The Tri-City Regional Chamber’s Awards and Recognition Committee takes special consideration in recognizing businesses and organizations that positively impact our community. The Chamber is pleased to announce that the Awards and Recognition committee has chosen the Port of Kennewick as the July Member of the Month.
Port of Kennewick has been a dedicated Chamber member for nearly 30 years and is an annual presenter at our State of the Ports Luncheon. The Regional Chamber has been fortunate enough to participate in many celebrations for projects the Port has put together over the years, such as the Clover Island renovation, Columbia Gardens Wine Village, and most recently, the major revitalization of Vista Field. In June, hundreds gathered to honor the unveiling of Vista Field, which will be a public-private endeavor as well as a collaboration with city and county partners.
Congratulations to the Port of Kennewick on the enhancements you have made for the entire community to enjoy. We are proud to honor the Port Commissioners and team as the July Member of the Month.
Congratulations to Trios Health on being selected as the Regional Chamber's Outstanding Member of the Month for April 2022.
Trios has been active in the Tri-Cities community for many years, serving as one of the largest healthcare providers in the region. They are also a dedicated and active Chamber member, serving on our board of directors, speaking at events, and sponsoring programs.
Trios Health is anchored by the Southridge Hospital. In March, the Chamber had the pleasure of watching Trios cut the ribbon on their brand new birth center. This brand-new, state-of-the-art facility will continue to serve our community’s newest members and families for years to come.
Congratulations to Safe Harbor Support Center on being selected as the Regional Chamber's February Member of the Month.
Safe Harbor Has served the community since 1998. They consistently provide support for over 2,000 families in the Tri-Cities.
Safe Harbor operates programs such as My Friends Place, Sails Outlet, Incredible Years, Parents for Parents, and more. All programs are dedicated to helping children and families heal from trauma and recover from abuse and neglect.
Throughout the years the organization has adapted to fill the needs of our community. To learn more, visit, volunteer, or donate, visit the Safe Harbor Support Center Facebook page or their website at safeharborsupportcenter.org.
Congratulations to Communities in Schools Benton-Franklin on being selected as the Regional Chamber's January Member of the Month.
Communities in Schools serves five school districts in our region and works directly inside 34 schools. Their mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. They help students with basic needs, academic assistance, life skills, and more. They accomplish these needs with school-based site coordinators. These coordinators empower students to stay in school through individualized access to needed resources, and ongoing encouragement.
Congratulations to Benton PUD on being named the Regional Chamber's Member of the Month for December 2021.
Benton PUD has been a member of the Regional Chamber for over 30 years and a Visionary Level member since 2012. They have consistently contributed to the Chamber’s leadership by serving on the Board of Directors and championing business-friendly public policy issues.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Benton PUD stepped up to help the community by providing a Customer Assistance Program. This program offers financial assistance to qualified customers, both residential and commercial, who were impacted by COVID-19. The program has been extended into 2022.
Congratulations to Benton PUD, our December Member of the Month.
Congratulations to GenesisCare Northwest on being named the Regional Chamber's Member of the Month for October 2021
GenesisCare is the largest privately-owned radiology oncology provider in the world, and we are fortunate to have a center right here in the Tri-Cities.
GenesisCare and Dr. Brian Lawenda have offered top-notch care to patients in our community throughout the pandemic. Brian also goes above and beyond engaging the community – speaking at numerous public events, posting helpful health tips on his social media profiles, and often opening his home for fundraising events.
Congratulations to GenesisCare, our October Member of the Month.
Congratulations to Friends of Badger Mountain on being named the Regional Chamber's Member of the Month for June 2021.
The Friends of Badger Mountain group is an all-volunteer organization that was founded in 2003 and has been an active member of the Regional Chamber for many years. The group has preserved over 900 acres and built and maintained 10 miles of trails.
The trails that the group work to build and maintain were able to remain a bright spot during the pandemic where people could get out and be active. In fact, over 300,000 users were counted during that time!
The group is now under a current campaign to raise money to create the third reserve – little Badger Mountain Preserve. They are also working on an exciting new development – Red Mountain Vineyard Trail - as a partnership with the Red Mountain AVA – the first vineyard trail in the U.S.
Congratulations on being named our June Member of the Month!
Congratulations to HAPO Community Credit Union on being named the Regional Chamber’s Member of the Month for May 2021.
HAPO has been a staple in the Tri-Cities community since 1953. The Chamber is fortunate to work with HAPO staff, who have held leadership positions on our board of directors, volunteered for our Ambassador Club and other committees, and sponsored numerous Chamber events over the years.
Since the onset of the pandemic, HAPO has given back to the community more than ever - partnering with Gesa Credit Union and Numerica Credit Union on the “Whatever it Takes” campaign which raised over $70,000 for youth in our community, and donating $20,000 in gift cards to local heroes on the frontline of the pandemic.
HAPO also recently made a $10,000 donation to 2nd Harvest to help feed families in need. These are just a few examples of HAPO’s community giving over the last year or so.
Congratulations HAPO Community Credit Union, our May Member of the Month.
Congratulations to the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business (TCAJOB) on being named the Regional Chamber’s Member of the Month for April 2021.
TCAJOB has been a member of the Chamber since opening in 2001 – making this year the celebration of their 20th anniversary! TCAJOB distributes local, relevant information to thousands in our area.
Right after the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order was announced, TCAJOB pivoted one of their largest events – the Senior Times Expo - to a successful drive-up event, continuing to serve our community’s senior population. Since March 2020, TCAJOB has been able to host two additional popular drive-through events for over 400 seniors. The last of which was just in April!
Congratulations to Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business, April Member of the Month.
Congratulations to Gravis Law on being named the Regional Chamber's Member of the Month for March 2021!
Since they were founded in 2013, Gravis Law has grown rapidly – now counting fourteen offices in five states across the nation. CEO Brett Spooner has been an important member of the Chamber for many years, serving on our Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and Regional Affairs Committee. If you attended our last luncheon, you may remember that Gravis recently upgraded their membership to the top tier, Visionary level.
Gravis has stepped up in multiple ways throughout the pandemic. In January, Gravis purchased ten CO2 monitors to donate to local restaurants, coffee shops, and wineries to help them open indoors and comply with the restrictions in place. Gravis employees also donate their time to multiple non-profits in the community, including Benton Franklin Legal Aid and Domestic Violence Services of Benton and Franklin Counties — offering pro bono work to those in need.
The firm has also shown their dedication to diversity and inclusion through their FAIR initiative. FAIR, which stands for Fairness Accountability Inclusion and Reform, seeks out, acknowledges, and takes action to address disparities across the legal system. Gravis encourages staff to participate in quarterly FAIR challenges that focus on combating systemic injustice.
Congratulations to Gravis Law, our March Member of the Month.