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Instructor Spotlight: Andrew Bruce, Master Optician

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 05, 2019

With a background as an optician dating back to his teenage years in his home country of England, Andrew Bruce is highly skilled in the industry and is honored to be a Master Optician. The Optician ABO Test Prep course that he instructs will be his first with Portland Community College. Continue reading to learn more about his experience and passion.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Optician ABO, PCC Stories

Meet Our New Capital Access Team Advisor: Harlan Barcus

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 27, 2019

With over 35 years of professional banking experience under his belt, Harlan Barcus began his work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center and Oregon Small Business Development Center Network Capital Access Team in October 2019.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, funding, Capital Access Team, PCC Stories

Cross-Cultural Experience in China Improves Curriculum for PCC Dental Assisting Program

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 26, 2019

Earlier this year PCC employees Stacy Bone (Institute for Health Professionals) and Ginny Jorgensen (Integrated Community Dental Assisting Instructor) traveled to China with A-dec, a leading dental equipment manufacturer located in Newberg, Oregon. Bone said her goal was to help educate and encourage dentists to utilize the benefits of having a dental assistants working chair-side, a practice that isn’t yet common in China. Bone and Jorgensen connected with Chinese audiences and shared best practices during demonstrations for prospective dental assistants.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, institute for health professionals, dental assisting, PCC Stories

Instructor Spotlight: Jackie Babicky-Peterson on the Business Design Series

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 15, 2019

Jackie Babicky-Peterson has been with Portland Community College since 2001. With a well-versed background, Jackie teaches the Business Design Series for PCC's Small Business Design Center. Keep reading to learn more about the program. 

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Business Design Series, PCC Stories

Meet Our Newest Capital Access Team Member: Oscar Novelo

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 31, 2019

With a strong background in Community Development and Financing of Public Improvement Projects, Oscar Novelo brings his talents to the Oregon SBDC Capital Access Team.  This is his story

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Finance, funding, Capital Access Team, PCC Stories

Advisor Spotlight: Jill Beaman (Getting Your Recipe to Market)

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on August 29, 2019

With a deep background in the wine industry, professional education in agriculture and business, and experience as a food researcher, Jill Beaman came to lead the Getting Your Recipe to Market Program at the PCC SBDC 7 years ago. This is her story.

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Food, Getting Your Recipe to Market, PCC Stories

SBDC Clients Take Their Recipes to Market

Posted by Sean Harry on August 29, 2019

What do Brazi Bites, Seely Mint, A Better Bean Co, Pozole to the People, and Driftwest Water Kefir have in common? They are all graduates of the PCC Small Business Development Center Getting Your Recipe to Market program (GYRM).

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Topics: Small Business, Food, Getting Your Recipe to Market, PCC Stories

Business Profile: Beanstalk Children's Retail Clothing

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on August 01, 2019

Carmen Ripley Wilson approached the PCC Small Business Development Center seeking help with her new retail business. She was going through a career shift, having spent 15-years working as a naturopathic doctor. Combining her passion for retail with an emphasis on sustainability, Carmen came up with the idea for Beanstalk Children's Store!

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, CLIMB Center, Retail, Retail Small Business Management, Retail Business Builders, PCC Stories

Meet Our Newest Food Business Advisor: Hannah Kullberg

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on June 27, 2019

Hannah Kullberg began her work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center in March of 2019. She is an advisor in the Getting Your Recipe to Market (GYRM) Program. This is her story.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Food, Getting Your Recipe to Market, PCC Stories

Business Profile: New Horizons Wellness Services

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on May 13, 2019


Patrick and Melodie Ethel-King, owners of New Horizons Wellness Services 

New Horizons Wellness Services, for many years existed as Dr. Patrick Ethel-King’s successful mental health private practice.  Starting in 2012, Melodie began to work within the clinic to expand the services provided with a combination of physical and mental health treatments. They have a unique, multidisciplinary wellness approach that includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology and counseling, psychological evaluations, social skills development groups, and summer camps. This is their story. 

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Advanced Small Business Management =, PCC Stories

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