May 2016

Adam Cabrey, John Joseph Jr., Stephen Erlenbush, Phillip Todd, Levi Staley, Keith Thornhill, Warren Fogg and Matt Hodge pull on the regional trophy, while the guys who attacked the Cyber Hawks' database during the competition tug back in jest.

CBC places seventh in national cyber security competition

Levi Staley has always had a knack for technology. In high school, he decided to turn a profit from his talent by repairing broken cell phones and reselling them once they were usable. “Then I got into helping people fix their computers and helping people recover data,” he said. Despite his ability to maneuver around…

Business Briefs — May 2016

Solutions Summit 2016 Former New York governor and presidential candidate George Pataki will be the keynote speaker at the Washington Policy Center’s Solutions Summit 2016. The statewide policy conference will be 7:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. May 18 at the Three Rivers Convention Center. It will feature experts on education, health care reform and more.…

Networking — May 2016

TCCC employees receive degrees Two Tri-Cities Cancer Center employees graduated with their Master’s degrees in May. Karen DuBois, RN, BSN, CHPN, a TCCC Nurse Navigator received an advanced registered nurse practitioner degree from Gonzaga University. Michael Novakovich, TCCC’s director of business development, received a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing from Washington…

New Businesses — May 2016

NEW BUSINESSES August Thomas Salon has opened at 2411 S. Union St., Suite D, Kennewick. The salon offers haircuts, styling, makeup applications, waxing, nail art, facials and other beauty services. The hours are 10 a.m.–8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon–4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information or to book an appointment, call 509-579-0404 or…

A youngster fishes for rubber ducks while another maneuvers her bike through an obstacle course at the first Friends of Sacajawea State Park community gathering. Photo courtesy of Randy Kirkbride.

Family-friendly events planned at Sacajawea State Park

Sacajawea State Park’s serene beauty will be a bit livelier in June as two groups hold popular annual events there early in the month. The Friends of Sacajawea State Park will have its annual Old Fashioned Day from noon to 4 p.m. June 4. “It’s a family event featuring simple games like a bean bag…

Magic Camp

Magic Camp takes mystery and fear out of construction careers for young girls

Dressed in pink shirts and pink hard hats, an engaged group of high school girls looked steadily focused on the job at hand. Some build planter boxes; others lay cement, transforming it into garden steps; and some of the young women operate saws with natural ease, like they’d worked in construction for much of their…

Downtown Diner

Downtown Diner opens in Historic Downtown Kennewick

After a short stint as Thai eatery, followed by a Mexican restaurant, the former O’Henry’s in Historic Downtown Kennewick is once again a diner. The Downtown Diner opened April 8 at 20 S. Auburn St., Kennewick. Three partners, Amber Woods, Rodrick Gladney and Robert VanSlycke, all of Kennewick, own the diner. The menu is packed…

Titan Champions from Richland High School.  Pictured from Left to Right – Back Row: Amy Basche, WRPS, Nathan Morgan, WRPS, Robert Plemmons, WRPS and Danielle Jelinek, RHS; Front Row (RHS students) – Melinda Merrill, Hannah Oldson, Jossalyne Medina, Steele Roberts, and Shandra Creech.

Student executives make critical business decisions in Junior Achievement High Tech Business Challenge

Melinda Merrill is only 15, but she already knows exactly what to do when her company faces danger of bankruptcy due to an increasingly obsolete product offering. She cuts costs and controls marketing expenses. These were decisions she and her team at Richland High School had to make as part of the Junior Achievement High-Tech…

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Compass DMS wins top spot at Tri-Cities Launch Weekend

Compass DMS, a software company that creates solutions for small- to mid-sized auto dealers, won top honors at Launch Weekend 2016. Siblings Justin Jones and Jennifer Olson and their partner Sean Meininger created the software solution that tracks of inventory, expenses and a host of other necessary items for automobile dealers. Launch Weekend, which was…

Kennewick attorney Fran Forgette presented Columbia Center manager Barbara Johnson with the 2016 Tri-Citian of the Year award during the annual Tri-Citian of the Year banquet in April at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Johnson is the 47th person to receive the honor.

Columbia Center manager named 2016 Tri-Citian of the Year

For nearly three decades, Barbara Johnson, the manager of Columbia Center mall, has been giving back to the Tri-Cities. And on April 21, Johnson received a huge thank you from the community when she was named the 2016 Tri-Citian of the Year during the annual banquet at the Three Rivers Convention Center. Johnson was nominated…

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