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Portraits of port commissioners Nancy Baker, clockwise from lower left, Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe and the port's CEO, Todd Coleman decorate the lobby at the Port of Vancouver. The commissioners and Coleman have come under public criticism for advancing a lease for what would be the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal.

Culture of secrecy shrouds Port of Vancouver

Portraits of port commissioners Nancy Baker, clockwise from lower left, Jerry Oliver and Brian Wolfe and the port's CEO, Todd Coleman decorate the lobby at the Port of Vancouver. The commissioners and Coleman have come under public criticism for advancing a lease for what would be the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil transfer terminal.

May 16, 2015, 5:00pm Business

The Port of Vancouver is a government body that's beholden to its voters and taxpayers. Yet its elected officials embrace a culture of secrecy, meeting behind closed doors "about 95 percent of the time," as one commissioner put it in a court deposition, and making decisions inside a bubble of… Read story

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

Analyst: Oil terminal has less than 50% chance of approval

The proposed Tesoro-Savage oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver would include operations at Terminal 5, west of Interstate 5.

May 14, 2015, 5:00pm Business

It's anybody's guess as to whether Vancouver will become home to the nation's largest rail-to-marine oil-transfer terminal. Read story

Bonnie Brasure, owner of Bleu Door Bakery in Uptown Village, bought the building next door and transformed it into a sit-down cafe.

Bleu Door Bakery opens wider in Vancouver

Bonnie Brasure, owner of Bleu Door Bakery in Uptown Village, bought the building next door and transformed it into a sit-down cafe.

May 13, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Bonnie Brasure, owner of Bleu Door Bakery on Main Street in Vancouver, has a coffee mug emblazoned with words that nicely sum up her success in business: "She believed she could so she did." Read story

Michael Elich is the CEO of Barrett Business Services Inc.

Barrett Business Services faces SEC probe

Michael Elich is the CEO of Barrett Business Services Inc.

May 11, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Vancouver-based Barrett Business Services Inc. is under investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in a case involving the company's workers' compensation reserves. Read story

CEO Scott Keeney said he sees "great opportunities for growth" for Vancouver-based nLight, a global company that develops and manufactures high-performance lasers for advanced materials processing, defense and medical uses.

nLight to spend $25M in investment funding on factory, more

CEO Scott Keeney said he sees "great opportunities for growth" for Vancouver-based nLight, a global company that develops and manufactures high-performance lasers for advanced materials processing, defense and medical uses.

May 7, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Driven by the speed of technology and bracketed by global trade, industrial laser manufacturer nLight Corp. of Vancouver is deepening its role as an anchor of Clark County's cluster of high-tech employers. Read story

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Nancy Baker smiles during a meeting at the the Port of Vancouver on April 28.

Baker won’t seek re-election to Vancouver port board

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Nancy Baker smiles during a meeting at the the Port of Vancouver on April 28.

May 7, 2015, 5:00pm Business

"I feel good about it," Baker, first elected to the District 2 position in 2003, said of her decision. Read story

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Papa Murphy’s parent posts $2.6M profit

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May 5, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc., the Vancouver-based parent of Papa Murphy's take-and-bake pizza chain, said Wednesday it recorded a first-quarter profit of $2.6 million. That compares with a profit of $819,000 in the same January-to-March period in 2014. Read story

Study focuses on bolstering regional economy

May 4, 2015, 5:00pm Clark County News

A new study of the Portland-Vancouver region's economy spells out strategies for strengthening high-tech manufacturers, increasing supply chain opportunities and boosting exports. The study, announced by two regional economic development agencies Tuesday, calls for everything from more early-stage investment capital and state-funded development initiatives to an emphasis on workforce training. Read story

Nautilus headquarters in Vancouver.

Nautilus profits up sharply from year ago

Nautilus headquarters in Vancouver.

May 3, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Nautilus, the Vancouver-based manufacturer of fitness machines, said Monday it recorded a first-quarter profit of $10.73 million. That compares with a profit of $5.73 million in the January-to-March period of 2014. Read story

Tidewater adds 3 towboats to fleet

April 29, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Tidewater Transportation and Terminals, the Vancouver-based marine transportation business, is adding three towboats to its fleet of 16 vessels and 160 barges as part of its larger effort to move cargo along the Columbia and Snake rivers. Read story