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.
Lore’K Garofola and her husband Chris plan to open Bougie Brunch at 3320 W. Kennewick Ave. in late June. (Courtesy Lore’K Garofola)

Entrepreneurs make leap from Cinnabon, pretzels to brunch

For almost two decades, Chris and Lore’K Garofola have been hard-working franchise owners of Auntie Anne’s Pretzels and Cinnabon. The couple own four Auntie Anne’s – two in the Tri-Cities…

Jeramy Schultz plans to change his business’ name from KC Brand Kettle Corn to Popcorn Northwest when he moves his kettle corn operation to 624 George Washington Way in Richland this summer. (Courtesy KC Brand Kettle Corn)

Kettle corn company pops into Richland storefront

Jeramy Schultz was trained to be a fighter during his five years in the Marine Corps. Ever since, the Richland High School graduate has used those skills to battle the…

Malin Bergstrom, president of Bergstrom Aircraft Inc. in Pasco, said more people are signing up for flight lessons than ever. Her company also offers maintenance services and aircraft and hangar rental. She is pictured in the Pasco Aviation Museum. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Interest in flight training soars after pandemic lockdowns

Malin Bergstrom had never really planned on working in the family business. “I was going to be a veterinarian,” she said. But things quickly changed, said the president of Bergstrom…

Steve Carroll of Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium vets all the food sold at his Kennewick store. The store’s mission is to sell American-made high quality pet food free of corn, soy, wheat, artificial flavors and color. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Paw’s aims to keep pets healthy from the inside out

It might be easy to think of Steve Carroll as the protector of pets once you hear his story. After all, his research of dog and cat food helps keep…

Irving, left, and Omar Ortega own Pasco’s The Granite Guy LLC, along with Irving’s wife Cassandra. They said a lot of their customers are in eastern Oregon. (Courtesy Granite Guy LLC)

The Granite Guy aims to meet demand for quality countertops

Installing unique, shiny granite surfaces is The Granite Guy’s specialty. The family-owned company, located just upriver from the cable bridge in Pasco, has been in business for 10 years. “We…

Brigette Rose takes a bat to old electronics at Take A Break at 309 W. Kennewick Ave. in downtown Kennewick. She created the business to give people a safe place to release tension and anxiety by breaking boxes, popping bubble wrap and yes, taking a bat to various items. (Courtesy Take A Break)

Need to release some tension? Take A Break here

The words scrawled on the walls after a smashing session at Take A Break in Kennewick show the catharsis. “Women Veteran Approved.” “It’s OK to Not Be OK.” “Know Your…

Theresa and Jubert Javonillo credit their Filipino fans for keeping Dagupan Grill in Kennewick going during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, they’re fighting for its future success.(Courtesy Dagupan Grill)

Dagupan Grill survived the pandemic thanks to its Filipino fans

There came a time during the pandemic when Jubert and Theresa Javonillo knew they had to save their restaurant, Dagupan Grill, in Kennewick. “At the beginning of the pandemic, it…

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Kennewick baseball bat maker swings for the rafters

Kennewick’s Jordan DeVoir absolutely loves baseball. He loves everything about it. Playing it. Coaching it. Watching it. But perhaps making baseball products is where he’ll make his biggest mark in…

Owner Matt Ulrich stands in front of the 300 tanks at Finatics Tropical Fish, 
1374 Jadwin Ave. in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland. Plans are underway to expand the store to welcome more pets. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Demand for pandemic pets feeds Richland shop’s success

Matt Ulrich owns a dog, two turtles, two tortoises and a couple of fish tanks at home. “I have fewer tanks at home than I used to,” he said. “I’ve…

Employees Lydia Dillsworth, from left, and Lisa Ortiz, stand next to Tri-City Music owners Bobbi and Dave Dickerson. The Richland store is a place where people can buy or rent pianos, attend recitals, or listen to concerts to share the joy of music. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Music store knows learning how to play makes life more fun

Music has always played a major part in the lives of Bobbi and David Dickerson, even before they married three years ago. David, 68, ran Dickerson’s Piano Service company. Bobbi,…

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