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SBDC Clients Tell Their Stories. What does success look like to you?


  • Yes! All of our clients have the right to complete confidentiality regarding their counseling sessions and even that they have come to the SBDC.

  • Our “Success Story” clients have been willing to sign a release and allow us to share their wonderful examples of how the SBDC has been involved with their business.


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 Russell Construction & Excavation Speciality Services, LLC

Building for the future “The SBDC has helped us reach each milestone. We continue to seek their counsel as we expand in the future.” Russell Specialty Services, LLC was founded by Reuben L. Russell in May 2007. The Lewiston, Idaho, construction company began as a single owner operating out of Reuben’s home. Over the years …

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Bob And Jan Holzer Rollaroaster

 Rolla Roaster

Bob Holzer has always been an entrepreneur. From the time he started his own machine shop in 1979 in Orofino, Idaho, to the launch of his invention the Rolla Roaster. The Rolla Roaster is an extending campfire fork with a turning knob on top of the handle that lets users operate the fork as a personal rotisserie.

His passion for invention and entrepreneurship has led him to develop additional
products. Learn More. 


Riverside recovery Building

 Riverside Recovery

Sara was interested in learning more about purchasing and running the business when she contacted the Small Business Development Center (SBDC.) Her consultant helped her identify what information she needed in order to help determine the value of the business as well as the potential risks and rewards.  Sara closed on the purchase of the business and the building a year and a half later. Learn More

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  Tiny Tots Learning Center

Tiny Tots is a special dance for the youngest Native American dancers that exudes great excitement. This excitement is much like the excitement Bobbie & Santee Penney and their sister-in-law, Lindsey, showed when beginning the process of starting their own day care center. Learn More


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 Napa Auto Parts

"I think the SBDC helped me most by giving me an outside perspective of the business.” – Norman Terhaar, owner. Learn More

Mike In Shop

  Rosewater Kinetics

Mike had a friend recommend swinging Indian clubs. He needed to build coordination, perception, and the ability to use his hands again.  Mike did some research and made his first set of clubs on his home lathe. He had some experience making fine furniture. After a few months of practice with the swinging movements, he saw such improvement in his coordination and ability that he was convinced of their value. Learn More

My Architect (2)  My Architect, LLC 

At My Architect, LLC, listening to the client is their primary goal in order to turn space needs and dreams into custom architectural solutions.  For the past 23 years, Tim Lynch, has been working with residential homeowners and commercial businesses in designing, planning and managing their construction projects.  Learn More

Ingrid Blinn owner of RiverPlace Wellness & Counseling Center

  River Place Wellness and Counseling 

Ingrid Blinn received a Master’s Degree in Counseling and started her own counseling practice in 2009, sharing office space with three other therapists. But Ingrid dreamed of a counseling and wellness center of her own and in May of 2012, she decided to purchase a building with room to expand. Learn More

Home Grown Quilts owner Jody Hoogland sitting in front of quilts Home Grown Quilts 

Home Grown Quilts is a sole proprietorship owned and operated by Jody Hoogland.  Her business has been in existence since 2007 operating as a part-time, home based business offering long-arm quilting machine services.  Jody has been catering to quilters locally and around the nation, providing individual custom quilting services.  She has spent the last four years since the purchase of the long arm quilting machine in developing the skills needed to provide award winning quilting. Jody has enjoyed painting acrylic and oil pictures and wall murals and drawings for over 30 years which gives her an edge in creating free style quilt designs. Learn More 


 The Yarn Underground

One is spinning out of control while the other is crazy for color. The Yarn Underground shop was formed by two Moscow moms, Shelley Stone and Marisa Gibler, each blessed with a son and a daughter and both avid knitters who like to knit with the “good stuff”. Having their business located in a basement retail space doesn’t dissuade these two entrepreneurs and they are happy to meet with customers “above ground” if stairs present an issue.   Learn More

KG K & G Construction LLC

K & G Construction LLC is a local contracting company owned by Kevin and Gena Messick. The company specializes in residential and commercial contracting.  The company has been in existence since June 1, 2006, when Kevin, Gena and Gena’s father opened the business.  Gena’s father was the investing partner in the company and has since sold his interest to Kevin and Gena.  Kevin has a long history in the construction industry, dating back to 1988.  He first began in the construction field his sophomore year of high school.  While being home-schooled, Kevin worked full time for a construction company.  It was this background and passion for the industry that prompted Kevin to start his own business. Learn More