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Strictly Business: New days, challenges are ahead

June 19, 2016, 6:03am Business

I arrived at The Columbian as a business reporter in late 2010, a dark time in Southwest Washington as the Big Short worked its way through the region’s economic arteries. The foreclosure auctions held every Friday outside the Clark County courthouse were testament to this community’s desperate saga. No job, no home. Read story

Igor Tsvor, left, and Viktor Vakulchik of Legend Custom Woodworking lend a hand to the construction of the dog ramp Wednesday afternoon at Banfield Pet Hospital. Employees will start moving into the new headquarters this week.

Banfield Pet Hospital headquarters a new kind of doghouse

Igor Tsvor, left, and Viktor Vakulchik of Legend Custom Woodworking lend a hand to the construction of the dog ramp Wednesday afternoon at Banfield Pet Hospital. Employees will start moving into the new headquarters this week.

June 12, 2016, 6:07am Business

The new corporate headquarters for Banfield Pet Hospital is twice the size of the event center at the Clark County Fairgrounds, consumes only half the energy of a typical office building, and is immeasurably more dog-friendly than just about any other workplace. Read story

PDX to get new fueling station

June 11, 2016, 6:05am Business

MAJ Development Corp. of Vancouver will construct a gas station and travel center at Portland International Airport, the Port of Portland announced this week. The new facilities will be combined with a new cellphone waiting area. Read story

The houses at 2000 Broadway, left, and 2004 Broadway could make way for a three-story building with 23 apartments and seven live-work units if Vancouver approves an application now under review.

Apartment project proposed on Broadway in Uptown Village

The houses at 2000 Broadway, left, and 2004 Broadway could make way for a three-story building with 23 apartments and seven live-work units if Vancouver approves an application now under review.

June 7, 2016, 5:16pm Business

Two single-family houses on the west side of Broadway north of 20th Street in the Arnada neighborhood would be removed to make room for a three-floor building with 23 apartments and seven live-work units under a development application submitted to the city of Vancouver. Read story

Kaiser Permanente's new Battle Ground Medical Office, at 720 W. Main St. The office is accepting patients beginning Monday.

Battle Ground Kaiser clinic opens Monday

Kaiser Permanente's new Battle Ground Medical Office, at 720 W. Main St. The office is accepting patients beginning Monday.

June 3, 2016, 5:07pm Business

Kaiser Permanente launched its new Battle Ground Medical Office on Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house ahead of a scheduled Monday opening for the new facility. Read story

A rendering of the Indigo Hotel project slated for the Vancouver Waterfront.

Developer bringing Hotel Indigo to Vancouver Waterfront

A rendering of the Indigo Hotel project slated for the Vancouver Waterfront.

June 1, 2016, 5:08pm Business

With one new upscale hotel already planned for Vancouver’s waterfront, commercial property developer Dean Kirkland believes there’s room for at least one more. Read story

PayLess Drug moving in to Clark County, bringing 350 jobs

May 31, 2016, 5:37pm Business

PayLess Drug Pharmacy Group will relocate its base of pharmacy operations from Portland to Vancouver, bringing about 350 employees to its new location by September, PayLess CEO and President John Mack said Tuesday. Read story

Strictly Business: Startups facing challenges

May 29, 2016, 6:05am Business

Do you remember the old mom-and-pop neighborhood markets? Read story

Jeff Shafer, founder of Agave, said Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer XCVI purchased Agave, which will relocate its warehouse from Ridgefield to Los Angeles. Shafer and a small design team will remain in Clark County.

Ridgefield-based Agave denim bought by L.A. clothing firm

Jeff Shafer, founder of Agave, said Los Angeles-based clothing manufacturer XCVI purchased Agave, which will relocate its warehouse from Ridgefield to Los Angeles. Shafer and a small design team will remain in Clark County.

May 25, 2016, 4:02pm Business

Agave, the Ridgefield-based maker of premium denim clothing for men and women, has been acquired by a Los Angeles women’s casual clothing maker and will move its warehouse and most operations to Los Angeles. Read story

The AC Hotel by Marriott at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 will be built on property now occupied by a small office and the western wing of the former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay hotel, near the two tall trees in the center of this photo. The port is negotiating with Vancouver-based Vesta Hospitality to build and operate the hotel.

Vesta offers more details for new Marriott at port of Vancouver

The AC Hotel by Marriott at the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 will be built on property now occupied by a small office and the western wing of the former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay hotel, near the two tall trees in the center of this photo. The port is negotiating with Vancouver-based Vesta Hospitality to build and operate the hotel.

May 17, 2016, 4:33pm Business

Vesta Hospitality owns or manages hotels throughout the West, but it has only one in its own backyard of Vancouver. Read story