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The Birtcher Business Center will soon be home to a new Walmart Supercenter. Slated to open for business in the third quarter of 2015, construction on the long awaited 155,000-square-foot store has begun near Fourth Plain and NE 147th Street in East Vancouver’s Orchards Area.
The city of Vancouver has been working for more than a decade to commercialize the site. Walmart has been planning a store there since the company purchased more than 20 acres for $9.9 million in 2004. Though the 203,000-s...
Looking back at the year’s growing businesses, notable projects & accomplished professionals
A growing residential building and real estate market, a burgeoning high tech industry and a thriving manufacturing sector helped make 2014 a strong year for Southwest Washington.
In this special edition of the Vancouver Business Journal, we’re taking a look back at some of the year’s most successful businesses, notable projects and accomplished professionals.
Business Growth Awards
Hundreds of b...
In advance of Friday’s special Year in Review edition of the Vancouver Business Journal, we’re taking a look back at the most-read stories on our website, www.vbjusa.com, during the past 12 months.
From this year’s class of Accomplished & Under 40 to coverage of Vancouver’s waterfront project, 2014’s most-clicked content is full of variety.
After a two-year, $10.6 million fundraising campaign, the Fort Vancouver National Trust announced on Tuesday that it is in the process of purchasing downtown Vancouver’s historic Academy building and its 6.9 surrounding acres, adjacent to the Fort Vancouver National Site.
With the right approach, applying for a loan doesn’t have to be painful. The following best practices, garnered from local experts, can help business owners successfully obtain a new loan or restructure an existing one.
“Right now is a great time to restructure debt because interest rates are so low,” said Dave Hansen, Columbia Bank’s senior VP and regional manager for the Portland/Vancouver area...
Some industries have been clearly dominated by one gender or the other; perhaps no industry more so than construction. However, in Southwest Washington, women are finding their place and respect amongst their male counterparts.
Leading to construction
As with most careers, there are a variety of paths that lead us to our chosen industry.
“I have always been fascinated with building things,” say...
The Washington Public Ports Association (WPPA) has named the Port of Ridgefield as the recipient of its annual Port of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes a WPPA member that has demonstrated exceptional success in the industry. There are currently 75 member ports operating within the state.
Recently more than doubling their office space, from 2,600 square feet to almost 6,000 is just one sign that SmartRG Inc. is a rising star in Vancouver’s high-tech community. SmartRG designs and produces hardware and software solutions to help Internet service providers and broadband operators monitor, manage and monetize the connected home.
Before the expansion, Jeff McInnis, CEO, said they were...