Business Profiles

David and Hanna Goss stand in front of their new Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop in Richland. The store planned an Oct. 14 soft opening and a grand opening is planned for Nov. 3.

Backyard birders’ store comes to roost in Richland

David and Hanna Goss knew they were on to something when they started feeding their backyard birds with seed sold by Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop. “Our neighbors started complaining because the birds weren’t coming over to their house anymore,” Hanna Goss said. Apparently, word of beak spread throughout the bird community. It’s just one […]

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Total Energy Management’s new 23,500-square-foot warehouse and fabrication facility at 2531 Stevens Drive in Richland houses a complete sheet metal fabrication facility. (Courtesy Jordan de Groot of The Kenmore Team Real Estate)

Total Energy Management expands into $1.2 million facility

33-year-old Richland company diversifies to serve commercial, residential customers Total Energy Management is celebrating more than 30 years of growth with a move into a new facility at 2521 Stevens Drive in Richland. The company moved to its expanded facility in September from its previous location at the Richland Airport. In August 2016, the company […]

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Mobile Pet Works has a fleet of five vans that have been transformed into rolling pet spas.

Mobile Pet Works provides front-door grooming service

By Laura Kostad Two years ago, Eric and Jalyn Calaway introduced Tri-Citians to a new way to groom their beloved furry friends: mobile salons offering front door service. The idea for Mobile Pet Works was born when Eric Calaway had to pick up their own two dogs from the groomer one day. “We had to […]

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Kennewick dentist finds niche designing for men’s fashion industry

Owner of Tri-City Dental Care also designs, sells neckties with nephew Richland’s Antonio Lopez-Ibarra runs a relatively new dental practice, Tri-City Dental Care, in the Southridge area. The 32-year-old dentist also has a wife and three children. And the busy entrepreneur runs a small necktie company with his nephew, Noel Lopez. Called Town+Co, the business […]

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Mike Denslow, center, stands with friends and family modeling his Love the Tri clothing line. He donates profits from the sales to Tri-City charities. Pictured from left: Jeremy Gray, Ashlie Martin, Hanna Christensen, Mike Denslow, Mayra Valdovinos, Fran Brown and Tyler Denslow. (Courtesy Shane Martin)

Banker celebrates community pride with Love the Tri clothing line

Profits from clothing sales donated to local charities A Kennewick banker never intended to launch a clothing line that’s gaining popularity across the Tri-Cities. Mike Denslow began selling “Love The Tri” branded clothes celebrating community pride last year. The best part? All of the profits go toward local charities. Denslow, 49, a vice president and […]

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Michael Rastovich of CloudSigns.TV sits in front of one of his company’s signs at Uncle Sam’s Saloon in Kennewick. CloudSigns.TV’s digital signs can turn regular TVs into customizable signs.

Kennewick company offers digital billboards for businesses

CloudSigns.TV programs digital signs on televisions around the Tri-Cities Restaurant owners using digital signs can relax on a beach and change the price of a hamburger on their menu back home with the touch of a couple of buttons on their smartphone. That’s the beauty of digital signs and an example Michael Rastovich likes to share. […]

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Karen Jarrett, owner of Sandy’s Fabrics and Machines, inspects the inner workings of one of the sewing machines at the downtown Kennewick shop. Sandy’s has remained relevant and successful at its location at 24 N. Benton St. by adjusting as the industry changed. The store opened in 1977 and expanded to machines in 1981.

Technology stitches solid future for downtown Kennewick store

By Robin Wojtanik The transformation of sewing from a mother’s necessity to a high-tech hobby has kept Sandy’s Fabrics and Machines in business for 40 years. Today, most sewing projects have moved beyond garment making but Sandy’s shows no sign of slowing. The downtown Kennewick store is filled with computers that use a needle and […]

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