Clark County business briefs

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People in business

• Ronald Emmerson and Patrick Kelley joined First Independent bank’s six-member board this month. Emmerson is an entrepreneur and corporate business consultant who is also serving as treasurer and director of the Multnomah Athletic Foundation. Kelley is a certified public accountant and partner at Portland-based accounting firm Moss Adams LLP. Vancouver-based First Independent serves Southwest Washington and Portland residents and businesses from its 15 branches.

• Dr. Gerald Bader, pediatrician, The Vancouver Clinic; Donna Bleth, Free Clinic volunteer; Dr. Alden Roberts, surgeon and chief medical officer, Southwest Washington Medical Center; and Tricia Roscoe, chief executive Clark County and Southwest Washington, Providence Heath & Services, have been appointed to three-year terms on the board of directors at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington.

• Nate Herbst, key account sales representative of Corwin Beverage Co. of Ridgefield, has been awarded the President’s Ring of Honor from PepsiCo. The award honors PepsiCo’s top-performing sales associates. He has worked at Corwin for seven years.

• Cindi Filip, Avon district sales manager, was named best in the U.S. and was inducted into Avon’s Circle of Excellence.

• Pacific Continental Bank recently hired Phoebe Krueger and Stephanie Hooper as relationship banking officers. Krueger will work from the bank’s office in Vancouver, and Hooper will work from the bank’s office near the convention center in Portland.

• Debbie Marcoulier has been promoted to vice president of business operations at RSV Building Solutions. The Vancouver-based commercial construction company specializes in new construction, remodeling, maintenance and tenant improvements. Marcoulier has been with the company since 2004.

• Killian Pacific LLC, a Northwest commercial real estate developer, has added Aaron Taylor as leasing director. Taylor will lease tenants in new and existing projects.

• West Coast Bank has named veteran banker Cindy Larvick to its commercial banking team as vice president-relationship manager. Previously, she served for eight years in commercial banking at Sterling Savings Bank and 31 years at US Bank.

• Chelsea Hays of Vancouver has won top honors from Lia Sophia in the jewelry sales firm’s Excellent Beginnings program, which recognizes accomplishment in an advisor’s first 15 weeks.

• The Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce handed out its highest business and education honors during its annual awards banquet earlier this month at the Camas Meadows Golf Club. Awards include: Citizen of the Year, Carrie Schulstad, volunteer and owner of downtown Camas boutique The Uncommon Gift; Business of the Year, Lacamas Community Credit Union; and Teachers of the Year, Kathy Beckman, Camas School District, and Penny Andrews, Washougal School District.

Other business news

• K’Syrah, offering appetizers to five-course dinners, is moving from Fourth Avenue up the street to 316 N.E. Dallas, Camas. K’Syrah is adding a happy hour and extending dinner to Thursdays and Saturdays. http://www.ksyrahcatering.com or 360-833-9429.

• Ron’s Auto Cascade Park, 16211 S.E. First St., and Art Morse Auto Repair, 1713 W. Main St., Battle Ground, have both been recognized as AAA Top Shops.

Each year, AAA Washington evaluates the quality of repair work, courtesy of employees and the shop cleanliness of each AAA Approved Auto Repair facility in Washington and northern Idaho. Both shops met the precise standards needed to be part of the AAA Approved network.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses, as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon of the Tuesday preceding the intended Sunday publication date. Send to mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.