Umpqua Bank has been on a self-proclaimed mission of changing the face of banking with its living-room-friendly "stores," its hyper-courteous employees, and the "world's greatest bank" moniker it brashly embraced years ago as a tiny Oregon community bank.
Owners of the downtown Esther Short Building on Thursday announced plans to move six tenants and 60 employees into the vacant structure at 610 Esther St. that is owned by an LLC made up of local investors.
Gov. Jay Inslee, who will have the ultimate say over the construction of what would be the Northwest's largest oil-by-rail transfer terminal in Vancouver, hasn't taken a stand on the project. But members of the state's Congressional delegation are weighing in.