Gordon Oliver (Columbian Staff)

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Ex-Lightfleet workers partially repaid

Yes, Peers said Lightfleet still has a government contract, but that the contract work is done mainly by consultants since Lightfleet has lost its so many staffers with technical expertise.

May 20, 2011 at 9:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Orchards auto repair shop grows thanks to SBA loan

I just want to clarify that these are loan guarantees, not grants from government to private businesses or banks. Borrowers pay a fee to cover the program costs. The only way taxpayers have to pay is if the losses are higher than expected, but the goal is for a self-financed program.

May 12, 2011 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Orchards auto repair shop grows thanks to SBA loan

It's nice to read all the positive feedback about Casey's. I was very impressed with him during my interviews - he obviously cares about quality and service. Here's a link to the Portland SBA office for anyone who wants to research their loan programs: http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-cont...

May 12, 2011 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

REDpoint launches new product

PegoMan,

I appreciate your comment. To me, the important issue is whether the product will be manufactured locally, providing local jobs. I knew that was not the case here. I find these days that most products are made in bits and pieces all over the world, not in a single location.

April 7, 2011 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

REDpoint launches new product

What I know is that REDpoint's supplier is in the Southeast United States. So no production in Clark County, and I'm not sure where they are manufactured.

I do need to make a correction on my article. The company expects to sell 25 million of the sleeves in five years, not 2.5 million.

April 7, 2011 at 10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )