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Daniel Serres, conservation director at Columbia Riverkeepers, speaks at a Rotary Club luncheon in 2013 in Vancouver.

Oil terminal foes seek clarification from state Supreme Court

Daniel Serres, conservation director at Columbia Riverkeepers, speaks at a Rotary Club luncheon in 2013 in Vancouver.

November 6, 2015, 5:09pm Business

Three environmental groups asked the Washington Supreme Court on Friday to review issues surrounding the Port of Vancouver's closed-door meetings dating back to 2013 during the port commission's consideration of a lease with Tesoro Corp. and Savage Cos., now operating as Vancouver Energy, to build a rail-to-ship oil transfer terminal at the Port of Vancouver. Read story

Randy Ehli of Ehli Auctions is liquidating items from the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, which closed at the end of October. The Red Lion chain will hand over keys to the property on Nov. 13 to the Port of Vancouver, which owns the Terminal 1 site it sits on. The port is considering redevelopment options for the site. Items being auctioned online are on display today at the hotel.

Red Lion items to be auctioned off

Randy Ehli of Ehli Auctions is liquidating items from the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, which closed at the end of October. The Red Lion chain will hand over keys to the property on Nov. 13 to the Port of Vancouver, which owns the Terminal 1 site it sits on. The port is considering redevelopment options for the site. Items being auctioned online are on display today at the hotel.

November 5, 2015, 5:02pm Business

With the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay now part of the city's past, the business is busily emptying the building as it prepares to hand over the keys to the property's owner, the Port of Vancouver, on Nov. 13. Read story

The Vancouver Farmers Market ended its 26th season in downtown Vancouver last weekend. Over the course of the season, warm weather brought large crowds but created challenging conditions for Northwest farmers. Still to come are a Harvest Market and a Holiday Market, both later this month.

Vancouver Farmers Market wraps up strong season

The Vancouver Farmers Market ended its 26th season in downtown Vancouver last weekend. Over the course of the season, warm weather brought large crowds but created challenging conditions for Northwest farmers. Still to come are a Harvest Market and a Holiday Market, both later this month.

November 5, 2015, 6:05am Business

The Vancouver Farmers Market closed a strong 26th season last weekend as good weather overall brought out large crowds and a new east Vancouver market provided another outlet for fresh fruits and vegetables. Read story

Veggie Delite Papa Murphy's pizzas

Papa Murphy’s reports 27% jump in revenue

Veggie Delite Papa Murphy's pizzas

November 4, 2015, 5:24pm Business

Papa Murphy's, the Vancouver-based maker of take-and-bake pizza, reported third-quarter revenue of $28.1 million, an increase of 26.9 percent compared to last year's third quarter, in an earnings report released Wednesday. Read story

A shopper pushes a grocery cart past a sign welcoming shoppers to participate in online grocery shopping at Fred Meyers in Vancouver Tuesday November 3 , 2015.(Natalie Behring/The Columbian)
A shopper pushes a grocery cart past a sign welcoming shoppers to participate in online grocery shopping at Fred Meyers in Vancouver Tuesday November 3 , 2015.(Natalie Behring/The Columbian)
The Fred Meyer store in Orchards at 7411 N.E. 117th Ave. is the first in the chain to offer an online grocery service. Customers can order online, set a pickup time for the next day, and do their grocery shopping without setting foot in the store. (Natalie Behring/The Columbian)

Fred Meyer offers online shopping at Orchards site

A shopper pushes a grocery cart past a sign welcoming shoppers to participate in online grocery shopping at Fred Meyers in Vancouver Tuesday November 3 , 2015.(Natalie Behring/The Columbian)
A shopper pushes a grocery cart past a sign welcoming shoppers to participate in online grocery shopping at Fred Meyers in Vancouver Tuesday November 3 , 2015.(Natalie Behring/The Columbian)
The Fred Meyer store in Orchards at 7411 N.E. 117th Ave. is the first in the chain to offer an online grocery service. Customers can order online, set a pickup time for the next day, and do their grocery shopping without setting foot in the store. (Natalie Behring/The Columbian)

November 4, 2015, 6:09am Business

Fred Meyer's Orchards store is among the first in the regional grocery chain to launch a new online shopping service that allows grocery shoppers to complete the task without setting foot in the store. Read story

Nautilus, the Vancouver-based manufacturer of fitness machines, sells its cardio, muscle-building and other fitness machines through its direct-to-consumer channel, involving TV, social media and other advertising, and through retail stores.

Nautilus sees strong 1-year sales increases

Nautilus, the Vancouver-based manufacturer of fitness machines, sells its cardio, muscle-building and other fitness machines through its direct-to-consumer channel, involving TV, social media and other advertising, and through retail stores.

November 2, 2015, 4:32pm Business

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The U.S. on Wednesday accused Iran of launching a "highly provocative" rocket test last week near its warships and commercial traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz, exposing how tensions between the two countries could escalate even after a landmark nuclear deal. Read story

Elson Strahan, the former president and CEO of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, has joined Vancouver-based Vesta Hospitality as vice president of investor relations.

Strahan joins Vesta Hospitality

Elson Strahan, the former president and CEO of the Fort Vancouver National Trust, has joined Vancouver-based Vesta Hospitality as vice president of investor relations.

October 29, 2015, 11:11am Business

Elson Strahan, former Fort Vancouver National Trust president and CEO, has joined Vancouver-based Vesta Hospitality as vice president of investor relations, Vesta has announced. Read story

The process of settling numerous legal claims against Christensen Shipyards, under its former ownership, is underway even as current company owner Henry Luken has reopened the yacht builder with just more than 100 employees now at work.

More legal woes for Christensen

The process of settling numerous legal claims against Christensen Shipyards, under its former ownership, is underway even as current company owner Henry Luken has reopened the yacht builder with just more than 100 employees now at work.

October 21, 2015, 4:31pm Business

A Camas lighting supplier has filed suit in Clark County Superior Court to recover money it says is owed for work at Christensen Shipyards prior to the shipyard's sale to Tennessee investor Henry Luken. Read story

Home sales in Clark County cooled in September, but homes for sale are in short supply and sales prices continue to rise, the RMLS real estate listing service reported Thursday. This home on Southeast McGillivray Boulevard in Vancouver was posted for sale this week.

County housing market cooled in September

Home sales in Clark County cooled in September, but homes for sale are in short supply and sales prices continue to rise, the RMLS real estate listing service reported Thursday. This home on Southeast McGillivray Boulevard in Vancouver was posted for sale this week.

October 15, 2015, 3:51pm Business

Clark County's real estate market cooled in September, with declines in pending and closed sales and a sharp 14.7 percent drop in new listings, according to the latest Market Action report from RMLS, the Portland-based real estate listing service. Read story

Burke Industrial Coatings is making inroads into international markets, particularly in the Middle East, says Jim Harris, president of the small Ridgefield company.

Ex-Im Bank fight a blow to Ridgefield business

Burke Industrial Coatings is making inroads into international markets, particularly in the Middle East, says Jim Harris, president of the small Ridgefield company.

October 14, 2015, 4:54pm Business

The U.S. Export-Import Bank, which ceased conducting new business in July after Congress refused to extend its charter, may be back in business this fall. And a relaunch of the bank that provides financing and loan guarantees for exported U.S. goods couldn't come soon enough for a small Ridgefield company on the cusp of a very big sale to a Saudi Arabia construction contractor. Read story