Articles by Jeffrey 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.
Dara Quinn holds a special commemorative T-shirt to celebrate The Emerald of Siam’s 35th anniversary. She and her brother William Quinn co-own the restaurant-music venue in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

Its recipe for success? Heaping helpings of food and music

For years, Dara Quinn took her music on the road, sharing her love of it with others all around the United States. Today, she shares music — hers and many others’ — at The Emerald of Siam in Richland on a daily basis. Thai food and music have become a winning recipe at The Emerald…

Myron Pierce has more than 16 years of experience running vehicle detailing businesses, including the one he launched in West Richland two years ago, Recon Techs Tri-Cities.

Longtime car detailer finds success in West Richland business

Myron Pierce loves nothing better than making a car gleam. It’s something he’s done – make cars look great – for years, and he’s doing it now with his business, Recon Techs Tri-Cities, at 4193 W. Van Giesen St. in West Richland. “I love cars, from the time I played with my Hot Wheels when…

Dee Pridemore, left, owner of Vivid Imaginations Professional Face & Body Artistry, shows off her face-painting talent on reporter Jeff Morrow at the Gesa Carousel of Dreams in Kennewick.

Former Disney World artist launches face-painting business

Dee Pridemore wants people to know that face painting can be more than a hobby. She has made it her business to change the perception and has turned it into a professional career. By all accounts, it’s been successful as she’s recently landed work with an Oregon amusement park. “I love making people happy,” she…

Inca Mexican Restaurant owners Javier Rodriguez, left, and Antonio Mendoza are planning to move their Kennewick restaurant from its current location at 3600 W. Clearwater Ave. to Marineland Village by November. 

Kennewick Inca Mexican Restaurant to move to Marineland Village

One of the longest-standing restaurants in the Tri-Cities is moving, although not very far. Inca Mexican Restaurant in Kennewick, at 3600 W. Clearwater Ave., will relocate up the road to Marineland Village. Owners Javier Rodriguez and Antonio Mendoza expect the new Inca to be ready at 201 N. Edison sometime in November. The current building…

Erik Roach, owner of U.S. World Class Taekwondo, opened a second location at 3001 W. 10th Ave. in Kennewick in August. (Courtesy U.S. World Class Taekwondo Tri-Cities)

U.S. World Class Taekwondo expands to Kennewick

As a 5-year-old, Erik Roach knew what he wanted to do when he first saw “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” on television. He wanted to be involved in martial arts. Now 31, he’s still a fan of martial arts. He’s even earned a black belt. But today, he’s more interested in what his students can do…

Kelley’s Tele-Communications at 8121 W. Grandridge Blvd. in Kennewick opened in 1968 as a telephone answering service. The 50-year-old company has evolved over the years but its answering service continues to be the cornerstone of the business. (Courtesy Kelley’s Tele-Communications)

Kelley’s Tele-Communications finds success by adapting to changing market

On July 1, 1968, Jerry and Elaine Sovereign bought the Pasco office of Kelley’s Telephone Answering Service Inc. of Seattle from then-owner Max Kelley. Fifty years later, Kelley’s Tele-Communications is still going strong, complete with a name change in 1983. Jerry and Elaine are still the owners, but their daughter, Julie Sovereign, has been the…

Scott Schoffstall, owner of Hole in the Wall gun shop and shooting range at 7509 W. Deschutes Ave., said his two biggest customers are for target shooting and self-defense. Schoffstall’s uncle started the business 47 years ago.

Indoor shooting range keeps customers returning to Kennewick gun shop

Scott Schoffstall understands the formula for staying in business for 47 years. “The key is to not get overextended,” said the owner of Hole in the Wall in Kennewick. “When people start businesses, sometimes they borrow $400,000 to $500,000 from banks, and they end up paying the banks. If you can’t afford to do it,…

Regal 8 Cinemas will shut down its theater at Columbia Center mall in Kennewick later this summer. Mall officials said they have plans to redevelop the space for a new retail company.

Kennewick’s Regal 8 Cinemas to close at mall

While the Tri-Cities will add 10 more movie screens later this year when Kennewick Fairchild Cinemas opens, it will lose eight screens at the Columbia Center mall. The Regal 8 Cinemas will shut down later this summer to make room for a larger retail space, said Barbara Johnson, general manager for Kennewick’s Columbia Center. “We can…

From left to right, members of North American Young Generation in Nuclear, or NAYGN, chapter at Framatome: Chad King, Rianna Preston and past president Abbey Donahue. (Courtesy Framatome)

Engineers earn national kudos for creating nuclear fuel assembly model

Present a problem to an engineer and that engineer will find a solution with enthusiasm. That’s what a group of people did recently at Framatome in Richland. Caleb Sarka, Rianna Preston, Chad King, Destinee Rea, Jeff Waddell and Manuel Seubert all work for Framatome. And all are members of the North American Young Generation in…

Ki-Be Market owners Lori and Mark Loften recently received the Washington Food Industry Association’s 2017-18 Community Service Award. The Loftens have owned the Benton City grocery store for 12 years. (Courtesy WFIA)

Ki-Be Market owners encourage Benton City pride

One would be hard pressed to find bigger boosters of Benton City than Mark and Lori Loften. The couple have lived in the small town west of the Tri-Cities since 2006 where they own and run Ki-Be Market. Along the way, they’ve helped their community and employees, supporting citywide cleanup efforts, employees down on their…

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