Clark County business calendar




Lunch with lawmakers: Enterprise Washington, a nonprofit organization based in the Puget Sound area with the mission to help elect business-savvy legislators will have a speaker from noon to 1 p.m. at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Free; space limited. * Advance registration required: 360-694-2588.

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: An update on legislation and practical information for addressing workplace requirements and a presentation from internationally recognized immigration attorney Paul Hribernick, 11:30 a.m. registration, lunch and program at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., $25-$35. * Reservation:

Secrets of success: The Marketing Coach, Veronika Noize, will present “Three Ultimate Success and Prosperity Strategies for Small Business,” 9 a.m. to noon at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, free. * Register:

Financial conference: The Financial Planning Association of Oregon & Southwest Washington will hold its annual mid-winter conference Feb. 7-8 at the Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Conference is designed for financial planners and advisers, brokers, CPAs, estate attorneys and insurance representatives. * Registration brochure: or 503-286-8350.


Society for Marketing Professional Services: A cross-industry panel, “Why Some Firms Win!” will begin at 11:30 a.m. at The Governor Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Cost, $40-50, includes lunch. * Register at

Landlord Study Hall: Learn the best tricks of the trade from an industry veteran, 6:30-8 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Center, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law. * Reservations: or 503-772-8825.

Next level networking: Meet a new expert every month, 7:30-9 a.m. at Education Service District, Pacific Room, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave. Members, $5. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. *

Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Wednesday, a 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling seminar at the westside showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, Lake Oswego. At the eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Joel Fraley will present a seminar about bath design and remodeling. Both showrooms will remain open until 5:30 p.m. Wednesday so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. * or 503-335-9204.


Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a relaxed, social setting for networking, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Laurelwood Public House & Brewery, 1401 S.E. Rassmussen Blvd., Battle Ground. Refreshments and raffle. Free for Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce members. *, 360-687-1510.

Nonprofit conference: Volunteer directors conference, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the artillery barracks, 600 E. Hathaway Road. Nancy MacDuff will speak on “The Role of the Volunteer: Supplement, Support, Supplant?”; Victoria Nolan and Eva LaBonte will speak on on “Managing Generational Diversity,” followed by a discussion of what funders look for in grant applications. * Reservations:

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. Feb. 9 through April 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; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321 or


Agriculture conference: The Women in Agriculture conference, held simultaneously in 16 county locations throughout the state, will be 8 a.m. to 4 pm. at the Clark County Washington State University Extension Office, Heritage Farm, 1919 N.E. 78th St. Registration, $25, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register before Feb. 3 and receive a signed copy of “The Procrasinator’s Handbook by keynote speaker Rita Emmett. Farmer and entrepreneur Lyn Garling from Pennsylvania is also a keynote speaker. * Registration: Lorrie Conway, or 360-834-0315.


Green recognition lunch: Clark County Environmental Services is launching a new green-business recognition program designed to help Clark County businesses get green and stay green. The first recipients will be honored at a lunch, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Heathman Lodge, Fort Vancouver ballroom, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Seating is limited. * Register:

Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington: Monthly meeting, with keynote speaker Michael Holroyd, begins with networking at 5 p.m. Feb. 15, followed by dinner at 5:50 p.m., Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Holroyd will speak on “The Power of Volunteerism.” Fees, $35-$40, includes dinner. Reservations required. *, or 360-907-4407.

East Vancouver Business Association: Annual breakfast to make plans for “Jazzin‘ in the Meadow” 2012 EVBA golf tournament, 7:30 a.m. Feb. 17 at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive, Camas. Special guests: John Deeder and Bob Knight. Register for breakfast in order to play golf after meeting. * Connie at

Mardi Gras casino night: The Building Industry Association of Clark County’s second-annual Global Security Mardi Gras Casino Night begins at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, 100 Columbia St. The event features Las Vegas-style gaming, an auction and raffle. Admission is $30 per person, includes food and $20 in scrip. * Liz Pike,, 360-281-8720.

Financial seminars: Columbia Credit Union is offering a session of Financial Peace University, a 13-week program that teaches how to eliminate debt and save for the future, beginning Feb. 21. Each class beings with a video presentation taught by personal money management expert Dave Ramsey and ends with small-group discussions. There is a one-time materials cost of $99. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. at the operations center, 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. * Register: under the Money Management tab; 360-891-4000.

Business After Hours: Networking opportunities and Shop Local Business Showcase, 4-7 p.m. Feb. 28 at Red Lion Hotel at the Quay, 100 Columbia St. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Cost is $5. * Chamber, 360-694-2588.

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