Clark County business calendar




Value of the dollar: Geoffrey Herron, an Edward Jones financial adviser, will host, “What’s a Dollar Worth,” 2 and 3:30 p.m. at 6204 N.E. Highway 99, Suite E. The video seminar will include a discussion on systematic investing as well as the role of international fixed-income investments in a portfolio. * Reservations: Sarah, 360-695-8528.

Southwest Washington Human Resource Management Association: Health care reform update, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Cost $25-$35. Reservations required. *


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

Speaker series: Business professionals will offer their expertise in a series of noon meetings, sponsored by SoHo Mastermind, at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Speakers and topics include: 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. *, 360-882-1298.


Saving for college seminar: Edward Jones financial adviser Vicki Fitzsimmons will host “College: Getting There from Here” seminar, 5:30 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Reservations by Sept. 14: or 360-573-6604.

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 at Firstenburg Community Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. * Full course topic outline and free upcoming info session schedule available at

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, or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321,


Nonprofit education: A charities and nonprofit education symposium, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Sessions will include nonprofit board governance, including liabilities and indemnification, employment issues, duties and bylaws, liability insurance, special occasion licensing, Washington state tax requirements and a question-and-answer time. Cost is $10. * Registration is limited; or for information, Glidden at 360-725-0373.

Urban Enterpreneur Network: Kathie Nelson, author, professional speaker and executive coach who founded Connectworks in 2002, will speak 8-9:30 a.m. at the Community Services building, 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Building 17 conference room. Event sponsored by Mosaic Blueprint. *


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/build process. The free one-hour sessions are informal in style, allowing for plenty of questions and discussion. On Saturday, 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, a Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and complimentary menu tasting; and a 12:45 p.m. bath design and remodeling. The westside location continues on Sunday, Sept. 18 with a 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 Wednesday, Sept. 21. Both showrooms will remain open until 3 p.m. on Saturday and 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. * Information and schedule: 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, Portland’s Washington Park. * Registration:

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. *, 503-226-7387.

Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar for Clark County seniors about the top estate planning questions, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. * For location and necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.

New rules in retirement: The Portland/Vancouver chapter of the American Association of Individual Investors meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Judith A. McGee, a financial adviser, will discuss new rules that investors must apply when planning their retirements in an increasingly volatile world. Cost $15 for those registered; $20 at the door. * Reservations,

Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Washington: Monthly meeting begins with networking, 5 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Simple Strategies for Staying Happy with Kellie Grill, motivational speaker, author, songwriter and publisher. Fee, $35-$40, includes dinner. Reservations required. * or 360-907-4407.

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: Google Maps 101, with Will Luers, a visiting professor, Sept. 21; YouTube 101, Will Luers, Oct. 5; 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 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:

First-time homebuyer class: Seminar on buying a home for the first time, 4-9 p.m. Sept. 22, at Evergreen Home Loans, 204 S.E. Park Plaza Drive, Suite 105. Leslie Girard from Evergreen and Deana Nerton, Windermere Real Estate, will make a presentation. Pizza and beverages provided. * Reservations, 360-260-6979 or email

Washington caregivers: A free Web conference, sponsored by the nonprofit National Private Duty Association, 5 p.m. Sept. 22. The live and interactive program will cover an overview of elder law issues, powers of attorney, informed consent and guardianship, advance directives and wills and trusts. Free. *

Christian entrepreneurs: The Nehemiah Project International Ministries will host a conference and banquet, NPIM Weekend, Sept. 22-25. The Nehemiah Project is an international business training and support organization founded in 1999 in Washington, D.C. * Information or registration,

Vancouver SCORE: “Your Business — Plan It, Start It, Grow It,” a full-day workshop to get your business off the ground, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Clark College Columbia Tech Center, Corporate Learning Center, Room 337, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Topics include building a business plan, understanding your market, financing alternatives. Cost, $85. *, 360-699-1079.

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