Entries by Cindy Doyl

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’s business education started in her family’s nursery and floral shop.  Over the past 15 years, Asche has primarily worked in high growth businesses including restaurants, wealth management, and in value added agriculture as the general manager of […]

Poulsbo/Kitsap County – Jaime Forsyth

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 Since moving to Kitsap County in 2006, Jaime has channeled her MBA and experience into supporting small businesses, revitalizing her community, and making connections that matter in her robust and […]

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 […]

Sheryl McGrath named associate state director of Washington SBDC

SPOKANE, Wash.—Sheryl McGrath has been named the associate state director of the Washington Small Business Development Center (SBDC). McGrath will take over for Terry Chambers, who retired this month after nearly 19 years with the SBDC. McGrath has been president of the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Education Foundation since 2015. The foundation operates AgForestry Leadership, […]