Clark County Business Briefing

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People in Business

Dianna Kretzschmar has been named executive director of the Parks Foundation of Clark County. Kretzschmar has worked as a social worker and clinical case manager in long-term health care for nearly 30 years. A volunteer for many community organizations such as Share, she also serves on the board of the Friends of the Elder Justice Center and Mobile Medical Providers Northwest. She was also a Clark College foundation Iris Award winner for 2013.

Workforce Southwest Washington has added Frank Hurtarte and Shannon Stull as new members to its volunteer board of directors. Hurtarte is vice president of human resources with Kaiser Permanente Northwest, and Stull is a business manager with the Laborer’s International Union of North America. In addition, Cowlitz County Commissioner Dennis Weber has joined the organization’s executive board.

New Business

Longtime local business leader Paul Montague has opened Paul Montague Tax Preparation, LLC, at 11802 N.E. 65th St., Suite 102, in Vancouver. The firm specializes in individual and small business tax returns. To celebrate the opening, a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house will be 5 to 7 p.m. March 21 at the new office. Montague has held many positions of leadership in Clark County, including executive director of both the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce and Identity Clark County. montaguetaxprep.com or 360-910-1218.


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