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Advisor Spotlight: Scott Goddin - Global Trade Specialist

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

Scott, what drives you towards advising and teaching for the Global Trade Center (GTC)?   I have worked with the GTC and its predecessor for over twenty years as a part of the Oregon trade service providers community.  Oregon has a unique partnership of local (Global Trade Center), state (Business Oregon) and Federal (US Commercial Services) partners who service exporters through training, counseling and other services to support their success in global markets.  I joined the GTC to continue to contribute to that role.

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Topics: Small Business, Global Trade, International trade, Importing, Imports, Exporting, Exports, PCC Stories

Business Profile: Deepak Saxena and His DesiPDX Food Cart

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


DesiPDX is a food cart located in Portland’s Mississippi district serving food inspired by Indian spices and flavors that are blended with cooking styles from the West and other parts of the world. OR as Deepak calls it "Local Fare with Indian Flair!" 

Deepak participated in the PCC Small Business Development Center Restaurant Business Builders program. This is his story...

What inspired you to start your business? I’ve had a passion for cooking for about 20 years and was interested in turning that into a business when I started getting bored [with] my previous career in the tech industry. 

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Restaurants, Food Cart, PCC Stories

Clinical Research Graduate Demonstrates the Value of the Relationship between PCC Institute for Health Professionals and Providence

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 11, 2019

Sometimes finding a fulfilling career doesn't follow a uniform A-to-B trajectory. Such was the case for Cynthia Trinidad, one of our first Clinical Research internship recipients, who initially graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, but wasn’t sure where to go once she entered the workforce. Her passion for people led her to a career in the healthcare industry where she started as a CNA. She originally hoped to grow her skillset into nursing, until she realized she had a passion for research.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals, PCC Stories

Business Profile: Nikki Guerrero (Hot Mama Salsa) Wins Good Food Award

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 23, 2019

Hot Mama Salsa's Chilly Oils won a Good Food award in January 2019.

Nikki Guerrero started the Hot Mama Salsa business when she moved to Portland and realized she could not find the fresh Mexican flavors she had grown up with. Nikki participated in the PCC SBDC Advanced Small Business Management program in 2017.  This is her story. 


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

Meet Solo and Encore Advisor: Kim Allchurch-Flick

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 26, 2018

Kim Allchurch-Flick began her work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center in January 2019. She is the cohort lead for the Encore & Solo Business Builders Program.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Solopreneurship, Encore Entrepreneurship, PCC Stories

Ayurveda and Yoga Offer an Infinite Well of Wisdom to Tap and an Unlimited Number of New Discoveries to Make

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 05, 2018

Ann Wagoner is a yoga therapist, has taught yoga for over 25 years and is a certified practitioner of Ayurveda. She researched protocols and herbs for the prevention of cancer recurrence and is a NAMA presenter. She is also a student of Rama Jyoti Vernon and publishes yoga books. We recently asked her about her experience with Ayurveda, and what inspires her about teaching and the subject matter. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Stories & News, Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals, Portland Community College, Ayurveda, Yoga, PCC Stories

More than License Prep: Real Estate Course Helps Individuals Understand Real Estate for Their Own Purchases or Investments

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on August 17, 2018

Gary Calvert is a former Air Force pilot and professional diver, and currently works for Washington County in Hillsboro for its housing authority. He’s lived in the Portland-metro area for over 30-years and has been teaching at Portland Community College for nearly as long, and in various capacities. He recently connected with us to share more about his passion for education and his interest in real estate.

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Topics: Meet the PDT Team, Stories & News, Real Estate, Brokerage, Portland, Pre-licensing, PCC Stories

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