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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…

laundry web

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…

Dr. Jessica Schneider’s new Richland clinic, Empowered Health, breaks tradition to offer more personalized patient care. (Photo by Herb Collingridge IV)

Richland doctor offers membership health care

Tri-City native offers nontraditional setting for personalized care A new membership-based health care clinic is available in Richland, the brainchild of a board-certified internist who wanted to offer more patient-focused care. Dr. Jessica Schneider, a Hanford High School graduate, decided to jump off the “hamster wheel” she said was inherent in traditional medical practices to…

Amber Keller, owner of Blueberry Bridal Boutique in Kennewick, said helping brides find the wedding dress of their dreams fueled her passion to open her own shop at 8901 W. Tucannon Ave., Suite 155, in Kennewick.

Boutique builds beyond the bridal basics

Blueberry Bridal owner opens Kennewick shop as chain store alternative Blueberry Bridal Boutique — a concierge bridal store — opened eight months ago in Kennewick, but the path to its opening has been in the works for nearly eight years. Sitting on a teal tufted sofa inside the brightly lit interior of the carefully designed…

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing helps Parkinson’s patients fight disease

The answer to the obvious question is “no.” A boxing program for people with Parkinson’s disease does not include a lot of fist-to-face-type action. Most of the participants already are in a pretty big fight. Instead, programs like Rock Steady Boxing — a national program offered in the Tri-Cities by Tony and Gigi Valdez at…

Wine O Clock

Wine O’Clock celebrates 10 years

For the first five years of business, Bunnell Family Cellar operated out of the Susan and Ron Bunnell’s home. Located in the country, people visited by invitation, traveling down a gravel road to taste wines and visit with the couple. That was in 2004, a time when the number of wineries in the state hovered…

beard care

Pasco native launches beard care product line Average Joe’s Beard Essentials

By Kevin Anthony Joe Sanchez had no intentions of starting a business. He just wanted to have a nice beard. “I never heard of beard products before my brother-in-law gave me beard products for Christmas,” said Sanchez, who started Average Joe’s Beard Essentials in January 2017. When he started looking for other products, Sanchez said…

El Asadero

El Asadero adds second restaurant in Richland

El Asadero — which serves up Mexican cuisine with a focus on homemade freshness — opened a new restaurant on 127 Gage Blvd. in Richland. The restaurant is owned and operated by father and son duo Rafael Arriaga Sr. and Rafael Arriaga Jr. Their first restaurant opened in 2004 on Fourth Avenue in Pasco, where…

Nash, from left, Garry and Tracie Lamberson are celebrating 40 years of serving the Tri-Cities with their carpet cleaning business Guarantee System Carpet Cleaning & Dye Co. Garry and Tracie started the company in 1979 and now work with their son, Nash.

Small business keeps Tri-City carpets clean for 40 years

Guarantee System Carpet Cleaning & Dye Co. is celebrating 40 years of serving the Tri-Cities. Owners Garry and Tracie Lamberson said though they moved to Kennewick before the economic downturn of the 1980s, phones were ringing off the hook right after opening. “Business was good from the start,” Tracie said. Before moving to Eastern Washington,…

Franchise owner Donnie Lewis said he plans to open three CBD American Shaman stores in the Tri-Cities within the next six months. His Kennewick store opened in October.

Franchise owner plans to open more CBD stores in Tri-Cities

If you let him, Donnie Lewis will talk your ears off about hemp and the virtues of CBD oil. He isn’t alone in his enthusiasm. Many people are turning to CBD to help with a variety of ailments, ranging from lack of sleep, anxiety and depression to pain relief. That’s why Lewis opened a CBD…

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