Each Friday, TRIDEC CEO Karl Dye invites local leaders, elected officials, and industry experts from the Tri-Cities and throughout Washington state to chat over a cup of coffee.
These in-depth and interactive conversations are filmed and broadcast live. They provide resources for business owners, offer updates on our local economy, and help the Tri-Cities navigate urgent issues as we work towards reopening our businesses and rebuilding our economy together.
Episodes are aired live every Friday at 9AM on Facebook Live or ZOOM. Recordings of the videos are typically available on our website within 48 hours of the broadcast ending.
Episode 23: Tri-Cities in the Making
Featuring: C. Mark Smith, Author & Economic Development Leader
Episode 21: Tri-Cities: A History of Resiliency
Featuring: Former TRIDEC President & CEO Carl Adrian, and Gary Petersen, Former TRIDEC VP of Federal Programs.
Episode 19: Progressing the Trend with Benton-Franklin Health District
Featuring: Jason Zaccaria, District Administrator; Dr. Amy Person, Health Officer; and Nurse Heather Hill, CD Supervisor
Episode 17: TRIDEC Staff
Featuring: David Reeploeg, VP of Federal Programs; Traci Jao, Director of Business Recruitment; David Chavey, Director of Business Retention and Expansion; Ashley Stubbs, Director of Communications and Member Services; Laura Warr, Director of Finance; and Tiffany Burke, Executive Administrative Assistant
Episode 16: The Future of Economic Development (Ports)
Featuring: Tim Arntzen, Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Kennewick; Gary Ballew, Director of Economic Development & Marketing for the Port of Pasco; and Miles Thomas, Director of Economic Development & Governmental Affairs for the Port of Benton
Episode 15: Future of Economic Development (Cities)
Featuring: Rohana Carmichael, Economic Development Marketing Specialist for the City of Kennewick; Rick White, Community & Economic Development Director for the City of Pasco; Mandy Wallner, Economic Development Marketing Specialist for the City of Richland; and Eric Mendenhall, Community Development Manager for the City of West Richland
Episode 11: Road to Recovery
Featuring: Dr. Amy Person (BFHD), Rick Dawson (BFHD), City of Kennewick Mayor Don Britain, City of Pasco Mayor Saul Martinez, and City of Richland Mayor Ryan Lukson