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Triplets Lisa Olson, from left, Laura Geertsma and Leslie Miller-Stidham recently expanded the boutique within Flash Your Style, which offers eyelash extensions, microblading and more. The boutique boasts hand-selected clothing, shoes and accessories. The shop is at 118 Keene Road in Richland.

Triplets expand Richland lash salon to include boutique

In addition to eyelash extensions, waxing and microblading, sisters offer training, online sales Three sisters believe owning and operating a business together is triple the fun. Meet Laura Geertsma, Leslie Miller-Stidham and Lisa Olson — identical triplets who have always worked together. From their first teen job at Subway to working nights at a casino,…

Viera’s Bakery opened in 2004 at 430 W. Lewis St. in downtown Pasco. The family opened a second shop at 6411 Burden Blvd. in 2009.

Family-owned bakery boasts loyal following in Pasco

Nine family members work between Viera’s two bakeries Eulogio Zarate considers himself a fan of weather reports. The manager of Viera’s Bakery said he can tell when business is good based on the weather. “We always get excited as a business when it’s raining or cold,” he said while standing behind the counter at his Lewis…

Jared, leJerad, left, and Duane Groth operate their separate Allstate agencies as one business. Jerad recently bought and renovated this building at 4021 W. Court St. in Pasco and his father made improvements at his office in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.ft, and Duane Groth operate their separate Allstate agencies as one business. Jared recently bought and renovated this building at 4021 W. Court St. in Pasco and his father made improvements at his office in the Uptown Shopping Center in Richland.

Father, son run their separate insurance agencies as one business

Jerad Groth owns Pasco Allstate agency, his dad owns one in Richland Jerad Groth didn’t plan to follow his father’s footsteps into the insurance business. But he’s glad he did. The young entrepreneur bought an established Allstate agency in Pasco in 2011 at age 25. “Since 2011, we’ve nearly doubled our clientele and grown twice…

Business succession strategy: a gift followed by redemption 

By Beau Ruff Let’s assume that the patriarch of a local manufacturing business is ready to determine the best way to transition ownership of the business to his daughter. The patriarch, John, and his wife, Jane, are ready to hand over the reins and move into retirement. Still, the future success of the business is…

Family members Bob Tippett, Charles Laird, Ashley Tippett-Laird and Kirt Shaffer enjoy the support that comes from working with relatives at Tippett Company in Pasco.

Family-owned businesses find it’s relatively easy to work together

For many people, co-workers are an extension of family. They share stories around the water cooler, celebrate birthdays with office cupcakes or luncheons, step up to help when times get rough and exchange gifts around the holidays. But for some employees, like those working at Brutzman’s Office Solutions in Richland and Tippett Company in Pasco,…

: Zak O’Brien, left, and Tom O’Brien of O’Brien Construction in Kennewick head up the family-owned business.

Family-owned Kennewick construction company stays focused on service

Zak O’Brien knows how important it is to take care of customers. If you don’t do that, you’re not in business very long. O’Brien Construction Company Inc. has always understood this fact. It’s a reason the Kennewick company has been in business for close to 44 years. “My dad started this business in 1973,” said…

Richland Bell Furniture, the three-generation furniture store, opened in 1948 and is still operating in the same location at The Parkway in Richland.

Richland Bell Furniture spans three generations at same location

Three generations of the Carroll family have made Richland Bell Furniture the go-to Tri-City store for quality home furnishings and good old-fashioned customer service. [blockquote quote=”Good customer service never goes out of style..” source=”Pete Carroll, owner of Richland Bell Furniture” align=”right” max_width=”300px”] When Joe Carroll first opened his store 68 years ago, his son Pete…

Four members of the Best family work for Abadan Tri-Cities

Strong leadership contributes to Richland company’s 41 years of success

Continuity can be a key to long-term success. It seems to be the case for Abadan Tri-Cities, a Richland company going strong since 1975. “It’s cross-generational. I’m the fourth owner,” said Tyler Best, president and general manager. “Each leader, from John Wells, the original owner, to Lee Pinnell, to my dad, has been great at…

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