Back Issues: February 13th, 2012
Most Everything, 815 Washington St., is a relative newcomer to downtown Vancouver’s burgeoning retail mix, but it is filling a growing demand for quality vintage goods. The store opened in November 2010, around the corner from Divine Consign. After experiencing a surge of growth and customer enthusiasm, it recently moved to a new location, just north of Tommy O’s and one block from Esther Short Park. The store offers vintage clothing for men and women, accessories, mid-century furniture and lamps, vinyl, collectibles, original art, and, in keeping with its logo, lots of owl items.
The store may be new, but owners Patrick and Alisa Tetreault are experienced retailers, marketers and businesspeople. Patrick is a record producer and studio owner of Vancouver’s legendary Ripcord Studio, purchased by him in 2007 and originally established in 1967. Alisa worked in management and marketing for the coffee and food industry, and decided to put her experience to work with her love of vintage goods, antiques, and collectibles. The store is immediately recognizable by its giant owl logo, which alludes to the fact that browsers can find “owl” most anything there.
Community members are invited to attend Most Everything’s one year anniversary and grand re-opening celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 17. Guests will enjoy Mt. Tabor Brewing Company‘s rooibos and rye beer, along with Little Pine Tree‘s cinnamon-ginger tea and delicious finger foods. For those who can’t attend, Patrick and Alisa will post photos of their weekly Sunday-through-Tuesday buying excursions to Facebook. Customers can e-mail them to put a hold on anything that’s posted before it even gets to the store. Regular store hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Contact Alisa for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-453-9180, or visit www.mosteverything.us.
Riverview Community Bank recently announced that its annual food drive efforts brought in the equivalent of 720,000 pounds of food for local food banks. The total, for Riverview’s Fill‐A‐Bag and Walk & Knock efforts, includes a $6,500 contribution from the bank and is more than double last year’s collection. This was the second year that Riverview expanded the Fill‐A‐Bag program into the Gresham community, where a new branch is currently under construction and is expected to open in late spring or early summer. For the tenth year, Riverview also supported the Clark County Walk & Knock food drive as a financial sponsor and collection site. Riverview’s Washington state branches collected the equivalent of over 295,000 pounds of food. The continued growth of Riverview’s food drive is a reflection of the generosity within the local communities it serves.
Riverview is headquartered in Vancouver. With assets of $862 million, it is the parent company of the 89-year‐old Riverview Community Bank, as well as Riverview Asset Management Corp. There are 17 branches, including twelve in the Portland‐Vancouver area, and three lending centers, with an 18th branch currently under construction in Gresham. Riverview was named one of the “Top 100 Best Companies to Work For” in Oregon and Washington in 2011, and was honored as one of the “Top 75 Corporate Philanthropists” in Washington for 2011. For more information, visit www.riverviewbank.com.
PubTalk, Clark County’s premiere networking event for entrepreneurs, will return on March 21 with an expert panel, a presentation from a local entrepreneur, and open mic pitches. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door. The price includes light refreshments, and a cash bar is available. PubTalk organizers are seeking second-stage startups with intellectual property that have already established a legal entity, identified seed capital, and demonstrated proof of concept. Preferred presenters include “business-to-business” companies that can scale to financially sustainable growth or exit through a liquidity event. Applying to present at PubTalk is a competitive process, and selected startups will receive mentoring and coaching assistance. Technology and software companies are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here to start the application process.