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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
Published: November 5, 2018, 6:01am

People in Business

Morse, Bratt, Andrews and Terry LLP hired Ryan M. Busby as its new partner. Busby graduated from Gonzaga University School of Law in 2012 and received a bachelor’s degree from Sonoma State University in 2009. Licensed to practice law in Oregon and Washington, Busby’s areas of expertise at the firm, 108 East Mill Plain Blvd., include landlord-tenant issues, residential real property, wills and trusts, contract review, misdemeanor criminal defense, restoration of rights: civil and firearms, and vacating criminal convictions. Reach him at 360-213-2040 or rbusby@mbavancouverlaw.com.

Kimberly S. Baker, of Vancouver, recently celebrated her 25th year of employment with local financial planning, investment management and tax advisory firm Johnson Bixby, 1201 Main St., Vancouver. Now a lead financial planner, she started out at the firm in 1993 as a financial planning assistant. Baker earned a Certified Financial Planner certificate in 1998 and a Certified College Planning Specialist designation in 2006. Find out more at www.johnsonbixby.com.

Horenstein Law Group PLLC, 500 Broadway, Suite 120, Vancouver, hired two attorneys to its team. Natalya Belonozhki joined the firm’s business and commercial real estate practice. Formerly employed by Papa Murphy’s corporate headquarters in Vancouver, she is a graduate of Washington State University Vancouver and Willamette University College of Law. Belonozhki has a particular interest in working with emerging and women-owned businesses at all stages of business growth. She can be reached at talya@horensteinlawgroup.com. Maren Calvert also joined to provide legal services to clients at the intersection of business and government. She focuses on land use, government relations, economic development and administrative law. Calvert served in several administrative and compliance roles while serving as an Air Force judge advocate general and served on Capitol Hill as a government relations liaison between the Air Force and Congress. She is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the University of California Los Angeles School of Law. Reach Calvert at maren@horensteinlawgroup.com.

The Southwest Washington Contractors Association Foundation announced its 2019 board of directors. The nonprofit organization has a “mission of enhancing Southwest Washington through grants for education and community projects.” Find out more at www.swca.org/swca-foundation.

New foundation board members include:

• President: Stefan Granmo, NW Service Realty LLC

• Secretary: Melissa Boles, Workforce Southwest Washington

• Treasurer: Alex Barrett, Barrett & Company CPAs

• Garren Elmer, Northfork Landscape

• Greg Usselman, Banner Bank

• Dennis Kampe, Cascadia Technical Academy Foundation

• Sean Philbrook, Identity Clark County

• Francois Wevers, Clark College

• Doug Sippel, Leadership Transitions LLC.

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 lyndsey.hewitt@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4540.