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Longtime Vancouver business Biggs Insurance sold to California company

September 3, 2021, 6:04am Business

Biggs Insurance Services, a three-generation family-owned insurance company in downtown Vancouver, was sold to California-based Alliant Insurance on Wednesday. Read story

More rental help is coming for Clark County residents

August 18, 2021, 6:08pm Business

Clark County announced Tuesday that it will accept a new round of applications next week for up to 800 households seeking to join the wait list to receive rent assistance… Read story

The Kiggins Theatre is open again to moviegoers, but it and similar businesses are counting on federal relief funds to help pay their bills.

Clark County theater owners: When will federal grant money be delivered?

The Kiggins Theatre is open again to moviegoers, but it and similar businesses are counting on federal relief funds to help pay their bills.

July 1, 2021, 6:05am Business

Two months after they applied, about three months after they thought the process would be over and more than six months after Congress set aside $16 billion to create the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program, Clark County’s theater and venue owners are starting to receive the long-promised financial support. Read story

Vladimir Rakach, senior construction manager for Hurley Development, works in his office at Hurley Tower in downtown Vancouver.

Office space in Vancouver on the rebound

Vladimir Rakach, senior construction manager for Hurley Development, works in his office at Hurley Tower in downtown Vancouver.

June 13, 2021, 6:05am Business

The coronavirus pandemic triggered an immediate and seismic shift in the professional office landscape, sending entire offices home for 15 months of remote work and forcing companies to grapple with unexplored questions about how much of their work actually requires a professional office setting. Read story

Lucky Loan, one of the last two pawnshops in downtown Vancouver, is closing this summer. Downtown was once known throughout the Portland area for its large cluster of pawnshops and cardrooms.

Lucky Loan Pawn Shop in downtown Vancouver to close at end of August

Lucky Loan, one of the last two pawnshops in downtown Vancouver, is closing this summer. Downtown was once known throughout the Portland area for its large cluster of pawnshops and cardrooms.

June 7, 2021, 3:47pm Business

The last place downtown to pawn jewelry, tools and electronics is set to close. Longtime Vancouver fixture Lucky Loan Pawn Shop will shut its doors at the end of August, according to co-owner Jeff Lanford. Read story

Brooklyn Feustel looks through the selection at Kazoodles Toys in Vancouver. The toy store is one of many small businesses in Clark County that received Paycheck Protection Program loans last year. Local lenders have now turned to guiding their clients through the loan forgiveness process.

Clark County businesses find COVID relief comes with a price: lots of paperwork

Brooklyn Feustel looks through the selection at Kazoodles Toys in Vancouver. The toy store is one of many small businesses in Clark County that received Paycheck Protection Program loans last year. Local lenders have now turned to guiding their clients through the loan forgiveness process.

May 22, 2021, 6:01am Business

COVID relief comes with a price — lots of paperwork to show the government Read story

Houses under construction are seen at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield on Monday afternoon, March 15, 2021.

Housing market: Listings up, sales steady in Clark County

Houses under construction are seen at Whipple Creek Village in Ridgefield on Monday afternoon, March 15, 2021.

May 15, 2021, 3:03pm Business

The Clark County housing market got a small amount of breathing room in April thanks to a surge of new listings and relatively steady sales rates, according to the latest report from the Regional Multiple Listing Service. Read story

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

Vancouver-based Nautilus’ sales continue to soar

Nautilus is headquartered in Vancouver.

May 10, 2021, 5:52pm Business

Vancouver-based home exercise equipment maker Nautilus released its “2021 Transition Period” results Monday, detailing a second consecutive quarter of record-breaking sales powered by high consumer demand for home workout gear during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

A pair of moviegoers wait for their concessions on Wednesday at Battle Ground Cinema. The multiplex was one of a handful of local theaters that reopened earlier this month.

Clark County theaters in limbo after glitch delays applications for federal grant

A pair of moviegoers wait for their concessions on Wednesday at Battle Ground Cinema. The multiplex was one of a handful of local theaters that reopened earlier this month.

April 23, 2021, 6:03am Clark County Business

April 8 was supposed to be the big day. After three months of waiting, stage and screen venue operators were finally going to get their chance to apply for Shuttered Venue Operator grants, a major federal lifeline for one of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read story

Don Suetta, left, and his brother John Suetta, both of Woodland, examine tractors on display at Dan’s Tractor. Owner Skip Ogden said he was worried about having to start charging sales tax for Oregonians, but then he learned he could still avoid the tax by delivering orders to Oregon customers.

Will sales-tax exemption changes spook Oregon shoppers?

Don Suetta, left, and his brother John Suetta, both of Woodland, examine tractors on display at Dan’s Tractor. Owner Skip Ogden said he was worried about having to start charging sales tax for Oregonians, but then he learned he could still avoid the tax by delivering orders to Oregon customers.

September 1, 2019, 6:05am Business

Washington state consumers have long traveled to Oregon to take advantage of its lack of sales tax. A recent change to state law has revealed how much Washington businesses have relied on clientele from Oregon. Read story