Topics Under Tag: "Portland"

Jolene's First Cousin crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, Guerrilla-Style. Lessons From Jolene’s First Cousin.

Dara Westling | March 29, 2018

When Guerrilla Development opened up crowdfunding for its latest project, a two-building mixed-use development called Jolene’s First Cousin, the team figured there would be strong demand. An earlier project, the Fair-Haired Dumbbell (they have a penchant for quirky names to go along with their iconoclastic buildings), raised $1.5 million from 121 investors in eight months, […]

A Social Enterprise Magnifies The Power of Local Businesses

Amy Cortese | November 4, 2015

When a shopping center was built on the outskirts of the Northwestern small town where Katrina and Michael Scotto di Carlo lived, the couple watched as one shop after another on Main Street closed.  They both had occupations—Michael as a professor and Katrina as an artist—but they were haunted by the closings. After doing some […]