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Heidi Mason is a dance mom who founded Cottage Dance Academy on the Providence Academy campus after a previous operator in that space, Liz Borromeo, left town.

Working in Clark County: Heidi Mason, Cottage Dance Academy

Heidi Mason is a dance mom who founded Cottage Dance Academy on the Providence Academy campus after a previous operator in that space, Liz Borromeo, left town.

August 20, 2022, 5:07am Business

P.E., math and history aren’t the only classes starting up again for the fall. At Cottage Dance Academy, the coming school year has dance students of all ages leaping and bounding for joy. Read story

Construction workers lend a hand building homes at the Cedars community in Brush Prairie in July.

Clark County housing market looking healthier in July report

Construction workers lend a hand building homes at the Cedars community in Brush Prairie in July.

August 19, 2022, 6:05am Business

For Clark County residents thinking about buying a home, there’s good news: The market is starting to look up. Read story

Construction continues on Killian Pacific's Ninebark development, a 246-unit, sustainably designed apartment community. The first units of the Washougal property are expected to be move-in ready early next year.

Sustainability cornerstone of Camas-Washougal apartment complex Ninebark

Construction continues on Killian Pacific's Ninebark development, a 246-unit, sustainably designed apartment community. The first units of the Washougal property are expected to be move-in ready early next year.

August 19, 2022, 6:01am Business

Two hundred and forty-six apartments in a sustainable living community called Ninebark are currently in the works at the Camas and Washougal waterfront area. Read story

Doug Ness, then The Columbian's finance director, operates a backhoe to take one of the first "bites" of the former Jantzen swimwear factory in 2006. The Columbian bought the property, now the location of Grand Central Fred Meyer, with the intention of building an office, but later sold the site.

Doug Ness, retired CFO who guided The Columbian through tough times, dies at 77

Doug Ness, then The Columbian's finance director, operates a backhoe to take one of the first "bites" of the former Jantzen swimwear factory in 2006. The Columbian bought the property, now the location of Grand Central Fred Meyer, with the intention of building an office, but later sold the site.

August 18, 2022, 4:29pm Business

Doug Ness, retired chief financial officer of The Columbian and longtime Columbia River Economic Development Council board member, died early Thursday at age 77 after a long illness. Read story

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray talk with nLight employees with CEO Scott Keeney, left, on Wednesday in a clean room at nLight in Camas. Senators Cantwell and Murray were in town to tout the major opportunities coming to Southwest Washington in the recently passed $250 billion CHIPS and Science Act.

Senators Murray, Cantwell tout benefits of CHIPS Act during tour of Camas-based nLIGHT

U.S. Sens. Maria Cantwell and Patty Murray talk with nLight employees with CEO Scott Keeney, left, on Wednesday in a clean room at nLight in Camas. Senators Cantwell and Murray were in town to tout the major opportunities coming to Southwest Washington in the recently passed $250 billion CHIPS and Science Act.

August 17, 2022, 6:51pm Business

Developing a robust workforce through science, technology, engineering and math education is key to the expansion of local technology companies. Read story

Rezabek Vineyards and Winery co-owner Roger Rezabek is the chair of a task force asking the federal government to recognize a Mount St. Helens American Viticultural Area.

Southwest Washington winemakers look for boost in business, identity with AVA application

Rezabek Vineyards and Winery co-owner Roger Rezabek is the chair of a task force asking the federal government to recognize a Mount St. Helens American Viticultural Area.

August 17, 2022, 6:04am Business

To Jennifer English, wine is about place. Each glass tells the story of the land and the environment in which it was grown. Read story

Refrigerated fermentation tanks are visible from Vice Beer's taproom. Some of the tanks are directly connected to tap handles, a rarity in breweries.

Vice Beer brings nostalgic vibe, sour beers to Vancouver

Refrigerated fermentation tanks are visible from Vice Beer's taproom. Some of the tanks are directly connected to tap handles, a rarity in breweries.

August 16, 2022, 8:01pm Business

Vancouver’s newest brewery, Vice Beer, is full of a few firsts for the city: first sour beers served from a slushie machine, first taps that pour directly from the holding tanks in a chilled room viewable from a window and glass door cut into the wall, and the first LUKR… Read story

Chef Eldy Prado opened El Viejon Taqueria & Mariscos last week, serving Jalisco-style carne asada, al pastor, birria and mahi-mahi fish tacos atop made-to-order tortillas.

New Vancouver food truck delivers taste of Jalisco

Chef Eldy Prado opened El Viejon Taqueria & Mariscos last week, serving Jalisco-style carne asada, al pastor, birria and mahi-mahi fish tacos atop made-to-order tortillas.

August 16, 2022, 7:53pm Business

El Viejon Taqueria & Mariscos, Vancouver’s newest food truck, opened last week, serving authentic carne asada, al pastor, birria and mahi-mahi fish tacos atop fresh tortillas that are made to order — a critical part of Chef Eldy Prado’s Jalisco-style food. Read story

Chipped pieces of silicon are seen here at Shin-Etsu Handotai America in 2018.

SEH America plans for growth, expansion in Vancouver, around the world

Chipped pieces of silicon are seen here at Shin-Etsu Handotai America in 2018.

August 16, 2022, 6:04am Business

SEH America expects to grow to meet the increasing demand for its silicon wafers around the world, the company said Monday. Read story

Headphones sit on a table before they are sorted and recycled. They will be disassembled and sorted by material before recycling.

Vancouver-based Cyber Acoustics turning industry on its ear

Headphones sit on a table before they are sorted and recycled. They will be disassembled and sorted by material before recycling.

August 15, 2022, 6:05am Business

When Steve Erickson and his partner bought their Vancouver-based company, Cyber Acoustics, they realized just how many headsets they ship to customers. Then they thought about where all those headsets went when they didn’t work anymore. Read story