Clark County business calendar





Mosaic Job Cafe: Employment support network offers a workshop on developing your networking brand, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 401 E. 33rd St. Topic: Five Habits of Self Talk that Sabotage the Positive Results you Deserve, with speaker Michelle Wirta of Spiral Life Consulting. *


Columbia River Economic Development Council, export strategy workshop, 2 p.m., Port of Vancouver, 3103 Lower River Road. Cost is $20, appetizers and beverages included. * 360-693-3611.

No Business After Hours: Networking event, Monster Fun at Big Al’s, a Halloween party, 5-7 p.m. at 16615 S.E. 18th St. Costumes encouraged. Advance registered members $25, others $30; at the door $35. * Register: or 360-694-2588.

Financial seminars: Columbia Credit Union offers a free financial seminar, Build a Basic Budget, 7 p.m. at 401 N.W. 12th Ave., Battle Ground. * or 360-891-4000.

Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar for Clark County seniors about the top estate planning questions, 2-4 p.m. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.


The Halloween Carve happy hour: An after-hours business party and charity event, 4-7 p.m. at Erik Runyan Jewelers, 900 Washington St. Representatives from local businesses are asked to bring a carved pumpkin to the jewelry store. One of the carved beauties will be chosen the winner. Carved pumpkins will be auctioned for charity. Costumes encouraged but optional. * Erik Runyan, 360-699-1917.


Job fair: La Center School District will hold a job fair for Clark and/or Cowlitz county employers, 5:30 to 8 p.m., La Center High School commons, 725 Highland Road, La Center. Any company located in either county is welcome to participate; no charge. * Joe Bosch, or 360-903-5804.

Start earning money: The Marketing Coach, Veronika “Ronnie” Noize, will present a teleclass, “How to Stop Worrying About Marketing & Finally Start Earning Money Doing What You Love,” 2-3 p.m. Free. * Reservations:

Campaign training seminar: The National Federation of Small Business will host a one-day campaign training seminar, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Cost is $50 per person, includes lunch and materials. *, 866-307-2846.

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, session schedule available at

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


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. Schedule includes Jeff Williams, Buzz — What It Is, Why You Need It and How to Get It, Nov. 2; Heather Barta, Nov. 9; and Mary Jane Weigel, Nov. 16. Free and open to the public. Registration is recommended. SoHo Mastermind is a members-only business-building community that offers marketing success coaching, consulting and training. * or 360-882-1298.

Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 2, Governor Hotel card room, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: contingency operations. Cost is $20 for members with reservations, $30 without reservations or non-members and $10 for student members. * Reservations by Oct. 26; Katherine Robinette, or 503-499-0393.

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: Social Media Web Strategy 101, Frank Mungeam, Nov. 2; Go Mobile: Website or Web App, Brett Oppegaard, Nov. 16; and Optimizing your Website for Search Engines 101, Dene Grigar, Nov. 30. 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. 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. Nov. 3 at Applewood, 2005 S.E. 192nd Ave., No. 100. All human-resources and business professionals and job seekers are encouraged to attend. No fee to attend; food and beverages available for purchase. * Reservations by noon Nov. 3:

Executive performance review: Jonathan Poisner focuses on helping nonprofits through strategic planning, fundraising, coalition building and other organizational development challenges, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 3 at the Grant House Restaurant, 1101 Officers Row. Light refreshments. Nonprofit network members, $15; others $22. *

Vancouver sales forum: Topic: phone sales, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Nov. 9 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize. Free. Seating is limited. * Register:

To submit to the business calendar, send information to or fax 360-735-4491. Sales awards are not published.