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Think CougsFirst! For Convenience & Savings

In today’s booming economy, consumers are left with options galore for their products and services. Add that to a busy schedule juggling work, family and friends — it can be a daunting task to decide which company to go with for your personal and professional needs. Whether you are looking for automobiles, home improvement, party-planning services and more, you can rest assured there is a Cougar-owned, –managed or -affiliated business that will take care of you!. Join the following WSU alumni and friends as they lead by example and think CougFIrst! for their personal, home and business lives.


I know I’m in the best hands when I work with a CougFirst! business. "I purchased my Jayco Travel Trailer from Ron Claudon and his team at Valley RV Supercenter. They gave me the Crimson carpet treatment, a great deal and a free Cougar license plate! We also bought our first home through the Charity House program. Charity House teams up with Cherry Creek Mortgage and Marketplace Sotheby’s International Realty to save you a significant amount of money on the purchase or sale of your home along with a generous donation to your favorite charity — in this case a gift to WSU!"

— Kaitlin Lissandrello Brown, WSU Alum Class of '09

CougsFirst! helped me get my home ready for the summer. "The timing of the show in April couldn't have been better! Given the contacts I made in attendance, I had Bob's Heating & Air Conditioning install a new state-of-the-art air conditioning system while Leschi Landscaping spruced up my yard with a new sprinkler system and monthly lawn maintenance. To sweeten the pot, Leschi donated five percent of my purchase back to the Cougar Athletic Fund.”

— Glenn Osterhout, WSU Alum Class of '83

By using a Coug-owned caterer, we were able to throw together a last-minute dinner party and spend more time with our guests.

"We hosted a dinner party and instead of being stuck in the kitchen, we hired Coug-owned Herban Feast to do all our food and serving. They know how to put on a first-class event. We topped it off with Goose Ridge Vineyards wine and Beecher's Cheese."

— Paul Casey, WSU Alum Class of ‘75

My everyday life is easier when I think CougsFirst! "We use CougsFirst! website to search for Coug-owned businesses on a regular basis. Most recently we signed up for a monthly membership with Cougar-managed Full Circle, which provides fresh farm-to-table vegetables to my door so my wife and I don't have to think twice about feeding our family healthy foods."

— Greg Witter, WSU Alum Class of '84


I bought my car through CougsFirst! and received the friends and

family discount! I heard about CougsFirst! from my brother who is a WSU Alum and loved the concept. I went to the CougsFirst! website and found Honda Auto Center of Bellevue, mentioned I discovered them through CougsFirst! and from there the process was seamless. I purchased my 2017 Honda Fit EX-L and I absolutely love it! There is no question the network connection helped me.

— Kim Crane, Friend of WSU since '85

I saved $1,000 dollars thinking CougsFirst! and shopping with Coug-owned Aqua Quip and Great Floors! "My daughter is a WSU alum and, because of the CougsFirst! network being open to friends and family, I have utilized the Cougs Business page on the website for my recent home remodel. It's so easy to use, I find the category I am looking for and am just a click away from shopping and receiving big savings — just because you're a Coug!"

— Juli Taggart, Friend of WSU since '02

Finding a Cougar-run business is as easy as that — visit the CougsFirst! business page to search for Coug-owned, -managed and -affiliated companies to check a few boxes off your list. For more information and questions, please contact us

Go Cougs! CougsFirst!

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