Entries by Cindy Doyl

Encore entrepreneurs cabinet design company wins award

LACEY, Wash.–Cabinets by Trivonna, was the winner of the Washington State SBA Encore Entrepreneur Award. Trivonna Irwin and her husband, Ross Irwin, opened their doors to the public in January 2007, when they were both in the mid-50s.   Their company now employs four designers and an administrative assistant, and they provide substantial work to […]

Eastern Washington business owners on Asian trade mission

MOSES LAKE, Wash. – Eastern Washington business owners with products ranging from hard cider to alfalfa embarked April 14 on a seven-day trade mission to South Korea, Hong Kong and China. Jenkins, Peterson (l-r) The trip is being organized by Vern Jenkins, an international trade specialist with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and […]

Big Growth Big Vision for South Sound Pest Control

OLYMPIA, Wash.–Father-son business partnerships are fairly common, father-daughter partnerships less so. If online reviews are any indication, it seems to be working out well for Matt Purcell, owner of PCI Pest Control, and his daughter, Kaylee Purcell. Of 31 reviews, every single one is five stars and the comments are so positive that even if […]

Dan The Sausage Man is the SBA Washington State Small Business Person of the Year!

BURIEN, Wash.—Dan House has always been able to connect with people, but that skill became a huge asset about 30 years ago when he started selling sausage and jerky door-to-door. “The route was so great,” he said. He was calling on 20 to 30 businesses every day, from beauty shops to doctor’s offices. “Hi, I’m […]

Current Home Technologies named 2018 Washington State Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Washington State Veteran-Owned Business of the Year is Tony Curtis, owner of Current Home Technologies in Vancouver, Washington.  Founded in 2008, Current Home Technologies specializes in custom residential design and installation of home theater, audio and integrated systems throughout northern Oregon and southern Washington. Curtis always had a […]

Twisp Insurance Agency Named 2018 SBA Seattle District Family-Owned Small Business of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Seattle District Family-Owned Small Business of the Year is Melbourn Insurance Agency in Twisp, Washington, owned by Kelsey and Korrie Bourn.  Founded in 1976 by their mother Melinda Bourn, Melbourn Insurance Agency provides both residential and commercial insurance options to residents within northeastern Washington state. Following 41 years […]

Lacey Cabinet Designer Named 2018 SBA Seattle District Encore Entrepreneur of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Seattle District Encore Entrepreneur of the Year is Ross and Trivonna Irwin, resident and vice president, of Cabinets by Trivonna in Lacey, Washington.  Founded in 2006, Cabinets by Trivonna custom designs kitchens and other cabinet-based needs for home-owners and contractors within the state of Washington and Northern Oregon. […]

IRS ‘Paycheck Checkup’ for withholding focuses on changes

WASHINGTON — Launching a special week of activities, the Internal Revenue Service today continued its effort to encourage taxpayers to do a “paycheck checkup” to make sure they have the right amount of tax taken out of their paychecks for their personal situation. Read Article here: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-encourages-paycheck-checkup-for-taxpayers-to-check-their-withholding-special-week-focuses-on-changes

Owner Danny House of Dan the Sausageman Takes Top Honors, Finalist for 2018 SBA National Small Business Person of the Year

SEATTLE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Washington State Small Business Person of the Year is Danny House, owner of Dan the Sausageman in Burien, Washington.  Founded in 1988, Dan the Sausageman has grown from a local store to a national retailer by selling his gourmet gift boxes featuring summer sausages and other […]