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Clark College students get free C-Tran passes

February 26, 2021, 6:02am Clark County Business

Clark College announced Thursday that it has reached a new agreement with C-Tran to provide students with access to free bus transportation. Starting March 1, students will no longer have to pay for C-Tran "BackPASS" bus passes. Read story

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

Clark County business owners say bill to tax sweet drinks will cost jobs

Keith Bunn prepares empty containers for beverage refills at Corwin Distributing in Ridgefield. Corwin Distributing Co. expects to suffer if a new tax on sweetened beverages, introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week, is passed into law.

February 26, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Business

A new tax on sweetened beverages introduced in a Washington Senate committee meeting this week is upsetting Clark County business owners who see it as a threat to their enterprises already suffering during the pandemic. Read story

Beaches to cater Clark County Event Center

February 26, 2021, 6:01am Clark County Business

The Clark County Event Center announced Wednesday that it has contracted with Beaches Restaurant to provide "onsite concessions, catering and general beverage and food services" at the center, starting immediately. Read story

Shoppers rest on recently upgraded seating while others walk by in front the future Tillys storefront at the Vancouver Mall. The casual apparel retailer is set to open in the second quarter of this year, and another big-name clothing chain, Windsor, will debut in the third quarter.

Vancouver Mall bucks retail trend with new businesses, interior redesign

Shoppers rest on recently upgraded seating while others walk by in front the future Tillys storefront at the Vancouver Mall. The casual apparel retailer is set to open in the second quarter of this year, and another big-name clothing chain, Windsor, will debut in the third quarter.

February 25, 2021, 6:04am Clark County Business

Two major clothing retailers are about to set up shop at Vancouver Mall. Casual apparel chain Tillys and women’s fashion store Windsor will both join the tenant lineup later this year, the mall announced last week. Read story

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

Nautilus feeling fit after record-breaking fourth quarter

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

February 24, 2021, 5:56pm Clark County Business

Vancouver-based home exercise equipment maker Nautilus posted a record-breaking fourth quarter earnings report Monday, capping off a year that saw a dramatic reversal of the company’s fortunes as the COVID-19 pandemic fueled consumer demand for home fitness options. Read story

Java House owners Lonnie and Cora Chandler have seen a healthy return of customers to Java House since indoor dining was allowed in mid-February. They both said they are grateful for the community's support for their business during the pandemic. "We're excited to see them again," Lonnie Chandler said.

Customers of Java House raise money to keep downtown shop open

Java House owners Lonnie and Cora Chandler have seen a healthy return of customers to Java House since indoor dining was allowed in mid-February. They both said they are grateful for the community's support for their business during the pandemic. "We're excited to see them again," Lonnie Chandler said.

February 24, 2021, 6:03am Business

Maradee Potter sat on her living room sofa in Hazel Dell in early January, thinking about the loved ones who passed away recently: her husband, John Potter, who died last year after a heart attack, her teaching partner Betty and her friend’s daughter, Erika Karcher. Read story

ZoomInfo, headquartered in Vancouver, specializes in data tools to help business-to-business marketing teams.

ZoomInfo reports fourth-quarter revenue increase of 53 percent

ZoomInfo, headquartered in Vancouver, specializes in data tools to help business-to-business marketing teams.

February 23, 2021, 7:00pm Business

ZoomInfo, Vancouver’s newest publicly traded company, is growing fast with help from the smaller tech companies it’s acquired. Read story

A motorist drives past the exterior of the former J.C. Penney store at Columbia Tech Center, which filed for bankruptcy last year and closed. Retail stores are the only industry in which bankruptcies are increasing. The total number of bankruptcies in Clark County has been decreasing for years, even with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Bankruptcies low in Clark County during pandemic

A motorist drives past the exterior of the former J.C. Penney store at Columbia Tech Center, which filed for bankruptcy last year and closed. Retail stores are the only industry in which bankruptcies are increasing. The total number of bankruptcies in Clark County has been decreasing for years, even with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

February 22, 2021, 6:01am Business

A series of government interventions in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic kept the nation’s bankruptcy levels to the lowest seen since before the Great Recession. Read story

Clark County Business Briefing

February 21, 2021, 5:34am Clark County Business

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Conrad Engelbrecht, operations director at ToolBelt, is happy the app is helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic. "That's what stops me from being cynical, especially during COVID as I'm just sitting in my apartment by myself, is that the work that I'm doing helps people find more jobs. I'm like this is good, I'm proud to be doing this," he said.

Working in Clark County: Conrad Engelbrecht, operations director at ToolBelt

Conrad Engelbrecht, operations director at ToolBelt, is happy the app is helping people during the COVID-19 pandemic. "That's what stops me from being cynical, especially during COVID as I'm just sitting in my apartment by myself, is that the work that I'm doing helps people find more jobs. I'm like this is good, I'm proud to be doing this," he said.

February 20, 2021, 5:51am Business

At only 24 years old, Conrad Engelbrecht has gone from painting and building homes to helping run a local tech company with his older brother, Josh Engelbrecht. Read story