Sarah Lambert is a bookkeeper and the owner of Evolution Business Financial Coaching in Astoria. Coast River Business Journal spoke with Lambert about her advice for business owners and people hoping to get the most out of their budget as the new year begins.
The season never ends and the sales seldom slow for one of Pacific County’s fastest growing industries.
Name: F/V Vengeance
Q: When did you officially open?
Home prices remain competitive
- A rise in housing in south Clatsop County
- Real estate market tight on the North Coast
- Reveille Ciderworks expands in Astoria
- Pilot House Distilling rebrands with new labels
- Dog washing services hit a stride on the North Coast
- A passion for patient success
- Clatsop forest, wood sector an economic engine
- North Coast therapists adapt amid the pandemic
- How easy are you to do business with?
- Bubble tea business opens in Long Beach
Q: What year did the business begin?
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Continuing scarcity in the residential real estate market is not just a result of the pandemic, the rise of remote work, vacation-rental investments and relocations from troubled or drought-st…
Unique flavors from around the world can be found in a new shop in downtown Long Beach.
LONG BEACH — An $8 million investment in environmental restoration and landscape design will soon transform an RV park into a state-of-the-art Japanese-inspired camping resort.
Sheryl Olson studied the map under her feet, taking in the trade routes between Japan and the Pacific Northwest as if preparing for a test. She took in each nearby display at the Columbia Rive…
Young people are the backbone of any successful business.
Impacts of the pandemic still felt over a year later
Two thousand runners and walkers raced across the Astoria Bridge on Oct. 10, marking the last surge of the summer tourism season on the North Coast.
LONG BEACH — A blazing September sun loomed overhead as two men installed the final solar panel atop Marsh’s Free Museum.
ASTORIA — The Columbia-Pacific region has witnessed a shift in the demographics of its lawyers, according to Josh Stellmon, an attorney with Haglund Kelley who relocated to Astoria in 2018 fro…
Vessel: F/V Brandy
One of the most dynamic and valuable programs offered for existing businesses is the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center Small Business Management Program (SBM).
Vessel: F/V MAR-C
Old buildings see improvements as new businesses open
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The rising sun scatters light through the Astoria Bridge as the hopeful fishermen make their way east from the Hammond Marina.
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.
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…
Pacific County’s population grew by 11.7% — to 23,365 people — from 2010 to 2020, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in August. It’s the fastest the county has grown in a sin…
PACIFIC COUNTY — Pacific County retail marijuana sales are reaching unprecedented heights amid the pandemic.
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…
SEAVIEW — The Board of Directors of the Washington Tourism Alliance (WTA) elected Andi Day as chair of its board of directors for a one-year term, which began July 1. Day has been a member of …
ILWACO — Ocean Beach Hospital & Medical Clinics (OBHMC) has added a dozen new, high-tech medical/surgical and intensive-care-unit (ICU) smart beds. The beds are designed with many advanced…
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Local bookstores seem to have adapted well to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and are rebounding with enthusiasm.
LONG BEACH — Scenic seascapes and intimate wildlife portraits line the walls of one of Long Beach’s newest businesses.
LONG BEACH — Roughly two years after opening Eden’s Bouquet along Pacific Avenue in downtown Long Beach, Jennifer Stenersen has opened a new retail outlet for upscale men’s and women’s clothin…
Though the coronavirus pandemic slightly dampened visitor spending on the coast, Pacific County still saw significant crowds throughout 2020.
SEAVIEW — In the early 90s a peculiar garden craze took root and raced across the U.S. It was a popular trend that graced covers of prominent lifestyle publications while appearing in Hollywoo…
PACIFIC COUNTY — On a Tuesday afternoon in April, a line of customers stretched from the door of one Ilwaco business down the sidewalk toward Howerton Avenue.
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…
As they try to keep up with the high demand for new housing in the Columbia-Pacific region, home builders are facing challenges, including increased lumber prices and lack of staffing.
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…
LONG BEACH — A new women’s apparel store is gearing up for a grand opening in downtown Long Beach.
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 …
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 …
Name: F/V Redeemer
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…
OCEAN PARK — An all-inclusive dog grooming, boarding and obedience-training facility has opened in Ocean Park.
LONG BEACH — Two real estate agents from Realty One Group Pacifica in Long Beach, Washington won awards from marketing platform RateMyAgent.
Vessel: Hilton’s Express
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LONG BEACH — Something sweet is happening At Tinker Towne Mall in Long Beach.
Property tax revenue has stayed steady so far throughout the coronavirus pandemic, while lodging tax revenues have ridden the wave of business restrictions.
SEAVIEW — Theodore Roosevelt was in the middle of his second term as president and the first Ford Model-T was nearing production in Detroit. Meanwhile, a successful Portland businessman had ju…