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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My Summer At Impact Washington – Settling In

Having spent the last several years in Burlington, Vermont, I had always heard of the other artsy forest city on the far side of the country. Curious as to how this supposed home away from home holds up, I decided to find employment in the Seattle area and spend the summer experiencing it. My search […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

Okay, time to get personal. Some of my very personal interest are, in no particular order: Wine; I am from a wine region in Spain (Jerez de la Frontera) Airplanes, because c’mon! They are so cool!! Innovation, as an integral part of my career World War II; I am a History Geek When these marry together […]

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The Produce Safety Rule and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. It is the most sweeping reform of the United States’ food safety laws in over 70 years. The overall objective of FSMA is to focus on prevention of food safety issues. There are seven primary rules included within FSMA: Produce Safety […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

  Winemaking in Washington is a booming industry and it is the passion of our winemakers. Combining that passion, a prime location with a temperate climate, and years of knowledge, small wineries are manufacturing amazing products. Here is a just a taste of what was beyond my cubicle this week as I traveled the wine country of Eastern Washington. Passion […]

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Out of Office: Time Away From the Cubicle

You can find amazing things in East and Central Washington. From somebody making bullets for ancient firearms to incredible woodwork like what is being Built by Daniel, a small company in Selah, WA, that makes customize furniture in wood. Daniel himself will translate your idea into his vision and will put his soul and passion […]

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