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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian
Published: March 21, 2021, 6:00am
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Clark College added 12 educators to its tenured faculty. Faculty are selected for tenure based on recommendations and professional excellence in their disciplines. They are Joseph Cavalli, history; Mark Eddinger, mathematics; Amy Ewing Johnson, dental hygiene; Melissa Favara, English; Tyler Frank, career and academic preparation; Doug Harris, music; Christina Howard, biology; Dr. Sarah Kuzera, medical assisting; Dr. Michelle Mayer, mathematics; Kristin Sherwood, College 101; Beth Slovic, journalism; and Christina Smith, English.

Five women received Iris Award from the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and were honored at the virtual Women Who Mean business Symposium on March 8. The symposium celebrates the impact women leaders have had on the business community. Winners were Bonnie Brasure, owner of Bleu Door Bakery; Dee Sanders, of Share; Jennifer Rhoads, president of the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington; Esther Liu, president of LSW Architects; and Mavis Nickels, former Battle Ground school board member.

Dean Potter was reappointed to a six-year term on the State of Washington Real Estate Appraiser Commission. Potter is the President of Dean Potter & Associates Inc., Vancouver, and is a general certified appraiser in Washington and Oregon.

Dr. Christopher P. Recknor was appointed as chief operating officer at CytoDyn, a Vancouver-based biotechnology company. Previously, he served as a principal investigator in more than 100 clinical trials for global pharmaceutical companies including AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Eli Lilly and others.

Clark County announced the winners of its Green Awards, which are presented annually to people and businesses for their “leadership and dedication to environmental sustainability.” Ellen Ives won the Green Neighbor Award for a resident who exemplifies a sustainable lifestyle; Nancy Stoy, the Green Apple Award for an individual involved in school sustainability programs or projects; Ron Ferguson, Master Composter Recycler Superstar for a volunteer; C-TRAN, Green Business of the Year (nonprofit or government agency); Frito Lay Vancouver, Green Business of the Year (more than 25 employees); and Harvest of Peace Microgreens, Green Business of the Year (25 or fewer employees). A virtual event will be held on March 31 to celebrate winners. There’s no cost to attend but registration is required. Learn more at clarkgreenbiz.com.

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. Sales awards are not published.