Allan Brettman, The Columbian

Allan Brettman

The Columbian

Portland, OR, United States

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Past articles by Allan:

Camas’ Sigma has designs on a productive future

Clients, vendors, friends and employees’ families poured through the front door of Sigma Design on a rainy Thursday afternoon at the end of June. → Read More

Hazel Dell Walmart 1 of 120 with new electric-vehicle charging stations

Independence Day means freedom and that includes freedom to drive, a lot. → Read More

Southwest Washington High Tech Council targets education

When it formed, the Southwest Washington High Tech Council seemed to have two goals in mind: Improving transportation and grabbing a megaphone. → Read More

Nautilus chief financial officer Nayar resigns

Sid Nayar, chief financial officer of Nautilus since 2014, has resigned, the Vancouver-based exercise equipment brand announced Friday. → Read More

PeaceHealth, Mercy team for new housing

PeaceHealth and nonprofit developer Mercy Housing Northwest announced a plan Friday to build 72 units of affordable family housing near the hospital. → Read More

Camas shoe store Arktana to open Felida shop

Conventional wisdom says selling consumer goods like footwear is a task better left for a gargantuan website. Lower overhead costs and competitive pricing are two of the main reasons. → Read More

121-space lot coming soon to downtown Vancouver

Construction got underway this week on a 121-space parking lot near a downtown intersection that figures to be busy this summer with building activity. → Read More

109-unit project planned by Pearson

A 109-unit development on a parcel northeast of Pearson Field would have 25 condominiums and 84 apartments, under a plan submitted to the city of Vancouver. → Read More

Affordable seniors unit not immune from rent increases

Vintage at Vancouver Senior Apartment Homes residents in recent years can expect envelopes placed on ledges outside their units toward the end of May. The envelopes contain the rate increases that wil → Read More

How rents stack up in Vancouver versus Portland

Economic indicator reports arrive regularly in a newsroom. → Read More

Port of Ridgefield sells 9-acre site to developer

Panattoni, a Newport Beach, Calif.-based international development company, has purchased 9 acres from the Port of Ridgefield and is constructing a light-industrial building on the land. → Read More

Vigor cites due diligence in delay of plant launch

Work to transform the former Christensen yachts facility into a Vigor plant producing aluminum marine craft will likely start in late July or early August. → Read More

Report: Fort Vancouver visitors spent $64.9M

A National Park Service report issued this week shows that 1.1 million visitors to Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in 2018 spent $64.9 million in communities near the park. → Read More

ZOOM+Care names new CEO

Torben Nielsen on Tuesday was named ZOOM+Care’s chief executive officer for the urgent care provider, the Portland-based company announced. → Read More

Uptown Apartments in Vancouver sold

The Uptown Apartments, which opened early last year and became one of the brick-and-mortar symbols of Vancouver’s urban growth, has been sold. → Read More

Clark County’s job growth slowing, still strong

Clark County’s unemployment rate was 5.2 percent in April, four-tenths of a point higher than a year ago and a tenth of a percentage point lower than March, the state Employment Security Department an → Read More

Inslee signs sales tax bill

With Clark County business advocacy groups and more than three dozen Republican legislators arrayed in opposition, Don Thompson held out hope. → Read More

Vancouver networking group Impactful People NW ends with a crash

Impactful People NW board meetings have often been a mixture of business and frivolity. The April 15 meeting, however, was all business. → Read More

Suit, petition offer glimpse into Cowlitz tribal conflict

David Barnett, an early driving force behind the ilani casino at the Cowlitz Indian Reservation near Ridgefield, filed a lawsuit this week accusing the tribe’s public safety director of defamation. → Read More

Lucky Lager making a comeback — but not in Vancouver

Lucky Lager beer is making a comeback, 34 years after it ceased production in downtown Vancouver. → Read More