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Courtney Sherwood

freelance writer


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Growing up with Vancouver's Puj

By Courtney Sherwood April 12, 2015 6 a.m.

Vancouver entrepreneurs Ben and Katie Richardson met at Brigham Young University's industrial design program, where both graduated in 2002, and from early in their courtship they knew they wanted a life infused with the same thoughtfulness that goes into designing a well-made product.

Horenstein Law Group nimble amid shifts in industry

By Courtney Sherwood February 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Few professions are as central to the economy — and as unpopular with the general public — as the legal profession. Lawyers write contracts, negotiate real estate sales, help businesses grow, defend criminals, file divorce petitions, protect inventors' patents.

Mod Haus finding its niche in downtown

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.

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.

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