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Experienced employee grabs reins as owner with SBDC support
August 30, 2017

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington Small Business Development Center

Carrie deKubber in Bob's Burgers and Brew EverettEVERETT, Wash. – Carrie deKubber has held just about every position at Bob’s Burgers and Brew over the past 20 years, but thanks to the Washington Small Business Development Center, she added a new title this year — owner.

Secret ingredient to catering business — a good lease agreement
June 29, 2017

Rain City Catering logoBy Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

RENTON, Wash. – You might think delicious and beautifully prepared food is key to a successful catering company, and you would be right. But Kenneth Rogers, co-owner and general manager of Rain City Catering, will tell you the secret to his recent success is a good lease.

Tri-Cities business students help company improve
June 29, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Four Washington State University Tri-Cities students are working to identify real-world process and cost improvements for a local company using the Six Sigma approach.

Prof ranks 30th in world for hospitality research productivity
January 13, 2016

RICHLAND, Wash. – A study published in the “Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism” ranked Robert Harrington, professor of hospitality and wine business management at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 30th in the world for productivity based on research impact in his field.