August 2016

Jeff Clark, Vice President of Support Services for Kadlec Regional Medical Center, stands next to one of the electric car-charging stations offered at Kadlec's new five-story parking garage. Charging is free.

Electric car charging station numbers on the rise, giving drivers more options

By Jeff Morrow Jeff Clark knew the new five-story, 663-space parking garage at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland was going to need some electric-car charging stations. “There is a growing interest in electric vehicles,” said Clark, vice president of support services for Kadlec, at a recent ribbon cutting ceremony for the garage. The garage…

The Original Pancake House opens next year in Kennewick and Richland. The men behind the venture are Ryan Medford, co-owner, from left, Blake Williams, co-owner, Luke Absher, partner and director of operations, and Brian Carle, partner and director of food and beverage. They are in front of their Tacoma location.

New restaurants to serve up breakfast all day in Kennewick, Richland

Get your favorite breakfast foods served all day when The Original Pancake House opens in Kennewick and Richland. The 4,500-square-foot Kennewick restaurant will open in early 2017 near Bob’s Burgers & Brews, Hampton Inn and Trios Southridge Hospital off Highway 395. It will be able to seat about 140. This will be BTE Holding Co.’s…

Legacy One Insurance created this graphic and posted it on social media with the promise of free Pokémon and water to lure people to its Richland office. Several Tri-City businesses are trying to entice potential customers who are fans of the popular smartphone game. (Courtesy Legacy One Insurance)

Tri-City businesses try to ride Pokémon Go wave

Several savvy Tri-City businesses recognize the importance of being nimble to cash in on the Pokémon Go craze. “We’re all fighting obscurity. We’re all fighting to be known. We’ve got to be willing to learn new things,” said Oscar Suarez, marketing director and agent for Legacy One Insurance in Richland. The interest in the popular…

Double Canyon’s 90-acre vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills is planted primarily with Cabernet Sauvignon. (Photos Courtesy Double Canyon)

Double Canyon to build winemaking facility near Red Mountain

By Wine News Service for Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business A winery focused on producing Cabernet Sauvignon from the Horse Heaven Hills will build a 47,000-square-foot winemaking facility near Red Mountain. Double Canyon, a winery that began in 2007 and is owned by Crimson Wine Group of California, will break ground on its new building…

Business Briefs

Business Briefs — August 2016

MSA Syngery Network hosts women’s panel Nearly 300 people attended the Mission Support Alliance (MSA) Synergy Network women’s panel discussion, “The Role of Mentoring in Career Success” in early August. The panel consisted of Stacy Charbonneau, associate principal deputy assistant secretary for field operations, Department of Energy-Environmental Management; Joyce Connery, chairman, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety…

Networking

Networking — August 2016

Dade Moeller Foundation awards two scholarships Dade Moeller, an NV5 company, has announced the winners of its 2016 Dade Moeller Scholarship Foundation merit-based educational scholarship program. The winners are Phillip Fishburn of Kennewick and Emma Stempfley of Hamilton, Ohio. Dade Moeller provided each with a $1,500 award to support the costs of their first year…

Area residents converge on Hastings in Richland for the final days of its going-out-of-business sale. Merchandise and store fixtures are being sold at the George Washington Way store after the company filed for bankruptcy.

Hastings files for bankruptcy, closes Richland store

Richland’s Hastings Books, Music & Video store could close any day between now and Oct. 31 after the company filed for bankruptcy. The store at 1425 George Washington Way has been a fixture of the Richland community for the past 11 years and some area residents are frustrated by the closure. “I’m devastated that they’re…

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‘Pinch theory’ offers reasoned approach to managing conflict

By Allen Johnson It happened at an executive staff meeting. I was presenting a new organizational development program, and it seemed to be going well. At least the staff of 12 was attentive, occasionally nodding in approval. When I had finished, the CEO said, “This could make a big difference in our company,” he said.…

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TEDxRichland speakers to share ‘ideas worth spreading’

TED talks are known worldwide for sparking imaginations, dialogue and ideas that prompt change. It’s a template organizers hope to replicate in the Tri-Cities next month when speakers riff off the event’s “Invisible Adversity” theme. The idea for the Richland event hatched when the group’s core organizers noticed a disturbing pattern. They hold leadership positions,…

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It’s no rumor: New Kennewick night club opening in old TS Cattle Co. building

Rumors about what’s going in the old TS Cattle Co. restaurant began flying around town when the sign, “Rumor Lounge: We’re coming soon, are you?” went up last month on Clearwater Avenue in Kennewick. And that’s exactly what the new night club’s owners wanted. “People are excited the building is finally being used. We’ve had…

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