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Skagit & Island entrepreneurship initiative exceeds expectations

Program focused on underserved and rural small business

A woman in a green dress speaks into a microphone behind a barrel with a laptop on it. Four people sit and stand behind, listening in.
From left, Caroline Cummings and Ani Raas (RAIN Catalysts), Sharon Sappington (Island County EDC), John Sternlicht (EDASC) and Ellen Yin (Cubicle to CEO) attend the Elevate Skagit/Island entrepreneurship event on May 18 in Burlington. Nonprofits Island County EDC, EDASC and RAIN were behind a six-month initiative for startups and small businesses; Yin was the event's keynote speaker. (Photo courtesy of Synapse Galleria)
Frank Catalano
By Frank Catalano CDN Business Contributor
A welcome RAIN. What does it take to successfully encourage entrepreneurship in underserved and rura

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