Tag Archives: culture

Stamp or label with text Vancouver, Washington inside, vector illustration February 24th 2017

Vancouver USA: No Longer Portland’s Tagalong Sibling

Way Back When… But not too far back I grew up on the other side of the Columbia River. At that time, Vancouver seemed like little more than a sleeper town for Portland. It had several nicknames, most not exactly complementary. I’m not proud to say I laughed at many of those names back then. In the early 2000s, there was talk that they were … Read More

whose job is it November 15th 2016

Whose Job Is It?: A Story of Culture

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it.   It ended … Read More

heathman-lodge-staff October 28th 2016

What I Learned Working In Leadership-Driven Hospitality

Hospitality can be a demanding industry, largely depending on your position. It also has potential to be infinitely rewarding. Currently, I work at The Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington and have found the latter to be true nine times out of ten. Inside these walls, I have been gifted an opportunity to learn the importance of leadership in the workplace and the attributes that compose … Read More