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Working in Clark County

Juliey Parker works as the kitchen manager at Recovery Cafe Clark County, where she started as a member, then a volunteer.

Working in Clark County: Juliey Parker, Kitchen Manager at the Recovery Cafe

Juliey Parker works as the kitchen manager at Recovery Cafe Clark County, where she started as a member, then a volunteer.

April 26, 2023, 6:05am Business

During hard times, it’s easy to feel as though things will never get better. But positive change can start with something as simple as an understanding ear and a warm meal. Read story

Using melted wax from Crayola brand crayons and silicon molds, Molly Shotwell can create custom crayons in all kinds fun shapes and sizes.

Working in Clark County: Molly Shotwell, Crayon Creations PDX

Using melted wax from Crayola brand crayons and silicon molds, Molly Shotwell can create custom crayons in all kinds fun shapes and sizes.

April 3, 2023, 6:05am Business

For imaginative and creative kids obsessed with coloring books, regular old crayons may not be enough to fulfill their artistic visions. That’s why entrepreneurs such as Molly Shotwell are stepping up to provide a fun, and often rainbow-clad approach, to the world of coloring crayons. Read story

As executive director of Furry Friends, Jenn Hutchman has her paws full. From managing staff, facilitating adoptions, to performing intake medical checkups for the shelter's newest tenants.

Working in Clark County: Jenn Hutchman, Furry Friends

As executive director of Furry Friends, Jenn Hutchman has her paws full. From managing staff, facilitating adoptions, to performing intake medical checkups for the shelter's newest tenants.

March 18, 2023, 6:03am Business

For avid readers of the In Your Neighborhood section of the Sunday paper, the name Furry Friends is likely to ring a bell. Read story

Rhonda Hallstrom is the owner and creator of the interior design brand and home goods store, Hallstrom Home.

Working in Clark County: Rhonda Hallstrom, owner of Hallstrom Home

Rhonda Hallstrom is the owner and creator of the interior design brand and home goods store, Hallstrom Home.

March 4, 2023, 5:59am Business

When it comes to home decor, it’s the little touches and details that can truly reinvent a space. Whether it’s a new set of curtains, a fresh pop of color on the walls, or a simple DIY project to add a bit of handmade love to an old room. Read story

Owner and instructor Krista Davis, center, leads exercise classes at Recoil Bungee Fitness in Vancouver.

Working in Clark County: Krista Davis, Recoil Bungee Fitness

Owner and instructor Krista Davis, center, leads exercise classes at Recoil Bungee Fitness in Vancouver.

February 18, 2023, 6:03am Business

Who says working out can’t be fun? At a newly opened fitness studio in Vancouver, students trade running laps and lifting weights for bungee cords and acrobatics. Read story

Associate facility manager Kendrick Johnsen, left, cattery assistant Aubrey Redfern, center, and owner Denise Saxon, right, are proud to serve Clark County cats like Peanut, top and June at Tiny's Place Luxury Cat Boarding in Hazel Dell.

Working in Clark County: Denise Saxon, Tiny’s Place Cat Boarding

Associate facility manager Kendrick Johnsen, left, cattery assistant Aubrey Redfern, center, and owner Denise Saxon, right, are proud to serve Clark County cats like Peanut, top and June at Tiny's Place Luxury Cat Boarding in Hazel Dell.

February 4, 2023, 6:04am Business

Whether planning for upcoming spring breaks and summer vacations, or just a weekend away, it’s important for cat owners to think about their furry friends’ accommodations while they’re away. Read story

What started as a hobby turned into a business for Robyn Lowy, co-owner of Mindtaker Miniatures hobby and tabletop gaming shop.

Working in Clark County: Robyn Lowy, Mindtaker Miniatures

What started as a hobby turned into a business for Robyn Lowy, co-owner of Mindtaker Miniatures hobby and tabletop gaming shop.

January 23, 2023, 6:05am Business

The 2020s are shaping up to be the decade of the geek, as classically niche and nerdy culture becomes more mainstream and beloved by all. Whether more recently inspired by franchises like “Stranger Things,” or longtime lovers of all things gaming since the 1980s, local game store Mindtaker Miniatures has… Read story

Reshell Douglas is the owner and founder of Not Too Shabby Boutique in Vancouver. She started the retail store 23 years ago.

Working in Clark County: Reshell Douglas, Not Too Shabby Boutique

Reshell Douglas is the owner and founder of Not Too Shabby Boutique in Vancouver. She started the retail store 23 years ago.

December 31, 2022, 6:03am Business

While the holiday shopping rush has come to an end, fashionistas and lovers of home decor still have the opportunity to treat themselves to some post-Christmas shopping. Read story

Small business owner and online content creator Luke Goodman is CEO of Out of Darts, which produces custom Nerf guns, modifications and other accessories.

Working in Clark County: Luke Goodman, owner of Out of Darts

Small business owner and online content creator Luke Goodman is CEO of Out of Darts, which produces custom Nerf guns, modifications and other accessories.

December 20, 2022, 6:05am Business

Children of all ages are likely to have fond memories of epic summer backyard battles and high-intensity Christmas morning clashes with Nerf guns firing and foam darts flying. Read story

Chris Baldwin started his loose-leaf tea business, Valhalla Tea Co., after serving in the U.S. Army. He donates part of the business' proceeds to veterans' assistance groups.

Working in Clark County: Chris Baldwin, Valhalla Tea Co.

Chris Baldwin started his loose-leaf tea business, Valhalla Tea Co., after serving in the U.S. Army. He donates part of the business' proceeds to veterans' assistance groups.

December 12, 2022, 6:05am Business

Helping military veterans is Chris Baldwin’s cup of tea. Baldwin, an Army veteran, is the co-founder of Valhalla Tea Co., 14602 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Read story