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Customer Mark Shelton, left, adjusts his helmet as Zoot Scoot co-owner Jason Adams gives him a safety breakdown outside Zoot Scoot in Vancouver. The electric scooters sales and rental shop opened in June and quickly sold out of inventory. The shop will be getting a new batch of scooters this week for both retail and rental.

Vancouver scooter businesses find success, say pandemic boosting demand

Customer Mark Shelton, left, adjusts his helmet as Zoot Scoot co-owner Jason Adams gives him a safety breakdown outside Zoot Scoot in Vancouver. The electric scooters sales and rental shop opened in June and quickly sold out of inventory. The shop will be getting a new batch of scooters this week for both retail and rental.

August 19, 2020, 6:01am Clark County Business

Two new downtown Vancouver electric scooter businesses are providing a new way to safely explore Vancouver during the pandemic. Read story

Thirsty Sasquatch, in Uptown Village, is set to reopen in late September. The owner is doubling the amount he's investing in the taproom's renovation, which includes a patio and a sliding garage door to open on sunny days.

Renovated Vancouver taproom Thirsty Sasquatch to reopen in September

Thirsty Sasquatch, in Uptown Village, is set to reopen in late September. The owner is doubling the amount he's investing in the taproom's renovation, which includes a patio and a sliding garage door to open on sunny days.

August 18, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Business

Uptown Village taproom Thirsty Sasquatch is set to reopen in late September with double the investment in its renovation, which includes a sliding glass garage door to open in warm weather and a larger patio than previously planned. Read story

Clark County business briefing

August 16, 2020, 5:55am Business

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Construction worker Oscar Patino, left, works on the siding of a new home while lending a hand to the construction project at the Cedars community in Brush Prairie on Thursday morning. Clark County homebuilders say they're encountering shortages of critical materials such as lumber and appliances.

Clark County homebuilders scramble due to shortage of materials

Construction worker Oscar Patino, left, works on the siding of a new home while lending a hand to the construction project at the Cedars community in Brush Prairie on Thursday morning. Clark County homebuilders say they're encountering shortages of critical materials such as lumber and appliances.

August 14, 2020, 6:00am Business

Clark County’s housing market has made a rapid recovery from a coronavirus-induced slump back in the spring, and local home developers are confident their upcoming projects will find eager buyers amid the surging demand. Read story

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

Clark County’s initial weekly unemployment claims fall by 19 percent

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

August 13, 2020, 5:44pm Business

Initial weekly unemployment insurance claims in Clark County last week dropped 19 percent, from 1,147 to 924, dipping below the 1,000 weekly mark for the first since March 14. Read story

A sign advertises a house for sale in northeast Vancouver  in July.

Clark County sees big surge in housing numbers

A sign advertises a house for sale in northeast Vancouver  in July.

August 13, 2020, 6:04am Clark County Business

The Southwest Washington housing market saw big surges in new listings and closed sales in July, rebounding from the pandemic-induced spring slowdown and arriving at an activity level that matched where things stood a year ago. Read story

Construction workers bring a new Grocery Outlet store to life at Evergreen Plaza on Wednesday. The location is a former Salvation Army thrift store.

Grocery Outlet to open east Vancouver store

Construction workers bring a new Grocery Outlet store to life at Evergreen Plaza on Wednesday. The location is a former Salvation Army thrift store.

August 13, 2020, 6:03am Business

An expanding grocery store franchise is set to open a new location in east Vancouver. Read story

The Tip Top Tavern voluntarily closed Saturday, citing concerns about the difficulty of enforcing the requirement that customers wear masks when not at their tables.

Vancouver bar Tip Top closes, cites challenge of state mask rule

The Tip Top Tavern voluntarily closed Saturday, citing concerns about the difficulty of enforcing the requirement that customers wear masks when not at their tables.

August 11, 2020, 6:02am Business

Iconic Vancouver bar Tip Top Tavern closed its doors Saturday afternoon “for the foreseeable future.” Its owner cited pressure caused by Washington’s COVID-19 mask rules. Read story

ZoomInfo is headquarted in the 805 Broadway building in Vancouver. The business-intelligence company was founded as DiscoverOrg but acquired competitor Zoom Information last year and adopted the ZoomInfo name for the combined company.

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo sees Q2 gain in first quarter as public company

ZoomInfo is headquarted in the 805 Broadway building in Vancouver. The business-intelligence company was founded as DiscoverOrg but acquired competitor Zoom Information last year and adopted the ZoomInfo name for the combined company.

August 10, 2020, 6:12pm Business

Vancouver-based ZoomInfo Technologies released its second quarter results Monday, detailing a 62 percent year-over-year revenue gain in its first quarter as a public company following its initial public offering in June. Read story

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