Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, catered refreshments and spirits in a relaxed, social setting, 5-7 p.m. at Vancouver Business Journal, 1251 Officers Row. Cost: $10 for Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members; $30 others. Food and beverage are provided. Registration closes at noon Aug. 30. * http://www.vancouverusa.com.
Networking event: Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association sponsors an after-hours networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the patio at Rose’s Restaurant and Bakery, 3205 S.E. 192nd Ave. All human-resources and business professionals and job seekers are encouraged to attend. No fee to attend; food and beverages available for purchase. * Reservations needed by noon Sept. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce: General meeting, 11:30 a.m., The Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 N.E. 181st St., Brush Prairie. Lucia Worthington with Washington State University is the guest speaker. Lunch, $12-$15. * Register: 360-687-1510, email@example.com.
Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: Offering a study group for human-resources professionals desiring a review course in preparation for the PHR/SPHR professional certification exam or who want to gain broader understanding and overview of management. Study group meets 6-9 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16 at Dick Hannah Subaru conference room, 7407 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. Cost is $125 members, $75 returning course participants, $200 others. * Tracy Whitmore, 360-944-3364, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321, email@example.com.
Speaker series: Business professionals will offer their expertise in a series of noon meetings, sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Speakers and topics include: Sarah Stebbins, Sept. 7; Joy Overstreet, “Your Home Office: Supporter or Saboteur,” Sept. 14; and Rich Wersinger, “Using Screencast Web Video for Fun and Profit,” Sept. 21. Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. SoHo Mastermind founded by Veronika Noize, the marketing coach, is a members-only business-building community that offers marketing success coaching, consulting and training. * http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events, 360-882-1298.
Networking and education: The Credit and Financial Development Division of the National Association of Credit Managers will sponsor a social-networking education meeting, fall auction, awards program and dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Red Lion Convention Center, 1021 N.E. Grand Ave., Portland. Presenter will be Kathy Linscott. Cost is $30 members; $35 others. Reservations required by Friday. * 503-637-3048, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Economic development plan: Columbia River Economic Development Council presents Clark County’s proposed economic development plan, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Heathman Hotel, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Jon Roberts, principle of TIP Strategies, and a facilitated panel of sector leaders will discuss the plan, followed by audience questions and answers. Cost is $35 per person. * Reservations: Diane Dempcy, 360-567-3181 or email@example.com.
Tree fair and trade show: The annual Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association’s annual tree fair and trade show will be noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $10 members, $15 others. * 503-364-2942.
Happy hour: Erik Runyan Jewelers will sponsor a Vintage Jewelry Salon happy hour event, 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the downtown Vancouver family jewelry business, 900 Washington St. * 360-699-1917.
To submit to the business calendar, send information to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.