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nLight production operator Wilma Marron, of Vancouver, works in the company’s laser manufacturing process. The company began its first day of public trading on April 25 and closed strong.

nLIGHT revenues climb 42 percent in first quarter

nLight production operator Wilma Marron, of Vancouver, works in the company’s laser manufacturing process. The company began its first day of public trading on April 25 and closed strong.

May 23, 2018, 5:00pm Business

nLIGHT's revenues surged to $42.4 million in its first fiscal quarter this year, a 42 percent rise over last year. Read story

Renderings of the public marketplace at Terminal 1, the Port of Vancouver’s 10-acre mixed-use development near the former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

Public weighs in on design of proposed waterfront marketplace

Renderings of the public marketplace at Terminal 1, the Port of Vancouver’s 10-acre mixed-use development near the former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay.

May 22, 2018, 9:04pm Business

The former Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay could eventually become a bustling public marketplace, in the vein of Seattle’s Pike Place Market or Granville Station in Vancouver, B.C. Read story

In April, Clark County gained 300 jobs in Leisure and Hospitality, which includes food service workers.

April slowest month for Clark County job growth in 2018 so far

In April, Clark County gained 300 jobs in Leisure and Hospitality, which includes food service workers.

May 22, 2018, 5:53pm Business

Clark County netted 200 jobs in April when adjusting for seasonal trends, a positive gain, yet slower than in the first three months of the year. Read story

Jerry Roulette of Vancouver, center in blue, eats breakfast with his family at the new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Jantzen Beach on Monday morning. Cracker Barrel has more than 650 locations nationwide.

Cracker Barrel opens doors at Jantzen Beach

Jerry Roulette of Vancouver, center in blue, eats breakfast with his family at the new Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Jantzen Beach on Monday morning. Cracker Barrel has more than 650 locations nationwide.

May 21, 2018, 5:24pm Business

A large crowd showed up to give Cracker Barrel Old Country Store a taste of local hospitality. Read story

A shopper tests a new hand-held scanner at the Fisher’s Landing Fred Meyer in east Vancouver. The Kroger Co. subsidiary is joining Walmart and Safeway in remodeling stores and introducing platforms to make shopping more convenient.

Clark County grocery stores embrace technology, remodel for future

A shopper tests a new hand-held scanner at the Fisher’s Landing Fred Meyer in east Vancouver. The Kroger Co. subsidiary is joining Walmart and Safeway in remodeling stores and introducing platforms to make shopping more convenient.

May 20, 2018, 6:00am Business

While shopping at Fred Meyer recently, Melissa Hansen held in her hand the grocer’s new device to scan goods on the go. But she may as well have been palming the chain’s hope for the future. Read story

Jim Mains of the Ed and Dollie Lynch estate pauses for a photo outside the late philanthropists’ former home. At 4712 N.W. Franklin St., Vancouver, the 12,000-square-foot home is one of 20 high-end homes open to the public on Sunday.

Luxury homes tour coming Sunday

Jim Mains of the Ed and Dollie Lynch estate pauses for a photo outside the late philanthropists’ former home. At 4712 N.W. Franklin St., Vancouver, the 12,000-square-foot home is one of 20 high-end homes open to the public on Sunday.

May 17, 2018, 5:59pm Business

The Doorways to Luxury Spring Home Tour returns Sunday to offer a look at life with motorized skylights, bamboo finishes and fireplaces of hand-cut stone. Read story

The freeway sign for ilani is seen in August. On top of the casino’s entertainment venue the Muze, the Meeting & Entertainment Center opened last month.

ilani looks at sports betting

The freeway sign for ilani is seen in August. On top of the casino’s entertainment venue the Muze, the Meeting & Entertainment Center opened last month.

May 15, 2018, 5:55pm Business

ilani could someday add sports betting to its attractions, its managers said Tuesday in the wake of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. Read story

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

Workers at second Oregon Burgerville restaurant unionize

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

May 14, 2018, 10:06am Business

Burgerville has its tray full with unions. Just as the regional fast-food chain has set a date to start contract negotiations for its first restaurant to unionize, employees at another one organized over the weekend. Read story

CAM Academy freshman Sadie Brackeen, left, learns to operate an excavator at the Youth Employment Summit in April. More than 700 students could meet with 30 companies there that have many job openings in today’s growing economy.

As job openings abound, employers look to younger workers

CAM Academy freshman Sadie Brackeen, left, learns to operate an excavator at the Youth Employment Summit in April. More than 700 students could meet with 30 companies there that have many job openings in today’s growing economy.

May 13, 2018, 6:05am Business

With a wave of construction worker retirements looming, the Southwest Washington Contractors Association took its job-recruitment plans to the drawing board. Read story

Main Street Marijuana co-owners Jason Keller, left, and Adam Hamide stand in an employee area soon to be remodeled. The store took over the 2,000-square-foot shop next door and plans to expand its showroom.

Main Street Marijuana keeps growing

Main Street Marijuana co-owners Jason Keller, left, and Adam Hamide stand in an employee area soon to be remodeled. The store took over the 2,000-square-foot shop next door and plans to expand its showroom.

May 10, 2018, 8:24pm Business

Main Street Marijuana is expanding its downtown and east Vancouver locations, steps that co-owner Ramsey Hamide hopes will make room for faster sales. Read story