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New Colfax business opens its doors

The Leif opened on Oct. 10. Owner Valoree Gregory said she wanted to open a second mercantile to promote business in Colfax.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter October 21, 2020

The owners of the Colfax Mercantile opened another shop on Oct. 10 to provide space for local vendors, build community and fill storefronts. Co-owner Valoree Gregory said a benefit of opening The Leif...

Alumni work to improve productivity of African farming

Farmwella co-founders Cedric Habiyaremye and Cornelius Adewale's vision for the company is to shift the way of thinking about farming in Africa by providing sustainable resources to start up more farms.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter October 4, 2020

Two WSU alumni are working to make farming more profitable and sustainable for farmers in Africa through their agricultural start-up company Farmwella.  Farmers in Africa often lack resources, infrastructure...

Pullman chamber director leads city to change

Marie Dymkoski began her career for the Pullman chamber in 2007. She promotes projects focused on local businesses and housing.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter September 30, 2020

The Pullman Chamber of Commerce became the information center for business resources during the pandemic with Marie Dymkoski at the heart of the operation.  Dymkoski, Pullman Chamber executive director,...

Floral shop flourishes in Moscow

Heather Niccoli created the Home&Harvest lifestyle magazine, which features the Moscow community, hunting and local agriculture. The publication also has a vintage theme.
HANNAH FLORES, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2020

Heather Niccoli expresses her life-long interest in creativity by creating floral arrangements and running Home&Harvest, a lifestyle magazine. As a young adult, Niccoli worked in a historic flower...

Pullman-based salon built on teamwork

LaBella Salon owner Heather Meyer created the salon to allow employees to grow in education and offer pristine services to Pullman residents.
ANNIE HAGER, Evergreen reporter September 23, 2020

The owner of LaBella Salon set out to provide a high-end experience for customers looking for haircuts and coloring services six years ago. Heather Meyer, LaBella Salon owner, has been styling hair...

WSU alumni create local coffee roast company

The Kamiak Coffee Company based in Moscow sells its roasts to local coffee shops, such as the Moscow Food Co-op and Café Artista, as well as to customers around the country.
MATAYA SIEMION, Evergreen reporter September 20, 2020

Two years ago, Kyle O’Malley and Grant Schoenlein decided to quit their stable jobs and start working on their dream of creating a premium coffee company in Moscow.  Both O’Malley and Schoenlein...

Colfax consignment shop moves locations

Bully For You, a Colfax-based consignment shop, recently moved locations a couple blocks up the street from the former location.
SANDI KOBIESA, Evergreen reporter September 13, 2020

Bully for You in Colfax made some big changes these past few months. They moved two blocks north of their old location into a larger building.  “We’re obsessed with old buildings and old towns,...

Local gyms adapt to COVID-19

Pullman Crossfit manager Scott Parish said the changing state regulations have been the hardest part of keeping the business open during COVID-19.
JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter August 26, 2020

Gyms are one of the many Pullman and Moscow businesses reopening as COVID-19 restrictions are drawn back, but with the ever-present worry about the virus, they’ve had to make changes to provide safe...

Café Moro will close doors soon

Owner Tyson Feasel works behind the counter at Café Moro on Friday morning. The coffee shop will close on August 20.
EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter August 16, 2020

Café  Moro, a familiar staple of Pullman’s Main Street, will close permanently on Aug. 20. Owner Tyson Feasel, who had the coffee shop since 2011, said he made the decision to close because a financial...

Ice cream truck hits streets of Moscow

Matthew Greenwalt and Emily Payne both work other jobs, but wanted to provide the community the experience of getting ice cream from an ice cream truck.
CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter July 19, 2020

The Palouse's newest ice cream truck is hard to miss with its bright orange paint. Moscow’s Ice Cream Jeep has been roaming around Moscow since early June with partners Matthew Greenwalt and Emily...

Moscow dance academy provides flexible options for students

Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow canceled classes for the spring session. However, instructors are offering flexible classes for students and dance camps.
JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter July 12, 2020

For about 40 years, the Festival Dance and Performing Arts Association in Moscow has trained local youth the art of performing. With everything up in the air this year, the business has created alternatives...

‘I learned a lot about work ethic’

Joni Cobarrubias graduated spring 2020. She was involved in multiple organizations, ran two businesses and worked at the Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Center.
JENNA GEELAN, Evergreen reporter June 1, 2020

Joni Cobarrubias graduated spring 2020 with a drive to continue building the photography and Etsy businesses she started while she was still in school. Cobarrubias, a recent graduate from the Edward...

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