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Parkrose Hardware expands with new Vancouver location

March 9, 2016, 6:05am Business

Vancouver's newest Parkrose Hardware store will hold its official grand opening this weekend to coincide with the company's 51st anniversary celebration. Events are set at both Vancouver stores and the company's flagship east Portland store. Read story

Instafab, striking workers steel themselves amid long labor dispute

March 6, 2016, 6:07am Business

At about 6 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, four ironworkers and a supervisor at Instafab, a Vancouver company that fabricates and installs steel for projects large and small, walked into the company's fabrication shop to make an announcement. As two visitors filmed the scene with cellphone cameras, the workers read a handwritten statement and then handed it to shop foreman Will Filbeck. It read: Read story

Nautilus reports 15 percent increase in 4Q sales

February 22, 2016, 4:54pm Business

Vancouver-based fitness equipment maker Nautilus, Inc. said Monday that it generated $109 million in sales in last year's fourth quarter, a 15 percent increase over the same quarter in 2014. For the full year of 2015, its net sales of $336 million were up by 22 percent from 2014, the company said in its earnings report. Read story

Strictly Business: Technology opens new horizons for many

February 21, 2016, 6:05am Business

While visiting Seattle a few weeks ago, we stayed with a relative who was born without sight. Shannon can see color but cannot recognize people or objects. Yet from the time at age 7 when she learned to ride a bicycle, Shannon has embraced her life and learned how to navigate easily without sight. She's built a career in marketing and technology companies in Portland and Puget Sound, living on… Read story

Red Robin, luxury apartments rising in Battle Ground

February 17, 2016, 6:01am Business

A Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews is now under construction in one of Battle Ground's busiest retail locations, and a MOD Pizza won't be far behind. Read story

Hancock Fabrics in Hazel Dell closing

February 12, 2016, 4:42pm Business

The Hancock Fabrics store in Hazel Dell will soon close, a victim of the bankruptcy of the store's corporate parent. Some 70 Hancock stores nationwide will close. Read story

Clark County retail sales growth tops state

February 10, 2016, 4:57pm Business

Retail sales boomed in Clark County during last year's third quarter, with a 13.4 percent year-over-year increase in taxable retail sales that far exceeded the state's overall 7.8 percent increase. Read story

Strictly Business: Waterfront would be a good home for carousel

February 7, 2016, 6:00am Business

The Jantzen Beach carousel is somewhere, but its owners aren't telling us where. Their silence about the beautiful machine's future sends a strong message that it won't be coming back to its old Hayden Island haunt any time soon. Read story

Immersive Media is Grow Clark County host

February 4, 2016, 5:59am Business

Check out Immersive Media's website, and the first image you see is singer Taylor Swift pitching her Emmy-winning interactive 360 video called The Taylor Swift Experience. Read story

Puj opening doors of downtown shop

February 3, 2016, 8:35am Business

For years, the baby products company Puj has been a baffling presence in downtown Vancouver. Even as the Vancouver-based company expanded nationally by selling through major retailers and online, the large showroom attached to the company's 20,000-square-foot warehouse remained empty. The private company's popular infant bath tubs and other products, intended to "simplify parenthood," in the company's words, were nowhere to be found in the building below the large Puj… Read story