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Gift shop finds treasure in free business advising
July 27, 2016

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

forage-logoSEQUIM, Wash. – Theresa Rubens is a third-generation resident of Sequim whose grandchildren attend the same schools she and her husband once did. She knows as much about her community as anyone, but she didn’t know where a visitor could buy a Sequim souvenir. And that, she said, was a problem.

Entrepreneurs put faith in craft, community, commerce
March 11, 2014

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

Bazaar-Girls-outdoors-80PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. – Bazaar Girls Yarn and Fibre Emporium on the waterfront is stuffed to overflowing with yarns for sale – from luxurious to country rough and in a kaleidoscope of colors.

Faculty asks colleagues to support two Bookies
August 20, 2004

As the academic year opens at WSU, two new options for faculty, staff and students who need to buy books are making their debuts, too.The student-owned Bookie has spun off a satellite store — Bookie, Too! — in the Stadium Way Retail Center at the northwest edge of campus. It offers the same merchandise as the central-campus Bookie, but provides more parking and expanded shopping hours. Crimson and Gray, owned by the Nebraska Book Company, has opened in southeast Pullman in the Wheatland Mall on Bishop Boulevard. It was started by former Bookie managers who left last spring after the Students Book Corporation board contracted … » More …