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Business name: D&L Glass Company Inc.
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Shorty’s is a locally owned and operated, multilocation retail garden center company. It offers a broad array of flowers and soils, pottery, trees and shrubs, and garden treatments and fertilizers. For 42 years, Shorty’s has been independently and family run, focusing on high-quality plant material, solution-based customer service and community involvement. The business is founded on a vision of engaging customers, offering advice and plants suggestions that are appropriate for the Pacific Northwest climate.
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Colleen Coy said her business takes care of people’s pets in their own home. Visits are tailored to what the pet owner wants in order to keep their pets comfortable and happy while keeping the pet owner’s home secure. Coy’s company offers vacation visits (one to three visits a day), dog walks, and overnight stays, and her contractors will administer medicine. The business also provides care for farm animals.
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SIFTON -- Alejandro “Alex” Jefferies’ quick thinking most likely saved Kel Jensen, 8, from drowning. The youngster was floating on a paddle board at Yale Reservoir and was not wearing a life jacket. The paddle board tipped over, and Kel, not being a swimmer, struggled and went under.
Business name: Columbia River Occupational Health.
Business name: iStores, Inc.
Business name: Advanced Diagnostic Services Inc.
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USA River Cruises is a cruise agency, offering small-ship river cruises in the USA, Europe and Asia and beyond. The company specializes in Columbia River and Mississippi River cruises.
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Business name: Ridgefield True Value Hardware.
Business name: Food Express Inc. Vancouver is home to one of the company’s five fixed terminal locations in the western United States.
Business name: Opsahl, Dawson & Company P.S.
Business name: A Better Way Storage.
Dream Dinners provides an option for families that want home-cooked meals but don't have time to do all the work.
Trail Tech designs and manufacturers high-performance digital meters such as speedometers and voltmeters. It also makes high-intensity discharge and light-emitting diode lighting, plus electrical systems for motorcycles and off-road vehicles.
Business name: Venice Genoa Stone & Tile.
Business name: Agave Denim.
Business name: 360 Takeout.
Business name: Montage Pet Boarding.
DESIprint started in 1995 printing paper face plates for business telephones. In 2000, the company added a design department and began printing and die cutting for the hotel industry, said owner Larry Kingsella. Today the company ships an average of 25,000 phone labels per day from its Vancouver office. It also does speciality printing that includes brochures, greeting cards, wine labels and small signs on either paper or plastic. DESIprint has the only Xerox press in the greater Vancouver area that uses clear dry ink to produce affordable high-end print in small quantities, Kingsella said. Whatever the customer imagines, DESIprint tries to accommodate, he said.
he Heisson Store is a convenience and grocery store which includes a post office. It sells produce, beverages, foods, automotive supplies, pet foods, toys and games.
Business name: Delta Computer Systems Inc.
Business name: Luna’s Puppets.
A & M Manufacturing was founded to fill a need Dennis and Karen Miller saw for equipment, services and expertise in the planer mill and saw mill industry. The Millers partner with companies to improve operations.
Business name: All Natural Pet Supply.
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Sigma Design is a product design and engineering services firm. Customers include independent inventors and Fortune 100 companies. Sigma Design has a dedicated group of engineers and industrial designers along with a strong support staff of modelmakers, technicians and assembly personnel to provide a wide range of services, from conception through production.
On Line Support provides technology consulting, network system installation and support, custom computers, Internet and telecom systems for small and medium-size businesses in Oregon and Washington. The company has partnerships with Microsoft, Cisco, Intel and Allworx and is a certified Microsoft small-business specialist.
Manufactures wool textiles for menswear and womenswear, apparel, home products and upholstery.
Business name: Vancouver Laser Skin Care Clinic.
Saint Luke Productions is a live theater and film company based in the Vancouver area and founded by actor and director Leonardo Defilippis. Its mission is to provide inspiring and uplifting entertainment. Saint Luke Productions travels throughout the country presenting plays on the lives of the saints and the Gospels. Over the course of 30 years, it also branched out into creating movies, television shows and radio programming. Saint Luke’s feature film “Thérèse,” on the life of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, France, ran in mainstream movie theaters for more than a year, and was deemed a grass-roots success.
Rex Plastics Inc. is a custom plastic injection molder that works with customers large and small internationally. The company often helps inventors and entrepreneurs develop their products.
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Business name: Athletes Corner. Owners: Kirk and Rhonda Jabusch and Kirk’s mother, Margaret Jabusch.
Custom design and loose diamonds dominate most of his current business, Erik Runyan said of his jewelry store, which has a wide-ranging inventory of precious metals and gemstones. The store has recently entered the estate and vintage jewelry business, both selling and restoring heirlooms..
Business name: Bricks & Minifigs. Owners: David Ortiz and John Masek.
Business name: Floor Coverings International. Owners: Toby and Amy Tabor.
Business name: Protech Composites Inc. Owners: Jeff Olsen and Michelle Fennimore.
Simply Sweets bakes cupcakes daily. They also offer custom cakes and cheesecakes. Jen Allpress has gluten-free cupcakes on Fridays, or when custom ordered. The shop also offers decorating supplies as well as decorating classes and baking and decorating tips and tricks.