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. at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Cost is $15 advance, $20 at the door. http://www.aaii.com/pdx.
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 Jan. 18 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.
Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Vancouver, Washington: Monthly meeting begins with networking, 5 p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greewood Drive. Keynote speaker Linda Edwards will talk about placing your dreams in the cloud. Fees, $35-$40, include dinner. Reservations required. firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-907-4407.
Clark County Pub Talk: “Patents and Rock ’n’ Roll” will feature Vancouver attorney Kurt Rylander and owners of Vancouver startup Young Guitars, 5 to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Site, artillery barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Cost $20-$25. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served. Register: http://www.swwdc.org.
Giving presentations: The International Association of Business Communicators will sponsor Kristin Thompson of Thompson Professional Development, demonstrating how to take command of a room and deliver confident, competent presentations without clinging to your notes, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Benson Hotel, 309 S.W. Broadway, Portland. http://www.or.iabc.com/programs.
Financial seminar: Edward Jones financial adviser Vicki Fitzsimmons will host a seminar with information about the stock market and the basics of investing and financial planning, 5:30 p.m. 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,” 2 to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach, SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. Reservations: http://www.tinyurl.com/sohoteleclassjan19.
East Vancouver Business Association: Monthly NetEvent, 8 a.m. , The Quarry, 415 S.E. 177th Ave. Register: Connie at email@example.com.
Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar for Clark County seniors about the top estate planning questions, 2-4 p.m. Jan. 24. Free. Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, 5-7 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Catered by Beaches Restaurant. Cost is $10 members; $30 others. Registration: 360-694-2588.
Fundraising seminar: The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host a speakers series on educational programming, 3 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland. A reception will follow the program. Greg Sheridan, associate vice president, constituency program, Office of Development & Alumni Relations at the University of Washington, will present “Building a Rock Solid Advancement Program — Lessons Learned and Rules to Live By.” Admission: members $30, others $50. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-256-5590.
Membership request series: Martin Flynn, who has 15 years in marketing, will teach how to best utilize social media to engage with your customer base, enhance our brand and help grow your business, 3:30-5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Free for Chamber members; limited to 20 participants. Advance registration required: 360-694-2588.
Vancouver SCORE: “Your Business — Plan It, Start It, Grow It,” a full-day workshop to get your business off the ground, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Clark College Columbia Tech Center, Corporate Learning Center, Room 337, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. Topics include building a business plan, understanding your market, financing alternatives. Cost, $85. http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.
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. 2 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. Contact Tracy Whitmore, 360-944-3364, email@example.com; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce: 2012 Recognition Banquet, 6 p.m. Feb. 3 social hour, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. recognition presentation, Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Admission, $55 members; $65 others. Reservations, email@example.com or Shirley or Connie, 360-687-1510.
Networking workshop: A free workshop, Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 3 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, Feb. 4 the westside showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, will have a 10 a.m. bath design and remodeling seminar; 11:15 a.m. Dacor appliance cooking demonstration and a complimentary brunch, followed by a noon kitchen design and remodeling; 1:15 p.m. whole house remodel. On Sunday, Feb. 5, 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling; and at 2 p.m., kitchen design and remodeling. Wednesday, Feb. 8, a 12:30 p.m. kitchen design and remodeling seminar. At the eastside showroom, 804 N. Alberta, Portland, at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, Joel Fraley will present a seminar about bath 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.
Lunch with lawmakers: Enterprise Washington, a nonprofit organization based in the Puget Sound area whose mission is to help elect business-savvy legislators, will speak noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Free; space limited. Advance registration required: 360-694-2588.
Financial conference: The Financial Planning Association of Oregon & Southwest Washington will hold its annual midwinter conference Feb. 7-8 at the Red Lion on the River, 909 N. Hayden Island Drive, Portland. Conference is designed for financial planners, financial advisers, brokers, CPAs, estate attorneys and insurance representatives. For registration brochure, http://www.fpa-or.org or call 503-286-8350.
Landlord Study Hall: Learn the best tricks of the trade from an industry veteran, 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 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.
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