HPM Corporation Earns NASA Award
HPM Corporation, a local Kennewick company, established in 2001, has quietly become the industry standard for superior occupational medicine and health services across the government sector.
HPM Corporation earned the coveted NASA Space Flight Awareness Team Award during a ceremony at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The Space Flight Awareness (SFA) Program is a NASA-managed motivational and recognition program with invited representation from NASA and contractors having major responsibilities for human spaceflight mission success. The SFA program is managed by NASA Headquarters Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate.
“HPMC could not be any prouder of our NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Team! Over the past decade, our Team has turned a previously broken program into a model medical and health program for NASA” states Scott Brodeur, President and CEO of HPM Corporation. Scott goes on to relate that “Most local Tri-Cities citizens would recognize us as the prime medical contractor of choice at the Hanford Site, HPMC Occupational Medical Services, where we have been providing superior occupational medicine and health services since 2004. However, Team HPMC has a nationwide presence, from the Pacific Northwest to Alabama. Although we have grown our roots remain loyal, for 17 years we have always been Tri-Cities Strong!”
To learn more about services offered by HPM Corporation, please visit hpmcorporation.com.
Comedian Brett Hollis is putting the “Fun” in “Funeral” at his comedy show “Die Laughing” at Sunset Gardens in Richland. The performance includes a real funeral-like setting, complete with a casket and flowers, and visitors are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes to add to the festivities. Attendees should expect a lighthearted look at life, death and the afterlife, with the comedy show offering a twist at the end, where he’ll explain how everyone has the ability to die laughing one day.
In addition to being a comedian, Hollis is an Ordained Minister whose history of performing at funerals has led to his ability to look at the brighter side of life and death. Through his show, Hollis aims to allow people to laugh at things they never felt permission to laugh at before. With more than 24 years of experience performing, Hollis invites you to come for a really good laugh.
Drinks will be available for purchase, with complimentary water, pretzels and popcorn.
To learn more about Brett Hollis, visit: http://thebretthollis.com
WHAT: Die Laughing comedy show
WHERE: Events at Sunset: 915 By-Pass Highway, Richland, WA 99352
WHEN: 7 p.m., Tuesday, October 30, 2018. Tickets are $10. Order online at: dltc.brownpapertickets.com or pay at the door.
Heartlinks has joined GivingTuesday, a day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities, and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Tuesday, Nov. 27 is GivingTuesday, a national day for giving to nonprofits -- including Heartlinks! The goal is to raise $2,000 dollars in 24 hours, which will help purchase blankets, clothing, and other patient comfort items. These small gifts will bring joy to the families that we serve all year long.
“Last year, we were able to raise $995 of a $1,000 goal, just $5 shy of hitting our goal. This year, we have set a big goal of securing $1,000 in matching gifts before Nov. 27. If our community matches last year, we will double the power of our donations!” said Shelby Moore, Development Director for Heartlinks.
Heartlinks is in need of individuals and businesses willing to offer a matching gift or put together a small prize for people who may donate throughout the day. Those interested in joining Heartlinks’ Giving Tuesday initiative can call Shelby at 509-837-1676 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is inviting the general public to join administrator Elliott Mainzer and Chief Financial Officer Michelle Manary as they share the successes and challenges BPA faces as it implements the 2018-2023 Strategic Plan. The forum will include a presentation followed by Q&A and an opportunity to mingle.
The Roadshow will make a stop in the Tri-Cities on Monday, November 5 at the Red Lion Hotel & Conference Center Pasco, which is located at 2525 N. 20th Ave. The event will be from 3 to 5 pm.
Did you know Mid-Columbia Libraries is able to provide popular and relevant programs for the community, such as this fall’s visit by international bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel, thanks in part to the ongoing support of the Friends of Mid-Columbia Libraries?
The FOL raises a large part of its funds at its semi-annual used book sales. The FOL’s fall Giant Book Sale is Oct. 25-28 at Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Kennewick Branch, located at 1620 S. Union St. in Kennewick.
FOL members get first access on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 4 to 6:30 pm. The sale opens to the public on Friday, Oct. 26 from 9 am to 5:30 pm and continues Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 am to 4 pm and Sunday, Oct. 28 from 1 to 4 pm. All items are discounted 50 percent on Sunday. A variety of books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, and more will be available, and prices range from $0.25 to $2 per item unless otherwise marked. FOL accepts debit and credit card payments.
The cost of an FOL membership is $5 a year, and new members can sign up at the door or online. Contact Fernie Coe at 509-322-6949 or visit midcolumbialibraries.org/FOL for volunteer opportunities or more information.
Mid-Columbia Libraries Welcomes Children’s Author and Illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh
Mid-Columbia Libraries (MCL) hosts a special visit by Duncan Tonatiuh, an award-winning Mexican-American children’s author and illustrator whose books explore the Latino experience.
Tonatiuh was born in Mexico City and grew up in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. His work is inspired by ancient Mexican art, particularly that of the Mixtec codex. He aims to create images that both honor the past and address contemporary issues that affect people of Mexican origin on both sides of the border. His books include "Funny Bones," "Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Méndez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation," "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant’s Tale," "Diego Rivera: His World and Ours," "Dear Primo: A Letter to My Cousin," and "Danza! Amalia Hernández and Mexico's Folkloric Ballet." Tonatiuh’s work has consistently been recognized with the Pura Belpré, the Américas Award, and the Tomás Rivera Mexican American children’s book award.
This event is free. Learn more at midcolumbialibraries.org. Learn more about the author at duncantonatiuh.com.
Wednesday, October 24 from 6 to 7 pm
Mid-Columbia Libraries’ Kennewick Branch, 1620 S. Union St.
Community First Bank to reveal new logo in upcoming community event.
At 9a.m. on Monday, November 5th at their Main Branch location: (6401 W. Clearwater Ave, Kennewick) Community First Bank will host a brand reveal and ribbon cutting event to promote and share their new look with the public.
“We are excited to share our refreshed look to our clients and community. While our brand (who we are) and community centric focus will not be changing, our logo and look and feel will be.” Jim Arneson, President of Community First Bank said. In January of 2016 Community First Bank acquired HFG Trust allowing both companies to expand the services they provide to meet the needs of their clients. “It was time for the bank to evaluate our current brand and create a new logo that is reflective of our community and our goal to become our clients Financial Partner for Life. This rebrand is more than just a new logo, we are also launching an updated website, updated online banking services, as well as additional products to improve our client’s experience. Our bank has grown significantly over the years, but our mission to build enduring relationships with our clients and community partners remains the same. We are confident our new look will more accurately represent our community, collaboration, and connectivity that our organization stands for.”
The bank will be providing refreshments, along with a short program led by CEO, Eric Pearson.Clients, community partners and the public are encouraged to attend and share in this event.
Community First Bank is the only locally owned and longest operating bank in the Tri-Cities. It was chartered in December of 1997, with tremendous support from the community and local business owners. Over the last 20 years the bank has remained strong and has contributed to the growth of our community by supporting and funding individuals and small business owners.
City of Kennewick Holding Community Meeting Regarding Zintel Canyon Nature Trail
The City of Kennewick is inviting the public to a Community Meeting regarding Zintel Canyon’s nature trail on Wednesday, October 24th at 5:30pm at the Kennewick Irrigation District office – 2015 S Ely St., Kennewick, WA.
Representatives from multiple City departments, along with representation from the Kennewick Irrigation District, will provide important updates on current and future project plans for the nature trail area in Zintel Canyon to include: fire mitigation; combating illegal activities; and planned improvements and enhancements to the trail.
Information will also be provided on steps homeowners can take to reduce the fire risk to their personal property and the opportunities for additional partnerships and volunteering.
For more information please contact (509) 585-4265.
The “Spirit of America Trail” through Zintel Canyon is a unique and beautiful natural area with wetland and wildlife right in the heart of the City. The trailhead is located at the southwest corner of W. 7th Ave. and S. Vancouver St.
Nominations for the 2018 Kennewick Man and Woman of the Year are now open. You can nominate someone until Dec. 30, 2018. Click here for the nominating instructions.
United Airlines to Begin New Nonstop Service Between Tri-Cities Airport and Los Angeles International Airport
The Tri-Cities Airport (PSC) and United Airlines are proud to announce new nonstop service between the Tri-Cities and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) beginning March 31, 2019.
As hundreds of travelers from the Tri-Cities region travel to the Los Angeles basin every day, United’s new service will provide daily access to the busiest airport on the West Coast and all that Los Angeles has to offer—everything from amusement parks and Hollywood to the bioscience and the aerospace industries. The late-afternoon departure will also allow Tri-Cities travelers to connect directly to 32 destinations on United, including five in Hawaii, five in Asia and Australia, and four cities in Mexico.
“With this new flight, United connects passengers in the Tri-Cities with dozens of destinations in Asia, the Pacific, Hawaii and all across California,” said Janet Lamkin, United’s California President. “And we are excited to connect the Tri-Cities with the world through our Los Angeles gateway and to bring more Southern Californians to Washington’s wine country.”
In turn, the United flight will provide Angelenos with direct access to some of Washington’s finest wineries, scientific history, and the newest National Park in the country.
“This is a huge win for the Tri-Cities community,” said Buck Taft, director of the airport. “The LA basin is our largest unserved market, and we’ve worked for years to gain this service. We’re grateful to our partners for helping us bring this flight to our community, and look forward to providing quick, easy access to Los Angeles.”
Tickets for United Airlines’ daily nonstop flights are available now. Using a 76-seat Embraer 175 aircraft, the flight will offer both a first-class cabin and an economy cabin.
Flight Number Direction Time of Departure Time of Arrival
UA 5935 LAX – PSC 12:45 pm 3:41 pm
UA 5986 PSC – LAX 4:17 pm 6:48 pm
This new service is the result of long-term regional collaboration. Through an alliance that included the Port of Pasco, TRIDEC, Franklin County, Visit Tri-Cities, Benton County, City of Pasco, City of Kennewick, City of Richland, Port of Kennewick, Port of Benton, Battelle, JUB Engineers, Bechtel, Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, Washington River Protection Solutions and Ti-lite, the airport sought and won a federal Small Community Air Service Development grant. The local and national support enabled the airport to incentivize United Airlines to begin the service.
“New service to LAX is great news for the Tri-Cities,” shared Carl Adrian, President and CEO of TRIDEC. “The local business community has been wanting direct flights to the Los Angeles basin for years so United’s announcement will make a lot of people very happy. TRIDEC has been supporting the Tri-Cities Airport for at least five years in promoting daily flights to Los Angeles so it is a great win for all of us. I am not sure this effort would have been successful without the Small Communities Air Service grant the airport received and the broad base of community support to provide matching funding.”
Michael Novakovich, President and CEO of Visit Tri-Cities, agreed. “Nonstop flight service from Los Angeles is a game changer for the Tri-Cities tourism industry. The convenience of a direct flight is a great opportunity for us to increase travel to the Tri-Cities region where visitors can experience our world-class wine country, three majestic rivers and internationally renowned science attractions.”
United also serves Denver and San Francisco from Tri-Cities. To book a ticket, visit united.com.
Email your press release and a photo to Austin Regimbal, Marketing & Communications Director. Press releases are posted in their entirety. This is a free benefit for members of the Tri-City Regional Chamber.