Join the Visit Tri-Cities team for the Visit Tri-Cities 53rd Annual Meeting, Tri-Cities Tourism: The Future is Bright!, taking place Tuesday, November 1, from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.
“We’re looking forward to bringing together the local tourism industry and community at our first in-person Annual Meeting in three years,” said Kim Shugart, Senior Vice President of Visit Tri-Cities. “We’re excited to share everything the Visit Tri-Cities team has accomplished as well as a sneak peek into the industry’s bright future.”
The Annual Meeting will demonstrate the importance of tourism in the Tri-Cities region with a dynamic presentation featuring speaker, Charles Cunningham. In his keynote Tourism Trends and the Post-Pandemic Traveler, Charles will share emerging travel trends and how businesses can navigate the new tourism landscape. Charles is the director of growth at Sparkloft Media, a social media-focused creative agency that specializes in the tourism industry and is known for his work with brands like Disney, Brand USA, Travel Oregon, Visit Seattle and Delta Air Lines.
The 53rd Annual Meeting is sponsored by Washington Protection River Solutions (WRPS) and will feature the state of the tourism industry report as well as the presentation of the 2022 Kris Watkins Tourism Champion and Excellence in Service Award winners.
The cost of the luncheon is $25. Advance purchase of tickets is required. Take advantage of reserved seating by purchasing a table of eight. Tickets may be purchased online. More information about the event is available at VisitTri-Cities.com.
Lourdes Health is pleased to announce that Christine De Carlo, PA-C, has joined Lourdes Urgent Care as a provider.
“We are very excited to have Christine join our Lourdes Urgent Care team,” said Dr. Kevin Taylor, Lourdes Medical Director. “Her experience in emergency medicine and orthopedics will be a great asset for patients seeking Urgent Care. She has a great bedside manner and treats patients with respect, dignity, and compassion. She will be a great provider for Lourdes and our community.”
Christine earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the CUNY School of Medicine in Harlem, New York in 2019 and her Bachelor of Science, Biology, from the CUNY College of Staten Island in New York in 2012. She has experience in emergency medicine and orthopedics. She is board certified and has certifications in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support from the American Heart Association.
Lourdes Urgent Care is located at 5304 N. Road 68 in Pasco and is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Patients can schedule an appointment online at yourlourdes.com/Online-Scheduling or walk-in to be seen.
Prosser Memorial Health invites you to join them for an informational forum on Diabetic health care. The event will take place on Tuesday, November 1st, at Bethel Church, located at 270 N Gap Road in Prosser, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This is a free community event with a diabetic-friendly dinner and giveaways provided. Attendee RSVP is required.
November is Diabetes Awareness Month, and Prosser Memorial Health understands the importance of providing our community with essential information to staying healthy. A team of our Providers will discuss various topics on diabetic health, such as diet & nutrition, wound care, prevention, diabetic feet & nail care, and Hispanics with diabetes. Prosser Memorial Health Hospitalist Dr. Syed Hashmi will moderate the Diabetic Forum.
Prosser Memorial Health is excited to offer this educational event to the community. To RSVP or reserve a table, call Prosser Memorial Health Community Relations at 509.786.6601 by October 25th. For more information and to stay updated on the forum details, you can visit prosserhealth.org.
The City of Kennewick and Kennewick Housing Authority are inviting the public to discuss a proposal from the Kennewick Housing Authority (KHA) to redevelop the south 4 acres of city-owned land at 410 E. 10th Ave. for housing. Following the same presentation of information at each meeting, the City and KHA invite public comment.
The affordable housing partnership between the city and KHA follows a housing market study conducted in March demonstrating a 0% affordable housing vacancy rate in the greater Tri-Cities region. The city received a Healthy Housing grant from the Washington State Department of Ecology to fund the housing study, a site redevelopment feasibility study, and public outreach on the concept. The proposed construction site is located on the north side of E. 13th Ave. between the 400 and 600 block (Benton County Parcel ID 107802000001000). The housing marketing study and additional information is available at https://www.go2ennewick.com/Housing or from the City of Kennewick Economic Development office at email@example.com or 509-585-4450.
Public input will inform city officials and the KHA and be provided to the Washington State Department of Ecology, said Emily Estes-Cross, the city’s Economic Development Director. “There’s a significant need for affordable housing due to job growth and rent increases outpacing income,” Estes-Cross said, “and public input supports equitable decision-making in addressing community needs.”
Written comments are also accepted by mail at PO Box 6108, Kennewick, WA 99336; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments received by 4:30 pm on Monday, October 24th will be published in the initial public input report.
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.