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Median income often not enough to buy a home in Clark County

August 7, 2022, 6:00am Business

Financing a home is complicated. There are numerous parts of the equation — credit scores, loan terms, interest rates, types of loans, down payments and so on. Still, there’s a… Read story

Camas accountant to be sentenced for tax fraud, tax evasion

August 4, 2022, 4:40pm Business

Camas accountant Drew Q. Miller is due to be sentenced Oct. 17 in U.S. District Court for personal tax fraud, making false statements and tax evasion. Read story

Andrew McLean, CEO of Invest.Green, takes a break with a 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid at McCord's Vancouver Toyota on Monday. McLean launched an investment research company, aimed at educating investors about opportunities in backing green companies.

Camas-based Invest.Green helps investors focused on sustainability find suitable matches

Andrew McLean, CEO of Invest.Green, takes a break with a 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid at McCord's Vancouver Toyota on Monday. McLean launched an investment research company, aimed at educating investors about opportunities in backing green companies.

August 2, 2022, 9:04am Business

What is the economic potential of removing the carbon needed from the atmosphere to achieve the goals set by 2016’s Paris Agreement? It’s a question Andrew McLean recently posed to his colleague Tahreem Kampton. Read story

U.S. Bank recently completed an extensive remodeling project at its Andresen branch at 7003 N.E. 40th St. in Vancouver. The new approach replaces teller lines with space for one-on-one conversations between bankers and customers. (Photo contributed by U.S.

Vancouver branch of U.S. Bank redesigned to improve customer service

U.S. Bank recently completed an extensive remodeling project at its Andresen branch at 7003 N.E. 40th St. in Vancouver. The new approach replaces teller lines with space for one-on-one conversations between bankers and customers. (Photo contributed by U.S.

June 10, 2022, 6:03am Business

An extensive remodel of U.S. Bank’s Andresen branch changes not only the interior layout, but also changes customer interactions. Read story

Biggs Insurance Services, a three-generation, family-owned insurance company in downtown Vancouver, was bought out by California-based Alliant Insurance on Wednesday.

Longtime Vancouver business Biggs Insurance sold to California company

Biggs Insurance Services, a three-generation, family-owned insurance company in downtown Vancouver, was bought out by California-based Alliant Insurance on Wednesday.

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

Clark County's rental assistance programs have provided more than $21 million in assistance since August 2020.

More rental help is coming for Clark County residents

Clark County's rental assistance programs have provided more than $21 million in assistance since August 2020.

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 — including help with back-owed rent — through the Treasury Rental Assistance programs. 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