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Nautilus CEO Jim Barr

Vancouver-based Nautilus sees record-high Q2 sales

Nautilus CEO Jim Barr

August 10, 2020, 5:02pm Business

Vancouver-based exercise equipment maker Nautilus enjoyed a record-breaking second quarter, driven by a booming market for home fitness equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

The JC Penney store in east Vancouver will soon be closing its doors, as seen Monday morning, August 10, 2020.

East Vancouver J.C. Penney store on list of closures

The JC Penney store in east Vancouver will soon be closing its doors, as seen Monday morning, August 10, 2020.

August 10, 2020, 7:10am Business

Struggling retailer JC Penney will close the east Vancouver store. There is no word on an exact date for the closure. Read story

Exterior signs at the Vancouver Mall have been updated to reflect the theater's transition last year from Cinetopia to AMC.

Plans could temporarily put food carts near Vancouver Mall

Exterior signs at the Vancouver Mall have been updated to reflect the theater's transition last year from Cinetopia to AMC.

August 8, 2020, 5:00am Business

A new mixed-use senior living development is in the works at a site near Vancouver Mall, and the proposed project could also temporarily bring a new amenity to the area: a food cart pod. Read story

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

Initial jobless claims in Clark County fall by 16%

The home page of the Washington Employment Security Department (The Columbian files)

August 6, 2020, 5:12pm Business

Clark County’s initial unemployment claims fell by 16 percent last week from 1,362 to 1,147, signaling a minor recovery in the local economy but still a worrisome picture overall. Read story

The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office is dismissing the criminal case against Kelly C. Carroll, 61, of Battle Ground, who was accused of violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order in June by reopening her pet grooming business, because of newly discovered evidence.

City to dismiss case against pet groomer accused of defying stay-home order

The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office is dismissing the criminal case against Kelly C. Carroll, 61, of Battle Ground, who was accused of violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order in June by reopening her pet grooming business, because of newly discovered evidence.

August 6, 2020, 11:17am Business

The Vancouver City Attorney’s Office, citing newly discovered evidence, is dismissing the criminal case against a woman who was accused of violating Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order in June by reopening her pet grooming business. Read story

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe reports strong growth in gross profit

The corporate offices of Northwest Pipe Company are at 201 NE Park Plaza Drive, No. 100, in Vancouver.

August 6, 2020, 6:03am Business

Vancouver-based steel pipe manufacturer Northwest Pipe Co. released its second-quarter financial results Tuesday, showing strong growth in gross profit and little growth in net sales. Read story

nLIGHT is based in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based nLIGHT posts another solid quarter despite coronavirus

nLIGHT is based in Vancouver.

August 6, 2020, 6:00am Business

Vancouver-based industrial laser manufacturer nLIGHT posted stronger-than-expected second quarter results Wednesday, marking two quarters in a row that the company has managed to avoid major negative impacts from the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

Trunnion, sheaves for September repair of Interstate 5 Bridge span arrivevideo icon

A person watches from the bank of the Columbia River as the trunnion, sheaves and other replacement components for the Interstate 5  Bridge arrive in Vancouver via barge on Tuesday morning.

August 5, 2020, 6:05am Business

The Interstate 5 Bridge trunnion replacement project won’t begin in earnest until September, but preliminary work is already underway at the site, including the Tuesday morning arrival of a barge carrying the new sheaves, trunnion and other replacement components for the bridge’s lift system. Read story

Marianne Wilson Stein displays "Gifts From the Earth" teas, which will be available at her future downtown storefront, The Dandelion Teahouse Apothecary at 109 W. Seventh St.

Farmers market merchant wins $40K to open downtown Vancouver tea store

Marianne Wilson Stein displays "Gifts From the Earth" teas, which will be available at her future downtown storefront, The Dandelion Teahouse Apothecary at 109 W. Seventh St.

August 4, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Business

Marianne Wilson Stein, a longtime farmers market merchant, is set to open downtown Vancouver’s only teahouse after winning a contest from the Vancouver’s Downtown Association on Friday. Read story

Like most development projects in Vancouver during the pandemic, progress is still going strong at The Columbia apartment building at Block 20 at The Waterfront Vancouver.

Vancouver construction remains strong during pandemic

Like most development projects in Vancouver during the pandemic, progress is still going strong at The Columbia apartment building at Block 20 at The Waterfront Vancouver.

August 4, 2020, 6:01am Business

Building development at all stages, from planning to breaking ground to construction, is advancing in Vancouver under the pandemic. It’s a big difference from the Great Recession, when development essentially ground to a halt for years. Read story