PeaceHealth has announced the departures of two more members of the Vancouver-based health care system's leadership team — just a week after the top two officials at its Vancouver hospital said they were leaving.
By JOSH BRODY for The Columbian
April 7, 2015 5:06 p.m.
Clark County's welcome economic growth presents local employers with the task of finding skilled workers for a growing number of jobs requiring technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
Kenny Adams learned to drive a tractor-trailer rig when he was a teenager. Although he would be out on the road for months at a time early in his career, he now is home nights and weekends. Even with a busy schedule, he has managed to have time for mountain biking, fishing, boating and extreme skiing. "I grew up in this area and know where everything is. I can choose which rivers or lakes I want to fish, where I want to go bird hunting and where I want to hike," Adams said.
On a sunny afternoon in Vancouver, a former bank software expert, a temp, a nurse and a restaurant worker kept their hands busy as they chatted about why they left their old jobs and decided to try something new.
Stephen Seal found his first business success in buying and selling rural land. Now, the investment manager, who lives in Long Beach and operates his companies out of Vancouver, is moving in a big way into investments in tax liens on foreclosed properties, mostly undeveloped land, in Florida and Arizona.
Meeting a family with three deaf children changed Katie Raymond's career. After getting to know the family, she decided to become an interpreter. Raymond says: "I am most excited about video interpreting. I am able to help people understand complex subjects."
By Roberto A. Ferdman, The Washington Post
March 29, 2015 6 a.m.
It's a tough time to be in the cereal business. General Mills, the biggest seller of cereal in the United States, announced another disappointing quarter Wednesday morning, marking the sixth straight time the company has reported lower sales.
Scott Dalesandro, general manager at Columbia River Logistics in Vancouver, has announced his candidacy for the District 2 seat on the nonpartisan Port of Vancouver Board of Commissioners that is now held by Nancy Baker.