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Pacific Art & Office Supply: 
Keeping up with trends, online competition
Pacific Art & Office Supply: Keeping up with trends, online competition
Susan Murfin, Pacific Art & Office Supply
Business Briefs for December 2017

ASTORIA — SmartAsset, a financial technology company, has released its third annual study on property taxes, which looks at local school ratings and crime rates as clues to whether residents are getting a good return on their property taxes.

Clatsop County Building Permits

Date Type Address Value Description Contractor

10/3/17 Building 33883 Hwy 26, Seaside $2,000 Kitchen remodel Amy Ekstrom

10/5/17 Building 43032 Valley Creek Lane, Astoria $0.00 Demo motor...

Astoria Building Permits

Residential

Date Name Address Value Description Contractor

10/16/17 David and Vicki Gasser 249 W Exchange Street $1,000 Remove garage door/add window and man...

Pacific County Building Permits

Residential Building Permits and Manufactured Home Permits

Issued or Finalized August through October 2017

B1700321 36X30 Pole Bldg , 17314 Mill...

Ilwaco and Long Beach Building Permits

Date Description Applicant Applicant Type Address Status

10/12/17 Mechanical Columbia Housewarmers Not provided 603 First Avenue North Issued

10/16/17 Accessory Structure Erik Fagerland &...

Long Beach Business Licenses

Date Name Address Description

10/03/17 Studio B Designs 226 25th Street NW, Long Beach Handcrafted greetings

10/03/17 Shelley’s Vacation Rental Cleaning 1201 292nd Lane, Room O, Ocean Park Cleaning

10/12/17 Integrity...

Pacific County Property Transactions

Date Sale Price Address Buyer Seller

10/02/17 $5,000 1704 320th Place, Ocean Park Dawna Phillips Brad and Tammy Wilson

10/03/17 $143,500 3049 State Route 105, Grayland John and Patricia...

Seaside Business Licenses

Oct-Nov 2017

Business Name Business Address Business Service

Phillips Refrigeration 1832 NE 121st Avenue, Portland Refrigeration contractor

Fastvia Computers Inc 300 S Roosevelt #1, Seaside Computers and cell phones

Beachside...

Clatsop County Property Transactions

Sale Date Sale Price Year Built Acres Address Buyer Seller

10/02/17 $278,000 1910 0.11 1109 Broadway St, Seaside Curtis Rohrich Big Chief LLC

10/02/17 $190,000 NA 0.18 Not provided Gavin...

Pacific County economy enjoys a record spring

LONG BEACH — Led by strong growth in e-commerce and mail order, Pacific County’s retail sector recorded its best sales totals ever this spring, according to Washington State Department of Revenue statistics released Nov. 17.

In...

Cultivate your ‘company culture’ for sustainability

Building a strong culture may not guarantee business success, but ignoring it inhibits a business’s chance for long-term sustainability. Company culture is defined as the shared values, beliefs and practices of company employees including...

Human Resources Q & A

Q. I employ people to be on-call during certain periods of the workweek. Do I have to compensate them for this time?

A. Yes and No. Yes, if you require them to wait on your premises to be called to duty. An example would be a fireman waiting to...

From backstage to main street: Heather Ramsay lifts curtain on creative career
From backstage to main street: Heather Ramsay lifts curtain on creative career
Heather Ramsey, NiVA Green
Salvaging every season; Rebecca Johnson strives to keep landfills empty, inventory evolving at Vintage Hardware
Salvaging every season; Rebecca Johnson strives to keep landfills empty, inventory evolving at Vintage Hardware
Rebecca Johnson, Vintage Hardware
Coming home to fulfill a calling
Coming home to fulfill a calling
Kathleen Nisbet-Moncy, Goose Point Oysters
Meet the Merchant: Cool comics come to Seaside
Meet the Merchant: Cool comics come to Seaside
Corveaux Millions and Luna Millions, owners of Versus Comics
Business Briefs for November 2017
Business Briefs for November 2017

SEASIDE — Seaside Lodging LLC started a $500,000 renovation of the Inn at Seaside this week in mid-October. The Inn at Seaside was the first property acquired by Seaside Lodging in 2009.

The renovation includes: a fully remodeled lobby,...

Riding out the recession: Saara Matthews became a business owner during a turbulent time
Riding out the recession: Saara Matthews became a business owner during a turbulent time
Saara Matthews, Finn Ware
Cranberry challenge: Starvation Alley overcomes obstacles of growing cranberries organically
Cranberry challenge: Starvation Alley overcomes obstacles of growing cranberries organically
Jessika Tantisook, Starvation Alley
Branching out: Vicki McAfee’s Herbal-based business continues to grow
Branching out: Vicki McAfee’s Herbal-based business continues to grow
Vicki McAfee, A Gypsy’s Whimsy Herbal Apothecary
Finest in the field: Pacific County businesses praised for community impact and ingenuity
Finest in the field: Pacific County businesses praised for community impact and ingenuity
Pacific County businesses praised for community impact and ingenuity during annual awards ceremony
CEDR’s 2018 membership campaign underway — please join us

CEDR (Clatsop Economic Development Resources) is the only organization in Clatsop County whose sole focus is to create, grow and retain businesses. We have launched our 2018 membership campaign, and are reaching out to new and existing members to join...

Business Bookworm: ‘Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?’
Business Bookworm: ‘Who Will Take Care of Me When I’m Old?’

“I do it myself!”

Those are words you’ve been saying practically since you were able to speak. You can get your own drink, button your shirt, pull on your britches, walk yourself downtown, drive yourself around, and figure...

Well Preserved: 
New life for the Van Dusen Building
Well Preserved: New life for the Van Dusen Building

ASTORIA — Glen Herman and his team found what they thought was the perfect building at Miles Crossing, just south of Astoria. Then, they realized if they were going to involve large groups of people, they would need to move.

Their...

Pacific County Food Inspections

Date Business Name Description of Violation Points Assessed

9/11/17 Cottage Bakery Hand washing sink inadequate or inaccessible 10 Red

Cold holding (more than 5 degrees) 10 Red

9/11/17 Long Beach Subway Food handler cards...

City of Long Beach Business Licenses

Date Applicant Applicant Type Address Description Status

9/12/17 Lodestone Quarry Whlse and Retail 355 Bay Center Dyke Road, Bay Center Quarry Open

9/14/17 Whealdon Property Management LLC Rentals 1700 CA Apt 1, Long Beach Landlord...

Seaside Business Licenses

September 2017

Business Name Business Address Business Service

North Coast Handyman and Wood Working LLC PO Box 1433, Astoria Contractor

Creekscape Design 4305 SW 185th, Beaverton Landscape construction

North West Electric...

Astoria Building Permits

Residential

Date Name Address Value Description Contractor

9/28/17 Staci and Carma Jenkins 165 Hull Avenue $40,986 Family room addition Beach Construction LLC

9/28/17 Kathryn Staecker 4000 Irving Avenue $13,978 Heat pump...

Clatsop County Building Permits

September 2017

Date Type Address Value Description Contractor

9/06/17 Dwelling 80610 Highway 101, Arch Cape $1,100,000 Single family dwelling Jessie Daniel Construction Inc

9/06/17 Dwelling 80506 Carnahan Road, Arch...