Graduate Amber Fairbanks puts the lessons learned immediately into the workplace. # k5evening
ORTING, Wash – When Grand Canyon University sent Amber Fairbanks home her senior year, the business management major immediately began managing a business. There’s a walk-in ice cream shop in Orting called Scoop There It is. If you’re around 1993, you can get musical references.
“Parents really like the name,” laughs Fairbanks. “The kids don’t know.”
Here, in a space smaller than her bedroom, Fairbanks is learning more than just how to make ice cream sandwiches and waffles.
She’s doing sales, managing distribution, social media marketing, and building a really strong right arm by scooping all that pumpkin spice ice cream.
“I took everything I learned at GCU and brought it here,” she said. “It’s been great to be able to be creative and show it to the community and show all the hard work we’ve done.”
Fairbanks is also looking to stay in business during the pandemic. Having an up window was a good decision. There were very few customers even on an autumn-winter day.
Emma Boynton and Ellie Capron are regular customers.
Capron said: “It was good. “I have espresso blasts and I love coffee ice cream, so you can’t go wrong.”
“And I had pumpkin spice,” said Boynton. “So it’s like seasonality. Suitable for autumn. It’s really good.”
Also really good: there’s an ice cream shop across from a busy playground. Location is everything.
So if you’re looking for a small business success story: We got Scoop. Here it is.
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https://www.king5.com/article/entertainment/television/programs/evening/scoop-there-it-is-orting/281-1659b37f-4fb3-4d67-b0de-39a262e98aca Scoop There It Is brings ice cream to Orting