2016, A Year of Neighbors Meeting Neighbors

As the year comes to an end, here’s a look back at highlights from the Columbia Tech Center (CTC) Featured Tenant series. Many thanks to everyone who gave of their time to share a bit about themselves and their company with the CTC community. In 2016, we discovered that Baron Patisserie is the place to ... Read More

Nautilus, Inc., Community Centric and Fitness Focused

This November, we are excited to steal a few moments with Bruce Cazenave, CEO of Nautilus, Inc., the award-winning manufacturer of residential fitness equipment. Congratulations on accepting the internationally recognized Red Dot – Best of the Best Product Design Award for the Bowflex SelectTech 560 Dumbbells. What makes this product so special? Thank you and actually ... Read More

Kuni Automotive

Friendly, Local, Kuni Automotive   Kuni Automotive, headquartered in Vancouver since 2003, has been a member of the Columbia Tech Center community since 2012. This month we had the opportunity to sit down with Kuni Automotive CEO, Greg Goodwin, to discuss the effects of a recent buyout, what a future with driverless cars might look like, ... Read More

Planning for Your Kid’s College Education?

10 Questions with Westface Financial Fall is here, the kids are back in school and many parents are grappling with the thought of how they will afford to send their child to college. If this sounds familiar, join us as we meet with Beatrice K. Schultz of Westface Financial and Westface College Planning, one of ... Read More

Banfield Central Team Support at Columbia Tech Center

10 Questions With Banfield Pet Hospital Banfield Pet Hospital, the largest veterinary practice in the world, moved its corporate headquarters and 650 of its associates to Columbia Tech Center this summer. Banfield’s corporate headquarters or Central Team Support (CTS) as it’s called, supports nearly 950 hospitals, 16,000 associates nationwide and more than 8 million pet ... Read More

Northwest EyeCARES

10 Questions with Northwest EyeCare Professionals This month, we are pleased to introduce you to the great folks at Northwest EyeCare Professionals! They have recently relocated their Vancouver office to Columbia Tech Center (CTC) and are excited to meet all of you, their CTC neighbors. We spoke with Dr. John Reski, co-owner of the practice and ... Read More

10 Questions with CCLI

In the 1980s, Howard Rachinski, a thoughtful music minister and songwriter from Portland, learned of increasing tensions between churches and music producers over the use of copyrighted material in church services and other church functions. He decided to create a way for churches to reproduce copyrighted Christian music in their services while ensuring artists and ... Read More

Getting Fresh with Freshii

    Sometimes it is too hard to eat well and keep it healthy. We all have the best of intentions, but eventually, real life inserts itself and we just run out of the determination we need to wake up early, prep fresh food, and give our bodies the healthy sustenance it craves. Preparing fresh ... Read More

Emerald Kalama Chemicals, So Fresh, So Clean

Entering the bright offices of Emerald Kalama Chemical, I pass through a small reception space into a common area with tall ceilings and an expanse of sky-high windows. I am greeted by Tracy Mackenzie who, along with many of her colleagues at Emerald Kalama Chemical, moved into their new office space at 1499 SE Tech ... Read More

Zoup! du Jour!

What is your favorite soup? Don’t know? Visit the folks at Columbia Tech Center’s newest eatery, Zoup! Zoup!, located at 1401 SE 164th Avenue, is a fast-casual dining franchise offering 12 different rotating soup options each day and the best part is you can taste-test them all. They even encourage it! Each day the menu ... Read More