Young Professionals

The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business is looking for rising stars to feature in its annual Mid-Columbia Young Professionals edition.

Mid-Columbia professionals age 40 and under this year are encouraged to apply.

Applications will be reviewed for career development, leadership, and charity work or community involvement. Answers will form the basis for a profile in our special Young Professionals edition.

Letters of recommendation and additional materials may be submitted with applications but are not required.

Winners will be notified in June. The winners will be featured in the July issue of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business.

Thank you for your applications. Good luck!

Dan Schwabel, an author and expert on millennials, gave a keynote talk about the group known as being tech savvy, diverse, connected and activists for personal rights during last month’s Association of Washington Business’ Policy Summit in Cle Elum. (Courtesy Association of Washington Business)

Our top Young Professionals prove to be up and coming leaders

This year’s top Young Professionals represent a diverse and distinguished group from the Tri-Cities. These new rising stars of business are under the age of 40 and work in Benton or Franklin counties. They didn’t have to be business owners to compete in our ninth annual Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business contest, but they had…

Young Professional 2016: Laura Eder

Young Professional 2016: Laura Eder

Laura Eder is the 0perations decision support analyst, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Hometown: Walla Walla How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? 10 years Family: I have a family. My husband and I consider our children to be all the pets we can handle! Company background: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a collection of…

Young Professional 2016: Dr. Guy C. Jones

Young Professional 2016: Dr. Guy C. Jones

Dr. Guy C. Jones is a radiation oncologist at Tri-Cities Cancer Center, Kennewick Hometown: Richland How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? 15 years Family: My wife is a teacher in Kennewick. Our parents, our siblings, and our niece and nephews all live in the Tri-Cities. Tell us about your job/career and how you…

Young Professional 2016: Steve Lee

Young Professional 2016: Steve Lee

Steve Lee is the owner/founder of Green2Go, Kennewick Hometown: Tri-Cities                       How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? I have lived in the Tri-Cities for 23 of my 32 years. Family: I am incredibly lucky to have the (singularly) best wife in the whole world, Jessica Lee. I am also pretty lucky that she came…

Young Professional 2016: Christopher J. Porter

Young Professional 2016: Christopher J. Porter

Christopher J. Porter is a partner at PorterKinney, Richland Hometown: Boston How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? 11 years Family: I have been married to Crystal Porter for 11 years. We have four beautiful children: Cailyn, 10, Ashley, 7, Derek, 4, and Matthew, 1. We also have a cat named Cleo. Company background:…

Young Professional 2016: Elizabeth Porter

Young Professional 2016: Elizabeth Porter

Elizabeth Porter is the owner/teacher of Bon Voyage French School Hometown: Kirkland How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? 3 ½ years Family: Yes, I live here with my husband David, my two sons, and my yorkie Henri.  My children are 3 and 8 years old and my older son has autism spectrum disorder,…

ELIGIBILITY
• Applicants must be 40 years of age or under by Dec. 31, 2022.
• Work or live in Benton or Franklin counties.
• Cannot be a past winner.

DEADLINE AND SUBMISSIONS
• Submission deadline is Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
• Self-nominations and nominations for Young Professionals will be accepted.