Career support group: Barbara Barde, owner of Barde Career Solutions, will host “Get-working,” 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Mondays, at the BCS office, 5319 S.W. Westgate Drive, Suite 133, Portland. The ongoing classes will offer an opportunity for professionals to succeed and Barde will assist in career management. Registration is required and space is limited to 15 people per group. * firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-719-5048.
Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, catered refreshments and spirits in a relaxed, social setting, 5-7 p.m. at the showroom at Pacific Lifestyle Homes, 1815 N.E. 99th St., Suite 1200. Cost: $10 for Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members and $30 others. * http://www.vancouverusa.com.
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/build process. The free one-hour sessions are informal in style, allowing for plenty of questions and discussion. The Lake Oswego showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, will have a 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling seminar and at the same time at the eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland a seminar on kitchen design and remodeling. Both showrooms will remain open until 5:30 p.m. so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. * Information and schedule: http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.
Legal planning when aging: A free community class, “The Legal Side of Aging: Strategies to Protect your Assets & Health,” 11 a.m. at Clark County Family YMCA, 11324 N.E. 51st Circle. * http://www.ymca-clarkcounty.org, 360-885-9622.
PR 101: Gina Williams will teach how to tap into the power of public relations, from high-tech social media to PR strategy at the Membership Request Series, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. For members only. * http://www.vancouverusa.com.
Financial seminars: Columbia Credit Union offers a free financial seminar: commercial property 101, 4:30 p.m. at 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. * http://www.columbiacu.org or 360-891-4000.
PAC fundraiser: The Building Industry Association of Clark County will host the Argentstratus Gala Auction for Political Action beginning with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and auction at 7 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. The keynote address will be by Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna. All proceeds benefit the building industry’s political action efforts to elect pro-industry, pro-business and pro-jobs candidates who support fiscally responsible policy. Cost is $50. * Advanced registration is required, http://www.biaofclarkcounty.org.
Free homebuyers seminar: Learn about the Washington State Housing Finance Commission home loan and down payment assistance program, 4 p.m., Prudential NW Tech Center Properties, 17700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 100. Participants learn about lending, real estate, insurance and credit and how it affects homebuying. Reservations requested. * email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 971-235-1917.
Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 1, Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division sustainability update. Cost, $20 for members with reservations, $30 without reservations or nonmembers and $10 for student members. * Reservations necessary by May 25; Kim Seymour, email@example.com, 503-499-0541.
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. June 7, at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Ken Fisher, founder and CEO of Fisher Investments, will offer advice to build a successful business over the net 20 years. Cost is $35 per person or $350 for a table of 10. * Registration: http://www.vancouverusa.com, click on events/registration, or call 360-694-2588.
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