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Sunlight Supply in downtown Vancouver has been acquired by Scott’s Miracle-Gro, becoming part of its hydroponic gardening subsidiary, Hawthorne Gardening Company. Sunlight’s 300,000-square-foot headquarters will be the cornerstone of Hawthorne’s supply chain, according to a statement from Scott’s.

Sunlight Supply quietly laid off workers before sale to Scotts

Sunlight Supply in downtown Vancouver has been acquired by Scott’s Miracle-Gro, becoming part of its hydroponic gardening subsidiary, Hawthorne Gardening Company. Sunlight’s 300,000-square-foot headquarters will be the cornerstone of Hawthorne’s supply chain, according to a statement from Scott’s.

May 4, 2018, 3:07pm Business

Sunlight Supply may have quietly laid off more than 100 workers in the year leading up to its $450 million sale to Scotts Miracle-Gro. Read story

More than 400 homes have been proposed in the Landover-Sharmel neighborhood, near Northeast Four Seasons Lane. Ginn Development of Vancouver began grading and preparing the land last spring. The homes, according to the company, could sell for between $250,000 and $300,000, less than the county’s median price of $345,000 in February.

Under Construction in Clark County

More than 400 homes have been proposed in the Landover-Sharmel neighborhood, near Northeast Four Seasons Lane. Ginn Development of Vancouver began grading and preparing the land last spring. The homes, according to the company, could sell for between $250,000 and $300,000, less than the county’s median price of $345,000 in February.

April 29, 2018, 6:00am Business

Sunnier weather means Clark County will soon be in the grips of construction season. In fact, major projects are already underway. Read story

nLight worker Megan Stone applies photo resistance to wafers during the laser manufacturing process at its Vancouver headquarters. The company started trading at $16 per share and closed at $26.95.

Vancouver’s nLight soared in first day of trading

nLight worker Megan Stone applies photo resistance to wafers during the laser manufacturing process at its Vancouver headquarters. The company started trading at $16 per share and closed at $26.95.

April 26, 2018, 6:22pm Business

Day one of public trading for nLight is officially underway, and the early results are bright. Read story

A customer uses the Riverview Community Bank ATM in downtown Vancouver on Thursday.

Riverview Bancorp profits up in 2018

A customer uses the Riverview Community Bank ATM in downtown Vancouver on Thursday.

April 26, 2018, 4:55pm Business

Last year was a strong one for Riverview Community Bank, thanks in part to the strong economy and its purchase of an Oregon bank. Read story

A welder works on a brace frame on the sixth floor of the seven-story office tower at the Vancouver waterfront in March. An upsurge in construction positions helped drive a 400-job increase in seasonally adjusted Clark County employment in March.

Clark County adds 400 jobs, adjusted for time of year

A welder works on a brace frame on the sixth floor of the seven-story office tower at the Vancouver waterfront in March. An upsurge in construction positions helped drive a 400-job increase in seasonally adjusted Clark County employment in March.

April 24, 2018, 6:18pm Business

As spring arrived, so too did about 400 jobs in Clark County, according to the latest labor market updates. Read story

Burgerville will suspend dine-in service during the COVID-19 outbreak but drive-thrus will remain open.

Burgerville workers in Southeast Portland vote to unionize

Burgerville will suspend dine-in service during the COVID-19 outbreak but drive-thrus will remain open.

April 23, 2018, 6:11pm Business

Burgerville workers at a Southeast Portland restaurant have officially voted to unionize, capping a two-year effort to become the first federally recognized fast-food union in the country. Read story

Keith Stauffer, of PortEngine, identifies Washington ports the company plans to visit and pitch to join its platform. The platform aims to be a real estate listing service, specializing in land owned by public ports.

PortEngine gets in gear in Ridgefield

Keith Stauffer, of PortEngine, identifies Washington ports the company plans to visit and pitch to join its platform. The platform aims to be a real estate listing service, specializing in land owned by public ports.

April 22, 2018, 6:02am Business

There are 75 port districts scattered across the state of Washington. Though they are disparate in their goals and assets, a scrappy local tech company wants to tie them together. Read story

Lawn seating area at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater. No changes have been announced for the venue.

Sunlight Supply sale won’t affect amphitheater branding

Lawn seating area at the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater. No changes have been announced for the venue.

April 19, 2018, 5:49pm Business

The sale of Sunlight Supply and a possible rebranding does not appear to impact the amphitheater that bears its name, at least for now. Read story

Mike Bomar has said he is leaving the Columbia River Economic Development Council for a similar deal-making job at the Port of Vancouver.

CREDC president Bomar taking job at Port of Vancouver

Mike Bomar has said he is leaving the Columbia River Economic Development Council for a similar deal-making job at the Port of Vancouver.

April 19, 2018, 9:12am Business

Mike Bomar has said he will leave the Columbia River Economic Development Council for a similar deal-making position at the Port of Vancouver. Read story

Technicians at nLight’s Vancouver offices in October process laser bars into chips that will eventually be used in lasers. NLight will soon go public, offering shares between $13 and $15.

NLight expects shares to be $13 to $15 in IPO

Technicians at nLight’s Vancouver offices in October process laser bars into chips that will eventually be used in lasers. NLight will soon go public, offering shares between $13 and $15.

April 16, 2018, 4:59pm Business

Vancouver laser maker nLight expects to raise between $70 and $81 million after it soon shares stock to the public. Read story