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Clark County Business Briefing

By The Columbian
Published: May 1, 2016, 5:13am
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The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has named two new Red Coat ambassadors, bringing the total to 22: Scott Flury, owner of Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar, and Beth Anderson of Home Instead Senior Care. Chamber ambassadors serve as the welcoming committee for new members, a link to existing members and a conduit those seeking membership. Their responsibilities include meeting and greeting at chamber events, familiarizing and transitioning new members, and assisting at ribbon-cuttings and member events. The Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center within the chamber has also hired Jeremy Riley as governments contracts specialist. Riley has more than 10 years of experience with federal government contracting from the industry perspective, most recently with Raytheon Missile Systems’ business unit.

Washougal resident Dr. Steven Mark Sachs has joined the 30-member Port of Portland Community Advisory Committee. A pilot for 36 years, he is a member of the Camas-Washougal Aviation Association. The committee, sponsored by the Port of Portland, city of Portland and city of Vancouver, represents the community in decision-making related to Portland International Airport.

Vanessa McLaughlin, founder of Welcome Home Health, a tele-medicine provider, and Susan Hall, founder of Chedz, a snack food company, have each been selected as regional winners of Comcast Business’ Innovations 4 Entrepreneurs contest, representing the Oregon and Southwest Washington region. The two will receive a prize of $10,000 for additional technology for business development.

Biokleen, a Vancouver-based manufacturer of plant-based household cleaners, has hired Ted Morgan as the company’s director of marketing. Morgan has more than 20 years’ experience leading brand strategies for consumer packaged goods and consumer electronics companies, most recently as director of account services and strategy for Koopman Ostbo of Portland.

Nina Carlson has been hired by NW Natural as the company’s community affairs manager for Southwest Washington. Carlson was most recently with the Oregon PTA, in which she served as vice president of legislation. She also sits on the board of directors for Rivermark Community Credit Union.

Riverview Trust Company has named Christopher Cline as president and chief operating officer. He is the company’s first COO and will oversee day-to-day business operations, and lead strategic planning and business development efforts. Prior to joining Riverview, Cline was head of trust services in Oregon and Southwest Washington for Wells Fargo, acting as senior regional fiduciary manager. Before entering the financial industry, he practiced estate planning law for more than 15 years.


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.