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Clinton Cotton puts away dishes during his shift at the Fisher’s Landing New Seasons Market.

Recognizing an ‘untapped resource’video icon

Clinton Cotton puts away dishes during his shift at the Fisher’s Landing New Seasons Market.

October 11, 2015, 6:05am Business

Few people could love their job more than Clinton Cotton, an employee of the New Seasons Market at Fisher's Landing, loves his. And few could receive as much love back in return from fellow employees and customers who enjoy the charming man his father calls a "human magnet" who exudes joy everywhere he goes. Read story

An aerial view of the future site of the Cowlitz casino west of La Center.

Cowlitz casino project gets riskier rating

An aerial view of the future site of the Cowlitz casino west of La Center.

October 9, 2015, 5:00pm Business

Moody's Investor Service on Thursday assigned a B3 Corporate Family Rating to the Cowlitz Tribal Gaming Authority's $485 million financing for its casino in La Center, a cautionary rating that takes into account potential risks involved in debt-financed casino projects by Native American tribal organizations. Read story

Kimberly Quigley, center, longtime Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay banquet captain, shares her feelings about the Spokane-based chain's decision not to offer severance to part-time employees who will lose their jobs after the hotel complex closes at day's end on Oct. 31. Fellow employee Cyndee Ball, right, looks on at Torque Coffee.

No severance for many as Red Lion Hotel closes

Kimberly Quigley, center, longtime Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay banquet captain, shares her feelings about the Spokane-based chain's decision not to offer severance to part-time employees who will lose their jobs after the hotel complex closes at day's end on Oct. 31. Fellow employee Cyndee Ball, right, looks on at Torque Coffee.

October 7, 2015, 6:09pm Business

The six employees of the Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay who gathered last week to discuss the impending closure of the hotel-restaurant complex have served generations of local and out-of-town guests. The restaurant and bar once served as Vancouver's premiere window on the Columbia River, before it slid into a long, irreversible decline. Read story

Strictly Business: Sharing economy has pros and cons

October 4, 2015, 6:01am Business

My wife and I spent last weekend in a fabulous country home in Parkdale, Ore., in the upper reaches of the fruit-filled Hood River Valley. We woke to spectacular views of Mount Hood's north slope and signed off our two evenings there, under a full moon that lit the silent valley and the wooded hillside that defined its boundary. We were in another world but less than two hours from… Read story

In an era marked by corporate ownership of newspapers, The Columbian has remained family owned and operated under the leadership of the Campbell family for generations. From left, Ben, Will, Jody, Scott and Ross Campbell pose in The Columbian's press room.

The Columbian celebrates 125th anniversary

In an era marked by corporate ownership of newspapers, The Columbian has remained family owned and operated under the leadership of the Campbell family for generations. From left, Ben, Will, Jody, Scott and Ross Campbell pose in The Columbian's press room.

October 4, 2015, 6:00am Business

One hundred and twenty-five years ago this week, on Oct. 10, 1890, the Vancouver Columbian introduced itself to its readers for the first time. Read story

Riverview Bank is headquartered in Vancouver.

Move spurs Riverview takeover speculation

Riverview Bank is headquartered in Vancouver.

September 29, 2015, 4:35pm Business

Riverview Bancorp's recent appointment of an institutional investor to its board of directors has triggered speculation that the Vancouver-based banking company, parent of Riverview Community Bank, could become the target of a corporate takeover. Read story

L&I seeks workers’ comp rate increase

September 24, 2015, 5:39am Business

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries announced Wednesday that it is proposing an average 2 percent increase in workers' compensation rates for 2016, saying the increase in insurance rates is due to rising wages and health care costs. Read story

Wal-Mart employee Helen Crank greets shoppers dressed as an oversize Skittle while handing out free samples of the candy on Wednesday morning at the new Wal-Mart in Orchards.

Clark County’s 7th Wal-Mart opens in Orchards

Wal-Mart employee Helen Crank greets shoppers dressed as an oversize Skittle while handing out free samples of the candy on Wednesday morning at the new Wal-Mart in Orchards.

September 23, 2015, 12:10pm Business

Clark County's newest Wal-Mart, a 24-hour Supercenter at 14505 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. in Orchards, opened Wednesday with the national anthem, speeches by company and public officials, and a crowd of eager shoppers waiting for their time to spend. Read story

Kuni Auto Group President Greg Goodwin will be recognized today with a Patriot Award from a Department of Defense-backed support organization for veterans.

Kuni CEO honored for efforts to hire veterans

Kuni Auto Group President Greg Goodwin will be recognized today with a Patriot Award from a Department of Defense-backed support organization for veterans.

September 21, 2015, 4:28pm Business

On Tuesday, Kuni Automotive Group CEO Greg Goodwin will accept a Patriot Award from a military-based organization that works to support veterans. But Goodwin is quick to defer to others in his Vancouver-based company, which owns 15 luxury car dealerships in four states, for their work on a companywide initiative to expand job opportunities for vets. Read story

Clark, Cowlitz employers target potential workers

September 17, 2015, 6:01am Business

Five businesses in Clark and Cowlitz counties will open their doors to young adult visitors Oct. 5-7 as part of a local initiative aimed at educating young people about employment possibilities in the manufacturing industry. Read story