Finding and retaining good employees is a constant issue all businesses face, from small businesses all the way up to our largest employers in the county and region.
CLATSOP COUNTY — In 2019, a full-time minimum wage earner in Clatsop County working a 40-hour week earned $23,400 annually before taxes, a number that will rise to $24,960 beginning July 1, 20…
PACIFIC NORTHWEST — Rough weather, tough tariffs and an ongoing respiratory outbreak in China have stunted the commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon and Washington so far this season.
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Pacific’s home supply dwindles, prices more than double in seven years
- Pacific County businesses weigh in on minimum wage increase
- Clatsop County businesses seek to attract more workers
- Make plans for March 12th Clatsop County Job & Career Fair
- Meet the Merchant: Chris Holloway, tax consultant
- Coronavirus, weather disrupt commercial Dungeness crab season
- Top properties in the Columbia-Pacific region
- Meet the Merchant: Dr. Daniel Lundquist, Daliah Lundquist, Design Dental and Implant Center
- New Oregon business laws to know for 2020
- Victory Barbershop: Street work doesn't crush business
- Business news briefs February 2020
This month Coast River Business Journal revisits some start-up enterprises featured in the past year to see how they’re doing.
SEASIDE — A barometer from 1930s and a barber chair from the ‘20s greet guests soon after they step inside.
SEASIDE — Street construction has hampered business somewhat, but the banter has continued inside the barbershop at 10B Holladay Dr. in Seaside.
SEASIDE — They come searching for stones that offer truth, tranquility, health and healing.
SALEM — Several new Oregon laws took effect with the start of the new year, including some with a direct impact on businesses.
States rated on family-friendly traits
Purple Cow Toys in Astoria offers an amazing inventory of boardgames for every age and interest. “We’ve got everything from Ticket to Ride to Azule, which just came out,” Ank said.
In the hustle-bustle of the holiday season, unique local gifts that offer a true taste of the Pacific Northwest can easily be overlooked in the quest for the latest gadget or next door-buster deal.
The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa has been welcomed and supported by Columbia Pacific residents since it opened in 2005. Astorians and locals throughout this region have played a huge role in m…
ASTORIA — The decimation of small businesses by big box stores has been well documented.
Familiar W-4 forms getting a major update
What’s the name of your business?
New TLC branch will feature NW coffee house
CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources) is the only organization in Clatsop County whose sole focus is to create, grow and retain businesses. We have launched our 2020 membership campaig…
ASTORIA — The fall has historically been a brutal season for Clatsop County cannabis farmers, when a tsunami of outdoor marijuana would flood local markets and wreck wholesale prices for licen…
89990 Hawkins Road, Warrenton, Oregon
LONG BEACH — After helping launch several successful restaurants across Southwest Washington, Casey Barella now has a kitchen to call his own.
Brokers increase commission transparency
Lois Perdue and the team at Hampton Warrenton Mill hosted CEDR/Clatsop CC Small Business Development Center’s 29th annual Forestry Leaders Tour in September.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST— Summer is often a time of slim firearms sales, before the fall hunting boom. This year was a big exception.
ASTORIA — Multiple Listing Service data through August shows about a 6.8% drop in the average selling price of Clatsop County houses compared to the first eight months of 2018.
ASTORIA — Along its ever-evolving edges, the lower Columbia River has changed from Chinook fishing villages to industrialized fishing. Today, there are remnants of those latter times: scattere…
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SEASIDE — Clatsop County is in the midst of a small farm revival.
City put the property up for sale
Local credit union supports hospital
PACIFIC NORTHWEST — For a fourth consecutive year, the news hasn’t been good for Oregon and Washington commercial tuna fisherman.
William and Anita Dotson started Necanicum Fresh Farm in Seaside in 2018, one of a dozen in a crop of new farms to emerge in Clatsop County in the latest federal agricultural census.
2652 Grand Ave, Astoria, Oregon
SURFSIDE — Jack McClellan first learned to sharpen knives during summers spent in Canada as a youth.
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North Pacific County newspapers merge
SEASIDE — Roughly two years ago Kristin Loomis hit rock bottom while serving a 14-month prison sentence at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.
SEASIDE — The items stir memories and provoke nostalgia from shoppers, many seeking a piece of their past.
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CORVALLIS — Dungeness crab is Oregon’s leading commercial seafood product, bringing in an estimated $75 million in 2018, yet little is known about how far crabs will venture in search of food.
632 11th St., Astoria, Oregon
The Cannery Pier Hotel in Astoria is under contract for sale as the owners pursue a settlement with the state in a dispute over a crumbling dock.
WARRENTON — New owners have taken over the cafe inside Atlantis Auto Glass.
WARRENTON — A transplant from Kansas has started a new rewards based dog-training center in Warrenton.
Bill Dodge has been a regular fixture at the Astoria Sunday Market for nearly 15 years.
Bill Dodge conversed with customers at the Astoria Sunday Market in late May. Dodge routinely sells between $1000 to $2000 in artwork at each market.