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A variety of the West Coast ice creamery Salt & Straw's unique flavors. The company offers interesting combos like Pistachio with Saffron, and Hibiscus and Coconut.

Salt & Straw coming to Waterfront Vancouver; Portland’s famous ice cream shop will open in early 2024

A variety of the West Coast ice creamery Salt & Straw's unique flavors. The company offers interesting combos like Pistachio with Saffron, and Hibiscus and Coconut.

October 9, 2023, 5:17pm Business

Portland ice cream icon Salt & Straw announced Monday that it's set to open a Vancouver outpost early next year at the Waterfront Vancouver. Read story

CEOs of publicly traded Clark County companies: (clockwise from top left) Scott Montross, Northwest Pipe Co.; Henry Schuck, ZoomInfo; Kevin Lycklama, formerly of Riverview Bancorp; Jim Barr, Nautilus; Cyrus Arman, CytoDyn; Scott Keeney, nLIGHT; Sean McClain, Absci

How much do Clark County’s CEOs make?

CEOs of publicly traded Clark County companies: (clockwise from top left) Scott Montross, Northwest Pipe Co.; Henry Schuck, ZoomInfo; Kevin Lycklama, formerly of Riverview Bancorp; Jim Barr, Nautilus; Cyrus Arman, CytoDyn; Scott Keeney, nLIGHT; Sean McClain, Absci

October 7, 2023, 6:14am Business

With uncertainty plaguing the global economy, executive compensation for Clark County’s publicly traded companies is mixed this year. Read story

Students Camilla Arelano, left, and Leslie Robles play with toy diggers while exploring career options at the Dozer Day Career Fair.

Clark County high school students get close-up look at trades during Dozer Day Career Fair

Students Camilla Arelano, left, and Leslie Robles play with toy diggers while exploring career options at the Dozer Day Career Fair.

October 6, 2023, 6:50pm Business

Hundreds of local high school students gathered at the Clark Event Center at the Fairgrounds on Friday to get a hands-on look at what a future career in the construction industry — a sector that is said to be facing a workforce crisis — might entail. Read story

Lifeguard Daniela Valderrana, 19, watches over the pool at Marshall Community Center. A nationwide lifeguard shortage has pushed Vancouver's pools to cut hours and limit their offerings for swim lessons.

Vancouver pools cut hours, swim lessons as fewer apply to be lifeguards

Lifeguard Daniela Valderrana, 19, watches over the pool at Marshall Community Center. A nationwide lifeguard shortage has pushed Vancouver's pools to cut hours and limit their offerings for swim lessons.

October 6, 2023, 6:03am Business

A nationwide lifeguard shortage has pushed Vancouver’s pools to cut hours and limit their offerings for swim lessons. Read story

As the holidays approach, retailers in Clark County and across the country are hiring tens of thousands of seasonal workers.

Clark County retailers may hire 900 for holidays

As the holidays approach, retailers in Clark County and across the country are hiring tens of thousands of seasonal workers.

September 28, 2023, 6:03am Business

Rain and autumn leaves have ushered in the start of fall. For local retailers and courier services, that means it’s time to start thinking about hiring for the busy holiday season. Read story

Vancouver-based Nautilus stock out of compliance with NYSE

September 28, 2023, 5:48am Clark County News

After 30 days of a share price averaging less than a dollar, Vancouver fitness equipment company Nautilus, Inc. is in danger of being delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Read story

Chris Parkinson stands for a portrait inside Realwear's offices in Vancouver. The company is undergoing what he calls a reboot. "We're calling it RealWear 2.0 as like an internal moniker to say, 'We're going back to being a startup again,'" he said.

RealWear’s CEO leads Vancouver company in reboot after post-pandemic sales slowdown

Chris Parkinson stands for a portrait inside Realwear's offices in Vancouver. The company is undergoing what he calls a reboot. "We're calling it RealWear 2.0 as like an internal moniker to say, 'We're going back to being a startup again,'" he said.

September 22, 2023, 6:04am Business

Chris Parkinson walks up the stairs to his company’s office in the old Vancouver Barracks. Read story

New Seasons Market's Main Street location is set to open Oct. 18, the grocer announced Thursday.

Downtown Vancouver New Seasons announces Oct. 18 opening

New Seasons Market's Main Street location is set to open Oct. 18, the grocer announced Thursday.

September 21, 2023, 6:02am Business

Vancouver’s westside grocery shoppers can officially rejoice. New Seasons Market announced Thursday its Main Street Vancouver store will open Oct. 18. A grand opening celebration will be held at 8 a.m. that day. Read story

*LEADOPTION* First Citizens Bank has opened this 5,900-square-foot branch on Southeast Park Plaza Drive. It's the first Clark County location for the North Carolina-based bank.

First Citizens Bank opens a big branch in east Vancouver

*LEADOPTION* First Citizens Bank has opened this 5,900-square-foot branch on Southeast Park Plaza Drive. It's the first Clark County location for the North Carolina-based bank.

September 19, 2023, 3:27pm Business

Driving down Mill Plain Boulevard in east Vancouver, it’s hard to miss the new grand First Citizens Bank building that opened this summer. Read story

Kalea Maluenda-Telles, 10, right, climbs at Lucia Aberin's birthday party at The Source Climbing Center on Sept. 10.

Parents in Clark County have cause for celebration with venues where kids can bounce, jump, climb or bowl

Kalea Maluenda-Telles, 10, right, climbs at Lucia Aberin's birthday party at The Source Climbing Center on Sept. 10.

September 16, 2023, 6:05am Business

As a mother of three children, ages 1 to 10, I have planned and attended many, many birthday parties. To hand out invitations at my older kids’ school, you have to invite the entire class. The prospect of bringing 20 to 30 children — and their parents — into your… Read story