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Conceptual renderings, which could change, of the Waterfront Gateway area next to City Hall show multifamily housing, a multistory parking garage and a skybridge over the railroad to Vancouver waterfront.

Skybridge, new buildings part of vision for Vancouver’s Waterfront Gateway

Conceptual renderings, which could change, of the Waterfront Gateway area next to City Hall show multifamily housing, a multistory parking garage and a skybridge over the railroad to Vancouver waterfront.

October 22, 2021, 6:06am Business

A developer has been selected for the city’s Waterfront Gateway, and early conceptual renderings show four new buildings, including a parking garage and a skybridge over railroad tracks leading to the Vancouver waterfront. Read story

Michael Giles, founder and CEO of Embed Financial Technologies Inc., has raised about $80 million in investor funding before his product launch near the end of the year.

Finance startup Embed raises $80 million, readies for launch in Vancouver’s Uptown Village

Michael Giles, founder and CEO of Embed Financial Technologies Inc., has raised about $80 million in investor funding before his product launch near the end of the year.

October 21, 2021, 6:57pm Business

A new finance-tech company that raised $80 million in investor funding is about to launch its product with its headquarters in Vancouver’s Uptown Village. Read story

Eric LaBrant and Greg Seifert are running for Port of Vancouver commissioner.

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Eric LaBrant and Greg Seifert are running for Port of Vancouver commissioner.

October 15, 2021, 6:05am Business

Greg Seifert and incumbent Eric LaBrant are both running for the Port of Vancouver Commission District 2’s six-year term at a time when the port is seeing record revenue and Terminal 1 is under development, but also when climate change and Vancouver Lake’s degradation have become more pressing issues. Read story

Kendall Hagensen of The Vancouver Wellness Studio is pictured in her office while looking over her laptop. "We're seeing collective trauma," she said about workers in the pandemic.

Clark County businesses offer mental health services for workers

Kendall Hagensen of The Vancouver Wellness Studio is pictured in her office while looking over her laptop. "We're seeing collective trauma," she said about workers in the pandemic.

October 12, 2021, 6:05am Business

Some Clark County companies are increasingly paying attention to their workers’ mental health, according to Kendall Hagensen, owner and clinical director at Vancouver Wellness Studio, but the need for the services is greater than ever, she said. Read story

Mostly masked guests crowd the streets at the Vancouver Farmers Market on Sept. 4 in downtown Vancouver. After <a href="https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/oct/29/vancouver-farmers-market-sets-record/">its most popular year in 2019, when an estimated 420,000 people visited the market</a>, it had in 2020 a major dropoff due to the pandemic and its restrictions, but the 2021 season has had about 170,000 shoppers visit so far this year.

Vancouver Farmers Market rebounding from pandemic’s blow

Mostly masked guests crowd the streets at the Vancouver Farmers Market on Sept. 4 in downtown Vancouver. After <a href="https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/oct/29/vancouver-farmers-market-sets-record/">its most popular year in 2019, when an estimated 420,000 people visited the market</a>, it had in 2020 a major dropoff due to the pandemic and its restrictions, but the 2021 season has had about 170,000 shoppers visit so far this year.

October 9, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

As the Vancouver Farmers Market gets ready to wrap up its regular season and heads into its Fall Farmers Market, things appear to be bouncing back from the pandemic’s blow to one of the city’s biggest attractions. Read story

Al Angelo Co. President Albert Angelo III, left, chats with Scott Wilcox and Bari Smith of JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance in the commercial side of Vancouver's newest building, the Angelo Tower.

Angelo Tower opens at ‘Gateway to Vancouver’

Al Angelo Co. President Albert Angelo III, left, chats with Scott Wilcox and Bari Smith of JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance in the commercial side of Vancouver's newest building, the Angelo Tower.

October 8, 2021, 6:02am Business

Downtown Vancouver’s newest mixed-use building, the Angelo Tower, opened on Aug. 13 in a spot the Al Angelo Co. hails as the “Gateway to Vancouver.” Read story

The homepage of the Washington Employment Security Department.

Clark County jobless claims fall for second straight week

The homepage of the Washington Employment Security Department.

October 7, 2021, 6:20pm Business

Continued unemployment insurance claims in Clark County fell for a second week in a row after a small spike in late September caused by former recipients who qualified for regular unemployment insurance. Read story

Vancouver-based NW Pipe bought a Texas-based company for $87.4 million.

Northwest Pipe buys Texas-based company

Vancouver-based NW Pipe bought a Texas-based company for $87.4 million.

October 6, 2021, 6:49pm Business

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Company bought a major Texas-based water pipeline manufacturer on Tuesday. The move expands Northwest Pipe not only into the Texas water infrastructure, but will also likely expand the Vancouver company’s footprint. Read story

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

Clark Public Utilities’ $5M program to help low-income customers pay overdue bills

A service representative helps a customer over the phone at Clark Public Utilities in 2019.

October 5, 2021, 4:42pm Business

Clark Public Utilities commissioners approved a program Tuesday to spend $5 million of surplus funds to help erase low-income customers’ debts with the utility that they accumulated during the pandemic. Read story

Patrick Hughes of Forward Greens, left, harvests Splendid Spring Mix.

Vancouver vertical farm grows with new name, tactics, ambitions

Patrick Hughes of Forward Greens, left, harvests Splendid Spring Mix.

October 5, 2021, 6:03am Business

A lot has changed for a local indoor vertical farming operation growing microgreens and other edible plants in the old HP building near Fisher’s Landing. Read story