Clark County business calendar




Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar for Clark County seniors about Medicaid, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. For location and required reservations, 360-696-2069.


Next level networking: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members invited to learn how to strengthen relationships, follow up with leads, give referrals and exchange business ideas, 7:30-9 a.m. at Education Service District, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave., $15.

Speaker series: Business professionals will offer their expertise at free noon meetings, sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Schedule includes Lyn Krogseng, Eat Local and Save the Economy, Oct. 12; and Sarah Stebbins, Rapid Change: How Resilient Are You, Oct. 19. Registration recommended. or 360-882-1298.


Vancouver Downtown Association: Quarterly membership meeting, 7:30 a.m. at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Coffee and pastries. Reservations,

Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, refreshments and spirits in a relaxed, social setting, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Avalon Art Gallery & Studio, 819 S.E. 14th Loop, Suite 109, Battle Ground. Free. The Kitchen Goddess is hosting the event., 360-418-2621.

Stay-at-home moms: Laura Hofmann, a career and educational counselor, will present topics on how to re-launch a career for stay-at-home moms, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 17 at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. Course outline and session schedule:

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: Offering a study group for human resources professionals wanting a review course in preparation for PHR/SPHR professional certification exam. 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. Tracy Whitmore, 360-944-3364 or; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321 or


Vancouver SCORE: “Starting a Business — What it Takes,” 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main St. Seating is limited; $35 per person., 360-699-1079.


Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach all free one-hour sessions that are informal in style. On Saturday, the Lake Oswego showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, will have a 10 a.m. bath design and remodeling seminar; 11 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; noon, Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and complimentary menu tasting; and 1 p.m. aging in place. The westside location continues Sunday with a 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling; and 1:30 p.m. bath and remodeling seminar. On Wednesday, Oct. 19 the eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland, will have a 12:30 p.m. seminar on bath design and remodeling and at the same time the westside will feature a kitchen design and remodeling seminar. Both showrooms will remain open until 3 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. Information and schedule: or 503-335-9204.


Small business owners seminar: Veronika Noize will present “Secrets of Highly Profitable Businesses Revealed,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. Register:

Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association conference: Earn recertification credits, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Cost $89-$189. Reservations required by Friday.

Financial seminars: Columbia Credit Union offers free financial seminars in October. Home Buying 101, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive; Retirement Income, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20, at 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive; Build a Basic Budget, 7 p.m. Oct. 25, 401 N.W. 12th Ave., Battle Ground. or 360-891-4000.

Meeting Professionals International: Industry forum, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Oct. 19 at Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland. Multiple breakout sessions will be offered. Keynote by Roger Rickard from Revent LLC, founder of Voices in Advocacy. Register:

Southwest Washington Leads & Needs: Networking, 7:30-9 a.m. Oct. 19 at Beaches Restaurant and Bar, 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive, $5. Continental breakfast provided. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members may bring a nonmember guest. Reservations: 360-694-2588 or

Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington: Monthly meeting begins with networking, 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greewood Drive. “How to hold that uncomfortable conversation without getting in our own way” with Sarah Stebbins. Fees, $35-$40, includes dinner. Reservations required. or 360-907-4407.

Construction/real estate economic forum: Washington State Economist, Arun Raha, will give an economic update and forecast, 11 a.m. Oct. 19 Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Register: Erica L. Rodman, 360-281-0768 or email

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: Working with Sound for Websites 101, John Barber, clinical assistant professor, Oct. 19; Social Media Web Strategy 101, Frank Mungeam, adjunct professor, Nov. 2; 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. They run from noon to 1:15 p.m. in the Multimedia Classroom Building, Room 111, on the WSUV campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. There is a fee to park on campus. Reservations:

Educational retirement seminar: Edward Jones financial advisor Vicki Fitzsimmons will host “How Well you Retire Depends on How Well you Plan Today” seminar, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Reservations: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

Lunch & Learn series: Anna Hutson, formic media, will speak on “Social Media Value: Beyond Just Posts & Tweets,” 11:30 am. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20, Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Cost, $10, includes box lunch. Register:

Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce: The Chamber’s monthly luncheon begins with networking at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20 at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive, Camas. Keynote speaker from C-Tran will share insight on the future of public transportation in Camas and Washougal. Cost is $15 to $20. Reservations (24 hours prior to event): 360-834-2472 or

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