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Whether you are an inventor or entrepreneur, NWIRC helps you evaluate the idea, identify your needs and create a customized road map for success.
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I suspect that most of you are like me. Creative, intelligent, you know a good idea when it comes along. And you haven’t the foggiest idea what to do with that idea. My project is still young but I feel it has a strong foundation that would have been lacking without the help of Lara and NWIRC.
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Over the last few months I have been writing articles for this column after talking to experts about issues that are important to “inventors”. However, this series is not just about getting a sneak peekinto the invention process; I really hope it will spark the...read more
By: Lara Merriam-Smith Name of inventor/product developer: Kellie and Katya Szirom Product: Artisan dog products. Hometown: Bellingham How to buy: Bellingham Whole Foods Market, Hohl Feed & Seed, Whatcom Farmers Co-ops, our website....read more
This monthly series is designed to introduce you to people right here in Whatcom County that invented products that solve everyday problems. Invention is a process accessible to anyone with an idea and we need people with great ideas to solve big and small problems....read more
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