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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September 19, 2019
Stories from Washington: The road to Dani’s Cleaner
With 7 years of experience working for a cleaning company, her GED, and a partner in Mercy Corps Northwest, Veronica Alvarado finally realized her dream of starting her own cleaning business.
August 20, 2019
Portland’s Ringed helps couples forge their own commitment jewelry
Allison Ullmer has been a jeweler and metalsmith for over 16 years. Her Portland business, Ringed, teaches people how to craft each other's wedding bands, ceremonial rings, and engagement rings.
August 02, 2019
VISTA stories – Mallory Smith and the Tananáwit market
Every other Friday, the Warm Springs Community Action Team (WSCAT) provides a space for artisans, farmers, vendors, and local organizations to get together and share their wares with the community.
July 23, 2019
Community resilience: Meet preparedness advocate Alicia Bashir
Alicia Bashir’s life changed when she attended her first Preparedness Advocate Workshop at Mercy Corps Northwest that introduced her to the notion of Oregon’s impending earthquake.
July 12, 2019
How supporting small businesses unlocks brighter futures in the Pacific Northwest
Since its inception, Mercy Corps Northwest has placed millions of dollars into the hands of budding entrepreneurs and fostered the creation of more than 15,000 businesses. Here are a few of those entrepreneurs’ stories.
July 01, 2019
Mercy Corps Northwest pitch competition grants $10,000 to three women-owned small businesses
Mercy Corps Northwest hosted a pitch competition “shark-tank style” for small business owners in the Portland area this month. Over 60 small businesses applied to join the competition and just nine were selected to present their business pitch to a group of judges.