Coffee with Karl
Community Conversations

Coffee with Karl: Community Conversations on Rebuilding the Tri-Cities Together

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 10:#MaskUpTC! Helping Our Businesses
More information coming soon!

Episode 9: A Data Driven Approach to Stop COVID and Rebuild Our Economy
Featuring: Niket Thakkar, Institute for Disease Modeling (IDM)
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Episode 8: A Conversation About Reopening Downtown
Featuring: Stephanie Button, Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership; Gustavo Gutierrez Gomez, Downtown Pasco Development Authority; and Mandy Wallner, City of Richland

Episode 7: A Conversation About Getting the Tri-Cities to Phase 2
Featuring: Jerrod MacPherson, Benton County Administrator; Keith Johnson, Franklin County Administrator; and Rick Dawson, Benton-Franklin Health District

Episode 6: A Conversation About the Return of Air Travel to the Tri-Cities
Featuring: Buck Taft, Tri-Cities Airport and Jack Penning, Volaire Aviation Consulting

Episode 5: A Conversation with Kris Johnson on Rebuilding the Tri-Cities
Featuring: Kris Johnson, Association of Washington Business (AWB)

Episode 4: A Conversation with BFHD on Rebuilding the Tri-Cities
Featuring: Jason Zaccaria and Rick Dawson, Benton-Franklin Health District

Episode 3: A Conversation with Congressman Dan Newhouse on Rebuilding the Tri-Cities
Featuring: Congressman Dan Newhouse

Episode 2: Importance of Healthcare in Rebuilding the Tri-Cities
Featuring: Reza Kaleel, Kadlec Health System; John Solheim, Trios Health; and Rob Monical, Lourdes Health

Episode 1: Rebuilding Small Business and the Tourism Industry
Featuring: Lori Mattson,  Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce and Michael Novakovich, Visit Tri-Cities