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ilani casino resort (The Columbian files)

ilani to remain open despite restrictions

ilani casino resort (The Columbian files)

November 19, 2020, 5:58am Business

ilani Casino Resort announced Tuesday that it intends to remain open during the renewed round of COVID-19 restrictions that Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday in response to a spike in novel coronavirus cases. Read story

The front of at Clark Public Utilities.

Clark Public Utilities offers CARES Act grants

The front of at Clark Public Utilities.

November 19, 2020, 5:56am Clark County News

Clark Public Utilities announced last week that it would distribute grants of up to $500 to customers with outstanding balances on their utility bills during the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding comes from the federal CARES Act via Clark County. Read story

Decorations celebrating the season surround the indoor dining area at Beaches restaurant as customers get in one last lunch on Monday before COVID-19 restrictions on dining go back in place. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday that restaurants would need to halt indoor seating for a month in response to a statewide spike in COVID-19 cases.

Clark County businesses see dark days ahead after state mandates more COVID-19 restrictions

Decorations celebrating the season surround the indoor dining area at Beaches restaurant as customers get in one last lunch on Monday before COVID-19 restrictions on dining go back in place. Gov. Jay Inslee announced Sunday that restaurants would need to halt indoor seating for a month in response to a statewide spike in COVID-19 cases.

November 16, 2020, 5:58pm Business

Gov. Jay Inslee’s Sunday announcement of a new set of statewide COVID-19 restrictions has left Clark County business owners across multiple industries — particularly restaurants, gyms and movie theaters — wondering whether they’ll survive the winter. Read story

Santa Claus (aka Chuck Gill of Philadelphia) poses for a picture at his desk, where's he's set up for video calls with children and families. Gill uses a platform called Visit With Santa, which originated in Vancouver a few years ago. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause unprecedented demand this year.

Vancouver-based Visit With Santa taking reservations for video calls with St. Nick

Santa Claus (aka Chuck Gill of Philadelphia) poses for a picture at his desk, where's he's set up for video calls with children and families. Gill uses a platform called Visit With Santa, which originated in Vancouver a few years ago. The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to cause unprecedented demand this year.

November 13, 2020, 6:01am Business

After a year of Zooming for school, work, parties and family gatherings, it seems only natural that 2020’s pandemic holiday season would mean yet another virtual experience: video chatting with Santa Claus. Read story

A for sale sign is posted outside a home on Northeast 133rd Way.

Mixed bag for Southwest Washington housing market

A for sale sign is posted outside a home on Northeast 133rd Way.

November 12, 2020, 6:04am Business

Southwest Washington’s housing market saw an influx of new listings in October, but it wasn’t enough to ease the region’s inventory shortage, which fell to what the Regional Multiple Listing Service described as the lowest level on record. Read story

Custom apparel firm leases space at Port of Vancouver

November 12, 2020, 6:02am Business

The Port of Vancouver has approved a five-year lease with Washougal-based Printforia Inc., a custom clothing provider that uses inkjet technology to print on cotton fabric. Read story

Vancouver Mall (The Columbian files)

Proposed satellite buildings at Vancouver Mall include coffee stand

Vancouver Mall (The Columbian files)

November 12, 2020, 6:01am Business

A developer has submitted a preliminary application to the city of Vancouver to build two satellite buildings in the Vancouver Mall parking lot, one of which is described as a drive-thru coffee stand. Read story

Former HP campus site bought for $35 million

November 10, 2020, 6:04am Business

The VIC Building Owner LLC has purchased a group of office and industrial buildings at 18110 S.E. 34th St. in east Vancouver for $35 million, according to a press release from Fuller Group, which brokered the transaction. Read story

The Vancouvercenter towers in downtown Vancouver as seen Wednesday afternoon.

Two Vancouvercenter buildings purchased

The Vancouvercenter towers in downtown Vancouver as seen Wednesday afternoon.

November 10, 2020, 6:04am Business

EJF Capital, an asset management firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., announced Monday that it has formed a joint venture with Vancouver-based Holland Partner Group to acquire and operate the two southern buildings of the Vancouvercenter. Read story

Nautilus CEO Jim Barr

Nautilus reports ‘phenomenal’ 3rd quarter

Nautilus CEO Jim Barr

November 9, 2020, 4:58pm Business

Vancouver-based home exercise equipment maker Nautilus reported what its CEO called “phenomenal” third-quarter results Monday, with record sales fueled by ongoing, heightened consumer demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story