Walla Walla and Pasco. HDJ’s Walla Walla office […]

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Northwest Trek Wildlife

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park gives visitors close-up view of wildlife

Northwest Trek in Tacoma is part zoo and part Wildlife Park. The park is situated among towering Douglas fir trees in 725-acres 35 miles southeast of Tacoma off State Highway 161 near Eatonville. Northwest Trek, which is accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, is dedicated to conservation, education and recreation by displaying, interpreting […]

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Business Briefs — April 2016

Spring Senior Times Expo About 55 vendors will be on hand for the Spring Senior Times Expo, which will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 19 at the Pasco Red Lion. The event is free for attendees. The event is geared toward Baby Boomers and seniors who live throughout the Mid-Columbia. Vendors will […]

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Networking — April 2016

Hampton Inn names manager Monica Hammerberg has been named general manager of the new Hampton Inn & Suites in Pasco. Hammerberg has a long history of hotel management in the Tri-Cities, sits on the board of directors for Visit Tri-Cities and is a member of the Pasco Lodging Tax Advisory. She also sits on the […]

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New Businesses — April 2016

NEW BUSINESSES Embody Yoga is now open at 4001 Kennedy Road, Suite 15, West Richland. The studio offers yoga classes for all skill levels. For class times and information visit embodyyogatc.com, call 509-593-0513 or find them on Facebook. Keene Cuts Hair Salon has opened at 116 Keene Road, Richland. The salon specializes in cuts, styles […]

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Hot off the press

Oregon-based Life Flight Network takes over Northwest MedStar

Life Flight Network, an Oregon-based air ambulance company, has purchased Northwest MedStar, a nonprofit air ambulance company run by Inland Northwest Heath Services in Spokane. The merger of the two air ambulance companies gives Life Flight Network a monopoly on helicopter medical transport in Eastern Washing and North Idaho. The financial terms of the merger, […]

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Former Yakima Valley fruit exporter challenges Inslee for seat

Republican Bill Bryant, a former Seattle Port commissioner and Yakima Valley fruit exporter, hopes to unseat Gov. Jay Inslee in the November election. Bryant served as a Seattle Port commissioner from 2008 through 2015 and is also the founder and chairman of Bryant Christie, a firm that helps farmers and agriculture companies export their crops. […]

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