Clark County business briefs



People in business

• The Port of Portland has restructured its management team, and Sam Ruda, the port’s former director of marine and industrial development, now holds the newly created position of chief commercial officer and is responsible for all of the port’s commercial and business development activities, its marine and aviation facilities and its commercial real estate holdings. Vince Granato, the port’s current chief financial officer, has stepped into the new role of chief operating officer and is responsible for all operations at the port’s marine, aviation facilities and business parks.

Spencer Dick, president and CEO of Vancouver-based TigerStop LLC, has been appointed to the International Trade Administration’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Automotive Equipment and Capital Goods. The committee is jointly managed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of United States Trade Representative, and works to formulate U.S. trade policy.

New business

Cheran Bee opened Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop in late 2011 at 2701 N.E. 114th Ave., Suite 1. The shop sells fabrics, a variety of sewing supplies and offers quilting classes and long-arm quilting. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. *, 360-718-7103.

• La Bella’s Cafe opened in January in Uptown Village at 2110 Main St. Coffee drinks and a selection of loose teas, fresh pastries from Delphina’s Bakery, paninis, ice cream, salads, soups and pastries are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. * 360-695-6009.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses, as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon of the Tuesday preceding the intended Sunday publication date. Send to or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.