Business Profiles

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…

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…

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