May 19, 2013 6 a.m.
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People in business
It's a reflection of the Port of Vancouver's desire to do the right thing that it held a public workshop last week to discuss how to handle crude oil safely, including how to clean up potential oil spills in the Columbia River.
New members, new structure intended to make group more stable
The Vancouver Farmers Market on Thursday appointed a couple of new board members, elected interim officers, worked out a procedure to vet additional board members and reviewed a draft of proposed bylaws changes.
The Health Systems Quality Assurance Division of the state Department of Health recently took disciplinary actions or has withdrawn charges against these Clark County health care providers.
Program to help merchants cover workers won't be up until 2014
SEATTLE (AP) — A new health insurance marketplace being set up in Washington to help small businesses find insurance for their employees will not be fully operational this fall, as planned.
National housing economist Elliot Eisenberg is set to keynote the Building Industry Association of Clark County's monthly membership dinner, which begins with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. May 23 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver.
Traditional agriculture's backers resist sharing government benefits
WASHINGTON — The organic food industry is gaining influence on Capitol Hill, prompted by its entry into traditional farm states and by increasing consumer demand.
Vancouver-based Riverview Community Bank will celebrate its 90th anniversary on Tuesday. Customers are invited to visit any Riverview branch on that day for complimentary cake and refreshments.
It will close branch, move staff to ex-West Coast Bank site
Columbia Bank will consolidate its two downtown Vancouver branches into one office in late summer, the bank's CEO said after a bank-sponsored forecast breakfast event on Thursday.
Hospital grows to handle influx of Kaiser patients
Preparing for an influx of patients in October, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center has kicked off a $6 million project to remodel and equip a portion of the hospital, including the addition of four labor and delivery rooms, and one new surgical suite.
Agency will receive pass-through funding, Commissioner Madore will get a seat on its board
Two months after the split between the Columbia River Economic Development Council and Clark County appeared permanent, the two sides say they will give it another go.
Total Wine & More, the nation's biggest chain, opens today near Vancouver mall
Another large liquor store chain — the nation's biggest — has arrived in Vancouver to cash in locally on the state's newly privatized market for selling hard liquor.
Clark County home sales continued to rise in April, as increasing numbers of homeowners listed houses for sale and interested buyers quickly snapped up the inventory.
OLYMPIA — Washington's unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in April, and the state added an estimated 3,800 jobs last month, according to numbers released Wednesday.
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