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Table of Contents
JAN / FEB EDITION 4
Staff, Board, Tiers, and Advertisers
A Message from the CEO
& New 2018 Networking Passport
Ribbon Cutting Photo Gallery
A Message from the PAC
Wellness Workshop Series Finds New Home
Spring Workshop Series on Google
Women in Leadership Lecture Series
Columbian’s Economic Forecast Preview
New GVCC Members
A Message from the Chairman
ON THE COVER
PG 14-19: The Chamber’s new Women in Leadership Lecture Series launches in February. This is an opportunity for Clark County’s female leaders to examine success and cultivate a community of women committed to excellence, collaboration, and tenacity.
PG 6: CEO’s Message Showcases both $2,000 Grant Recipients.
PG 7: Ribbon Cutting Photo Gallery. (The Herbery is pictured)
The three women leaders who are part of the Chamber’s new Women in Leadership Lecture (WILL) series, grace the cover of the Jan/Feb Vancouver VISION Magazine. Left to right: Lee Rafferty, WILL host and former Executive Director of Vancouver’s Downtown Association and 2017 recipient of the Chamber’s John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award; Lisa Schauer, WILL emcee and former COO of MacKay Sposito, chairwoman of HROC, and new partner at PointNorth; Erin Toman, presenting sponsor of WILL and Land Design Manager of MacKay Sposito. Photos by Kate Singh of Aevum Images.
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PG 8: December’s Legislative Outlook Breakfast Recap. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Vancouver VISION Magazine
GREATER VANCOUVER CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
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, Columbia Bank Dr. Steve Webb, Vancouver School District Jim West, Zenith Properties NW
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Networking Passport New in 2018
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#GVCCgrant2017 Moves Many Businesses Forward, $4,000 Awarded
We are serious about moving business forward in Southwest Washington. For some members we help move your business forward by creating community events like Business After Hours or Leads and Needs, at which you have the opportunity to meet other members and create new business relationships. For others, it is inviting them to participate in one of our L & I Retrospective Rating groups helping them to lower their L & I premium rates and potentially receive a refund on the annual premium they pay for Workers Compensation coverage. Registering for our small business workshops is another way we help to move business forward. Whether it was our Fall Business Law series or the Spring Media Relations series, we provided key skills for businesses in 2017 to apply and put into place. In November, over one hundred GVCC members participated in the third annual Small Business Saturday Grant program Hashtag (#) contest. The goal of our social media based contest (two $2,000 prizes were on the line) was to raise awareness of utilizing small businesses during the start of the holiday season. This program is designed for businesses with 15 or fewer full time employees and encourages their customers and vendors to publicly post on social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram). When posts use the grant program identifier, #GVCCgrant2017 it serves as their entry to win the grant. The contest was a huge success for all participating, creating hundreds and hundreds of impressions and shares county-wide, and told the story of local
businesses working with each other and supporting the community. In the end, a panel of judges reviewed the posts and the two companies deemed to have the best post on their behalf earned a $2,000 grant each. This year’s winners were Funky Fresh Juice and Sweet Spot Skirts. While we are certain both companies can put the $2000 grant to good use, they were not the only winners. By engaging the customers to post on behalf of the participating businesses the volume of attention on local business was louder than ever before. Our efforts to keep Moving Business Forward will continue throughout 2018 with our Spring Workshop themed: Hitting the Mark with Google, sponsored by Comcast. We’ll have eight sessions in March showcasing everything from Google’s free powerful tools for business, to getting on Googles Map, to understanding how Google’s search engine optimization has changed. If you have ideas about how we might help our local companies continue on a positive and profitable path forward please send those ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line of Moving Business Forward.
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Chamber Pays Three-Course Networking Series Fees for Members
The GVCC has partnered with DIY Marketing Center to introduce a new Networking Passport for 2018. The GVCC will be paying the full three-course tuition for all GVCC members who attend Ronnie Noize’s series - held at the GVCC offices in Conference Room A. If you’ve already attended one in the past - get an immediate stamp on your way to rewards. For members who complete the three-series course work on networking you’ll turn your passport in for an immediate free attendance to Business After Hours and we’ll draw from the completed passports for additional prizes throughout the year - like $100 fast passes. Why networking workshops? Better networking skills will increase our member’s ability to build connections that turn into business. When/where are the classes? All three sessions are held at the GVCC - quarterly from 9:30am-11:30am. You can find these sessions on the GVCC’s online calendar, access codes for free entry are listed below. • • •
Networking for Newbies (beginner) Next Level Networking (intermediate) Super Powered Networking (advanced)
NETWORKING FOR NEWBIES Focus: “rules” for shaking hands, name tags, expectations GVCC access code: newbs Dates in 2018: January 17, April 4, July 18, and October 3 NEXT LEVEL NETWORKING TRAINING Focus: verbal and non-verbal messaging & introductions GVCC access code: intro Dates in 2018: February 21, May 2, August 15, and November 7 SUPER POWERED NETWORKING TRAINING Focus: beyond business card exchange strategies GVCC access code: strategy Dates in 2018: March 21, June 6, September 19, and December 5
Get your passport at the GVCC office or events table.
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Public Affairs committee
Legislative Outlook Breakfast Reports Progress, and Pressure Points for Clark County It was a full house at Warehouse ‘23 for the Legislative Outlook Breakfast presented by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, CREDC, and Identity Clark County and sponsored by IBEW 48. We were honored to host Senators Annette Cleveland, Linda Wilson, and Ann Rivers, as well as, Representatives Paul Harris, Liz Pike, Vicki Kraft, Monica Stonier, and Brandon Vick as the three business groups presented the delegation with our joint business community priorities for the 2018 Washington Legislative session. Our priorities fell into four distinct policy categories: infrastructure, education and workforce, economic development, and environmental policy. These categories ranged from continued pressure to address the I-5 bridge, passing a fully funded capital budget, investment
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in our K-12 school system and capital requests for secondary education, policies to encourage and attract business to Clark County, and energy policies to help ensure Clark County’s competitive advantage. The legislators were invited to talk about their achievements in the last session that supported the business community’s shared priorities from 2017. Despite a collective disappointment in their difficulty passing a capital budget; there were some bright spots. These included Representative Vick’s increases for the Main Street tax credit program, Senator Wilson’s bill to ensure small businesses are notified of their rights when government regulators audit, and Senator Cleveland’s legislation requiring an inventory of the work done
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in the past for the I-5 bridge crossing so it can be determined what might be used going forward in the process. The audience of business leaders was then invited to express their current concerns to the legislators, and were reassured that early in the 2018 session the Legislature would address (1) a fix to the Hirst decision (a Washington Supreme Court decision arising out of a case in Whatcom County holding that the Growth Management Act requires counties to ensure an adequate water supply before granting a building permit or subdivision application); (2) a capital budget would be delivered; (3) funding and opportunities for career and technical training would remain a focus; and (4) continued work to address the burgeoning opiate crisis would also be on the agenda. In closing, the delegation was asked to share one legislative win that would support the needs of the SW Washington business community for Christmas. And while Senator Cleveland asked simply for a bridge, Representative Harris focused on additional funding and attention for mental health, and Representative Stonier wished for removing road blocks for the region’s students to higher education and career and technical education. The Greater Vancouver Chamber, ICC and CREDC thanked the legislators for their past hard work and taking the time to join the Clark County business community to listen to our priorities, and additionally thank all the members and stakeholders for attending and continued work ensuring the priorities of business have dedicated champions in Olympia.
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Chairman of the Board
Chamber looks to be first stop
Eric Sawyer BBSI Area Manager 2017-2018 GVCC Chairman of the Board
Cue the TV and radio jingle, “You’ll find it aaaaaaat Fred Meyer.” Everyone remember that jingle? Fred Meyer’s did a great job of promoting “one-stop shopping” didn’t they? Your Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce would like you to think of them in the same manner. If you have business needs, we want you think of us as your GO-TO place for solutions and meaningful dialogue. It starts with a team full of people who care to make a difference, and the GVCC has that and more. They also have created meaningful programs to help get the job done. The GVCC has great people who care and the tools in the hands of those very same people in order to make a difference. So picture it this way, GVCC CEO John McDonagh has a team of business ninjas that he
can dispatch…..wait, no that’s not it. He has a team of futuristic robots with super computers for brains…..nope that’s not it either. Third time’s a charm; he has a team of smart energetic caring teammates that want what’s best for you, the business owner making a difference in our community every day. You are the entrepreneur creating jobs and making a difference and you deserve some help. You may remember hearing me say back in September, surround yourself with smart people who care…..Vancouver, I give you the GVCC team!
Don’t miss the next opportunity to see the team in action. Attend an after-hours event, a committee meeting, but most of all if you’re not currently a member of the GVCC you have to join the movement. Get on board, and get involved. It’s a great investment in your business. And you know what, you might just have a good time in the process. It’s a concept. Now, where does Freddie’s keep that L & I Retro Program? Oh yeah, it’s in aisle C, for Chamber.
In 2018 the new GVCC Strategic Plan will work to strengthen our position as the GO-TO one stop shop for business. Our team is stronger than ever, and the energy and the vibe is contagious.
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Wellness Workshop SEries Returns in a new space Mackenzie will host monthly sessions on the 2nd floor in the Hudson Building
The Chamber hosts a Ready, Set, Go: Wellness Workshop series targeted at local small businesses and their employees on the fourth Thursday of each month. These workshops cover a variety of wellness topics from Workplace Nutrition (1/25) by Clark County Public Health, to Tips on Increasing Afternoon Energy and Productivity (2/22) by world renown personal trainer Sherri McMillian of Northwest Personal Training. In March, Jeni Gall of Move Physical Therapy will return, Gall had one of the most attended sessions of 2017. The Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshops are at noon and in 2018 will move to a new location: Mackenzie in downtown Vancouver in the Hudson Building. The monthly sessions are open to the public and are $15/person â€“ which includes a healthy lunch from Chick-fil-A, a GVCC tier member.
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wellness workshop instructor preview
Melissa Martin, Clark County Public Health Thursday, January 25th
Sherri McMillian, Northwest Personal Training Thursday, february 22nd
Jeni Gall, Move Physical Theraphy Thursday, march 22nd
January & February Sessions Thursday, January 25th 2018 BREAK ROOM NUTRITION By Melissa Martin of Clark County Public Health Doors open at 11:30 for Lunch, Session starts at Noon RSVP at vancouverusa.com $15/person We all know what a hassle it can be to pack your lunch, snacks, sometimes even breakfast or dinner with you to work each day. Unfortunately, snacking on the go can leave you in situations with nutrient deficient foods and leave you feeling hungry again in a matter of minutes. This workshop will show you what great snacks are made of - the ones that give you the energy necessary to power through your work day! As a bonus, you’ll get to try them! Thursday, February 22nd 2018 FIVE TIPS TO INCREASE AFTERNOON ENERGY AND PRODUCTIVITY By Sherri McMillian of Northwest Personal Training Doors open at 11:30 for Lunch, Session starts at Noon RSVP at vancouverusa.com $15/person If you notice yourself lacking energy in the afternoon and feeling addicted to coffee and sugar to get you through, this workshop is for you. Sherri McMillan, Award-Winning Personal Trainer and Fitness Columnist for the Columbian newspaper, will provide you exercise, nutrition and lifestyle tips to increase your energy levels and enhance productivity. This information could dramatically increase how you look, feel and function and should be attended by all managers with the intent of passing on the information to all employees.
A Message from our Wellness Workshop Series Sponsor and Host Mackenzie is committed to design that supports the wellness of our clients, our employees, and the community that surrounds us. This commitment is a natural extension of a company culture that values wellness—a culture we nurture day-to-day and year-to-year. We believe mental and physical well-being are a fundamental part of success, for the people we serve as well as for ourselves. A focus on wellness brings a return on investment in both health and business. Workplace design can have a direct and positive impact on employee well-being. Thoughtful design, based on empirical research, increases wellness through access to natural light and fresh air; ergonomic design; choice and control in working style; the promotion of movement throughout an office; and spaces that inspire collaboration and build community. We find that workplaces that support well-being in these ways are not just healthier— they’re happier as well. We support our own employees in much the same way. The design of our Vancouver office was guided by these principles, and serves as illustration of the strategies we regularly implement for our clients, like sit-to-stand stations. Beyond design, Mackenzie supports wellness through a diverse variety of activities and programs. Daily activities, like biking to work, are enthusiastically supported, and rewarded with perks like the monthly bike lunch in which staff bikes together to a local restaurant. There are year-round opportunities to participate in sports, and Mackenzie annually fields teams in the Hood to Coast relay and Pole Pedal Paddle. Vacation and maternity/ paternity policies are set up to provide a framework of health beyond the office. There’s a business case to be made for wellness, as well. A well-designed workplace—one that accommodates individuals and strengthens community—is an important tool for employers to attract and retain talented employees. This is true for our clients, and it’s true for Mackenzie. Our strength as a company comes from our well-being as individuals. Scott Moore, Senior Associate, Architect Alexis Bauer, Associate Interiors Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Vancouver VISION Magazine
Your Business Must Take Aim
Hitting the Mark with Google
Dr. Dene Grigar WSU Vancouver, Director of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program
Magan Reed Port of Vancouver USA Digital Marketing Specialist
Monique Rice Effective Web Solutions, Vice President
a message from our workshop presenting sponsor
Local Economic Growth Thrives on High-Performance Network Connectivity The GVCC’s Spring Workshop Series will take aim at Google and the ‘need to know’ elements for your business. On Tuesday and Thursdays in March, the Chamber will bring in eight digital marketing experts who will train you to set your sights on Google as an asset for your business. Google is undeniably the strongest asset to any business online and every business should be hitting the bulls eye. Meet our expert instructors:
Top Free Google Tools for Business
Dr. Dene Grigar of WSU Vancouver CMDC Director So you think Google is just a site to search for information? Think again! Google is a powerful tool for businesses that wish to develop effective marketing strategies and stay abreast of the competition. This workshop covers five of the top ones: Google AdSense, Google AdWords, Google Analytics, Google Alerts, and Google Keyword Tool.
Intro to Google Search SEO 101 Kevin Getch of Webfor, Webfor’s Founder and Director of Digital Strategy
You will walk away from this session with an understanding of how search engines work and the seven key elements for an effective SEO strategy. Kevin will break down these complex topics in simple to understand terms, explain where the future of SEO is headed and provide actions to improve your SEO immediately.
Magan Reed, Port of Vancouver USA Digital Marketing Specialist Google Analytics are an incredibly important tool that helps companies strategize their digital content. Attendees will learn some of the basics of Google Analytics including how to track visits, users and pageviews on your website. Plus, how this info can help you drive strategy for social media, web content and digital advertising. The Future of Google Search SEO 201 Kevin Chow of Webfor, Search Engine Optimization Guru In this session you will learn about citation sources, on-page factors, inbound links, and other factors that impact your businesses google search results. This workshop will touch on data aggregators that provide value and answer questions for people who have been roadblocked.
Google Maps Maximize Your Visibility and Customer Interaction
Kristeen Millett of Sprout Digital, Digital Marketing Manager This is an interactive in-depth tutorial on how to optimize your business information and marketing through the Google My Business listing platform, commonly referred to as Google Maps. We will also cover how to optimize your Google My Business listing to create increased customer interaction along with sharing new exciting marketing techniques. User Experience + Google = More Business Alan Hwang of ACH Marketing, Founder and Marketing Strategist Every business wants their website to rank first in search, and to be the first ad that Google serves, but what happens when the user lands on your website? User experience is becoming a large factor in SEO, and more importantly, it can be the make or break factor in getting that sale. Learn how you can optimize your website user experience to boost SEO, and the amount of business you get online. Breaking Down Google’s Ranking Factors Scott Hendison of Search Commander, Inc. President From on-page optimization to external considerations, Googles’ search ranking algorithm considers over 200 different factors to determine which pages should rank at the top of the search results for a given search query. While this comprehensive session won’t be able to cover all of those factors, it will provide an enormous amount of information showing you what you need to know to help increase your odds of ranking successfully. Understanding Google AdWords, budget, keywords and attracting customers Monique Rice of Effective Web Solutions, Vice President Whether you’re looking to bring in new website visitors, expand online sales, get the phones ringing or keep customers coming back for more, setting up a successful google advertising strategy could be your answer. Learn the primary ways to laser target your local market and best potential clients, and how to avoid the most common pitfalls in paying too much per click, and for clicks that cause you to burn through thousands of dollars with no return.
Amy Keiter, Director of External Communications, Comcast Innovative technologies, such as mobile applications, cloud computing and live video conferencing, reign supreme when it comes to business efficiency and success. To stand out in an extremely competitive environment, companies are increasingly relying on high-capacity bandwidth and reliable internet connectivity to support the solutions and applications they use daily to improve productivity, provide better customer service and grow their business. Here’s are some considerations to keep in mind: • Bandwidth galore: Large amounts of bandwidth are a necessity for services such as video conferencing, streaming, supporting multiple users on a Wi-Fi network, file sharing and backup, and cloud-based applications. • Modern-day network infrastructure: Modern network infrastructures provide fast, reliable and innovative communications services. For many years, businesses had no choice when it came to connectivity solutions; they were limited to the technology offered by their local telephone companies. • The Millennial generation: Millennials have grown up using technology, and they expect to use it in their careers as well. Giving professionals the opportunity to work with superior internet speeds and the latest technology can be a great way for companies to attract new employees and retain current ones, and can help them differentiate from others trying to recruit new talent The powerful combination of high-capacity and scalable bandwidth, along with advanced digital and communications services, can have a significant positive impact on companies, their employees and their customers – which can simultaneously help businesses and the local economy grow exponentially. Eric May proudly serves the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce with Comcast Business of Oregon and SW Washington. Eric_may@ comcast.com or 360-356-0184.
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Lisa Schauer is a partner in
PointNorth, a firm committed to strengthening leaders and empowering teams to do the right thing by listening, learning and leading. Most recently, Lisa was the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at MacKay Sposito. Lisa draws energy from interacting with people and is known for her involvement in the community. She is the Past-President and current Board Director for the Children’s Center, was a Founding Board Director and is currently the Chair of H-RoC, a non-partisan Political Action Committee formed to advance women leaders in Southwest Washington. Lisa also serves on the Washington State University, Vancouver Chancellor’s Advisory Council. Lisa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Gonzaga University and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from George Washington University.
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Meet Our Event Host
Lee Rafferty is an entrepre-
neurial leader, strategic thinker, consensus builder, and can recognize the potential in others. She was the Executive Director for Vancouver’s Downtown Association and found success in harnessing the passions of volunteers. “When people can find something that they believe in and can see that their efforts are making a difference, that’s when the magic happens,” she explained. At the VDA, Lee logged countless hours working with partners and investors to bring public art, savvy business practice trainings, facade improvements, better design standards, street trees, new memory-making events, and campaigns to share downtown’s vibe with neighbors near and far. Since 2007, the VDA raised nearly two million dollars in total to invest in city center projects. Before becoming the VDA’s Executive Director, Lee served on their board of directors for six years, while running her own small business with her partner for 28 years. Lee was the 2017 John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award recipient and consistently advocated for infrastructure improvements and projects that increased the quality of life for all Vancouverites. Lee’s legacy is truly reflected in every street of Downtown Vancouver.
Photos taken by Kate Singh
The Chamber Looks to Start Filling the Female Leadership Gap with Lectures and Mentoring Recently, the Columbian ran an article “How most leadership training programs fail women” by Jena McGregor. This article examined reasons or circumstances why women hold less than a proportionate number of top jobs in America. It noted the leaky pipeline and how executive search firms value skills and competencies that favor men, without looking at potential. The article went on to say that men dominate five of the seven categories most companies use to evaluate managers, not including areas where women excel: collaboration and development. As the business community looks at gender discrepancies in management positions, there are four traits that should be considered when seeking to understand the idea of potential:
curiosity, determination, engagement, and insight. These traits are beginning to be examined as predictors of management success, but companies are doing little to track and use them as tools to predict success. The article also showcases additional cultural differences that set roadblocks for women in leadership ...”they [women] tend to cover more in the workplace, separating their personal life from their professional one more than men do. That can make it harder to connect with the people they manage. As a result, even if companies put many women in leadership training programs, their cultures can make it harder for them to succeed.” We’ve heard from female leaders inside the Chamber that there are mixed messages regarding the
level of emotion acceptable within the workplace. This debate has been a point of argument, not only among men, but among women as well. Emotion was quickly labeled as a weakness, but now, it seems like it is becoming an essential tool to embrace. Relateability and driving results through others is part of what makes for a successful manager/leader. The GVCC’s Women in Leadership Lecture Series will be a stage for discussion on a wide variety of issues that impact women in management roles. The lecture series will feature two speakers per event and examine seven focus areas: upbringing, education, career tracks, mentorships, passion, and life balance through a leadership lens. Speakers will share leader-
ship life lessons, philosophies and keys to successful leadership traits learned first-hand. Mentorships will be emphasized of this series and we’ll provide a unique opportunity to be paired up with five women leaders who are attending each event that includes meeting for a follow-up mentoring lunch. The program goal is to create a space where Southwest Washington cultivates women committed to excellence, collaboration, and tenacity. The Women in Leadership Lectures (WILL) is presented by MacKay Sposito, hosted by Lee Rafferty and emceed by Lisa Schauer of PointNorth. The first event will be in February.
Meet Our First Speaker The City of Vancouver’s first female Mayor, Anne McEnerny-Ogle. Anne was originally elected to Council in 2013 and served as Mayor Pro Tem before being elected Mayor.
Wanted: Leadership Superheroes She is a voice for female leadership in Southwest Washington Lisa Schauer wants you to examine authenticity, empathy, courage and compassion.
While Batman and Wonder Woman may be iconic heroes introduced to us over 75 years ago, leadership today requires more than a cape and a golden lasso. The expectations we may be pre-conditioned to in our homes, within our society, and in the media place an unrealistic burden on leaders. People by nature are flawed and constantly evolving, therefore this persona is neither practical, nor sustainable. Ethics divides the effective leader from the toxic leader. Today's leadership superhero's are willing to do the right thing with authenticity, empathy, courage and compassion. •
Authentic - Leaders are self-aware understanding who they are and the effect of their actions on others. Leaders embrace their strengths while mitigating their weaknesses. Leaders do not need to "know" everything but they do need to understand how to empower their teams to
achieve results. An effective leader is open to being vulnerable and authentic while facing unforeseen challenges. • Empathetic - Leaders listen. We have two ears and one mouth for a reason. We should listen and speak proportionately. Leaders must not only listen with ears but with their hearts. Often the greatest learning opportunities can be found when listening to what's not being said as well as what is said. • Courageous - Leaders take purposeful and decisive action. They don't allow fear of the unknown or the perceived popularity of their actions to influence doing the right thing, no matter what. • Compassionate - Leaders connect both emotion and logic while remembering their actions must be implemented with
kindness and empathy. Leaders develop respect as they understand the delicate balance between emotion and logic, between the demands in the workplace and at home. The complexities of a global workforce and the demands on organizations are rapidly growing. As organizations evolve, challenges emerge requiring leaders to be strategically agile embracing change to navigate an unpredictable future. To lead others to achieve positive results is a privilege. The burden of leadership is to recognize we must continually be self-aware and committed to learning. General Douglas McArthur defined a true leader as someone who "does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent." Leadership isn't about titles and positions but rather leadership is motivating others to commit to a common purpose and doing the right thing, no matter what.
Our First Event Tuesday, February 27th 2018
@ The Annex
3pm Social Hour 4pm Afternoon Tea Service & Lectures 5pm VIP Reception
By Lisa Schauer of PointNorth
“When there is a will, there is a way” To To To To To To
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Event Overview The Women in Leadership Lecture (WILL) Afternoon Tea series will launch in February of 2018 with a focus on the female leadership in Clark County and beyond. The goal of WILL is to create a place to cultivate leadership qualities of professional women committed to excellence, collaboration, and tenacity. The first WILL event will begin at 3pm with a nonprofit social hour to support Every 28 Days in the Lobby of the Annex event space (ground floor). We’ll ask attendees to donate a gently used purse full of feminine hygiene products and they will ultimately go to Share. The reception hour is sponsored by HAPO Community Credit Union and will feature the Giving Closet program in April.
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At 4pm, we’ll move upstairs (3rd floor) to The Annex on Main, in a gorgeous event space where guests will enjoy a full afternoon tea service with catering by Simply Thyme Catering and a special mix of exceptional tea prepared just for us by Jennifer Peterson, a certified Tea Specialist. During the tea service, our Emcee Lisa Schauer of PointNorth, will welcome guests and introduce our host: Lee Rafferty. Lee will moderate between our two featured speakers, who will share their leadership experiences within seven focus areas: upbringing, education, challenges and adversity, career pathways, mentorship, passions, and life-balance. Our speakers, host, emcee, and sponsors exemplify the saying, “when there is a will, there is a way.” At 5pm, we will move to the 2nd floor mezzanine for a one-hour VIP reception (includes a cocktail) for an opportunity to connect with speakers, one-another and hear briefly from Mei Wu of SmartRG, our VIP Reception Sponsor, on bridging the leadership gap. The WILL series will occur quarterly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at various locations throughout the county. The second event in the series will be held on Tuesday, April 24th at Windy Hills Winery in Ridgefield. If you are interested in attending please email Teresa Lawwill the GVCC’s Community Partnerships Director at email@example.com.
A Message from the Presenting Sponsor
MacKay Sposito has made a commitment to develop opportunities for women in the AEC industry. We believe that an inclusive and diverse workforce not only strengthens our company but offers opportunities for us to support our community better. We actively recruit for STEM roles in both the office and the field and are proud to support and celebrate women in all areas of our industry. Women currently make up 25% of our total employee base, with many of them holding leadership and management positions.
We have started a Women’s Leadership Circle, an internal group that provides the women at MacKay Sposito a forum to discuss challenges, opportunities, and share advice for success in our industry. We hope to use this group as one of the many ways we can foster and nurture our growing workforce, hosting conversations with candor, commitment, and support.
We are thrilled to be supporting the Women in Leadership Lectures and look forward to learning and growing together! -Erin Toman, MacKay Sposito
Meet our Outstanding WILL Stakeholders Together, we are building a network of collabration and mentorship
TheVIP Reception, Bridging the Leadership Gap The VIP reception, directly follows the lectures and allows for time to connect with one-another and process the speakers leadership stories, advice, and thoughts with colleagues. Additionally, attendees will have time to interact with the speakers. The VIP reception on Tuesday, February 27th will be hosted by Mei Wu, the Managing Director of SmartRG. Mei will briefly share the keys to opening doors for women. Here is a preview of the VIP reception focus:
“I believe that having patience and making time for your peers is crucial to effective leadership... I never want anyone to feel like I don’t have time for them.” -Erin Toman, MacKay Sposito
There are far too few women in leadership positions, and this is even more magnified in any STEM related fields. What can we do as women leaders to change this for the future generations of women in Clark County? Women make up the majority of the U.S. population at 50.8% (Bureau of the Census 2017). Yet within the overall S&P 500 labor force, women are only 25% of executive and senior level officials and managers, hold only 20% of board seats and are only 6% of CEOs (Catalyst: Women in S&P Companies 2017). Women of color face an even wider gap – with only 3.9% of executive or senior level officials and managers and .4% of CEOs (Ibid). For the subcategory of STEM fields, women only hold 25% of computing occupations overall (NCWIT – National Center for Women & IT 2015). At the current rate of change, it will take until 2085 for women to reach parity with men in key leadership roles in the U.S. Let’s change that trajectory in Clark County and beyond to give the future generations of women a greater chance to lead. We can do so with us women leaders (a) engaging directly in mentorship programs and (b) advocating for women in education in any way – such as sponsoring scholarships in STEM, offering internships for female students and (c) supporting like-minded organizations such as Empower Women & Girls of SW WA.
Mei Wu is currently Managing Director at SmartRG, Inc., a seasoned
executive in the software industry, an advisor to start-ups, Ambassador for the Oregon Angel Fund and an investor in several other venture capital funds. Mei has worked for Fortune 500 firms such as Hewlett-Packard and AT&T Corporation. Mei is an active member in the community and an advocate for partnerships of businesses and higher education in SW Washington. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) and is on the Campus Advisory Council for WSU-Vancouver where she works with Chancellor Mel Netzhammer to execute on the strategic plans of Destination 2021. Mei also volunteers for the Business Growth Mentor and Analysis Program (MAP) for Carson College of Business, and advises for its new Entrepreneurship Program.
“Leadership is doing what is right when no one is watching” -George Van Valkenburg Do what you say you are going to do when you say you will do it. Lisa Schauer, Point North
“you cannot sit back on the sideline if you want something to happen.” -John McKibbin He taught me that all important work is done together in a village. -Lee Rafferty, event host & 2017 John S. Mckibbin Leadership legacy Award Recipient
“There is hope in honest error; none in the icy perfections of the mere stylist” -Charles Rennie Mackintosh. This quote is a reminder that we learn by trying and making mistakes.
if you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right. Lisa LOwE, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Helen Devery, Berger ABAM
A successful woman leader is able to truly celebrate the accomplishments of other women, whether those women are employers, peers, employees or women in the community. Michelle Prosser Stahancyk, Kent & Hook
Learn to let go of yesterday. The only way to grow as a person is to learn and move forward. You must allow yourself to recover, forgive others, and work together towards success. Be authentic and don’t shy away from the tough conversations. Kristy Weaver, Columbia Bank
“It’s amazing what we can accomplish when we are in it together.” –Essie Jody Campbell, The Columbian
Leadership requires the wisdom to know what to do, the courage (belief in self) to pursue the path, and the ability to inspire others to desire the destination. Cindy horenstein, horenstein Law Group
All Women in Leadership Photos taken by Kate Singh at the Annex Event Space at 806 Main 3rd floor
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Hilton Vancouver Doors open at 6:30 am. Program begins at 7:00 am. PRESENTED BY:
THE 32ND ANNUAL COLUMBIAN
ECONOMIC FORECAST BREAKFAST Features four panelists talking about the hottest topic of conversation in the workplace and outside of it: The “Internet of things” (IoT). They’ll explore how, simply put, the new rule for the future is going to be anything that can be connected, will be connected.
REGISTER TODAY! RESERVED SEATING: $55 per person or $550 for a table of 10. Includes sit down breakfast. Must register by January 15 to reserve your seat. REGISTER: Online at www.columbian.com/economicforecast or by calling Community Partnerships 360-735-4511.
STUDENT PROGRAM: FREE for first 50 high school or college students who register.
Educators, call today to register five or more students for free. Offer valid for first 50 students/teachers who register; thereafter a special rate of $30 applies. Student must be currently enrolled. Must register by phone only. Teachers registering 5 or more students are FREE. SPONSORED BY:
BREAKFAST PROGRAM (begins at 7 am, in Heritage Ballroom)
In 2016, Aaron Holm founded Blokable with a mission to make well-designed housing accessible and affordable for consumers, cities and developers by completely reimagining the materials, supply chain and process of traditional construction. By treating developments and houses like products instead of projects, the company aims to reduce waste in construction, bring housing to markets that need it more quickly and give architects and general contractors the ability to build and scale more efficiently – all while delivering a beautiful, modern home.
Andy Lowery is co-founder and CEO of RealWear, makers of the HMT-1, the first industrial head-mounted tablet. He has served at the forefront of engineering and operational management in some of the world’s most demanding industrial, defense and manufacturing environment making him an authority on the application of technology in industry. Prior to RealWear, Andy held the position of chief engineer for Raytheon’s Electronic Warfare Systems business where, under his leadership, he won the U.S. Navy’s Next Generation Jammer competition, a program worth an estimated $8 billion.
Simplexity Product Development
Dorota Shortell is the CEO of Simplexity Product Development, an engineering design firm specializing in the design of hardware such as IoT devices, wearables, smart products, 3D printers and biotech equipment. Simplexity has been chosen by some of the world’s most advanced technology companies as their engineering development partner, including HP, Microsoft, and Illumina. Simplexity has offices in Vancouver, WA, San Diego, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle. In 2017 Simplexity was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the Best Workplaces in America.
SmartRG, Inc. Mei Wu is currently Managing Director at SmartRG, Inc., a Telecommunications software and hardware company that offers a suite of solutions to simplify the complex home Internet ecosystem for Service Providers. She is a seasoned executive in the software industry, an advisor to start-ups, Ambassador for the Oregon Angel Fund and an investor in several other venture capital funds. Previously, she worked for Fortune 500 firms such as Hewlett-Packard and AT&T Corporation.
Webfor’s Founder and Director of Digital Strategy started his career in marketing over 15 years ago. He has been quoted and published on leading sites like Forbes, Huffington Post, Search Engine Journal & Mashable. Kevin serves as President of the board of directors for SEMpdx, a non-profit organization focusing on connecting and educating people in the digital marketing community. He also serves as the Vice Chair for the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and is a recipient of the Vancouver Business Journal’s prestigious Accomplished and Under 40 award.
Regional Speaker Presented by
Washington Regional Economist Scott Bailey has served as the Regional Economist for the Washington Employment Security Department covering southwest Washington for 27 years. He is our local source for labor market information for the region, tracking unemployment, industry trends, the occupational outlook and wages and income.
CVTV Video Recording Courtesy of
new gvcc members
Results of the Membership Drive!
AdvantaClean 500 NW 113th St Vancouver, WA 98685 advantaclean.com/vancouver-wa
Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill 7001 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661 www.costavida.com
KGW Media Group/Tegna 1501 SW Jefferson Street Portland, OR 97201 www.kgw.com
Advisicon, Inc. 5411 NE 107th Avenue Suite 200 Vancouver, WA 98662 www.Advisicon.com
Cowlitz Tribal Treatment 7700 NE 26th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98665 www.cowlitz.org
AFLAC Insurance Wade McLaren 700 North Hayden Island Drive Portland, OR 97217 www.aflac.com
DSHS - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 800 NE 136th Ave Suite 230 Vancouver, WA 98684 www.dshs.wa.gov
Kim Blahnik Real Estate - Real Living the RE Group 1905 SE 192nd Ave Suite 203 Camas, WA 98607 www.realliving.com/kim.blahnik
AIRE Consultants Vancouver, WA 98660 www.aireconsultants.com
DT3 Logistics 700 Washington Ste 705 Vancouver, WA 98660 www.dt3logistics.com
Arcadia Crossing 2911 NE 68th St. Vancouver, WA 98665 www.arcadiacrossing.com At Vancouver Massage 204 E 16th Street Vancouver, WA 98663 www.atvancouvermassage.com Bad Granny Hard Cider 14771 Shamel Street Entiat, WA 98822 www.badgrannycider.com Battle Ground Sweet Shoppe 11 N Parkway Ste 107 Battle Ground, WA 98604 www.facebook.com/battlegroundsweetshoppe
Ethereal Meads, LLC 18109 NE 72nd Avenue Battle Ground, WA 98604 www.etherealmeads.com Fire Industry Restoration 825 Portland Avenue Gladstone, OR 97027 www.firexperts.net Galeotti’s Wine Cellar 715 E Main Street Battle Ground, WA 98604 www.galeottiswinecellar.com Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest 4800 SW Macadam Avenue Suite 309 Portland, OR 97239 www.girlsincpnw.org
Kristin Hanneman - Morgan Stanley Wealth Management 1701 SE Columbia River Drive Suite 120 Vancouver, WA 98661 www.fa.morganstanley.com/ thecolumbiashoresgroup Life Force Chiropractic www.lifeforcevancouver.com May52, Inc 1211 NW 111th St Vancouver, WA 98685 www.may52.com nConnect 2500 NE 65th Ave Vancouver, WA 98661 www.nconnect.org NJ iPhone Repair Vancouver, WA 98660 www.njphonerepair.co NW Escape Experience 1503 NE 78th St Ste 7 Vancouver, WA 98665 www.nwescapeexperience.com
Rogue Construction Services 19700 NE 29th Ave Ridgefield, WA 98642 rogueconstructionservices.com Self Balance Massage 8221 NE Hazel Dell Ave Suite 103 Vancouver, WA 98665 www.selfbalancemassage.com Simple Pleasures Events LLC 12400 NE 27th Court Vancouver, WA 98686 www.simplepleasuresevents.com Smart RG, Inc. 501 SE Columbia Shores Blvd. Suite 500 Vancouver, WA 98661 www.smartrg.com TeamLogic IT of Vancouver, WA 15640 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Ste 200 Vancouver, WA 98682 teamlogicit.com/VancouverWA The Traveling Vineyard Vancouver, WA 98685 www.wineguide.life/498032
WickumWeld 2100A Kotobuki Way Vancouver, WA 98660 www.wickumweld.com
TRYOUTS will come in the form of an email blast this January!
Body in Motion Massage Therapy 1409 Franklin Street Suite 103 Vancouver, WA 98660 www.bimmt.com
Grease Monkey 12306 NE Fourth Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98682 greasemonkeyvancouver1115.com
Planet Fitness 8064 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98664 www.planetfitness.com
Burntown Fitness 2004 SE 192nd Ave Ste 103 Vancouver, WA 98683 www.burntown.com
Hiperware Labs, Inc. Vancouver, WA 98660 www.classhero.com
PointNorth Consulting Inc. 2119 NW Lake Road Camas, WA 98607 www.pointnorthinc.com
Willamette Valley Bank - Jill Grimes, Loan Officer 821 SE 160th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98683 www.willamettevalleybank.com/ mortgages/locations/vancouverwashington
Premiere Property Group, LLC 311 W 11th St. Vancouver, WA 98660 www.PPGWashington.com
ZZoom Media 701 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 www.zzoommedia.com
Center Stage Clothiers, LLC. 1400 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 www.centerstageclothiers.com CIO onDemand 11900 NE 18th St Vancouver, WA 98684 www.CIO-onDemand.com
I Like Comics 1715 Broadway Vancouver, WA 98663 www.ilikecomicsonline.com IN Local Marketing 305 SE Chkalov Dr Vancouver, WA 98683 www.inlocalmarketing.com Justice Productions/Justice Pictures 11015 NE 82nd Avenue Vancouver, WA 98662 www.justicepictures.com
Quality Sales Inc 1304 NE 154th Street Suite 101 Vancouver, WA 98685 www.QSIREPS.COM Rally Pizza 8070 E. Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98664 www.rallypizza.com
There will be brackets involved and all the fanfare you’d expect from a world class tournament.
WellHaven PetHealth 1220 Main Street #400 Vancouver, WA 98660 www.wellhavenpethealth.com
Parks Foundation of Clark County 415 West 6th Street Vancouver, WA 98666 www.parksfoundation.us
CBRE 900 Washington Street Vancouver, WA 98660 www.cbre.com
If you’d like a fun way to get your name out there, while recruiting more members to potentially do business with, this might be the opportunity for you.
The UPS Store 7202 NE Hwy 99 Suite 200 Vancouver, WA 98665 www.vancouver-wa-6920.theupsstorelocal.com
Goldsmith Home Repair 1611 Franklin Street Vancouver, WA 98660
Body Bliss Yoga, LLC 800 Franklin Street #204 Vancouver, WA 98660 www.bodyblissyogastudio.com
This March the GVCC will have it’s own version of “March Madness” in the form of a membership drive.
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UPCOMING EVENTS ON VANCOUVERUSA.COM: 1/3/18 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 DIY Marketing Center. 1/3/18 GVCC EVENT Website Work Session @ THE GVCC 10AM - FREE Sit down with GVCC staff and learn how to fully enhance your online presence. 1/3/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting
@ PRECISION PERSONAL TRAINING
noon ceremony FREE It’s time to celebrate with Precision Personal
Training in their space at 1012 Washington Street. 1/5/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting
@ KIDDIE ACADEMY FISHERS LANDING
4pm ceremony FREE Grand Opening of the Fisher’s Landing location at 1920 SE 167th Avenue - by Big Al’s. 1/9/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting
@ NORTHWEST PERSONAL TRAINING
1pm FREE Celebrate 18 years with a free lunchtime workout with Sherri McMillian! 1011 Broadway Street in downtown Vancouver. 1/9/18 GVCC EVENT
Business After Hours Event
@ TO CELEBRATE NWPT’S 18 YEARS AND 2ND LOCATION 3SIX0 FITNESS CENTER AT 14010 NE 3RD BLDG B
5 - 7pm Kick off 2018 right with our first Business After Hours of the year. Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to mix and mingle. $10/member, $20/nonmember. Please RSVP online. 1/10/18 PTAC EVENT Government Contracting Washington State @ GVCC
1pm - 3pm FREE *Workshop held in Spanish. Attendees will learn about participating in state contracting and be better prepared to take part in this government marketplace.
1/11/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting
@ BODY BLISS YOGA
1pm FREE Join the Ambassador team as we tour this state of the art yoga facility at 800 Franklin Street. 1/17/18 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 RJL Business Services. 1/17/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting
@ RJL BUSINESS SERVICES
9:15am - beaches Directly after Leads and Needs we’ll cut the
ribbon on five years in business!
new rules for the future and how connectivity.
1/17/18 PARTNER EVENT Networking for Newbies
1/25/18 GVCC EVENT Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop @ MACKENZIE Noon - 1pm $15 includes lunch Melissa Martin from Clark County Public Health will instruct our first wellness workshop of 2018 on workplace nutrition. New location: Mackenzie, 2nd floor conference room in the Hudson Building!
@ THE GVCC
9:30am - 11:30am At this DIY Marketing Center workshop you’ll learn the nine rules of networking and earn a stamp on your networking passport. GVCC free access code:newbs 1/18/18 PARTNER EVENT The Columbian’s Economic Forecast Breakfast @ THE HILTON
Doors @ 6:30am, Program @ 7am The 32nd Annual Economic Forecast theme: The Internet of Everything. This event will features four panelists who will speak on the
1/30/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting @ AEROTEK
4pm FREE Join the Ambassador teams as wel celebrate Aerotek’s new location at 12500 SE SEcond Circle STE 200.
Tuesday, January 9th 2018 5-7pm $10/member
Please RSVP for the first BAH of 2018 at Northwest Personal Training’s Salmon Creek Location, 3SIX0 Fitness Club. NWPT is celebrating 18 years of changing lives! Attendees will enjoy interactive networking that will help you CRUSH your business and professional goals in 2018. They will also be offering tours of their facility, great specials, and a drawing for door prizes.
3SIX0 Fitness 14010 NE 3rd Ct Bldg B Vancouver WA 98685 RSVP @ vancouverusa.com
The GVCC's new Women in Leadership Lecture Series launches in 2018. Attend all eight spring workshop sessions and your business will learn...
Published on Dec 27, 2017
The GVCC's new Women in Leadership Lecture Series launches in 2018. Attend all eight spring workshop sessions and your business will learn...