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 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.

A panel of judges will select winners, who will be notified in August. The winners will be announced in the September issue of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business.
Thank you for your applications. Good luck!
Young Professional 2016: Anne Spilman

Young Professional 2016: Anne Spilman

Anne Spilman is the managing director at Academy of Children’s Theatre, Richland Hometown: Tri-Cities How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? 25 years, off and on Family: My immediate family is quite tiny, just me and my mom. I am very lucky, however, to have a large family of close friends in many states…

Young Professional 2016: William Wang

Young Professional 2016: William Wang

William Wang is a financial Planner at HFG Trust, Kennewick and owner/partner at Mustang Sign Group, Kennewick Hometown: Sydney, Australia How long have you lived in the Tri-Cities? Five years Family: We have a baby girl named Blakely Rae and two dogs named Mowgli and Baloo. Company background: HFG Trust is the first locally-owned trust…


  • Applicants must be 40 years of age or under by Dec. 31, 2020.
  • Work or live in Benton or Franklin counties.
  • Cannot be a past winner.


  • Submission deadline is Aug. 1, 2020.
  • Self-nominations and nominations for Young Professionals will be accepted.

Read the 2019 Young Professionals specialty publication