Clark County business calendar

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Wednesday

Speaker series: SoHo Mastermind sponsors an event for business professionals to offer their expertise, noon to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. This week’s program is Jeff Williams, “Buzz — What It Is, Why You Need It and How to Get It.” Upcoming programs include Heather Barta, Nov. 9; and Mary Jane Weigel, Nov. 16. 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: 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 at 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: dgrigar@vancouver.wsu.edu.

Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: contingency operations. Cost, $20 for members with reservations, $30 without reservations or nonmembers and $10 for student members. Katherine Robinette, same.pdx.rsvp@gmail.com, 503-499-0393.

Thursday

Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce: General meeting, 11:30 a.m., The Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 N.E. 181st St., Brush Prairie. Candidate forum. Lunch, $12-$15. Register: 360-687-1510, shirley@battlegroundchamber.org.

Networking event: Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association sponsors an after-hours networking event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Applewood, 2005 S.E. 192nd Ave., No. 100. All human resources, business professionals and job seekers are encouraged to attend. No fee to attend; food and beverages available for purchase. Reservations needed by noon Nov. 3, tracy@tjandassociates.com.

Executive performance review: Jonathan Poisner focuses on helping nonprofits by assisting them with strategic planning, fundraising, coalition building and other organizational development challenges, 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Grant House Restaurant, 1101 Officers Row. Light refreshments. Nonprofit network members $15; others $22. http://www.nonprofitnetworkwa.org/.

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. Full course topic outline and free upcoming info session schedule available at http://www.lhcareers.com.

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: Offering a study group for human resources professionals desiring a review course in preparation of their PHR/SPHR professional certification exam or gaining 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. Contact Tracy Whitmore, 360-944-3364, tracyw@dickhannah.com or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321, tharmon@cadetco.com.

Upcoming

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, the Marketing Coach. Free. Seating is limited. Register: http://www.sohomastermsdind.com/public_events.

Landlord Study Hall: Free forum 6:30-8 p.m. Nov. 9, 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. Two-part presentation on the definition of habitability issues and how they apply to complaints and the relationship aspect of handling tenant complaints. http://www.landlordstudyhall.com, 503-997-9035 or kathryn@kjproperties.com.

Marketing machine: A preview of Veronika Noize’s SoHo Mastermind program, The Ultimate Marketing Machine, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. Seating is limited. Register: http://www.sohomastermsdind.com/public_events.

Clark County Pub Talk: Network 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 at Fort Vancouver National Site, artillery barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Cost $20-$25. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Register: http://www.swwdc.org.

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