16 episodes

In the fall of 2015, my husband and I made our home in Tri-Cities, WA. We have since fallen in love with the area and the people here. This place is growing and still has so much potential. And working together, I know it can happen. But who’s here? What has been done? And what is left to do? With Tri-Citizens, I’m going to find out. Each month, I’ll interview another neighbor, so we can get a bigger, clearer picture of who we are as Tri-Citizens and what we can do to make Tri-Cities even better.

Tri-Citizens Kristi Shumway

    • Government
    • 5.0, 3 Ratings

In the fall of 2015, my husband and I made our home in Tri-Cities, WA. We have since fallen in love with the area and the people here. This place is growing and still has so much potential. And working together, I know it can happen. But who’s here? What has been done? And what is left to do? With Tri-Citizens, I’m going to find out. Each month, I’ll interview another neighbor, so we can get a bigger, clearer picture of who we are as Tri-Citizens and what we can do to make Tri-Cities even better.

    15: MyTri2030 | Lori Mattson of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

    15: MyTri2030 | Lori Mattson of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce

    This episode, I talked to Lori Mattson, President and CEO of the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce. We talk about Tri-Cities and why she loves her job. One of the projects she’s most excited about is the new MyTri2030.

    So much progress happening in Tri-Cities because of the many people who believe in the fullness of its future. In efforts to help even larger projects take shape, the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce has gathered a group of people to champion MyTri2030. They are calling everyone in Tri-Cities to give their input in form of a survey. They will then work with NewEdge, a local Tri-Cities company, and others throughout the entire area to gather this input and create a list of projects for all of us to work on to create our best 2030.

    If you are in the Tri-Cities area, take the survey at MyTri2030.com to get involved. You can also check out the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce at tricityregionalchamber.com.

    Thanks to our sponsor, Gravis Law — an innovative Tri-Cities law practice that strives to make the law more affordable, accessible, and uncomplicated. Go to Gravislaw.com to learn more or schedule a consultation.

    Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or other podcast directory and leave a review. New episodes come out the third Monday of every month. And I’d love to hear from you! You can follow and contact the podcast here.

    • 43 min
    14: Cheering for Tri-Cities - Our Semi-Professional Soccer Team | Zach Sansom and JD Loveless of Tri-Cities Alliance FC

    14: Cheering for Tri-Cities - Our Semi-Professional Soccer Team | Zach Sansom and JD Loveless of Tri-Cities Alliance FC

    Tri-Cities Alliance FC has fulfilled the long-time desire for a Tri-Cities soccer team. Alliance is Tri-Cities’ only semi-professional team that looks to bring our area together with one united team. They played their first game in May of 2017, and have since won two tournaments and came in second in a third. These accomplishments helped them get accepted late last year into the highest level adult league in Washington, the Evergreen Premier League of Washington (EPLWA). The 2018 season will kick off in April and we’re looking forward to cheering them on.

    In this episode, co-owners Zach Sansom and Jared “JD” Loveless talk about how they and co-owner, Ramiro De La Mora, got started and why they are proud to bring this team to Tri-Cities.

    If you want to keep updated on Alliance’s schedule, shop their merch so you’re ready for their games, sponsor them, or try out for the team, check out their Facebook page and website. You can also go to GoalWA for more articles about the team.

    Thanks to our sponsor, Gravis Law — an innovative Tri-Cities law practice that strives to make the law more affordable, accessible, and uncomplicated. Go to Gravislaw.com to learn more or schedule a consultation.

    Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or other podcast directory and leave a review. New episodes come out the third Monday of every month. And I’d love to hear from you! You can follow and contact the podcast here.

    • 29 min
    13: Fireside Chat | Come as Strangers. Leave as Friends. | Cheryl Broetje of Broetje Orchards

    13: Fireside Chat | Come as Strangers. Leave as Friends. | Cheryl Broetje of Broetje Orchards

    In this quarter’s live Fireside Chat, Cheryl Broetje of Broetje Orchards in Pasco talks about starting and running the Orchard, the challenges they’ve had, and the community they’ve created.

    Vanessa Cozza interviewed Cheryl Broetje. Vanessa is an English professor at WSU Tri-Cities and the chair of the Community Development Committee at Fuse, which puts on these Fireside Chat events.

    The live event was January 17, 2018. It was sponsored by Richland Rotary, sponsored and catered by CG Public House, and recorded at Collegium Cafe.

    You can check out Broetje Orchards at firstfruits.com.  And be sure to visit Collegium Cafe, where their motto is “Come as strangers. Leave as friends.” It’s a beautiful place.

    If you are in the area and would like to attend a Fireside Chat, check out Fuse’s facebook page. They do sell out quickly, so get those tickets early!

    Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or other podcast directory and leave a review. And I’d love to hear from you! You can follow and contact the podcast here. This was a special episode, but I’ll have a new full episode for you the third Monday of every month.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    12: Fireside Chat | Increased Opportunities of Hard Work in a Small Pond | Steve Lee of Green2Go and Kennewick City Council

    12: Fireside Chat | Increased Opportunities of Hard Work in a Small Pond | Steve Lee of Green2Go and Kennewick City Council

    In the latest of Fuse’s live Fireside Chats, Councilman Steve Lee describes the fun he’s had taking advantage of where hard work can get you as the big fish in a small pond. He talks about starting Green2Go, a recreational cannabis retailer, and the particular challenges of staying on the “light side” in this newly legal industry. He also talks about his experience campaigning — and winning — a seat on Kennewick’s City Council this past November.

    Justin Jones interviewed Councilman Steve Lee. Justin is a remote employee for VMware, a silicon valley based company that makes software for businesses. He is actively involved in the Fuse community, and enjoys tinkering with electronics, playing games of any sort, and drinking good beer.

    The live event was November 29, 2017. If you are in the area and would like to attend a Fireside Chat, check out Fuse’s facebook page. They do sell out quickly, so get those tickets early!

    Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or another podcast directory and leave a review. And I’d love to hear from you! You can follow and contact the podcast here. This was a special episode, but I’ll have a new, regular episode for you the third Monday of every month.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    11: Teen Girl Advocate, Writer, Speaker, and Coach | Michelle Hansen of Relax, Girl! You Got This

    11: Teen Girl Advocate, Writer, Speaker, and Coach | Michelle Hansen of Relax, Girl! You Got This

    Michelle Hansen has dedicated herself to helping teen girls know their worth and potential. She has written a book, Relax, Girl! You Got This | Your Guide to a Fun and Stress-Free High School Experience, to help introduce young girls to high school so they can make the most of their experience without letting stress take over.  In addition to being a writer, Michelle is also a speaker and coach.  In this episode, we talk about what she’s doing and what drives her.

    Find Michelle at www.michelleahansen.com, where you can find her book, blog, and online community for teen girls.

    Thanks to our sponsor, Gravis Law — an innovative Tri-Cities law practice that strives to make the law more affordable, accessible, and uncomplicated. Go to Gravislaw.com to learn more or schedule a consultation.

    Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or other podcast directory and leave a review. New episodes come out the third Monday of every month. And I’d love to hear from you! You can follow and contact the podcast here.

    • 51 min
    10: Tattoos, Jiu Jitsu, and the Good Will of Tri-Citizens | Joey Armstrong of Thunderhand Tattoo

    10: Tattoos, Jiu Jitsu, and the Good Will of Tri-Citizens | Joey Armstrong of Thunderhand Tattoo

    Joey Armstrong moved from San Francisco to Tri-Cities. Back in San Francisco, he became a successful tattoo artist and has since opened up Thunderhand Tattoo in the Uptown in Richland. Joey is also a jiu jitsu black belt and teaches at Tri City Judo BJJ in Kennewick. We talk about how he came to do those things, as well as what brought him to Tri-Cities and why he’s glad it did.

    Check out Thunderhand Tattoo’s website at thunderhandtattoo.com.  And find Tri City Judo BJJ at tricityjudobjj.com. 

    Thanks to our sponsor, Gravis Law — an innovative Tri-Cities law practice that strives to make the law more affordable, accessible, and uncomplicated.

    Go to Gravislaw.com to learn more or schedule a consultation.

    Thanks for listening. If you enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe on Apple Podcasts or other podcast directory and leave a review. New episodes come out the third Monday of every month. And I’d love to hear from you! You can follow and contact the podcast here.

    • 38 min

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