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Past articles by Sarah:

Greater Vancouver Chamber honors 3 businesswomen with Iris Award

Two local bankers and a C-Tran executive were honored by the Greater Vancouver Chamber on Thursday. The women were given the chamber’s Iris Award, which is given to women who have made a significant contribution to the community. → Read More

Clark County gains 1,600 jobs in January

Clark County’s normally big new-year drop in jobs was less severe than usual, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. → Read More

Port of Vancouver official Don Orange announces he’ll seek reelection

Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange announced that he is running for reelection this year. → Read More

Vancouver firefighters extinguish outbuilding fire in Truman neighborhood

Firefighters put out an outbuilding fire in Vancouver’s Truman neighborhood Friday afternoon. → Read More

Vancouver police release photo of missing 12-year-old girl

The Vancouver Police Department has released a photo of Kaylee “Kade” Joyce McPhillips who has been missing since yesterday. → Read More

Trader Joe’s coming to Salmon Creek? Maybe

Trader Joe’s is set to anchor the under-construction Skyview Station in Salmon Creek, or so says the realty firm leasing out space at the retail center. → Read More

Shipbuilder Vigor Industrial sold to private equity firm

Local marine and complex fabricator Vigor Industrial has been sold to an affiliate of the private equity firm Lone Star Funds, Vigor’s parent companies Carlyle and Stellex announced recently. Little change related to the sale is expected. → Read More

ilani breaks ground on expansion of Meeting & Entertainment Center

COWLITZ INDIAN RESERVATION — Amid a dusting of snow, the Cowlitz Indian Tribe and the team from ilani broke ground Tuesday on a 10,000-square-foot expansion to its Meeting & Entertainment Center. → Read More

Mixed-use development planned for 22.35-acre parcel in east Vancouver

It’s one of few remaining large and undeveloped lots within Vancouver city limits, and its owner has big plans. → Read More

Gustav’s restaurant might become day care

The east Vancouver home of the popular German restaurant Gustav’s may become a day care facility, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver. → Read More

Clark County, regional hiring appears to slow

Hiring in Clark County appeared to be slowing in December, according to preliminary estimates from the Washington Employment Security Department. It was the same situation in each of Southwest Washington’s counties. → Read More

Clark County’s high-tech ecosystem takes a network « Special Projects

When the Columbia River Economic Development Council was formed in 1982, the three largest employers in Clark County were the Boise Cascade paper mill downtown, the Alcoa aluminum smelter near the Port of Vancouver and the Crown Zellerbach paper mill in Camas. “It was a very blue-collar and smokestack economy,” said Joe Tanner, who served as the council’s first president from 1983 to 1989. “Our… → Read More

Clark College center strives to serve industry, students

Clark College’s Center of Excellence for Semiconductors and Electronics Manufacturing program is a big part of the region’s effort to train high-tech employees. → Read More

Industrial development planned off Highway 14 in Vancouver

It’s a site that anyone who regularly drives down state Highway 14 in Vancouver would recognize — an empty, roughly 17 acres of land, just down the road from the Grand Central retail center. Now it’s being planned as a large flexible industrial development called simply The Collective. → Read More

Cannabis shop robberies spiked in Clark County in 2022

It was almost 10 p.m. in late February 2022 when four armed robbers, all in their late teens and early twenties, stormed the Craft Cannabis Marijuana Dispensary on Andresen Road, holding two shop employees at gunpoint and stealing about $1,600 in cash plus cannabis-related products. → Read More

Camas-based Sigma Design laying off 42 employees

Camas-based Sigma Design Inc. is permanently laying off 42 employees in Camas and Vancouver as of Jan. 31, according to the Washington Employment Security Department. → Read More

Apartment complex sought on Vancouver’s Kevanna Park site

Plans are in for a small apartment complex in Vancouver’s Kevanna Park neighborhood, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver. → Read More

Offices planned for St. Johns, N.E. 68th in Minnehaha area

An office building and warehouse have been proposed for the southwest corner of Northeast 68th Street and Northeast St. Johns Road in Vancouver, according to pre-planning documents submitted to the city of Vancouver. → Read More

Spa opens in hotel at Vancouver waterfront

Vancouver Wellness Studio has opened a spa at The Waterfront Vancouver, expanding from its downtown clinic. → Read More

Port of Vancouver fund supports ‘amazing projects’ by giving $10,000 to groups

The Port of Vancouver has begun taking applications for its 2023 community fund. → Read More