The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce will honor Camas business owner Art McCallum as Business Person of the Year and Washougal community volunteer and consultant Rene´ Carroll as Citizen of the Year at the chamber's annual award banquet Wednesday evening at the Camas Meadows Golf Club.
"What I get most from my job is what I get back from my commitment to assisting those who need me in order to obtain their mortgage loan," says Deanna McClelland, a senior loan consultant at Guild Mortgage in Vancouver. "We make homeownership dreams come true. We did all start with a dream, right? That is what I love best about what I get to do for a living."
By Shelby Sebens for The Columbian
May 31, 2015 6 a.m.
From Sunday morning music and art along an extended walkway to highlighted historical preservation, visions to revitalize the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 waterfront property are beginning to take shape.
By Karen Livingston for The Columbian
May 29, 2015 6 a.m.
Why: McGrath's Fish House opened in 1980 with its first location in Salem, Ore. The restaurant quickly gained popularity with people of the Pacific Northwest who enjoyed fresh, local seafood and more restaurant locations were added in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Utah over the next 35 years. The Vancouver location opened in 1999 and has become a local favorite for many.
This week's announcement by the Department of Revenue that taxable retail sales rose by more than 8 percent in Clark County in 2014 was good news for an area where the retail trade has struggled in the shadow of sales tax-free Oregon.
The court-appointed receiver handling Christensen Shipyards, the financially troubled builder of yachts in Vancouver, wants to sell all or "substantially all" of the company's assets to Henry Luken, the deep-pocketed Tennessee businessman who owns 50 percent of the company.
The students want a taste of real-life work experience at an architectural firm. A 60-year-old downtown Vancouver architecture firm wants to mentor young people, recruit more top-notch employees and put Vancouver on the Northwest's architectural map.
The overall picture of Clark County's labor market "remains very positive," the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, with "rapid employment growth, falling unemployment, and low levels of job losses, as measured by unemployment claims."