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. The last session will be 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: email@example.com.
Networking event: Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association sponsors an after-hours networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row. All human resources, business professionals and job seekers are encouraged to attend. No fee to attend. Appetizers provided, beverages available for purchase. Reservations needed by noon Dec. 1, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Networking workshop: A free workshop, Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $10. Seating is limited. Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
Ambassador holiday luncheon: Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Demonstrations, decorating tips, a photo booth, lunch and program with speakers Royce Pollard and Kim Capeloto, music by the Evergreen school district chorale and a gift basket door prizes. Registration: 360-694-2588.
Holiday home tour: Sponsored by Downtown Camas Association, offers self-guided tours of four Camas homes decorated for the holiday season, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 (the Lacamas Shores home will close at 3 p.m.) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4. Tickets are $20 each and include live entertainment. Tickets are available at http://www.downtowncamas.com the Camas Hotel, Camas Antiques and The Uncommon Gift. In addition to the regular tour, the Camas association has added “Evening at the Farrell House,” 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Tickets, $25, for this event are sold separately, and include wine and hors d’oeuvres and are limited to 25 guests. Tickets for the private tour available at the Camas Hotel and The Uncommon Gift.
Marketing secrets: The Marketing Coach, Veronika “Ronnie” Noize, will present a teleclass, “Are you Making These 7 Deadly Marketing Mistakes?,” 2-3 p.m. Dec. 7. Free. Register: http://www.tinyurl.com/sohoteleclassdec7.
Speaker series: Business professionals will offer their expertise, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays, Dec. 7 and 14, sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Roxanne Brasfield will present “Learn the Keys to Achieve your Goals with Ease” on Dec. 7 and Conde Bartlett will make a presentation on Dec. 14. 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. Seating is limited. http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events or 360-882-1298.
Holiday luncheon and basket raffle: Battle Ground Chamber sponsors the event 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Battle Ground Community Center, 912 E. Main St., Battle Ground. Lunch catered by Mill Creek Pub. * 360-687-1510 http://www.battlegroundchamber.org.
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