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Customized aid helps stylist tailor salon business to clients

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC SPOKANE, Wash. – There are plenty of places to get a haircut, if that’s all you want. But, after 25 years of styling hair in other people’s salons, Kelly Dawson wanted to provide her clients with a more personalized experience. To do that, she said, she needed to open […]

SBDC helps new pub owner get his sea legs

By Hope Belli Tinney, Small Business Development Center OCEAN SHORES, Wash. – James Edwards loved the Pirate’s Cove Pub & Grill in Ocean Shores from the moment he first stepped inside. “You know,” he said, to no one in particular, “I want this place.” “Well,” said the woman working the bar, “it’s for sale.”

Carlton General Store finds community support

Jeff Lyman in his store. The Carlton General Store. CARLTON, Wash. – The Carlton General Store on two-lane Highway 153 through the Methow Valley looks like a throwback to an earlier time: a weathered, wood-plank building featuring hand-painted signs for bait, ice and gas.   But how to explain the wintertime yoga classes held alongside […]

Mentoring greatly improves graduates’ admissions

Kay Brothers works with students in 2012. PULLMAN, Wash. – WSU had a 100 percent dental school acceptance rate among applicants who had been mentored in the WSU Pre-Health and STEM Education (PHASE) office. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “We’ve never had 100 percent for dental before,” said Kay Brothers, director of pre-medical and pre-dental […]

Group offers support for advisers

Academic advising and training took a step forward recently with establishment of a WSU chapter of the national Academic Advising Association (ACADA). “WSU has a core group of people from across the university who interact with students on a daily basis,” said Lisa Laughter, WSU ACADA president and Student Advising and Learning Center coordinator of […]

WSU advising hosts open forum with national expert

PULLMAN–The Academic Advising Committee at Washington State University invites WSU faculty, staff, and students to participate in an open forum regarding advising services on campus at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, in the Lighty Student Services Building, room 405. National advising expert Faye Vowell will lead the forum.   “Every student is touched by academic advising […]