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WSU Vancouver students collaborate with Minuteman Press

The Columbian

HAZEL DELL — Four WSU Vancouver business students recently collaborated with Minuteman Press, a local print shop, to help the business grow. Vincent Tsan, Travis Mollenkopf, Jason Gill and Alaa Elolaimi were part of the Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program in the Carson College of Business. The senior capstone course, under faculty guidance, partners a team of business students with a business mentor from the community, and a Vancouver/Portland metropolitan-area business or nonprofit looking to improve. The Rossetti family, which owns the business, was looking for ways to handle growth, particularly inventory management and e-commerce. “We have a lot of business experience on our side, but our company was transforming fast, and we needed help managing that,” JD Rossetti, Minuteman Press business owner and WSU Vancouver alumni, said in a news release. After 16 weeks, the student team recommendations included a product line profit-and-loss model, a marketing budget solver and a data tracking tool kit. “The team worked so hard. They all went above and beyond, and it felt great to see the solutions they came up with. I absolutely recommend the program for any size business looking for growth,” Rossetti said.