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Challenges & successes in local lending

Challenges & successes in local lending

Reaching the two-year mark is a milestone for small businesses. Not only can own...

Corner Bakery Café franchise to open locations in Portland & Vancouver

Corner Bakery Café franchise to open locations in Portland & Vancouver

Corner Bakery Café, a national chain of cafés specializing in pastries, breads, ...

More businesses helped by WSU Vancouver program

More businesses helped by WSU Vancouver program

Since 2011, more than 100 small businesses in the Vancouver area have received c...

Workforce Development: A return to personnel investment

Workforce Development: A return to personnel investment

It is a common reaction to economic downturn: companies understandably tighten t...

Aerospace grant to fuel expansion of Clark College

Aerospace grant to fuel expansion of Clark College

Clark College is growing its presence in the Columbia River Gorge thanks to a st...

Local alliance ready to shape state health care reforms

Local alliance ready to shape state health care reforms

Backed by local industry leaders, members of the Southwest Washington Regional H...

Law

Women shaping Clark County’s law industry

Women shaping Clark County’s law industry

In an industry that has been historically male-dominated, Clark County has seen considerable growth in the number of women succeeding in law. After speaking with a few of these ladies, the general consensus seems to be that Clark County is a receptive, tolerant and supportive community to practice law as a female. Great strides have been made in mindsets over the years, and while more work remains...

Banking & Money Management

Challenges & successes in local lending

Challenges & successes in local lending

Reaching the two-year mark is a milestone for small businesses. Not only can owners celebrate the survival of their life’s work, but doors to one of the most vital resources – capital – also begin to open up.

G6 Airpark in Vancouver recently reached this milestone. The local business is a trampoline park, a place where children and adults alike can play on wall-to-wall trampolines. But for owner ...

News Briefs

DiscoverOrg expands service to include European Union contacts

DiscoverOrg, a Vancouver-based provider of IT sales leads intelligence, announced this week that it has expanded its database of intelligence to include European Union contacts and organizations.

Spotlight

Columbia Precast Products: Paving the way to growth

Columbia Precast Products: Paving the way to growth

With a combined 140 years of experience in the precast industry among its management and production team, a local concrete startup is paving the way to becoming a Pacific Northwest powerhouse.

Ron Sparks launched Columbia Precast Products in March of 2013 and it has been growing ever since. Amidst ownership changes at one of the biggest precast companies in the United States, Hanson Pipe and Prec...

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.

Opinion

Focus Column

The Shareholders’ Agreement – a critical piece of the puzzle

The Shareholders’ Agreement – a critical piece of the puzzle

Many businesses have multiple owners. While most businesses spend a lot of time planning structural and operational aspe...

Evolving business of marijuana under Initiative 502

Evolving business of marijuana under Initiative 502

Well, it’s finally happened, albeit a little later than anticipated when Initiative 502 was initially passed in November...

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