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It is with a heavy heart that I start my monthly article by taking a moment to honor the recent passing of a treasured member of our small-business community, Diane Berry, owner of Bloomin Cra…

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Selling is the art of closing the deal and the livelihood of your business. As a business owner, you are always selling. To sell, you must believe in your product or service, and believe in yourself.

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Note from Emily Lindblom, editor: It’s been an honor to write, take photos and videos, edit stories and design pages for Coast River Business Journal over the past year. After this issue, howe…

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ASTORIA — Columbia Memorial Hospital’s Warrenton Primary Care Clinic welcomed board-certified nurse practitioner Angella McCully, DNP, to its staff in July.

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I want to take this opportunity to update the business community on year-to-date activities from CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources), Clatsop SBDC (Clatsop Community College Small Bu…

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The first time Nicholas Kaim got on a plane to go somewhere, he immediately caught the travel bug.

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There is a lot of talk today about inflation and what impact rising rates could have on the economy. For some, inflation may seem like something not to be overly concerned about. After all, wh…

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With summer upon us, families flock to Cannon Beach for family fun, and Surfsand Resort has added a new feature to its already packed kids’ program this season. It’s brought on Zack Lyons, a k…

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Stress is inevitable in operating any business. Customers complain, cash flow isn’t enough to cover the expenses, high impact decisions must be made, employees don’t show up for work, you can’…

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The coronavirus pandemic briefly paused nonemergency procedures and most patient revenue at hospitals across the U.S. last spring. But after federal stimulus and reopening, Oregon hospitals e…

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A decade ago, Jenny “Q” Qaqundah started Grateful Desert, an herb shop and apothecary in Joshua Tree, California.

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Entrepreneurship is often born from a brilliant spark of an idea by an individual who can envision themselves as the master of their own destiny. It is from this energy that many of the world’…

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Business leaders and community members gathered virtually to cheer each other on during the Clatsop Economic Development Resources 2021 awards presentation on May 20.

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Suen Chang, 24, recently opened Milky-Cha, a boba tea and bubble waffle shop, at 1442 Commercial St. Astoria. The shop is next to Tokyo Teriyaki, run by Chang’s parents. Chang graduated with …

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ASTORIA — Columbia Memorial Hospital has added physician assistant Tom Haigler at the Astoria Primary Care Clinic.

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Most small businesses start with one employee — the owner. At some point, though, you will need to hire additional people to assist you. Usually this point comes when you begin to lose busines…

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ASTORIA — Wauna Credit Union broke ground on its new Astoria location in April. The new branch, at 595 Marine Drive, will join the credit union’s nearly 50-year history of serving the communit…

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Vendors and market managers are gearing up for this year’s farmers market season with the hope that it will bring the community back together, while retaining measures meant to stem the spread…

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Developer Mark Hollander made little progress after being approved for two-year permits in December 2018 to build a four-story hotel along the Columbia River in Astoria. In April 2020, he aske…

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Lisa Parks had to transform Brut Wine Bar in Astoria into primarily a retail wine shop after the coronavirus pandemic made it unfeasible to let people drink inside her thin slot of a storefron…

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Coast River Business Journal is looking forward to hosting several events in the coming months in the spirit of chronicling the joy of business in the Columbia-Pacific region. While we’re in t…

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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…