Business Profiles

Sunrise Veterinary Clinic technicians review a digital X-ray taken. The Benton City clinic is under new ownership and upgrading services offered. (Courtesy Sunrise Veterinary Clinic)

Benton City veterinary clinic under new ownership after 30 years

Sunrise Vet Clinic’s new owner has plans for building, technology improvements Sunrise Veterinary Clinic in Benton City kicked off the new year with a change of ownership, new hires and plans for several improvements. Dr. Sharon Molton took over the 2,800-square-foot, full-service practice for companion animals and the active customer base of 2,000 on Dec. […]

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Owner Mark Williams stands among the spirits for sale in the tasting room at the Black Heron Spirits Distillery in West Richland. His single malt whiskey and bourbon recently earned honors in Sip Northwest Magazine’s Best of the Northwest Spirits Awards competition.

West Richland whiskey, bourbon winning gold in wine country

Black Heron Spirits owner left established family business to run distillery Mark Williams is a one-man band with an award-winning distillery. He spends seven days a week at his business, making spirits at Black Heron Spirits in West Richland. Because his distillery is small and he is the only employee, Williams can use any help […]

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The concept drawing of the new Tri-City Title and Escrow office by architect Archibald and Co. of Richland features 5,500 square feet for the business, plus 2,000 square feet available for lease. It’s scheduled to open in August. (Courtesy Tri-City Title and Escrow)

Tri-City Title and Escrow moving into new expanded office

Ground has been broken on a new Tri-City Title and Escrow office in the Grandridge Business Park in Kennewick. After learning their current office at 8131 W. Grandridge Blvd. had sold, owners Linda Denchel and Chris Willson decided to build their own office to better suit their workflow and customers’ needs. “We’re really excited and […]

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Artfetti's macarons

Macaron mania keeps Kennewick bakery’s business booming

Artfetti moves away from custom cakes to focus on petite sweets The demand for Artfetti’s delectable macarons has prompted the small Kennewick bakery to expand its offerings. “Some days we sell out by 4 p.m.,” said co-owner José Garcia, who opened Artfetti with his wife, Silvia, in June 2016. Not to be confused with macaroons, the […]

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Rick Ornstein, owner of The Educated Cigar & Wine in Richland, originally opened as a dot-com business, shipping premium and ultra-premium cigars around the world. Since Washington laws have become more “taxing,” however, he shares a building with Atomic Bowl and Joker’s Comedy at 624 Wellsian Way in Richland.

Cigar aficionado’s Richland store offers nearly 600 varieties

Owner of The Educated Cigar & Wine can be found at festivals around region Local entrepreneur Rick Ornstein enjoys the simple things life has to offer, especially sitting down and puffing a premium cigar with friends. His enthusiasm for cigars, believed to date back to the ancient Mayans, is more than evident at The Educated […]

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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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