By Cami Joner April 4, 2014 5:27 p.m.
Bemis Co. Inc. announced this week it has sold its Vancouver plant, along with three other paper packaging plants to Hood Packaging Corp. based in Mississippi.
By Cami Joner April 1, 2014 4:42 p.m.
Planet Fitness will open its second Vancouver location on Friday at 9919 N.E. Hazel Dell Ave. in the Northgate Village Shopping Center, next to Grocery Outlet. The company’s first Clark County gym opened in 2011 in the Garrison Square retail center off East Mill Plain Boulevard and Garrison Road.
By Cami Joner March 31, 2014 10:25 a.m.
Bill’s Chicken and Steak House, a landmark Vancouver restaurant, has been sold and its longtime family owners expect April 12 to be the venue’s last day of business.
By Cami Joner March 25, 2014 6:13 p.m.
Clark County employment grew by 4,700 jobs over the 12 months ending Feb. 28. The 3.5 percent increase in jobs over that one-year period was “solid,” said Scott Bailey, regional economist for the state Employment Security department. That included a gain of 600 jobs since January.
By Cami Joner March 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Papa Murphy's International has long maintained a low-key local presence as it expanded its network of franchised pizza outlets across the nation, while quietly increasing its workforce to 183 employees at its modest headquarters near Westfield Vancouver mall.
By Cami Joner March 23, 2014 5:58 a.m.
Analysts and prospective investors will be examining the financials of Papa Murphy's International in the weeks ahead in preparation for the stock sale on a date that has not been announced. Here are some of the key points the company has presented, as required, in the S-1 form of its Security and Exchange Commission filing:
By Cami Joner March 20, 2014 6:56 p.m.
A group of Clark County business and economic development advocates is moving to counter the direction of Republican commissioners David Madore and Tom Mielke by creating a PAC to help fill the board seat vacated by Democrat Steve Stuart and support a more transportation-friendly legislative agenda.
By Cami Joner March 3, 2014 5:39 p.m.
Vancouver's newest downtown apartment complex is now open and offering data transmission at extremely high speeds, in addition to modern kitchens with stainless-steel appliances, granite counters, wood laminate floors and walk-in closets.
By Cami Joner February 20, 2014 3:22 p.m.
A pair of former Albertsons stores that have become Vancouver's latest commercial real estate vacancies are expected to stay empty for a long time.
By Cami Joner February 17, 2014 4:51 p.m.
Tighter inventory of houses for sale and stricter lending rules created new obstacles for prospective homebuyers in Clark County in January, according to local analyses of a report issued Saturday.
By Cami Joner February 8, 2014 3:28 p.m.
For months, developer Barry Cain has told anyone who would listen that his plan for a $1.3 billion Vancouver waterfront development was threatened by a proposed oil terminal about 2 miles downriver at the Port of Vancouver.
By Cami Joner February 5, 2014 9:05 p.m.
Nordstrom announced today it will close stores at Westfield Vancouver mall and at the Lloyd Center in Portland by January 2015 as recessionary pressures continue to hammer department store retailers.
By Cami Joner January 29, 2014 5:35 p.m.
It's almost here. And this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up between the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos has Clark County businesses scrambling for field position with displays of beer and Skittles, extra seating and all things team blue and green.
The Columbian's 2014 Economic Forecast Breakfast featured three panel discussions on a range of local business topics, and a fourth panel discussion featuring local high school and college students. Here are some highlights from those discussions.
By Cami Joner January 23, 2014 6 a.m.
Golden shovels in hand, Clark County homebuilders on Wednesday broke ground ceremoniously on the 2014 NW Natural Parade of Homes, a showcase of new houses to be held in July at the Erickson Farms subdivision in Felida, on Vancouver's west side.
By Cami Joner January 16, 2014 6 a.m.
The total number of home foreclosures in 2013 in Clark County reached the lowest level since 2007, according to a report issued Thursday, which also showed that the value of distressed properties have improved across the nation.
By Cami Joner January 12, 2014 6 a.m.
Most of us aren't surprised by statistics showing we shopped online a lot more during the recent holiday season.
By Cami Joner January 2, 2014 6 a.m.
Veteran technology executive Jim Short has been hired by Linear Technology Corp. to oversee facilities, operations and projects at the chipmaker's Camas plant, a similar position to his previous longtime post at the nearby WaferTech fabrication plant.
By Cami Joner December 26, 2013 4:13 p.m.
An east Vancouver building that formerly housed a Best Buy store will soon be transformed into a Ross Dress for Less.