The Washington Women’s Business Center, hosted by Business Impact NW sent out the invitation to women-owned small businesses from our community for its inaugural showcase, ‘Celebrating Dreams, Celebrating Success. The idea was to create a networking space in which local women entrepreneurs and established businesses could comingle with investors and community mentors to celebrate

Business Impact NW client builds consulting firm with a fundraising focus Successful fundraising events require careful, strategic planning from idea to execution. When you attend, your experience should be seamless and make you feel valued, and you should see how the hosting organization’s mission and vision fit into every part of the event. That’s where

Business Loan Heats Up Hot Mama Salsa

Monday, 12 September 2016 by

“I love chili peppers,” said Nikki Guerrero, owner of Hot Mama Salsa when asked why she started her company. “Growing up in the southwest, fresh salsa is a part of the culture. When you are a transplant, you miss that, so I wanted to bring those flavors to Portland.” That was eight years ago when

The Broadcast Coffee Experience

Thursday, 02 April 2015 by

In a city where coffee shops are ubiquitous, how does a coffee shop set itself apart? Walking through the front door of Broadcast Coffee, it is easy to sense something different is afoot. Barry Faught, owner of Broadcast Coffee, holds dear that making coffee is both an art and a craft, and maintains that the

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Mapping the Future: Jim Schulz

Friday, 27 March 2015 by

Jim worked for Aerometric, an aerial mapping company, for 23 years, working his way up the management chain to Production Manager. But at the beginning of this year, his life took a markedly different turn in another direction: In January of 2014, he launched his own company, Miller Creek Aerial Mapping (MCA). Many years ago,

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Art By Fire: Sharon Freas

Friday, 27 March 2015 by

When Sharon and her husband took their first glass blowing classes at Art By Fire, it ignited a new passion in her.  It was not long before she fell in love with both the art of blowing glass and the studio environment fostered by Art by Fire.  Whenever she stepped into the studio she felt

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Dog Gone Amazing Growth: Rebecca Berni

Friday, 27 March 2015 by

Rebeca Berni, President and CEO of Dog Gone Taxi, a specialty pet cargo service, described a recent referral from Alaska Air. “It was an Irish wolfhound–a very large dog–and it needed to get from Alaska to Seattle quickly. This involved a 4 a.m. cargo plane and another transfer to Boston where the dog’s owner was

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