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Feature: PAUL QUACKENBUSH

Veteran Vancouver photographer Paul Quackenbush has opened a new photography center, ArchiveLab, in downtown Vancouver.

The new center will provide facilities, services and education for photography enthusiasts and professional photographers. A grand opening will be held on Friday, Sept. 3 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the new center, located at 400 E. Evergreen, Suite 222, in The Academy building in downtown Vancouver.

"This center will offer a real opportunity for local photographers to learn new skills, share facilities and create a sense of community," Quackenbush said.

Quackenbush founded his photo studio in Vancouver in 1993. He has a BFA from the College of St. Rose in Albany, N.Y. and an AAS in Commercial Photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

JAMES TAYLOR

Wells Fargo's Business Banking Group has hired James Taylor as a business relationship manager and vice president.

Based in Vancouver, he manages a portfolio and serves companies in the Vancouver and Portland metro areas with annual sales of up to $30 million.

Taylor has been in banking for over 25 years. He most recently worked in similar positions at JPMorgan Chase and Bank of Clark County for six years. He earned a bachelor's degree in business from Linfield College.

TROY VAN DINTER

Troy Van Dinter has recently joined Skyward Construction as the company's controller.

Van Dinter, a graduate of Clark College and Portland State University, is a former city council member in La Center and previously served as controller with The Management Group. He is also a 2003 graduate from Leadership Clark County.

"Troy's expertise and knowledge in managing finances in this area are exactly what we needed and we're happy to have him on our team," said Bryan Ward, Skyward Construction's president.

WINDY SETO

Wells Fargo Investments has hired Windy Seto as a financial advisor based in the bank's Vancouver office.

In her new position, Seto works with clients in Clark County and Portland to address their financial needs, as well as develop a plan and provide solutions to help meet their short- and long-term goals. 

The Vancouver native previously worked in a similar position at U.S. Bank for almost 11 years, winning multiple performance awards.

ALISA JOHNSTON

Wells Fargo's Business Banking Group has hired Alisa Johnston as a senior business relationship manager and vice president.

Based in Vancouver, Johnston serves companies in the Portland/Vancouver metro area with annual sales of between $2 million and $30 million.

Johnston previously worked as a regional business banking manager at JPMorgan Chase and at American Brokers Conduit for six years. She earned a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University.

BRIAN EVANS

Vancouver resident Brian Evans, general manager of the Olive Garden in Clackamas, has been presented with Darden Restaurants' top honor – the Diamond Club Award.

The award, now in its 13th year, is presented annually to General Managers throughout North America who demonstrate outstanding results by achieving top financial performance in the company's previous fiscal year.

This year, Evans joins an elite group of 37 general managers selected from more than 700 Olive Garden restaurants in North America.

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