Entries by Cindy Doyl

Changes to the sales tax exemption for qualified nonresidents effective July 1, 2019

Starting today (July 1) there is no longer a retail sales tax exemption for sales to qualified nonresidents at the point of sale. See the Washington Department of Revenue’s page: https://dor.wa.gov/find-taxes-rates/retail-sales-tax/sales-nonresidents Starting in January 2020, qualified nonresidents will be able to request a refund of the state portion of the sales tax for eligible purchases […]

Bellingham – Asche Rider

Location: Bellingham Address: 1616 Cornwall Ave., Ste 119 City: Bellingham State: WA Zip Code: 98225 Telephone: (360) 778-1762 Email: sbdc@wwu.edu WWU SBDC Website Asche comes to the SBDC with experience in the agriculture, finance, and hospitality industries. Growing up in a rural area and a family owned ‘all-hands-on-deck’ agricultural business instilled in her a deep respect for the hard work and numerous […]

Poulsbo/Kitsap County – Kevin Hoult

Location: Poulsbo, Washington Address: 700 NE Lincoln Rd City: Poulsbo State: WA Zip Code: 98370 Telephone: (360) 447-8788 Email: kitsapsbdc@wwu.edu  Web site: https://sbdc.wwu.edu/kitsap View on Map Kevin channels his education and experience to help local businesses develop strategic plans, refine financing proposals, seize opportunities, expand and improve daily operations. Serving nearly 1,500 business clients over the past […]

Spokane-based export advisor Vern Jenkins named Washington SBDC State Star

SPOKANE, Wash.—Vern Jenkins, an international trade business advisor with the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC), received the statewide business advising service’s top award—the State Star—at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Seattle District annual spring gala on May 8. Jenkins, who is based in Spokane, worked with more than 80 businesses in 2018, most […]

Fortuity Cellars named SBA Seattle District Rising Startup Small Business of the Year

Wapato, Wash.‑‑Fortuity Cellars of Wapato has been selected as the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2019 Rising Startup Small Business of the Year for Washington state and Northern Idaho. The award will be presented at the annual Small Business Awards Gala during National Small Business Week on May 8 in Seattle. Fortuity Cellars is family-owned […]

FLEXHIBIT named 2019 SBA Pacific Northwest Small Business Exporter of the Year

SPOKANE, Wash.—FLEXHIBIT , a Spokane Valley-based business that designs and manufactures interactive science exhibits for discovery centers, children’s museums and schools, has been named the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2019 Pacific Northwest Small Business Exporter of the Year. FLEXHIBIT sought export assistance from the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC) after being approached by […]