Clark County business calendar

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Tuesday

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., at the Heathman Lodge, Fort Vancouver ballroom, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Free. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.clarkgreenbiz.com.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

Free tax workshop: The Vancouver office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small-business owners, 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 16 at 8008 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Suite 340, Vancouver. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales-tax collection and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and a reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations. Space is limited. A complete schedule of workshops statewide and short streaming video version of the workshop in English and Spanish are available on the website. * Register: http://www.dor.wa.gov or 360-256-2060.

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. Thursday Feb. 16 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 tracyw@dickhannah.com; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321 or tharmon@cadetco.com.

Friday

East Vancouver Business Association: Annual breakfast to make plans for ‘Jazzin‘ in the Meadow’ 2012 EVBA golf tournament, 7:30 a.m. 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 connie@evba.net.

Saturday

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. 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 and includes food and $20 scrip. * Liz Pike, pikeadvertising@comcast.net or 360-281-8720.

Upcoming

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: http://www.columbiacu.org under the Money Management tab or 360-891-4000.

Medicaid and more: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar for Clark County seniors about paying for long-term care, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 28. Free. * Location, necessary reservations: 360-696-2069.

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.

Networking workshop: A free workshop, Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 2 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $5 or $10. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events, 360-882-1298.

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