Last Thursday was a really exciting day in that I attended a 1 year anniversarry ribbon cutting with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Ribbon cuttings are one of the highlights of being on the GVCC Board of Directors. We get to see up-close and personal the local companies that are either starting-up, [...]
Our friends over at Pines Coffee are moving! Jim West Commercial Real Estate has helped Pines secure a spot off Mill Plain Blvd. and Garrison Rd. More updates to come but let’s congratulate Pines Coffee on their new location!
Hopworks joins Vancouver Scene The opening of Hopworks new brewpub in East Vancouver on Friday, December 30th is but the latest in a recent trend of new breweries to be opening their doors and finding a home in Vancouver. Outside of McMenamins, which had arrived on the Columbia River roughly [...]
CREDC Aspirations to Cure Cancer An inspiring presentation today from Dr. Gary Gilliland President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer research center in Seattle. He brought us up todate on the mega strides that have been made in the war on cancer the past ten years. The "Hutch" is [...]
Bill Conerly of Conerly Consulting send out a monthly newsletter that I always find insightful. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes. He helps cut through the noise and we all know there has been plenty of noise with the investment and oil markets jumpy, the presidential primaries on full tilt [...]
[The following is an article written by Jim West for publication in the Vancouver Business Journal.] 2015 proved to be a very active year in the Clark County Office Market. Vacancy rates continued their glacial progress finally dipping below double digits, ending the year at 9.5%, according to the most [...]
The CREDC hosted an event on Thursday January 14, for their investors at the Kiggins theater to give an overview of the accomplishments for 2015. Mike Bomar emphasized the point that Economic Development is a team sport. It requires public and private sectors to work together, and a long term [...]
The following is a great article recently published in the Vancouver Business Journal, naming the 2015 Best In Business Honorees. My company, Coldwell Banker Commercial, Jenkins & Associates, was mentioned and I was named as Best In Business for a third year in a row. Live article can be found [...]
Check out the happenings at 1409 Broadway in Downtown Vancouver . There are lights on at night and Noah Contrares is creating the next step in his dream to establish his new barber shop.
(Natalie Behring/The Columbian) Tim Boyle, CEO of Columbia Sportswear spoke in Vancouver, Wednesday November 18, 2015. Washington State University Vancouver's Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program along with the CREDC's Grow Clark County hosted the event. The Grow Vancouver series evolved from five years of Pub Talks, which began [...]