Tillamook Small Business Development Center
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|Gold Bean Gourmet Hummus --
A Tasty New Opus for Retired
Tillamook Music Teacher
Hummus with“over the top flavors, all natural and no added fats or oils.” That was the goal when former Tillamook music teacher John Coughlin opened Gold Bean Gourmet Hummus in the spring of 2012. John uses black beans, white beans, peas and other legumes in his varieties which include his four top selling flavors-- Roasted Red Pepper, Avocado,
Cilantro, & Lime, Spinach Artichoke, and Ancho Black Bean.
After a successful season at the Tillamook and Manzanita Farmer’s Markets, John is ready to expand. John says he is particularly grateful to the Tillamook Small Business Development Center and his counselor Sally Tuttle “for all the help they gave me to develop the product”. Like Gold Bean Hummus on Facebook at facebook/GoldBeanHummus.
Where to find the Tillamook Small Business Development Center
We are located in the Tillamook Bay Community College central campus in Tillamook. Visit us at:
4301 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141
(503) 842-8222 ext. 1420
Regular office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Visit our Oregon BizCenter web site anytime, day or night, for business resources and the latest information on programs and workshops.
Free business counseling is available by appointment.
Click here (or logo) to see current schedule of Tillamook workshops. (Click on "Events" tab in new web page to see the schedule.)
Additional links for small business information and resources:
THE OREGON ADVANTAGE: A web portal communicating critical information about Oregon's competitive business environment, linked to a searchable database of available certified industrial properties, and an intake form where site selectors can directly communicate with Oregon's national recruitment manager.
GROW YOUR BUSINESS: Additional updated content is available under this section that communicates the services and tools available from Business Oregon to help existing Oregon companies grow their business in Oregon.
MORE BUSINESS SUPPORT: A list of organizations at the local, regional, state and federal level that offer economic development resources to Oregon companies.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accomodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Carla Lyman by email at
or by phone at 503-842-8222 ext. 1420.