Kennewick downtown association honor business owners

The Historic Downtown Kennewick Partnership's annual downtowner of the year banquet Tuesday at Clover Island Inn in Kennewick honored Cheri Manley, owner of two businesses she opened on Kennewick Avenue.

The evening event also recognized other business owners for their efforts to better the downtown last year.

Dr. H. Matt Smith received the Ray and Jo Benton Volunteer of the Year Award.

Anne Craff was honored with the Business of the Year Award for her business, Visiting Angels, living assistance services, at 15 N. Cascade St.

Dennis Poland of Ray Poland and Sons received the Community Development Block Grant Revitalization Award for putting up a new office building at 503 W. Columbia Drive. Previously located across the street on Grand Ronde Avenue, the company moved into new quarters in October.