Networking Schmoozefest: Nonprofit Network of Southwest Washington will host a networking event, Spring Schmoozefest, 4-6 p.m., Grant House Restaurant, 1101 Officers Row. No-host bar. Nonprofit Network members, $10; others, $15. * Register http://www.nonprofitnetworkwa.org/building/nurturing/info/C106/.
Starting a business: SCORE Vancouver will present a half-day workshop, “Starting a Business -- What it Takes,” 1-4 p.m., Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Topics include the skills, knowledge, resources and steps needed to implement your business idea, the capital required and the access to funding. Cost, $35. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.
Financial seminars: Free seminars, Roth IRA, May 2; retirement rollovers, May 16; estate planning, May 17, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Columbia Credit Union Operations Center, 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. Free. * Register: http://www.columbiacu.org or 360-891-4000.
Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: After-hours networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Niche Wine and Art, 1013 Main St. No cost; food and beverages available for purchase. All human resources, business professionals and job seekers are encouraged to attend. * Reserve by noon May 3 to email@example.com.
Networking workshop: Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $5-$10. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events, 360-882-1298.
Communicators conference:Portland Metro Chapter of Public Relations Society of America’s annual conference, “Remaining Relevant,” 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 9, at Governor Hotel, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Educational sessions include internal audience, individual brand and integrated communications. Cost $95 members, $85 students, and $110 others. * http://www.communicatorsconference.com.
Landlord Study Hall: Free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law. 6:30-8 p.m. May 9, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Center, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Topic: addendums for move-in. * Reservations: http://www.landlordstudyhall.com or 503-772-8825.
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 May 11: Dealing with Debt. * Register: Blaine Peterson, 360-693-1416.
Financial seminars: Lacamas Community Credit Union will host two free financial education seminars in May, open to the public: “Social Security and Your Retirement,” 6:30 p.m. May 15, at Camas Public Library, second floor meeting room, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas; and “Building and Improving your Credit,” 6:30 p.m. May 17 at the Terrace branch, 19200 S.E. 31st St., Camas. * Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-834-3611.
Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: Diana Gould will present a program on workplace flexibility, 11:30 a.m. May 15, lunch and program, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. Cost is $25-$35. * Reservations: http://www.swhrma.org/index.php/event?id=140.
Clark County Pub Talk: “To Market, To Market: Branding your Way to Success,” with Cyndi Parker, principal and creative director and Marc Neidlinger, creative director of branding for Gravitate Design, 5 to 8 p.m. May 16 at Fort Vancouver National Site, artillery barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. * Register: http://www.swwdc.org, 360-909-5632.
Financial seminars: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments will give information about the stock market and the basics of investing and financial planning, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 17, 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Upcoming seminars include: Focus on Fixed Income, June 21; Foundations of Investing, July 19; and How to Raise a Money-Smart Child, Aug. 16. * Reservations: Debbie, 360-573-6604.
Estate planning seminar: Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation offers free estate planning seminar, 1:30-3 p.m. May 17 in conference rooms C and D on the third floor of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 N.E. 139th St. Guest speakers include an estate planning attorney and a long-term care professional. Refreshments provided. * Reservations: Shirley Gross, 360-487-3457 or email@example.com..
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