Port of Vancouver CEO Todd Coleman is stepping down effective May 19, the port announced Tuesday afternoon. His sudden and unexpected departure marks the end of a four-year run dominated by the controversy over the proposal, driven by Coleman, to build the nation’s largest oil terminal.
Vancouver’s Riverview Community Bank on Tuesday gained a well-known local figure for its leadership team when it named Camas investor and philanthropist David Nierenberg to the Riverview Bancorp Inc. board of directors.
Lee Weddle paged through a packet of employers Monday morning as a chatty chorus of fellow job seekers filled the hall at Vancouver’s Armed Forces Reserve Center. A consultant in the restaurant industry, Weddle was looking to get back to full-time work.
Understatement of the week: Jeff Iverson loves golf. His passion for it goes back to his childhood when he and his three brothers caddied for their dad and uncles on Sundays. Once a pro, he maintains amateur status currently and shares his knowledge and fervor with those who walk in Vanco’s doors looking to improve their game. His advice comes along with a large dose of encouragement. “With golf, you can rent it, but you can never own it,” he says. “The best players don’t win all the time.”
The Hilton Vancouver Washington will play host to the Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference May 11-13, where a variety of state and provincial experts will give talks on dozens of issues affecting the U.S. and Canadian region.
Andrew King missed the school bus to Vancouver’s inaugural Digital Technology Expo on Thursday morning because he had to take a test. But the Fort Vancouver High School student was determined to make it to the expo’s education preview so he could meet potential employers and learn what education and skills he’ll need for a future job.
The lease amendment for the Vancouver Energy rail-to-marine oil terminal was put to rest Tuesday morning, but not before another round of rancor over the proposed terminal, which would be the nation's largest.
The company behind the proposal for the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil terminal at the Port of Vancouver has signaled it's ready to accept a contract change approved by port commissioners April 15.
Heather Ball is a local girl who moved up quickly once she set her focus on a lending job at People's Credit Union. Her comfort with numbers and customers at the credit union's Hazel Dell office paved the way within two years to a loan officer position. Now she handles auto and personal loans and home refinancing. "When I was young, I wanted to be a teacher," she said, "and I actually do educate my customers, it's true. A lot of times, people don't realize what's going into that purchase order and whether there are extras they don't need. It feels good to be able to help people with important matters."