Clark College event explores overcoming obstacles in business

For Immediate Release
April 4, 2017

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Local entrepreneurs to share their leadership experiences

VANCOUVER, WA – On Friday, April 21, Clark College will welcome entrepreneurs Kent Lewis of Anvil Media and Carol Parker Walsh of Evolve Image Consulting to speak to students and community members on the topic of “Overcoming Obstacles as a Business.” This session is a part of Clark College’s Business and Community Learning Series and provides students with the opportunity to hear from prominent local business leaders. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Gaiser Student Center and is free and open to the public.

Drawing from their decades of professional experience in marketing and branding, Lewis and Walsh (full bios below) will share their wisdom on building businesses, facing challenges, and the ways students can position themselves for success. Attendees will also have opportunities for questions and networking.

“We are thrilled to bring Kent and Carol to share their perspectives on business and leadership,” said Nathan Webster, Clark College business instructor. “This is a great chance for students and the community to learn together from two local powerhouses who have first-hand knowledge of what it takes to thrive in the business world.”

The event is presented by Clark College’s Office of Instruction, which plans to work with community partners to bring additional business speakers to Clark College in the future. To learn more about the Business and Community Learning Series, visit If you need accommodation due to a disability in order to fully participate in these events, please contact Clark College’s Disability Support Services Office at (360) 992-2314 or (360) 991-0901(VP), or visit the Penguin Union Building (PUB) 013.

About the speakers

Kent Lewis

Kent Lewis is the president and founder of Anvil Media, an integrated marketing consulting company specializing in analytics, search engine, and social media marketing services. Under Lewis’s leadership, Anvil was recognized by Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s most admired companies and was named to Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List in 2011. Lewis regularly speaks on effective digital marketing techniques and teaches as an adjunct professor at Portland State University.

Carol Parker Walsh

Carol Parker Walsh is an award-winning author, speaker, corporate consultant, and image coach. Walsh is the founder of Evolve Image Consulting, a professional development company that educates business leaders on developing an effective, confident image for increased profit, productivity, self-confidence, and success. Prior to running her own business, Walsh was an attorney, management consultant, professor, and associate dean for more than 25 years.

About Clark College

Located in Vancouver’s Central Park and serving more than 12,000 students per quarter, Clark College is Washington state’s second-largest single-campus, for-credit community college. The college currently offers classes at two satellite locations: one on the Washington State University Vancouver campus and one in the Columbia Tech Center in East Vancouver. Additionally, its Economic & Community Development program is housed in the Columbia Bank building in downtown Vancouver.