September 2020

Monical leaving as CEO of Pasco’s Lourdes Health

Rob Monical, chief executive officer of Pasco’s Lourdes Health since early 2019, stepped down Sept. 22 to pursue another career opportunity. “I am honored to have been a part of Lourdes Health and the Tri-Cities area,” Monical said in a Sept. 11 statement announcing the move. “We have a wonderful team of dedicated employees, physicians…

President Dwight D. Eisenhower toured McNary Dam on Sept. 23, 1954. “Wisely and providently we must use and develop these resources, so that each succeeding generation of Americans may share in their benefits,” he said during the dedication ceremony.

Eisenhower dedicated McNary Dam 66 years ago this month, called water a ‘natural legacy’

By East Benton County Historical Society It was a no school day on Sept. 23, 1954, in east Benton County and surrounding areas. The bright, beautiful, sunny early autumn day remained, however, a day of education and history. Students from grade school up didn’t get a day’s learning at their desks carved with inkwells and…

Circle K is building a convenience store and gas station in front of Yoke’s Fresh Market in West Richland. (Photo by Klara Hulick)

Construction underway on Circle K near West Richland Yoke’s

Construction is underway on a new Circle K convenience store, gas station and car wash in front of Yoke’s Fresh Market in West Richland. Circle K Stores Inc. recently received permit approval for the $225,000 project at 1501 Bombing Range Road. Circle K, operating as Land Development Consultants, outlined its vision for the property at…

Tcao Bell

Richland Taco Bell gets makeover, more square feet 

Two years after a Kennewick Taco Bell was torn down and rebuilt, a north Richland Taco Bell is getting a makeover of its own.  Taco Bell, at 1825 George Washington Way, is temporarily closed for an $800,000 makeover to bring it to the modern brand standards spelled out by Taco Bell owner Yum! Brands.  The updates include a down-to-the-studs interior…

3220 Kennedy Ave., West Richland

Bush Car Washes sold to growing Arizona company 

An Arizona firm has bought the seven Bush Car Wash locations developed in the Tri-Cities by Tim Bush in honor of his late brother.  Mister Car Wash, based in Tucson, Arizona, now operates 13 car washes in Washington state.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Bush Car Wash memberships will not be affected by the change, which took effect…


10 Young Professionals honored in 13th annual contest

Ten diverse and passionate leaders have been selected as the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business’ top Young Professionals for 2020 for their professional and civic accomplishments. These business and community leaders – all under the age of 40 – stand out in their career, company or industry. All clearly love our Tri-City community as they…

Cinthia Alvarez Lucatero

Young Professional 2020: Cinthia Alvarez Lucatero

Cinthia Alvarez Lucatero High School Equivalency Program Outreach Specialist at Columbia Basin College Planner or procrastinator: Planner!!! Favorite music? Latin pop Favorite sports team? El America! (my dad will love this) Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? Floating down the Columbia River Age and current hometown: 29, Pasco Briefly describe your organization: The High School…

Brian Campbell

Young Professional 2020: Brian Campbell

Brian Campbell General Manager, Campbell & Company Favorite movie? “The Count of Monte Cristo” (2002, starring Jim Caviezel) Favorite music? A little of everything but mostly country Favorite sports team? Seahawks Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? Boating and golfing Age and current hometown: 34, Pasco Briefly describe your company: Campbell & Company is driven…

Elizabeth McLaughlin

Young Professional 2020: Elizabeth McLaughlin

Elizabeth McLaughlin Executive Director, Tri-Cities Cancer Center Foundation Planner or procrastinator? Procrastinator Favorite music? ’90s Rap and R&B or Yacht Rock Favorite web site or app? Target app Age and current hometown: 39, Kennewick Briefly describe your organization: The foundation is the fundraising and community relations arm of our world-class Tri-Cities Cancer Center. We connect…

Neilan McPartland

Young Professional 2020: Neilan McPartland

Neilan McPartland Assistant Vice President, Numerica Credit Union Favorite music? I am a big fan of reggae music Favorite sports team? I cheer for the Cougs, particularly football Favorite website or app? Dave Ramsey,  popular financial advisor Age and current hometown: 40, Prosser Briefly describe your company: My company is Numerica Credit Union, a trusted…

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