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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.

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PORTLAND — The Pacific Northwest's primary wholesale electricity provider plans little change in what it charges public utility districts and private utilities between Oct. 1, 2021 for rates t…

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This holiday season is unlike any in recent history, and local small businesses need the support of their communities in order to stay open. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, merc…

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Andrew Mattingly of Astoria started with regional lender Craft3, then Enterprise Cascadia, in an operations and administrative assistance position in 2010. Mattingly has since grown within the…

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More than a year has passed since a log ship left the Port of Astoria for China. Pier 1 sits empty except for the Regatta, a passenger ship in lay berth since October while the industry rides …

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The financial services company WalletHub reported last month that the average American credit score is 680, but found Oregon and Washington residents are doing substantially better.

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Building a strong culture may not guarantee business success, but ignoring it inhibits a business’s chance for long-term sustainability. Company culture is defined as the shared values, belief…

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Crabbers and other Pacific Northwest commercial fishermen are being asked to participate in an online survey being conducted to help the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration underst…

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A landmark genetic study has concluded that spring-run and fall-run Chinook salmon are “fundamentally the same animal,” a conclusion with important implications for salmon recovery efforts and…

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WARRENTON — Warrenton KIA filled a KIA Soul with donations of non-perishable food and donated $2,000 to the Clatsop Community Action's Regional Food Bank.

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ASTORIA — The seller’s market for Clatsop County houses continued without a pause in October, with average prices climbing 23% from a year earlier and the supply tightening.

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Aside from being a software engineer at Intel working on cellular technology, Candy Yiu owns Portland restaurant Malka; Near the Pier Guesthouse, a boutique hotel in Astoria; and Slurpalicious…

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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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ILWACO — 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 recreatio…

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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.