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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...

Self-taught filmmakers driving local industry

Self-taught filmmakers driving local industry

Ask a local about the film scene in Southwest Washington, and you’re likely to b...

Legal marijuana sales underway in Washington state

Legal marijuana sales underway in Washington state

A year and a half after voters legalized recreational marijuana in Washington st...

New apartment complex breaking ground in downtown Vancouver

New apartment complex breaking ground in downtown Vancouver

Portland-based DBG Properties LLC will break ground next week on a new $17.4 mil...

Southwest Washington’s Innovation Advantage

Southwest Washington’s Innovation Advantage

What enables Southwest Washington to attract innovation giants such as Hewlett P...

Clark College introduces new technical program

Clark College introduces new technical program

Clark College has introduced a new technical program while adjusting some existi...

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Self-taught filmmakers driving local industry

Self-taught filmmakers driving local industry

Ask a local about the film scene in Southwest Washington, and you’re likely to be met with a blank stare. We have a few movie theaters, and there are some places that make videos, but a real film industry? If we do have one, where is it?

Well, if we’re looking for a real film “industry,” we’re going to have to keep looking for a while. However, there are many more hobbyists making their own movie...

Education & Workforce Development

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 their budgets; non-essential or slow-to-return investments get nixed pretty quickly. During the Great Recession, this was the case not only in Southwest Washington, but throughout much of the nation, as investing in a company’s most valuable asset – their employees – fell victim to the reigning in of purse strings.

Wit...

Spotlight

Teamwork & training driving growth at Premiere Property Group

Teamwork & training driving growth at Premiere Property Group

Four years ago, Steve Borwieck, owner of Premiere Property Group LLC, (PPG) decided to launch his own brokerage.

“When you know something you should teach it, because when you teach it you master it,” said Borwieck.

But when he approached his boss with the idea of teaching some classes to brokers, they “brushed him off.” So, he said, “I rocked back in my chair and thought ‘I can do this as well’...

H&H Briefs

Vancouver medical center gets technology grant

Vancouver-based Evergreen Medical Center received a health information technology award from the Washington Health Information Collaborative. The medical center requested and received $5,900 to upgrade its electronic medical record software.

The Health Information Collaborative is a public-private partnership that is made up of Oregon’s Healthcare Direct, a subsidiary of First Choice Health, the Washington State Health Care Authority, the Puget Sound Health Alliance and Seattle-based Qualis Health.   

The goal of the awards program is to enhance quality of care by allowing clinics to upgrade their technology to capture information that supports decision making, focusing particularly on medical records.

The program, in its third year, mostly targets medical care centers in small and rural communities. It has distributed $2.2 million to date.

Neurology clinic founder announces retirement

Vancouver Neurologists founder J. Bruce Bell has announced plans to retire, effective Jan. 1.

Bell founded the neurological disorder diagnostic and treatment center with Robert Kim in 1980, and has been practicing in the Vancouver area since 1967. His departure will leave six neurologists at the practice.

Bell received his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed an internship at King County Hospital. There, he served his residence and was clinical instructor at the University of Washington.

Bell is board-certified in neurology and previously served as an associate clinical professor of neurology at Oregon Health Sciences University.

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A long-term win for all

A long-term win for all

Becoming involved with workforce development is an opportunity for businesses to contribute to the economic health of ou...

Outstanding employees are standing by

Outstanding employees are standing by

In today’s competitive marketplace every employer wants to hire outstanding employees. While there continues to be a hig...

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