Business Profiles

Elena Gavin, left, and Concetta Gulluni, stand in their Layered Cake Artistry store. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Richland sisters find sweet success with Layered Cake

Richland sisters Elena Gavin and Concetta Gulluni admit they were never good friends as teenagers. Being 3 ½ years apart...
Jamie and Loren Wikstrand stand behind a newly remodeled checkout counter inside David’s Shoes, 201 W. Kennewick Ave., the store they recently bought and updated with a modern look with new shoe lines and clothes from White Bluffs Boutique, an online-only clothing store. (Photo  by Robin Wojtanik)

New owners reboot longtime downtown Kennewick shoe store

A fashion enthusiast followed her dream of owning not just one – but two – businesses, now located under one...
Veronica Delgado of Pasco shows off a bunch of fresh-picked organic cilantro that she sells at her storefront, 528 W. Clark St. in Pasco. She opened the store in July 2020. (Courtesy Veronica’s Fresh Produce)

Pasco produce store opens amid shutdown, nears first anniversary

As a teenager Veronica Delgado worked in the Pasco Specialty Kitchen with a woman who made her own jams and...
Rubi and Tino Robles own Power Athletics Compound, which runs two Tri-City gyms. PAC recently signed a deal with the Tri-City Rush of the American West Football Conference to help the football players stay in shape. (Photo by Jeff Morrow )

Weightlifter-owned gym combines science, nutrition and just the right machine

Valentino Robles played basketball during his high school days in Pasco. Tino, as most people know him, never thought much...
Brandon Andersen, owner of Bonsai Audio, perhaps had the most unique business pivot in 2020, from DJ and audiovisual services to bonsai tree sales. (Courtesy Brandon Andersen)

Pandemic doesn’t stunt Kennewick entrepreneur’s growth

“We do weddings. We do bonsai trees.” Not the typical services you might see offered together, but Brandon Andersen, owner...
Susan Mendenhall, the franchisee of the Kennewick and Pasco IHOP restaurants, loves the interaction she has with customers. (Courtesy of Lauren Jones)

IHOP owner: Locally-owned franchises are local too

Susan Mendenhall is a fighter. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a pandemic or trying to educate the public that her...
Carmen Kane, owner of
Columbia Quail LLC, holds a Japanese
coturnix quail in front of a basket of
eggs. Her small fl ock supplies eggs by
the dozen to several Tri-City retailers. (Courtesy Columbia Quail)

Columbia Quail supplies bite-size alternative to chicken eggs

Fancy a fancy quail egg? A Pasco farm’s flock supplies them by the dozen to several Tri-City retailers. These quail...
Underground Creative of Kennewick provided a rendering of what Fresh Leaf Co.’s new logo and sign would look like on its new building. (Courtesy Fresh Leaf Co.)

Fresh Leaf Co. puts down new roots in Richland

 A forced move amid a pandemic may have been a blessing in disguise for one Kennewick restaurant. Fresh Leaf Co....
Pat Howard, co-founder and owner of Rock Shop, stands in front of one of the many rock walls at the climbing gym at 1965 Fowler St. in Richland. (Photo by Jeff Morrow)

Richland High grad trades golf career for rock climbing gym

Pat Howard was looking for something that would push himself the way playing golf used to. Howard, a Richland High...
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....

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West Richland Area Chamber of Commerce in Person Luncheon Meeting

December 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Tri-City Family Expo 2022: Pirate Fairies

January 28 2022 - January 29 2022

White Bluffs Quilt Museum Grand Reopening

April 22 2022 @ 8:00 am - April 23 2022 @ 7:59 am

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