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Small Business Tax Incentives from New Year’s Tax Deal

The tax bill passed by Congress on New Year’s day, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, provides some meaningful tax incentives for small businesses. The goal of these tax incentives is to continue economic growth by spurring innovation, encouraging capital investments, and getting small businesses to hire more new employees. Here are a few…

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CREDC 30th Anniversary

At its quarterly luncheon, held at the Vancouver Hilton on Thursday December 13, 2012, the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) honored its founding Presidents: Brian Wolfe, Steve Horenstein, Bob Schaeffer, Carol Curtis, and Vern Peterson (pictured right from left to right) and posthumously Donna Cantonwine, Paul Grattet, and James Fowler. The CREDC, founded in…

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Business Alert – Misleading Annual Report and Compliance Solicitations

Business entities should be on the lookout for misleading mailings from COMPLIANCE SERVICES and CORPORATE RECORD SERVICE. These mailing may give the impression they are from some division of the Washington Secretary of State Corporations Division – they are not. The Washington Secretary of State has issued a warning about these notices. Several of our…

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Horenstein Law Group PLLC Formed

For Immediate Release Contact: Ron Arp, 360.601.2991 HORENSTEIN LAW GROUP PLLC FORMED “Next generation” law firm employs client-focused technology and expertise VANCOUVER, Wash. – (January 5, 2012) – A new law firm designed to meet the demanding needs of clients in a post-recession economy has been formed by long-time area attorneys Steve and Cindy…

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Dodd-Frank and Borrowers’ Costs

The Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”), approved by Congress and the President in 2010 and effective April 1, 2011, affects almost every aspect of the U.S. financial services industry. The purpose of DFA is to restore public confidence in the financial system, preventing another financial crisis, and allowing any future asset bubble to be detected and deflated…

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Development Fee Waivers in Clark County

11/19/2010: Recently, the Board of Commissioners adopted a “fee holiday” resolution, intended to encourage certain types of development in unincorporated Clark County to help stimulate job growth. This resolution waives fees for preliminary site plan review, development engineering plan review, building inspection, and fire marshal. (Transportation impact fees have not been waived, since amendments to…

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Does Your Nonprofit Need To Register With The Charities Program?

The Washington Secretary of State’s Office, Division of Corporations and Charities, is conducting a review of organizations that are incorporated in the state of Washington. As a nonprofit corporation, you may be required to file an additional registration if your entity is conducting fund-raising activities to support a charitable purpose. Washington state law requires entities…

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