November 2016

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Business Briefs — November 2016

Port commissions Latino heritage murals The Port of Kennewick has commissioned professional mural artist Andrew Reid to paint two murals focused on the Latino heritage in the Tri-Cities. Reid was selected by the port’s Latino Heritage Mural committee, which is chaired by Davin Diaz, through a search process from a pool of 29 who responded…


Networking — November 2016

Local veterinarians recognized The Washington State Veterinary Medical Association recognized several veterinarians, staff and citizens at its Pacific Northwest Veterinary conference in Spokane in early October. Dr. Lauren Neuhaus with Desert Veterinary Clinic in Richland was given the Recent Grad Award for her excellence as a practitioner and advocacy for animal health and wellbeing. Dr.…

New Businesses — November 2016

NEW BUSINESSES Kagen Coffee & Crepes is now open at 270 Williams Blvd. The restaurant serves sweet and savory crepes and a variety of coffee drinks. Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact: Facebook. Northwest Motorsport has opened at 816 N. 28th Ave., Pasco. The dealership specializes in trucks of all makes…

Officials with Central Washington Corn Processors pound in ceremonial rail spikes.

Richland’s new $7.9 million grain facility ready to serve feed industry

Looming buildings casting large shadows serve as tangible signs of economic growth in the Horn Rapids Industrial Park off Logston Boulevard in Richland. The latest addition to the mix is across the street from the massive Preferred Freezer Services. Central Washington Corn Processors’ new $7.9 million facility, which will serve as a hub for the…

Columbia Basin College culinary school

Fundraising begins for $10 million culinary center in Kennewick

Baking lessons, a cooking curriculum, farm-to-table meals, menu planning. The ideas and enthusiasm cooked up for Columbia Basin College’s new culinary school continue to percolate as officials try to find $10 million to build the institute in Kennewick. “Students are excited about the opportunity. Since the first news story came out, students have wondered when…

Justin Coronado and Bryan Monarch, co-owners of UpAngle, display some of their drones.

Business owners expect drone technology to soar in the Tri-Cities

Four years ago, Justin Coronado and Bryan Monarch started an aerial production and photography company using drones to make commercials for businesses. “We did some aerial video work for Nelson Irrigation located in Walla Walla, made some promo videos for a couple of different agricultural companies, and also made one for a company that builds…

“We Should Do That” activity at the Oct. 26 Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce meeting.

Plenty of ‘we should do that’ ideas shared at chamber meeting

It’s no surprise Tri-Citians would love to welcome a Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods Market to town. They also have said over the years they want to patronize a performing arts center and splash around in an aquatics park. Several others offered up a variety of possibilities during a brainstorming session as part of a…

Washington’s largest wine grape harvest wrapped up in early November.

Grape growers anticipating largest harvest in state history

By Wine News Service Washington grape growers and winemakers are wrapping up what is being widely anticipated as the largest harvest in Washington history. Pre-harvest estimates of a quarter-million tons of wine grapes are likely to be exceeded, as the crop has come in heavier than anticipated. Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, which uses two out…

Careers in Manufacturing event at the Pasco college.

Tri-City students get wooed to manufacturing industry

Caleb Olson wants to be an engineer like his father and grandfather someday. The 17-year-old from Hanford High thinks getting a job and skills in the manufacturing industry would be a logical first step on that career path. He was one of about 40 students from three high schools who participated in the Careers in…

Benton County among highest in state for retail sales

Benton County was among the top 10 counties in the state for highest taxable retail sales in the second quarter, according to figures released by the state Department of Revenue. Benton County’s sales grew to $979 million, or 3.7 percent, and Franklin County’s to $374 million, or 7.8 percent over the same quarter last year.…

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