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Fleur Chocolatte & Wine opens on Main Street in Vancouver

January 28, 2022, 6:04am Business

Kendra Zern and Kurt Van Orden are preparing for their first Valentine’s Day as a married couple — and as owners of a chocolate shop. Read story

Oregon medical group Praxis Health buys Northwest Medical Associates in east Vancouver

January 27, 2022, 6:27pm Business

Praxis Health, Oregon’s largest independent medical group, acquired a 35-year-old Vancouver clinic this month, marking the group’s first expansion into Washington. Read story

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Larry Witzel, founder and president of SermonView, joins mailhouse technician Hannah Gill as they prepare invitations to be mailed from their Vancouver office. SermonView was among those impacted by the early end of a federal aid program to pandemic-hit businesses.

Clark County businesses feel pinch from early closure of pandemic aid program

Larry Witzel, founder and president of SermonView, joins mailhouse technician Hannah Gill as they prepare invitations to be mailed from their Vancouver office. SermonView was among those impacted by the early end of a federal aid program to pandemic-hit businesses.

January 27, 2022, 6:01am Business

It was a throwaway message in a newsletter from QuickBooks, but it caught Larry Witzel’s eye: the Employee Retention Tax Credit. Read story

Stephen Chan of Mighty Bowl, left, serves up a lunch order as owner Steve Valenta chats with a customer in downtown Vancouver. In the fourth quarter of last year, Valenta's costs for food increased 24 percent. They had been steadily rising throughout the pandemic. His costs for to-go packaging rose 60 percent.

Clark County restaurant profits sink as omicron surges

Stephen Chan of Mighty Bowl, left, serves up a lunch order as owner Steve Valenta chats with a customer in downtown Vancouver. In the fourth quarter of last year, Valenta's costs for food increased 24 percent. They had been steadily rising throughout the pandemic. His costs for to-go packaging rose 60 percent.

January 25, 2022, 6:43pm Business

Steve Valenta has spent 10 years pouring his life’s savings, his energy and his care into his Mighty Bowl restaurant in downtown Vancouver — to great success. But it’s not enough. His restaurant is running out of money. Read story

The ZoomInfo logo adorns a wall at the company's downtown Vancouver offices, shown in March.

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo expands operations into Europe

The ZoomInfo logo adorns a wall at the company's downtown Vancouver offices, shown in March.

January 25, 2022, 6:05am Business

Vancouver’s ZoomInfo recently announced the company, which specializes in market software, data and intelligence, will expand its operations into Europe. Read story

Devin McFeron of Desert Society, left, chats with Emma Fraser of Farrar's Bistro inside Farrar's Bistro in Felida. Both business owners are just in their 20s, and they encourage other young adults to take a chance on their career dreams.

Young female entrepreneurs call the shots in Felida

Devin McFeron of Desert Society, left, chats with Emma Fraser of Farrar's Bistro inside Farrar's Bistro in Felida. Both business owners are just in their 20s, and they encourage other young adults to take a chance on their career dreams.

January 24, 2022, 6:00am Business

The pandemic was in the back of their minds when Emma Fraser and Devin McFeron, both women in their 20s, decided to buy their own businesses last year. But that fear did not stop them, nor did their age. Read story

Riverview Community Bank's Executive Vice President Kim Capeloto speaks at The Columbian's annual Economic Forecast breakfast in Vancouver in January 2015.

Riverview Community Bank executive Kim Capeloto to step down

Riverview Community Bank's Executive Vice President Kim Capeloto speaks at The Columbian's annual Economic Forecast breakfast in Vancouver in January 2015.

January 21, 2022, 6:32pm Business

Kim Capeloto, executive vice president and chief banking officer at Riverview Community Bank, will step down from the company in February. He’s worked at the bank for 11 years. Read story

The Cove serves seafood and other dishes. Clockwise from top left are the meatball appetizer; Ora King salmon and prawns; Luna Bella oysters with side sauces; blood orange margarita; chocolate peanut butter pot de creme.

You’ll want to savor every second at The Cove in Vancouver

The Cove serves seafood and other dishes. Clockwise from top left are the meatball appetizer; Ora King salmon and prawns; Luna Bella oysters with side sauces; blood orange margarita; chocolate peanut butter pot de creme.

January 21, 2022, 6:00am Business

The Cove Restaurant exudes comfort and luxury. This isn’t an accident. When I interviewed father-daughter team George and Gwen Goodrich as they were planning this new business, their focus was on creating a pleasant experience for their guests by emphasizing the gorgeous river view and complementing it with a focus… Read story

A conceptual design shows one way the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement could look passing through Vancouver's downtown area. This option shows a single stacked bridge, while another other shows two bridges. Both incorporate high-capacity transit and a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicycles.

I-5 Bridge Replacement Program unveils visuals that are ‘an example of direction we’re going’

A conceptual design shows one way the Interstate 5 Bridge replacement could look passing through Vancouver's downtown area. This option shows a single stacked bridge, while another other shows two bridges. Both incorporate high-capacity transit and a shared-use path for pedestrians and bicycles.

January 20, 2022, 7:27pm Business

Commuters and Interstate 5 Bridge users can now see conceptual 3D images of what two different design options being considered for the bridge’s replacement would roughly resemble in Vancouver’s downtown area. Read story

Burgerville customers can Warm Hearts

January 20, 2022, 6:04am Business

Burgerville is participating in Clark Public Utilities’ Operation Warm Heart this year, a program designed to help families in crisis pay their electric heating bills. It is the seventh year Burgerville has participated in the program. Read story