Clark County business calendar

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Wednesday

Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association: Annual holiday dinner and party, 6 p.m. The Hostess House, 10017 N.E. Sixth Ave. Tickets, $35 per person. The Mazza-Calame Trio will provide musical entertainment. Optional gift exchange (less than $10 gifts). * Reservations: Ila Stanek, 360-573-7376. ilastanek@hotmail.com.

Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: Habib Matin will speak about fish spawning habitat gravel augmentation implementation plan. Cost, $10-$40. * Kari Nichols, kari.nichols@meadhunt.com, 503-548-1494.

Friday

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

Upcoming

Volunteers needed for tax preparation: AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist with tax preparation in Clark County. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Volunteers must have basic computer skills and become proficient tax return preparation software, as all returns are filed electronically. Training takes places in January. From Feb. 1 through April 15, volunteers will help clients one-on-one at various tax sites across Clark County. Deadline for registering is Dec. 10. * Information on joining the team: http://www.aarp.org/taxaide, email voltaxaide@comcast.net or 888-687-2277.

Fundraising professionals: The Oregon and Southwest Washington chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, annual chapter meeting and luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland. Andrew Watt, president and CEO of AFP, the international professional association, will present "International Trends in Fundraising." Cost is $35/$50. * Register http://www.afporegon.afpnet.org, 360-256-5590.

Conducting workplace investigations: James Barrett, who represents private and public employers in all aspects of employment-related disputes, will make a presentation, at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 11 at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Members $25, others $35. Provides one credit hour toward recertification. Registration includes lunch. Sponsored by Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management. * http://www.swshrm.org/.

Columbia River Economic Development Council: Bill Wyatt, executive director Port of Portland, will speak on "Leveraging our International Trade Strengths" 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13, Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $35 per person. * Register: ddempcy@credc.org, 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.