Business News

PubTalk participants will discuss raising startup capital

“Raising startup capital” will be the topic of the next Clark County PubTalk. It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5 p.m., at Fort Vancouver National Trust, Artillery Barracks, 600 E Hatheway Road, Vancouver.

Transport Holding Co., Inc. relocates

A corporation that handles the shipping of more than 50,000 cars, trucks, SUVs and vans a year has moved from downtown Camas to downtown Washougal. Transport Holding Co., Inc., has leased the 3,080-square-foot Suite 230, in Washougal Town Square. It operates six auto shipping brokerages. Three are based out of the Washougal office, and the other three are in Phoenix, Ariz. Terry Williams, president and chief executive officer, splits his time between the two cities. For more information, call 834-2900, email or visit

Photography workshops for women are offered

The founder of the Camas Camera Club will provide workshops for female photographers. The “Practice Camera Confidence” sessions, taught by Kirsten Muskat, will be held Thursdays, Nov. 7, 14 and 21, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., at locations in Camas and Vancouver.

Elida Field to host open house at new studio on Friday

A local artist will soon open a studio and art gallery in downtown Camas. The space has been renovated for Elida Field, a professional artist, art instructor and consultant. She will host an open house Friday, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., at 735 N.E. Sixth Ave. On Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Field will be among the participants in the Clark County Open Studios Tour. For more information about the open house, call 901-0031, or visit

Liberty Theatre to serve beer and wine, starting Nov. 15

People who want to drink beer or wine while watching a movie in downtown Camas will soon get their wish. The Liberty Theatre has received a beer and wine license from the Washington Liquor Control Board. Starting Friday, Nov. 15, beer and wine will be available to purchase at the Liberty refreshment area. “We are re-working the concession area so that there will be a beer and wine station on the west end of the counter,” said Rand Thornsley, managing director of The Rootstock Capital Management LLC.

Squeeze and Grind accepts food for Treasure House

The owners of a local business that sells coffee, fruit smoothies and muffins is hoping to receive many food donations for the Inter-Faith Treasure house. Squeeze & Grind owners Jeramy and Marcie Wilcox are accepting non-perishable food through Tuesday, Nov. 26.

Lil’ Dudes and Divas moves to Camas

The owner of a boutique and consignment shop, previously located in the Uptown Village area of Vancouver, has moved her business to downtown Camas. Erika Petersen has opened Lil’ Dudes and Divas. The business sells new and gently used children’s clothing and accessories. That includes toys, games, puzzles, shoes, hats, coats and socks. The new items are displayed along the walls, while the consigned goods can be seen on racks. There are also umbrellas, greeting cards, bookmarks and photo albums.

Edward Jones is named top employer

Edward Jones financial services firm was recently named the area’s top employer. In a ranking conducted by The Oregonian and WorkplaceDynamics of Exton, Pa., 75 companies were named Oregon Top Workplaces for 2013. They were divided into 10 large companies 15 medium companies and 50 small companies by the number of people they employ in Oregon and southwest Washington.

DCA to host business awards ceremony Nov. 11

The third annual Downtown Camas Association meeting and awards celebration will provide an opportunity for local business owners to gather and commemorate a year of accomplishments. It will be held Monday, Nov. 11, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Journey Community Church, 304 N.E. Fourth Ave. The cost to attend, $15 per person, includes appetizers, wine and dessert.

English Estate Winery to host open house Wednesday

Complimentary music, food and wine tasting will be featured during an open house at English Estate Winery. The event will be held Wednesday, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the new winery’s new Volcano View Event Center.