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!

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Online comments can spread like wildfire, cause irrevocable damage

By Don C. Brunell Since President Trump took office, the attention to social media has mushroomed.  His pointed tweets are often the top news story each day. Twitter, Facebook and the other apps are pervasive and even though Google and some others have their share of problems preventing leaking of private information, they aren’t going…

Consider professional service buy-in for young professionals

Consider professional service buy-in for young professionals

By Beau Ruff One of the big planning challenges for professional service organizations is attracting new talent — young doctors, lawyers, accountants and others — to ultimately take over the business or the practice, and facilitate the business succession strategy. It is a financial challenge for the young professional recently out of school who is…

Young Professional 2017: Olivia Berg

Young Professional 2017: Olivia Berg

Olivia Berg, Owner of BlankSpace Age: 27 Hometown: Burbank Describe the Company: BlankSpace in Kennewick is an urban gathering place designed to cultivate and inspire community and culture. Essentially, BlankSpace provides infrastructure for people to enjoy each other and the uniqueness of our region, from pop-up shops, to the Karma Juice bar, to high-end event…

Young Professional 2017: Nathaniel Burt

Young Professional 2017: Nathaniel Burt

Nathaniel Burt, President and shareholder at Burt Tax and Accounting Inc. Age: 30 Hometown: Kennewick Describe the company: Burt Tax and Accounting Inc. is a traditional CPA firm with a modern twist. We provide tax and accounting services typically provided by CPA firms but we have a flat fee structure (instead of hourly) and we…

Young Professional 2017: Patrick Conrad

Young Professional 2017: Patrick Conrad

Patrick Conrad, Communications specialist at Mission Support Alliance Age: 37 Hometown: Olympia, Washington Describe the company: As the Hanford Site integrator, Mission Support Alliance provides the best in critical infrastructure site services to the Department of Energy and Hanford cleanup contractors, allowing them to focus their energies on the cleanup mission. What brought you to…

Young Professional 2017: Travis Hartliep

Young Professional 2017: Travis Hartliep

Travis Hartliep, Owner/designer/digital guru at Cougar Digital Marketing & Design Age: 40 Hometown: Prosser Describe the company: Cougar Digital Marketing & Design provides businesses, large and small, with highly effective digital marketing strategies and solutions ranging from websites, search engine optimization, social media marketing, online campaigns, video production, graphic design and branding, and much more.…

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 was Wednesday, June 1, 2022.
• Self-nominations and nominations for Young Professionals will be accepted.