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No trial in Wal-Mart wetland squabble
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No trial in Wal-Mart wetland squabble
The legal battle over the wetland fill permit for Wal-Mart is unlikely to include a full trial.

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U.S. Bank is ranked highest in Northwest in J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Retail Banking Satisfaction Study

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. Bank customers in California and the Northwest gave U.S. Bank ­ the fifth-largest bank in the United States ­ the highest scores in customer satisfaction, according the results of the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Retail...

Galletti’s serves Italian in Seaview
Galletti’s serves Italian in Seaview

SEAVIEW — A hybrid restaurant opened in Seaview last July, in the location that once hosted a dollar store and then a gun shop. In the morning and early afternoon the building is home to the Metro Espresso, offering breakfast, lunch and coffee.

Port aims to untangle knot of heavy debts
Port aims to untangle knot of heavy debts
The Port of Astoria, taxed with maintaining a crumbling public ingrastructure, needs some money.
Trash talk: Family business helps keep Pacific County tidy
Trash talk: Family business helps keep Pacific County tidy

Peninsula Sanitation Service, Inc.

Diane Carter and Jay Alexander

106 Howerton Way, Ilwaco

360-642-2541

peninsulasanitationservice.com

By MIKE WILLIAMS

For Coast River Business Journal

ILWACO —...

How do they hire? Holiday Inn Express & Suites
How do they hire? Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Caroline Wuebben

General Manager

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Astoria

We fill openings through word of mouth, referrals by existing employees, regional online ads, and the traditional newspaper “help wanted”...

Meet the Merchant: Maiden Astoria
Meet the Merchant: Maiden Astoria

Maiden Astoria  

255 14th St, Astoria

maidenastoria.com

Mon: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thu-Sun: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

503-812-8385

By David Plechl

For Coast River Business Journal

Sara Knighton and Staci Daniels shared...

Carol Johansen joins Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty
Carol Johansen joins Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

GEARHART — Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty recently announced the addition of Carol Johansen to the Gearhart Office.

Johansen has been a licensed real estate broker since 1986, listing and selling primary and second homes,...

Smile: The North Coast is online
Smile: The North Coast is online

Whether it’s to promote a festival, urge people to vote for the most romantic beach or feature photos from the last big event, social media is becoming an integral method of luring visitors to the North Coast and Pacific...

Clatsop job fair attracts hundreds of students, dozens of employers
Clatsop job fair attracts hundreds of students, dozens of employers

ASTORIA — The Clatsop County High Schools Career & Job Fair Program on April 5 at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds brought about 700 high school students from Seaside, Knappa, Jewell, Astoria and Warrenton together with dozens of the...

Ocean Crest donates hybrid car to CMH
Ocean Crest donates hybrid car to CMH

ASTORIA — Columbia Memorial Hospital is reducing its carbon footprint with help from Ocean Crest Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Warrenton.

Ocean Crest donated a 2016 Chevrolet Volt to the hospital. The hybrid passenger car will primarily...

Thorsen makes 50 ‘CEOs to Know’ list
Thorsen makes 50 ‘CEOs to Know’ list

ASTORIA — Columbia Memorial Hospital CEO Erik Thorsen is included on Becker’s Hospital Review list of “50 Rural Hospital CEOs to Know.”

According to Becker’s, “These 50 presidents and CEOs have...

Well Preserved: Thunderbird Inn: 
400 Industry St., Astoria, Oregon
Well Preserved: Thunderbird Inn: 400 Industry St., Astoria, Oregon

ASTORIA — Chester Trabucco and Bill Orr are the latest developers to tackle the former Thunderbird Inn. The motor lodge has a controversial past. Newspaper accounts show legal woes reaching back more than 30 years, with multiple developers.

Windermere Stellar announces top local brokers for 2015

CANNON BEACH — Windermere Stellar recently recognized its real estate brokers representing the company’s top 10 percent of 2015 production for hard work and commitment to their clients. They handled a combined total of 1,656 sales,...

Pacific County’s economy on an upward roll

By Matt Winters

mwinters@crbizjournal.com

LONG BEACH — Business was robustly up in Pacific County and Washington state as a whole as 2015 ended. Locally, this positive trend continued into the first quarter of 2106, according...

May business briefs

ASTORIA — Housing prices have soared in some local communities and at least substantially improved in all others in the years since the housing boom and bust, according to a nationwide analysis by the Washington Post. (See...

Clatsop Community Bank named SBA preferred lender

SEASIDE — The Small Business Administration has added Clatsop Community Bank to its Preferred Lenders Program (PLP).

This program is part of the SBA’s efforts to streamline procedures that enable banks to provide SBA-guaranteed...

Providence Seaside introduces doctors, undergoes accreditation survey

New Seaside Providence Hospital CEO Kendall Sawa, who is expanding the hospital’s staff, recently introduced four new specialists. They are:

• Brook Benze, M.D., orothopedic surgery: Benze is board certified in orthopedic surgery...

Providence revenue keeps up with costs — usually

Providence Seaside is part of the Providence Health & Services network, which covers seven states and is the nation’s third largest not-for-profit health system.

A recent story in Willamette Week pointed out that Providence has $5.8...

McKeown’s Lilikoi Grill opens on Broadway

SEASIDE — May 7 marks the opening of the new and exciting McKeown’s Lilikoi Grill at 714 Broadway. McKeown’s Restaurant, which has been in Seaside since 2004, had been at the corner of Holladay and Broadway Street since 2008.

Clatsop County Building Permits
Clatsop County Building Permits: March and February 2016
CEDR: What financial information do I need to responsibly manage my business?

Financial management is the main way most business owners measure the success of their business and ensure they have the resources to continue operations. Lack of financial management can open the door to employee theft, overspending or higher tax...

City of Long Beach Business Licenses
New businesses in Long Beach
Small businesses passing on Obamacare tax credits

It is shocking to read that a scant number of small businesses are taking advantage of federal tax credits designed to make health insurance more affordable.

According to the Business Journals Washington (D.C.) bureau, only 181,000 small...

Business Bookworm: ‘Sprint’ brings quick solutions to thorny problems
Business Bookworm: ‘Sprint’ brings quick solutions to thorny problems

“Sprint” by Jake Knapp, with John Zeratsky & Braden Kowtiz from Google Ventures

(c) 2016, Simon & Schuster $28 274 pages

By Terri Schlichenmeyer

For Coast River Business Journal

All day long, ideas run...

Pacific County Property Transactions
Pacific County Transactions