Influential Women Driving Economic Growth in Southwest Washington Business

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Shannon Decker | Columbia Credit Union

One of my favorite things to do is help people connect, and being in the Clark County business community since college, I’ve made a ton of fantastic connections. I’m proud to work for an organization that’s been “Making Life Better” since 1952. As Columbia Credit Union’s Business Outreach/Development Representative, I want to learn all I can about your business to recommend products and services specific to your needs. CCU is anything but your average credit union — we’ve been voted “Best Credit Union,” “Best of Clark County,” “Best Investment Firm,” “Top Workplace” and more accolades for many years. My entire career has been in banking, and I’m deeply involved in the communities Columbia Credit Union serves. I would be honored to meet, learn about your business and find out if there is an opportunity to earn your relationship.

	PO Box 324, Vancouver
Southwest Washington Business

Andi Costello | Venture Commercial Real Estate

I co-own Venture Commercial Real Estate with my business partner, Lyle Stratton. Lyle and I began our business partnership in March 2020, and, in conjunction with purchasing an office building in February 2023, we opened Venture Commercial Real Estate. As a commercial real estate broker, I help my clients buy, sell, lease, invest and develop commercial real estate in Oregon and Washington. While my day job is commercial real estate, I can often be seen around town volunteering with Evergreen Habitat for Humanity (2017–present), Rotary Club of Three Creeks (club president 2022–2023), Hazel Dell Salmon Creek Business Association (board member 2023), Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Crew, as well as kayaking and hiking. 

	1316 NE 99th Street, Vancouver
Southwest Washington Business

Cheri Perry | Total Merchant Concepts

I’ve been blessed to own and operate my own businesses for most of my life. As a businesswoman and mother, I’m most proud of how we take care of people and how we serve the many businesses referred to our company. TMC is so much more than a company that provides credit card processing. We are one of the “Top Workplace Cultures in America” (Inc. Magazine), one of the “Top Businesses” to work for in the state of Washington (Seattle’s Best Magazine) and one of the best places to interact with if you want to grow personally and professionally. As an author, speaker and business coach, I truly do love working with and encouraging other businesswomen and leaders in our community!

	9415 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver
Southwest Washington Business

Mar Meyerhoefer| Emanar Cellars & MQMS

I started MQMS in 1998 and have helped hundreds of companies to comply with and register to various quality management system standards in automotive, aerospace and other industries (IATF 16949, AS 9100 and ISO 9001). I have a Bachelor of Science in manufacturing engineering technology and an Associate of Science degree in computer information systems from Weber State University. I’m also a Six Sigma Black Belt. My husband, Richard, and I opened Emanar Cellars 10 years ago. Being from Spain, I wanted to share my culture and our love of Spanish wine and food with the community. Emanar perfectly emulates what you’d experience by going to a wine and tapas restaurant in Spain. I currently run both Emanar Cellars and MQMS. 

	1113 SE Rasmussen Blvd. Battle Ground
Southwest Washington Business

Katie Bauer| Detroit Pizza

I started at Detroit Pizza six years ago when I was 16; the company made an immediate impression on me. Working my way up, I made it a goal to always bring joy to every customer and to my team. During my time at Detroit Pizza, Tony Domine has instilled in me the importance of giving back to the community. This passion for helping people has influenced me to become a Rotarian in the Battle Ground Rotary Club. We partner with Rocksolid Teen Center, Camp Hope and other groups. I also volunteer at Daybreak Elementary, helping teach kids how to read. Detroit Pizza is always putting the community first and showing people what community is really about. Now, as co-owner, I continue giving back and spreading happiness throughout the community, and it is a mission we hope to spread to Camas as we open our second location. 

	308 East Main Street, Battle Ground
Southwest Washington Business

Anne Nip| A Dog’s Best Friend Daycare, Training
& Boarding / Mutts & Misfits Dog Rescue

When I made the decision to acquire A Dog’s Best Friend with my friend, Jaime Ross, almost 12 years ago, the purpose was to prevent the dissolution of a business and the associated jobs of the team members. It has now become a passion for service. That passion and the excellence of our team members has allowed us to now develop Mutts & Misfits, a rescue specifically aimed at dogs with complex medical needs or behavioral challenges. Our mission is to support these animals, from rescue to adoption, through community, connection, education, transparency and a passion for helping those who need it.

	316 SE Hearthwood Blvd., Vancouver,