Clark County business briefs




People in business

• Sue Coates has been appointed assistant governor of the Clark County region of District 5100 Rotary International by Mike Caruso, district governor. Coates was president of the Lewis River Rotary Club in Battle Ground in 2009-2010. She will oversee seven Rotary clubs and one Rotaract club for ages 18-30 beginning July 1.

• Leadership Clark County has added four new members and elected officers for its volunteer board of directors. New co-chairs are Scott Firstenburg and Dominique Merriweather, both in the banking industry. Other officers include VaNessa Duplessie, small business owner and social-media expert, vice chair; Sharon Pesut, executive director of Community Choices, secretary; and Brett Blechschmidt, district business manager for Educational Service District 112, treasurer. New board members are Phil Haberthur, Jim Mains, Albert Schlotfeldt and Jon Yamashita.

Other business news

• Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery has been named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Washington by Seattle Business magazine. This is the first time Rebound has received the honor. Seattle Business magazine surveyed nearly 25,000 employees in Washington to compile the list. Rebound has four offices: PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Rose Quarter and Jeld-Wen Stadium.

• Skamania Lodge has received its third consecutive International Association of Conference Center’s Gold Tier Green Star Award. The award is for continuing to uphold and maintain excellence in ecological responsibility and environmental awareness. Skamania Lodge is an all-season resort in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. The lodge also received the award in 2009 and 2010.

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