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Christopher & Banks at Vancouver mall to close

January 20, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Business

Clothing store chain Christopher & Banks announced last week that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and will close all of its more than 400 stores nationwide, including the location at the Vancouver Mall. Read story

Vancouver-based Barlows partners for statewide distribution

January 20, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Business

Vancouver-based craft brewery Barlows announced earlier this month that it has entered into a distribution partnership with Kendall's Pioneer Distributing and Browar Polska - both subsidiaries of Corwin Beverage - to bring its beers to taps and store shelves in Washington. Read story

The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

Ecology denies key permit for proposed Kalama methanol plant

The site at the Port of Kalama where NW Innovation Works is proposing a 90-acre methanol plant.

January 19, 2021, 12:59pm Business

LONGVIEW — The state Department of Ecology Tuesday denied a key permit for the $2.3 billion proposed Kalama methanol plant, citing a "significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions and inconsistencies with the Shoreline Management Act," as principal reasons. Read story

Millennium Bulk Logistics-Longview, a company owned by two coal producers, wants to build an operation in Longview to export 44 million metric tons of coal annually to Asia.

Millennium parent company files for Chapter 11; Columbia River site goes back to Alcoa

Millennium Bulk Logistics-Longview, a company owned by two coal producers, wants to build an operation in Longview to export 44 million metric tons of coal annually to Asia.

January 19, 2021, 10:15am Business

LONGVIEW — After Millennium Bulk Terminals’ parent company filed for bankruptcy this month, the fate of the proposed coal terminal on the old Reynolds Aluminum Co. site is again in doubt, with opponents to the terminal calling the project dead. Read story

Buildings just north of the main Camas paper mill site sit vacant on Jan. 7.

Georgia-Pacific to raze 11 unused buildings near downtown Camas

Buildings just north of the main Camas paper mill site sit vacant on Jan. 7.

January 18, 2021, 6:05am Business

Georgia-Pacific is planning to demolish 11 buildings no longer in use near the entrance to downtown Camas by early next year. Read story

Businesses, lenders in Clark County days away from ‘second draw’ of Paycheck Protection Program loans

January 17, 2021, 6:00am Business

Local banks are preparing for the full-scale rollout of a new round of Paycheck Protection Program loans this week, which will deliver a fresh round of cash to beleaguered Clark County businesses. The $900 billion federal COVID-19 relief bill passed in December included $284 billion to reopen the program. Read story

Store owner Jessica Chan works on her laptop Saturday at NMV Pop-Local on West Ninth Street in downtown Vancouver.

NMV Pop-Local an adaptation that may become spin-off Vancouver venture

Store owner Jessica Chan works on her laptop Saturday at NMV Pop-Local on West Ninth Street in downtown Vancouver.

January 16, 2021, 4:49pm Business

The Night Market Vancouver remains closed for now due to COVID-19, but its founder has created an adaptation that may become a spin-off venture. Read story

A ferry docked at the Port of Olympia was bought in auction by Bart Lematta of Vancouver.

Vancouver ferry owner makes plans

A ferry docked at the Port of Olympia was bought in auction by Bart Lematta of Vancouver.

January 16, 2021, 6:02am Business

OLYMPIA — The new owner of the former Washington state ferry that has been docked at the Port of Olympia for nearly three years said Monday he plans to move the 310-foot vessel in the next 30 days. Read story

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

Working in Clark County: Jaellah Thalberg, genetic counselor with Legacy Health

Prenatal genetic counselor Jaellah Thalberg sees genetic testing as a tool to help identify medical issues before they arise. "It can definitely impact how much or how little intervention people receive," she says.

January 16, 2021, 5:00am Business

A genetic counselor might sound like a profession from the distant future, but for 33-year-old Jaellah Thalberg, it’s her full-time job in the now. Read story

Grocery Outlet opens Orchards store

January 15, 2021, 6:01am Business

A new Grocery Outlet opened in Orchards on Thursday, adding to the list of two others in Vancouver. Read story