Clark County business calendar
Monday, June 6, 2011
Sustainable affordable housing: The Southwest Washington Community Land Trust will host a seminar on sustainable affordable housing at 6 p.m. at Aurora Place Apartments conference room, 8105 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. Participants will learn about the land-trust model, current and future projects, how to become a homeowner of one of the land trust’s upcoming homes for sale and how to get involved as a volunteer or board member. * http://www.swclt.org.
Investment concerns: Geoffrey Herron, an Edward Jones financial adviser, will host a video seminar, “Stay Balanced in Today’s Uneven World,” 3:30 p.m. at 6204 N.E. Highway 99, Suite E. The video presentation will cover recent world events and market reactions, plus a breakdown of current Treasury bond concerns and advice for fixed-income investors. * Reservations: Sarah, 360-695-8528.
Business success: Building a Company for the 2030 Business Environment presented by the Columbia River Economic Development Council and Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investment, will offer advice to build a successful business. Cost is $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10. * Registration: http://www.vancouverusa.com, click on Events/Registration; or 360-694-2588.
Improve business workshop: “How Google Can Improve your Business,” a one-hour workshop, noon at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free event is sponsored by SoHo Mastermind. Seating limited. * http://www.sohomastermind.com or 360-882-1298.
Landlord Study Hall: Free forum 6:30 to 8 p.m. All Saints Episcopal Church, 4033 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law. Wilma Bryant, president of Canyon Property Management, will speak on lease renewals and incentives, adding or removing tenants and security deposits. * http://www.landlordstudyhall.com, 503-997-9035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, refreshments and spirits in a social setting, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at La Solera Restaurant, 2210 W. Main St., Suite 109, Battle Ground. Free. Events are held at different Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce member locations throughout the area. * http://www.battlegroundchamber.org, 360-687-1510.
Networking event: Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association sponsors an after-hours networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Unitus Credit Union, 800 S.E. 192nd Ave. All human resources, business professionals and job-seekers are encouraged to attend. No fee. * Reservations by noon Wenesday to email@example.com.
Promote your business workshop: The United States Postal Service invites small businesses to attend one of several Grow Your Business Day workshops to help entrepreneurs and proprietors promote businesses using direct mail, without the cost of mailing lists or permits. The new Every Door Direct Mail service is the first in a series of USPS initiatives to make expanding a business with mail more efficient and affordable. Free presentations include: 10 a.m. June 14 at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave. Walk-ins welcome. * Reservations: http://www.usps.com/growyourbusinessdays.
Business communication: The International Association of Business Communicators meet at 5:30 pm. June 15 at the Benson Hotel, 309 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Special guest speaker Dean McBeth will explain how Wieden+Kennedy launched the classic Old Spice brand into the social media stratosphere with one of the largest and fastest-growing integrated marketing campaigns of any brand in the past decade. Members $45, others $55. * Reservations: http://or.iabc.com/programs/awards.
Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington: Roundtable discussion and dinner, 5 p.m. June 15 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Discussion on business re-invention. Cost is $35 members, $40 guests. Fee includes dinner. * Reservations required: http://www.weowa.org or firstname.lastname@example.org, 360-907-4407.
Consumer education web conference: The nonprofit National Private Duty Association will host a consumer education web conference, Creating a Senior Friendly Home to Help Parents Age in Place, at 8 p.m. June 16. The live and interactive program will provide advice on how to design and furnish a home to create a safe environment for a senior aging at home. Free. * Reservations necessary: http://www.privatedutyhomecare.org.
Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers share trends in design, information on new materials and techniques, as well as review on the professional design and build process. The free one-hour sessions are informal in style, allowing for plenty of questions and discussion. On June 18, the Lake Oswego showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, will have a 10 a.m. bath design and remodeling seminar; 11 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; noon, a Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and complimentary menu tasting; and at 12:45 p.m., whole house remodel. The westside location continues June 19 with a 1 p.m. bath and remodeling seminar; and a 2 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling. The eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland will have a 12:30 p.m. seminar on bath design and remodeling June 22 and at the same time the Lake Oswego showroom will feature a seminar on 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. * Information and schedule: http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.
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