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Christina Brown of Vancouver fills a box with groceries while checking out at the Vancouver Grocery Outlet. The store eliminated single-use plastic bags on March 1 and now offers boxes for customers who did not bring reusable bags. “I’m pretty glad,” Brown said.

Clark County grocers prep for plastic bag ban

Christina Brown of Vancouver fills a box with groceries while checking out at the Vancouver Grocery Outlet. The store eliminated single-use plastic bags on March 1 and now offers boxes for customers who did not bring reusable bags. “I’m pretty glad,” Brown said.

March 19, 2019, 6:01am Business

Gary McLachlan patiently waited for his groceries to be loaded into a reusable bag at the Vancouver Grocery Outlet at 5800 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Read story

Interim Nautilus CEO M. Carl Johnson III joined the exercise equipment brand’s board in 2011. He’s standing next to the Bowflex Max Trainer M8, left, which is one of the machines that is linked to a product that may be essential to the company’s future success: the Max Intelligence digital platform. At right is a Schwinn Classic Cruiser stationary bicycle.

A fresh course for Nautilus

Interim Nautilus CEO M. Carl Johnson III joined the exercise equipment brand’s board in 2011. He’s standing next to the Bowflex Max Trainer M8, left, which is one of the machines that is linked to a product that may be essential to the company’s future success: the Max Intelligence digital platform. At right is a Schwinn Classic Cruiser stationary bicycle.

March 17, 2019, 6:02am Business

Nautilus has “terrific trademarks,” says M. Carl Johnson III, its new leader. Ensuring consumers believe that too is one of his goals over the next year or so. Read story

Budtenders at Sticky’s Pot Shop wait for customers to arrive for a closing sale in July following a court decision that led to the store’s closing.

Sticky’s pot shop owner to pay county $112,500

Budtenders at Sticky’s Pot Shop wait for customers to arrive for a closing sale in July following a court decision that led to the store’s closing.

March 15, 2019, 5:53pm Business

Emerald Enterprises, the owner of now-closed Sticky’s Pot Shop, has reached an agreement to pay fines stemming from defying Clark County’s ban on recreational marijuana retailing in unincorporated parts of the county. Read story

A shopper walks down the stairs near the former Sears location at the Vancouver Mall in November. The space will apparently be split into a Hobby Lobby and a Round1 amusement center.

Hobby Lobby, Round1 destined for vacated Vancouver Mall Sears space?video icon

A shopper walks down the stairs near the former Sears location at the Vancouver Mall in November. The space will apparently be split into a Hobby Lobby and a Round1 amusement center.

March 11, 2019, 10:42am Business

Hobby Lobby along with a bowling and amusement games venue appear to be destined for the former Sears space at Vancouver Mall. Read story

Carbon12, the tallest mass timber and cross-laminated timber building in the country, is an eight-story condominium tower in Portland completed in January 2018 and designed and developed by Path Architecture and Kaiser Group. Those two firms, which operate as one company, are planning to build a similar structure at The Waterfront Vancouver on Block 14. The building would be called The Trestle.

Trendy timber at chic Waterfront Vancouver?

Carbon12, the tallest mass timber and cross-laminated timber building in the country, is an eight-story condominium tower in Portland completed in January 2018 and designed and developed by Path Architecture and Kaiser Group. Those two firms, which operate as one company, are planning to build a similar structure at The Waterfront Vancouver on Block 14. The building would be called The Trestle.

March 10, 2019, 6:00am Business

In its brief existence, The Waterfront Vancouver has offered an urban development few could have thought possible in Vancouver. Read story

Bruce Cazenave (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Ex-Nautilus CEO Bruce Cazenave lands at direct-to-consumer Bluestem Group

Bruce Cazenave (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

March 8, 2019, 9:30am Business

Bruce Cazenave, who a week ago stepped down as president and CEO of Nautilus, Inc., has been named president and CEO of Bluestem Group Inc., a direct-to-consumer retailer, the Eden Prairie, Minn.-based company announced Friday. Read story

John Combs, the disabled Walmart greeter who feared losing his position over job-description changes, signs paperwork Wednesday for a different assignment within the Southeast 192nd Avenue store in Vancouver.

John Combs to start new job: Vancouver man to ‘ease into’ position at Walmart self-checkout

John Combs, the disabled Walmart greeter who feared losing his position over job-description changes, signs paperwork Wednesday for a different assignment within the Southeast 192nd Avenue store in Vancouver.

March 7, 2019, 5:27pm Business

Throughout the stress-inducing past two weeks, John Combs of Vancouver was concerned not only about losing his job at the Walmart on Northeast 192nd Avenue, but losing something else. Read story

DiscoverOrg CEO Henry Schuck, whose company is one of the fastest growing in the county, is pictured in his downtown office.

DiscoverOrg of Vancouver makes another acquisition

DiscoverOrg CEO Henry Schuck, whose company is one of the fastest growing in the county, is pictured in his downtown office.

March 5, 2019, 9:54am Business

DiscoverOrg of Vancouver said Tuesday it bought NeverBounce, an email verification company with headquarters in Park City, Utah, and an office in Cleveland. Read story

Smokehouse Provisions in Vancouver opened in October 2016. It’s last day is scheduled for March 24, making way for the April 1 arrival of Smitty’s Original Coney Island at 8058 E. Mill Plain Blvd.

Goodbye Smokehouse Provisions, hello hot dogs

Smokehouse Provisions in Vancouver opened in October 2016. It’s last day is scheduled for March 24, making way for the April 1 arrival of Smitty’s Original Coney Island at 8058 E. Mill Plain Blvd.

March 4, 2019, 4:23pm Business

Chef B.J. Smith is following his heart in his plan to open Smitty’s Original Coney Island, a hot dog- and sandwich-focused restaurant and bar at The Mill shopping center in Vancouver’s North Garrison Heights neighborhood. Read story

Mechanic Jeremy O’Hearn welds a part for a local dam project at a Vigor facility in Vancouver’s Columbia Business Park.

Market for welders blazing hot in Clark County

Mechanic Jeremy O’Hearn welds a part for a local dam project at a Vigor facility in Vancouver’s Columbia Business Park.

March 3, 2019, 6:05am Business

Teaching methods have changed since Tom Fitzgerald learned to be a welder three decades ago. Read story