Clark County business briefs



People in business

Julie Kummer has joined the Fort Vancouver National Trust as event facilities manager. She will oversee and market all trust event rentals and manage daily rental operations at the artillery barracks, the Red Cross Building and the O.O. Howard House. She most recently opened Beaches Restaurant at the Portland airport.

Scott Montross has joined Vancouver-based Northwest Pipe Co. as chief operating officer, and Richard Baum has been named the company’s general counsel. Montross most recently served Evraz Inc. NA as executive vice president of the Flat Products Group, with commercial and operational responsibilities for the Oregon Steel Division, Claymont Steel Division and the Regina Steel Division. Baum, formerly of Lane Powell in Portland, has focused his practice on the areas of securities and corporate governance litigation, antitrust and intellectual property.

Byron Roselli of Eric Fuller & Associates Inc. has earned a Certified Green Broker designation. The certification is granted within the commercial real estate industry to commercial brokers an and affiliated professionals who have completed the Certified green Broker course.

• Members of the National Association of Women in Construction (WIC) for Region 9 have elected Dalene Schafer, office manager for Precision Construction, to the national board of directors as Region 9 director. Region 9 represents chapters in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. Schafer will begin her two-year term in September. She also was named 2011 Woman of the Year for Region 9.

Carol Doane has been promoted to general manager with USD Media, a video and audio team that will produce programs and features for the company’s website. Doane will oversee website production and development staff. Doane is a former advertising sales manager for The Columbian.

• Massage therapist Gary McLocklin is accepting clients at Spa Above, 16408 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., where he began working May 1. McLocklin has 10 years experience. * Appointments, 360-699-5400.

New business news

• A new 7-Eleven, the largest chain in the convenience retailing industry, has opened at 102 W. Fourth Plain Blvd. The store will have a grand opening from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 3 with free sandwiches, chips, dessert and beverages. * 360-694-3403.

• Kelly and Marty Smith bought the Western wear business Back in the Saddle at 601 E. Main St., Battle Ground, on May 1. The business was previously owned by Chuck Mason. The Smiths will sell new and used Western and English tack, riding wear, boots, clothing and homemade crafts. Consignments are welcome. There will be an open house, with free popcorn, cookies and punch, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 3 and 4. * 360-687-2551.

Other business news

• The Northwest Ductless Heat Pump Project selected MetFab Heating as Contractor of the Year. The award recognizes MetFab for its leadership in spearheading ductless heating and cooling technology within its community. The Vancouver-based company was also honored for excellent customer service and superior business practices.

• The law firm Lee & Hayes, which has earned honors in patent quality rankings, will open an office in Vancouver. The firm also has offices in Spokane; Seattle; Austin, Texas; Taipei; and Beijing. Kevin LeMond was named a partner in the new office at 1111 Main St., Suite 416. Lee & Hayes represents six of the 20 largest patent filers in the United States, including Microsoft, Amazon, Intel and Goldman Sachs.

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