People in business
• Evergreen Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel has promoted Lindsay Fisher to vice president of administration and Megan Carlson to vice president of crematory operations. Fisher, who graduated from Washington State University with degrees in hospitality business management and business administration, has been with the funeral home for about four years. Carlson is a licensed funeral director and past secretary-treasurer for District 4 of the Washington State Funeral Directors Association. She has been with Memorial Gardens since December 2005.
• Cultural Care Au Pair, based in Cambridge, Mass., has added Pattie Gowing to its field staff in Vancouver. As a local child care coordinator, Gowing will provide service and support to host families and au pairs. Gowing comes to Cultural Care Au Pair with more than 25 years of experience with children as a nanny, teacher’s aide and a teacher.
• Public relations professionals in Oregon and Southwest Washington were honored recently at the 2010 Spotlights and Awards of Distinction ceremony hosted by the Portland Metro Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. The 2010 Ron Schmidt Community Involvement Award was presented to Hockinson resident Ron Arp, of Amplify Group, for his volunteer leadership role in “Portland-Vancouver USA, Land Here, Live Here,” a local grassroots effort to attract site selectors and those looking to locate or relocate businesses in this region. Others recognized include Barbara Kerr of Clark College.
New business news
• Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain, has opened a store at 6708 N.E. 63rd St. The grand opening was Oct. 30. The store manager is Nancy Fletcher.