Moody's Investor Service on Thursday assigned a B3 Corporate Family Rating to the Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority's $485 million financing for its casino in La Center, a cautionary rating that takes into account potential risks involved in debt-financed casino projects by Native American tribal organizations.
The six employees of the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay who gathered last week to discuss the impending closure of the hotel-restaurant complex have served generations of local and out-of-town guests. The restaurant and bar once served as Vancouver's premiere window on the Columbia River, before it slid into a long, irreversible decline.
In 2011, Evan Smith left a career in which he had to make difficult, uneasy decisions. "As a Medicaid gatekeeper, I kind of held a lot in my hands negotiating prices and making approvals, and knew one day it could be my own mom's case. It hit home." Now Smith ends his evenings with the peaceful knowledge he's helped people and their pets.
Sunlight Supply, a Vancouver manufacturer and distributor of specialty gardening supplies, is raising its profile, and Amphitheater Northwest — formerly known as the Sleep Country Amphitheater — is getting a new name: Sunlight Supply Amphitheater.
The Port of Vancouver and Red Lion have ended exclusive negotiations about building a new hotel on the port's Terminal 1 property, adding a new twist to an ongoing effort to rejuvenate the historic site west of the Interstate 5 entrance into Vancouver.
Riverview Bancorp's recent appointment of an institutional investor to its board of directors has triggered speculation that the Vancouver-based banking company, parent of Riverview Community Bank, could become the target of a corporate takeover.
A self-proclaimed pest-control industry nerd, Wally Melendez looks forward to his daily challenges, even after 25 years in the business. "You just never know what's going to come up," he says. "Whenever someone calls and says, 'You're not going to believe this,' I say, 'Try me. I'm all ears.' Whatever it is, I'll figure it out."