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Dr. Suzanne Zamberlan of Evergreen Eye Care was named OD of the Year by the Optometric Physicians of Washington. The award honors an optometrist who has “demonstrated exemplary service to the community, the general public and to the optometric profession,” according to a news release. Zamberlan graduated from Pacific University College of Optometry, where she teaches a primary clinic for third-year optometry students. Zamberlan has worked on Project Homeless Connect and also is a service provider at the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington and adjunct professor at Pacific University. To learn more, visit the Optometric Physicians of Washington online at Find Evergreen Eye Care at 1319 N.E. 134th St., Suite 107, Vancouver, or online at

Paula McCoy, executive director of business services at Ridgefield School District, received the designation of a Certified School Business Official from the Washington Association of School Business Officials. The certificate was awarded Sept. 24. Recipients of professional certification “adhere to high standards of education, experience, competency and ethics in the performance of their position as a school business professional in management and administration,” according to a news release.

“I am very appreciative of the collaboration with my fellow school business colleagues around the state who have mentored me over the last several years,” McCoy said. “Most of all, I am grateful to be a part of the Ridgefield School District team. The success of my work is due in large part to their support. I can’t imagine working alongside a more enthusiastic and dedicated staff.”

Portland-based real estate firm Capacity Commercial Group recently expanded its operations, opening a new location in the Vancouvercenter, 700 Washington St., Suite 608. Senior vice presidents Charlie Kleier and Tamara J. Fuller and vice president Eric Anderson will be the office’s brokers. Prior to Capacity Commercial Group, Kleier was a partner at NAI Norris Beggs & Simpson. Fuller is the chair of the board of directors at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and has 20 years of experience specializing in office sales and leasing. Anderson represents landlords and tenants in Portland and Vancouver markets. Find out more at

The Pacific Northwest Waterways Association recently announced its Distinguished Service Awards and Walter H. Evans Memorial Award during its virtual annual convention on Oct. 6. Recipients were selected for contributions to navigation, energy, irrigation and recreation communities in the Northwest. Among the winners was David Konz, formerly of Vancouver-based Tidewater and a longtime Clark County resident who recently relocated to New Jersey. The recipient of the Walter H. Evans Memorial Award was Rob Rich, of Shaver in Portland, and resident of Woodland. Other recipients were Wanda Keefer, Port of Clarkston; Dakota Chamberlain, Port of Tacoma; and Guy Glenn Jr., Ports of Chinook and Ilwaco. Learn 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.