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,…

Farmers Markets

Fresh produce, tasty treats available in coming weeks at farmers markets

Be sure to get up with the roosters on May 7. That’s when the first two farmer’s markets in the Mid-Columbia — Pasco’s and Prosser’s — open. Sleep in and you’ll miss the first succulent greens, radishes and other early produce of the season. “That first day we’ll have all the early greens and radishes,…

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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…

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…

2016 Tri-City Regional Chamber Board President Marty Conger posed for this photo with Sen. Patty Murray at the Chamber’s 10th Anniversary, annual meeting and awards luncheon in March at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Photo courtesy of Tri-City Regional Chamber.

Tri-City Regional Chamber marks 10th Anniversary with awards luncheon

Since its inception in 2006, the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce has had 10 board chairmen — a new one elected each year. And every one of those board chairmen, even those who don’t live in the Tri-Cities anymore, attended and spoke at the Chamber’s March Networking luncheon at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Nearly…

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…

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…

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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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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