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• Cindy Luckman, senior vice president and managing director of U.S. Bank Wealth Management's private client reserve department, has joined the bank's Vancouver office as a team leader. Luckman had previously been part of the department's Cincinnati team. She has 18 years of experience in financial services. Luckman has a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Portland.

• Erica Jorgensen has been hired by Vancouver-based Entek Corp. as an HVAC building science specialist in residential sales. She is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a bachelor's degree in theatre arts and Spanish.

• Tara Hadley Cox has been named communications specialist for Vancouver Public Schools, where she will help plan and execute the district's communications programs. Cox has more than a decade in communications and marketing experience in positions with public and private entities such as Clark College, Craft Warehouse and the University of Oregon.

• Evergreen Habitat for Humanity has elected four new board members for 2014. They are Jeff Miller, an attorney with Miller Nash; Joseph Cote, professor of marketing at Washington State University; Brenda Tiefenthaler, a longtime community volunteer; and Anita Jinks, recently retired as assistant director of college, career and technical education for Evergreen Public Schools.

• The physician owners of the Urology Clinic of Southwest Washington will join the Vancouver Clinic and its three urologists in an integration of services that will be completed by May 1, the Vancouver Clinic said Monday. Dr. Douglas Masson, Dr. Erin Gibbons and Dr. Jason Smith of the Urology Clinic will join the Vancouver Clinic's urologists, Dr. Adrienne Heckler, Dr. Eric Kline and Dr. Terry Milam. Urological services will continue to be provided at the Urology Clinic of Southwest Washington's current location, 505 N.E. 87th Ave., Suite 200., while space is prepared in Vancouver Clinic facilities.

• The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington welcomes Susan Nieman to its board of directors. Nieman is a full-time faculty member at Clark College, an instructor in the medical-surgical and psychiatric nursing programs and a registered nurse and training officer in the U.S. Army Reserve. During 2012, she served in Afghanistan, providing mental health care management to soldiers. Nieman is a graduate of the Clark College nursing program and has a master of nursing and a nurse educator certificate from Washington State University.

New business

• Get Waisted, a membership-based business and community support program for weight loss and healthy eating, has opened at 15640 N.E. Fourth Plain Road, Vancouver. Rene Steelman is the area director. www.nwgetwaisted.com or 503-869-6421.

• Friends Lorelei Hebdon and Israel Aumada have opened Casa Fina, 143 Davidson Ave., Woodland. They have a collection of antiques, vintage home decor and collectibles for sale, along with featuring artwork from residents of Clark and Cowlitz counties. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. 360-841-8179.

• Lorelei Hebdon's sister June Althius and family have opened Little Tots and Whatnots next door at 141 Davidson Ave., Woodland. The shop sells used children's clothing and furniture. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. 360-903-8448.

Other business news

• Vancouver's Downtown Association honored eight individuals, organizations and events Friday with its "Game Changer" awards, which are selected by a public vote. They are: Derek Chisolm, outstanding VDA volunteer; Frontier Landscaping/Steve and Tina Pash, outstanding corporate partner; Thai Orchid, outstanding facade improvement; VDA's First Friday Downtown, outstanding cash register ringer event; Clark County Mural Society, visionary award; Johnson Bixby and Associates, Golden Broom award a for welcoming storefront; Recycled Arts Festival, People's Choice favorite; and Low Bar, favorite new business.


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