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Details emerge on 101 Main Street building

Details emerge on 101 Main Street building

Local developer Killian Pacific is preparing to break ground early next year on ...

Pacific Continental announces major SW WA expansion

Pacific Continental announces major SW WA expansion

Pacific Continental Bank has inked plans to expand its presence in Southwest Was...

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 ...

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

Ridgefield named ‘Port of the Year’ by Washington Ports Association

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.

Spotlight

SmartRG: Riding the technology wave of the connected home

SmartRG: Riding the technology wave of the connected home

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...

MAP gets $13.2 million grant

Vancouver-based Mentoring Advanced Placement non-profit has received a $13.2 million grant from the Exxon Mobile Foundation to participate in the National Math and Science Initiative.

Vancouver-based Mentoring Advanced Placement non-profit has received a $13.2 million grant from the Exxon Mobile Foundation to participate in the National Math and Science Initiative.

MAP, led by nLight Photonics CEO Scott Keeney, applied for the grant last spring for the state of Washington, with support from partners at Educational Service District 112, the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council and Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. It will work with school districts to replicate a model developed in Texas to expand AP classes and participation in science, math and English.

Volunteers from local businesses work with AP teachers and groups of students to supplement with AP curriculum by connecting it to real-life applications. That model currently operates in Clark County with 10 schools.

Marcia Fromhold will lead the start-up of the project, assisted by Brandi Stewart-Wood of the SWWDC and Dan Milewski of nLight. Natalie Pacholl on the MAP staff continues her work getting the new academic year going in Clark County.

Washington's proposal was selected among seven states to receive the first grants given by NMSI. The grants will each provide up to $13.2 million during the next six years to state non-profit entities to help fund training and incentive programs for AP and Pre-AP courses.

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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