Professional connections: Free networking luncheon for professionals, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Bopp’in Bo’s Malt Shop & Grill, 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. Order from menu. * Tim Sheppard, 360-624-4906.
Leads & Needs: Networking event, 7:30-9 a.m. at Beaches Restaurant and Bar, 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive, $5. Continental breakfast provided. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members may bring a nonmember guest. * Reservations: 360-694-2588 or http://vancouverusa.com.
Speaker series: Business professionals will offer their expertise in a noon series of meetings in July, sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Don Gilbo, “Inbound Marketing Strategies,” July 20; and Russell Mickler, “Facebook Insights — How to Measure and Manage your Influence,” July 27. 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.
Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Washington: Monthly meeting will focus on connecting and networking at 5 p.m. in the Hawaiian-themed Hula Boy Charbroil restaurant, 1109 Washington St. Fee for members and guests, $25, includes dinner. Reservations required. * email@example.com or 360-907-4407.
Free tax workshop: The Vancouver office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small-business owners, 1-4 p.m. at 8008 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Suite 340, Vancouver. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and a reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations. Space is limited. A complete schedule of workshops statewide and short streaming video version of the workshop in English and Spanish are available on the website. * Register http://www.dor.wa.gov or 360-256-2060.
Meeting for small-business owners: The Marketing Coach, Veronika “Ronnie” Noize, will present “Secrets of Highly Profitable Businesses Revealed,” 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. July 26 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. * Register at http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
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