Two things are clear about Christensen Shipyards, the builder of yachts in Vancouver that once appeared to be irreversably sliding into liquidation: The company now has a viable future, and it's fully in the hands of former part-owner Henry Luken, a deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman.
The Port of Vancouver on Tuesday opened a simple new segment of the pedestrian path it means to extend from downtown Vancouver all the way out Lower River Road to Vancouver Lake. And, it announced $500,000 in public funding for construction of the next segment — which won't be simple at all, as it rises into the air to pass over sensitive wetlands.
By JACK HARROUN for The Columbian
June 28, 2015 6 a.m.
At a time when countless college graduates find that they are underemployed and saddled with crushing student debt, it is time for educators and policymakers to re-examine the widely held belief that a college degree represents the only road to success.
Three weeks ago, PeaceHealth set out a belated welcome mat for hundreds of Clark County business leaders and elected officials. The operator of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center and nine other medical centers in three states wanted to introduce itself to the community — something PeaceHealth leaders say they hadn't done since moving corporate offices here from Bellevue four years ago.
By Coral Garnick, The Seattle Times
June 26, 2015 4:22 p.m.
The Bellevue-based owner of Value Village thrift stores has agreed to overhaul its donation and disclosure practices and pay $1.8 million to a half-dozen nonprofits to settle a lawsuit filed last month by the Minnesota attorney general accusing the company of violating the state's charities law.
Paris Powell, a valuation expert and succession planning leader at Perkins & Co., will provide an overview of succession planning for businesses at the next informational session hosted by Washington State University Vancouver's Business Growth MAP Alliance.
A three-judge appeals court panel will hear oral arguments Thursday over whether the Port of Vancouver skirted the state's environmental rules in approving a lease for what would be the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal.