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Clark County Business Briefing

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Benjamin P. Melnick was made partner recently at Schauermann Thayer Jacobs Staples & Edwards law firm, 1700 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver. Melnick began his career as a lawyer focusing on criminal defense and personal injury. At Schauermann, he focused solely on personal injury, including wrongful death, auto, motorcycle, trucking, bicycle and pedestrian collisions and insurance disputes. For more information, visit or call 360-695-4244.

Dr. Adrian Polliack was recently hired as president and CEO of Bergstrom Nutrition, 1000 W. Eighth St., Vancouver, described as “largest manufacturer of methylsulfonylmethane,” according to a news release. Polliack previously worked at Bridge Biomedical Consulting, and Diatomix. For more information, visit

Jeff Hohman and Winston Asai were elected to the board of directors at Columbia Machine. Hohman has more than 40 years of manufacturing and international business experience, including executive leadership positions at ITT Corporation, Pulsafeeder Inc., and others. Asai held executive positions at Emerald Automation Inc., LaValley Industries, and U.S. Natural Resources. He has been the chief financial officer at Columbia Machine for 22 years. Find out more at

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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