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Freshii to open two additional Vancouver locations

Freshii to open two additional Vancouver locations

Less than one year ago, Doug and Rich Gillespie brought the Freshii franchise to...

Best practices for business seeking loans

Best practices for business seeking loans

With the right approach, applying for a loan doesn’t have to be painful. The fol...

Fit Right owners sell company

Fit Right owners sell company

Dave Sobolik and Robb Finegan, owners of Fit Right, a running store with locatio...

Women in construction: Building their success

Women in construction: Building their success

Some industries have been clearly dominated by one gender or the other; perhaps ...

“Erroneous cancellation” nixes 6,000 state health exchange accounts

“Erroneous cancellation” nixes 6,000 state health exchange accounts

Thousands of Washington state residents who signed up for health insurance cover...

10 Things: Greater Portland Inc CEO Janet LaBar

10 Things: Greater Portland Inc CEO Janet LaBar

Here are 10 things we learned from our discussion with Janet LaBar, CEO of Great...

Banking & Money Management

Best practices for business seeking loans

Best practices for business seeking loans

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...

Design & Construction

Women in construction: Building their success

Women in construction: Building their success

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...

News Briefs

State unemployment rate at 6.2 percent

Washington’s unemployment rate reached 6.2 percent in November, according to preliminary and seasonally-adjusted numbers released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. This is the third month in a row the state unemployment rate has gone up.

Spotlight

Killa Bites enters second year with sweet expectations

Killa Bites enters second year with sweet expectations

One year into operations, Killa Bites is going strong, poised for growth and delighting sweets-lovers far and wide. The Ridgefield-based business is operated by founder Laura Jhaveri and partner Donna Suomi, who create and distribute gourmet popcorn, biscotti and their signature “Cake Bombs.”

The idea for Killa Bites emerged in July of 2011 when Jhaveri’s husband Akhil was diagnosed with ALS (Amy...

H+H Brief

Vancouver gets first ventilator care home

Faia Stevenson and Alla Polyakov, partners of Right Choice LLC, have opened the first of two homes to be dedicated to ventilator care patients. This home, which operates as Better Options for Elders AFH, is located at 15208 N.E. 25th Circle in Vancouver.

Right Choice offers stimulating activities to seniors along with respiratory care. The home is open to new residents

SWMC names center, marks milestone

Vancouver-based Southwest Washington Medical Center’s new breast care center was named Oct. 7 in honor of local philanthropists Lee and Connie Kearney.

The couple were among the first to support the center’s construction, pledging $2.5 million.

Connie Kearney is a member of the Southwest Foundation Board of Directors and a 10-year breast cancer survivor. Lee Kearney is a member of the board of directors for Southwest Washington Health System, SWMC’s parent company.

The Kearney Breast Care Center is nearly twice the size of its predecessor, with space for new imaging technologies and services in a spa-like setting.

Also this month, SWMC’s acute rehabilitation unit marked its 15th anniversary. The 14-bed unit is Clark County’s only hospital-based program of its kind, which served 230 patients last year, according to SWMC.

Opinion

Focus Column

Five planning tips to help your business succeed in 2015

Five planning tips to help your business succeed in 2015

As we look forward to watching the ball drop in Times Square at midnight on Dec. 31 and the start of a new year, it’s a ...

The small print in loan documents

The small print in loan documents

Part of the small print in the stack of papers making up your loan documents is the rules you are promising to follow fo...

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