Investor workshop, sponsored by Directors Mortgage, designed to assist in answering questions pertaining to short sales, bank-owned properties and buying at auction, 6 p.m. in the conference room at Salmon Executive Suites, 2101 N.E. 129th St. Bill Black, a certified distressed property expert and business development consultant for the Robert Tussell Law Group, will be the guest speaker. Seating is limited; reservations requested. * 360-910-3290 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SoHo Marketing Institute will sponsor a free program of advice from business professionals, noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Susan Lannis will speak on Jan. 4 and Scott Edwards, Jan. 11. Free and open to the public. Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach, founded the SoHo Marketing Institute, a members-only business-building community. * Reservations: 360-882-1298 or http://www.sohomastermind.com.
Legislative outlook breakfast will feature legislators from the 15th, 17th, 18th and 49th legislative districts offering their thoughts on the 2012 session. The event, 7 to 9 a.m. Jan. 5, is at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $30. * Reservations: 360-694-2588.
Networking workshop: A free workshop, Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Jan. 6 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $10. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach free one-hour sessions. On Jan. 7 the west-side showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, Ore. will have a 10 a.m. universal design and remodeling seminar; 11:15 a.m. Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and a complimentary brunch, followed by a 11:30 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling; and at 1:30 p.m. Joel Fraley will present a seminar about a whole house remodel. At the east-side showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland, at 10 a.m., Therese DuBravac will present a whole house remodel; 11 a.m. a kitchen design and remodel; noon bath design and remodeling; and 1 p.m. basement design and remodeling. On Jan. 8, west-side showroom, 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling; and at 1:30 p.m., bath design and remodeling. Wednesday, Jan. 11, west side, 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling and the same day on the eastside, 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling. Both showrooms will remain open until 3 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. * http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.
Financial Peace University, a 13-week Bible-based accountability class taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD, offers classes at Columbia Christian Church, 907 N.W. 99th St., beginning at 6 p.m. Jan. 7 * Register: Elmer Laulainen, 360-574-4393.
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