WSU Vancouver’s Business Growth MAP Alliance hosts forum on company culture

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:10am -- brenda_alling

VANCOUVER, Wash.  – Learn how company culture can help meet strategic objectives and create the company you want at Washington State University Vancouver’s upcoming Business Growth MAP Alliance forum. It will be held from 8:30 to 10 a.m. June 21 at the Pacific Continental Bank Community Room, 101 E. Sixth St., Vancouver.

The event will feature a panel discussion with Andy LaFrazia, CEO of ControlTek; Leb Tannenbaum, founder and CEO of New Legends; and Scott Judkins, founder and CEO of PayTrace. LaFrazia leads a team of 130 personnel specializing in electronic and electro-mechanical systems. Tannenbaum has 30 years of consulting experience with a focus on growth and culture. Judkins has grown his company organically into a profitable, employee-owned entity with a focus on merchant happiness through employee contentment. Together, the panel will discuss the importance of identifying a company’s mission and how building a culture around that can influence productivity and overall team performance.   

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 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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