February 2016

Business Briefs — February 2016

Foundation to announce scholarship winners The Trios Foundation will have its Annual Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at the Three Rivers Convention Center. The one-hour breakfast, which is open to the public, raises money for the Trios Foundation Scholarship Program and to support other hospital programs and services. In addition to showcasing the Foundation’s […]

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Networking — February 2016

NCC receives accreditation The Northwest Cancer Clinic in Kennewick was awarded national accreditation from the American College of Radiation Oncology for its clinical practice standards and care given to patients undergoing radiation treatment in 2013. The radiation oncology program at the Northwest Cancer Clinic is the only cancer treatment facility in Benton and Franklin counties […]

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New Businesses — February 2016

NEW BUSINESSES Confluent Space has opened at 285 Williams Blvd. in Richland. The business is a maker’s space offering members access to tools/materials that can be used to create, design and build and also attend classes. For more information visit www.confluent.space or email make@confluent.space. Copper Top Tap House & Growler Fills is now open at […]

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Petersen Hastings

Petersen Hastings Partners with National Advisors Trust to expand services

Petersen Hastings, an independent wealth management firm in Eastern Washington, has joined forces with National Advisors Trust Company. The move has enabled the firm to create Petersen Hastings Private Trust, a new private-labeled trust services brand. The partnership with National Advisors Trust, based in Kansas City, Mo., expands Petersen Hastings’ Trust solutions as part of […]

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Elk at Oak Creek Wildlife Area

Get close up view of wintering elk at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area

On an overcast snow-covered day, a large herd of elk herd plows over the ridge and gathers aside a gated fence just below the hills near Naches. They form in tight huddles, waiting for flakes of hay to be spread for them across the white-blanketed Oak Creek Wildlife Area each afternoon. Nearly 10,000 visitors come […]

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Evans Fruit settles sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuits

Evans Fruit, one of the largest apple producers in the U.S., will pay $272,000 to 20 claimants as part of a settlement resolving sexual harassment and retaliation claims pending before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission, or EEOC, announced the settlement in late January. As part of the settlement, Evans […]

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Legislature looks to pass minimum wage and carbon cap issues to voters

By John Stang for TCAJOB The Washington Legislature’s business agenda this session does not target Main Street very much. Instead, the biggest bills currently going through the Legislature’s business committees tackle marijuana and the high-tech world — reflecting how Washington’s business world has expanded and evolved in recent years. In fact, the Legislature is in […]

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Confluent Space

Confluent Space celebrates grand opening of maker’s space

It’s hard not to get inspired by the possibilities the moment you walk into Confluent Space in Richland. The new maker’s space combines the industrial feel of a manufacturing warehouse with the creative flair of an art studio. The effort to bring a maker’s space to the Tri-Cities has been a year and a half […]

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