WSU Tri-Cities class project focuses on boosting local millennial tourism

Joan Giese, clinical associate professor in the Department of Marketing and International Business at WSU Tri-Cities, was interviewed by Carissa Lehmkuhl of KAPP-KVEW Local News, for a July 9, 2020, broadcast about how her marketing management class worked with Visit Tri-Cities on a project to bring millennial travelers to the Tri-Cities when restrictions lift.

Not Ready to Eat at a Restaurant? WSU Coronavirus Survey Says You’re Not Alone

Research by Dogan Gursoy, Taco Bell Distinguished Professor in Hospitality Business Management, was featured in May 17, 2020, stories by Dave Gallagher in the Bellingham Herald and the Wenatchee World.

His research on attitudes toward eating out during COVID-19 also appeared in other publications.

Local Restaurants Respond to Uncertainty, Prepare for Coronavirus Restrictions to Ease,” May 17, 2020, by Mai Hoang, Yakima Herald Republic.

66 Percent of Consumers Aren’t Ready to Dine in Yet, Study Says,” May 26, 2020, by Lauren Stine, Restaurant Dive.

Report: 66 Percent of Consumers Are Not Ready for Restaurant Dining Rooms,” May 26, 2020, both by Jennifer Marston; and “New Study Shows Why Re-opened Restaurants Can’t Ease Up On to Go Ordering,” June 10, 2020, The Spoon.

Will You Go Out to Eat Right Away When COVID Restrictions Lift? Most Will Wait and See,” June 2, 2020, by Kristine Sherred, Tacoma News Tribune.

Ask the Experts: Chase Sapphire Preferred Card

Dipra Jha, associate professor and new assistant director of the School of Hospitality Business Management, was featured in Wallethub’s July 2020 expert panel review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred Credit Card, where he discussed whether paying an annual fee for a travel credit card still makes sense.

Redirecting Gifts Can Make Donors Feel Betrayed

Jeff Joireman’s guest column was featured in the March 12, 2020, issue of the Spokane Journal of Business. Joireman, professor and chairman of the Department of Marketing and International Business, discussed how donors react when gifts to specific projects are redirected to other uses by a charity.

Joireman’s research was also the subject of a March 3, 2020, story by Alex Daniels, “Crowdfunding Donors Show Feelings of Betrayal When Gifts are Redirected (Study),” in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

State of Grapes

Byron Marlowe, clinical assistant professor and coordinator for wine beverage business management at WSU Tri-Cities, was quoted in a March 3, 2020, article by Amy Milshtein, which appeared in Oregon Business. Marlowe discussed demand for Oregon wines, trends in tasting room visits, and growth in the ultra-premium wine category.