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The BrewDeck Podcast team Toby Tucker, C.J. Penzone, Heather Jerred, Cheyenne Weishaar and a guest take a break from recording their podcast at the Craft Brewers Conference in May.

Beer-related podcast with Vancouver ties wins marketing award

The BrewDeck Podcast team Toby Tucker, C.J. Penzone, Heather Jerred, Cheyenne Weishaar and a guest take a break from recording their podcast at the Craft Brewers Conference in May.

July 5, 2023, 6:01am Business

Some of Country Malt Group’s Vancouver staff were honored recently with a Craft Beer Marketing Award for best beer-related podcast. Read story

Small business owner Edward Eley, right, gets an estimate for customers Robert Cherry III, left, and Krystal Rodda, both of Vancouver, at Rollin Right Bike Repair and Service. Clark County was recently ranked as one of the best counties for small businesses in the state.

Small businesses right at home in Clark County

Small business owner Edward Eley, right, gets an estimate for customers Robert Cherry III, left, and Krystal Rodda, both of Vancouver, at Rollin Right Bike Repair and Service. Clark County was recently ranked as one of the best counties for small businesses in the state.

July 4, 2023, 6:08am Business

Clark County is home to many small businesses. According to a new study from SmartAsset, that may not be a coincidence. The website ranked Clark County as one of the best counties for small businesses in the state. Read story

Cars file into the parking lot of the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Raptors game night in June, as seen in this drone photo. Though it wasn't designed to be a home for sports tourism, the complex has brought in people from out of town, many of whom spend money at local businesses.

Sports complex a big winner for Ridgefield

Cars file into the parking lot of the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex on Raptors game night in June, as seen in this drone photo. Though it wasn't designed to be a home for sports tourism, the complex has brought in people from out of town, many of whom spend money at local businesses.

July 3, 2023, 6:10am Business

Four years ago, Ridgefield became home to a new multi-purpose sports facility — the Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex. With its completion, folks from across the Northwest find themselves coming to this town that was once primarily farmland and is now a bustling community. Read story

Workers for State Grid, China's state utility company, work in the field using RealWear's headset. The Vancouver-based company earned international recognition with its industrial-strength, smart headsets.

Vancouver-based RealWear receives international honor from XR Today Awardsvideo icon

Workers for State Grid, China's state utility company, work in the field using RealWear's headset. The Vancouver-based company earned international recognition with its industrial-strength, smart headsets.

June 27, 2023, 6:09am Business

Hometown company RealWear took home international recognition recently, winning an award for Best Manufacturing and Industrial Solution at the annual XR Today Awards. Read story

Holland Partner Group names board

June 24, 2023, 6:10am Business

Holland Partner Group, a local real estate investment company, has appointed a board of directors and created a holding company, Holland Holdings LLC. Read story

Director of maintenance Jason Cochran works on the front of an airplane at Pearson Field. Clark County's regional airports directly contribute millions of dollars in business revenues to the local economy, according to a study from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

Clark County’s airports flying high economically

Director of maintenance Jason Cochran works on the front of an airplane at Pearson Field. Clark County's regional airports directly contribute millions of dollars in business revenues to the local economy, according to a study from the Washington State Department of Transportation.

June 24, 2023, 6:05am Business

There’s a perception floating out in the world that regional airports are useful only to the rich, who can fly or charter private planes. But with the economic impact these airfields have across the region, those in the aviation industry maintain these small air transit hubs are valuable to everyone. Read story

The construction industry in Clark County added 500 jobs in May, contributing to the unusual job growth for the county.

Clark County adds more jobs that expected in May, with construction leading the pack

The construction industry in Clark County added 500 jobs in May, contributing to the unusual job growth for the county.

June 23, 2023, 1:42pm Business

Clark County added 300 more jobs than usual in May, coming on the tail of a job loss in April. Read story

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Clark County cryptocurrency businesses face lawsuit

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June 20, 2023, 6:18pm Business

A Florida man has filed suit against two Clark County men and their cryptocurrency mining businesses. Read story

Co-owner Corey Wehler gives Bentley, a dachshund, a haircut at Dog Gone Clean in Vancouver. The business suffered a fire in 2019, but was among those businesses that survived. It moved back into its rebuilt space in 2021.

Some Clark County businesses recover after a fire, but all learn lessons from experience

Co-owner Corey Wehler gives Bentley, a dachshund, a haircut at Dog Gone Clean in Vancouver. The business suffered a fire in 2019, but was among those businesses that survived. It moved back into its rebuilt space in 2021.

June 20, 2023, 6:05am Business

The Holly Park Shopping Center was home to about a dozen businesses. Then one Saturday in January 2019, a three-alarm fire took it out, closing the businesses there for years. Some never returned. Read story

Construction continues on a new office building for ZoomInfo along the Vancouver waterfront near Columbia Way. Unlike Portland, demand for office space has been steady in Vancouver.

Demand for office space still steady in Vancouver

Construction continues on a new office building for ZoomInfo along the Vancouver waterfront near Columbia Way. Unlike Portland, demand for office space has been steady in Vancouver.

June 19, 2023, 6:03am Business

With high interest rates slowing the real estate market, Vancouver’s office space market is reportedly still in good shape. Read story