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WARRENTON — Telecommunications provider Charter Communications, branded as Charter Spectrum, has opened a new store at the North Coast Retail Center to assist with internet and phone services.

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Looking at the world of commerce, we see an ecosystem made up of companies of varying sizes, business models, offerings and buyers with unique needs, backgrounds, preferences and resources to …

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Privately-owned businesses in Astoria are essential for the local economy and ensuring that dollars spent here stay here. But some businesses go beyond the Columbia-Pacific region to reach a w…

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With visitors filling hotels, restaurants and parking lots to capacity, spring break 2021 looked very different from spring break a year ago, when cities were discouraging out-of-towners from …

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Several businesses in the Columbia-Pacific region make and sell sustainably-sourced, natural bath and beauty products so customers can practice self care while also caring for the environment …

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Pier 39 in Astoria will soon be home to a market with vendors selling hand-crafted products in the spirit of the area’s history of fishing and canning. The Hanthorn Cannery Market is slated to…

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What a year 2020 was. This past year has been like none of us have seen in our lifetime. The pandemic raged for most of the year, with periods of total business shutdown in the spring of 2020 …

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Mike Domeyer and his partners at Tre-Fin Day Boat Seafood Co. want to improve the quality and sustainability of fresh fish coming to consumers. Jared Gardner and his partners want to strengthe…

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Fred Mestrich spent more than 18 years teaching youths about small engine repair at a vocational campus on Youngs River Road outside Astoria before a round of layoffs had him looking for a new…

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Since launching two months ago, the food delivery app Slurpalicious has reached more than 20 participating eateries in Astoria and Warrenton and has made 1,600 trips. Global giant DoorDash has…

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It has been just over a year since the first COVID-19 case was detected in Oregon. The virus’s spread has had catastrophic effects on lives and forever changed what we once knew as our way of …

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Several businesses on the North Coast are choosing to source their coffee and cacao beans through fair trade and direct trade to ensure the farmers who produce them are adequately paid and tre…

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About 250 Jersey calves were born at Pacific Pastures this winter, joining their fellow free range cows in the largest dairy in Clatsop County.

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Students looking for summer work experience can connect to employers from multiple local industries through Clatsop Community College’s Clatsop WORKS Program. High school and college students …

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Restaurants weren’t allowed to seat diners when Pattaraporn “Patta” Lorwatcharasophon took over the entire ground floor of Pier 12 in Astoria, where she recently opened The SEA Crab House and …

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Carbon dioxide, the gas that gives beer its fizz, is a precious commodity breweries spend large sums to buy, despite producing tons of it during fermentation.

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ASTORIA — Melanie Kinney spends most days at a desk with a headset working dispatch for the Astoria Police Department. But each evening, Kinney, 28, retires to a dramatically different occupation.

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ASTORIA — There was a slight uptick in Clatsop County’s available home supply in January but also a substantial increase in the median selling price.

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Corleen Mathews calls herself more of a follower than a leader. The second-generation Norwegian American has been involved with the Astoria Scandinavian Midsummer Festival since the 1960s, whi…

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As Clatsop County’s residential property market continues to tighten, those involved in community development look toward the future of new construction.

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The Oxford dictionary defines leadership as “the action of leading a group of people or an organization.” Business owners will need to have many skills to be effective — but perhaps none more …

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ASTORIA— At the end of January, Jennifer Holen stepped down from her five-year tenure as executive director of United Way of Clatsop County. The new executive director will be Kassia Nye, the …

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ASTORIA — Panache Hair & Nail Lounge in Astoria announces a new product line called Ouidad, meant for curly and frizzy hair. Owner of the salon, Caitlin Saraniero, has had her shop at 261 …

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Richard Bates purchased the Astoria home that appeared in the 1986 movie "Short Circuit" and is currently renovating it into a 1980s museum and a pet-friendly bed and breakfast. The museum wil…

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Small businesses are often the product of the powerful combination of entrepreneurial vision and passion. While these can be helpful to penetrate markets and fuel the tenacity required to over…

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It’s been a strange year for the publishing and bookselling industry, according to Karla Nelson, owner of Time Enough Books in Ilwaco.

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Shortly after a six-month commercial eviction moratorium enacted by Oregon ended in October, Atlas Youngs Bay sought to kick out Ross Stores from the North Coast Shops along U.S. Highway 101 f…

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ASTORIA – Craft3 has received a $10 million donation from MacKenzie Scott, a philanthropist, author and ex-wife of Amazon owner Jeff Bezos.

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The Training Ship M/V Forerunner is used through Clatsop Community College's Marine and Environmental Research Training Station Campus in Astoria.

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A colorful river of epoxy resin flows between and connects two pieces of locally sourced live edge wood, soon to become a place for friends and family to gather around at dinnertime. Delaney M…

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CLATSOP COUNTY — At the Clatsop Economic Development Resources annual board meeting, five board positions were elected for a three-year term starting in January.

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PORTLAND — OnPoint Community Credit Union announced it will open 20 new branches inside Fred Meyer stores across Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2021. OnPoint currently serves more than 415…

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ASTORIA — Clatsop County dwellings continue selling like increasingly rare hotcakes, according to November data from the Clatsop Association of Realtors.