Back Issues: December 5, 2017

Auditor’s Office annual financial report earns top marks from professional association

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The international Government Finance Officers Association has recognized the Clark County Auditor’s Office with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its 2016 comprehensive annual financial report. The certificate is the highest recognition in governmental accounting and financial reporting, the Chicago-based association said announcing the recognition late last month. The certification also brings an Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for the Auditor’s Office. “We hope your example will encourage other government officials in their efforts to achieve and maintain an appropriate standard of excellence in financial reporting,” Michele Mark Levine, an association director, wrote in a letter to Auditor Greg Kimsey (in photo).

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GVCC Small Business Saturday Grant recipients announced

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2017 Small Business Saturday grant recipients. Winners of the $2,000 grants are Funky Fresh Juice Co. and Sweet Spot Skirts. Third Place winner, Journey Theater Arts Group, will receive a one-year promotional banner on www.vancouverusa.com worth $1,080.  Six-month promotional banners were awarded to five Honorable Mentions including: Rock Solid Community Center, Northwest Personal Training, Utopia Salon & Day Spa, Zzoom Media, and Orchard Curves. Checks will be awarded to the winners at the next SW WA Leads and Needs event on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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Free day at World Forestry Center Discovery Museum Dec. 9

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

As a thank you to the community for its support throughout the years, the World Forestry Center Discovery Museum is offering free admission for everyone on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This is one of the quarterly free days the museum is offering this year. Built in dramatic Cascadian style architecture, the stunning Discovery Museum has been a Portland icon since 1971. Visitors can take a wet-free raft ride, see the forest from a bird’s-eye-view, learn about different people who work in the forest, and “travel” to Russia, China, South Africa and Brazil to discover how those regions are utilizing their forests and the challenges they face. To learn more, visit www.worldforestry.org.

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Magenta Improv Theater’s Christmas Show Dec. 23

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Magenta Improv Theater (MIT) will present a special holiday show on Saturday, Dec. 23. Doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $12 at the door the night of the show (as available). Seating is general admission.

In their own version of Who’s Line is it Anyway? the show always features favorite games and a few new tricks. MIT players are adults and teens, and the shows are clean and family-friendly. Audience participation is voluntary, and nobody will be called on unless he or she signals a desire to participate. The MIT players’ goal is simply to deliver a fun, laughter-filled evening.

Magenta Theater is located at 1108 Main St. in downtown Vancouver. To learn more about MIT, Magenta Theater and upcoming productions, and to purchase tickets, visit www.magentatheater.com

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