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Clark County Business Briefing

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The board of directors of the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington recently elected officers for 2020. They are:

• President, Linda Reid, vice president commercial relationship banking officer at Columbia Bank.

• Vice president, Alan Hamilton, president at Clark County Food Bank.

• Secretary, Nancy Pionk, private executive coach and mediator.

The Nonprofit Network is a membership organization consisting of more than 100 local charitable establishments. For more information about the group, contact Linda Reid at 360-735-3719 or

The Southwest Washington Contractors Association announced its Construction Champions at its third annual Construction Executive Summit. The awards recognize Southwest Washington Contractors Association members for their “business success, participation in the association and contributions to the community,” according to a news release. Winners were:

• Robertson & Olson Construction, General Contractor of the Year.

• Honorable mentions: Catworks Construction; Halbert Construction; and Tapani.

• Anchor Concrete, Subcontractor of the Year.

• Honorable mentions: B&B Tile and Masonry; North Fork Landscape; Tapani; and Tradesman Electric.

• CalPortland, Supplier of the Year.

• Honorable mentions: Cadman; Materials Testing & Inspection.

• Rookie Member of the Year, Gaynor’s Automotive.

• Honorable mentions: Columbia Rock Products; NW Bark Blowing; Tapio Construction.

Columbia River Economic Development Council elected new members and officers to serve on its board of directors. Additionally, developer Larry Holt joined the team as chief operating officer, a new role in which he will oversee the council’s business development team and support the president.


• Chair, Lisa Lowe, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

• Vice chair, Mei Wu, Speak Technologies.

• Immediate past chair, Casey Wyckoff, LSW Architects.

• Secretary, Alan Garcia, NW Natural.

• Treasurer, Lisa Dow, Columbia Bank.

Elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors:

• Bryan Dent, Riverview Community Bank.

• Jon Hersen, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center.

• Steve Horenstein, Horenstein Law Group.

• Todd Johnson, Mackenzie.

• Lisa Keohokalole Schauer, PointNorth.

Elected to serve a one-year term as directors emeritus:

• Eric Fuller, Fuller Group.

• Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito.

Private sector members elected to serve on the executive committee:

• Ben Bagherpour, SEH America.

• Helen Devery, WSP.

• Bill Dudley, Landerholm.

• Steve Horenstein, Horenstein Law Group.

• Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito.

Pamela Loh Veljacic and Jada Rupley were appointed to the Educational Opportunities for Children and Families board of directors. Rupley, who lives in Clark County, is a superintendent at Clackamas Educational Service District and also serves as a board trustee at Clark College. She received a master’s degree in school administration from Seattle Pacific University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Central Washington University. Veljacic, who has practiced law for the last 20 years, received a doctorate degree from Seattle University and a bachelor’s degree from Whittier College. She also served on the YWCA Clark County board of directors. Educational Opportunities for Children and Families is described as a provider of “comprehensive early childhood education and multi-generational support programs in Southwest Washington,” and serves Clark and Pacific counties, as well as the city of Woodland.

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 Monday publication date. Send to or fax 360-735-4540. Sales awards are not published.

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