Gift shop finds treasure in free business advising

SEQUIM, 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.

When a 1,000-square-foot retail space became available in the main downtown core, just two doors down from her women’s boutique and retreat, Solar City, she knew the time was right to create a shop for Sequim-branded souvenirs and gifts, Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures (http://www.foragegifts.com/).

Read more: https://news.wsu.edu/2016/07/27/gift-shop-finds-treasure-free-business-advising/

By Hope Belli Tinney