Business Profiles

Bill McIntyre, from left, stands with his granddaughter, Justine VerMulm and her husband Nick and their children at Pasco Golfland at 2901 N. Road 40. McIntyre recently sold the longtime business to the young couple. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

A new generation takes a swing at Pasco Golfland

For as long as she can remember, Justine VerMulm has known Pasco Golfland as both her playground and her workplace....
Pat Knight stands flanked by a sampling of the metal art creations for sale at his 4432 W. Clearwater Ave. shop in Kennewick. All of the pieces are designed, fabricated and finished by Knight, his brother Randy, and their father, Larry. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Custom-made metal gallery find niche in Kennewick

Amid pandemic shutdowns and canceled art expos, Knights Welding retooled its business model and opened a Kennewick storefront. The custom-made...
Alexa Orozco, owner of Polliwogs Children’s Boutique at 246 Williams Blvd., in Richland’s Uptown Shopping Center, hand selects and personally vets each brand the store carries for its commitment to ethical and sustainable manufacturing. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Polliwogs Children’s Boutique’s niche is ethical, sustainable apparel

Polliwogs Children’s Boutique prides itself on offering an assortment of ethically and sustainably-sourced baby and children’s apparel, shoes and accessories....
Sporthaus Northwest owners Steve McConnell, left, and Bart Munson stand in front of their ski inventory. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the store at 26 N. Columbia Center Blvd. in Kennewick. (Courtesy Steve McConnell)

Sporthaus has been serving Tri-City outdoor enthusiasts for 40 years

Steve McConnell’s life changed the day his parents took him skiing for the first time in his life. “I was...
Epic Trust Financial Group has formed after merging local businesses, Epic Trust Investment Advisors, Real Insurance Solutions and Burt Tax & Accounting. Owners Jeffrey P. Lewis, from left, Tyson Reil and Nathan Burt said joining their expertise under one company flag, in one location will add value and simplify financial management for customers. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Epic Trust unites financial services under one roof

Three local financial professionals have launched a new business after merging their separate financial planning, investment management, insurance, tax accounting...
Nate Steele opened the new TC Cider House at 1082 George Washington Way in Richland in late October. (Courtesy Nate Steele)

Love cider? Options abound at new Richland cider house

The owner of Richland’s new cider house pivoted from a pandemic layoff toward his dream. Instead of trying to find...
Deane Duncan moved her fashion and accessories shop, Hotoveli Boutique, from Lake Havasu, Arizona, at the height of the Covid pandemic and reopened in May at Queensgate Village in Richland. The boutique carries high-end couture pieces as well as more affordable product lines. (Photo by Laura Kostad)

Boutique returns to Northwest to set up shop in Richland

Hotoveli Boutique, Richland’s newest fashion hub, has arrived at Queensgate Village, giving area fashionistas another local outlet to find the...
A lightweight, titanium piece of a TiLite custom wheelchair undergoes its transformation on the production line in Pasco. (Courtesy Permobil)

Pasco wheelchair manufacturer earns key ISO certification

They already knew it was true, but now, everyone else will too. TiLite, a custom wheelchair manufacturing unit of Permobil,...
LeAnn Touchette, owner and resident manager, stands outside Cherry Creek Adult Family Home at 2616 W. 44th Place in Kennewick. The new facility will provide specialized care for six people in a homelike setting. It is scheduled to open in late September or early October. (Courtesy Cherry Creek Adult Family Home)

Residential adult family home bridges care gap between assisted living, nursing home

A nurse with a heart for geriatric care has transformed her former Kennewick home into an adult family home, realizing...
Laura Stogin, HVAC technician at MacDonald-Miller, performs routine heating ventilation and air conditioning maintenance. Many of the recommendations MacDonald-Miller makes are performed during the routine maintenance visits. (Courtesy MacDonald-Miller)

Contractor assesses buildings so businesses can ‘comeback with confidence’

Sooner or later, more Mid-Columbia businesses are going to try to bring their workforce back into their buildings. As a...

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