Young Professionals

The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business features rising stars in its annual Mid-Columbia Young Professionals edition, now in its 16th year.

Mid-Columbia professionals age 40 and under are encouraged to apply for the contest. 

Judges review applications for career development, leadership, and charity work or community involvement. Answers form the basis for the profiles featured in our special Young Professionals edition.

The winners are featured in a special printed section in the July issue of the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business.

Thank you for your applications and nominations!


Journal announces 2023 Young Professionals 

The Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business has selected its 2023 Young Professionals.   They are:    Jennifer M. Colborn, public affairs specialist, U.S. Department of Energy.  Anthony R. Contreras-Sanchez, training and…


Please meet our 2022 Young Professionals

Welcome to one of our favorite issues of the year – the one where we honor and celebrate our community’s up and coming leaders. This year marks our 15th annual…


Keep growing forward, Young Professionals

Are you 40 years old yet? Are you already experiencing a great deal of success in your career? Are you are wanting to make an even bigger impact in your…

Joel Bouchey

Young Professional 2022: Joel Bouchey

Joel Bouchey Regional Director & Public Policy Coordinator Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors Favorite book? Movie? Hard to name just one favorite of either, but book: “The Song of the…

Jenna Coddington

Young Professional 2022: Jenna Coddington

Jenna Coddington Managing Broker The Paragon Group What’s your dream vacation? Hiking the fjords of Scandinavia Favorite sports team, if any. Sounders and Seahawks Favorite music? 1970s and 1980s Most…

Madison Evangelista

Young Professional 2022: Madison M. Evangelista

Madison M. Evangelista Senior Communications Specialist Mid-Columbia Libraries Favorite thing to do in Tri-Cities? I love going to art shows through DrewBoy Creative or hiking Badger Mountain. Favorite music? I…

• Applicants must be 40 years of age or under by Dec. 31, 2023.
• Work or live in Benton or Franklin counties.
• Cannot be a past winner or a candidate for a public office.

• Submission deadline was Thursday, June 1, 2023.
• Self-nominations and nominations for Young Professionals will be accepted.