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Clark County At Work

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

Ex-employee, Salmon Creek senior facility settle harassment suit

March 13, 2020, 6:02am Business

Koelsch Senior Communities and The Hampton at Salmon Creek last month agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that a former Hampton employee had been repeatedly sexually harassed by her female direct supervisor. Read story

Hookum Brewing Company, at 120 N. Third Ave. in Ridgefield, has been in business for about two years.

Working in Clark County: Nathan Hipple, owner and brewer at Hookum Brewing Company

Hookum Brewing Company, at 120 N. Third Ave. in Ridgefield, has been in business for about two years.

March 7, 2020, 5:30am Business

Ridgefield native Nathan Hipple works full time as a captain at the Vancouver Fire Department, but on his “days off,” he still has the energy to run a brewery. Read story

Barnard Griffin Winery's only tasting room is in Richland, but it plans to open its first satellite tasting room in the Rediviva building at The Waterfront Vancouver. It will be the seventh winery in the waterfront area.

Richland winery’s tasting room will be 7th at Waterfront Vancouver

Barnard Griffin Winery's only tasting room is in Richland, but it plans to open its first satellite tasting room in the Rediviva building at The Waterfront Vancouver. It will be the seventh winery in the waterfront area.

March 5, 2020, 6:05am Business

A seventh winery is coming to The Waterfront Vancouver, furthering its status as a wine-tasting hub. Read story

Erica London is a third-generation Latina born in the United States. Her therapy business is one of a handful of businesses in Clark County owned by a woman and a minority. Her French bulldog, Courage, accompanies her to work. "Clients love him," she said.

Working in Clark County: Erica London, owner and therapist at Compass Whole Health

Erica London is a third-generation Latina born in the United States. Her therapy business is one of a handful of businesses in Clark County owned by a woman and a minority. Her French bulldog, Courage, accompanies her to work. "Clients love him," she said.

February 29, 2020, 5:50am Business

On a sunny weekday around noon, a teenager in checkered Vans shoes and headphones scrolled through her smartphone, waiting to be called into an office at Compass Whole Health. Read story

A pedestrian walks past Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. Co-owner Adam Hamide said his biggest concerns during the current legislative session are bills about THC content and industry labor standards.

Clark County pot industry wary of ‘seismic changes’

A pedestrian walks past Main Street Marijuana in Vancouver. Co-owner Adam Hamide said his biggest concerns during the current legislative session are bills about THC content and industry labor standards.

February 9, 2020, 6:00am Business

The 2020 legislative session agenda includes more than two dozen cannabis-related bills, and several of them have local connections — both in terms of their sponsors and which ones are drawing the most attention from Clark County’s cannabis industry. Read story

Kim McDougall, financial aid outreach counselor at Washington State University Vancouver, helps to "demystify" the financial side of college for prospective students at local high schools.

Working in Clark County: Kim McDougall, financial aid counselor at WSU Vancouver

Kim McDougall, financial aid outreach counselor at Washington State University Vancouver, helps to "demystify" the financial side of college for prospective students at local high schools.

February 8, 2020, 6:00am Business

For most of history, college was seen as a positive step to advance one’s self, but it is now synonymous with the word “debt,” a word not commonly associated with advancement. Read story