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Jan. 16, 2022

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Clark County Business Briefing

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Columbia Credit Union has announced they are enhancing the support and leadership systems of their Branch Network with the creation of two new positions. The reorganization sees the promotions of current branch managers Julie Bocanegra and Dan Souvenir to the position of VP Branches Regional Manager. Under the new structure, Columbia CU will operate with two branch regions lead by Bocanegra and Souvenir as part of the credit union’s renewed emphasis on support, mentoring and member service, says VP Branch Services head Tiffany McGuire.

In addition to these internal promotions, Columbia Credit Union has welcomed two new faces to their VP Branch Managers team—Jerrell Owens and Julia Brown will head the credit union’s Buckman Branch in Portland and Battle Ground Fred Meyer Branch, respectively.

Owens brings over two decades of financial service experience, leadership and business development to Columbia Credit Union’s growing Portland footprint. And Brown comes to Battle Ground with 21 years of credit union experience.

The Building Industry Association of Clark County held its annual President’s Awards and officer installation during its dinner meeting presented by Riverview Community Bank.

The association is proud to announce its officers for 2022. Officiating the installation of the officers was Tracy Doriot, President of the Business Industry Association of Washington.

The BIA’s 2022 Officers are as follows:

  • President – Aaron Helmes, Generation Homes Northwest
  • Vice President – Caleb Blanton, New Tradition Homes
  • Vice President Secretary – Chuck Neibert, Affinity Homes
  • Vice President Treasurer – Dave Campos, iQ Credit Union
  • Vice President Associate – Mark Kroll, Biggs Insurance
  • Immediate Past President – Dave Myllymaki, ReNew Creations

The BIA is pleased to announce the following award recipients:

  • Remodeler of the Year: Elizabeth Gomez, Bridge City Contracting
  • Builder of the Year: Tony Marnella, Marnella Homes
  • Subcontractor of the Year: GRO Outdoor Living
  • Supplier of the Year: NW Natural
  • Associate of the Year: Fairway Independent Mortgage
  • Membership Champion of the Year: Chuck Neibert, Affinity Homes
  • Industry Advocate of the Year: April Furth, Clark County Permit Center

“On behalf of the BIA, I’m thrilled to recognize this year’s honorees and celebrate their accomplishments,” said Dave Myllymaki, 2021 President of the BIA of Clark County. “The President’s Awards recognizes individuals and companies who have made outstanding contributions to the BIA and the building industry. We are proud to have honorees and a membership who embody excellence in the building industry.”

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 or fax 360-735-4540. Sales awards are not published.