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March 2, 2021

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Coaches Barbara Laudadio, left, and Traci Cole of Burntown Fitness create a workout video for home users in their boss's garage.

Working in Clark County: Traci Cole, coach at Burntown Fitness

Coaches Barbara Laudadio, left, and Traci Cole of Burntown Fitness create a workout video for home users in their boss's garage.

May 23, 2020, 6:01am Business

Traci Cole was leading a class at Burntown Fitness when everything crashed to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Britney Woods, 28, said her work has come to a halt because of the pandemic. Photographers are not considered essential.

Working in Clark County: Britney Woods, self-employed photographer

Britney Woods, 28, said her work has come to a halt because of the pandemic. Photographers are not considered essential.

May 9, 2020, 5:04am Business

Photography is one of those careers that might cause a bit of fear in a parent, should their child set their sights on it. Read story

Roland Homola opened My Auto Works in 2000. It has two locations, one in Ridgefield and one in Woodland.

Working in Clark County: Roland Homola, master technician, owner at My Auto Works

Roland Homola opened My Auto Works in 2000. It has two locations, one in Ridgefield and one in Woodland.

May 2, 2020, 5:02am Business

Vehicle use in the United States has taken a back seat, thanks to the coronavirus, and our new reality of staying at home has emptied many once-bustling streets. For some, that may be a good thing as they’re able to save on gas and avoid costly repairs. Read story

Deanna Hillstrom, 28, started her journey to nursing after her brother was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq while serving in the military. She now is the nurse in charge of infection prevention and control at Vancouver Clinic.

Working in Clark County: Deanna Hillstrom, nurse at Vancouver Clinic

Deanna Hillstrom, 28, started her journey to nursing after her brother was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq while serving in the military. She now is the nurse in charge of infection prevention and control at Vancouver Clinic.

April 25, 2020, 5:31am Business

In the middle of the fight against COVID-19 are the country’s health care professionals such as Deanna Hillstrom, a registered nurse who works in the infection prevention and control/medical affairs department at Vancouver Clinic. Read story

Operations manager Sol Contreras wipes down counters as she opens up Nom Nom, where she has worked for 2 1/2  years. She said workers routinely sanitize everything to minimize any risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Working in Clark County: Sol Contreras, operations manager at Nom Nom Restaurant and Grill

Operations manager Sol Contreras wipes down counters as she opens up Nom Nom, where she has worked for 2 1/2  years. She said workers routinely sanitize everything to minimize any risk of contracting the coronavirus.

April 18, 2020, 5:00am Business

Approaching a month into a government-issued stay-at-home order, most of us, at this point, are aware of COVID-19’s impacts on local businesses. Read story

Katie O'Daniel, owner and driver with Skip the Trip Delivery, pauses for a portrait with her laptop in Washougal before making a delivery in Camas.

Working in Clark County: Katie O’Daniel, owner and driver at Skip the Trip Delivery

Katie O'Daniel, owner and driver with Skip the Trip Delivery, pauses for a portrait with her laptop in Washougal before making a delivery in Camas.

April 11, 2020, 5:01am Business

Many businesses are suffering due to the novel coronavirus, but one local startup is seeing up to four times the transactions it had before the pandemic. Read story

Danny Tehrani, engineer and CEO at Computers Made Easy Inc., started his business in 1995 after working for 12 years at Costco. "It took about seven years to fully let go of Costco in 2002," Tehrani said. "In 2004, I hired my first employee, Mike Schilpp. He's still with us. Back in the day, we were just helping a lot of home users. We evolved into a management service provider.

Working in Clark County: Danny Tehrani, owner Computers Made Easy

Danny Tehrani, engineer and CEO at Computers Made Easy Inc., started his business in 1995 after working for 12 years at Costco. "It took about seven years to fully let go of Costco in 2002," Tehrani said. "In 2004, I hired my first employee, Mike Schilpp. He's still with us. Back in the day, we were just helping a lot of home users. We evolved into a management service provider.

March 28, 2020, 6:00am Business

Danny Tehrani started his career at a place that, as of late, has been unusually busy because of the COVID-19 pandemic: Costco. Read story

Hookum Brewing Company, at 120 N. Third Ave. in Ridgefield, has been in business for about two years.

Working in Clark County: Nathan Hipple, owner and brewer at Hookum Brewing Company

Hookum Brewing Company, at 120 N. Third Ave. in Ridgefield, has been in business for about two years.

March 7, 2020, 5:30am Business

Ridgefield native Nathan Hipple works full time as a captain at the Vancouver Fire Department, but on his “days off,” he still has the energy to run a brewery. Read story

Erica London is a third-generation Latina born in the United States. Her therapy business is one of a handful of businesses in Clark County owned by a woman and a minority. Her French bulldog, Courage, accompanies her to work. "Clients love him," she said.

Working in Clark County: Erica London, owner and therapist at Compass Whole Health

Erica London is a third-generation Latina born in the United States. Her therapy business is one of a handful of businesses in Clark County owned by a woman and a minority. Her French bulldog, Courage, accompanies her to work. "Clients love him," she said.

February 29, 2020, 5:50am Business

On a sunny weekday around noon, a teenager in checkered Vans shoes and headphones scrolled through her smartphone, waiting to be called into an office at Compass Whole Health. Read story

Kim McDougall, financial aid outreach counselor at Washington State University Vancouver, helps to "demystify" the financial side of college for prospective students at local high schools.

Working in Clark County: Kim McDougall, financial aid counselor at WSU Vancouver

Kim McDougall, financial aid outreach counselor at Washington State University Vancouver, helps to "demystify" the financial side of college for prospective students at local high schools.

February 8, 2020, 6:00am Business

For most of history, college was seen as a positive step to advance one’s self, but it is now synonymous with the word “debt,” a word not commonly associated with advancement. Read story