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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Q&A With Sarah Stuart: What Happens When Lean Fails?

I recently received a question though our website.  To answer it, I decided to reach out to one of our Resource Partners as he is an expert on how behavioral systems impact continuous improvement efforts. Gordy Anderson is the President of Box One Solutions.  Not only is he one of our top Resource Partners in […]

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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

There were not always grapes in Coyote Canyon. First, it was an arid plot of land, used to test bombs in WWII. Then, the Andrews family tried growing wheat there, with mixed results. In 1953, the first well was drilled, and Mike Andrews started raising irrigated crops and a developed a whole new passion – raising […]

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