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Staff, Board, Tiers, and Advertisers

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A Message from the CEO

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GVCC Top Picks for November & December

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A Message from the PAC

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Annual Dinner Recap

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Small Business Saturday Grant Program

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2018 Business After Hour Dates

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Holiday Heroes Luncheon Preview

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Ribbon Cutting Photo Gallery

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New GVCC Members

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Event Calendar

Legislative Outlook Breakfast

PG 16-19: Learn more about the Police Activities League, the GVCC’s Holiday Heroes Luncheon spotlight nonprofit. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 1st at the Heathman Lodge. Event sponsored by ilani Casino and Resort.

PG 13: Two $2,000 Small Business Saturday Grants Available to Win.

PG 14: 2018 Business After Hours Are Nearly Sold Out.

ON THE COVER

Officer Tyler Chavers is on the cover of the GVCC’s November/December Vancouver VISION Magazine to help promote the Police Activities League, which is the GVCC’s Holiday Heroes Luncheon nonprofit benefactor for 2017. He was joined by Sergeant Alex Schoening, Corporal Rey Reynolds and PAL Executive Director Jenny Thompson who are all featured on pages 18 and 19. Photos by Kate Singh of Aevum Images.

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PG 20: The GVCC Ambassador team at the platinum level ribbon cutting at Zenith Properties. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Vancouver VISION Magazine

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GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

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CEO/PRESIDENT: John McDonagh CHAIRMAN: Eric Sawyer

VISION EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Chandra Chase

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

Winston Asai, Columbia Machine Ben Bagherpour, SEH America LeAnne Bremer, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn Carol Bua, City of Vancouver Jody Campbell, The Columbian Bryce Helgerson, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Nelson Holmberg, Port of Ridgefield Robert Knight, Clark College Julianna Marler, Port of Vancouver USA Eric Olmsted, On Line Support, Inc. Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito Kristy Weaver, Pacific Continental Bank Dr. Steve Webb, Vancouver School District Jim West, Zenith Properties NW

STAFF John McDonagh, President/CEO 360-567-1050 jmcdonagh@vancouverusa.com Matt Hoffstetter, Membership Services Director 360-567-1058 mhoffstetter@vancouverusa.com Amy Tanska, Membership Recruitment Director 360-567-1089 atanska@vancouverusa.com Barb Holbrook, Office Manager & Ambassador Coordinator 360-567-1093 bholbrook@vancouverusa.com Sharon Batten, Finance 360-567-1080 sbatten@vancouverusa.com

Chandra Chase, Programs and Communications Director 360-567-1056 cchase@vancouverusa.com Teresa Lawwill, Community Partnerships Director 360-567-1090 tlawwill@vancouverusa.com Ashlyn Salzman, Events Manager 360-567-1052 asalzman@vancouverusa.com Jeannet Santiago, SBAP & PTAC Business Counselor 360-567-1051 jsantiago@vancouverusa.com   Paul Montague, Business Solutions Counselor 360-567-1081 pmontague@vancouverusa.com

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from the GVCC ceo

GVCC Hires Two Staffers, Amy Tanska and Paul Montague Any time we need to replace members of the team we hope to find candidates whose passion is at least as great as those who left and when possible add to that passion. I am happy to report with the addition of Paul Montague and Amy Tanska we have.

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Paul returns to the Chamber after six years during which he was Executive Director/President of Identity Clark County and the Interim Executive Director of the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce. Paul returns to us in the Business Services Counselor role. His work will be part of a Consortium effort along with ResCare/ WorkSource and the Washington State Employment Security Department. Specifically, Paul will be working to connect Chamber members with services and resources provided by all the

Consortium member partners in the areas of: talent recruitment, On-the-Job Training (OJT), hiring events, pre-employment assessment testing and facilitation, labor market information, access to tax credits and downsizing services. If you have needs in any of these areas give Paul a call at 360.567.1081 or email him at pmontague@vancouverusa.com. The Battle Ground Chamber was Amy’s last post where she was the Executive Director. Prior to her time in Battle Ground Amy held a number of positions with the Mount St Helen’s Institute from Development and Education programming to interim Executive Director. Amy has a passion for people and business as well as the support Chambers provide to the business community. If you know of businesses in SW Washington you think could benefit

as you do from the Chamber please contact Amy and let her know. You can reach Amy at 360.567.1089 or atanska@ vancouverusa.com. Both Paul and Amy will be sharing the opportunity with members and member prospects to participate in our L&I Workers Compensation Retrospective Rating program allowing the participating members the opportunity to drive down their L&I premium cost as well as the opportunity to receive a portion of their premium refunded. If you want to know if you qualify to participate give Paul or Amy a call.

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November’s Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop The final monthly Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop in 2017 will feature an emerging trend in mental health. Cyndi Meyer, RD from Clark County Public Health will instruct the November workshop on: How Employee Productivity is Impacted by Childhood Toxic Stress. This will be an eye-opening and informative session that you will not want to miss. This monthly workshop series is presented by Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center. Lunch provided by the healthy options at Chickfil-A. Media Sponsor: The Columbian.

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November Business After Hours at Glenwood Place

RSVP to attend the November 14th “Moroccan Nights” BAH at Glenwood Place Senior Living This will be our final Business After Hours of the year! The team at Glenwood Place is known for putting on an excellent event with great attention to detail, from Moroccan decor, and live entertainment, to traditional Moroccan cuisine - do not miss this event.

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Compete all month long in the Chamber’s Hashtag Contest All GVCC members with 15 full time employees (FTE) or less are vying for one of two $2,000 Small Business Saturday Program Grants in November. You can help our small business members win by posting a testimonial about their business on facebook or twitter - posts must be set to public and include the grant contest hashtag: #GVCCgrant2017. This contest is all about quality over quantity. It’s not about the most posts, winners are determined by the “Best Post.” We’re looking for heartfelt posts about local businesses. More information can be found on our webpage: www. vancouverusa.com/pages/ SmallBusinessSaturday.

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Four SW Washington Leads & Needs events in Nov & Dec Southwest Washington Leads & Needs should be your go-to event for connecting with the business community. On the first and third Wednesday mornings, we kick things off with around-the-room introductions to break the ice and then, move into small group speed networking. Our sponsors for November are: Heartland Payments and Sprout Digital. Our December sponsors are: The Creative Business Mentor and High End Marketplace.

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The Heathman Lodge will celebrate 20 years in the community with a ribbon cutting and cupcakes event @ 4pm at 7801 NE Greenwood.

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Holiday Heroes Luncheon Presented by ilani 12.1

The GVCC will kick-off the holiday season of giving at our Friday, December 1st Holiday Heroes Luncheon featuring our Ambassador team and 2017 luncheon benefactor: The Police Activities League. Attendees have a chance at over 50 raffle baskets, and will receive the first ever Chamber ornament featuring the 2017 snowfall on the Slocum House, sponsored by Comcast Business.

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Legislative Outlook Breakfast 12.8

The GVCC, CREDC, and ICC present our Shared Legislative Priorities and share the stage with our elected officials as we focus on the SW WA Business climate with our representatives in Olumpia. Event presented by IBEW 48.

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Public Affairs committee

Don Russo PAC Co-Chairman Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt

Nina Carlson PAC Co-Chairwoman, NW Natural

Attend The December 8th Legislative Outlook Breakfast, Your Chamber’s Public Affairs Committee is Advocating for You The GVCC’s Public Affairs Committee is currently preparing our 2018 legislative priority document, which is a collaboration with Identity Clark County and CREDC. This document is the collective voice of the business community and is presented to our legislators at our annual Legislative Outlook Breakfast on Friday, December 8th at Warehouse ‘23. We update our shared legislative priorities by listening to our membership. Through the Public Affairs Committee we put a call to GVCC members for topics that members feel are important for the Chamber to focus on in 2018. You responded. The list of topics that rose to the top, in addition to the I-5 bridge replacement, included requests for continued updates on the Vancouver Waterfront and its impending impacts for downtown. Further discussion and advocacy dealing with parking issues - which are forecasted to increase with the new development. Affordable housing, land use obstacles, and the potential for broadband service offerings within our area are topics of importance to our members. Each of these topics will likely be a focus point for the Chamber’s PAC in the coming year. In addition to gathering membership comments, the PAC was pleased to welcome and hear from some of Clark County’s state legislative delegation at a recent PAC meeting. Senators Wilson and Cleveland and Representatives Kraft and Vick updated the PAC on the outcomes of the special sessions. The major topic of their report was progress on the I-5 bridge replacement process bill, which passed late in the last session. They all recognize that a good part of the work ahead will focus on both a process plan and rebuilding relationships that were frayed during the

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last grueling Columbia River Crossing process, especially with our neighbors to the south. The delegation agreed that they need to fully understand what past work has been done regarding the bridge, and of that work, what portions could be salvaged. Additionally, the legislators need to reach out to other stakeholders, such as the Coast Guard and businesses located along the river which could be impacted by the bridge, to ensure their needs and requirements are well understood. The charge to the legislators is to gather the documents from the last go-around this calendar year and to return to the Legislature with a process to address the bridge in 2018. The legislators also discussed the need for a Columbia River Maintenance Authority that would look at bridge crossing needs holistically for the region. A second topic discussed by the visiting legislators was the Legislature’s failure to adopt a capital budget. As some of you may know, there is no capital budget currently in place and as we write this column, state employees have begun to be laid off as a result. One issue that should be discussed at the Legislative Outlook Breakfast is the wisdom of holding the capital budget hostage in order to get a definitive fix to the Hirst water issue. The PAC encourages its members to read up on the Hirst decision and Legislature’s decision along party lines to refuse to pass the capital budget until this complex water issue, unrelated to the budget, is also resolved.

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One item the entire delegation steadfastly agreed upon was their urging of businesses and Chamber members to not sit back during the I-5 bridge process. So stay involved and be vocal about your business needs and the economic impacts you are experiencing due to the current bridges and the resultant traffic. The Chamber wants to hear from you. Please don’t miss your opportunity to meet our legislators at the Friday, December 8th Breakfast. We want to hear your thoughts about the coming session and get their feedback on our business community’s legislative objectives for 2018. Bring your questions to the Breakfast, or better yet, send your comments and/or questions to the Chamber to the attention of John McDonagh at jmcdonagh@vancouverusa.com, subject line: Legislative Outlook Breakfast. The GVCC and your PAC Co-Chairs cordially invite you to join us at this year’s Legislative Outlook Breakfast which is being held at Warehouse 23 on December 8th. Register at vancouverusa. com ---> events ---> 12/8/17.


The 2018 GVCC Legislative Outlook Breakfast is on Friday, December 8th at Warehouse ‘23. Doors open at 7am with coffee and breakfast, program begins at 7:30am. RSVP online at vancouverusa.com. A united business community starts with you. Policy and budget decisions at the state and local level can directly impact your ability to conduct business in our community. Be a part of the discussion as we forecast hot button issues. This is an opportunity to foster a business friendly relationship with people who have authority to set taxes and policies that impact our business community. The GVCC, Identity Clark County, and the Columbia River Economic Development Council will present our Shared Business Priorities for 2018 with attendees and our legislators at this annual breakfast event. These directly impact our work and advocacy on your behalf in 2018, and your presence at this event showcases your commitment to moving business forward in Southwest Washington. Help us engage our local elected officials in conversation about your priorities in the upcoming legislative session. This is a unique opportunity to meet with local legislators, learn about their top priorities, and get answers regarding the issues that matter to you the most. Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

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Chairman of the Board

Chamber’s Annual Dinner Raises $8,400 for Small Business Saturday Grant Program Via Dessert Dash

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ur community is awesome. So many great events each year, frankly sometimes my calendar gets jammed up and I have to decide what stays and what goes. Shout out to my friend Stacey at the Southwest Humane Society for her big event every October, that event is always a doozy. Kim Hash over at Share for her insanely cool Soups On every October packs ‘em in. CDM’s Veteran’s Day event is not to be missed. The Library Foundation’s Author and Illustrator event is always a hit. I could go on and on. What’s my point? Well, my hope is that you would consider adding the GVCC’s Annual Installation Dinner that we just had in September to that list of “Can’t Miss” events in our community. Someone told me that they heard our event was “boring”…..boring??? I shot a

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lady with a tee shirt cannon a few years ago from 50 feet across the room and this year the dessert dash featured the Chappelle’s Towing owner literally DIVING across the stage to win our horse race and bragging rights, not to mention first in line to pick dessert! We had big laughs, we honored some great volunteers, and we recognized some pillars in business and leadership in our community. Please consider this my personal “Thank You” for attending our event, and also my invitation to attend our future events. If I know our community, and I think I do, they only get better from here. The 2017 Business & Leadership Award Recipients were: • The John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award

went to Lee Rafferty. • The Columbian was the Business of the Year (Large) • Chappelle’s Towing was the Small Business of the Year • Statesman of the Year was Representative Brandon Vick • Start-Up to Watch was Tri-Star Family Chiropractic • Community Champion Award went to Mark Matthias and Ali Novinger A few more highlights for me from the night not in any particular order; the setup of the room and the event by the GVCC staff was incredible, the horse-head ice sculpture, the horse nicknames I gave to the Board Members were


pretty funny (sorry Julianna), Teresa Lawwill calling the “horse race,” the fact that we raised over $8K in the dessert dash for our Small Business Saturday program, Dr. Gloria’s stirring acceptance speech for her company Tri-Star Chiropractic, the amazing outfits and specifically hats that everyone wore to stay with the theme of the Kentucky Derby, and lastly Mark Mathias giving a shout out to 2015 Community Champion winner and recently departed Scott Campbell from Waste Connections. Scott will be dearly missed by everyone in our awesome community. Somewhere somehow I have to believe that Scott is laughing that big hearty laugh of his, smiling and looking down at the work our community continues to do to grow, to connect, and to find the good in all of us. So to honor Scott grab a glass and toast; first to our winners both past and present, next to our community, and last but not least to “Garbage” Scott as Mark put it. We love ya Kid! A special shout out to the top table donors who were great sports!

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Chamber to Award Two $2,000 Small Business Saturday Grants in November Competition Centers Around Hashtag Contest

On November 1st the GVCC, in partnership with Columbia Credit Union, will kick off a social media hashtag competition for two $2,000 Small Business Saturday Grants. Competition for the “best post” starts on November 1st and ends on Small Business Saturday which is November 25th this year. Every GVCC member with 15 full time employees or less can enroll in our Small Business Saturday grant program at no additional cost (good standing membership required). Eligible posts must include our contest hashtag #GVCCgrant2017, be set to public, and identify a participating business - that is it! Our hashtag contest is designed to give every participating member a marketing push - regardless if they earn the grant via best post or not. The hashtag contest is the perfect opportunity to ask your past clients to share about your business

on social media. Think of the hashtag contest as a marketing framework that you can utilize to push fourth quarter marketing efforts. If you’re a retail business it can help you launch the “shop local” holiday shopping season; if you’re a service business, you can reach out to vendors, clients, and employees to share about your services using the hashtag. If you’re a restaurant, you can take advantage of all the free collateral you’ll receive, such as: counter cards, buttons, and flyers to get the word out about the hashtag contest. One of the best uses of the hashtag contest to-date is a direct email to past clients asking them to share about their experiences with your business on social media. This brings forth valuable testimonials on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram that positively promote your business - those posts simultaneously enter you to win the $2,000 Small Business Saturday Grant.

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experience we earned this designation and are able to make local decisions for businesses and have the ability to streamline the loan process in-house. You’ll find that as a local financial co-op, Columbia Credit Union offers the same great services and products as the national financial institutions. The difference is we’re member owned and always member focused. We’re here to meet your needs and help you succeed. Ready to connect? Visit our Business Loans page at ColumbiaCU.Org and let us know what you need. We’ll take it from there. As Columbia Credit Union’s SBA Specialist, it’s my job to connect with small businesses, assess their needs and guide them through the SBA lending process. Helping your business succeed is a goal for both of us. Juan Mendoza SBA Specialist, Business Lending Columbia Credit Union


GVCC Event Highlight

Nearly All 2018 Business After Hour Dates are Booked

Ashlyn Salzman

The Chamber’s 2018 calendar for monthly Business After Hours events are filling up fast. We have contracts signed for four events and pending commitments for all the remaining dates next year. If you’re wanting to highlight your business by hosting our most popular evening networking event, reach out to the Chamber today to coordinate a spot or get on the wait list.

hosted an August Business After Hours in 2017 that had over 220 attendees. This private waterfront property was opened to GVCC guests, who could arrive by land or by boat, for a beautiful and exclusive evening of networking. It was also important to these hosts to think out of the box when it came to catering, so in addition to using a local restaurant for the hors d’oeuvres they also brought in the eye catching and drool-inducing Voodoo Donut Truck from across the river. TOP NOTCH PRIZES Our MEGA Business After Hours at Vancouver Mall, that was held in July of 2017, with a whopping 440 attendees to celebrate their 40th Anniversary. The prizes had a total value of nearly $3,000, including two $500 shopping sprees, concert tickets, and more. You don’t have to be responsible for footing the bill of an impressive prize list like this one. The Mall did an excellent job of leveraging existing ties with tenants and promotion partners to get gift cards, baskets, and tickets to shows as giveaways, and we can help you do the same.

You might be thinking: what sets apart a GVCC Business After Hours and drives attendance month after month? It’s the GVCC team! You won’t host this event on your own, our staff supports you through the process of: 1. Determining a successful theme, activities, and attractions. 2. Designing supporting graphics in-house with your branding. 3. Sending a dedicated (sometimes two) direct invites to the largest business guest list in Clark County. January 9th 4. Creating the BAH event post and Contract pending promoting it across our website, February 20th social media, eNewsletter, media Contract pending partners and to our members. March 13th 5. Staffing the event with a regisContract pending tration desk, and Ambassadors April 10th to greet and welcome attendees. Contract pending The Greater Vancouver Chamber of May 8th Commerce is the largest business assoVancouver Funeral Chapel ciation in Southwest Washington. That June 12th means bringing the right type of foot Eatery at the Grant House traffic to your office or store front is July 10th our specialty. The business community The Quarry Senior Living is directly invited to these events, and August 14th our attendance is stronger than ever. So Tidewater Cove Marina what goes into hosting a great Business September 11th After Hours that stands out above and Contract pending beyond the rest? October 9th Contract pending UNIQUE LOCATIONS & CATERING November 13th There is nothing more appealing to an Glenwood Place Senior event-goer than accessing a venue that Living they’ve entered before. Take for example the Tidewater Cove Marina, which

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COLLABORATION BETWEEN CO-SPONSORS & VENDORS Everyone has a web of connections that play a part in making their business successful. A great way to make hosting a Business After Hours affordable is to partner with another business that is located in your same building or neighborhood, which speaks to the strength of partnership and your ties with the community. In February of 2017, the Camas Hotel co-sponsored a jam-packed, 200+ attendee BAH with Reid Business Services. The two worked together to produce an event that showcased the best of downtown Camas, and saved costs on catering by inviting local restaurants to showcase their cuisine at the event. We currently have just a few openings in 2018 for you to take advantage of a lowcost, high-reward sponsorship by hosting a Business After Hours. Let’s get together to pick a theme, create connections, and throw a great event in your space. Contact Ashlyn Salzman at 360-567-1052 or asalzman@vancouverusa.com to discuss available dates!


Volunteers: Sergeant Alex Schoening, Corporal Rey Reynolds, and Officer Tyler Chavers read to Grant Raymond, son of GVCC Programs and Communications Director, Chandra Chase at Kate Singh’s Photography Studio. On December 1st the GVCC will hold a Scholastic Book Fair at the Holiday Heroes Luncheon to benefit the Police Activities League Literacy Programs aimed at grades 2nd-6th in Clark County.


PAL’s Literacy Program Shares Stage with Ambassadors at Holiday Heroes Luncheon Please join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce for our Annual Holiday Heroes Luncheon on Friday, December 1st at the Heathman Lodge The Holiday Heroes Luncheon celebrates those that make a difference in our community. Held on the first Friday in December, the Chamber officially kicks off the holiday season with this outstanding event. We might be famous for raffling off 60+ wonderful gift baskets and having professional photos with Santa, but we’re most proud to honor one nonprofit each year as our luncheon benefactor. This year, we will host a Scholastic Book Fair to raise funds and collect books to support the Police Activities League’s (PAL) literacy program. PAL will share the stage with our GVCC Ambassador team - the Chamber’s heroes year round. For the first time ever, we’ll give each attendee a holiday ornament of a Vancouver landmark, in 2017 the snowfall on the Slocum House is commemorated. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. at the Heathman Lodge, which will give you enough time to shop the Scholastic Book Fair, get your holiday photo taken with Santa, enjoy your favorite Christmas carols from Ambassadors Yvonne Payne of Ebony Notes and Leroy Santiago of Global Security, and buy raffle tickets for a chance to win a gift basket. We have over 60 beautiful gift baskets donated by our members to be raffled off during the program. We will also announce and honor our 2017 GVCC Ambassador of the Year! This year we are thrilled to highlight the Police Activities League (PAL) Literacy program. This program is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization dedicated to providing programs and services to enrich and improve quality of life by building healthy character in youth through activities connecting kids, cops and community. They promote the importance of reading by connecting Vancouver Police Department staff and PAL volunteers with students in the community. PAL visits various schools throughout the year providing students with free books and the opportunity to read with the officers. We are holding a Scholastic Book Fair at the luncheon. Please come prepared to shop for books for the people on your Christmas list and we ask that you shop for the PAL Literacy program too. All books and proceeds from the Scholastic fundraiser will go to PAL. As a thank you to all our attendees, we the Chamber, will be giving all Holiday Luncheon ticket holders our first ever Vancouver, WA commemorative holiday ornament. This ornament is sponsored by Comcast Business. RSVP at vancouverusa.com.

Teresa Bonawitz of Self Balance Massage was the 2016 GVCC Ambassador of the Year. On Friday, December 1st she will help award the 2017 Ambassador of the Year.

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Help Us Celebrate the GVCC’s Ambassador Team on December 1st The Chamber’s 23 person volunteer Ambassador team is the public face of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. The Holiday Heroes Luncheon is the place where we thank them - they are the Chamber’s Holiday Heroes. At the Holiday Luncheon we recognize the Ambassador of the Year and give each Ambassador a token of our appreciation. Teresa Bonawitz (on the previous page) was our 2016 Ambassador of the Year and she will help recognize the new 2017 Ambassador of the Year on Friday, December 1st at the Heathman Lodge. Please join by registering at www.vancouverusa.com. This event is made possible by the sponsorship by ilani Resort and Casino. Each attendee will get a fabulous Vancouver holiday ornament, a watercolor rendering of a local photograph of the Slocum House during the 2017 snowfall. The ornament gift for luncheon ticket holders is made possible by Comcast Business. Sponsorships are available for our 2017 Annual Holiday Heroes Luncheon. As a sponsor, you will gain visibility and recognition at the 2017 Chamber Ambassador Holiday Luncheon. You may have the opportunity to speak at the event and share your personal or professional story of volunteerism/ philanthropy. Consider sponsoring a VIP Table and bring your staff as a holiday office party to kick off the season! Contact Teresa Lawwill, Community Partnerships Director at (360) 567-1090 or email tlawwill@vancouverusa.com for more info on sponsorship.

Officer Tyler Chavers: Officer Chavers began his law enforcement career in 1997 in Alaska. After about seven years he and his family moved to Vancouver where he continued his work as a police officer. Currently Tyler is a neighborhood police officer, is on the Crisis Negotiator Team, and is a member of the PAL Board. When Tyler is not supporting PAL programs like Literacy and PAL Patrol, he is spending time with his family and running marathons.

Sergeant Alex Schoening: Sergeant Schoening joined the Clark County Sheriff’s Office in 1993 and he has loved his job every day since. As a deputy he has served as a school resource officer, on the community outreach team, and currently serves as the Sergeant of the traffic and marine unit. Alex volunteers much of his time with PAL supporting Literacy Events and summer camps. He is even a member of the PAL Board. When Alex is not fighting crime or hanging out with PAL youth he is coaching, playing the guitar, or spending time with family.


The Police Activities League of Vancouver is a non-profit organization that partners with law enforcement agencies to promote positive relationships between law enforcement and youth through community-based educational programs and recreational opportunities in hopes of empowering our young people to make life enriching decisions and reduce local juvenile crime rates. PAL offers youth, with untapped potential, a variety of programs year-round that foster teamwork, enforce citizenship, and build leaders. PAL’s Literacy Program works with our local elementary schools to bring the excitement of reading to 2nd and 3rd graders. When PAL visits a school, they bring 2nd or 3rd graders in for an assembly where a deputy or officer will share about safety, and the importance of reading. After a short presentation the group is divided in half. One group goes outside to check out the police vehicles, and the other half listens to a story and picks out a book of their own to take home. After about 20 minutes the groups switch. The goal of the event is simple: offer an opportunity for kids to have a positive law enforcement interaction and spark an interest to read. PAL hosts two events each month, September through June, and visits a minimum of 20 schools per year. They give away approximately 2,000 books! Each Literacy Event requires at least four officers or deputies and takes an hour of their time.

To run this program for a year, the cost to PAL is about $3,000. This includes the cost of purchasing new books for youth to take home.

SUPPORT PAL’S LITERACY PROGRAM AT THE LUNCHEON BY:

• Buying PAL books at the Scholastic Book Fair online or from the shelves at the event on Friday, December 1st • Buy books for holiday gifts for your family, a percentage of the proceeds goes directly to PAL • Bring new books for grades 2nd-6th to the luncheon to donate to PAL

SUPPORT PAL’S LITERACY PROGRAMS YEAR ROUND BY:

• Volunteering within a middle or high school mentoring program • Donate money to provide opportunities for youth • Share the love and spread the word about the work PAL is doing

Jenny Thompson: Jenny joined PAL the summer of 2015, just as she was graduating from the University of Portland with her MBA in Nonprofit Management. She brought over 10 years of youth development experience coupled with a passion for giving back to her community. Prior to PAL she was with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Washington where she started their College Prep program and was an AmeriCorps member in Denver, Colorado where she worked with foster youth emancipating out of the system. Outside of PAL you’ll probably find Jenny playing softball and eating good food.

Corporal Rey Reynolds: Corporal Reynolds has been in law enforcement for almost 30 years. He started his career in Osh Kosh, Wisconsin and landed himself in Vancouver in 1998. As an officer with the Vancouver Police Department he has served as a school resource officer, on the SWAT Team, and as a property detective. Rey has been involved with PAL pretty much from the beginning and his claim to fame is rapping Green Eggs and Ham during Literacy Events. Rey is also known for his beautiful voice and can fill a room when he sings. Outside of work Rey spends time with his family and has been known to dabble in the theater arts.


New Facilities Celebration Event at OnTrac. Location: 3665 NW 32nd Ave Vancouver, WA

Ribbon Cuttings Barb Holbrook Ambassador Coordinator Email to inquire about a Ribbon Cutting event at bholbrook@vancouverusa. com

Expansion & Renovation Zenith Properties NW 1498 SE Tech Center Place Suite 170

Grand Opening Legacy GoHealth Urgent Care @ 13009 NE Hwy 99 #109

Expansion and Renovations In Light Hyperbarics, LLC @ 1601 Broadway St

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Event Celebration Prime Fighting 10 Weigh-Ins at Hooligan’s

New Location Grand Opening Maurice’s 408 NE 81st St #101 (Hazel Dell)

New office space Markon brand @ 215 W 12th St Suite 201

New Location Vancouver Art Space @ 8700 NE Van Mall Dr #206 (inside Vancouver Mall)

Renovation & Re-Opening Schofield Properties Lower Main and 6th St building Grand Opening Burns & McDonnell @ 312 SE Stonemill Dr bldg. A Suite 145 New Offices & Renovation Pacific Energy Concepts @ 210 W 3rd St

Grand Opening Funky Fresh Juice Co. Clark County mobile truck


new gvcc members 360 Resources 1314 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 www.360-resource.com Ameridream Construction LLC 4204 NE 78th St Vancouver, WA 98665 www.ameridreampdx.com Atlas Financial Services Po Box 1180 Vancouver, WA 98666 www.afscollect.com Burns & McDonnell 312 SE Stonemill Drive Vancouver, WA 98684 www.burnsmcd.com CFO CareConnect, LLC 14808 SE Valencia Drive #57 Vancouver, WA 98683 www.cfocareconnect.com Edward Jones Matthew Van Dyke 13504 NE 84th St Vancouver, WA 98682 www.edwardjones.com/ matthew-vandyke Evergreen Hospitality Development Group, LLC 1419 W Main St., Suite 114 Battle Ground, WA 98604

Meet the Chamber's New Membership Recruiter: www.EvergreenHDG.com Final Draft Taphouse 2116 NE Bridgecreek Ave #69 Vancouver, WA 98664 www.finaldrafttaphouse.com Friends of the Carpenter PO Box 65358 Vancouver, WA 98665 www.friendsofthecarpenter.org Funky Fresh Juice Co. 1920 Broadway Vancouver, WA 98663 www.funkyfreshjuice.com ilani Resort and Casino 1 Cowlitz Way Ridgefield, WA 98642 www.ilaniresort.com Impactful Women 11900 NE 18th st 484 Vancouver, WA 98684 www.impactfulwomennw.com John Slocum, Real Estate Broker 311 W 11th Street Room AST Vancouver, WA 98660 www.clarkcountyexpert.com Journey Theater Arts Group 1400 NE 136th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98684 www.journeytheater.org

Maurice’s 408 NE 81st St Suite 101 Vancouver, WA 98665 www.maurices.com Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt - Hazel Dell 7902 NE 6th Ave Ste 108 Vancouver, WA 98685 www.menchies.com Morris + D’Angelo CPAs 707 SW Washington St. Portland, OR 97205 www.cpadudes.com Renegades Bar and Grill 115 E. 7th Street Vancouver, WA 98660 Royalwise Solutions 3425 NE 58th Ave Portland, OR 97213 www.royalwise.com Schofield Properties, LLC 1811 Main Street #201 Vancouver, WA 98660 www.schofieldproperties.com Social Spotlight PNW LLC 15313 NE 5th st Vancouver, WA 98684 www.socialspotlightpnw.com

Tanska Tidbits

Amy Tanska is not new to the business community of Clark County, but she is new to the GVCC staff. On Monday, October 16th she started as the Chamber’s Membership Recruitment Director - directly in the middle of our annual Membership Drive. We’d like to help you get to know her by sharing these top ten tidbits: 1. She’s REALLY into racing sailboats. 2. She has a degree in Political Science from Washington State University. 3. She’s lived in five states: New York, California, Florida, Oregon, and Washington. 4. She’s known world wide for her original line of corduroy evening wear. 5. As the Interim Executive Director of the Mount St. Helens Institute she founded the Boots & Bow Ties event. 6. In 2014, she solo hiked the Oregon Pacific Crest Trail - 456 miles. 7. She has an eleven month old Australian Shepherd puppy. 8. As a Gemologist, she once sold a necklace to George Steinbrenner that was worth more than the value of her childhood home. 9. At the Battle Ground Chamber she relaunched the Golf Tournament, and created the “Chamber Perks” member loyalty program. 10. She once invited Dan Marino to put sunscreen on a pig.


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7:30AM - 9AM The best morning networking in Clark County! $5 members, $10 nonmember. Sponsored by Heartland Payments. 11/1/17 GVCC EVENT Website Work Session @ THE GVCC 10AM - FREE Sit down with GVCC staff and learn how to fully enhance your online presence.

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learn how to introduce yourself with confidence and credibility that magnetize referrals. GVCC member code: elevator for free entry.

11/7/17 MEMBER EVENT Cyber Security Workshop ON LINE SUPPORT @ THE GVCC Noon - 1:30pm More than 70% of all cyber attacks target small businesses. This workshop will inform you on what the threats are, the steps you need to take to protect your business. $15/person.

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5 - 7pm This is the final BAH for 2017! The team at Glenwood Place Senior Living knows how to host a party and they always put together a great event - the details are on point from the food, decor, to the live entertainment. $10/member, $20/nonmember. Please RSVP. 11/15/17 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs

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7:30AM - 9AM The best morning networking in Clark County! $5 members, $10 nonmember. Sponsored by Sprout Digital. 11/16/17 GVCC EVENT Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop @ THE GVCC Noon - 1pm $15 includes lunch Cyndi Meyer from Clark County Public Health will instruct our final wellness workshop on how employee productivity is impacted by childhood toxic stress. 12/1/17 GVCC EVENT Holiday Heroes Luncheon @ HEATHMAN LODGE Doors open at 11am RSVP early, this event

sells out. We’ll raffle off over 60 gift baskets in addition to recognizing our GVCC Ambassador team and revealing our 2017 Ambassador of the Year! The Police Activities League is this year’s nonprofit benefactor and we’ll be hosting a scholastic book fair to benefit their literacy program. This event is presented by Ilani Resort and Casino. $45/member. 12/6/17 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs @ BEACHES RESTAURANT

7:30AM - 9AM The best morning networking in Clark County! Introduce yourself, then we break into small groups. $5 members, $10 non-member. Sponsored by The Creative Business Mentor.

12/6/17 GVCC EVENT Website Work Session @ THE GVCC 10AM, FREE Sit down with GVCC staff and learn how to fully enhance your online presence. 12/8/17 GVCC EVENT 2018 Legislative Outlook Breakfast @ WAREHOUSE ‘23

7:30am includes breakfast The GVCC, ICC, and the CREDC will present our Shared Business Priorities for 2018 with attendees and our legislators. Policy and budget decisions at the state and local level can directly impact your ability to conduct business in our community. Be a part of the discussion, event presented by IBEW Local 48. $50/person.

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) of the Vancouver VISION Magazine for September of 2017. Vancouver VISION Magazine is published six times per year by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Annual subscription price: $25. Publisher: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce; Editor: Chandra Chase, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100, Vancouver, Clark County, WA 98660-3319. Owner: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100, Vancouver, Clark County, WA 98660-3319. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of the total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: None. The purpose, function, and nonprofit status of this organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes have not changed during the preceding 12 months. The extent and nature of circulation is Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members and local businesses. The average number of copies of each issue during the preceding 12 months are: 1400 a. Total Number of Copies Printed: 1400. b. Paid and/or Requested Circulation: (1) 147 Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions States on PS Form 3541: 26; (2) Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: 854; (3) Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carrier, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS: none; Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS: None. c. Total Paid Distribution: 1001. d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: (1) Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (2) Free or Nominal Rate In-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (3) Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS: None; (4) Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail: 200. e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: 200. f. Total Distribution: 1201. g. Copies not Distributed: 199. h. Total: 1400. Percent Paid: 83. The actual number of copies of a single issue published nearest to the filing date (September 2017) are: a. Total Number of Copies Printed: 1400. b. Paid and/or Requested Circulation: (1) Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions States on PS Form 3541: 148; (2) Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: 908; (3) Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carrier, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS: None; Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS: None. c. Total Paid Distribution: 1056. d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: (1) Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (2) Free or Nominal Rate In-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (3) Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS: None; (4) Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail: 200. e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: 200. f. Total Distribution: 1,256. g. Copies not Distributed: 144. h. Total: 1,400. Percent Paid: 84. I certify that this statement of ownership is correct and complete. Chandra Chase • Vancouver VISION Magazine Editor, Communications Director.

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