Public forum: The Power Past Coal Coalition will host a Coal Hard Truth forum alerting Columbia River Gorge residents about coal export terminal proposals for the Northwest. The coalition includes more than 50 organizations including the Sierra Club and Columbia Riverkeepers. The forum begins at 6:30 p.m. with live music, followed by local speakers and a question and answer session in the Pioneer Room at Riverside Community Church, 317 State St., Hood River, Ore.
Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association: “What’s on the Horizon in 2012,” 7:45 to 9:30 a.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Cost $25-$35. Reservations required. * http://www.swhrma.org.
Vancouver sales forum: The topic is phone sales, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Free. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
Landlord Study Hall: Free forum, 6:30-8 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows parish center, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law. Two-part presentation on the definition of habitability issues and how they apply to complaints and the relationship aspect of handling tenant complaints.* http://www.landlordstudyhall.com, 503-997-9035, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speaker series: Business professionals will offer their expertise, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. This week’s program is Heather Barta. Upcoming programs include Mary Jane Weigel, Nov. 16. 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 or 360-882-1298.
Clark County PubTalk: Network, 5 to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Site, artillery barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Cost $20-$25. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.* Register: www.swwdc.org.
Marketing machine: A preview of Veronika Noize’s SoHo Mastermind program, The Ultimate Marketing Machine, 1 to 3 p.m. at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. Seating is limited. * Register: www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
Stay-at-home moms: Laura Hofmann, a career and educational counselor, will present information on how to re-launch a career for stay-at-home moms, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 17, Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. * Full course topic outline and upcoming session schedule available at www.lhcareers.com.
Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: Offering a study group for human resources professionals desiring a review course in preparation for the PHR/SPHR professional certification exam or who want to gain a broader understanding and overview of management. Study group meets 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, through Nov. 16, at Dick Hannah Subaru conference room, 7407 N.E. Vancouver Plaza Drive. Cost is $125 members, $75 returning course participants, $200 others. * Contact Tracy Whitmore, 360-944-3364, email@example.com; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at the new engineering and computer science building, Washington State University Vancouver, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Catered hors d’oeuvres and beverages. All Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members are welcome. * Registration: 360-694-2588.
Free digital workshops: Washington State University Vancouver digital communications instructors are hosting free, first-come, first-serve workshops open to any local resident, small-business owner or nonprofit-group employee. Upcoming sessions: Go Mobile: Website or Web App, Brett Oppegaard, assistant professor, Nov. 16; and Optimizing your Website for Search Engines 101, Dene Grigar director and associate professor of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, Nov. 30. The workshops are noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 111, on the WSUV campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Each is limited to 24 persons, ideally, a maximum of 30. There is a fee to park on campus. * Reservations: email@example.com.
Marketing secrets: The Marketing Coach, Veronika “Ronnie” Noize, will present a teleclass, “Three Surprising Marketing Secrets Revealed,” 4-5 p.m. Nov. 15. Free. * Reservations: www.tinyurl.com/sohoteleclassoct27.
Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington: Monthly meeting begins with networking, 5 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greewood Drive. Keynote speaker Steve Hanamura will talk about team building. Fees, $35-$40, include dinner. Reservations required. * firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-907-4407.
Educational retirement seminar: Edward Jones financial advisor Vicki Fitzsimmons will host “Take Control of your Financial Future: A Financial Seminar for Women,” 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Reservations: Debbie, 360-573-6604.
Economic development plan: Columbia River Economic Development Council will present an update on the new Clark County Economic Development Plan, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 17, Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $35 per person. * Diane Dempcy, 360-567-3181 or email@example.com.
Open house: A&M Manufacturing open house and planer school, noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 18, 700 S. 37th St., Suite 3, Washougal. A barbecue will be from noon to 2 p.m. * Reservations: 360-335-1236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landlord Study Hall: Presentation on tenant complaints, 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 19, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Center, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law. * Reservations: www.landlordstudyhall.com or 503-772-8825.
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