Clark County business calendar




Free digital workshops: Washington State University Vancouver digital communications instructors will host a free, first-come, first-serve workshop open to any local resident, small-business owner or nonprofit-group employee: Optimizing your Website for Search Engines 101 by Dene Grigar, director and associate professor of the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program. The workshop is noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 111, on the WSUV campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Limited to 24 persons. There is a fee to park on campus. Reservations:


Networking event: Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association sponsors an after-hours networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The Grant House, 1101 Officers Row. All human resources, business professionals and job seekers are encouraged to attend the free event. Appetizers provided; beverages available for purchase. Reservations needed by noon Dec. 1:


Networking workshop: A free workshop, Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $10. Seating is limited. Register:

Ambassador holiday luncheon: Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 door prizes.Registration: 360-694-2588.


Mortgage information: The Obama administration’s Making Home Affordable Program, the HOPE NOW Alliance and NeighborWorks America are sponsoring an event for homeowners that are finding it difficult to pay their mortgage, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland. Mortgage servicers and nonprofit housing counselors will work one-on-one, on a first-come, first-served basis, with struggling homeowners. Those wanting assistance are encouraged to bring all mortgage documents, income documents and hardship letters. or

Holiday home tour: Downtown Camas Association sponsors self-guided tours of four Camas homes decorated for the holiday season from 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. 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. Tickets are available at, the Camas Hotel, Camas Antiques and The Uncommon Gift.


Marketing secrets: The Marketing Coach, Veronika “Ronnie” Noize, will present a free teleclass, “Are you Making These 7 Deadly Marketing Mistakes?” from 2-3 p.m. Dec. 7. Register:

Speaker series: Business professionals will offer their expertise, noon to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 and 14 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, Roxanne Brasfield will present “Learn the Keys to Achieve your Goals with Ease” on Dec. 7 and Conde Bartlett will make a presentation Dec. 14. The series is 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. or 360-882-1298.

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: Holiday luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive, Camas. The event, open to the public, includes a gift basket raffle. Cost is $30. Reservations needed by Dec. 6: 360-834-2472 or

Holiday luncheon and basket raffle: Battle Ground Chamber sponsors the event from 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,

East Vancouver Business Association: “Tie One on with Santa” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at The Quarry, 415 S.E. 177th Ave. Members $15; others $20. Activities include pictures with Santa, holiday tie contest and holiday prizes. Half of proceeds benefit Families in Transition. Register: Connie at

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