Clark County business calendar

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Monday

Professional connections: Free networking for professionals, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Bopp’in Bo’s Malt Shop & Grill, 7809 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. No host. * Tim Sheppard, 360- 624-4906.

Tuesday

Promote your business workshop: The United States Postal Service invites small businesses to attend of several Grow Your Business Day workshops aimed at helping 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. 10 a.m. at Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave. * Online reservations: http://www.usps.com/growyourbusinessdays; walk-ins welcome.

Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association: Training fundamentals for human resources professionals, 7:45-9:30 a.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Cost $25-$35. Reservations required. * http://www.swhrma.org.

Wednesday

Jewish Business Network of Clark County: Clark County Jewish business owners and professionals free breakfast meeting, 7:30 a.m. at Marshall House, 1301 Officers Row. Rebecca Portnoy, assistant professor at Washington State University Vancouver College of Business, is the guest speaker. * http://www.thejbn.org, info@thejbn.org, 360-450-3256.

Business communication: The International Association of Business Communicators will meet at 5:30 p.m. 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 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. 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 reserve@weowa.org, 360-907-4407.

Thursday

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. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales-tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees 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 is available on the website. * Register: http://www.dor.wa.gov or 360-256-2060.

Educational retirement seminar: Edward Jones financial advisor Vicki Fitzsimmons will host a Foundations of Investing seminar, 5:30 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Reservations: http://www.edwardjones.com or 360-573-6604.

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. The live, 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.

Saturday

Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach all sessions and 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, allowing for plenty of questions and discussion. On Saturday, the Lake Oswego, Ore., showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, will have a 10 a.m. bath design and remodeling seminar; an 11 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; at noon, a Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and complimentary menu tasting; and a 12:45 p.m. whole-house remodel. The westside location continues Sunday 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 Wednesday, 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.

Upcoming

Business networking event: Chase will host the networking event for business owners, 5-7 p.m. June 22 at the downtown location, 1205 Broadway. * 360-992-5719 or lena.houston@chase.com.

Clark County Pub Talk: Network with two companies, Global Inspection Solutions of Portland, developers of a scanning process for getting parts into digital 3-D; and Helidyne LLC of Vancouver, which has developed an energy converter to replace the turbine typically used in geothermal power plants, 5-8 p.m. June 22 at AHA!, 415 W. Sixth St., Suite 605. A new PubTalk “hot mic” segment will give companies an opportunity to make 90-second pitches to the audience. Fee, including beverages and hors d’oeuvres, is $20 for members of Oregon Entrepreneurs Network and $25 for others. * Register: Maria Swanson, 503-655-2346 or mdcswanson@gmail.com.

Christmas-tree growers: Washington and Oregon Christmas-tree growers meet for the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association’s annual summer meeting and farm tour June 24-25 at the Red Lion Hotel in Kelso. The two-day event includes educational sessions Friday and seminars on disease management, helicopters vs. ground harvesting and an update on the Nordmann and Turkish fir post-harvest project. On Saturday, there will be a tour of farms, a field demonstration and a barbecue lunch. Members only. * 503-364-2942

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