By Mary Ricks February 11, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Mary Ricks January 7, 2012 6 a.m.
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.
By Mary Ricks November 26, 2011 6 a.m.
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.
By Mary Ricks November 19, 2011 6 a.m.
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.
By Mary Ricks November 5, 2011 6 a.m.
Business name: Vancouver Laser Skin Care Clinic.
By Mary Ricks October 29, 2011 6 a.m.
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.
By Mary Ricks October 8, 2011 6 a.m.
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..
By Mary Ricks September 24, 2011 6 a.m.
Business name: Floor Coverings International. Owners: Toby and Amy Tabor.
By Mary Ricks September 10, 2011 6 a.m.
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.
By Mary Ricks August 27, 2011 6 a.m.
Business name: Navidi’s Olive Oils & Vinegars. Owners: Gabby and Ken Navidi.
By Mary Ricks August 10, 2011 6 a.m.
Odgen — Consuelo “Connie” Maria Herod, one of six children, was born on Aug. 6, 1911, in Los Angeles. According to her daughter, Ramona Arnold of Vancouver, her mother has, from a young age, had a mind of her own. She also was the one everyone called when catastrophe struck.
By Mary Ricks July 9, 2011 6 a.m.
Business name: Manning Academy of Cosmetology. Owner: Jeff Manning.
By Mary Ricks May 25, 2011 6 a.m.
Burnt Bridge Creek — Kathryn B. Hargett celebrated her 100th birthday on May 11 with close friends and family. Her grandparents homesteaded around the town of Starbuck in Columbia County, where she was born. Starbuck is north of Walla Walla.
By Mary Ricks May 21, 2011 6 a.m.
Business name: Extreme Quality Painting. Owner: Helena and Richard Green.
By Mary Ricks April 23, 2011 6 a.m.
Business name: Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking. Store manager: Stu Bailey.
By Mary Ricks April 13, 2011 6 a.m.
The Fifty and Better program hosted a birthday party for three centenarians March 28 at the Luepke Center. Friends and family members helped the trio celebrate the occasion. Gunnar Matsen, born March 18, 1911, in the woods north of Spokane, has lived in Vancouver for more than 25 years. Matsen was a wireman for the Bonneville Power Administration. He raised three children. He lives at Kamlu Retirement Inn.
By Mary Ricks February 7, 2011 6 a.m.
Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate incomes is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 18. Assistance is offered to people of all ages, with special attention to those age 60 and older. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer assistance with personal income-tax returns at the following sites:
By Mary Ricks January 3, 2011 6 a.m.
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Sunday publication date. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.