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Customers take shelter in an outdoor dining area of Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver. Declining COVID-19 activity has allowed Clark County to move into Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan, which will allow indoor dining, with restrictions, to resume on Monday.

Indoor dining at Clark County restaurants can resume Sunday

Customers take shelter in an outdoor dining area of Little Conejo in downtown Vancouver. Declining COVID-19 activity has allowed Clark County to move into Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan, which will allow indoor dining, with restrictions, to resume on Monday.

February 12, 2021, 6:00am Business

Clark County restaurant owners caught a long-awaited break Thursday afternoon when Gov. Jay Inslee announced that five Washington regions — including Clark County’s Southwest region — are eligible to move to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan, thanks to improved results on multiple COVID-19 tracking metrics. Read story

Pacific Lifestyle breaks ground in Ridgefield

February 12, 2021, 5:58am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based homebuilder Pacific Lifestyle Homes announced Wednesday that it has broken ground on a new housing development in Ridgefield called Viewridge Hollow. The development is located off South Hillhurst Road, near Ridgefield High School. Read story

Camas-based Fisher Investments passes $100B in assets

February 12, 2021, 5:58am Clark County Business

Camas-based financial management firm Fisher Investments announced last week that it had surpassed $100 billion in assets under management in its US Private Client Group, which serves wealthy United States residents. Read story

Clark County’s Parade of Homes holds virtual groundbreaking

February 12, 2021, 5:56am Clark County Business

The annual NW Natural Parade of Homes is still moving forward this year, although the traditional groundbreaking ceremony has been replaced by a virtual presentation, according to a Thursday press release from the Building Industry Association of Clark County. Read story

Vancouver Clinic site to offer surgical services

February 12, 2021, 5:55am Clark County Business

The Vancouver Clinic announced Wednesday that it held a groundbreaking ceremony earlier this week for a new three-story, $70 million building on the other side of the parking lot from the clinic's Salmon Creek location. Read story

Reynaldo Sotelo, left, and Simeon Chavez of Gecho Construction lend a hand at a home being built at Parklands at Camas Meadows. The home under construction will be 8,000 square feet, part of a trend toward physically larger homes during the pandemic.

Clark County sees high demand for large, expensive houses

Reynaldo Sotelo, left, and Simeon Chavez of Gecho Construction lend a hand at a home being built at Parklands at Camas Meadows. The home under construction will be 8,000 square feet, part of a trend toward physically larger homes during the pandemic.

February 10, 2021, 6:00am Business

The Camas-area house was just under 7,300 square feet, the biggest that Connor Zuvich had ever listed for sale. He was prepared to be patient; it's not unusual for houses of that size to sit on the market for months, and this particular house had taken about a year to… Read story

Al Graham, left, and Chris Smith of Backwoods Biochar load two-gallon buckets with Petey Green soil while working in Vancouver. The Vancouver-based company distributes biochar-infused cannabis soil.

Vancouver-based Backwoods Biochar getting to root of the challenge

Al Graham, left, and Chris Smith of Backwoods Biochar load two-gallon buckets with Petey Green soil while working in Vancouver. The Vancouver-based company distributes biochar-infused cannabis soil.

February 8, 2021, 6:05am Business

The Pacific Northwest’s cannabis industry has seen near-constant growth since Washington and Oregon legalized cannabis cultivation and sales, both in terms of new retail stores and cannabis-growing operations. Read story

Holland Partner Group is building a mixed-use residential and office building at Block 10, the last of the downtown Vancouver "brewery blocks" that the city purchased for redevelopment back in the 1990s.

Downtown Vancouver is on the rise

Holland Partner Group is building a mixed-use residential and office building at Block 10, the last of the downtown Vancouver "brewery blocks" that the city purchased for redevelopment back in the 1990s.

February 7, 2021, 6:05am Business

Despite numerous impacts up and down the construction pipeline — everything from skyrocketing material prices to widespread labor shortages — the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t constrained the amount of development in downtown Vancouver. Read story

Pedestrians pass a GameStop store Thursday in the Manhattan borough of New York. GameStop stock had rocketed from below $20 to more than $400 this month as a volunteer army of investors on social media challenged big institutions who has placed market bets that the stock would fall.

Clark County residents play bit parts in GameStop drama

Pedestrians pass a GameStop store Thursday in the Manhattan borough of New York. GameStop stock had rocketed from below $20 to more than $400 this month as a volunteer army of investors on social media challenged big institutions who has placed market bets that the stock would fall.

February 7, 2021, 6:04am Business

When 32-year-old Vancouver resident Brian Geddis began regularly trading stocks on the Robinhood app last year, it was mainly to keep busy after he lost his job in the pandemic. But when he decided to make a bigger bet on video game retail chain GameStop two weeks ago, he felt… Read story

Entertainment venues such as the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, forced to completely shut down for most of the past year. A new federal program promises relief grants for the performing arts industry, but applications aren't available yet.

Clark County theater owners frustrated as information on federal grant slow in coming

Entertainment venues such as the Kiggins Theatre in downtown Vancouver have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, forced to completely shut down for most of the past year. A new federal program promises relief grants for the performing arts industry, but applications aren't available yet.

February 4, 2021, 6:00am Business

December’s $900 billion federal COVID-19 relief bill included a $284 billion funding infusion for the Paycheck Protection Program, giving beleaguered small businesses a chance to apply for a second loan, but it also set aside another $15 billion for theaters, museums and performing arts venues. Read story