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GVCC launches Small Business Advisory Council

GVCC launches Small Business Advisory Council

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) has formed a Small Business Adv...

Available light industrial property scarce in Clark County

Available light industrial property scarce in Clark County

With all the vacant land in Clark County, you’d think businesses wanting to move...

Give More 24 results:  1,842 donations, $431,994 raised

Give More 24 results: 1,842 donations, $431,994 raised

Give More 24!, a 24-hour fundraising event organized by the Community Foundation...

WSU medical school initiative could benefit Clark County

WSU medical school initiative could benefit Clark County

Officials at Washington State University believe the time has come to pursue an ...

A debate of value: NW Packing and Port of Vancouver negotiations continue

A debate of value: NW Packing and Port of Vancouver negotiations continue

NW Packing, a part of Neil Jones Food Co., is troubled by their negotiations wit...

Manufacturers investing in the future

Manufacturers investing in the future

Invest in what you do. That is the mantra of many Southwest Washington manufactu...

Innovation & Manufacturing

Manufacturers investing in the future

Manufacturers investing in the future

Invest in what you do. That is the mantra of many Southwest Washington manufacturers this year, as they pour significant investments into new facilities, equipment and infrastructure.

Take ProTech Composites, for example. This carbon fiber manufacturer grew sales 57 percent last year and projects 30 percent growth this year. Jeff Olsen, ProTech Composites president, said that the company is on tr...

Real Estate & Development

Available light industrial property scarce in Clark County

Available light industrial property scarce in Clark County

With all the vacant land in Clark County, you’d think businesses wanting to move here would have no problem finding a location. It turns out that’s not the case.

According to industry experts, there is a shortage of ready-to-use sites for light industrial purposes, and a demand that isn’t being met.

“The problem we have is a lack of infrastructure on many properties that would be suitable for li...

Spotlight

Columbia Hobby Distribution experiencing explosive growth

Columbia Hobby Distribution experiencing explosive growth

Who wouldn’t want to turn their hobby into a hefty paycheck? That is exactly what Stephen Tingwall, CEO at Columbia Hobby Distribution, did.

In 2004, Tingwall started selling hobby collection supplies on eBay. These supplies include storage boxes and display cases for collectibles such as coins, stamps, comics, trading cards and autographed baseballs or football helmets.

“The company started out...

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.

Opinion

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Lurking dangers in purchase and sale agreements

Lurking dangers in purchase and sale agreements

Many who purchase real estate put faith in their broker to correctly complete “form” Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSA)....

An update on the Clark County office market

An update on the Clark County office market

As seemingly with most businesses and families, the commercial office market in Clark County has made it through the rec...

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