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A vessel named the Agios Nikolas receives a load of red wheat as it stops at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on its way to Vietnam in 2021.(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

Port of Vancouver officials confident as they OK $77.9M budget for 2023

A vessel named the Agios Nikolas receives a load of red wheat as it stops at United Grain Corporation on the Port of Vancouver campus on its way to Vietnam in 2021.(Amanda Cowan/The Columbian files)

December 3, 2022, 6:00am Business

Port of Vancouver officials expressed confidence for the future in the face of uncertain economic times as they approved a $77.9 million budget for 2023. Read story

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Vancouver body armor company owner faces federal charges in safety records case

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December 2, 2022, 3:43pm Business

The owner of a Vancouver-based body armor company is facing a federal wire fraud allegation after investigators say he forged safety test records and falsely claimed his products were made in the United States. Read story

Cottage complex planned in Vancouver’s Image neighborhood

November 29, 2022, 6:04am Business

A 10-unit cottage development has been proposed just north of Northeast 28th Street in Vancouver’s Image neighborhood. Read story

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4 books for kids, teens get them off to an early start earning, saving

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November 27, 2022, 6:03am Business

Want to help your kids or grandkids get smarter about money, as well as establish good saving and spending habits? Many parents and grandparents would like to help, but how? Read story

The construction sector added 100 jobs last month in Clark County, which is better than usual for October.

Clark County continues strong jobs growth in October

The construction sector added 100 jobs last month in Clark County, which is better than usual for October.

November 26, 2022, 6:03am Business

Another 1,300 jobs were created in Clark County in October, according to the most recent estimates from the Washington Employment Security Department. Read story

Black Friday shoppers pass in front of Buckle on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Early-morning doorbuster deals are largely no more. Instead, shoppers came in a steady stream throughout the day. At top, shoppers wait in line outside Bath & Body Works at the mall.

Crowds return to Vancouver Mall for Black Friday deals

Black Friday shoppers pass in front of Buckle on Friday at Vancouver Mall. Early-morning doorbuster deals are largely no more. Instead, shoppers came in a steady stream throughout the day. At top, shoppers wait in line outside Bath & Body Works at the mall.

November 25, 2022, 6:34pm Business

They’re scenes that were so normal before the pandemic: friends laughing and sipping drinks, with shopping bags in hand while roaming the halls of Vancouver Mall. Families braving the lines for a fresh pretzel. Couples shopping hand-in-hand, enjoying the holiday spirit. Read story

Commercial building slated for empty lot in east Vancouver

November 25, 2022, 6:05am Business

A heating, ventilating and cooling business has been proposed for a vacant lot that sits along Northeast 56th Street in the North Image neighborhood. Read story

Katie Atkinson of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, left, talks with barista Sasha Glazyrin as she redeems her Grow the (360) gift certificate at Relevant Coffee in Vancouver's Uptown Village.

Greater Vancouver Chamber’s Grow the (360) program aims to boost local businesses

Katie Atkinson of the Greater Vancouver Chamber, left, talks with barista Sasha Glazyrin as she redeems her Grow the (360) gift certificate at Relevant Coffee in Vancouver's Uptown Village.

November 25, 2022, 6:04am Business

As Janet Kenefsky works on her computer, she checks on her Grow the (360) gift certificate program. Grow the (360) enables consumers to buy gift certificates that can be redeemed at retailers and restaurants around the greater Vancouver area. Read story

Ridgefield Mercantile is getting into the spirit of the season with 5,000 square feet and 28 vendors who arrange their spaces with an artful eye.

Savor shopping in Clark County & gifts of season

Ridgefield Mercantile is getting into the spirit of the season with 5,000 square feet and 28 vendors who arrange their spaces with an artful eye.

November 24, 2022, 6:04am Business

Your Christmas tree may not be up yet, but these six Clark County stores are already brimming with gifts, decorations, clothing, books, toys and cards. They’ll remind you why in-person shopping is so much fun. It’s a chance to touch fabrics, smell candles, hear the tinkling of shop-door bells and… Read story

In order to meet the state's clean energy regulations, Clark Public Utilities has partnered up with Pend Oreille Public Utility District to acquire hydropower from the Box Canyon Dam in Eastern Washington.

Clark Public Utilities signs deal to buy 10% of its energy from Eastern Washington dam

In order to meet the state's clean energy regulations, Clark Public Utilities has partnered up with Pend Oreille Public Utility District to acquire hydropower from the Box Canyon Dam in Eastern Washington.

November 23, 2022, 6:05am Business

More than 400 miles from Vancouver in a narrow canyon near Washington’s Canadian border, turbines spin at the Box Canyon Dam, creating energy that once powered a nearby paper mill. Read story