Clark County business calendar

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Today

Vancouver SCORE: "Business Form and Financial Management," a half-day seminar to get a business off to a good start, 9 a.m. to noon at iQ Credit Union, Hazel Dell branch, 305 N.E. 81st St. Cost, $35. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.

Profitability Rescue 101: A marketing intervention process presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway St., Suite 100. Cost is $197. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Profitability_Rescue_101, 360-882-1298.

Tuesday

East Vancouver Business Association: August NetEvent, 4 to 7 p.m. at State Farm office, 11818 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Free. A monetary donation for Relay for Life is requested. * 360-256-3755.

Investing for women: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will present a free educational seminar on investing from a woman's perspective at 6:30 p.m. at Waddell & Reed, 16219 S.E. 12th St., Suite 203. A light dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the presentation. * Register: adockum@wradvisors.com or 360-694-1266, ext 131.

Thursday

Member focus group: Networking for business professionals, 7:45 a.m. at Courtyard Village, 4555 N.E. 66th Ave. Free. * Alexis Mason, alexis@alexisllc.com.

Thursday-Saturday

Customers facing financial hardship: Bank of America hosts three days of free homeowner assistance workshops for customers who are experiencing financial hardship, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Embassy Suites Portland Washington Square, 9000 S.W. Washington Square Road, Tigard, Ore. Attendees will be able to meet face-to-face with bank specialists to review financial situation. Complimentary parking will be available at Embassy Suites. * Register and obtain list of documents needed: http://www.bankofamerica.com/homeownerevent or 855-201-7426.

Upcoming

Politics and investing: Geoffrey Herron, an Edward Jones financial adviser, will host this month's Investment Perspective seminar, 2 and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at 6204 N.E. Highway 99, Suite E. Refreshments will be served. * Reservations: Sarah, 360-695-8528.

Navigating health insurance: A seminar on health insurance, sponsored by Johnson Bixby & Associates, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Aug. 28 at 3201 Main St. Lisa Lettenmaier, owner of Health Source NW, will make a presentation and answer questions about health, life, dental and disability insurance. Space is limited. * Registration required: http://www.johnsonbixby.com or 360-695-1795.

Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a relaxed, social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 28 at Columbia Bank, 400 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 100. Door prizes. Cost: $10 for members, $30 others. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. * Register: 360-694-2588.

Panel discussion: First Tuesday Panel Discussion, 4-6 p.m. Sept. 4 at Vancouver City Hall, council chambers, 415 W. Sixth St. Information session to explore the small business sector in Vancouver. Free. * Reservations: Tina Picchioni, 360-487-7813 or tina.picchioni@cityofvancouver.us.

Networking workshop: Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway St., Suite 100, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $5-$10. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events, 360-882-1298.

Columbia River Economic Development Council: Alan Yordy, president and chief mission officer, will speak on "Healthcare: An Economic Engine in Clark County," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11, Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $35 per person. * Register: ddempcy@credc.org or 360-567-3181.

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.