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recorded in Joni's kitchenette while enjoying Voodoo Doughnuts

Can a craft cocktail catering company build relationships with its competitors, use locally sourced products, practice sustainability economically, socially and philosophically and give back to the community all while making a profit? The answer is a resounding yes.

Joni Whitworth got her start in a traditional bar, but having autism and sensory processing issues, traditional didn't work for her. So, she tapped into her inherited entrepreneurial spirit. Could she do it her way? 

Mint and Mirth started out as test project just to see if she could do it; It turned into a thriving company thanks to Joni’s approach to business and community. It's all about crafting relationships, building a community, service leadership and scheduling your dreams, which long-time employee, Kayleen, confirms.   

Joni has since moved on from Mint and Mirth, but what she crafted isn’t just a business. It's a way of life. It’s an aspiration. And it's a hell of good time!

 

Remember to schedule your dream!

 

Notable links:

 

Mint & Mirth: Web, Facebook, Instagram

Poached.com

Mercy Corp Northwest

Aria Gin

Croft Farm

Synchronicity

IDA Grant (general info)

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