CLATSOP COUNTY — There is high demand for houses in Clatsop County, with prices rising at a rapid rate and the supply of homes for sale dwindling to the lowest level in years.
In Clatsop County, many businesses are owned by baby boomers who are looking for an “exit strategy” over the next several years. This may include passing down or selling the business to a fami…
ILWACO — The Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington canceled a mainstem commercial gillnet fishery that was set for overnight Aug. 31-Sept. 1.
ASTORIA — When the coronavirus pandemic hit pause on the economy this spring, that included the funding for the new boutique Bowline Hotel on the Columbia River waterfront in Astoria next to B…
Oregon state parks in Clatsop and Tillamook counties are seeing record-level visitation this summer, as if every day were the Fourth of July, according to Justin Parker, Oregon Parks and Recre…
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- Emily Lindblom becomes the editor of Coast River Business Journal
- Clatsop home prices soar as inventory drops
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- More rooms: Hotel construction picks up speed after pandemic-related delay
- State of Oregon COVID-19 emergency grant funds again available for Clatsop County small businesses
Despite the economic downturn due to the coronavirus, the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce has seen a near record of membership applications this summer.
CLATSOP COUNTY — The North Coast Building & Industry Association discontinued its local organization at the start of September.
Emily Lindblom landed a job in March as a page designer with EO Media, owner of The Astorian, and relocated from Portland. Within a few weeks, she had lost her job to the coronavirus pandemic …
SEASIDE — Clatsop Community College’s Small Business Development Center is accepting applications for its small business management program, a 9-month business management course for establishe…
ASTORIA — The Lower Columbia Human Resource Management Association selected two graduating high school students for the LCHRMA Scholarship Program.
ASTORIA — The Oregon Legislature, in partnership with Gov. Kate Brown and Business Oregon, has allocated $230,000 in state funds to aid small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Clatsop …
SEASIDE and ASTORIA — Hotelier Masudur Khan recently opened the 65-room SaltLine Hotel in Seaside, finishing several years of planning and construction. It’s a project Kahn said he might have …
CLATSOP COUNTY — Morris’ Fireside Restaurant, run by Tom and Susan Morris in Cannon Beach for 47 years, recently joined nearly 16,000 restaurants food review site Yelp estimates have closed do…
Yellowtail Rockfish, Sebastes flavidus
Columbia Bank in Oregon establishes Pass It On Project
Brim’s Farm and Garden
CLATSOP COUNTY — CEDR awarded State of Oregon Small Business Relief funding to 37 Clatsop County businesses totaling $119,342. The dollars available were $120,000 for round one from Business Oregon.
Fishpeople of Ilwaco
CLATSOP COUNTY — Construction projects briefly shut down when Oregon enacted restrictions in March to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
About three-quarters of U.S. workers, or 108 million people, are in jobs that cannot be done from home during a pandemic, putting these workers at increased risk of exposure to disease. This m…
Clatsop home listings down 38%, prices up 19%
J & S Appliance and Home Furniture
Kut & Shave Barbers
Peninsula Microgreens Farm
CLATSOP COUNTY — Real estate on the North Coast, an industry sucker-punched like most others during the coronavirus pandemic and the economic restrictions meant to stop its spread, kept growin…
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REAL Oregon recruiting for fall class
ASTORIA — The outbreak of the covid-19 respiratory virus has rippled through seafood markets beginning starting with the Dungeness crab season in January and continues with the commercial salm…
Clatsop home prices up, listings down
Businesses must evaluate risk everyday as a normal part of operations. As physical and social environments change, a business owner must evaluate those changes and respond appropriately. Furth…
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
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.
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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