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ASTORIA — By some measures, Oregon is doing best in the U.S. in terms of bouncing back from the coronavirus crisis job-loss crisis, according to WalletHub, a financial services company.

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ASTORIA — It has been a better-than-expected year for salmon in the Columbia River, with Chinook, coho and steelhead returns all well above preseason forecasts. This is great news for recreati…

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As a multimedia journalist, I look forward to creating more videos to bring you closer to the stories of local businesses in an engaging way. For this edition of the business journal, you can …

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ASTORIA — Scott McClaine spent decades collecting coins. When he had to close his shop in 2013, he prayed the right opportunity would allow him to start again. In June, McClaine celebrated a r…

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CLATSOP COUNTY — Small businesses and nonprofits in Clatsop County that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 can apply for a new state grant program.

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic started in March, we have all learned that there is no “business as usual” about the past seven months in the business community here in this region, throughout Ore…

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Cathy “CJ” Opfer joined Windermere Realty Trust as a new real estate broker in the agency's Gearhart office in August. Opfer was an art educator in Virginia Beach, VA before starting her real …

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Nominations for the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce’s George Award and Richard Ford Distinguished Service Award are open until Nov. 30. The awardees will be announced at the chamber…

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Busy roads, lines at our favorite spots, trash on beaches and trails, rudeness and entitled behavior — this summer’s tourist season had it all, didn’t it?  Despite that, what follows here will…

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Staffing and turnover rates are all over the map during COVID-19, according to David Reid, executive director of the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce.

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As COVID-19 restrictions have led many people to work remotely, real estate agencies in the North Coast and Long Beach Peninsula are seeing a large influx of potential buyers.

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At a time when traffic to the North Coast normally begins to slow down after Labor Day, hotels were suddenly at full capacity and stores were rushing to meet an increased demand.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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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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…

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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…