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Courtney Sherwood

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Kuni Automotive revved up for growth

By Courtney Sherwood December 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Walk through the floor-to-ceiling glass front door, and you might think you've been transported to the high-tech halls of Silicon Valley.

Knitting a fitting path for couple

By Courtney Sherwood December 10, 2014 6 a.m.

Michael Arrington spent much of his career in the high-tech world. But since he was laid off earlier this year, Arrington has moved in a decidedly low-tech direction.

Bookstore has had many chapters

By Courtney Sherwood November 28, 2014 6 a.m.

Nobody opens a business like hers hoping to get rich, the owner of one of Clark County's last independent bookstores says with a laugh.

Builder offers home within home

By Courtney Sherwood November 14, 2014 6 a.m.

One of Clark County's newest major homebuilders is introducing a new type of home to the local housing market, one that aims to keep extended families together while giving them space to be apart.

GrowlerWerks is kick-started, set to grow(l)

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.

Urban NW Homes focuses on sustainability

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.

Vancouver's ShopBox off and running

By Courtney Sherwood September 18, 2014 7 p.m.

A small Vancouver company helped set new records at April's Boston Marathon — not on the course itself, but at "pop-up" stores at the start and finish lines.

Kaiser Permanente's switch reverberates

By Courtney Sherwood September 14, 2014 6 a.m.

Across the country, millions of newly insured people are flooding major hospitals, but industry leaders in Clark County say health reform is playing out differently here.

Sapa Extrusions is exceeding expectations

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.

Gravitate changes plan for building

By Courtney Sherwood August 18, 2014 4:30 p.m.

New life is coming to a prime piece of downtown Vancouver street-front real estate, five years after it became vacant, according to the commercial real estate broker working to lease the former site of Koplan's Home Furnishings.

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