Articles by Jeff Morrow

Jeff Morrow retired from the Tri-City Herald in 2015. Jeff spent 30 years on the Herald's sports staff, including the last 19 as the sports editor. Although he likes to write, Jeff still finds time to travel, golf and take care of his family's three dogs. He and his wife of 31 years, Connie, have two adult daughters.
Aubrieann Johnson, owner of Aub’s Bananza Bread, stands behind a display of her homemade banana breads. She has a storefront at the Pasco Specialty Kitchen and stalls at the Public Market at Columbia River Warehouse in Kennewick and Pasco Farmers Market to satisfy her ever-growing fan base. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Pasco baker serves up variety of sweet comfort food

Aubrieann Johnson had always wanted to own her own business. It was just that, for the longest time, the 32-year-old Pasco woman never could figure out what that would be.…

The Central Industrial Sales Inc. team includes, from left, Shae Testerman, sales/technical repairs; Bookkeeper Codi Jarrett; Justin Jarrett, inside sales; Jason Jarrett: president/sales; Jim Jarrett, founder/sales; James Mott, fabrication/outside sales; and Jerry Jackson, inside sales. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Richland family business gears up for busiest time of year

Jason Jarrett will be the first to tell customers that his products might not be the cheapest. But no one will give them better service than the people at Central…


This handyman service will get small home projects checked off your list

For 20 years, Jason Chambers toiled in the coating industry, working as a regional manager for Sherwin-Williams. But while he knew what he did was important for the company and…

Robert and Mallory Chapin love to sell customers exciting flavors of ice cream in their What’s the Scoop? store in Kennewick. The shop is next door to their other venture, Poutine, Eh?, which serves up French-Canadian poutine dishes. The restaurants are at 3902 W. Clearwater Ave., suites 119 and 120, in Kennewick. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Poutine, ice cream shops serve up fearless flavors

On the office wall at his Poutine, Eh? restaurant in Kennewick, Robert Chapin has two strategies to spark creative ideas for his neighboring ice cream shop: his thought board and…

Tony Morina and his wife, Valle, start prepping food their Napoli’s Italian Restaurant kitchen each morning at 9 a.m. The restaurant is at 3280 George Washington Way in Richland. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

‘Mama’s recipes’ key to Italian restaurant’s success

What was San Angelo, Texas’ loss has quickly become the Tri-Cities’ gain. A European couple opened an Italian restaurant in north Richland that is already getting rave reviews. Tony Morina…

Jennifer Freund, left, and Israel Moore have turned removing junk from people’s houses and property into a successful venture called Trash Bandits. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Trash Bandits stand ready to jettison your junk

Israel Moore was always interested in owning his own construction company, and that dream came true in 2014. But something interesting happened a year later: he found a second business…

Tsunami Catering owners Kyle and Becky Thornhill outgrew their shared kitchen commissary and recently opened a shop of their own at Marineland Plaza in Kennewick. (Courtesy Tsunami Catering)

Tsunami Catering rides wave of success into its own storefront

Kyle and Becky Thornhill have been riding a wave toward a building of their own since launching Tsunami Catering in January 2018. And despite setbacks – some temporary, some longer…

New Beginnings owner Chad Leinback stands in the middle of his Richland store. He plans to open a second store later this summer in the old Basin Department Store building,  111 W. First Ave., in downtown Kennewick. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

New Beginnings to forge new start in old store

Chad Leinback used to travel in his home state of Texas with his family, and he’d look at buildings as they’d drive by and imagine what business he’d put in…

Golf Universe plans to move into a $4.5 million development at 825 N. Edison St. at the beginning of next year. The new location means the end of the outdoor driving range and mini golf courses, as the shop moves to embrace new technology to better serve its customers. (Courtesy Sun Pacific Energy)

Golf Universe to spread its swings with move to new Kennewick shop

High costs of maintaining an outdoor golf range, as well as the need to better serve customers, has forced Golf Universe to change its strategy. Sun Pacific Energy, which owns…

The blue bridge looms over the bow of the West Star, one of Water2Wine’s vessels, on a recent Columbia River dinner cruise. (Photo by Ryan Jackman)

Water2Wine has new chef and is ready to cruise

When Jessica Courson was deciding whether she wanted to work for Water2Wine Cruises in the Tri-Cities in 2019, she was looking for a sign. “I got off the phone with…

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