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This Summer’s Pop_Up Marketplace JULY 6, 27 & AUG 10

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Women’s Golf Tournament

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Table of Contents




Staff, Board, Tiers and Advertisers


A Message from the CEO


Top Four Staff Picks

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A Message from the PAC


Opportunities & Recaps


Women’s Golf Tournament


This Summer’s Pop-Up Marketplace


Vendor Preview


New GVCC Members


Ribbon Cutting Gallery


New GVCC Instagram Story


Event Calendar

A Message from the Chairman

PG 14-15: The GVCC’s summer Pop-Up Marketplace is taking shape for the summer. Over 20 vendors are “in” and we have space for nearly 11 more. Find out more information inside.

PG 12: It’s time to sign up to play in the Women’s Golf Tournament in August.

PG 7: The “MEGA Business After Hours” is a Top Summer Pick.


The sponsors and vendors of the brand new, summer “Pop-Up Marketplace” presented by Columbia Credit Union. Cover photo by Ashlyn Salzman, Events Manager of the GVCC. Inside feature photography by Tara Thackeray Photography. MORE INFO ON PAGES 14-15

PG 20: Visit the ribbon cutting photo gallery page. Pictured: The Platinum Ribbon Cutting event at Columbia River Mental Health Services. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Vancouver VISION Magazine



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CEO/PRESIDENT: John McDonagh CHAIRMAN: Ben Hoskins


BOARD OF DIRECTORS CHAIR: Ben Hoskins, 1-800-GOT-JUNK CHAIR ELECT: Eric Sawyer, BBSI Preferred Payroll VICE CHAIR: Amy O’Hara, When the Shoe Fits TREASURER: Lisa Goecke, Perkins & Co. PAST CHAIR: Eric Olmsted, On Line Support, Inc.

Winston Asai, Columbia Machine Ben Bagherpour, SEH America LeAnne Bremer, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Carol Bua, City of Vancouver Jody Campbell, The Columbian Kevin Getch, Webfor Bryce Helgerson, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Robert Knight, Clark College Julianna Marler, Port of Vancouver USA Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito Rhona Sen Hoss, Sen. Annette Cleveland’s Office Kristy Weaver, Pacific Continental Bank Dr. Steve Webb, Vancouver School District Jim West, Zenith Properties NW Jeff Woodside, Nutter Corporation


Supporting our community through local lending and charitable contributions since 1923.

John McDonagh, President/CEO 360-567-1050 Erika Laws, Membership Recruitment Director 360-567-1089 Matt Hoffstetter, Membership Services Director 360-567-1058 Barb Holbrook, Office Manager & Ambassador Coordinator 360-567-1093 Sharon Batten, Finance 360-567-1080

Chandra Chase, Programs and Communications Director 360-567-1056 Teresa Lawwill, Community Partnerships Director 360-567-1090 Ashlyn Salzman, Events Manager 360-567-1052 Jeannet Santiago, SBAP & PTAC Business Counselor 360-567-1051  Louise Fendrich, PTAC, Government Contracting & Business Solutions Counselor 360-567-1081




Pacific Continental Bank SEH America, Inc. Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Riverview Community Bank Port of Vancouver PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Banfield Pet Hospital HAPO Credit Union

Columbia Machine, Inc. iQ Credit Union Holland/Burgerville Kaiser Permanente Chevron USA Comcast Business Class BNSF Railway Columbia Credit Union On Line Support The Columbian Vancouver Energy

Century Link Regence BlueCross BlueShield Mackenzie Chick-fil-A

PARTNERS & ADVERTISERS ADCO Commercial Printing & Graphics Aevum Images Beaches Restaurant & Bar Clark PUD

Northwest Personal Training On Line Support Inc Pacific Continental Bank Riverview Community Bank

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Chamber Distributes Over 3/4 of a Million Dollars to Retro Group On Friday, June 9th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce distributed refund checks to local businesses totaling over 3/4 of a million dollars. This money was a result of the Chamber’s L&I Retro Rating John McDonagh Program. Before you Greater Vancouver read too much into this (and in answer to Chamber of Commerce the question you’re CEO/President asking) about “why” the Chamber is giving businesses almost a Photo by million dollars, note it said “distributKate Singh ed.” The reality is, it was originally their money which was paid to the State of Washington as Workers’ Compensation Insurance Premiums. Those receiving refund checks are members of the GVCC’s Retrospective Rating program for manufacturers. Over the last three years this group of 55 businesses worked diligently to maintain a safe work environment for their workforce and in doing so, kept claims to a minimum. They also provided injured workers with programs

that aided their return to work keeping claims costs low. In fact, compared to other manufacturing groups in the state, the GVCC member companies performed the best. Our participants received a refund 22% higher than any other Manufacturing group in Washington. The GVCC has two additional L&I programs, one for Medical Offices/Clinics and one for Retail/Professional and Administrative Service businesses. The Chamber’s program is successful due to our focus on safety. Scott Croucher, our Retro Plans Administrator, has over thirty years of experience and focuses on these four elements: 1. Exceptional workplace safety. 2. Understanding and following Labor & Industry guidelines. 3. Providing safety training for all employees, and 4. Utilizing available return-to-work programs. Membership organizations are constantly looking for ways to provide return on investment to their members. For the GVCC it is tremendously rewarding to be able to work with our members in these Retro-Rating Groups to not only do what we can to assure a refund, but in doing so, help each of

the members lower their L&I premium year after year. If you are in one of these sectors and not receiving a refund on your L&I premium, contact us. Each GVCC member in our Retro program undergoes an initial safety audit and comprehensive site visit before enrollment. If you are interested, we can set up an audit to get you qualified. If you are interested in learning more about it, you can attend our next Retro Program Workshop on:

Above: Scott Croucher, the GVCC’s Program Administrator speaks at check distribution meeting.

Thursday, July 20th at the GVCC office. RSVP for our no-cost event at www., click the events tab.

Members of the GVCC’s Retro Program (Manufacturers) at the 6/9 check distribution meeting


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VooDoo Donut Truck at August Business After Hours on the Marina

Summer Staff Picks The Chamber staff selects the top summer networking events (and all the perks that go along with) and the a big promotional opportunity for your business via our “Business & Leadership Award” program.

Ashlyn Salzman Events Manager

On Tuesday, August 8th join the GVCC for our monthly Business After Hours event at the beautiful hidden gem of Vancouver - the Tidewater Cove Marina at 5pm. We will enjoy the beautiful waterfront, delicious catering, the Voodoo Donut truck, beverages by Corwin, and entertainment on the river! This event is co-sponsored by Tidewater Cove Marina and Beardsley Building Development.

Chandra Chase

Programs & Communications Director

Business & Leadership Awards, Nominations Due August 11th The Chamber is accepting award nominations for six categories by Friday, August 11th for the Southwest Washington “Business of the Year” (large and small categories), Start up to Watch, Community Champion, and Statesman of the Year. Also, the new “John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award” will debut to honor an individual who has exhibited positive business and community leadership in Southwest Washington. Business & Leadership award forms are easy to fill out and the award recipients become the focus of the Chamber’s Annual “Officer Installation and Business & Leadership Awards Event,” presented by the Port of Vancouver USA on Wednesday, Sept 20th at the Hilton.

Teresa Lawwill

Community Partnership Director

Barb Holbrook

Office Manager & Ambassador Coordinator

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July Business After Hours On Tuesday, July 11th the GVCC and the red coat ambassador team will be at the Quarry Senior Living for an OUTDOOR Business After Hours at 5pm. There will be live entertainment by local artist Caryn Jamieson on the beautiful patio. The Quarry will be showcasing its phenomenal catering service to attendees and sharing door prizes with our guests. Food and beverage will be provided, as well as the opportunity to win prizes and make new connections!

The Event of the Year: MEGA BAH On Tuesday, July 25th Vancouver Mall will throw the “Party of the Year” to celebrate their 40th year anniversary and new ownership. This “MEGA Business After Hours” event has historically had a $25/person fee attached, but the mall is paying the fee for up to 400 registrants. When you arrive you’ll receive a shopping bag with SWAG and a mystery retailer gift card inside. You will be mixing and mingling with Vancouver’s finest and compete in a mall-wide passport activity, indulge at Brewtopia Family Restaurant and Bar with sips & nibbles, enjoy live entertainment, and have a chance to win some fabulous prizes including two $500 shopping sprees! We can’t think of a better way to spend a Tuesday night! Limited to first 400 who RSVP.

Public Affairs committee

Two Important Events on the Horizon 7/13 Waterfront & 7/19 Legislative Review

Don Russo PAC Co-Chairman Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

It has been a busy but inconclusive time during the second special session in Washington. The budget and many other issues are left in flux. On the bright side, Governor Inslee did sign a measure that would revive plans to replace the I-5 Bridge over the Columbia River that has long been a subject of heated debate. Hopefully this action will demonstrate Washington’s commitment to restarting discussions with our neighbors to the south and get serious about the traffic issues plaguing northsouth interstate transit. Additionally, the Governor signed House Bill 1593 that will create new ways for small businesses to obtain capital. The Association of Washington Businesses backed bill enacts simplifications in the process and encourages more investors to support small businesses by investing in them, and allowing entrepreneurs access to capital while protecting privacy of investors.

Nina Carlson

PAC Co-Chairwoman NW Natural Photos by Kate Singh.


Please attend the GVCC and BIA’s Legislative Review Luncheon on July 19th to hear about business focused updates and a summary of

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the 2017 legislative session. Be informed and network with your local industry and political leaders. We look forward to seeing you. We need every business

leader in our region to be engaged and ready to advocate in order to

keep the positive momentum alive for Southwest Washington and the businesses that make this community thrive. RSVP to attend the Legislative Review Luncheon at Royal Oaks via the events calendar at The Vancouver Waterfront project continues to progress with Gramor Development, the City of Vancouver and Port of Vancouver solidifying plans and construction timelines for this exciting and cityaltering new development. Vancouver’s Downtown Association is hosting their quarterly meeting featuring presentations on the development from all three entities on July 13th from 7:45-9am at the Warehouse 23 Ballroom. RSVP at admin@

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Chamber Can Unify the Business Community

To this end, in May the Chamber Board and President/CEO John McDonagh held a day long retreat focused on how we need to evolve to continue to provide value to members, while also attracting a new generation of members. Kris Johnson, President of the Association of Washington Businesses (AWB), travelled from Olympia to present to us on this topic. The presentation, titled Horizon Initiatives: Chamber 2025 covered a nationwide study on how Chambers are evolving to meet the needs of their community, as well as specifics on how AWB – which serves as the Chamber of Commerce for Washington – has specifically applied these lessons. The presentation was followed by a productive discussion of how the Chamber can continue to best serve the needs of the business community and community overall. We are fortunate to be living in a region that continues to grow and thrive. The Chamber is well

placed to be part of deciding and designing what we want this community to be. While many parts of the community or politics become more fragmented, the chamber remains one of the rare entities that can bring citizens, business and government together. Business helps solve problems for clients every day. We offer a unique insight in how to attract or engage customers which may apply to other parts of building community engagement. An opportunity to design and align the entrepreneurial activities of the region is the sort of project which appeals to younger generations. These groups do not currently engage with community groups as much, but do express a strong desire to be involved, solve problems, and address specific causes. The day-long session was a great start to the discussion we continue to have around growing the value of current members, and expand our offering to other groups.

Photo by Kate Singh

While the Chamber’s staff and Board of Directors continue to improve and execute on our current member services, we also realize it is important to look toward the future.

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“The Chamber is well placed to be part of deciding and designing what we want this community to be.” - Ben Hoskins

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GVCC Hosts techCONNECT, Career Directed Learning Day for 35 Students at the Port The Chamber’s techCONNECT program hosted its second site visit at the Port of Vancouver on May 31st. The GVCC welcomed 35 students from the MESA program at Fort Vancouver High School for a day of career directed learning. A post-visit survey revealed that 61.5% of the students said this event changed their thoughts on their future. The techCONNECT program directly connects local students with area employers to learn about career opportunities, with the goal of driving our young talent towards in-demand jobs within our community. These students heard directly from the Chamber, United Grain, a Riverboat Captain, and finally, networked with Port of Vancouver employees including a female engineer. This was a day of value and impact for students as they were first given a soft skills workshop before they met with tenants and employees of the Port of Vancouver. Special thank you to sponsors: Banfield Pet Hospital, SEH America, Chickfil-A, and partners: SW WA STEM Network, DIY Marketing Center, Webfor, Port of Vancouver, The Columbian, nConnect, and Vancouver Public Schools.


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Sold Out Golf Tournament Surprises and Delights After 15 Years The GVCC’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament sponsored by Columbia Bank was SOLD OUT and featured some new, fun and exciting elements this year. The morning started off at Lewis River with a complimentary Bloody Mary Bar and contest for the best Bloody Mary with a $100 Gift Certificate to Mill Creek Pub, won by Dominick Devito. Brian Kidd, the “Unipiper,” was on his unicycle playing bagpipes with flames and lending a bit of nostalgia to golf’s heritage. This year, we had our first ever ebay auction for a chance to golf with the “Big Duffer” John McDonagh, CEO of the GVCC. This also came with a VIP experience. Their VIP stretch golf cart was decked out in the iQ plaid and loaded down with swag. We also had a “Celebrity Caddie” Billy Henry (NWABA) and following along behind was the “Pro Caddie” Chris Acosta from Comcast. Leading the VIP cart (and other golfers) out onto the course was the Unipiper with bagpipes going and flames blazing. It is not every golf tournament that you get a send-off like that. Lunch was sponsored by CenturyLink along with souvenir golf towels. Raffle items were top notch and provided by our many member businesses. It was a “wet” tournament but that did not hinder the fun, excitement or scores. 1st place men’s - The VIP Team of “Big Duffer” John McDonagh, Russ Garrow, Adam Roselli and Greg Peterson. 2nd place men’s – De La Torre Wealth Strategies. 1st place mixed – Columbia Bank. 2nd place mixed – Pacific Continental Bank. 1st Women’s – Colliers International.



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From the GVCC’s Members

“I have played in many golf tournaments but have to say, that experience was pretty close to one of my top 5 ever. The cart, the adult beverages and the company were all first cabin. Thanks for being an incredible host and providing a day to remember even with the rain, it didn’t matter. My cheeks were hurting from laughing so much. Great day and thank you again. ”

Winning bidder of the two-seat “VIP Golfing Exeprience” Ebay Auction for the GVCC’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Columbia Bank GREG PETERSON AVEC GK, INC.

“This is the greatest thing I’ve bought online!”

Winning bidder of the individual seat “VIP Golfing Exeprience” Ebay Auction for the GVCC’s 15th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by Columbia Bank ADAM ROSELLI ERIC FULLER & ASSOCIATES

The scottish themed VIP Cart at the GVCC’s June Golf Tournament. Cart sponsored by iQ Credit Union.

“Comcast was the sponsor for the Spring 2017 [Media Relations] Workshop Series in May. Our five person team was featured in the magazine and showcased in all the materials for the series. Our photo session was like a team building exercise on the baseball diamond and Teresa met with us to go over ways to capitailize our sponorship investment. I know GVCC sponsorships are money well spent on marketing that showcases the local talent of our business.” Recap from Comcast after our eight-part workshop series in May during Small Business Month. PAUL GREEN, COMCAST

“Always great to connect with those in the local business community...I now have resources to refer those who have been injured at work and need PT &/or OT, where I can order and pickup groceries at my leisure, where to research my next car, who can competently handle small business accounting needs, who can print local small business clients’ marketing materials, which organization needs me to speak about branding at their next event, who to refer if someone needs a roof repair or has a major catastrophe that requires clean up, which well written (& well-read) local business publication to advertise an upcoming event in, which hotel to send out of town visitors to and where to go with girlfriends for a post work sip. All that in under 1.5 hours. That’s

what I call successful networking.”

At the June Business After Hours at PINN (Personal Injury Network Northwest). LORI REED OF REED CREATIVE *PICTURED TOP OF PAGE ON RIGHT

Greg Peterson, Russ Garrow, John McDonagh and Adam Roselli.

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Sip, Shop & Swing Clark County’s Only Women’s Nine-Hole Scramble

This is the only golf tournament in SW WA that provides a chance to network exclusively with women executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs.

Tournament Schedule 8am

Driving range/ putting course and Breakfast by Chick-fil-A Plus: Pacific Perks Coffee, Bloody Marys, & Mimosas

9:30 Shotgun start of the “Sip, Shop, & Swing” Women’s Golf Tournament. Sip = Kick Ass Mules Shop @ Tee displays Swing through 9 holes!

*Hole-in-One #13 - The diamond and sapphire bracelet from Erik Runyan Jewelers.

10:30 Snack box deliveries 12:30 Raffle prizes, awards, and shopping at the Lily Atelier luncheon reception catered by Camas Meadows!

GOLFER REGISTRATION Ashlyn Salzman asalzman@ (360) 567-1052

GOLF SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION: Teresa Lawwill tlawwill@ (360) 567-1090

Tee Displays:

Women’s Golf Tournament Gaining Steam Join us for the GVCC’s 3rd Annual Women’s Golf Tournament on August 17th at Camas Meadows, sponsored by Chick-fil-A. We will have nine holes of fun (on the back nine), networking, and golfing. RSVP as a single or team at or by emailing

Beautiful Sweet Spot Skirts Quilt Will be Raffled Off!

Our 2017 theme is “Sip, Shop and Swing!” Start your morning off with a swag bag at check in. Then choose a specialty coffee drink from Pacific Perks, a bloody mary or mimosa, to go along with breakfast by Chick-fil-A. Then warm up at the driving range, sponsored by Chappelle’s Towing. We will have our shotgun start at 9:30am with scramble rules. On the course, there will be shopping opportunities, refreshments, a snack box delivery, games, prizes and lots of fun!

Style on the Course

Tee display highlights: • Tee #1 Jewelry Department! At this tee display you have opportunities to buy cute golf related and non-related jewelry items. • Tee #2 Beverage Station! Sip on a “Kick-Ass Mule”. • Tee #3 Shoe Department! Participate in a game regarding your golf shoes, you may even win a pair. • Tee #5 - First Aid Station! Need a band aid? Perhaps a cool wash cloth, a bit of sun screen? • Are you getting the idea? This is a great way to market and promote your business to the women of our community. Contact Teresa Lawwill for sponsorship info at If you hit a hole-in-one on hole #13 you can win a beautiful Sapphire and Diamond bracelet from Erik Runyan Jewelers. We will have great food, refreshments and awards in the Clubhouse to follow. This will be a great place to network, and enjoy the company of other business women. We invite you to polish your game and make new business connections... and leave the guys at the office.

Photo by Grant Mott Photography

The Pop-Up Marketplace 3 thursdays July 6 and 27 August 10

4:00-7:00pm This summer, over 30 vendors will “pop-up” on the patio at the Vancouver Center perfectly situated between Esther Short Park and Turtle place.

Vendors pictured

Boomerang Chunney Pop Couve Cycle Chick-fil-a Columbia Credit Union Hot Flow Yoga Glam Beauty Bar simply thyme catering kazoodles toy store working women’s apparel

Vendors not pictured

popcorn cove metropolitan performing arts visual life savers art pure haven essentials utopia salon & day spa funky fresh stitched heart art evans creations Lularoe clothing

Presented by Columbia credit union and the couve cycle are teaming up at the event

Keep Your Eyes on the Bike!

Kelli C Mimmack

VP Branch Manager Downtown Office Favorite Summer Concert: Petty Fever during the 6 to Sunset concert last year! Summer Hightlight: Recycled Art’s Festival Best CCU Memory: The “Making Life Better” moment at Grocery Outlet on 4th Plain where we paid for random customers purchases.

Andrew Haynes

VP Branch Manager Favorite Summer Activity: Take a walk in Esther Short Park or eating! Everyone loves to eat! Best CCU Memory: My favorite “Making Life Better” moment would have to be Meals on Wheels deliveries. Meals on Wheels is such an amazing program to help our elders and those with disabilities. There is something about delivering a fresh meal to those who really appreciate and need it.

Shanna Frazer

Financial Service Rep Favorite Summer Activity: Firstenberg Community Center with my children Planning on in 2017: Craft Beer & Wine Fest & Farmers Market Best CCU Memory: I’ve been impacted from the moment I started with the CCU. They have been truly family-friendly/supportive and create a great local atmosphere for employees and members, which truly makes LIFE better!

Tracey Ruff

Financial Service Rep Favorite Summer Activity: Walking the Downtown area and visiting all the shops. There are many unique and fun places and the ambiance is awesome. Planning on in 2017: Enjoying the “Cruz’n the Gut” event. It’s a great experience as you get to see all the hot rods and meet new people. Best CCU Memory: “Shop in support of local heroes” Columbia Credit Union does an excellent job helping within our community.

Photos by Tara Thackeray Photography

Vendors will “Pop-Up” from 4-7pm @ Vancouver Center on the patio

Vendor Preview Type of Product

3 Thursdays: July 6, July 27, and August 10

who they are

boomerang coffee & Art gallery amy synder

Kazoodles Toy store Mary sisson

glam beauty bar Meghan Hamilton

flow hot yoga

Jackie Adams New downtown Studio

items to enjoy Cold brew coffee, t-shirts and beanies by Forestry (each purchase = planted tree), and home decor and art that is donated or locally made.

Beamo - the giant foam Frisbee! Jazzminton can be played indoors, outdoors, or even on water. HOT TOY ALERT: The Ogodisk which is a minitrampoline for batting balls or water balloons back and forth.

These are our #GLAM “Summer Essentials”! We included our favorites from Beaute Nouveau all natural bodycare, hair products from Kevin Murphy, skincare from Epicuren and our favorite makeup brushes from Hadley Beauty Co!

Participate in a mini yoga session, purchase products, and talk about poses. Plus “class packages” will be at a discounted rate - only at the Pop-Up Marketplace!

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Nom Nom held an amazing “Next Level” Ribbon cutting on May 12th! It was an exclusive sneak peek of the newest restaurant in downtown Vancouver. We had a great turnout. Chunney Pop joined the Chamber and was a tee sponsor at the June Golf Tournament at Lewis River. This was their first business appearance as a new company and they were a hit! The golfers loved them so much, they voted them best tee display! Visit them this summer at the Pop-up Marketplace!

3 Sheets at the Harbor 11505 NE Yacht Harbor Dr. Portland, OR 97212 808 Sunrise Deli 808 Harney St Vancouver, WA 98660 Aerotek 9600 NE Cascades Parkway Portland, OR 97220 Beth Anderson 16415 NE 40th St Vancouver, WA98682 C. HENDERSON CFO and Business Consulting Services Vancouver, WA 98661 Chunney Pop 1193 E. Ennis Court La Center, WA 98629 CoLab Shared Workspace 915 Broadway Street Vancouver, WA 98660 David McVeigh - Country Financial 16821 McGillivray Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661 mcveigh/ Dazzling Designs & Apparel Inc. 12011 NE 99th Street Vancouver, WA 98682

18 Desert Canyon Mortgage 1220 Main St Suite 402 Vancouver, WA 98660 Green Point Home Inspections 711 NW Sluman Rd Vancouver, WA 98665 Innovative Sleep Centers Longview and Vancouver 1700 Hudson Street Longview, WA 98632 Jersey Mike’s Subs 7902 NE 6th Ave Vancouver, WA 98665 www.jerseymikes. com/32007 Journey to Wellness 515 E 39th Street Vancouver, WA 98663 Keller Williams Commercial RealtyMichael Williams 2211 E. Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661 Kent Place Assisted Living 2647 NW Kent Street Camas, WA 98607

Community Credit Union is expanding to Vancouver and has joined the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as our

newest member in the Chairman’s Circle Tier. Chamber tiers increase visibility within the local business community and become more engaged in the issues that affect local businesses. This means advocacy,

Markon Brand Design 215 W 12th Street Vancouver, WA 98660 Marks Design & Metalworks 4220 NE Minnehaha St. Vancouver, WA 98661 Mercy 1 Transportation 5406 NE 107th Ave Vancouver, WA 98662 Nom Nom Restaurant 801 C Street Ste A Vancouver, WA 98660 nuHealth Clinic Inc. 1409 Franklin St. STE 103 Vancouver, WA 98660 Options 360 221 NE 104th Ave, Ste 209 Vancouver, WA 98664 Pacific Energy Concepts 210 W 3rd Street Vancouver, WA 98660 Portland Art Creations LLC 1405 C Street Vancouver, WA 98663 Precision Personal Training 516 SE Chkalov Dr Vancouver, WA 98683

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Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc 1111 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 Snap Fitness 14313 NE 20th Ave #A102 Vancouver, WA 98686 gyms/vancouverwa-98686/7326 Sunnybrook Water Company 3300 NE 54th St Vancouver WA 98663 Suzanne Dressler-Berkshire Hathaway HSNW Real Estate 10002 NE 13th Ave Ste 110 Vancouver, WA 98686 The Yoga Seed Studio 800 Franklin St. Ste 204 Vancouver, WA 98660 Zenith Properties NW 1498 SE Tech Center Place Vancouver, WA 98683 www.Zenithpro.Com ERIKA LAWS Membership Recruitment Director elaws@van (360) 567-1089

access, connectivity to strengthen growth and prosperity and support to our local economy and community involvement. HAPO Community Credit Union welcomes the Chamber and community to their ground-breaking for a full service Financial Center on June 29th at 13909 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA. The Vancouver location will have a new look for HAPO, pursuing certification using the WELL Building Standard™, the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings and communities globally. WELL addresses not only the design and operation of buildings, but also how they impact and influence human behaviors related to health and well-being. “We actively look for ways to improve the communities we serve,” stated Steve Anderson, President & CEO of HAPO. “Our building strategy will take this to a whole new level. We are extremely excited to welcome the public and our new members here.”

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Ribbon Cuttings Columbia Springs celebrates renovations and moving on to Phase II at 12208 SE Evergreen Hwy Vida Flare’s Grand Opening at 2200 NE Andresen Rd Suite B

Nom Nom Restaurant’s Grand Opening at 801 C St Suite A

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Eatery at the Grant House Grand Opening at 1101 Officers Row

Kiddie Academy’s Ground breaking at 1920 SE 167th Ave

Columbia River Mental Health Services 75th Anniversary at 9105 Hwy 99 Suite 201 A


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All About Air Heating & Cooling Expansion at 5706 NE 112th Ave

CouveCycle’s one year anniversary at Trap Door

CoLab’s Grand Opening celebration of co-working shared work spaces at 915 Broadway St Suite 100

Innovative Sleep Centers Vancouver’s Grand Opening at 2501 NE 134th St Suite 105

Dozer Days Opening at Clark County Fairgrounds

Trap Door Brewing’s Patio Expansion Celebration at 2315 Main Street

Keller Williams-Wounded Warrior Project Dedication at 2211 E Mill Plain Blvd

KXRW Vancouver Independent Radio Station Grand Opening at Brickhouse

Farmers Insurance Grand Opening at 3925 NE 72nd Ave Suite 104

McDonald’s Grand Re-Opening at 710 NE 98th Circle

Wendel Family Dental Centre’s 45th Anniversary at 7012 NE 40th St

Printing Expressly For You’s One Year Anniversary at 1720 NE 64th Ave Suite A

Photo Session

Pop-Up Vendor

Workshop Series

Watch the GVCC’s story unfold on Instagram as the Events Manager showcases a behindthe-scenes look at what it takes to produce, promote and operate over 80 events per year in Southwest Washington.

Leads & Needs

Ribbon Cutting

Out & About

/vanchamberusa/ 1. PHOTO SESSION Sponsors and vendors collected at Vancouver Center for a photo session to promote the new “Pop-Up Marketplace” that will take place this summer on July 6th, 27th and August 10th during three Riverview Six-to-Sunset Concerts in the Park. 2. POP-UP VENDOR Some of the product available by Glam Beauty Bar at the Pop-Up Marketplace this summer. 3. WORKSHOP SERIES Ronnie Noize was our “Clark County Media Panel” moderator during our seventh workshop in our May eight-part Media Relations series. 4. LEADS & NEEDS Sponsorship care is a large part of the events cycle at the GVCC. 5. RIBBON CUTTINGS A big shout out to our Ambassador team. These individuals are a big part of the success of our event’s year that tops out at over 80 events per year. 6. OUT AND ABOUT While at events meetings and site visits, staff bumps into our members working together! Mari Jessup, a GVCC mentor, is pictured at her session with a fellow GVCC member.

You’ll get a staffside look at everything from our twice monthly Southwest Washington Leads & Needs to our largest Golf Tournament, Summer Pop-Up Marketplace, to our most prestigious Annual Dinner \ featuring our “Business & Leadership Awards” program.


Celebrating 22 Years.... Havin’ Fun & Raising Money for Local Kids!

Every Wednesday Nite!

Guaranteed Fun All Summer Long, 4-10pm Portland International Raceway, Delta Park It’s more than a Car Show... It’s a Cool Community Event! Cool Rides * Drag Races * BBQ & Bar * Band Games, Prizes & More.... Fun for Everyone!

Special thank you to Simply Thyme Catering for being the GVCC’s Workshop Series lunch sponsor!

They provided excellent lunches for our fall and spring series - always on time, delicious, and professional.

Info- Call Ali at 699-1592


Helping Clark County businesses grow.

(360) 735-4472

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Vancouver VISION Magazine



VISION 1101 Broadway, Suite 100 - Vancouver, WA 98660 USA

Periodical US Postage Paid Vancouver, WA



4-7pm Free to attend 30 vendors fill the patio between Esther Short Park and Turtle Place. Presented by Columbia Credit Union. Vendor spaces still available. asalzman@ 7/11/17 GVCC EVENT Business After Hours @ THE QUARRY 5-7PM 5pm - $10/Member $20/Non-member Evening networking at it’s finest at a breathtaking location in East Clark County. Top notch food from resident chefs. 7/12/17 GVCC EVENT Website Work Session @ THE GVCC

10AM - FREE Sit down with GVCC staff and learn how to fully enhance your online presence. 7/12/17 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting BISCUITS CAFE 9am ceremony - FREE Join the Red Coats at 1801 SE 164th and help celebrate new ownership! 7/13/17 GVCC EVENT Platinum Ribbon Cutting URBAN FLOAT 4pm ceremony - FREE The Chamber CEO will be on site at this HUGE event at 104 Grand Blvd Suite 110. 7/17/17 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting PACIFIC PERKS 5pm ceremony - FREE


The ten year and carnival themed anniversary party at 9014 NE St. Johns Suite 111.

Vancouver Energy and IBEW LOCAL 48.

7/19/17 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs BEACHES RESTAURANT 7:30AM-9AM The best morning networking in Clark County! $5 members, $10 nonmember. Sponsored by ServPro: Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration.

7/19/17 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting UPLIFT PROGRAM / CHAPPELLE’S TOWING AND JACOBUS CARSTAR 5:30pm ceremony - FREE This is going to be a party as they are giving away a car to a person in need! Plus they’ll host a big BBQ! 6710 NE St. Johns Rd.

7/19/17 GVCC EVENT Legislative Review Luncheon ROYAL OAKS 11:30AM check in Noon program Hear from our local elected officials as they recap the 2017 Legislative session. Local business lens and time for Q&A. Sponsored by

7/20/17 GVCC EVENT Retro Rating Program Info Session @ THE GVCC 7am - FREE The Chamber has three L&I programs available for manufacturers, medical and retail. Learn more about these high performing groups and a possible return on premiums paid.

7/25/17 GVCC EVENT MEGA: Business After Hours VANCOUVER MALL 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting 5-7pm MEGA BAH This will be the event of the summer! Over 400 people will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the mall. Amazing food, drinks, gift baskets from a wide variety of stores -and- $500 mall gift card giveaways. Plus, they are covering your $25 entrance fee! 7/27/17 GVCC EVENT Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop @ THE GVCC NOON - 1PM $15 includes lunch Workshop Topic: Low Cost and High Impact Changes to your Workspace by Dr. Gloria Arroyo-Grubbs of Tri-Star

A look ahead

Family Chiropractic. First 15 RSVP’d receive a free pH test & packet. Lunch provided by Chick-filA, monthly workshops sponsored by Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. 7/27/17 GVCC EVENT Pop-Up Marketplace @ VANCOUVER CENTER

4-7pm Free to attend 30 vendors fill the patio between Esther Short Park and Turtle Place. Presented by Columbia Credit Union. 8/2/17 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs BEACHES RESTAURANT 7:30AM-9AM The best morning networking in Clark County! $5 members, $10 nonmember. Sponsored by TriStar Family Chiropractic.


The August - November Line up of "Ready, Set, Go: Wellness Workshops" presented by Legacy Salmon Creed Medical Center FITNESS Use your break for a 10 minute Calorie Burning routine Trevor Thomas, Precision Personal Training

NUTRITION Ten Healthy Office Snack Alternatives & You Get to Try Them! Melissa Martin, Clark County Public Health

BODY HEALTH Stretches and Exercises to Combat Computer Fatigue Dr. Cassi, Karis Cooper, and Dr. Cooper of Cooper Chiropractic.

EMERGING TREND How Employee Productivity is Impacted by Childhood Toxic Stress Cyndie Meyers, RD from Clark County Public Health

2017 Jul/Aug "Vancouver VISION Magazine" by the GVCC  

The summer edition of the Greater Vancouver Chamber's of Commerce magazine features the brand new Pop-Up Marketplace, the Women's Golf Tourn...

2017 Jul/Aug "Vancouver VISION Magazine" by the GVCC  

The summer edition of the Greater Vancouver Chamber's of Commerce magazine features the brand new Pop-Up Marketplace, the Women's Golf Tourn...