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Business workshops ahead in May
Clatsop Economic Development Resources will hold several classes in May to help current and prospective businesspeople.

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Robust legal community serves Lower Columbia counties
The Clatsop County legal services sector is in transition.
Penoyar Law
Penoyar Law
Retired Court of Appeals justice leads family law firm in Pacific County
Campbell Popkin
Campbell Popkin
Campbell Popkin is likely Clatsop County's second oldest law firm.
Lawrence & Lawrence
Lawrence & Lawrence
One of Clatsop County's youngest law firms is already sustaning itself.
Out-of-region experts explain a new path for fisheries
Out-of-region experts explain a new path for fisheries

ILWACO and CHINOOK — Faced with a host of tangled issues ranging from expensive start-up costs to competition from huge multi-state and international seafood companies, small-town fishermen in the Columbia estuary are casting about for future...

Local photographer strikes a balance with freelance business
Local photographer strikes a balance with freelance business
After a departure from his job as a photographer for the Chinook Observer, Damian Mulinix launched his business as a freelance photographer
N2 Oral Health brings dental hygiene to patients’ homes
N2 Oral Health brings dental hygiene to patients’ homes
Margo Mannila launched her mobile dental hygienist business in January of 2015
Students design business ads for Seaview Mobil
Students design business ads for Seaview Mobil
Mobil Station
Legal help is available; know when to seek it out

Lawyers help make the world go around, at least when it comes navigating through many of the complexities of modern life. Yet here in Columbia-Pacific communities, there’s at least a perception that they’re hard to find.

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Meet the Merchant - The Natural Nook
Meet the Merchant - The Natural Nook
Cathie Cates, owner of Nature Nook florist and garden center, runs the store in Gearhart with manager Connie Cosner after moving from Seaside in 2012.
New director takes reins at SDDA
New director takes reins at SDDA
Following the sudden resignation of the previous director, Sarah Dailey took over the post of executive director of the Seaside Downtown Development Association.
Well Preserved: Brownsmead Grange No. 822
42880 Fish Lane, Brownsmead
Well Preserved: Brownsmead Grange No. 822 42880 Fish Lane, Brownsmead

BROWNSMEAD — When Matti Raihala was a boy, he and his father, Ray, frequented the Brownsmead Grange. The elder Raihala once served as grange master. Together, they attended meetings and helped out around the building.

There were family...

Seaside New Business Licenses – March 2016
Seaside Business Licenses March
CEDR awards honor local businesses
CEDR awards honor local businesses
Clatsop Economic Development Resources honored local businesses during its fourth annual business awards ceremony
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Entrepreneurship-Medium Business Award: Street 14 Café
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Entrepreneurship-Medium Business Award: Street 14 Café

The winners of the entrepreneurship award for a medium size business have international roots; in Germany and locally in Portland. The two owners met in Berlin, and moved from Berlin to Astoria to take over a small business in Downtown Astoria. Their...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Technological/Manufacturing Advancement Award: Airport Crabpot Co.
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Technological/Manufacturing Advancement Award: Airport Crabpot Co.

This company has been manufacturing this product since 1948, and is one of only five commercial producers on the West Coast. The product is handwoven in such a way that creates a unique patented design that allows a very important seafood that we all...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Job Creation Award: P&L Johnson Mechanical
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Job Creation Award: P&L Johnson Mechanical

This business started in 1980. At that time, they provided refrigeration equipment installation and service to local grocery stores, restaurants and fishing boats. In 1990, they merged with Johnson Mechanical. Today this business provides heating;...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Business Service to the Community-Large Business: Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Business Service to the Community-Large Business: Astoria/Warrenton/Seaside KOA

This business deserves to be recognized for all that they do for our community.

KOA sponsors an Autism 5K walk in April. In May, they host a Care Camp for children with cancer, and at Halloween they provide a Monster Bash to keep kids safe and...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Entrepreneurship-Large Business Award: Hampton Warrenton Mill
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Entrepreneurship-Large Business Award: Hampton Warrenton Mill

Accepting the award: Cliff Tuttle, mill manager

The Warrenton Business Association nominated Hampton Lumber Mills for a 2016 CEDR award. Hampton Affiliates operates several mills, including the mill in Warrenton. In 2010, Hampton acquired the...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Customer Service Award-Large Business: Wendy Higgins and The Ocean Lodge of Cannon Beach
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Customer Service Award-Large Business: Wendy Higgins and The Ocean Lodge of Cannon Beach

Always rated as one of the top five hotels in Cannon Beach, last year the No. 1 rated hotel for service, this hotel is currently undergoing a major renovation for guest rooms, even though the hotel is only 15 years old. This hotel sponsors the...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Economic Impact Award: Bornstein Seafoods
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Economic Impact Award: Bornstein Seafoods

Accepting the award: Andrew Bornstein, co-owner

Bornstein Seafoods has its roots in the Great Depression and the economic downturn of an entire country. It was founded in 1934 in Bellingham, Wash. By 1980, the company had expanded to Astoria and...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Entrepreneurship-Small Business Award: La Luna Loca
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Entrepreneurship-Small Business Award: La Luna Loca

This award goes to the owner of an eclectic boutique. Since hanging her “shingle” in 1998, the owner has been singularly committed to sharing her lifelong love of other cultures with residents and visitors of the North Coast, while...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Outstanding Customer Service-Small Business: Frite & Scoop
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Outstanding Customer Service-Small Business: Frite & Scoop

These winners strive to provide the utmost in customer service. The business was recently nominated and awarded the Best Customer Service Award by Coast Weekend, and rightfully so. They are constantly setting the standard for customer service through...

CEDR AWARD WINNER: Business Service to the Community-Small Business Bruce’s Candy Kitchen
CEDR AWARD WINNER: Business Service to the Community-Small Business Bruce’s Candy Kitchen

It was my pleasure to strongly recommend this business, headquartered in Cannon Beach, be given an award for their charitable contributions in the South Clatsop County area. This business opened their doors more than 50 years ago, and has remained in...

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Business workshops ahead in May
Clatsop Economic Development Resources will hold several classes in May to help current and prospective businesspeople.
Tiny lodges may pop up in Hammond
Harborview Resort is targeting guests looking for a back-to-nature-type experience — folks who aren’t unnerved by the sight of elk...
An Irish pub comes to Uniontown
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Business Bookwork: “Magnetic: The Art of Attracting Business” by Joe Calloway

A lasso just won’t do it.

Neither will a harness, a come-along, or a whole pack of sheepdogs. There are better ways to get customers...