WEDNESDAY, JAN. 23 2008
Eliza Lane joins Vancouver
Eliza Lane has joined the Vancouver National Historic Reserve Trust as tourism manager and will focus on increasing group travel at the Historic Reserve.
Prior to coming to work for the trust, Lane worked in communications, project management, marketing, events and strategic planning for Vancouver and Portland firms and organizations, including Hunt Communications, the Western U.S. Agricultural Trade Association, Katlin Smith Communications and the Portland Visitors Association.
Lane is a graduate of Grinnell College in Iowa and has completed graduate level coursework in integrated marketing communications at the University of Kansas.
According to Lane, Vancouver is on the verge of being host to one million historic reserve visitors a year. Last year 25,000 students toured the reserve facilities, she said.
The position is funded by grants from the City of Vancouver and Preserve America.
Bravo! Offers Rhythm & Blues & Brahms
The northwest premiere of Michael Kissinger’s Jazz Suite for Clarinet and Band is being presented by Bravo! Vancouver during the “Rhythm & Blues & Brahms” concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 400 S Andresen Road.
Also on the concert program is a two-piano arrangement of George Gershwin’s Fantasy on Porgy and Bess featuring pianists Maria Manzo and Michael Barnes. Rounding out the concert is Brahms Quintet in B minor for Clarinet & String Quartet, with the Washington Chamber Orchestra and clarinetist Kissinger.
Kissinger, who is artistic director of Bravo! Vancouver, is also founder and producer of the Vancouver Wine and Jazz Festival.
Admission to the Bravo! Concert is $20 for both reserved seating and general admission. Tickets may be obtained by going to www.bravoconcerts.com, TicketsWest or by calling 906-0441.
The annual YWCA Clark County-Clark College 2008 Women of Achievement luncheon is at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, in the Hilton Vancouver Washington. For reservations for the $35 event, call the YWCA at 906-4301. The fickle-fingered editor of the dailyinsider.info failed to include the date in yesterday’s editions.
Three-day Clark College Jazz
The 46th annual Clark College Jazz Festival, featuring 57 high school jazz bands and vocal groups from Washington and Oregon, opens at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 24, in Gaiser Hall in the college’s Fort Vancouver Way campus.
Competition continues Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Final competition is at 7 p.m. each evening.
Performances by the Clark College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, directed by Janet Reiter, are at noon and 9 p.m. tomorrow. Performances by the Clark College Jazz Ensemble, directed by Rich Inouye, are at noon and 9 p.m. Friday and noon Saturday.
Admission is $5 per day. Clark College students and children under 12 are admitted free.
Nearly one in five job vacancies in Washington last fall were in the health-care industry, according to the newest job-vacancy report published by the Employment Security Department.
The Fall 2007 Washington Job Vacancy Survey report, based on a survey taken last October, found that there were 3,767 vacancies for registered nurses, out of an estimated 73,180 unfilled jobs statewide.
All together, the health-care industry accounted for almost 20 percent of the job vacancies statewide, the largest of any industry. Other health-care jobs with large numbers of vacancies were licensed practical and vocational nurses, nursing aides, orderlies and attendants.
“It is critical for us to address the shortage of health-care workers in our state,” said Gov. Chris Gregoire. “We must continue to invest in innovative job-training programs that ensure all Washingtonians get the quality health care they deserve.”
Gregoire’s budget includes $3 million to fund innovative partnerships to train incumbent health-care workers to become certified registered nurses.
Over all, retail salespeople ranked second in the number of job openings, with 3,161 vacancies, followed by cashiers, with 3,112 vacancies, and food preparers and servers, with 2,395 openings.
Premier business event,
Clark County's premier business event, The Columbian's 2008 Economic Forecast breakfast with featured speaker Ernie Ankrim, chief investment strategist for the $1 trillion Russell Investment Group, opens at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Jan. 24, in the Hilton Vancouver Washington.
Attendees also will hear predictions from local economic experts during breakout sessions. A special panel of investment advisers will also be featured. To register, call the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at 694-2588. Tickets are $45.
The 81st YWCA Clark County membership meeting and annual celebration, which is free and open to the public, is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today in the YWCA Helene Schoen Center, 3609 Main Street. Keynote speaker is S. Renee Mitchell, award-winning columnist for the Oregonian. For further information, call 696-0167. <> Port of Ridgefield commissioners meet at 6 p.m. this evening in port offices at 111 W Division Street. <> A Washington State University Vancouver Engineering and Computer Science Information Night is at 6 p.m. this evening in room 110 in the WSUV administration building on the Salmon Creek Campus. Admissions and financial aid counselors will be on hand. The program is of particular interest to public servants, business leaders, engineers and computer scientists. <> The annual meeting of the Pleasant Highlands Neighborhood Association is at 7 p.m. this evening in the Pleasant Valley Middle School library.
CVTV programming on demand: http://www.cityofvancouver.us/cvtv/cvtvindex.asp
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