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The Professional Investment Management Services team includes Nicki Kennedy, from left, office manager; Garrick Russell, investment advisor representative; and Kiarra Tow, executive assistant. The Kennewick firm, which celebrates 20 years in business in 2020, positions itself as an independent boutique advisory firm. (Courtesy PIMS)

Small Kennewick financial firm values personal relationships

Professional Investment Management Services celebrates 20 years in business in 2020 A Kennewick independent boutique investment advisory firm is closing in on 20 years of business next year. That’s the case for Professional Investment Management Services, or PIMS for short, at 7103 W. Clearwater Ave., Suite B, upstairs in the new Copiers Northwest Building in…

Robin Wojtanik of Richland stands next to one of her Sign Gypsies’ signs outside Badger Mountain Elementary School in Richland. Her business provides custom yard greetings for homes, schools or businesses. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Customized signs spread messages of joy throughout Tri-Cities

Sign Gypsies owner delivers personalized messages for friends, family, customers Robin Wojtanik of Richland didn’t expect to become an expert on Tri-City area soil density when she launched her new business, Sign Gypsies, this summer. But putting up signs with custom messages at homes, schools and businesses has turned her into one. “North Richland is…

Alex Job, co-owner and retail manager at Job’s Nursery in Pasco, stands in the two-acre U-pick pumpkin patch. His family has owned the business for nearly 80 years. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Longtime Pasco gardening family offers laid-back pumpkin picking

Job’s Nursery celebrates 80 years in business next year As the calendar flips to October, families begin to visit the region’s pumpkin patches. Many head to Job’s Nursery in Pasco. “We have two acres of pumpkins in our pumpkin patch,” said Alex Job, who has been a co-owner of the business since 2012, along with…

Rich and Marilyn Quadrel of SAGECollege Prep Services launched a college-prep business four years ago designed to help high school students get into the college of their dreams. (Courtesy SAGECollege Prep Services)

Tri-City couple’s business focuses on college-bound high-schoolers

SAGECollegePrep Services offers test prep classes, private tutoring, college counseling When Rich Quadrel retired from his research and development manager position at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2015, he thought he’d return to something he really enjoyed years before—teaching. He and his wife Marilyn started SAGECollege Prep Services four years ago and have been running full steam…

This fall Ben Grogan, holding his daughter Nora, and his business partner, Tyson Crudup plan to open Sage Brewing Co. in west Pasco at 8425 Chapel Hill Blvd. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

New brewery to open in Pasco this fall

Sage Brewing Co. will serve up multiple IPAs, hop-fed pales, easy-drinking beers When Tyson Crudup and Ben Grogan met each other while working at Yakima Chief Hops a few years ago, little did they know at the time they would eventually become business partners. This fall, the men expect to open Sage Brewing Co. at…

Esprit to become Minuteman Press

Kennewick print shop’s new owners plan to transition to franchise

Esprit Graphic Communications will become Minuteman Press by year’s end Skip and Shannon Novakovich began Esprit Graphic Communications in downtown Kennewick in 1989. They’ve long been active in the Tri-City business community, as well as involved in local charities over the past 30 years. They’ve received numerous awards over the years—including Kennewick Downtowners of the…

From left, Sheila Godfrey, Jim Godfrey, Jordan Godfrey, Matt Roake, Brenda Godfrey, Josh Godfrey, Jacob Godfrey, Casey Boyles and Michael Jordan stand in the new Horn Rapids RV shop in the Horn Rapids Business Park at 2451 Henderson Loop in Richland. (Photo courtesy Horn Rapids RV Service & Sales)

New RV business plans to service Hanford, growing area

By Andrew Kirk Seven members of Jim Godfrey’s family were working together at a family-owned business—but not their family’s. It was time to rectify that, he said, so he opened Horn Rapids RV Service & Sales Inc. on July 12. All three of Godfrey’s sons started working with him when they were 14 at the…

Greenies owner and manager Darin Warnick has gone from being the only worker at the business when he and wife Jenn took it over in 2008 to having eight employees selling, renting and repairing bikes, paddleboards and kayaks. Greenies is in the Richland Parkway at 701 George Washington Way. (Photo by Kevin Anthony)

Peddling pedaling: Richland Greenies’ owner knows how to solve world’s problems

Darin Warnick has a five-word solution to all the world’s problems. “Just go ride a bike.” From global warming and bad traffic, to stress and bad health, all of it can be solved by climbing into the saddle, pushing the pedals, grinding the gears and basically biking away your worries. “The bike is a simple…

Patty Wagon Taps

Custom-made BYOB bar ready to roll

A rusty horse trailer transformed into a sleek white mobile bar is completely refurbished and ready for event bookings or Facebook-worthy photos that could have brides-to-be swooning. It’s been a work in progress for Kennewick sisters Amanda Hickman and Josie Michel who got the idea from a friend who intended to start his own business…

Richelle Davis launched Unhampered Laundry from her Richland home, providing a laundry pickup and delivery service for families and businesses. (Courtesy 400 Lux Photography)

New laundry services sees loads of customers

A new laundry service company will pick up bags of dirty laundry from your home and return them cleaned, folded, grouped or on hangers within 48 hours. “This is basically DoorDash for your laundry,” said Richelle Davis, owner of Unhampered Laundry. With weekly service starting at $36 for a large bag that holds up to…

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