Brandon Andersen, owner of Bonsai Audio, perhaps had the most unique business pivot in 2020, from DJ and audiovisual services to bonsai tree sales. (Courtesy Brandon Andersen)

Pandemic doesn’t stunt Kennewick entrepreneur’s growth

“We do weddings. We do bonsai trees.” Not the typical services you might see offered together, but Brandon Andersen, owner of Bonsai Audio, has found a way to marry the two successfully. “Bonsai stands for an aesthetic. It’s a small work of art that’s also alive,” he said. The Kennewick man’s lucrative business providing DJ…

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Police chief kicks off campaign season with run for port seat

Kennewick police Chief Ken Hohenberg is running for the Kennewick Port Commission seat held by Don Barnes in the 2021 election. Hohenberg registered his campaign with the state’s...

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Ron Swanby, owner of Swampy’s BBQ Sauce and Eatery, wants to build a kitchen at Kennewick’s Columbia Gardens Urban Wine and Artisan Village. The food truck owner says he needs to turn Swampy’s into a proper business. (Photo by Wendy Culverwell)

Swampy’s BBQ wants to put down roots at Columbia Gardens

It’s time to grow or die for Ron Swanby, who brought his barbecue truck and equipment to Kennewick’s Columbia Gardens Urban Wine and...

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Jersey Mike’s confirms plans to open in Kennewick, Richland  

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Executive Director, Downtown Pasco Development Authority Number of employees you oversee: 6 – four full and 2 part time. Gustavo Gutierrez-Gomez Please describe the Downtown...

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The Richland School District has completed the $20 million construction of Tapteal Elementary on the site of the old school that bore...

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