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Amira Ashley, 10, talks about her lip gloss brand Boujee Vegan Girl. Amira sells the lip glosses for $10 per tube.

Vancouver girl’s lip gloss line a glowing success

Amira Ashley, 10, talks about her lip gloss brand Boujee Vegan Girl. Amira sells the lip glosses for $10 per tube.

December 30, 2020, 6:02am Business

It may be unusual for someone to start a business in the midst of a pandemic, but according to early sales, Amira Ashley made the right call. Read story

Rob Griffin, from left, and his wife, Deborah Barnard, pause for a portrait with their daughter, Megan Hughes, outside the new Barnard Griffin tasting room at The Waterfront Vancouver.

Barnard Griffin Winery newest tasting room at The Waterfront Vancouver

Rob Griffin, from left, and his wife, Deborah Barnard, pause for a portrait with their daughter, Megan Hughes, outside the new Barnard Griffin tasting room at The Waterfront Vancouver.

December 29, 2020, 6:00am Business

The Waterfront Vancouver’s newest tasting room, Barnard Griffin Winery, opened on Dec. 21. Read story

Vancouver Pizza Company on Main Street in uptown Village in Vancouver.

Vancouver Pizza Company closing doors for good

Vancouver Pizza Company on Main Street in uptown Village in Vancouver.

December 28, 2020, 11:09am Business

Vancouver Pizza Company, located in Uptown Village, is closing permanently due in part to the financial strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the owners announced Sunday on Facebook. Read story

Slumberkins co-founders and CEOs Kelly Oriard, left, and Callie Christensen started Slumberkins nearly five years ago, and the duo have found major success. Online sales are higher than ever, it's helping produce a television show with Jim Henson studios, it's being integrated into the Camas School District's curriculum and it's created a culture for people like customer Susan Hall of Minnesota and tens of thousands of others on Facebook.

Vancouver-based Slumberkins helping children process emotions of pandemic

Slumberkins co-founders and CEOs Kelly Oriard, left, and Callie Christensen started Slumberkins nearly five years ago, and the duo have found major success. Online sales are higher than ever, it's helping produce a television show with Jim Henson studios, it's being integrated into the Camas School District's curriculum and it's created a culture for people like customer Susan Hall of Minnesota and tens of thousands of others on Facebook.

December 27, 2020, 6:00am Business

Susan Hall has three kids under the age of 10, all with emotional regulation issues. When the pandemic struck in March, she quit her engineering job in Minneapolis to focus on her family and to home-school the kids. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

December 27, 2020, 6:00am Clark County Business

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A colorful Christmas tree adds a festive touch for shoppers and workers at Vancouver Mall. Despite COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, general manager Tracy Peters said, the mall has done relatively well during the current holiday shopping season.

Vancouver Mall mostly weathers storm in COVID-19 holiday season

A colorful Christmas tree adds a festive touch for shoppers and workers at Vancouver Mall. Despite COVID-19 occupancy restrictions, general manager Tracy Peters said, the mall has done relatively well during the current holiday shopping season.

December 24, 2020, 6:00am Business

Retailers adjust to pandemic, state restrictions by reimagining holiday season Read story

Signs direct shoppers where to pick up their purchases through the Retail To Go program at Vancouver Mall. The mall remains closed, but several retailers are providing curbside pick-up services.

Clark County gained 500 jobs in November

Signs direct shoppers where to pick up their purchases through the Retail To Go program at Vancouver Mall. The mall remains closed, but several retailers are providing curbside pick-up services.

December 23, 2020, 6:02am Business

Clark Country gained about 500 jobs in November, continuing a slow economic recovery. Read story

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

Ecology completes Kalama methanol greenhouse gas study

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

December 22, 2020, 3:25pm Business

The proposed $2 billion Kalama methanol plant could result in less global greenhouse gas emissions, but levels would still be “significant” even after mitigation efforts, according to the state Department of Ecology’s final analysis released Monday. Read story

Cashier Razija Zelknovic assists a customer with their plastic bag after making a purchase at the Orchards Goodwill on Thursday. A new statewide law aimed at curbing plastic waste will ban single-use plastic bags and require retailers to charge 8 cents per bag for paper bags. Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that he would delay the planned Jan. 1 start date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Washington ban on single-use bags will take effect early next year unless Legislature delays action

Cashier Razija Zelknovic assists a customer with their plastic bag after making a purchase at the Orchards Goodwill on Thursday. A new statewide law aimed at curbing plastic waste will ban single-use plastic bags and require retailers to charge 8 cents per bag for paper bags. Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that he would delay the planned Jan. 1 start date due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

December 22, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Business

The sun is setting on single-use plastic bags in Washington, although they’ll be sticking around a bit longer than planned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The old Fire Station 1 building pictured Dec. 17. The Oliva family, who owns the neighboring Hi-School Pharmacy headquarters, has offered to purchase the property from the city for $1.4 million.

Vancouver plans to sell old Fire Station 1 building

The old Fire Station 1 building pictured Dec. 17. The Oliva family, who owns the neighboring Hi-School Pharmacy headquarters, has offered to purchase the property from the city for $1.4 million.

December 21, 2020, 6:14pm Business

Vancouver will move forward with plans to sell its old Fire Station 1 building to the family who owns Hi-School Pharmacy and hopes to expand their neighboring headquarters into the historic property. Read story