External Resources

We invite you to visit these sites for more information on organizations that are important partners of Columbia Industries.

2-1-1 Greater Columbia Region

Need help but don't know where to turn? Get connected and get answers simply by calling 2-1-1. Trained specialists are available to help you find a number of services, including rental assistance, temporary shelter, legal assistance, child care, medical care, counseling and much more.  Calls are confidential and free.

Arc of Tri-Cities

The Arc of Tri-Cities assists people of all ages with developmental disabilities obtain their rights and resources required to become independent, self-sufficient, and contributing members of society. They are committed to education, advocacy, and the support of families, friends, and community.

Department of Social and Health Services

The Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) serves over 1.5 million Washington children, families, vulnerable adults through protection, comfort, food assistance, financial aid, medical care and other services.

Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD)

The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) develops and implements public policies promoting individual worth, self-respect, and dignity for people with developmental disabilities.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

This twenty-one member Council, appointed by the Governor, represents individuals and groups with an interest in vocational rehabilitation. The majority of the Council members are persons with disabilities, representing a broad geographic scope, as well as diversity in gender, ethnicity, and cultural backgrounds.

DVR wishes to thank Columbia Industries for their high quality and innovative services.  We value their partnership as we continue to work together to help people with disabilities enrich their lives through employment.  You can find more about DVR at

Financial Resources

This article from the Simple Dollar is a great starting point for parents who need guidance on how to plan and provide financially for a child with disabilities.

Source America

Source America is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment. Columbia Industries is part of a nation-wide network of over 600 nonprofit agencies providing services to the Federal government under the Source America Program.

Tri-Cities Residential Services

Tri-Cities Residential Services is an organization of professionals and volunteers who are dedicated to helping disabled individuals maximize their potential to function independently in the community.

United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties

United Way of Benton and Franklin Counties is a not-for-profit organization that brings people, health and human services agencies, government agencies and community groups together to focus resources on the most critical human care needs in our area.

WorkSource Columbia Basin

The WorkSource Center provides all the information, technology and services businesses need to thrive; and that job seekers need to achieve successful careers. They represent a unique concept in the labor market - everything in one place.

YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities

At the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities, we offer innovative ways to get more involved with the world around you. Along with a range of exciting activities designed to bring families together, the Y also gives you the opportunity to give back to your community through coaching, mentoring or any number of volunteer options.

CI Resources

Columbia Industries provides a variety of vocational training services for individuals with a variety of barriers, in addition to adult day services via our Community Center. Please visit the following pages for more information.

Empowerment Place

Visit our new Empowerment Place resource center at 900 S Dayton Street in Kennewick to get connected with a variety of critical support services. We can help in a variety of ways by either directly providing services or connecting you with specific resources.

Opportunity Kitchen

Opportunity Kitchen is a 12-week vocational food service training program designed to prepare students for successful careers in food service, catering, and hospitality industries. The program is free to qualified applicants.

CI Information Management

CI Information Management offers an integrated solution to your records management. From imaging services and offsite record storage, to secure shredding and destruction, we’ve got you covered.

CI Solutions

CI Solutions' clients can handle your routine or repetitious jobs…this frees up your staff time and resources to concentrate on the business of doing business.

CI Employment Services

Local businesses can hire valuable, quality employees with disabilities and feel great about providing them with a job where they can use their unique skills – and contribute positively to the company’s bottom line.

CI Federal Building

Source America is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment. Through this program, Columbia Industries’ clients provide janitorial services and ground maintenance to the Richland Federal Building.

CI Community Center

The newest of the Columbia Industries’ family of services, is a safe, creative, and supervised place for people with disabilities to find social connection, life enrichment, and community integration.







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Restaurant Area Manager/ Business Unit Manager Round Table Pizza of Tri-Cities

This is NOT your typical restaurant Area Manager opportunity – it is bigger and better in so many ways! This is an opportunity to join a great community organization, Columbia Industries (CI), as we grow and increase our positive impact on the Tri-Cities region. It is also a chance to really “own” and drive a great family restaurant business, with great support from CI. We are looking for an experienced, high-energy and creative leader with deep multi-unit restaurant management experience, excellent leadership, communication and numbers/analytical abilities and a desire to help grow an already-successful restaurant operation.

We operate four franchised Round Table Pizza restaurants in the Tri-Cities. The stores are growing (up significantly this year) and well positioned for additional growth in the future. If you are ready for the challenge of being responsible for all aspects of a great business and you want to help us grow these locations, add more and increase RoundTable’s contributions to the great work CI is doing, we want to talk with you! Details are as follows:

Oversee all operational aspects of four Round Table Pizza restaurants in Tri-Cities, including staffing and scheduling; training and evaluation of team members; service provision; food preparation and handling; restaurant cleanliness; meeting of health standards and other regulatory requirements; food ordering; store opening and closing; cash management; maintaining operations in accordance with Franchise Agreements and Franchisor Brand Standards; implementing promotions and offers from Franchisor; identifying repair and maintenance needs and utilizing available resources to resolve them; and, analyzing and understanding both operational reports and financial results. Position will lead the process of establishing yearly budgets for each restaurant and the business overall and will be responsible for achieving those budgets. Oversees in-restaurant dining, delivery and carryout operations. Maintains direct relationship with the Franchisor and with CI-RT’s parent.

This position goes beyond the typical responsibilities of a restaurant Area Manager; it is responsible for all general management duties as the business unit manager, which will involve budget creation and strategic planning. The position reports to and works closely with the CEO of the parent company.

Experience Desired
Substantial restaurant operating experience, as both restaurant Manager/GM and Area Manager over multiple restaurants is necessary: Minimum 5 years restaurant-level management experience and 5 years multi-unit restaurant responsibility is desired. Experience recruiting, training, scheduling and evaluating staff is critical. High school diploma or equivalent required; college or graduate degrees desirable but not required.

Good leadership and communications skills; ability to operate independently and assume responsibility for all aspects of a business. Ability to be flexible and effective in shifting from one type of duty to another; responsive and accessible to all business needs. Ability to understand and analyze both operational reports (food costs, labor hours, sales trends, etc.) and financial information (P&L’s). Bright, motivated and positive. Cares about people and helps develop them. High level of customer service awareness and effectiveness. Responsible with and proactive in fulfilling all duties. Works well with people of all types. A good motivator and cheerleader. An inspiring and motivating leader and an effective 360-degree communicator in person as well as in writing. Good work/life balance and sense of humor are always a plus. Curiosity and practical creativity highly valued.

Compensation will include salary, commensurate with experience, plus bonus. Health benefits provided.

Application Process
Submit cover letter, resume and completed job application to Columbia Industries, PO Box 7346, Kennewick, WA 99336. Application may be picked up at 900 S Dayton St, Kennewick or downloaded from our website at CI Administrative Officer/Director of Human Resources, AA/EEO Employer. Position open until filled #1480
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