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Business takes off with youthful energy, career experience

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

CLARKSTON, Wash. – Luke Hossner was a 20-something on-again, off-again college student when his father, Bryan Hossner, suggested that Luke help out with an online leather care business his dad managed. » More …

Jan. 9: Farmers gain skills in business planning, marketing

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

farm-businessEVERETT, Wash. – The course Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning will be simulcast 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9-March 20 in Gray Wolf Hall at Everett Community College and in Carnation Farm’s Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation, Wash., as part of Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success series. Two Saturday seminars on focused topics will be Feb. 25 and March 4. » More …

Business advising helps therapist fine tune new practice

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

kim-mcmillinSPOKANE, Wash. – When therapist Kim McMillin and her husband wanted to relocate from Denver in 2014, Spokane was attractive because of family in the area and opportunities to focus on music therapy. » More …

Bird & brew – WSU researcher taps into craft beer craze

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By Linda Weiford, WSU News

PROSSER, Wash. – This Thanksgiving, craft beer’s popularity will be evident in many American households when suds – and wine – appear alongside the turkey and mashed potatoes. » More …

Nov. 14: Local success highlights global entrepreneur week

By Sue McMurray, Carson College of Business

local-entrepreneursPULLMAN, Wash. – Local entrepreneurs will share their experiences starting and growing companies on the Palouse at “Startup Stories: Tales of Palouse Venture Launch,” a free, public panel discussion and networking event 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at the BellTower event venue and entertainment house, 125 SE Spring St. Pullman. Hearty appetizers will be served. » More …

Oct. 31: Professor talks about research entrepreneurism

DhingraPULLMAN, Wash. – Measuring the impact of research is important to universities, funding agencies and the public. At Washington State University, programs like the Entrepreneurial Faculty Ambassadors and the National Science Foundation I Corps site are examples of how the Office of Research and colleges are supporting entrepreneurship and industrial outreach. » More …

Grant brings science of stormwater pollution to businesses

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

stormwater-logo-80pPUYALLUP, Wash. – Businesses in the Puget Sound watershed must navigate a complex series of stormwater runoff regulations and permits. But business owners often don’t understand why those regulations exist. » More …

Rabies vaccine found effective even after warm storage

By Marcia Hill Gossard, College of Veterinary Medicine

felix-lankester-webPULLMAN, Wash. – A Washington State University-led research team determined rabies vaccines stored at warmer temperatures still protect against the disease in dogs. » More …

Indian eatery rises from ashes with local, business support

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

tasteofindia-sign-webMOUNT VERNON, Wash. – As Puja and Kummar Sharma watched firefighters battle the blaze destroying their seven-month-old restaurant, they thought it was a sign: Maybe they weren’t meant to own their own restaurant. But their community wasn’t ready to let the only Indian restaurant in Skagit County disappear. » More …

Nov. 30: Food extrusion course focuses on pulse products

By Scott Weybright, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

extrusionPULLMAN, Wash. – Food processors will learn extrusion techniques for making their products in a Washington State University Extension course 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, at the WSU/UI School of Food Science at the Pullman campus. » More …