The big-windowed building near the corner of Southeast Mill Plain and Interstate 205 used to sell used cars for profit. Now it sells used and donated building materials, and folds the revenues into the construction of new homes for the working poor.
The state Department of Financial Institutions on Wednesday filed actions against two companies for operating unlawful mortgage rescue or loan modification schemes that it says scammed consumers into paying large upfront fees but did nothing to help them stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure.
Children's Center, a homegrown Vancouver nonprofit agency that brings mental health care to uninsured and underinsured children, broke ground Wednesday on its new building in east Vancouver. Dignitaries, supporters and neighbors who turned out weren't deterred by strong rain during the noontime ceremony.
The United Grain Co. export facility in Vancouver has stopped operating because state grain inspectors refuse to enter the facility, citing harassment from longshore union pickets, the Capital Press reported Wednesday.
Payrolls in Clark County enjoyed "warp speed" growth in the 12 months ending in June, the region's labor economist reported Tuesday, adding 5,800 jobs and posting an annualized growth rate that tops 4 percent.
Riverview Bancorp, parent of Riverview Community Bank, earned $740,000, or $0.03 per diluted share, in its first fiscal quarter ended June 30, the Vancouver-based bank reported Tuesday. The profit, the eighth consecutive profitable quarter for the bank, was down from $1.6 million in earnings during the same fiscal quarter a year ago.
A national survey gave Washington a D+ grade in business "friendliness" due to its regulatory environment, while recognizing the state as one of the easiest in which to start a business ,with an A- grade in that category.
The NW Natural Parade of Homes is drawing large crowds to Erickson Farms in Felida, with the number of visitors tracking at nearly double last year's attendance, according to the Building Industry Association of Clark County, an event sponsor.
Kristin Dorsett lived at the Esther Short Commons apartment building for two years, and she logged her fair share of complaints about the place — including deferred maintenance and the stink of cigarette smoke, which her elementary-age daughter found especially gross, she said.