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GVC Hosted Its 20th Annual Golf Tournament on June 23 Presented by Columbia Bank  


Celebrating two decades of success this year, the Chamber's golf tournament, with a sold out field, provided an opportunity for 260 business professionals to spend the day out on the course making meaningful connections. 

Vancouver, WA - The Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC) returned to Camas Meadows Golf Course to celebrate its annual Open Golf Tournament for men and women, on Thursday, June 23, presented by Columbia Bank. The sold-out tournament attracted 184 golfers and over 40 corporate sponsors.

This 18-hole, Scramble tournament for seasoned golfers and novice players alike began at 8:00 AM with tee times for each foursome. During the tournament, golfers from businesses of all sizes had the opportunity to meet & greet with tee sponsors on each hole, share specialties, and create meaningful connections in an interactive environment.   

After spending a fun day out on the course and finishing the games with the top scores, the teams from the companies The Heathman Lodge Vancouver (Men), JPMorgan Chase (Women), and Davidson Benefits Planning (Mixed) won the first-place awards. These companies were followed by Team Bank of the Pacific (Men), Team Capacity Commercial Group (Women), and Team Columbia Bank (Mixed) who took second place.  

“Fantastic day, what a great event! Already looking forward to the next one. Thank you, Greater Vancouver Chamber, and sponsors. Had a great time meeting some fun people!”, expressed Brenda Bassett, Senior Vice President at Davidson Benefits Planning, an Alera Group Agency, LLC.  

For Donald Russo, retired attorney/shareholder at Schwabe Williamson & Wyatt, the weather could not have been better for a good day at the course. “Always a fun time. This year makes 20 years of playing the Chamber’s tournament,” said Russo.  

In addition to the tournament awards, the event offered the golfers mini-games, photo booth by the Humane Society for Southwest Washington, and incentives throughout the course. Tracey Pisauro, from Team Oregonian Media Group, and Rajeev Gupta, from Team Banner Bank, were the winners of the KP contests. Also, Kari Jonassen, from Team Capacity Commercial Group, and Neil Daly, from Team SERVPRO of Vancouver, won the long drive competitions. Northwest Personal Training, which conducted the putting contest, calculated the results and announced James Boatman, Jason Misnar, and Robert Baker as winners.  

“Best tournament I have ever played! Thank you again for the invite!” mentioned avid golfer Eric Morillo, Executive Vice President/ General Manager at Standard Steel 

The golfers also enjoyed breakfast, complimentary access to gourmet hand crafted coffee, snack box, and gourmet lunch box at the course and more.  

“The Greater Vancouver Chamber is proud to offer this extremely popular golf tournament to our local business professionals for two decades. Hearing at the end of the day from our Chamber members about the new opportunities and business connections they built is what makes this event a success. Congratulations to our tournament winners! Now on to planning next year's event,” commented GVC President/CEO John McDonagh. 

The GVC’s 2022 Open Golf Tournament was presented by Columbia Bank, and supported by additional sponsors, Securus Systems, ilani, Davidson Benefits Planning, CalPortland, McCord’s Vancouver Toyota, Humane Society for Southwest Washington, Columbia Credit Union, Opti Staffing, Northwest Personal Training, Chick-fil-A, Opsahl Dawson, Allen Gabriel MD, HAPO Community Credit Union, Pacific Office Automation, Lifetime Exteriors, Corwin Beverage Company, A-1 Automotive, Bagcraft, Stretch Zone Fisher’s Landing, BBSI, Columbia Machine, NW Furniture Bank, Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Paul Davis Restoration, Port of Vancouver USA, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, NW Accounting Professionals LLC, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Capacity Commercial Group, Hampton Inn & Suites Vancouver, iQ Credit Union, Partners In Careers, Vice Beer, Vancouver Volcanoes, Biggs Insurance Services, and Waste Connections.     

Although the Chamber’s 2022 “Sip, Shop, Swing” Women’s Golf Tournament in August 11 is a sold-out tournament for golfers, a few sponsorships remain available. Learn more about available opportunities at 

About the Greater Vancouver Chamber

SW Washington’s largest business organization, the Greater Vancouver Chamber (GVC), with nearly 1000 members, has been Moving Business Forward in southwest Washington for over 130 years through business advocacy, community building, education, and creating visibility for our members. The Chamber is a supportive alliance of diverse member businesses, individuals, and organizations, working together toward long-term business prosperity. The GVC is the heart of Clark County’s business community, advocating for sound, sensible and dynamic policies that ensure a vital economic climate and prosperity for all. For more information, please visit

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