SoHo Marketing Institute will sponsor a free program of advice from business professionals, noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 4 and 11 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Susan Lannis will speak on Jan. 4 and Scott Edwards, Jan. 11. Free and open to the public. Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach, founded the SoHo Marketing Institute, a members-only business-building community. Reservations: 360-882-1298 or http://www.sohomastermind.com.
Legislative outlook breakfast will feature legislators from the 15th, 17th, 18th and 49th legislative districts offering their thoughts on the 2012 session. The event, 7 to 9 a.m., is at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $30. Reservations: 360-694-2588.
Networking workshop: A free workshop, Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $10. Seating is limited. Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach free one-hour sessions. On Saturday, the westside showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, will have a 10 a.m. universal design and remodeling seminar; 11:15 a.m. Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and a complimentary brunch, followed by a 11:30 a.m. kitchen design and remodeling; 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling; and at 1:30 p.m. Joel Fraley will present a seminar about a whole house remodel. At the eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland, at 10 a.m., Therese DuBravac will present a whole house remodel; 11 a.m. a kitchen design and remodel; noon bath design and remodeling; and 1 p.m. basement design and remodeling. On Sunday, Jan. 8, westside showroom, 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling; and at 1:30 p.m., bath design and remodeling. Wednesday, Jan. 11, westside, 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling and the same day on the eastside, 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling. Both showrooms will remain open until 3 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Wednesday so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.
Financial Peace University, a 13-week Bible-based accountability class taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD, offers classes at Columbia Christian Church, 907 N.W. 99th St., beginning at 6 p.m. Register: Elmer Laulainen, 360-574-4393.
Economic Forecast Breakfast: From 7-10 a.m. Jan. 10 at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Keynote speaker is John C. Williams, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, followed by economic forecast industry panelists. $50 fee includes breakfast. Free to the first 50 students who register by phone, 360-694-2588. Register online at http://www.vancouverusa.com.
Women in Trades career fair: Three days of education, inspiration and opportunity at the electrical training center, 16021 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Free admission, parking, child care and free shuttle service from the Gateway Transit Center. For daily schedule or to register http://www.tradeswomen.net.
Landlord Study Hall: A legislative update, 6:30-8 p.m. Jan. 11, 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: http://www.landlordstudyhall.com or 503-772-8825.
Secrets of success: The Marketing Coach, Veronika “Ronnie” Noize, will present “Ultimate Small Business Success Secrets Revealed,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
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