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Walmart greeter John Combs works at a Walmart store in Vancouver.

Walmart offers different job to Vancouver’s John Combs

Walmart greeter John Combs works at a Walmart store in Vancouver.

March 1, 2019, 5:59pm Business

John Combs of Vancouver, whose impending dismissal as a Walmart greeter along with others around the country sparked a consumer outcry, was offered a new position at his store on Friday, a family member said. Read story

Bruce Cazenave (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Nautilus CEO Bruce Cazenave resigns

Bruce Cazenave (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

March 1, 2019, 2:41pm Business

Nautilus CEO Bruce Cazenave, credited with leading Nautilus to stability after years of turmoil, has resigned, just a week after the Vancouver-based exercise equipment company announced disappointing fourth-quarter results. Read story

Nautilus headquarters in Vancouver.

Nautilus delivers disappointing fourth-quarter results, as expected

Nautilus headquarters in Vancouver.

February 25, 2019, 5:38pm Business

As promised in January, Nautilus on Monday delivered a disappointing fourth-quarter earnings report. Read story

PeaceHealth announces top executive to depart post

February 25, 2019, 11:15am Business

Carol Aaron, PeaceHealth’s chief administrative officer the past nine years, will retire at the end of the year, the Catholic health system announced Monday. Read story

John Combs, a greeter at the Walmart Supercenter at 430 S.E. 192nd Ave. in Vancouver, welcomes his nephew to the store.

Vancouver Walmart greeter with cerebral palsy laid off due to policy change

John Combs, a greeter at the Walmart Supercenter at 430 S.E. 192nd Ave. in Vancouver, welcomes his nephew to the store.

February 23, 2019, 6:02am Business

John Combs has cerebral palsy and travels in a wheelchair. But he’s still able to work as a Walmart Supercenter greeter at Southeast 192nd Avenue, a job he loves and has held for more than two years. Read story

An nLIGHT wafer fab specialist applies photo resistance to wafers during the laser production process at nLIGHT in Vancouver in April.

nLIGHT reports increased 4th-quarter sales

An nLIGHT wafer fab specialist applies photo resistance to wafers during the laser production process at nLIGHT in Vancouver in April.

February 21, 2019, 5:40pm Business

nLIGHT, Inc., the Vancouver-based maker of high-power semiconductor and fiber lasers, saw sales go up 23.2 percent in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year’s same quarter, the company announced. Read story

Tidewater Barge Lines, the largest inland marine transportation company west of the Mississippi River, has a fleet of 16 tugboats, including Chief, above, and 172 barges.

New York investment firm acquires Tidewater Barge Lines of Vancouver

Tidewater Barge Lines, the largest inland marine transportation company west of the Mississippi River, has a fleet of 16 tugboats, including Chief, above, and 172 barges.

February 20, 2019, 9:44am Business

Upper Bay Infrastructure Partners, a New York-based private investment firm, announced Wednesday it had acquired Tidewater Transportation & Terminals of Vancouver from investment firm Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners, also based in New York. Read story

The Port of Vancouver envisions transforming its 10 acres near the Columbia River into a place for commercial, residential and public space development.

Port of Vancouver seeks Terminal 1 development proposals

The Port of Vancouver envisions transforming its 10 acres near the Columbia River into a place for commercial, residential and public space development.

February 19, 2019, 6:25pm Business

Some day, the Port of Vancouver’s Terminal 1 on the Columbia River may be every bit as fancy, parklike and mixed-use as its neighbor, The Waterfront Vancouver. Read story

Mitchell Silagy, left, and Dave Silagy add spices to a habanero sauce while working in the kitchen of The Cedars at Salmon Creek golf course in Brush Prairie.

Silagy Sauce makes a splash — without a home of its own

Mitchell Silagy, left, and Dave Silagy add spices to a habanero sauce while working in the kitchen of The Cedars at Salmon Creek golf course in Brush Prairie.

February 17, 2019, 6:06am Business

A sweet, tangy aroma wafts over the clubhouse kitchen at The Cedars at Salmon Creek golf course. Read story

Thomus Cherry is pursuing a mechatronics certification at Clark College in instrumentation and control automation while working as an SEH America apprentice in Vancouver.

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Thomus Cherry is pursuing a mechatronics certification at Clark College in instrumentation and control automation while working as an SEH America apprentice in Vancouver.

February 15, 2019, 6:02am Business

Thomus Cherry is a Clark College student with a clear path to a $27-an-hour job at SEH America if he so chooses. Read story