Q&A With Sarah Stuart: Continue With ISO/AS9100 Implementation?

Here is a question that we receive quite a lot.  In fact, a current client asked us this exact same question yesterday.  Question:  My team is telling me to not keep going with our ISO/AS9100 implementation.  They say we don’t have time to make things perfect. We have come so far?  What should I do? […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Washington is a big state, at least by European standards. Thanks to this job, I have the opportunity to visit so many different places that I need to share here. My most recent out of the Seattle area was to Port Townsend. The Make It In Washington project team had its Quarterly Meeting there. I […]

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My Summer At Impact Washington – Bacon Done Right

This week has been incredibly short as the fourth of July stemmed the end of a four day weekend. During this time I prepared and enjoyed cheeseburgers with caramelized onions, bacon, and chives. Personally, I find a strong garlic aioli with lemon and cilantro to be indispensable in most burgers. Furthermore, while caramelized onions are […]

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Apply to Be A TED Fellow – Starting July 18, 2017

Pretty much everyone has seen or heard of a TED talk.  So what exactly is TED? From their website: “TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. […]

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Wilcox Family Farms taps state Work Start grant to keep pace with growth

Commerce awards funding for training, technical assistance to create 20 new full-time jobs over the next three years in rural Pierce County community OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County and nonprofit small business manufacturing consultant Impact Washington, has awarded $75,000 from the […]

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My Summer At Impact Washington – The Bot Army

It has been a month and a half since I have begun my work here at Impact Washington. Salesforce has become my bread and butter, it would be disastrous if they took a financial fall. On a lighter note, several new bots have entered the workflow family. Finio takes care of our internal records without […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Larry Oates, Alpha Winemaker of Sleeping Dog Winery, is not only an excellent winemaker, but a friendly and warm host for his customers. This small winery, less than 500 cases, produces different wines and offers the possibility of enjoying on purpose aged wines. With a background in Geology and Environmental L aw, Larry can talk […]

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My Summer At Impact Washington – Fancy Clothes and Gel Pens

It has now been a month since I began working at Impact Washington. In that time I have further immersed myself in Salesforce and also began working on several projects breaking down potential clients into manageable groups. On the technical side I wrote a couple of cute web automation bots to ease some of my […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

It has been 4 months since I started making my trips to rural Washington thanks to  the Target Rural Enterprise Grant.  It is through this grant that I am able to offer so many services to small, rural Washington state companies either at greatly reduced costs or completely for free.  During those four months, I have visited […]

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