Clark County business calendar

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Tuesday

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: 11:30 a.m. lunch and program, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. Cost is $25-$35. Topic: HR as a Business Partner. Register: http://www.swhrma.org/index.php/event?id=140.

Wednesday

Business association meeting: The Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association general meeting, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 et 8 Lounge, 7607 N.E. 26th Ave. Speakers: Scott Bailey, regional economist for Washington Employment Security Department; John Peterson, general manager of Clark Regional Wastewater District' and Jason Robertson, president of Public Involvement and Economic Development Company. Lunch is $10. Reservations by today to ilastanek@hotmail.com or leave message at 360-573-7376.

Thursday

Vancouver SCORE: "Starting a Business — What It Takes," a half-day seminar to get a business off the ground, 1 to 4 p.m. at Vancouver Community Library, Klikitat Room, 901 C St. Topics include what it takes to start a business, making a business plan, understanding the market and financing alternatives. Cost, $35. http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.

Upcoming

Financial seminars: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments will give information about the foundations of investing, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 19, 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102; How to Raise a Money-Smart Child, Aug. 16. Register: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

Investing fundamentals: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will present a free educational seminar on investing at 6 p.m. July 24 at Waddell & Reed, 16219 S.E. 12th St., Suite 203. * Register: adockum@wradvisors.com or 360-694-1266, ext 131.

Summer education series: Topic of free summer seminar series, sponsored by Johnson Bixby & Associates, LLC, is estate planning, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. July 24 at 3201 Main St. Melanie Marmion, a partner with Fitzwater Meyer, will speak and answer questions. Space limited. Aug. 28: Topic is health insurance with Lisa Lettenmaier, owner of Health Source NW. Registration required: http://www.johnsonbixby.com or 360-695-1795.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Monday publication date. Send to mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491.