Clark County business calendar

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Wednesday

Speaker series: Business professionals will offer expertise in a series of noon meetings, sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Speakers and topics include: Sarah Stebbins, Sept. 7; Joy Overstreet, “Your Home Office: Supporter or Saboteur,” Sept. 14; and Rich Wersinger, “Using Screencast Web Video for Fun and Profit,” Sept. 21. 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, 360-882-1298.

Thursday

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: Offering a study group for human resources professionals desiring a review course in preparation for the PHR/SPHR professional certification exam or who want 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 tracyw@dickhannah.com; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321, or tharmon@cadetco.com.

Economic development plan: Columbia River Economic Development Council presents Clark County’s proposed economic development plan, 11:30 am. to 1 p.m. at the Heathman Hotel, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Jon Roberts, principle of TIP Strategies and a facilitated panel of sector leaders will discuss the plan, followed by audience questions and answers. Cost is $35 per person. * Reservations, Diane Dempcy, 360-567-3181 or ddempcy@credc.org.

Friday

Tree fair and trade show: The annual Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association’s annual tree fair and trade show, noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $10 members, $15 others. * 503-364-2942.

Upcoming

Happy hour: Erik Runyan Jewelers will sponsor a Vintage Jewelry Salon happy-hour event, 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the downtown Vancouver family jewelry business, 900 Washington St.

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, Sept. 15 to Nov. 17, Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. * Full course topic outline and schedule available at http://www.lhcareers.com.

Nonprofit education: An charities and nonprofit education symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Sessions will include nonprofit board governance, including liabilities and liabilities and indemnification, employment issues, duties and bylaws, liability insurance, special occasion licensing, state tax requirements and a question and answer period, $10. * Registration: http://www.sos.wa.gov/charities/trainingsignup.aspx; information, Glidden at 360-725-0373.

Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach all sessions and share trends in design, information on new materials and techniques, as well as review on the professional design and build process. The free one-hour sessions are informal, allowing for plenty of questions and discussion. On Sept. 17, the Lake Oswego, Ore., showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, will have a 10 a.m. whole-house remodel seminar; 11 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; noon, Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and complimentary tasting; and 12:45 p.m. bath design and remodeling. The westside location continues Sept. 18 with 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling; and 1:30 p.m. bath and remodeling seminar. The eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland, will have a 12:30 p.m. seminar on kitchen design and remodeling Sept. 21. 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: http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.

Forestland investing conference: The World Forestry Center’s conference, “Who Will Own the Forest?” begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 19 and continues through Sept. 21 at the World Forestry Center in Portland’s Washington Park. * Registration: http://www.wwotf.worldforestry.org/wwotf7/index.html.

Veterans job fair: All veterans and families are welcome at the Veterans Stand Down & Job Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland. Free. * http://www.portlandstanddown.org, 503-226-7387.

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