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Clark County At Work

Speech-language pathologist Hillary Betzen waits to connect with a student for a session.

Working in Clark County: Hillary Betzen, speech-language pathologist with Battle Ground Public Schools

Speech-language pathologist Hillary Betzen waits to connect with a student for a session.

June 20, 2020, 5:00am Business

Enduring the COVID-19 pandemic has been a rough ride for many people and professions. Read story

Devin McFeron, 27, works with client Tyra Squires at Finesse Beauty Bar in Battle Ground on June 11. McFeron, a stylist, welcomed her first client back on June 8, after being unemployed since March because of the pandemic.

Working in Clark County: Devin McFeron, stylist at Finesse Beauty Bar

Devin McFeron, 27, works with client Tyra Squires at Finesse Beauty Bar in Battle Ground on June 11. McFeron, a stylist, welcomed her first client back on June 8, after being unemployed since March because of the pandemic.

June 13, 2020, 5:00am Business

If there’s one thing many people have been vocal about missing during the pandemic, it’s haircuts. Read story

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

Working in Clark County: Garrett Wellman, foreman landscaper, Woody’s Custom Landscaping

Garrett Wellman, foreman at Woody's Custom Landscaping, had to stop working for about a month and a half when the pandemic hit, he said. " I still haven't gotten all of my unemployment for the weeks that I filed. It's kind of wishy washy in my  opinion, but It will probably balance itself out," he said.

May 30, 2020, 5:04am Business

What started out as a summer gig when he was 16 has turned into a full-time career for Garrett Wellman, now 21. Read story

Coaches Barbara Laudadio, left, and Traci Cole of Burntown Fitness create a workout video for home users in their boss's garage.

Working in Clark County: Traci Cole, coach at Burntown Fitness

Coaches Barbara Laudadio, left, and Traci Cole of Burntown Fitness create a workout video for home users in their boss's garage.

May 23, 2020, 6:01am Business

Traci Cole was leading a class at Burntown Fitness when everything crashed to a halt because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Britney Woods, 28, said her work has come to a halt because of the pandemic. Photographers are not considered essential.

Working in Clark County: Britney Woods, self-employed photographer

Britney Woods, 28, said her work has come to a halt because of the pandemic. Photographers are not considered essential.

May 9, 2020, 5:04am Business

Photography is one of those careers that might cause a bit of fear in a parent, should their child set their sights on it. Read story

Roland Homola opened My Auto Works in 2000. It has two locations, one in Ridgefield and one in Woodland.

Working in Clark County: Roland Homola, master technician, owner at My Auto Works

Roland Homola opened My Auto Works in 2000. It has two locations, one in Ridgefield and one in Woodland.

May 2, 2020, 5:02am Business

Vehicle use in the United States has taken a back seat, thanks to the coronavirus, and our new reality of staying at home has emptied many once-bustling streets. For some, that may be a good thing as they’re able to save on gas and avoid costly repairs. Read story

Deanna Hillstrom, 28, started her journey to nursing after her brother was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq while serving in the military. She now is the nurse in charge of infection prevention and control at Vancouver Clinic.

Working in Clark County: Deanna Hillstrom, nurse at Vancouver Clinic

Deanna Hillstrom, 28, started her journey to nursing after her brother was injured by a roadside bomb in Iraq while serving in the military. She now is the nurse in charge of infection prevention and control at Vancouver Clinic.

April 25, 2020, 5:31am Business

In the middle of the fight against COVID-19 are the country’s health care professionals such as Deanna Hillstrom, a registered nurse who works in the infection prevention and control/medical affairs department at Vancouver Clinic. Read story

Operations manager Sol Contreras wipes down counters as she opens up Nom Nom, where she has worked for 2 1/2  years. She said workers routinely sanitize everything to minimize any risk of contracting the coronavirus.

Working in Clark County: Sol Contreras, operations manager at Nom Nom Restaurant and Grill

Operations manager Sol Contreras wipes down counters as she opens up Nom Nom, where she has worked for 2 1/2  years. She said workers routinely sanitize everything to minimize any risk of contracting the coronavirus.

April 18, 2020, 5:00am Business

Approaching a month into a government-issued stay-at-home order, most of us, at this point, are aware of COVID-19’s impacts on local businesses. Read story

Katie O'Daniel, owner and driver with Skip the Trip Delivery, pauses for a portrait with her laptop in Washougal before making a delivery in Camas.

Working in Clark County: Katie O’Daniel, owner and driver at Skip the Trip Delivery

Katie O'Daniel, owner and driver with Skip the Trip Delivery, pauses for a portrait with her laptop in Washougal before making a delivery in Camas.

April 11, 2020, 5:01am Business

Many businesses are suffering due to the novel coronavirus, but one local startup is seeing up to four times the transactions it had before the pandemic. Read story

Danny Tehrani, engineer and CEO at Computers Made Easy Inc., started his business in 1995 after working for 12 years at Costco. "It took about seven years to fully let go of Costco in 2002," Tehrani said. "In 2004, I hired my first employee, Mike Schilpp. He's still with us. Back in the day, we were just helping a lot of home users. We evolved into a management service provider.

Working in Clark County: Danny Tehrani, owner Computers Made Easy

Danny Tehrani, engineer and CEO at Computers Made Easy Inc., started his business in 1995 after working for 12 years at Costco. "It took about seven years to fully let go of Costco in 2002," Tehrani said. "In 2004, I hired my first employee, Mike Schilpp. He's still with us. Back in the day, we were just helping a lot of home users. We evolved into a management service provider.

March 28, 2020, 6:00am Business

Danny Tehrani started his career at a place that, as of late, has been unusually busy because of the COVID-19 pandemic: Costco. Read story