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“The industry-wide challenge that we face is the majority preference for cremation,” said Evergreen Memorial Gardens President Brad Carlson.
Funeral homes and cemeteries around the country are grappling with the trend toward cremation. In the state of Washington alone, the crematorium rate is over 75 percent.
Carlson’s father took over Evergreen Memorial Gardens in 1968 and has been swiftly making changes in its business model to adapt. Currently, Evergreen is the only funeral home in Clark Co...
There’s a tradition of philanthropy within Southwest Washington’s business community.
Over the years, the Vancouver Business Journal has profiled countless local businesses in our annual Philanthropy Edition – businesses that make it a point to give back to their community. Some donate funds while others volunteer and help raise awareness. Many of our businesses are represented on nonprofit boards, impacting countless lives.
We are proud to once again highlight a few of these positive examples...
Southwest Washington enjoys a healthy nonprofit sector. Simply put, these organizations bridge the gap between what government is able to provide and what services are actually needed.
Nonprofits tackle countless issues and causes, working with many different groups of people: volunteers, individual donors, boards, businesses, the general public and more.
Over the years, the Vancouver Business Journal has highlighted a variety of nonprofits in our annual Philanthropy Edition, and we are proud ...
The Port of Longview and Haven Energy are “finding common commercial ground” in Haven’s proposal to develop a $275 million gas export facility at the port.
After five months of negotiations, the two parties have made progress on many of the issues keeping them from reaching an agreement about commercial terms for port property and dock use, according to Port of Longview Chief Executive Officer Geir-Eilif Kalhagen.
After hundreds of naked celebrity photos were allegedly hacked from Apple’s iCloud this Labor Day weekend, many are questioning the security of “the cloud.” But that hasn’t stopped the steady influx of businesses switching from in-house data storage to cloud-based solutions.
Integra, a communications and networking company headquartered in Vancouver, released data estimating that 70 percent of bu...
Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. In 2013, according to Forbes, the crowdfunding industry grew to be over $5.1 billion worldwide. Southwest Washington entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to crowdfunding to launch their ideas.
Easier access to money
Columbia Credit Union (CCU) has surpassed $1 billion in assets for the first time in the company’s history. The milestone was initially reached in August.
Tony Curtis, owner of Current Home Technologies, has been a professional integrator since 1997. Back then, dedicated theater rooms sparked the imagination of homeowners everywhere, but the technology of Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1-channel audio only whispered at the capabilities of the completely integrated home experience that Current Home Technologies provides residents with today.