WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP Alliance hosts forum on communication

Wed, 04/03/2019 - 11:58am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Learn how to lead with effective communication at Washington State University Vancouver’s next Business Growth MAP Alliance forum. The event will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. April 17 at the Columbia Bank Community Room, 101 E. Sixth St., Vancouver.

The forum will discuss how to develop a leadership style that inspires respectful and productive communication to boost employee morale and innovation.

This month’s speaker, Ann Smith, is the founder and president of A.wordsmith. Her firm specializes in thought leadership public relations and writing. Smith has more than 20 years of strategic communication experience in both agency and corporate settings. A graduate of Portland Business Alliance’s Leadership Portland, Smith takes pride in working with growing businesses and serving as an extension of their teams.

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,

Business Growth MAP, 360-546-9533,

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