November 23, 2023
An employee at The Soap Chest prepares a gift bag in November 2019. The Soap Chest, located at 521 N.E. Everett St., in Camas, is one of more than a dozen downtown Camas merchants participating in this year's

Camas merchants promote ‘shopping small’

Downtown Camas merchants are gearing up for another weekend of “shop local” and “shop small” events designed to kickstart the annual holiday shopping season with an emphasis on small, independently owned businesses.

November 2, 2023
Washougal Business Association President Paul Greenlee (left) talks as board member Lori Reed looks on during an open house  at 54-40 Brewing in Washougal, Oct. 12, 2023.

Washougal Business Association relaunches

In the summer of 2022, the Washougal Business Association (WBA)’s new leadership group met for a full-day retreat at board member Greg Goforth’s residence to talk about the purpose of the nonprofit organization, which had basically gone dark months earlier, and what it could do to help the Washougal business community thrive.

October 12, 2023
An overhead map of the Port of Camas-Washougal's industrial park shows the location of Lot 14E (bottom right), which has drawn a purchase offer from a California-based aerospace company. (Contributed graphic courtesy Port of Camas-Washougal)

Aerospace firm eyes expansion in Washougal

A California-based aerospace manufacturer has made an offer to purchase a 3.4-acre lot in the Port of Camas-Washougal’s industrial park, where it plans to construct a 16,000-square-foot facility that would bring at least 100 jobs to east Clark County.

October 5, 2023
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 The Port of Camas-Washougal was recently awarded two grants to fund the installation of solar and batter backup equipment at its administrative office  and the Grove Field airport (above).

Port nabs $283K in solar power grants

The Washington State Department of Commerce has awarded $283,000 to the Port of Camas-Washougal for the installation of solar and battery backup equipment at two Port facilities.

September 28, 2023
Five east Clark County breweries will introduce the Washougal Brew Pass in 2023.

Local breweries launch ‘passport’ program

Lori Reed, the owner of the Washougal-based graphic design firm Reed Creative, has been thinking a lot about the way McMenamins, the Pacific Northwest chain of pubs, restaurants, historic hotels and movie theaters, encourages customers to visit its more than 60 locations.