Chris Baker was about 10 years old when he starting thinking he would like to be a pilot. He continued to think of flying all through high school and beyond. "I graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Florida," Baker explained, "and was ready to get my career started." Although his job takes him away from home more than most, Baker likes the fact that he doesn't bring any work home with him.
When Teresa Brum joined Vancouver's Community and Economic Development Department in January, the city gained a well-educated leader with experience in both the public and private sectors. Vancouver's downtown, meanwhile, welcomed not only a new champion of its continued progress but a new resident, too.
Grand-opening festivities for the recently relocated Ace Hardware store in Battle Ground are set for Friday, Oct. 3. A ribbon-cutting will take place at 8 a.m. featuring Mayor Shane Bowman as well as city council and chamber of commerce members. Activities including special sales will take place on Friday and through the weekend.
All Star Orthodontics, an orthodontic practice that treats patients aged 7 years to adult, is holding a grand opening from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. The event will include a ribbon-cutting by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at 4:30 p.m. The clinic is at 2115 S.E. 192nd Ave. Suite 102, Camas.
One of downtown's most recognizable buildings, the black glass box known as Main Place, has been purchased by a prominent Portland investment firm that is making its first major plunge into Vancouver real estate.
A former employee of Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the human resources company, alleging it withheld income from him, violated his contract, misrepresented the terms of his employment and wrongfully fired him for reporting corrupt practices.
By Emma Fletcher, The Independent
September 25, 2014 6 a.m.
Walking through the construction site of the new Science, Technology, Engineering and Math building, it is hard to imagine anything other than the piles of dirt and giant yellow construction vehicles that currently occupy the space.