Clark County Business Briefing

By Mary Ricks, Columbian news assistant

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photoCasey Wyckoff

People in business

• Trevor Wyckoff has joined RSV Building Solutions, a Vancouver-based commercial construction company, as senior project manager. Wyckoff previously worked as a senior project manager at Skanska USA Building’s Oregon office.

• AAA Washington recently hired Jenifer Harris as a travel agent at its Vancouver office, 4301 E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Harris specializes in leisure travel, including domestic and international cruises, cruise tours, rail tours, escorted land tours and Disney vacation packages.

• Casey Wyckoff has been elected president of Vancouver-based LSW Architects. Wyckoff, a registered architect, has worked at LSW for more than 16 years. He is a board member with the Clark County Skills Center Foundation and Vancouver’s Downtown Association.

• Dr. Gregory Gramstad, a physician at Rebound Orthopedics and Neurosurgery, recently earned his subspecialty certification in orthopaedic sports medicine from the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Gramstad is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder and elbow conditions.

• Andy Silver has been hired as executive director for Vancouver-based Council for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization that coordinates a communitywide response to homelessness, including managing emergency shelter access. * http://www.icfth.com, 360-993-9561.

• Michelle Bart, owner of Vancouver-based Helping Heroes Productions, has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact Inc., the marketing adviser to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Bart’s results ranked among the Top 10 percent of Constant Contact’s customer base.

• Josh Tschirgi has joined the Pacific Wealth Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as a financial advisor. Tschirgi, a lifelong resident of Clark County, earned a degree in political science from the University of Oregon.

New business

• Donna Sage, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, has started a new behavioral therapy practice in Vancouver. Combining hypnosis with self-empowering techniques, the Sage Centre aims to help clients eliminate or control self-defeating behaviors and achieve long-term change. * thesagecenter@gmail.com 360-260-7986.

Other business news

• Olga Lafayette, president of Vancouver’s Language Fusion, announced the company’s new certification issued by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. The certification for women-owned businesses is accepted by hundreds of corporations and governmental agencies. WBENC’s standard of certification includes an in-depth review of the business, an application process, a detailed, notarized affidavit and a site visit. Language Fusion is a multilingual translation service. * http://www.languagefusion.us.

• Bruno Portrait Studios LLC celebrated 100 years of service on March 19 at the studio’s new location, 1333 Washington St., blocks from where the company stood for more than 90 years until 2000. The company was founded in 1905 by Thadius Bruno. The business offers full-service photography. * studio@brunostudios.com 360-693-7651.

• Safeco Insurance Co. has recognized Davidson Insurance as a member of the national firm’s H.K. Dent Society. Fewer than 10 percent of Safeco agencies are selected for the honor. Davidson is at 501 S.E. Columbia Shores Blvd., Suite 525. * http://www.davidsoninsurance.com or call 360-514-9550.

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