Meet the owner of Portland's only all-vegan popsicle shop
Ice Queen's refreshing flavors and “cute” aesthetic make it a favorite for Portlanders. The shop's growth was made possible by a small business (IDA) grant from Mercy Corps Northwest.
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April 13, 2020
Best of the PNW – Doggie Zoom Zoom
DoggieZoomZoom is a small online business based out of Milwaukie, Oregon. The business, run by Corinne Visser, produces CBD dog treats aimed at educating people on its benefits for pets.
March 31, 2020
Become a justice advocate during COVID-19
Mercy Corps Northwest's LIFE Inside is about offering people a new identity – a name rather than inmate, a new tool for their toolbox, and a reminder that there is hope outside of the gates. We do this through teaching a 32-week business, life skills, job skills course at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
March 18, 2020
Supporting small businesses during COVID-19 quarantine
Mercy Corps Northwest has created a resource to help people navigate the pandemic. We offer resources on everything from where to find free food, how to entertain your kids, and the best ways to support each other’s businesses in a rapidly changing environment.
March 04, 2020
Stories from Washington: How YouTube fueled an entrepreneurial dream
Born and raised in Guadalajara, Mexico, Beatriz Mercado followed her dreams of moving to the United States and opening her own business.
February 21, 2020
Becoming Lami Autobody
The story of how Mercy Corps Northwest helped a determined refugee get his business off the ground in Portland, Oregon.
January 06, 2020
VISTA stories: Centering the voices Oregonians with disabilities
Yvonne Chung is part of Mercy Corps Northwest’s AmeriCorps VISTA program that places individuals in a year-long community service role at local nonprofits. She served through 2019 at Community Vision in Portland, Oregon.