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Port of Vancouver USA earns four communications awards - 07/10/18

VANCOUVER, Wash. – The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) has recognized the Port of Vancouver USA with four 2018 Communications Competition awards for exemplary work in multimedia, periodicals and community awareness.

The port earned an Award of Excellence for its 2017 Virtual Holiday Card; Awards of Distinction for its Community Report and “Connecting with the Community” social media campaign, and; an Award of Merit for its Jobs & Economic Impact video.

“Much of the port’s work happens behind the scenes in industrial centers and marine terminals – areas people usually don’t see unless they happen to work there,” said port CEO Julianna Marler. “This can make it challenging to connect with our community in a meaningful way, but our staff continues to do great work, using a variety of tools to reach community members where they are and make it interesting and engaging.”

Entries in the AAPA Communications Awards Program are judged by an independent panel of experienced communications professionals on situation analysis and research; identification of audience, goals, objectives, strategies and tactics; quality/clarity of content and style; skillful use of copy, photography, design, layout and graphics; and evaluation methods used to determine communication success.

The judges’ comments reflected enjoyment and appreciation for the port’s creative and effective programs.

The social media campaign was a “fun entry,” said judge Lauren Lawson-Zilai, who also commented that the “look and feel of the (Jobs & Economic Impact) video was excellent.”

“Very nicely prepared newsletter,” said judge Bonnie Piper of the port’s biannual Community Report. “The news-worthiness is very timely and up to date which makes for a good informative read!”

“This Community Report is an excellent tool to keep your intended audience informed,” said judge Maggie Kasperski. “I don't know how else you could reach the community in such a successful way, so mailing this out to all area residents to keep them informed is a great idea.”

AAPA’s annual Communications Awards Program has recognized excellence in port communications since 1966, with 15 entry classifications ranging from education programs and advertisements to videos and social media.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.

Port of Vancouver holding one Board of Commissioners meeting in July - 07/06/18

VANCOUVER, Wash.—The Port of Vancouver USA will hold only one Board of Commissioners meeting this month, on July 17 at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will be broadcast on Clark/Vancouver Television.

The port normally holds commission meetings on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. Due to scheduling conflicts for commissioners and key staff, the port is consolidating its July meetings into one.

Port of Vancouver USA Board of Commissioners meetings are held in the port’s Commission Room at its administrative offices, located at 3103 Northwest Lower River Road, Vancouver.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.

Port CEO Julianna Marler presents Sec. Perdue with a gift during his July 4 port tour
Port CEO Julianna Marler presents Sec. Perdue with a gift during his July 4 port tour
US Secretary of Agriculture visits Port of Vancouver USA (Photo) - 07/04/18

VANCOUVER, Wash.—U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made a stop at the Port of Vancouver USA today to talk with leaders in port and river-related industries. Secretary Perdue also toured the port’s grain terminal, operated by United Grain Corp., and visited a Tidewater Barge Lines tug and barge at the port’s Berth 4.

“From 465 miles inland into the United States, for our farmer-producers all the way in Idaho (to) ship out of this port… it’s a great advantage to America, really, to have this kind of infrastructure,” said Secretary Perdue.

Fifty percent of the nation’s wheat moves from inland farms to international markets via the Columbia-Snake River System. The river system supports thousands of jobs in trade, transportation, recreation and sustainability.

The Port of Vancouver USA moves 10 percent of the nation’s wheat and about 80,000 Subaru vehicles annually, and is the second-largest importer of steel products on the U.S. West Coast. The port’s activities support 20,200 jobs and contribute $2.9 billion in economic benefit to the region.

“It was an honor to host Secretary Perdue at the Port of Vancouver and in our community,” said port CEO Julianna Marler. “We appreciated the opportunity to share the great work happening here on the Columbia River as well as some of our concerns about trade and agriculture, which are critical issues for communities and workers across Washington state.”

Secretary Perdue’s stop in Vancouver was part of his Back to Our Roots Tour, during which he visits communities and farms across the country. He started his Pacific Northwest tour in Spokane on July 2.

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The Port of Vancouver USA is one of the major ports on the Pacific Coast, and its competitive strengths include available land, versatile cargo handling capabilities, vast transportation networks, a skilled labor force and an exceptional level of service to its customers and community. For more information, please visit us at www.portvanusa.com.