WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP Alliance hosts forum on strategic planning

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 3:23pm -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Learn how to create an effective strategic plan for your business at Washington State University Vancouver’s next Business Growth MAP Alliance forum. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. July 18 at the Columbia Bank Community Room, 101 E. Sixth St., Vancouver.

The forum will identify the key components in strategy mapping and provide analysis tools to help in planning. It is the third forum in MAP Alliance’s 10-part leadership series, which will continue throughout the 2018/19 academic year.

This month’s speaker, Andy LaFrazia, is president of ControlTek, an electronic design and manufacturing service provider. He leads a team of 140 people specializing in electronic and electromechanical systems for multiple industrial, medical and aviation/space/defense customers.

The forum is open to all. Register online at and click the link “Upcoming events.” Cost is $10 per person in advance or $15 per person at the door. There is no cost for students with a valid WSU student ID.

The Business Growth MAP Alliance brings together small businesses and entrepreneurs to learn from each other, industry experts and WSU Vancouver faculty.

About WSU Vancouver

As one of six campuses of the Washington State University system, WSU Vancouver offers big-school resources in a small-school environment. The university provides affordable, high-quality baccalaureate- and graduate-level education to benefit the people and communities it serves. As the only four-year research university in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver helps drive economic growth through relationships with local businesses and industries, schools and nonprofit organizations. 

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Brenda Alling, Office of Marketing and Communications, 360-546-9601,

Mistie Josephson, Business Growth MAP, 360-546-9533,

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