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

NetRush: Passionately Contributing

Amazon, the number one name in online shopping has more than 304 million active customer accounts worldwide and more than 107 billion U.S. dollars in net sales in 2015; 44% of shoppers go directly to Amazon when searching for a product online. Considering that level of competition, how does one get their products in front ... Read More

It’s a Dessert Oasis at Baron Patisserie

When entering the shop at 16500 SE 15th Street in Columbia Tech Center, the sugary scent of piping hot pastries invades your nostrils. In a beat, you’re drawn to the clean, bright display of deliciously decadent cakes, croissants and confections. “Hello! How are you? Are you hungry? What would you like to try?” Delightful questions ... Read More

Banfield Pet Hospital Corporate Headquarters

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1955, Banfield Pet Hospital is the largest general veterinary practice in the world. In 2007, they joined the Mars, Inc. family of businesses and, today, Banfield Pet Hospital has almost 900 hospitals in neighborhoods across the United States and Puerto Rico. Banfield believes the best relationships are formed when people work together ... Read More

TownePlace Suites By Marriott

We’re pleased to introduce the first extended lodging option in East Vancouver here at Columbia Tech Center! TownePlace Suites by Marriott is under construction and will be open for guests in July 2015. All suites will offer free wireless internet and feature fully-equipped kitchens including a microwave and refrigerator. Guests at TownPlace Suites will find neighborhood-style living ... Read More