Economic Forecast Breakfast: 7-10 a.m. 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. Register at http://www.vancouverusa.com.
Neil Kelly Design, Build & Remodeling free seminars: Designers teach free one-hour sessions. The westside showroom at 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, Ore., will offer a 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling seminar. On the same day at the eastside showroom at 804 N. Alberta, Portland, there will be a 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling serminar. Both showrooms will remain open until 5:30 p.m. so visitors can explore kitchen and bath exhibits. http://www.neilkelly.com or 503-335-9204.
SoHo Marketing Institute will sponsor a free program of advice from business professionals, noon to 1 p.m. at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Susan Lannis will speak Jan. 4 and Scott Edwards on 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.
Landlord Study Hall: A legislative update, 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: http://www.landlordstudyhall.com or 503-772-8825.
Vancouver’s Downtown Association: Annual open meeting at 7:45 a.m. at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Breakfast, $20. http://www.vdausa.org.
Secrets of success: The Marketing Coach, Veronika Noize, will present “Ultimate Small Business Success Secrets Revealed,” 1:30-3:30 p.m. at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a relaxed, social setting for networking, 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Real Deals on Home Decor, 1519 S. Parkway Ave., Battle Ground. Refreshments and raffle. Free for Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce members. email@example.com, 360-687-1510.
Trading techniques: The nonprofit American Association for Individual Investors hosts Michael Pollock, brokerage consultant for Fidelity Investments, to learn about using advanced trading tools and techniques to create equity and manage risk at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Cost is $15 advance, $20 at the door. http://www.aaii.com/pdx.
Clark County Pub Talk: “Patents and Rock ‘n Roll” will feature Vancouver attorney Kurt Rylander and owners of Vancouver start-up Young Guitars, 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18, at Fort Vancouver National Site, artillery barracks, 600 E. Hathaway Road. Cost $20-$25. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Register: http://www.swwdc.org.
Financial seminar: Edward Jones financial advisor Vicki Fitzsimmons will host a seminar with information about the stock market and the basics of investing and financial planning, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Reservations: Debbie, 360-573-6604.
Marketing teleclass: A free teleclass, “How to Stop Worrying About Marketing & Finally start Earning Money Doing What you Love,” will be 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 19. Sponsored by Veronika Noize, SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. Reservations: http://www.tinyurl.com/sohoteleclassjan19.
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