Investment strategies: Geoffrey Herron, an Edward Jones financial adviser, will speak on investments and preparing for retirement at 2 and 3:30 p.m. at 6204 N.E. Highway 99, Suite E. Refreshments will be served. * Reservations: Sarah, 360-695-8528.
Business After Hours: Networking opportunities, 5-7 p.m. at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Catered by Beaches Restaurant. Cost is $10 for members, $30 for others. * Registration: 360-694-2588.
Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar for Clark County seniors about the top estate planning questions from 2 to 4 p.m. Free. * For location, necessary reservations, call 360-696-2069.
Fundraising seminar: The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host a speakers series on educational programming, 3 to 5 p.m. 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: http://www.afporegon.afpnet.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 your brand and help grow your business, 3:30-5 p.m. 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. 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.
Networking event: Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association resumes its First Thursday Networking Event, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at The Rock, 2420 Columbia House Blvd. * Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monthly meeting: Battle Ground Chamber general meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at The Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 N.E. 181st St., Brush Prairie. Guest speaker Earl Jackson, senior attorney, Jackson Jackson & Kurtz, Inc. * email@example.com.
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 for returning course participants, $200 others. * Contact Tracy Whitmore, 360-944-3364, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321 or email@example.com.
Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce: 2012 Recognition Banquet, 6 p.m. social hour, 7:15 p.m. dinner, 8 p.m. recognition presentation on Feb. 2 at Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. Admission, $55 members; $65 others. * Reservations, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 offer free one-hour sessions. Saturday, Feb. 4: The westside showroom, 15573 S.W. Bangy Road, Lake Oswego, Ore., 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 session; 1:15 p.m. whole house remodel. Sunday, Feb. 5: 12:30 p.m. bath design and remodeling; 2 p.m., kitchen design and remodeling. Wednesday, Feb. 8: 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. Noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 7 at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. Free; space limited. * Advance registration required: 360-694-2588.
Secrets of success: The Marketing Coach, Veronika Noize, will present “Three Ultimate Success and Prosperity Strategies for Small Business,” 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 7 at SoHo Marketing Institute, 953 Officers Row. Free. * Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events.
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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