August 2016

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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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