Clark County business calendar

By Mary Ricks, Columbian News Assistant




Financial seminars:
Homebuying 101, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesdays through May 15, Columbia Credit Union Operations Center, 200 S.E. Park Plaze Drive. Free. * Register: or 360-891-4000.


Employment law update:
Linda E. Frischmeyer, an attorney with Landerholm, will present a spring employment law update seminar, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Landerholm law offices, 805 Broadway, Suite 1000. Cost, $45 per person, includes continental breakfast. Space is limited to 25 people. * Reservations by April 4, Lana Chumov, 360-816-2475,

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: After-hours networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tommy O’s Pacific Rim Bistro, 801 Washington St. No cost; food and beverages available for purchase. All human resources, business professionals and job-seekers are encouraged to attend. * Reserve by noon April 5 to

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. April 5-19 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 or


Networking workshop: Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $5-$10. Seating is limited. * Register:, 360-882-1298.

Ongoing assistance

Free tax help for low-income filers: Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 17. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the IRS, will offer assistance with personal income tax returns at the following sites: First Baptist Church, 108 W. 27th St.; Marshall Community Center, 901 C St.; Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd.; Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave.; Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground; Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C E. Tenney Road; Fisher’s Landing Assisted Living, 17171 S.E. 22nd Drive. * Information for all locations: 888-687-2277 or


Workshops and job fair:
Local agencies and employers are offering a Southwest Washington Hiring Event, open to the public, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10, at the Partners in Careers office, 3210 N.E. 52nd St. More than 30 employers with job openings will participate. Free workshops will be offered on networking, job search and interviewing. PIC is an employment program that provides job training, placement and coaching to people on public assistance, refugees, veterans, low-income seniors and at-risk youth. *, 360-696-8417.

Landlord Study Hall: Free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law. 6:30-8 p.m. April 11, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Center, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Topic: filling out the rental agreement line by line. * Reservations: or 503-772-8825.

Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce: April general meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 N.E. 181st St., Brush Prairie. Dr. Roger Stark, an author of numerous health care studies, a retired cardiac surgeon and a health care policy analyst at the Washington Policy Center, will speak. Admission, $12 members; $15 others. * Reservations, or Shirley or Connie, 360-687-1510.

Vancouver Downtown Association:
Quarterly meeting, 7:45 to 9 a.m. April 12 at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Business owners discuss fitness. No cost. * Reservations to and Learn: Riverview Community Bank offers “financial freedom” sessions, noon to 1 p.m. second and fourth Thursdays at the Camas branch, 700 N.E. Fourth Ave. April 13 topic: Planning for College. * Register: Blaine Peterson, 360-693-1416.

Financial seminar:
Edward Jones financial adviser Vicki Fitzsimmons will host a free seminar with information about the features and benefits of 529 college savings plans, 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 19, 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Reservations: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Monday publication date. Send to or fax 360-735-4491.