Bill Dress has co-owned and managed the Mid Columbia's Ranch & Home stores since the the 1990s. In that time he has been an active member of the Tri-Cities business community and engaged in numerous acts of community service. Now Dress will be honored with the Leadership Tri-Cities Volpentest Leadership Award for 2013.

According to the award announcement, "Bill's commitment to the community is immeasurable. He exemplifies Leadership Tri-Cties principles in every way by modeling the way, inspiring a shared vision, challenging the process, enabling others to act and encouraging the heart."

The award will be given at a reception recognizing Leadership Tri-Cities Class XIX graduates at the Three Rivers Convention Center at 6 p.m.

Ranch & Home has three locations in Pasco, Kennewick and Milton-Freewater employing over 120 people.