Even though Kate Foster turned her Kent, Washington-based company, Wide Eye Coffee, into a success, she lost her passion for it.
The coronavirus pandemic has negatively impacted livelihoods across the board, but for those in the entertainment and music industries, the ongoing crisis, which has shuttered live-music venues and canceled large crowds for the foreseeable future, has been particularly rough.
Small business owners have had to get creative during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when their business relies on in-person interactions.
Jacquie Michelle, owner of Body Bliss Yoga Studio in downtown Camas, has always said her business is about more than just the physical practice of yoga — it’s about building community.
After Evan Turner moved into her parents’ house in Washougal, she struggled with the fact that she no longer had a residence of her own, and felt guilty that her daughter was growing up in a “glorified attic.”
After working for tattoo shops in the Vancouver-Portland metro area for several years, Henry “Smallz” McCallum and Jennie Mastaler were ready and eager to own and operate a place of their own.
Port of Camas-Washougal leaders say they are ready and willing to be part of critical conversations and collaborative solutions for racial and social equality in East Clark County.
Several years ago, John Watkins struggled with depression after his young son was diagnosed with cancer. But one day, Jess Moore, a Washougal resident, strength and conditioning coach and former professional fighter, invited Watkins, a kickboxing and Jiu Jitsu enthusiast, to train with him — not, he said, because he wanted Watkins’ money, but because he genuinely cared about his friend’s well-being.
There was nothing particularly unusual about the day Anne Haller’s world started spinning.
On the night of June 27, a patron left 54-40 Brewing Company in Washougal after drawing a racist symbol on a napkin, obviously meant to be discovered by a staff member.