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Total Merchant Concepts offers credit card processing, and check conversion/guarantee, gift cards, social media assistance, terminals and wireless/smartphone processing options.
Earthworks specializes in new and existing sewer and septic system construction and replacement. The company also does any work related to excavation, including all phases of residential, commercial and light industrial site development.
Integrity Tree Care Inc., is a full-service residential and commercial tree care company operated by International Society of Arboriculture certified arborists, specializing in the preservation of old growth trees as well as low-impact removal of large trees in confined spaces.
Business name: Acuity Group.
Business name: Lil' Snippers Haircare 4 Kids.
Business name: Vancouver Bolt and Supply Inc.
Pacific Trail Logistics is a freight-brokerage company; it serves as the middleman between food shippers and the carriers who transport food products throughout the United States.
Biggs Insurance Services is a locally owned full-service insurance agency, specializing in auto, home, business and health insurance. In addition, the company offers a broad range of products and services including risk consulting, employee benefits and commercial surety (bonding). Greg Seifert, president and chief executive officer, said they work with businesses and individuals to tailor insurance plans that meet their specific needs.
Business name: Lawrence Company.
Business name: Amfit Inc.
Business name: OnTrac.
Business name: Curly's Lock & Key Inc.
Business name: Advanced Air Systems.
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Comfort Keepers provides home care services designed to help seniors and others maintain optimal levels of independence in their own homes. The company's caregiving philosophy includes four inter-related aspects: engagement of the mind, an active body, proper nutrition and safety.
Business name: Handley Rock and Jewelry Supply
Business name: EcoDigital Media.
Business name: Vancouver Plastics, LLC
Business name: Premier Pump & Power LLC.
Business name: Molly Maid.
Business name: Advance Welding Inc.
Business name: Green Flush Technologies.
Business name: Haag & Shaw Inc.
Business name: Puj.
Business name: Sustainable Wealth Management.
Business name: Richardson Eye and Contact Lens Clinic.
Business name: Creative Computer Solutions, Inc.
Business name: Lutz Hardware.
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United Home Technologies develops, manufactures and markets houseware products which incorporate patented vacuum-sealing technology. The company describes its products as easy to use, offering the benefits of vacuum sealing without extra equipment.
Business name: Phoenix Industrial.
Business name: 911 Driving School, a franchise business.
Pedigo Products Inc. s a family-owned business that manufactures stainless-steel medical equipment for hospitals, doctors offices, surgery centers and clinics throughout the United States.
Business name: WRK Engineers
Portco, a third-generation family business, provides high-end packaging solutions for the food, construction, agricultural and retail industries. The company's focus has broadened over the last decade to include printed, laminated films for both food and industrial packaging applications.
Business name: Focus North America Inc.
Business name: Quam's Carpet Cleaning.
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U.S. Water is an integrated solutions provider for industrial water and process systems.
People in business and other business news.
Business name: Appliance Clinic.
People in business, new business and other business news
Business name: Heart of Wood.
Choffy is the originator of modern brewed chocolate, according to owners Jason Sherwood and Jason Vanderhoven.
Hi-Tech Metal Fabrication Inc. is a full-service structural steel fabrication and erection shop. The shop fabricates miscellaneous structural steel packages including on-site erection of the finished product, said Cristy Toristoja. It offers on-site structural revisions and tenant improvements for buildings and structures. Hi-Tech also provides occasional marine vessel repair.
Business name: IMS Electronics Recycling.
Business name: Southwest Office Systems.
Business name: Quail Homes.
Since 1987, Pacific Cascade has manufactured and distributed parking and traffic supplies. Mark Curtis said his company has become the most comprehensive parking supply company in North America. Pacific Cascade also designs and installs parking revenue management control systems throughout the northwestern United States. Recently, with an agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers, Pacific Cascade added locally made, sustainable recycling containers to its product line.