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Dancing with the Local Stars raises $154,000

Dancing with the Local Stars raises $154,000

Saturday's Dancing with the Local Stars raised $154,000, according to a report f...

Developer hopes to construct Uptown Apartments in early 2015

Developer hopes to construct Uptown Apartments in early 2015

Pending approval from the city of Vancouver, construction of the Uptown Apartmen...

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

After hundreds of naked celebrity photos were allegedly hacked from Apple’s iClo...

Pangea’s Comet about to hit the streets

Pangea’s Comet about to hit the streets

Pangea Motors, makers of an electric 16-passenger shuttle known as the “Comet,” ...

Getting money from the crowd

Getting money from the crowd

Crowdfunding is defined as the practice of funding a project or venture by raisi...

Columbia Credit Union named 18th healthiest Credit Union in America

Columbia Credit Union named 18th healthiest Credit Union in America

Columbia Credit Union is one of the 20 healthiest credit unions in the country, ...

Technology & Electronic Solutions

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

Cloud computing becoming the new norm, despite concerns

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...

Accounting & Finance

Getting money from the crowd

Getting money from the crowd

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

Crowdfunding is...

News Briefs

Pied Piper Pizza owners put business up for sale

Pied Piper Pizza owners put business up for sale

Ray and Cheryl Eggert, longtime owners of Pied Piper Pizza in Vancouver, have put their business up for sale. The pizzeria was founded in 1968 and is located at 12300 E 4th Plain Blvd.

Spotlight

Current Home Technologies: Market growth fueling elaborate installations

Current Home Technologies: Market growth fueling elaborate installations

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.

Despite unwitt...

First tenants sign up at Battle Ground Village

Two first-time businesses are the first tenants to sign on at Battle Ground Village.

Two first-time businesses are the first tenants to sign on at Battle Ground Village.

Home décor shop Distinctively Home, opened Aug. 20 and will have a grand opening celebration in mid-September.

Owners Becky and Derek Dunning of Battle Ground leased 2,098 square feet.

Fellow Battle Ground residents Rafael and Kimberly Rivera have leased 1,001 square feet to open Blue Castle Coffee, a coffee and sandwich shop.

Both businesses will be located in Building B – 802 S.E. 14th Ave. – which has 2,300 square feet remaining and is move-in ready.

Building A is nearly ready for tenants, said Linda Thomas, corporate development coordinator for The Management Group, which is leasing the space.

The Gold Medal Group is developing the 21-acre retail center, which will have 18 buildings total. Six more buildings are currently under construction.

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Field of dreams

Field of dreams

To succeed in today’s digital age, a small business cannot simply open the doors and expect people to know it exists and...

7 key elements to an effective website (for small business)

7 key elements to an effective website (for small business)

With exceptions few and far between, your website needs to play a significant role in your business’s overall growth str...

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