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From left: Treasure Trove owner Melissa Givvines assists customers Ella Thompson of Bend, Ore., and Mackenzie Abernathy of Vancouver as they shop for jewelry in her store. Area thrift stores have recently seen a rise in business.

Clark County’s thrift stores bouncing back nicely from COVID restrictions

From left: Treasure Trove owner Melissa Givvines assists customers Ella Thompson of Bend, Ore., and Mackenzie Abernathy of Vancouver as they shop for jewelry in her store. Area thrift stores have recently seen a rise in business.

August 10, 2021, 6:03am Business

While restaurants and other businesses are struggling to adapt to post-pandemic life, a different story is being told with thrift shops. Thrift shops in Vancouver are thriving despite the continuing global pandemic. Read story

Biotech company CytoDyn, headquartered at 1111 Main Street, pictured, said in March that it was about to start testing a coronavirus treatment drug. The company says it expects clinical trial results by the end of July.

CytoDyn suing group of investors

Biotech company CytoDyn, headquartered at 1111 Main Street, pictured, said in March that it was about to start testing a coronavirus treatment drug. The company says it expects clinical trial results by the end of July.

August 8, 2021, 6:05am Business

Vancouver-based CytoDyn is suing a group of investors that attempted to take control of its board of directors, according to CytoDyn’s claims. Read story

nLIGHT, a company in Vancouver that produces semiconductor diode laser products, is pictured in October 2017.

nLIGHT reports 33% year-over-year revenue increase

nLIGHT, a company in Vancouver that produces semiconductor diode laser products, is pictured in October 2017.

August 7, 2021, 7:04pm Business

Camas-based high-power semiconductor and fiber laser company nLIGHT reported a 33 percent year-over-year revenue increase in its quarterly earnings report released Thursday. Read story

Jamie Smith of Jamie's Dahlias cuts flowers for arrangements each morning before the farm opens up to the public. She grew up in Portland and taught in Oregon City, Ore., before moving to Washougal. She left the teaching profession to pursue the dahlia business.

Working in Clark County: Jamie Smith, owner of Jamie’s Dahlias

Jamie Smith of Jamie's Dahlias cuts flowers for arrangements each morning before the farm opens up to the public. She grew up in Portland and taught in Oregon City, Ore., before moving to Washougal. She left the teaching profession to pursue the dahlia business.

August 7, 2021, 6:00am Business

All it took for Jamie Smith was a bouquet of dahlias on a blind date in 2014. Read story

Developer buys 1.85-acre Orchards parcel for $1 million

August 7, 2021, 5:57am Business

A 1.85-acre plot of land at 4905 N.E. 122nd Ave. has been sold to MAJ Development Corp. for about $1 million, according to a Friday news release from the broker, Norris & Stevens. Read story

Clark County seeks nominees sought for disability employment awareness honors

August 7, 2021, 5:54am Business

Clark County government is seeking nominees for its annual Clark County Disability Employment Awareness Month Awards. Read story

Voodoo Doughnut plans to open a Vancouver location in this former bank building, now painted pink, near Vancouver Mall. At top, a neon sign that adorns the Voodoo Doughnut store in Portland's Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood.

Voodoo Doughnut coming to Vancouver in November

Voodoo Doughnut plans to open a Vancouver location in this former bank building, now painted pink, near Vancouver Mall. At top, a neon sign that adorns the Voodoo Doughnut store in Portland's Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood.

August 6, 2021, 6:05am Business

Portland’s landmark Voodoo Doughnut, known for its distinctive pink carryout boxes and wide range of over-the-top novelty offerings, is preparing to open a store in Vancouver. Voodoo Doughnut CEO Chris Schultz confirmed the plan this week. Read story

Artists and workers will install this art piece at The Marketplace at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., between Java House and Jorge's Margarita Factory, on Friday.

Downtown Vancouver to receive students’ functional art Friday

Artists and workers will install this art piece at The Marketplace at 210 W. Evergreen Blvd., between Java House and Jorge's Margarita Factory, on Friday.

August 5, 2021, 6:04am Business

A splash of red, yellow and blue is coming to a block of downtown Vancouver in the form of a new art installation made of painted steel shapes and benches. Read story

Emerald Kalama Chemical sold for $1 billion

August 3, 2021, 10:52am Business

Emerald Kalama Chemical, which manufactures chemicals used in flavors, fragrances, foods, cosmetics and other consumer products, has been sold to a German company for $1.04 billion. Read story

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of Absci in downtown Vancouver.

In Washington’s life sciences sector, a streak of companies going public

Sean McClain, founder and CEO of Absci in downtown Vancouver.

August 3, 2021, 6:01am Business

SEATTLE — Washington’s life science companies are going public in record numbers, a trend that is also playing out nationally across the sector. Read story