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Departments & Columns

@ Camas Meadows Golf Club

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From the Chair Gearing Up for the Golf Tournament By Kristy Weaver, GVCC Board Chair


From the PAC Chair We Must Be Thinking a Generation Ahead By Don Russo, Public Affairs Committee Chair


The Advocacy Report The GVCC CEO Summarizes Public Affairs Advocacy in Jan & Feb 2013


Member Spotlight: The Assistance League of SW Washington


The Annual Golf Tournament


New Members


Ribbon Cuttings


Renewing Members


2013 Business AND Social Hour

“Around the World in 18 Holes”

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From the


Kristy Weaver Pacific Continental Bank Chair, Board of Directors Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

Gearing up for the Golf Tournament Can you feel it? There’s a promise of spring in the air. Your Chamber is getting ready for our biggest outdoor event of the year. I invite you to join us for the popular Chamber Golf Tournament, to be held June 13 at Camas Meadows. This year’s theme is “Around the World in 18 Holes.” Our businesses have a lot of fun putting on a great tournament for our members and promoting their companies; we know how to mix business and pleasure!

with people we know and like. Take advantage of the opportunity to spend time with new and old friends in a fun setting on a beautiful course, playing 18 holes of golf. I encourage you to join us!

If you’re a golfer, you can win great prizes and enjoy fun giveaways. If you’re a business wanting to promote your products or services, we have a variety of sponsorships available. Talk to anyone who’s played in the Chamber Golf Tournament and they’ll tell you it’s a great investment of your resources.

In the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing to you our new Contracting Program through our Resource Network. We’ll have a certified contracts counselor on board to help businesses obtain local, state and federal contracts. Whether you sell paper products, service vehicles or move goods, there may be an untapped market for you and your Chamber can help.

Experience the power of face-to-face networking at the Chamber Golf Tournament. Personal relationships matter in business, perhaps now more than ever as we compete in a global economy. Electronic networking helps us stay connected to one another and is a tool we can use to grow business, but the personal connection is the most powerful tool in building relationships. We all tend to do business

Happy spring to all our Chamber Members. Thanks for being a part of our Vancouver Business Community!

I want to also welcome our new members and our renewing members in January, February and March. We have several upcoming ribbon cuttings and we invite you to join us as we give our new businesses a rousing show of support.

Thank You!



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CHAIRMANÊS CIRCLE Pacific Continental Bank SEH America, Inc. Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Sterling Bank Riverview Community Bank PRESIDENTÊS CIRCLE Columbia Machine, Inc. iQ Credit Union Burgerville ă Holland, Inc. Chase Bank Kaiser Permanente PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Chevron USA Comcast Business Class BNSF Railway Columbia Credit Union Online Support West Coast Bank

From the


Don Russo Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Chair, Public Affairs Committee Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

In Every Era, We Must Be Thinking a Generation Ahead


e support the Columbia River Crossing (CRC) project and advocate for the state and federal funding necessary to build this crucial transportation improvement. We acknowledge that the CRC is not perfect. Issues continue to be raised and discussion must continue on those issues. However, should this project fail to move forward, the resulting impact to our regional and national economy cannot be overstated. To kill the CRC will limit access to workforce and marketplace opportunities and will negatively impact our regional quality of life for years to come. The CRC is not a local project. It is not a City of Vancouver project, nor is it a Clark County project. The CRC impacts the movement of people and goods along the entire west coast of this great country.

SAFETY AND CAPACITY First, the existing bridge is the only lift bridge (stop light, if you will) on the entire I-5 corridor from Canada to Mexico. Second, it is not keeping up with the growth of the Vancouver/Portland metropolitan area. Third, it impedes both our local businesses and our citizens from moving goods and family members throughout the region. Next, it is unsafe. Do you realize that the pilings for the bridge sit in sandy soil at the bottom of the River and not in bedrock? We are in an earthquake zone. As Senator Patty Murray recently said to our community, the bridge “is a piece of World War I era infrastructure that needs to be replaced.” Also, you probably have noticed when you are stuck in a traffic jam on or near the bridge: there are no safety shoulders for disabled vehicles to pull over.

FUNDING As I am certain most of you know, key constituencies in Southwest Washington and the Portland Metro region (including the City of Vancouver and Clark County) have gone through a lengthy and deliberative process to arrive at a consensus on a locally preferred alternative that included light rail. The inclusion of light rail brings $850 million in federal funds to the project and, over its life, light rail is 25% less expensive to operate and maintain than other alternatives, such as bus rapid transit. The Record of Decision on the locally preferred alternative was approved by our federal partners at the Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administrations, with light rail identified as the high capacity mode option. Further, as Sen. Murray, the Chair of the Senate Budget Committee, recently noted, “a light rail component is absolutely necessary to secure federal funding for this project.” We believe Senator Murray: no light rail, no bridge.

investment speaks for itself: $450 million from Washington will be leveraged in order to receive a $3.2 billion infrastructure project, which will in turn generate a regional economic benefit of $5 to $8 billion. Some of our community leaders have suggested that more time is needed to discuss alternatives. Quoting from U.S. Senator Patty Murray just one more time: “any further attempt to change the current bridge design will cause years, if not decades of delay.” Delaying construction of the CRC for 10 to 20 years is not a practical option with $70 Billion in freight projected to cross the CRC annually by 2030, particularly since 40% of Washington jobs are trade reliant. After 11 years, 7,521 public comments, 1,276 public and citizen advisory committee meetings and 32,070 public contacts to reach the Record of Decision, while it is imperative that we continue to address the issues related to this project, including the height of the bridge and the impact on our local businesses, to kill the project completely will not solve anything. The Chamber stands by its position: we need a new bridge for our future.

“...should this project fail to move forward, the resulting impact to our regional and national economy cannot be overstated.”

FUTURE JOBS The benefits of the CRC, as laid out in the locally preferred alternative, could not be clearer. This project is crucial to our region’s and state’s future economic prosperity. The CRC will provide 1,906 jobs per year through design and construction. By 2030, it will create 4,200 regional and state jobs and add $231 million in additional wages. The return on our

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From the CEO

Advocacy Report In February, the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) met with Governor Jay Inslee in Olympia during the annual ‘Legislative Day’ to urge his support for projects of significance in SW Washington. In their meeting with Governor Inslee, GVCC Staff and Members of the Public Affairs Committee raised three topics of concern in SW Washington: transportation funding and the bridge, stormwater

regulations reform and education funding. Governor Inslee acknowledged all three issues as critically important, offered his help and reinforced his support for the CRC. The GVCC’s Public Affairs Committee meets monthly to discuss issues impacting the local business community and recommends positions to the GVCC Board of Directors.



GVCC considers this a critically important issue now being decided in Olympia and has advocated in support of regulatory relief for Clark County. In partnership with the Columbia River Economic Development Council, the Building Industry Association and other community partners, GVCC has testified and advocated for a series of bills that would address the Clark County Stormwater compliance issue. Clark County is currently out of compliance with new state regulations and it threatens to derail future developments in the county. The new rules imposed make it cost prohibitive for businesses and the rules do not take into account the unique topography of Clark County. GVCC has met with the Governor, state officials on this issue. If legislation will not provide relief, GVCC will continue to advocate for a policy change that provides relief for businesses.

disadvantage with other theaters.Vancouver Representative Jim Moeller supports a bill that would remedy the problem. GVCC strongly supports it.

Sales Tax Holiday

GVCC supports legislation that declares a sales tax holiday one weekend a year to promote local business and provide a benefit to local consumers. The three day holiday would take place prior to the start of the school year to help cash strapped families get their children ready for school. The sales tax holiday would be limited to clothing and school supplies. This helps local retailers who often lose retail business to Oregon because of the 8.3 percent sales tax.

Clark County Tax Rebate

GVCC supports Clark County in its effort to reclaim $8 million annually in sales tax revenue from the state of Washington. This rebate is already provided to numerous Washington State Counties as a way to equalKiggins and Liberty Theaters GVCC supports our local theaters in ize funding for rural counties. The their effort to obtain a beer and wine legislation would add Clark County theater license thereby helping them to the list of eligible rural counties. to be competitive with other theaters that currently sell beer and wine. Columbia River Crossing The current state law does not al- GVCC continues to advocate for a low the historic theaters to serve be- replacement bridge across the Cocause they don’t have a kitchen facil- lumbia River while acknowledging the ity on site. This puts the Kiggins and challenges associated with the curthe Liberty Theaters at a competitive rent CRC project. 100 GVCC busi-



nesses recently submitted a letter of support stating, “Our Chamber announced its support for the current project in 2008 citing both safety and capacity issues as most important. Our support has not wavered. We believe the bridge must be replaced with a modern day design that improves our safety and allows our region to meet the freight capacity needs of the future.” To quit now, is to fail in our duty to provide a long term solution for our region’s transportation needs. GVCC encourages the elected officials to continue to work on the solution and build a bridge for the next 100 years.

Pearson Air Museum

GVCC has been active in the ongoing issue over Pearson Air Museum which has recently been pulled from the City’s control and is now being operated by the National Parks Service. GVCC believes the issue must be resolved at a federal level and thanks our Congressional Delegation for its work to negotiate an appropriate settlement with the National Parks Service and the City of Vancouver. It is unfortunate and unacceptable to lose access to the Pearson Air Museum; a beloved community resource.

Photos of the GVCC’s Member Advocates in Olympia


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Spotlight The GVCC had the opportunity to visit with Jeanne Lightburn of the Assistance League of SW Washington. Their programming touches so many lives. Please purchase your tulips from the A.L. via the GVCC’s website: until March 19th Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC): What’s the scope of your work and who specifically do you focus on? Jeanne Lightburn (JL): Our primary focus is on providing new clothing and school supplies for students and children-- especially those who are in foster care. We also provide clothing and hygiene kits for women and children who are survivors of assault upon their arrival at local hospitals. This past year, our 62 dedicated members volunteered over 8,000 hours and touched the lives of more than 3,000 individuals. GVCC: Do you have any upcoming fundraising events? JL: We do have an event going on right now, and it’s a great way to usher in spring while supporting our cause. We are taking orders for fresh cut tulips through March 19th, and all proceeds will directly benefit our programs to clothe children here in the local community. People may order online on the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s website. GVCC: Tell us a little bit more about clothing children.

Assistance League

JL: We reach out in several ways. Our primary program is called Operation School Bell. We provide new clothing and literacy supplies to children in need across four school districts in Clark County. Our members serve as liaisons with the schools to work with staff in identifying specific needs of children, purchasing the garments and supplies, and delivering them directly to the school. GVCC: You said you also reach out specifically to children in foster care. Do they have particular needs? JL: Yes, we do make a special effort to reach children who are in foster care. We know that these children often are under especially difficult circumstances and that many times they are removed from their homes without being able to take any of their personal belongings with them. We work with the social workers at DSHS to provide new clothing and school supplies for children between the ages of 10 and 18 who have been placed in foster care. We call this effort “JUST because.” During a back-to-school day this past fall at DSHS, we clothed over 220 teens alone; 2013 is our fourth year of clothing children in foster care. GVCC: Everything you do is supported through donations and fundraisers. Besides the tulip sale in March, what other fundraisers are coming up? JL: We have two primary fundraisers each

year—one in the spring and the second during the Christmas holidays. Our Spring Garden Party will be held April 27th at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver. It’s an Jeanne Lightburn of The increasingly popular Assistance League of SW Washington event offering a catered champagne lunch. Attendees browse through a market place featuring jewelry, scarves and garden accessories, as well as a live plant nursery offering a broad selection of potted plants. GVCC: How far does a donation stretch to help these children? JL: Every amount makes a big difference. For example, $25 provides an assault survivor kit for a woman or child. $100 will provide either two sets of clothing for a 10-18 year old child entering foster care, or it will provide a scholarship for a developmentally delayed preschooler. GVCC: If someone can’t make one of your fundraiser events, how can they contribute? JL: They can do so by writing a check to help support our programs. Simply send the checks to Assistance League of Southwest Washington, P.O. Box 65, Vancouver, WA 98666. Many people also get their employers continues on page 14

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At the 11th Annual GVCC Golf Tournament, your Chamber is focused on creating a thriving business community that you will notice the moment you step onto the green. Members of the local business community will be building relationships, expanding their spheres of influence, and developing avenues for doing business.This event is well known as the best business golf tournament in Southwest Washington. A number of influential sponsorship levels are available; sign up your team now, there are only 36 team spots and we always sell out.

Be one of 36 teams of 4. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re entry fee includes 18 holes of golf, carts, fun activities, great prizes, and a BBQ!

When it comes to golf, Your Chamber means business.



New Members


elcome to the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce - the largest and most active business association in Southwest Washington. We thank you for your investment. Please visit GVCC’s online directory at for more information on the companies below. Help us build a strong and stable local economy – do business with Chamber members!

John Stanley

Cascadia WomenÊs Clinic 14508 NE 20th Ave, Ste 300 Vancouver, WA 98686 360 433 0022

Sean Michaels

Better Homes Realty 201 SE Park Plaza Drive Suite 224 Vancouver, WA 98684 360 901 8787

Chase Investments 6712 NE 63rd Street Vancouver, WA 98661 360 694 8163

Diana Chernofsky

Chernofsky Financial 4001 Main Street Suite 221 Vancouver, WA 98663 1 800 616 9489

Nancy Pionk

Community Mediation Services 300 East 17th Street, Suite 100 Vancouver, WA 98663 360 334 5862

Mark Duckworth

Frame It! Custom Framing 6307 NE 117th Avenue Suite E Vancouver, WA 98662 360 260 2595

Laura Hall

Hall Mediation Services 10000 NE 7th Avenue Suite 400 Vancouver, WA 98685 360 524 1762

Brian Flatt

Knipe Reality NW 110 Columbia Street Suite 104 Vancouver, WA 98660


Who Have Joined Since January 2013

360 567 0164

OpportunityÊ$ Knocking, LLC

Jimmy & Kendra Pryce

PO Box 1362 Sherwood, OR 97140 503 413 0657

Koa Koffee 1000 Grand Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661 360 901 4516

Eric LaBrant

LaBrant Receivables 2315 Simpson Avenue Vancouver, WA 98660 503 875 1312

Christina Hubbard

Letters to Numbers P.O. Box 61784 Vancouver, WA 98666 360 524 3261

Trina Latshaw

McCollumÊs Northwest Auto Body 4615 NE Minnehaha St. Vancouver, WA 98661 360 573 1152

Mieko Becker

MiekoÊs Marketplace Flowers 210 W Evergreen Blvd Suite 100 Vancouver, WA 98660 360 567 1233

Benjamin A Lanphar

Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 1701 SE Columbia River Drive Suite 120 Vancouver, WA 98661 360 696 0071

Mark Kibby

Tracey Lackey 620 SW 5th Avenue Portland, OR 97204 503 972 0241

Steve Pagel

PagelÊs Landscape Maintenance 4805 NE 130th Street Vancouver, WA 98686 360 574 4391

Kristin Teater

Peak Motion Physical Therapy 1905 SE 192nd Avenue Unit B 205 Vancouver, WA 98607 360 210 5440

Aaron Kraft

Veolia Water North America 2323 West Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98660 360 759 3200

Lynne Peterson

ADK Electric, Inc. 9000 NE 90th Street Vancouver, WA 98662 360 546 5155

Lauren Harris

Aethena Gynecology Associates 1498 SE Tech Center Place Suite 100 Vancouver, WA 98683 360 693 7878

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Joan Rocha

2101 NE 129th Street Suite 217 Vancouver, WA 98686 360 574 4682

Aflac Agent

Bob Raynor

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Ribbon Cuttings

Mountain View Ice Areana 14313 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98684

Dr. Roof, Inc.

Mattress Pro

1-800 The Flower Express

6806 N.E. Highway 99 Vancouver, WA 98665

6709 NE 63 St, Suite 102 Vancouver, WA 98661

10411 NE 4th Plain # 115 Vancouver WA 98662

Bankcard Brokers

Audiology Clinic Inc.

Kiggins Theatre

222 NE Park Plaza Drive., Suite 113 Vancouver, WA 98684

222 NE Park Plaza Dr, Suite 105 Vancouver, WA 98684

1011 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660

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Renewing Members Between January & February


4 years

JD Fulwiler & Company Insurance

38 years

Acuity Group PLLC

4 years

JoeScan Inc

9 years

Aho Construction

1 year

Junior Achievement

19 years

The Al Angelo Company

67 years

Keller Williams Realty, Dave Dumas

11 years

Alpine Autobody Inc

29 years

Kramer Gehlen & Associates Inc

41 years

American Equities Inc

13 years

Krispy Kreme

3 years

Ameriprise Financial Tech Center Pl.

11 years

Lacamas Community Credit Union

8 years

The Amphitheater at Clark County

10 years

Landerholm, PS

49 years

At Your Place Senior Care

2 years

LMG Concerts LLC

2 years


33 years

Lucky Limousine

7 years

Biggs Insurance Services

78 years

Lynch Janitorial & Cleaning LLC

3 years

Blue Bird Transfer Inc

36 years

McGrath’s Fish House

18 years

Jack Burkman

6 years

Mortgage Express LLC

6 years

Chevron USA

3 years

Nutter Corporation

12 years

City of Vancouver

29 years

NW Injury Law Center, Donald Jacobs

9 years

Clark College

35 years

The Oregonian

2 years

Clark Public Utilities

62 years

PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center

34 years

Columbia Collectors, Inc.

45 years

Peterson & Associates PS, CPAs

47 years

Columbia Credit Union

38 years

Tom Phillips

2 years

Columbia Litho Inc

14 years

Pickett Insurance Agency

8 years

Columbia Machine Inc

76 years

PIP Printing

22 years

Columbia River Mental Health Service

10 years

Port of Camas/Washougal

26 years

Comfort Inn & Suites Downtown Vancouver

37 years

Port of Vancouver USA

99 years

Community Foundation for SW Washington

3 years

Portland Spirit

19 years

Cosco Fire Protection

4 years

Portland Trail Blazers

8 years

C Tran

29 years


10 years

Davidson & Associates Insurance Agency Inc

23 years

Pro Tech Industries Inc

28 years

EOCF/Educational Opportunities

23 years

Qdoba Mexican Grill

2 years

The Reflector

25 years 4 years

AAA Washington

for Children & Families The Evergreen Inn

7 years

Salmon Creek Vision Centre

Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery

57 years

School of Piano Technology for the Blind

12 years

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

46 years

Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation

11 years

Security Signs

15 years

Foundation for Vancouver Public Schools

4 years

ServiceMaster Building Services

6 years

Free Clinic of SW Washington

10 years


10 years

Gaffney Counseling & Consulting

23 years

Shift Fitness

3 years

GIDI Promotions

6 years

Smith Cooper Northwest

7 years

Glenwood Place

12 years

Specialty Graphic Solutions LLC

2 years

Harry’s Key Service Inc

13 years

Tailored Logistics Inc

4 years

Holland Inc/Burgerville

62 years

The Management Group Inc

21 years

Humane Society for Southwest Washington

1 year

Tri Mountain Golf Course

10 years

ITT Technical Institute

6 years

and Funeral Chapel


hank you to all of our renewing members for continuing your Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce membership! We are proud to serve our members through our mission of providing positive business leadership, growing jobs and strengthening the local economy.

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Member Spotlight Cont... Services

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involved by seeking grants and matching funds from their organization. People wanting to help can also contribute goods or services to our organization, or they can choose to support one of our events -- via a silent or oral auction item for instance. GVCC: Sounds like you have a dedicated group of volunteers. How does someone join your organization? JL: There’s a couple of ways to become involved. You can join as an Associate Member or as a Full Member. Basically, the Associate Member joins to primarily support our chapter through their annual membership, while Full Members have voting capabilities and usually take on a more active role. Anyone who is interested in becoming a member may call 360-690-1253 or go to our website— GVCC: Thank you Jeanne. Your group is to be commended for the important work you are providing to our community. JL: It’s our privilege to serve these children and adults who need our help. We’ve come a long way since becoming an Assistance League guild in 2003, and subsequently earning our status as a chapter in 2008. In fact, what better way to celebrate our 10th anniversary than bringing on even more members—all of which enables us to reach out to even more people. Our motto is “Making a difference today … for a better tomorrow.” For more on the Assistance League of SW Washington please visit their website at 


Renewing Members Cont... continued from page 13

TW Telecom

7 years

The Vancouver Clinic Inc

62 years

Vancouver Education Association

46 years

Vancouver Granite Works Inc

25 years

Vancouver Housing Authority

9 years

Vancouver School District No. 37

39 years

Vesta Hospitality, LLC

2 years

Walmart #2550

4 years

Walmart #2947

12 years

Wells Fargo Bank Downtown

30 years

Wilson Associates Architects

20 years

& Planners AIA Women Entrepreneurs Organization

3 years

Zero Down Time Inc

12 years


Keep in Mind

The GVCC has many low-cost advertising options for Members only, like: web banners, the annual Directory, this ChamberNews Magazine and a digital banner in our weekly “Business Matters” eblast. There is something for everyone. Request a GVCC media kit from Chandra Chase, the GVCC Communications Director at


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January 29

Audiology Clinic, Bankcard Brokers

February 12

Shop Local - Riverview Community Bank

March 26

Partners in Careers, Riverview Comm. Bank

April 23

“No Business” After Hours

May 21

Biggs Insurance, Brickstone Ballroom

June 25

Clark County Food Bank

July 23

IDM Apartments

August 27

Glenwood Place

September 24

iQ Credit Union

October 22

Shop Local - Riverview Community Bank

November 19

Sponsorship Available

December 17

Sponsorship Available


Chair: Kristy Weaver, Pacific Continental Bank Chair Elect: Don Russo, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Vice Chair: Eric Sawyer, BBSI Preferred Payroll Secretary – Treasurer: Winston Asai, Columbia Machine Immediate Past Chair: Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito


Jonathan Avery, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Jody Campbell, The Columbian Todd Coleman, Port of Vancouver John Deeder, Evergreen Public Schools Tamara Fuller, NAI Norris, Beggs & Simpson Jeff Harvey, Burgerville Dave Horowitz, Windermere Real Estate Elie Kassab, Prestige Development Alex McMillan, Optimal Living Expert Wayne Nelson, Clark Public Utilities Eric Olmsted, On Line Support, Inc. William Pritchard, Pritchard Orthodontics Don Russo, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Rhona Sen Hoss, WSU Vancouver Keith Wallace, Frumenti, Lander & Wallace, P.S. Jeff Woodside, Nutter Corporation


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