Page 22

September Ambassador of the Month Marlene Johanson Heritage Bank

Chamber spotlight falls on Johanson Marlene Johanson has earned the Chamber’s Ambassador of the Month honor for September. Marlene is a familiar face at Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce events and in the community she has called home for a number of years. She was the Chamber’s pick for Ambassador of the Month in July of this year. In her position as vice president at Heritage Bank where she serves as the Community Banking Manager, she focuses on business development and community outreach. A perfect combination for someone like Marlene who enjoys meeting with customers and prospective customers to learn more about the business owners and their business. Her curiousity invites her to ask everyone she meets, “How did you come to the decision to move to Longview?” Or if they grew up here she asks about the history of their business and family. “I love to hear the history and I have found people love to talk about it,” Marlene said.

She has been an Ambassador for seven years and often mentors new members. When she is not sporting her red coat, she is involved with a variety of organizations, including KLTV, CAP, LeTip of Longview and Meals on Wheels. She has been married to her husband, Keith, for 27 years. They have three adult children and three beautiful grandbabies. Her favorite vacations are Mexico and camping off grid in Pacific Northwest forests. Chamber Ambassadors, known as the Red Coats, are an integral part of the Chamber of Commerce. The Ambassador team is made up of active Chamber volunteers whose responsibilities include meeting and greeting at Chamber events, welcoming new members and assisting at ribbon cuttings and community events. Ambassadors juggle busy professional careers while making time to assist the Chamber at a variety of events year long. If you would be interested in wearing a red coat and representing the Chamber, contact CEO Bill Marcum at the Chamber office.

Your Locally Owned and Operated Community Bank • Checking, Savings and CDs • Business Loans • Construction Loans • SBA Loans 729 Vandercook Way, Longview

(360) 414-4101

There’s a Difference. 22 | Kelso Longview Business Connection | October 2017

October 2017 Business Connections  
October 2017 Business Connections  

Newsletter of the Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce