Carson College of Business at Washington State University Tri‑Cities will host a brunch on Feb. 9 at Anthony’s at Columbia Point in Richland, with proceeds dedicated entirely to student support and faculty development to improve the business education program.

The “Point to Success Fundraising Brunch” will begin 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, and costs $100 per person. Community and business members are invited to make reservations via online registration.

The event features Tim Hanni, author of “Why You Like the Wines You Like,” who will speak on “Separating Wine Facts from Fancy.” Hanni, a certified master of wine, has analyzed relationships with wine preferences correlating to a dislike of loud restaurants, an affinity for sushi, a dislike of cilantro, sensitivity to tags in shirts, and a mother’s susceptibility to morning sickness.

“You won’t want to miss this informative and amusing presentation,” said Robert Harrington, WSU Tri‑Cities Carson College of Business academic director.

The event also features a wine grab and live auction with a variety of unique packages, including:

  • Several nights stays at various vacation destinations in the Pacific Northwest
  • Gourmet meals and tastings
  • A family photo session
  • A tour of the U.S.S. Triton with a meal for eight
  • A full‑day personal tour of vineyards and wineries with two of the state’s leading experts of grape cultivation and winemaking

'Why You Like The Wines You Like' book cover.
“Enjoy a gratifying event featuring a distinguished brunch, interact with our talented business students and learn about the future of the Carson College of Business at WSU Tri‑Cities,” Harrington said. “What better way to support our local business education than with a fun morning that will delight the senses?”

For more information, visit the WSU Tri‑Cities website.