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Coast River Business Journal

Friday 04/04/2014
Custom dreams come with custom price tag
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

RAYMOND — Custom catamarans come at a cost. Pedigree Catamarn’s website lists average prices for basic boats and the average their clients spent based on length of the boat.

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Boatyard may sail out of town for good in dispute with port
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

RAYMOND — The owners of Pedigree Catamarans Inc. may move out of town after nearly 20 years to look for more spacious accommodations, a decision they say that wouldn’t be necessary if they could get cooperation from the local port.

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Pedigree Catamarans Fact Sheet
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

Product: Custom-made catamarans

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Planetree philosophy focuses on patient, not the bottom line
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

ASTORIA — Columbia Memorial Hospital hasn’t gone to the dogs; they’re just welcome there, with limitations, of course.

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Doctors still find joy of medicine in private practice
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

Astoria doctors Kate Merrill and Angela Nairn say they prefer the independence of private practice despite the challenges doctors employed by hospitals don’t directly deal with.

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Anticipating the Affordable Care Act
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

Administrators concerned about surge of new patients, but all's quiet ... for now

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Thursday 03/06/2014
Coast Realty Property celebrates grand opening in renovated office
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

WARRENTON—Coast Realty Properties held its grand opening in early February, celebrating its newly remodeled home and three new agents in the building.

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CEDR’s countywide business awards event set for March 19
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

ASTORIA — CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources), Clatsop County’s economic development organization, is hosting its second annual awards event celebrating business success in Clatsop County.

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Manufacturing and Ports: Vital parts of regional success
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

From May through September here in the Columbia-Pacific region, a newcomer might easily think this is a tourist area through and through — Nantucket and Cape Cod with a West Coast accent. But as each new edition of Coast River Business Journal happily reveals, there is a deep and growing diversity of industries here.

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Michelle Layman named director of Willapa Harbor Chamber
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

RAYMOND — The Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce announced on Feb. 28 that Michelle Layman is the new chamber director.

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Thursday 03/06/2014
Manufacturing and Ports: Vital parts of regional success
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 10:01 am

From May through September here in the Columbia-Pacific region, a newcomer might easily think this is a tourist area through and through — Nantucket and Cape Cod with a West Coast accent. But as each new edition of Coast River Business Journal happily reveals, there is a deep and growing diversity of industries here.

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Sustainable tourism: Turning buzzwords into a winning formula for the Columbia-Pacific region
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Sustainable tourism: What was once an edgy, progressive concept is now an over used buzzword, played to the point of annoyance, like a Katy Perry song or the Macarena. We should not let that fool us into thinking that it isn’t important. In order to provide responsible leadership and make sound marketing decisions we need to re-examine these concepts to make sure we are continuing a sustainable course for our tourism and tourism marketing.

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Wednesday 01/22/2014
Do you need funding for your business?
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Business lending is on an upswing, a positive sign that the economy continues to recover from the recession that started in 2008 caused by too much risk. However, people need to do their own due diligence before they talk to a lender, and they need to be thoroughly prepared for the process.

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Smart marketing will help you prosper — even in January
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 2:40 pm

It’s a common theme in conversations among Columbia-Pacific business people: It’s a whole lot easier to make money when metro TV stations tell their audiences that the sun will be shining here. The summer months, early fall and occasional holiday weekends are when coastal retail and hospitality businesses stand their best chance of banking some cash reserves for the lean times.

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Maritime Industries: A whale of a role in our economy
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 10:07 am

It is a quirk of the Columbia-Pacific personality that you can find many long-time locals who say they haven’t seen the ocean in months or years. In a way, this resembles those who are so rich they never touch any actual money. The ultra-wealthy don’t have to see their money to know it cushions their lives, and coast residents think we can afford to ignore a treasure that others travel hours or days to visit.

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Wednesday 07/17/2013
Publisher's Notebook: True summer makes all things appear possible
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 10:09 am

            Summer isn’t 100 percent guaranteed on this coast where the North Pacific and Columbia River marry, but during years like this one when the sun is victorious, all things are possible. Warmth, rain and volcanic soils combine to make these mountains and valleys some of the most fertile in the nation. The land nearly vibrates with health and wealth, every twig and dream sprouting with the unstoppable enthusiasm of ivy vines.

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Business Coaching for Business Owners: The Real World MBA
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 10:09 am

There is a perception in some circles that the Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center is only focused on start-up businesses, and the traditional “Mom and Pop” type of businesses. While those businesses are very important to the counseling services we provide, more and more of our counseling is for larger employers, those with 10 to 99 employees.

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Friday 06/14/2013
Twin Gables Bed & Breakfast: 1416 Washington 4, Skamokawa
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 10:10 am

         SKAMOKAWA — It was a gray, rainy day. An old house stood in a hollow sometimes swept by high tides breaching Skamokawa Creek. Stevan and Kathleen Morgain viewed the house from a boardwalk spanning the property. “It gets wet here,” acknowledged Kathleen.

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Longtime timber family frustrated with recent closure
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 10:17 am

Editor’s note: Becky, Kathy and Jody Jones are the co-owners of Seneca Timber in Eugene. They offer this commentary on Oregon forest management in light of the closure of the Rough & Ready mill in Cave Junction in Josephine County. It is of statewide interest.

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Eight tips before you hang up your shingle
Updated: April 28, 2014 - 10:17 am

You have a great product or service. You’ve done some research and found a market for your product. Now consider the following suggestions before starting your business:

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Matt Winters

Mike Williams

About Coast River Business Journal

The mission of Coast River Business Journal is to foster economic development in the Columbia-Pacific region through the exchange of business ideas and information.

Each month since March 2006, our staff works with field correspondents, off-site designers and energetic distributors to produce Coast River Business Journal. CRBJ is a regional monthly business/real estate and construction publication. We distribute 10,000 copies within our five-county regional coverage area, publishing the first week of each month.

CRBJ is part of the EO Media Group family of Oregon and Washington newspapers, which includes The Daily Astorian, Chinook Observer (Long Beach, Wash.), Seaside Signal, The Cannon Beach Gazette, East Oregonian (Pendleton), Hermiston Herald, Blue Mountain Eagle (John Day), Wallowa County Chieftain and Capital Press (an agriculture weekly based in Salem). Our offices are located in Chinook Observer's building, 205 Bolstad Ave. E., Suite 2, Long Beach, Wash. 98631.

We always welcome input. Our publisher is Matt Winters. Please feel free to contact him by email ateditor@crbizjournal.com or call (360) 642-8181.

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