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Badger Club to discuss Tri-Cities’ future in May 29 forum

The Columbia Basin Badger Club’s next forum will focus on the Tri-Cities’ future.

Three local leaders will discuss their visions for the community during the May 29 event.

The leaders are Michael Tormanen, owner of The Local coffee house in Kennewick and part of the team hoping to bring in a public market; Tim Arntzen , executive director of the Port of Kennewick; and Allen Shoup , former CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates and founder of Long Shadows Vintners.

The forum starts at 11:30 a.m. at the Richland Shilo Inn, 50 Comstock St.

Cost is $20 for members, $25 for others and $30 the day of the event.

To RSVP, go to, email or call 509-628-6011.