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Clark County business briefing

The Columbian
Published: June 7, 2015, 12:00am

People in business

Chelsea Chunn has been promoted to director of workforce services by the Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council. She will oversee the agency’s adult Workforce Investment Act programs, Workforce one-stop centers in Clark and Cowlitz counties and its Youth Initiatives team, which she has managed for the past year and a half. Chunn has more than 10 years of nonprofit experience, and serves as a member of the STEM Network, Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Career Development Consortium and the Coalition of Service Providers through the Council for the Homeless.

The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington has added Erica Heartquist to its leadership team as communications and development coordinator. Heartquist comes to the clinic from KGW, where she was a general assignment reporter for the past seven years.

Russell Brent, owner of Mill Creek Pub in Battle Ground, was presented the 2015 Washington Association of School Administrators Community Leadership Award for the Columbia River Region. He was honored for his leadership, motivation, success, partnerships with local districts, services to students and his history of community service.

New businesses

Karmy Law Office PLLC will move on Sept. 1 into space leased from Flightpath LLC at Heron Gate, 2 S. 56th Place in Ridgefield.

Other business news

Plato’s Closet, which specializes in used and gently worn name-brand clothing and accessories for teens, has moved to a larger space at 8101 N.E. Parkway Drive, Suite C2. Its new store celebration, starting at 10 a.m. June 13, will include raffles and giveaways.

The Bonneville Power Administration is leasing additional office space beginning Aug. 1 at The Vancouver 4400 Building, 4400 N.E. 77th Ave., to accommodate new project engineers.

54-40 Brewing Co. is expanding production and adding a tasting room in newly leased space in the Port of Camas-Washougal’s Building 14, Bays 1 and 2. The move will take place Sept. 1.

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