January 2017

Registration underway for workshop on creating successful partnerships

Learn how to develop a powerful partnership with your manager or administrative assistant during a Feb. 8 training event in Richland. The “Partnering for Success” workshop, offered by the Administrative Professionals of the Tri-Cities, is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mission Support Alliance auditorium, 2490 Garlick Boulevard. Participants will learn how to implement […]

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State unemployment rate hits new low in December

Washington’s unemployment rate dropped for the fifth month in a row to hit a new low of 5.2 percent in December, according to state Employment Security Department. “Washington’s economy finished strong in 2016 and the short-term job outlook remains positive,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department, in a statement. The pace of hiring also […]

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Regional Chamber accepting nominations for ‘Business on a Roll’ awards

The Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for its Business on a Roll awards, which recognize businesses achieving success in 2016. Award recipients are businesses demonstrating growth in revenue/income or employees; actively seeking involvement in the Tri-Cities community; and receiving recognition as a model business for others through national or industry awards. Businesses […]

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Former Cougar football quarterback Thompson to speak at WSU Tri-Cities fundraiser

A fundraiser brunch to support Washington State University Tri-Cities’ Carson College of Business will feature “The Throwin’ Samoan.” Former Cougar quarterback Jack Thompson will talk about a new opportunity he is offering to Cougar-owned and managed businesses at the Point to Success event on Jan. 28 at Anthony’s at Columbia Point in Richland. Master of ceremonies […]

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Business Briefs

Business Briefs — January 2017

Richland Albertsons store to close in February The Albertsons store on Lee Boulevard in Richland will close by Feb. 25, citing financial difficulties. “We have been unable to reposition the store to better compete in the market place, and following an extensive review, we have made the difficult decision to close the store. Closing stores that […]

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Networking — January 2017

Bullock, Virden named AAAS fellows  Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Morris Bullock and Jud Virden have been elected to the rank of fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the society’s highest honor. Bullock is a laboratory fellow and director of the Center for Molecular Electrocatalysis, a DOE Energy Frontier Research Center led by […]

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Columbia Gardens Wine Village

Kennewick businesses await completion of wine village

By Sean Bassinger Business owners in downtown Kennewick sense the excitement building as the new wine village takes shape along the Columbia Drive riverfront. “It’s just the perfect time to be there,” said Liz Thompson, who co-owns ET Estate Sales with her husband, Mark. The Thompsons are moving back to the retail area after outgrowing […]

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Ethos Bakery and Café

Ethos restaurant moves from north Richland to south Richland

If location is a barrier to your business’ success, find a new spot. That’s why Ethos Trattoria’s owners decided to move from north Richland to south Richland. Its owners also have some other changes up their sleeves. The former full-service service restaurant is changing its name to Ethos Bakery and Café and will offer quick-service […]

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Kaizenspeed partners with McCurley

Camaros, Corvettes get ‘American Thump’ boost

Kaizen Speed, McCurley partner to offer aftermarket performance packages Two of America’s favorite fast cars — Corvettes and Camaros — can get an aftermarket horsepower and torque boost covered by a warranty, thanks to a new partnership between two Tri-City businesses. Kennewick’s Kaizenspeed and Pasco’s McCurley Integrity Chevrolet Cadillac teamed up to offer area consumers […]

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