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Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

COVID-19 outbreak temporarily closes Vancouver call center

Wuhan, China - East Asia, Corona virus, Pneumonia

May 14, 2021, 8:51pm Business

Public Health authorities said the Spectrum Communications call center in Vancouver has been temporarily closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak that has resulted in 29 confirmed and two possible cases at the business. Read story

(The Associated press files)

Clark County’s drop in jobless claims shows area’s slow, steady improvement

(The Associated press files)

May 14, 2021, 5:47pm Clark County Business

Clark County’s continued unemployment insurance claims declined for the 11th straight week, showing a slow but steadily improving trend. Read story

A Walla Walla sweet onion tart dish at Roots Restaurant and Bar in Camas.

Roots reopens in Camas after a yearlong hiatus

A Walla Walla sweet onion tart dish at Roots Restaurant and Bar in Camas.

May 14, 2021, 6:03am Business

Roots Restaurant and Bar has reopened after being closed for more than a year. Read story

Colorful umbrellas provide shade for residents and visitors at The Waterfront Vancouver as they enjoy the sunshine with tasty food and a glass of wine Tuesday afternoon. Clark County has fewer restrictions on activities than the rest of the Portland metro area, and local restaurants have seen an influx of customers from Oregon as a result.

Clark County officials, businesses hail Inslee plan to reopen state

Colorful umbrellas provide shade for residents and visitors at The Waterfront Vancouver as they enjoy the sunshine with tasty food and a glass of wine Tuesday afternoon. Clark County has fewer restrictions on activities than the rest of the Portland metro area, and local restaurants have seen an influx of customers from Oregon as a result.

May 13, 2021, 6:26pm Clark County Business

Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement that the state’s economy is on track to fully reopen by June 30 sent a ripple through Washington’s businesses, health officials and elected leaders Thursday afternoon. Read story

Haeng Chong, who's owned Fourth Plain One Hour Dry Cleaning for 40 years with his wife, pauses for a portrait Wednesday, May 12. Last year, Chong's business received $16,000 through a small business grant program that just reopened for a third time. Applications are due May 19.

Grants help small businesses in Fourth Plain corridor survive COVID-19

Haeng Chong, who's owned Fourth Plain One Hour Dry Cleaning for 40 years with his wife, pauses for a portrait Wednesday, May 12. Last year, Chong's business received $16,000 through a small business grant program that just reopened for a third time. Applications are due May 19.

May 13, 2021, 6:01am Business

In the 40 years that Haeng Chong has owned his Vancouver dry cleaning business, he’s never seen demand drop like this. Read story

Kathleen Olson of Beaches restaurant makes drinks for lunchtime customers on Thursday morning, May 6, 2021. Beaches, along with most restaurants in Vancouver, is having trouble filling open positions.

Pandemic labor shortage hits Clark County hospitality industry hard

Kathleen Olson of Beaches restaurant makes drinks for lunchtime customers on Thursday morning, May 6, 2021. Beaches, along with most restaurants in Vancouver, is having trouble filling open positions.

May 13, 2021, 6:00am Business

Pandemic’s labor shortage has hit hospitality industry especially hard Read story

Clark County Board of Health mulls vaccine incentives

May 12, 2021, 5:21pm Business

As COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Clark County and the United States begins to dwindle, most of the Clark County Board of Health is supportive of any incentives offered locally to help encourage vaccination. Read story

Sharetea owner NaNa Sisakvanich, right, combines vats of black tapioca pearls while Tyme Sisakvanich watches at Sharetea in Hazel Dell. A global shortage in the ingredients that make up the tapioca pearls in boba tea is affecting businesses that serve the colorful drinks.

Clark County boba tea businesses say they’re prepared for ‘pearl’ shortage

Sharetea owner NaNa Sisakvanich, right, combines vats of black tapioca pearls while Tyme Sisakvanich watches at Sharetea in Hazel Dell. A global shortage in the ingredients that make up the tapioca pearls in boba tea is affecting businesses that serve the colorful drinks.

May 12, 2021, 6:02am Business

Bubble tea, boba tea, or pearl tea is a tea-based drink with small round tapioca balls (or pearls) bobbing at the bottom of the cup. This Taiwanese beverage has become increasingly popular in Vancouver. Read story

An aerial photo shows the Steigerwald Commerce Center, an industrial park owned by the Port of Camas-Washougal, east of downtown Washougal. The area has been designated as an Opportunity Zone, creating a new investment tool for developers interested in moving into the area’s remaining vacant lots.

CREDC secures grant to bring aerospace, defense manufacturer to Clark County

An aerial photo shows the Steigerwald Commerce Center, an industrial park owned by the Port of Camas-Washougal, east of downtown Washougal. The area has been designated as an Opportunity Zone, creating a new investment tool for developers interested in moving into the area’s remaining vacant lots.

May 11, 2021, 12:11pm Business

The Columbia River Economic Development Council announced Tuesday that it has secured a $75,000 economic development grant from the Washington State Department of Commerce to help bring Chatsworth, Calif.-based aerospace and defense manufacturer United Precision Corporation to Clark County. Read story

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

NVA Compassion-First pet hospital taking shape in east Vancouver

Brian Buck of Capitol Electric looks over plans while helping with the construction of the new Pacific Northwest Pet ER and Specialty Center. The 24-hour animal hospital and specialty veterinary care facility is under construction in east Vancouver in a building that formerly housed a Whole Foods Market.

May 10, 2021, 6:05am Business

Veterinary care provider NVA Compassion-First plans to open a large emergency and specialty care veterinary hospital in Vancouver this summer. Read story