Jul 23, 2021
Raisbeck Engineering has appointed Tim Morgan as vice president of engineering. In his new role, Morgan will be responsible for leading the company's engineering activities, overseeing product development and certification of current and future programs, and further developing the company's strategic goals of accelerating business growth. Previously, Morgan served for over 20 years at TTF Aerospace, a design-build, certification company for commercial aircraft cabin systems and interior components, in several leadership capacities including president and founder. He also served as engineering manager at AIM Aerospace. Morgan has also spent time involved in government affairs and industry organizations promoting aerospace interests and initiatives. Headquartered in Seattle, Raisbeck Engineering, an Acorn Growth Aerospace and Defense company, is a provider of aircraft modifications for business, commercial and military aircraft.
Summit Bank, the fourth-largest bank headquartered in Oregon, announced the formation of a Eugene/Springfield Advisory Board, comprised of six business leaders in the community. The advisory board will provide guidance and direction to Summit Bank's Eugene/Springfield leadership team. The new advisory board members are Kyle Hudson (CEO at IMA Financial/KPD), Paula Lafferty (CEO at SnoTemp), Rusty Rexius (founder & co-president at Rexius), Casey Roscoe (SVP at Seneca Sawmill), Kelly Sutherland (executive director at Relief Nursery Eugene) and Scott Williams (board chairman at Hamilton Construction). Summit Bank has offices in Eugene/Springfield, Central Oregon and the Portland Metropolitan area.
Sendle, a shipping carrier specifically designed for small eCommerce businesses, announced a new partnership with GLS, expanding its shipping service for thousands of small businesses. Part of the International GLS Group network that delivers two million shipments across the world each day, GLS-US is now teaming up with Sendle to give small businesses access to faster time in transit, competitive rates and reliable shipping. Sendle's partnership with GLS is a step forward in expanding its U.S. network to bring more choice to the market. Sendle also offers integrations with leading eCommerce platforms including eBay, Shopify, Etsy, Squarespace and WooCommerce. The company was co-founded in Australia in 2015 by James Chin Moody and is headquartered in Sydney and Seattle. GLS is a Europe-based multinational transportation company that offers scalable small parcel, LTL and truckload brokerage/dedicated solutions to businesses across all industries within its U.S. market.
The city of Pasco is experiencing a period of growth as industry, major companies, and new residents come to the city, according to city officials. Darigold, Reser's, and Local Bounti recently announced that they are planning to build new agricultural facilities in Pasco. The city of Pasco has a population of close to 80,000, and another 50,000 people are expected to move there by 2038. Median housing prices right now are around $337,000. The city recently completed its land use comprehensive plan and expanded its Urban Growth Area, both of which coincide with the development of the Broadmoor area of Pasco. The city is working with private investors on projects for the more than 1,000 acres west of Broadmoor Boulevard. The mixed-use development plan currently includes more than 6,000 homes, 160 acres of commercial zoning, retail areas, and space for parks. The city will be kicking off a significant effort to develop a Downtown Master Plan. The city will engage with business owners, citizens, and investors to provide a roadmap for revitalization. The plan comes on the heels of several projects already underway, including a $6 million makeover of Pasco's Farmer's Market and the construction of the $22.3 million Lewis Street Overpass.
Jul 22, 2021
BitTitan appointed Craig McDonogh as vice president of marketing. McDonogh's appointment follows BitTitan's acquisition of Perspectium in June. With more than 30 years of experience in technology marketing and service management, McDonogh will lead all product, brand and channel marketing initiatives for BitTitan and will be based in the company's San Diego office. Before joining Perspectium in 2017 as its vice president of marketing, McDonogh was one of the early employees at ServiceNow, where he shaped product and corporate messaging. Prior to ServiceNow, McDonogh spent 12 years with Remedy and BMC Software. McDonogh has also worked extensively in the enterprise, IT, cloud and SaaS industries, and has presented at various events around the world. BitTitan enables IT service professionals to deploy and manage cloud technologies through its family of software solutions: MigrationWiz, Voleer and Perspectium. The global company has offices in Seattle, San Diego and Singapore.
Panopto announced that Will Wyatt is joining the company as its new chief sales officer. Before joining Panopto, Wyatt ran the sales and partnership organization at Ekata, formerly Whitepages Pro, for nearly seven years. Prior to his role with Ekata, Wyatt founded a digital marketing business and held several sales leadership positions at Seattle technology startups. Panopto helps businesses and universities create secure, searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Panopto is headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
The four-day Plein Air Paint Out will take place July 26–29, with artists fanning out to paint the scenic beauty of the Columbia River Gorge. Close to 40 artists are expected to attend this annual event hosted by Maryhill Museum of Art since 2016 and founded 17 years ago by Hood River artist Cathleen Rehfeld Meyers. Finished artworks will be on view and available for purchase Aug. 1–28 in the museum's M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Education Center. Artists are anticipated to create over 200 pieces during the paint out. As work is sold and removed, other work created during the paint out will replace it. Proceeds support Maryhill Museum of Art. The event is sponsored by Byron and Sue Henry, Laura and Steve Muehleck, Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and Scottsdale Artists' School. Housed in a Beaux Arts mansion on 5,300 acres high above the Columbia River, Maryhill Museum of Art opened to the public in 1940. The museum, 12 miles south of Goldendale, was founded by Northwest entrepreneur Sam Hill.
Jul 21, 2021
Columbia Distributing announced a five-year collective bargaining agreement with workers represented by Teamsters Local Union No. 174. The agreement delivers competitive wages and benefits to approximately 310 warehouse and delivery employees. The new contract will extend through February 28, 2026. Columbia Distributing was founded in 1935, and today its 3,000+ employees service over 22,000 retail customers in Washington, Oregon and California.
PEMCO Mutual Insurance is hosting its annual “Supply Surge” school supply drive, from now to August 6, to support homeless and underserved students in the Pacific Northwest. The goal of the drive is to help close the opportunity gap for these students by making sure they start the school year with the necessary supplies. Since 2018, Supply Surge has rallied donors and organizations to collect more than 455,000 individual classroom supplies for students. The Supply Surge team currently includes 37 community-focused organizations such as Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Vulcan, Seattle Children's Research Institute, Sellen Construction, MoPOP, Pacific Science Center, Bristol Myers Squibb and Starbucks, as well as many other South Lake Union businesses.
As part of PEMCO's Mutual Good program, the PEMCO Foundation will match donations dollar-for-dollar for every donation made between August 4 and August 6, up to $5,000 in total. Donations from the Supply Surge will benefit 13 middle and high schools in Seattle, Lynnwood, Spokane and Portland that have high homeless student populations. To see all participating businesses, learn more or to make a school supply donation, visit http://www.pemco.com/supply-surge.
Education technology provider DreamBox Learning has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12 designed to help students boost their literacy skills and reading confidence. This move complements DreamBox's recent acquisition of Squiggle Park, a K-2 reading solution designed to help students gain proficiency in early literacy. Currently, DreamBox supports over 5 million students and over 200,000 educators in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated DreamBox's growth as most district administrators rapidly adopted and scaled blended learning solutions to support remote learning. DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, has won more than 40 top education and technology industry awards.