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Array Erik Stewart is an adviser with Washington State University’s Small Business Development Center located at Grays Harbor College, will be writing a monthly column for The Daily World.

Mall introduces new name, management

Officials of the former SouthShore Mall — now re-branded as Shoppes at Riverside — held a grand re-opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, hailing it as a new beginning for the long-moribund shopping center in South Aberdeen.

Quinault Indian Nation now title sponsor for Washington Coast Works business competition

Washington Coast Works is pleased to announce the Quinault Indian Nation as the title sponsor for the 2016 Sustainable Small Business Competition. This year’s business training is under way and will conclude July 22-24 during the entrepreneurship summit at the Olympic Natural Resource Center in Forks. At the summit, participants will develop their presentation pitch and polish their business plans for a chance to vie for up to $20,000 in start-up financing. Winners will be announced in October.

ILWACO — Steve McConnell, Chair of the Craft3 Board of Directors, released the following statement on the passing yesterday of Craft3 Founder and CEO John Berdes after a battle with lung cancer:

Pharmacy opens in McCleary

After 15 years, McCleary citizens again have the convenience of a local pharmacy in town. The McCleary HealthMart Pharmacy opened its doors on Wednesday, May 25, and had a steady flow of customers from the get go.

Investment opportunities abound around North Beach

The past, present and future of North Beach commercial development — from Hogan’s Corner to Ocean Shores, from Moclips to Ocean City, from Seabrook to Oyhut Bay — was brought into focus May 13 for a one-day Invest at the Ocean seminar coordinated by Windermere Real Estate’s Ocean Shores office and several North Beach banks.

Local real estate market pulls back a bit in April

The countywide residential real estate market pulled back a little in April, according to a monthly report from Windermere Real Estate. The number of closed sales in April 2016 was less than April 2015 by 18.4 percent, however, the average price was 22.5 percent greater than April of last year. Housing inventory began to expand a little, but is still 16 percent below what it was in April 2015.

Monte Lanes under new ownership

Just off main street, down steps and through doors, the carpeted floor greets the tennis shoes. Before the shoes can acclimate, they’re stripped from the feet and replaced with leather shoes sporting a flat, slippery sole and a rubber heel. Beneath the lights, the wood slatted lanes slicked with oil glow between the gutters.