Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, 5-7 p.m. 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.
Marketing secrets: The Marketing Coach, Veronika “Ronnie” Noize, will present a teleclass, “Three Surprising Marketing Secrets Revealed,” 4-5 p.m. Free. Reservations: http://www.tinyurl.com/sohoteleclassoct27.
Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington: Monthly meeting begins with networking, 5 p.m. 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. email@example.com or 360-907-4407.
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. The program concludes with Mary Jane Weigel on Wednesday. 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.
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; 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 people ideally, a maximum of 30. There is a fee to park on campus. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 for the last time this session, 6-9 p.m., 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.
WorkSource job fair for veterans: 9 a.m. to noon at Armed Forces Reserve Center, 15005 N.E. 65th Ave. Details at http://www.go2worksource.com and click on Job Fair calendar.
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.
Society for Marketing Professional Services: Seminar, “Graphic Design: Basics & Beyond,” 11:30 a.m. at David Evans and Associates Inc., 2100 S.W. River Parkway, Portland. Cost, $35-$60, includes lunch. Register at http://www.smpsoregon.org.
Educational retirement seminar: Edward Jones financial adviser Vicki Fitzsimmons will host “Take Control of your Financial Future: A Financial Seminar for Women,” 5:30 p.m. 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., Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $35 per person. Diane Dempcy, 360-567-3181 or email@example.com.
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., Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. Full course topic outline and upcoming session schedule available at http://www.lhcareers.com.
Open house: A&M Manufacturing open house and planer school, noon to 5 p.m., 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., 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: http://www.landlordstudyhall.com or 503-772-8825.
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