Business Spotlight: The Sports Bra

Meet Jenny Nguyen, the owner of The Sports Bra in Portland, OR. Tired of not seeing any women’s sports at sports bars, Jenny opened The Sports Bra showing exclusively women’s sports to empower women on and off the field. Additionally, Jenny’s bar is kid-friendly because she believes all kids should be able to see equity in sports...
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Taqueria Cantina: Building Paradise One Taco at a Time

Inspiration can strike from anywhere. For Taqueria Cantina co-owner Daniel Ceballos, the inspiration to open a restaurant struck when he was 8 years old watching a telenovela. In the telenovela, there was a restaurant named El Paraiso — the paradise. As he watched the show, he saw how...
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How Small Businesses are Recovering and What you can do to Help

How are small businesses recovering as the pandemic continues to create a more uncertain future? COVID-19 has dramatically changed the small business landscape. The number of small businesses in Washington decreased by a staggering 45% from January 2020 to June 2021.  For local...
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Fulcrum Speaks the Language of Coffee and Community

Blas Alfardo, vice president and head of the roasting program at Fulcrum Coffee. (Photo: Fulcrum Coffee) Fulcrum Coffee vice president and head roaster Blas Alfaro was around 10 years old when he roasted his first batch of coffee beans on his family’s coffee farm — just like his...
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