Clark County business calendar

By Mary Ricks, Columbian news assistant

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Tuesday

No Business After Hours: “Tax Day Survivor,” with food, beverages, live music, door prizes, 5-7 p.m. at Pearson Air Museum, 1115 E. 15th St. Refreshments and raffle. Cost: $20-$35. Sponsored by Beaches, IQ Credit Union, Alaska Airlines and Fort Vancouver National Trust. * Registration: 360-694-2588.

Vancouver SCORE: “Starting Your Business with a Franchise,” a half-day workshop to get your business off the ground, 1-4 p.m. at Vancouver Housing Authority, community room on first floor, 2500 Main St. Topics include how to choose the right franchise, how to finance the business and how to use Score’s free mentoring services. Cost, $35. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.

Wednesday

Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington: Monthly meeting, with roundtable discussion among members about the direction of WEO and its benefits to members, begins with networking at 5 p.m. , followed by dinner at 5:50 p.m., Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Fee, $36-$40, includes dinner. Reservations required. * http://www.weowa.org, reserve@weowa.org or 360-907-4407.

Thursday

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. , 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Reservations: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

Friday

East Vancouver Business Association: April NetEvent with guest speaker from the Port of Vancouver, 8 a.m. at Cascade Park Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave. Cost is $5-$10. * mitch@evba.net.

Upcoming

Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach free one-hour sessions. On Saturday, April 21 the westside showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, Ore., will have a 10 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling seminar; 11:15 a.m. Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and a complimentary brunch, followed by a noon kitchen design and remodeling; 12 p.m. bath design and remodeling; 1:15 p.m. green remodeling. Sunday, April 22: 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling; 2 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling. Wednesday, April 25: 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling seminar.

• At the eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland on Saturday, April 21: 10 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; 11:15 a.m. bath design and remodeling. Wednesday, April 25: 12:30 p.m., certified bath designer Randi Reed will present a seminar about bath design and remodeling, covering current trends and information on fixture selection. * http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.

Employment law seminar: Fisher & Phillips LLP will host a one-day seminar to address employment law changes and challenges facing employers in 2012. “One Day, Many Solutions,” 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24, Portland City Grill, Unico US Bank Tower, 30th floor, 111 S.W. Fifth Ave., Portland. Cost, $165 per person (with possible discounts), includes breakfast and lunch. Eligible for HR Certification Institute credit. * Register: http://www.laborlawyers.com/2012seminars, Gail Rice at 404-240-4261.

Business management teleclass: Learn the essentials of online business management in a free teleclass, 3-4 p.m. April 24, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach, and her guest Brenda Violette. * Reservations: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events, 360-882-1298.

Questions from seniors: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar about the top 10 questions asked by Clark County seniors, 2-4 p.m. April 24. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.

Leadership transitions: Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington will sponsor a training session for executive directors and board members, 8:30-10 a.m. April 25 at Grant House Restaurant, 1101 Officers Row. Jim Morris from Solid Ground Consulting Group will speak. Cost is $10 members, $15 others. * http://www.nonprofitnetworkwa.org.

Job fair: Clark College will hold a job fair, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25 at Gaiser Hall at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way. * http://www.clark.edu.

Drug/alcohol awareness class: Advanced Diagnostic Services, Inc. sponsors the training, 8 a.m. to noon April 25 at Comfort Inn, 401 E. 13th St. Training by Jennifer Rossiello, certified professional collector trainer, and Darlene Haines, owner of ADS. Cost is $149 to $169. * http://www.ads-testing.com, 360-546-1986.

Lunch and Learn: Riverview Community Bank offers free “Lunch and Learn,” sessions from noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at the Camas branch, 700 N.E. Fourth Ave. Topic April 26: Small Business Success. * Register: Blaine Peterson, 360-693-1416.

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 mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491.