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Spirit Mountain Casino is one of Oregon's most visited places, but its operator, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, expects business to fall by as much as 41 percent after the Cowlitz Tribe's Ilani opens next year.

Grand Ronde gamble on challenge to Ilani

Spirit Mountain Casino is one of Oregon's most visited places, but its operator, the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, expects business to fall by as much as 41 percent after the Cowlitz Tribe's Ilani opens next year.

August 21, 2016, 6:02am Business

Games and business have one big thing in common — competition. And when you’re in the business of gaming, the ante goes even higher. Read story

Joey Chmiko, owner and chef of Nonavo Pizza, adds wood to the oven at his newly opened pizzeria in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday. Despite a quiet opening, Nonavo is already selling out of lunch and dinner on occasion.

Chef fires up locally sourced pizza in downtown Vancouver

Joey Chmiko, owner and chef of Nonavo Pizza, adds wood to the oven at his newly opened pizzeria in downtown Vancouver on Wednesday. Despite a quiet opening, Nonavo is already selling out of lunch and dinner on occasion.

August 18, 2016, 5:54pm Business

You can believe Joey Chmiko when he says his restaurant only uses fresh ingredients, because he’s saying it as a Ridgefield farmer drops off boxes of tomatoes that smell as fresh as the summer garden they came from. Read story

PeaceHealth exec Kirk Raboin leaves

August 17, 2016, 5:21pm Business

Another PeaceHealth executive is leaving the Vancouver-based health system. Read story

Sen. Patty Murray speaks to David Ripp, the executive director of the Port of Camas-Washougal, following a Columbia River Economic Development Council luncheon on Tuesday. The Democratic senator spoke about her collaborative efforts in "the other Washington" before a crowd of more than 90 local business leaders.

Murray in Vancouver: I build bridges

Sen. Patty Murray speaks to David Ripp, the executive director of the Port of Camas-Washougal, following a Columbia River Economic Development Council luncheon on Tuesday. The Democratic senator spoke about her collaborative efforts in "the other Washington" before a crowd of more than 90 local business leaders.

August 16, 2016, 5:23pm Clark County Business

Sen. Patty Murray read through her résumé for Clark County’s business community Tuesday and stressed one theme of her experience: bridge building. Read story

Kimberly Sherertz, widow of the late Vancouver businessman William Sherertz, stands in 2011 beside the unfinished waterfront restaurant that her husband had planned to open as The Black Pearl overlooking the marina at the Port of Camas-Washougal. The building is now for sale, allowing the Pearl to be passed to a hopeful restaurateur or other developer.

Former Parker House site for sale in Washougal

Kimberly Sherertz, widow of the late Vancouver businessman William Sherertz, stands in 2011 beside the unfinished waterfront restaurant that her husband had planned to open as The Black Pearl overlooking the marina at the Port of Camas-Washougal. The building is now for sale, allowing the Pearl to be passed to a hopeful restaurateur or other developer.

August 16, 2016, 6:05am Business

Near the confluence of the Columbia and Washougal rivers, a building stands abandoned like a lone oyster on the shore. In it lives the dream of The Black Pearl, not a gem but a planned restaurant that had been a local man’s dream before he died. Read story

An empty parking lot is seen along Jefferson Street in downtown Vancouver on Monday afternoon.

Apartments proposed for Jefferson Street in downtown Vancouver

An empty parking lot is seen along Jefferson Street in downtown Vancouver on Monday afternoon.

August 15, 2016, 4:19pm Business

A local developer is looking to bring some residents to a part of downtown that doesn’t yet have many. Read story

Jacky Yang of Yang's Fresh Bloomer and Produce hands a bouquet of flowers to Pamela Roberts at the farmers market in east Vancouver Aug. 4. The market is in its second year as the Columbia Tech Center looks to build a sense of community on the east side of the city.

Life, growth looking up on Vancouver’s east side

Jacky Yang of Yang's Fresh Bloomer and Produce hands a bouquet of flowers to Pamela Roberts at the farmers market in east Vancouver Aug. 4. The market is in its second year as the Columbia Tech Center looks to build a sense of community on the east side of the city.

August 14, 2016, 6:07am Business

The roundabout is dotted with young families filling baskets with fruits and flowers as music warns the air. The nearby park is shaded by tall buildings as strangers and neighbors pass each other, the same as they do every week. Read story

Carlos Salazar works framing a new home in Vancouver in October. The median home sale price in July dipped from June's record high but still managed to stay 5 percent above the average price of July 2015.

Home sales prices climb in Clark County

Carlos Salazar works framing a new home in Vancouver in October. The median home sale price in July dipped from June's record high but still managed to stay 5 percent above the average price of July 2015.

August 12, 2016, 3:52pm Business

Sellers rejoice, buyers beware: Housing prices continue to surge in Clark County, with the average sales price jumping more than 5 percent over the past year. Read story

Arlene Nunez, owner of By the Bottle, is transforming her bottle shop into a private taproom available to rent called The Evergreen Room. The venue is set for a grand opening in October, though it is available to rent already.

By the Bottle owner turning beer shop into event space

Arlene Nunez, owner of By the Bottle, is transforming her bottle shop into a private taproom available to rent called The Evergreen Room. The venue is set for a grand opening in October, though it is available to rent already.

August 11, 2016, 6:00am Business

A successful business is a dream come true. But it doesn’t have to be a recurring dream. Read story

Port of Camas-Washougal gets $2.9M building grant

August 10, 2016, 6:05am Business

The Port of Camas-Washougal is getting a $2.9 million federal grant to build an industrial building twice as large as it had originally intended. Read story