Business Profiles

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...
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...

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...
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...
Hollie Zepeda recently opened a “paint and sip” studio in west Pasco offering paint parties, workshops and art kits at 6303 Burden Blvd., Suite A. (Photo by Robin Wojtanik)

New studio aims to make everyone feel like an artist

An artist with a passion for teaching and working with others recently opened a studio in west Pasco that lets...
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...
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...
Scott Greenberg stands in the tasting room at Convergence Zone Cellars in Richland. He moved the North Bend-based winery to the Tri-Cities, with an opening planned on June 16. The winery is in the new Flex Space Business Centers at 1339 Tapteal Drive, Suite 104. (Photo by Sara Schilling)

Meet the city planner-turned-winemaker who set up shop in Richland

You might not think city planning and winemaking have a lot in common. But Scott Greenberg’s decades of experience helping...
Wonderland Pole and Dance studio owner Lindsey Ross, center, poses with instructor Lianne Meyer, right and student Yoselin Pedraza at her studio at 1823 George Washington Way in Richland. Wonderland offers a shame-free environment for students to explore movement. (Photo by Jamie Council)

Take a chance, get on the pole and dance at new Richland studio

What would the love child of ballet and gymnastics look like? Wonderland Pole and Dance studio, said owner Lindsey Ross....
Roberta Chalaris-Davis, left, and Marina de Albuquerque leaned into their design skills to launch a charcuterie food truck in fall 2021. Its success led to their next goal: opening a delicatessen and entertainers’ hub storefront at 617 The Parkway in Richland. (Courtesy ROMA Visionaries)

Interior designers parlay food truck success into Richland delicatessen

Roberta Chalaris-Davis and Marina de Albuquerque have an eye for design, and they’ve branched out from interior spaces to designing...

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