Last year’s big winners at IMPACT Pitch were The Riveter, LLC and Olykraut, who each won $10,000 to help grow their businesses. The Riveter, LLC won the Start-up Business Award. Run by two women, their awesome idea was to offer co-working spaces designed for women, contributing to their empowerment and supporting them in their ventures.

Business Loan Heats Up Hot Mama Salsa

Friday, 11 March 2016 by

“I love chili peppers,” said Nikki Guerrero, owner of Hot Mama Salsa when asked why she started her company. “Growing up in the southwest, fresh salsa is a part of the culture. When you are a transplant, you miss that, so I wanted to bring those flavors to Portland.” That was eight years ago when

Launching the Business Impact NW Blog

Tuesday, 08 March 2016 by

Welcome! We’re excited to be launching the Business Impact NW blog. Some of the topics we’ll be featuring include small business profiles, partner program information and information on getting financing to underserved business owners. Our first post is from Business Impact NW’s Founding Executive Director, John Renforth. ——– Breaking New Ground in Community Collaboration Great

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