- Published: Wednesday, 07 June 2006 17:00
- Written by Nancy Mccarthy of The Skanner
When Pat DiPrima first started to think about opening an Italian bakery and café, she asked everyone for advice. But among the best suggestions she received was to check out the Business Outreach Program at Portland State University.
"They helped me tremendously," said DiPrima, whose DiPrima Dolci Italian Bakery and Café is a neighborhood gathering spot at 1936 N. Killingsworth St. "They did everything from helping me gather data to apply for loans, to advising me on marketing and advertising plans and employee issues.