Vancouver — Washington State University Vancouver's College of Business has recognized four students who offered consulting assistance this year to Twice the Light Inc., a Vancouver company that manufactures, sells and installs custom lighting.
The award winners are Ian Long and Whitney Isaacson, both students in business administration; Justin Golder, in management information systems, and Kirk Koskiniemi, who is studying management and operations. The student team provided a master budgeting tool and performed an analysis that allowed the company to reduce expenses and improve inventory turnover by more than 50 percent.
Their work was done as part of a WSUV's Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program, which provides free analysis consulting services to businesses in Southwest Washington and the Portland metropolitan area. The program pairs business students, faculty, mentors and recent business graduate advisers with businesses that are looking to grow. The program consulted with 46 businesses during the current academic year.
Businesses that would like to be considered for Business Growth MAP may apply online at http://business.vancouver.wsu.edu/bgmap.