Clark County Business Briefing

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People in business

Kourtney Strong has been added to the team at LSW Architects as project architect. She will be involved in the firm’s projects in the K-12 education market segment. She serves as a board member for CSI in Portland.

Workforce Southwest Washington has added Miriam Martin to its staff as youth initiative manager. As such she will manage and oversee contracts with organizations which provide training and employment services to young adults ages 16 to 24 who have dropped out of school and are working to obtain their diploma or GED and skills training.

New businesses

Selah Studio, offering therapeutic massage and LED light therapy, will hold a grand opening Friday, Dec. 2 in Uptown Village at 300 W. 39th St. from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees can meet practitioners, see demonstrations, and enjoy appetizers and door prizes. The studio is owned by Wannetta Fleming, a licensed therapeutic massage therapist. 360-836-8482. www.selahstudio.net

Other business

The Clark County Developmental Disabilities program recently honored businesses and individuals for their commitment to employ people with developmental disabilities, or those who support employees, employment agencies and residents who serve those with disabilities.

• Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill of Vancouver and Furuno USA, Inc. of Camas were honored as small and large businesses, respectively.

• Kerri Martell was named 2016 Employee of the Year. She has worked for the state’s Department of Social and Health Services Children’s Administration for 16 years.

• Donna Gunnels of Trillium Employment Services was bestowed the David Hanawalt Service Award for her work matching supported employees with businesses.

• Geneva Wood of Employers Overload received the 2016 Dennis Campbell Outstanding Service award for her work helping people connect and contribute to their communities.


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 kay.richardson@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.