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Workshops to discuss Columbia Basin water forecast
June 6, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

Below-Wanapum-Dam-webPULLMAN, Wash. – Changing climate will affect availability and demand for water in Washington’s Columbia River Basin and influence how water will be managed over the next 20 years, according to a new report being prepared for the Washington Department of Ecology’s Office of Columbia River.

Great Clips purchase a great fit for business professor
June 1, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WSBDC-LOGOTACOMA, Wash. – Kory Brown knows business. In fact, he’s a professor of business at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma. Still, when he and his wife, Pam, decided to purchase a Great Clips franchise, they enlisted the help of the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

WSU student startup with global health impact wins again
May 31, 2016

By Alyssa Patrick, Economic Development

Engage-teamSEATTLE – The Washington State University student startup company Engage earned $10,000 and a top prize at the University of Washington Business Plan Competition last week.

Torklift expands exports with global market research
May 24, 2016

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By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

SUMNER, Wash. – Torklift International has made hitches, suspension products, steps and more in Washington since 1976 and started building export capacity about 10 years ago. Sales in Australia have been so strong that in 2015 the company opened a warehouse and distribution center in Sydney.

Advising helps woodworker grow business, financial acumen
May 18, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Custom cabinetry shop Beech Tree Woodworks grew out of owner Nic James’ passion for wood and appreciation of quality craftsmanship. Then it grew out of its location in a 2,200-square-foot shop under his apartment.

Student teams honored for assisting local businesses
May 17, 2016

By Brenda Alling, WSU Vancouver

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Four teams were recognized recently for their work in the business growth mentor and analysis program at Washington State University Vancouver.

June 12-16: Workshops offer resources for marketing ideas
May 17, 2016

bootcamp-logoPULLMAN, Wash. – Scholars and researchers with discoveries they want to market are among those encouraged to attend the annual “Be The Entrepreneur Bootcamp,” planned June 12-16 in Pullman and in Moscow, Idaho, and cosponsored by Washington State University.

WSU, Chinese company to collaborate on ag research
May 11, 2016

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By Craig Lawson, International Programs

SHENZHEN, China – Research and economic development in agriculture will be advanced thanks to a memorandum of understanding signed today between Washington State University and BGI, one of the world’s largest genomics companies.

Heritage inspires brewery that continues with family
May 10, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

trap-door-logoVANCOUVER, Wash. – Bryan Shull grew up in the shadow of Great Western Malting. Both his grandfather and father made their careers there, and for a time during college he worked there as well.

Moses Lake business advisor earns state recognition
May 10, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Allan-PetersonMOSES LAKE, Wash. – Allan Peterson, a certified business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Network (SBDC), was named the network’s 2016 Star Performer for his work with small business owners in eastern Washington.