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Shelbi Wescott

Managing Editor

5+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Payroll, Small Business Insurance

Education: MAT Lewis & Clark College

Shelbi Wescott began working for Merchant Maverick in 2019 after 17 years as a journalism educator and publications advisor, where she has extensive knowledge of newsroom systems and editorial workflows. She has overseen multiple print and online publications and mentored hundreds of emerging writers. Shelbi is also an award-winning journalist, published author, and former small business owner with a Master of Arts in Teaching from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

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Combining Body Positivity & Fashion, My Beautiful Fluff Celebrates Natural Beauty In All Its Forms

Brittany Washington started her business My Beautiful Fluff out of an industry need for plus-sized representation. Like many entrepreneurs, she saw an opening in the market and thought, “If I can’t find it, I’ll create it.” From t-shirts, My Beautiful Fluff expanded into both print-on-demand and manufactured products and has continued to find new ways to grow and reach its audience.

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Aug 24, 2021 Filed under: Business Spotlights

California Kabob: Fighting To Sustain A Family Legacy

Despite COVID restrictions, rent hikes, a changing market, and unforseen legal battles, Bibi Pirayesh of California Kabob is determined to fight to sustain her father’s legacy. The LA-based Persian restaurant has served up food and community for over 20 years, but is now struggling to survive the pandemic. Read on for more details about California Kabob.

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Nov 17, 2020 Filed under: Business Spotlights
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Trellis Counseling: Doing The Essential Work Of Trauma Therapy In A COVID World

Trellis Counseling has specialized in trauma therapy from day one, and was uniquely prepared for the challenges of the COVID pandemic. Overcoming issues related to remote counseling and therapy, Trellis has adapted to meet the needs of a growing and increasingly traumatized clientele. Read on for a full look at Trellis Counseling, how it began, and where it’s going next.

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Aug 26, 2020 Filed under: Business Spotlights