Local coffee roasters and cafés showed off their specialty items on Friday, Nov. 17, at the 2017 annual Roast and Boast, an event organized by students in a School of Management marketing class. For the sixth year, the School of Management partnered with Northrim Bank to host this community event, which featured baked goods, fresh pressed juices and plenty of hot beverages.
Six businesses showcased their creations at the event: Bagels & Brew, Diving Duck at Lunch Café & Eatery, Go Wild Superfood Café and Juicery, Little Owl Café, North Pole Coffee Roasting Co., and Sipping Streams Tea Co. All participants donated homemade baked goods or gift certificates for the door prizes, and the first 100 attendees received a special “goodie bag.” The grand prize was a Viper remote start system from Street Sounds.
Students in the Principles of Marketing class helped organize and market the event, gaining organizational management, budgeting, team-building and event-planning experience. Mitchell Brower is a senior majoring in business administration and part of the student team working on the class project. “I learned quite a bit while doing this project,” said Brower. “I knew there was a lot that went into hosting and throwing an event, but I didn’t realize there was quite as much as we were doing.”
A cumulative gift of $75,000, from Joe and Barbara Beedle and Northrim Bank, to honor Joe Beedle, SOM alumnus, upon his retirement from Northrim Bank was presented to School of Management at the event.
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