By Courtney Sherwood January 9, 2015 6 a.m.
Wearing a 1960s dress and thick-rimmed glasses, her white-blond hair stacked atop her head, Lynn Loewen surveys her boutique, looking for any dress out of place, any opportunity to improve. She adjusts a sign, straightens a scarf display.
By Courtney Sherwood October 28, 2014 6 a.m.
Chris Maier was not a big beer drinker when he moved to Camas about five years ago. But a business he co-founded is helping to change that. And as enthusiasm for his fledgling company far exceeds his expectations, Maier says that he has plenty of reasons to raise a foamy glass in celebration.
By Courtney Sherwood October 19, 2014 12:13 a.m.
Five years after bank failures and an economic meltdown froze Clark County’s home-building sector in its tracks, construction has returned to lots zoned and permitted long ago. Housing construction remains well below pre-recession levels. But as builders such as Troy Johns can attest, the legacy of the Great Recession may shape the face of new housing in the community for years to come.
By Courtney Sherwood August 28, 2014 5:08 p.m.
Three years after setting up its first Vancouver manufacturing operation, a Norwegian-owned business is exceeding its own expectations at the site. Sapa Extrusions employs more people in Clark County than it originally planned, said regional plant manager Mats Johansson. It is pursuing a certification that could lead to more hiring. And Johansson said he sees a long future for the aluminum-products maker in the community.