Saturday, December 10, 2022
Dec. 10, 2022

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Clark County Business Briefing

The Columbian

People in Business

Governor Jay Inslee appointed Shelly Schmitz of Vancouver to the Real Estate Commission as part of his August monthly boards and commissions appointments.

Boards and commissions are designed to give Washingtonians a voice in their government and allow residents to influence decisions that shape the quality of life for all Washingtonians.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently announced that Janet Kenefsky, vice president of operations of the Greater Vancouver Chamber has been selected to participate in the seventh cohort of its premiere business leadership program. The Business Leads Fellowship Program trains and equips leaders from state and local chambers of commerce, with resources, access to experts, and a network of peers to build their capacity to address the most pressing education and workforce challenges.

Following a competitive application and selection process, Janet Kenefsky was selected along with 34 other state and local chamber executives, economic development professionals, and association leaders to participate in the program. The six-month program, consisting of both in-person and virtual meetings, will cover the entire talent pipeline, including early childhood education, K-12, postsecondary education, and workforce development.

Upon completion, Business Leads Fellows will join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s dedicated network of over 250 chambers of commerce and statewide associations from around the nation who regularly engage on education and workforce initiatives.

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.