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Efren Martinez Zavala with GRO Outdoor Living works on the outdoor patio outside The Black Pearl in Washougal. The long-unused building is expected to open as an events center in August.

The Black Pearl nears opening as events venue

Efren Martinez Zavala with GRO Outdoor Living works on the outdoor patio outside The Black Pearl in Washougal. The long-unused building is expected to open as an events center in August.

June 13, 2018, 6:02am Business

A prized but unfinished restaurant on the Washougal waterfront is on its way to finding new life as an events center. Read story

Construction continues in the upcoming park at The Waterfront Vancouver. The city-owned land will be seeded this summer and likely won’t be open until fall.

Vancouver, developer, businesses in no rush with waterfront

Construction continues in the upcoming park at The Waterfront Vancouver. The city-owned land will be seeded this summer and likely won’t be open until fall.

June 10, 2018, 6:00am Business

Something new seems to appear with every glance at The Waterfront Vancouver, but even as construction increases this summer, developers say there is a long way to go. Read story

This production facility in Bingen is one of several Insitu sites in the Columbia River Gorge.

Insitu lands $117 million Coast Guard contract

This production facility in Bingen is one of several Insitu sites in the Columbia River Gorge.

June 8, 2018, 5:11pm Business

Insitu has won a contract worth up to $117 million to help the U.S. Coast Guard watch the seas. Read story

Grays server Aaron Snoddy of Battle Ground opens up the bar area at the restaurant, located at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. The restaurant is finishing up a $1.7 million redesign.

Gray’s at the Park revamps to Grays

Grays server Aaron Snoddy of Battle Ground opens up the bar area at the restaurant, located at the Hilton Vancouver Washington. The restaurant is finishing up a $1.7 million redesign.

June 7, 2018, 6:00am Business

Gray’s at the Park is no more. Long live Grays. Read story

The national headquarters of Northwest Pipe Co., 5701 S.E. Columbia Way, in Vancouver.

Northwest Pipe foresees a solid 2018

The national headquarters of Northwest Pipe Co., 5701 S.E. Columbia Way, in Vancouver.

June 6, 2018, 5:30pm Business

Northwest Pipe Co. is feeling pretty good — tubular, even — after its annual shareholder meeting on Wednesday. Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, center, watch as Bryan Parmenter explains part of the production process at Blokable’s Vancouver plant. The company has its first modular housing units coming online this summer.

Blokable’s vision excites Inslee on Vancouver tour

Gov. Jay Inslee, center, watch as Bryan Parmenter explains part of the production process at Blokable’s Vancouver plant. The company has its first modular housing units coming online this summer.

June 4, 2018, 5:09pm Business

A Vancouver operation hoping to put a dent in the affordable housing crisis hosted Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday, giving him a preview of its plans to mass produce and ship dwellings. Read story

WorkSource employment specialist Pam Noll, center, works with Vince Cone, left, and Norm Lackey during a job search. The two former Georgia-Pacific workers are among nearly 300 who have been laid off at the paper mill since the start of May.

After Georgia-Pacific cut up to 300 employees, workers trying to find footing

WorkSource employment specialist Pam Noll, center, works with Vince Cone, left, and Norm Lackey during a job search. The two former Georgia-Pacific workers are among nearly 300 who have been laid off at the paper mill since the start of May.

June 3, 2018, 6:02am Business

The cavernous Georgia-Pacific paper mill, which churned with thousands of papermakers a generation ago, is now a ghost town, said Felicia Tillery; and former workers like her are in limbo. Read story

Downtown Vancouver cleaning supplies firm closes

May 31, 2018, 4:42pm Business

Vancouver janitorial supplier Bennett Paper & Supply closed Thursday after nearly 80 years in business. Read story

A lawsuit filed in April seeks wages for workers laid off by Sunlight Supply last fall. It alleges the Vancouver horticulture supplies company laid off more than 100 workers and did not provide advanced notice required by law. Sunlight Supply disputes the claims.

Sunlight Supply faces class-action lawsuit for layoffs

A lawsuit filed in April seeks wages for workers laid off by Sunlight Supply last fall. It alleges the Vancouver horticulture supplies company laid off more than 100 workers and did not provide advanced notice required by law. Sunlight Supply disputes the claims.

May 31, 2018, 4:13pm Business

Almost two months after its sale was announced, Vancouver company Sunlight Supply now faces a lawsuit accusing it of laying off more than 100 workers without lawful notice. Read story

AbSci's employment is growing as its proprietary lower-cost process to manufacture drugs is licensed to pharmaceutical companies.

Vancouver-based AbSci raises $12 million for research product

AbSci's employment is growing as its proprietary lower-cost process to manufacture drugs is licensed to pharmaceutical companies.

May 30, 2018, 9:00am Business

AbSci raised $12 million in its latest funding round to ramp up production and marketing of its drug-research product, the Vancouver bioscience firm announced Wednesday morning. Read story