Clark County business calendar




Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association:, 11:15 to 11:30 a.m., registration and lunch; 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., program. Topic: Settlement and Strategies and Agreements. Royal Oaks, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Cost is $25 member, $35 nonmember. * Reservations:

Financial seminars: Homebuying 101, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 15, Columbia Credit Union Operations Center, 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. Free. * Register: or 360-891-4000.


Next-level networking: “The Soft-Selling Sales Technique” led by Veronika Noize, 7:30-9 a.m. at Education Service District, Pacific Room, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave. Members, $5. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. * Study Hall: Learn the best tricks of the trade from an industry veteran, 6:30-8 p.m., Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Center, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Topic: Proper notices and method of delivery. Free monthly forum for rental property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law. * Reservations: or 503-772-8825.


A Women’s Guide to Money Matters: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Presented by financial adviser Vicki Fitzsimmons at Edward Jones, 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave. Suite A102. * Reservations: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

Columbia River Economic Development Council presents Brandon Barnett, director of business innovation at Intel Labs, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive. $35 per person, $325 for table of 10. * Register at Vancouver Business Association: March NetNight. Network with members and guests. 5:30 p.m. at Cascade Athletic Club, 16096 S.E. 15th St. Special guest: Mayor Tim Leavitt. *

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: 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. Thursdays, March 15 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. * Tracy Whitmore, 360-944-3364,; or Tami Harmon, 360-567-1321 or

Ongoing assistance

Free tax help for low-income filers: Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income of all ages, with special attention to those 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 17. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the IRS, will offer assistance with personal income tax returns at the following sites: First Baptist Church, 108 W. 27th St.; Marshall Community Center, 901 C St.; Vancouver Community Library, 1007 E. Mill Plain Blvd.; Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave.; Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth Way, Battle Ground; Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C .E. Tenney Road; Fisher’s Landing Assisted Living, 17171 S.E. 22nd Drive. * Information for all locations: 888-687-2277 or


Free tax workshop: The Vancouver office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners, 1-4 p.m. March 21 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: or 360-256-2060.

Livin’ Out Loud Presents: Melanie Perko, etiquette instructor, will speak on business etiquette at 12:15 p.m. March 21 in Room 314 at the Mountain View Career Center, 1500 S.E. Blairmont Drive. Cost is $5 per person. * 360-604-6100.

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: 11:15 to to 1 p.m. March 21. Program: Settlement and Strategies and Agreements, at Cowlitz County Expo Conference Center, 1900 7th Avenue, Longview. Cost is $25 member, $35 nonmember. * Reserve by March 19, and Learn: Riverview Community Bank offers “financial freedom” sessions, noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Camas branch, 700 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas. Topic for March 22 is Painless Penny Pinching. * Register: Blaine Peterson, 360-693-1416.Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a relaxed social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. March 27 at Northwest Renewable Energy Institute, 200 Grand Blvd. Refreshments and raffle. Hosted by International Air and Hospitality Academy. Cost: $10 for members, $30 others. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. * Registration: 360-694-2588.

Member request series: Brenda Alling, director of marketing and communications at Washington State University Vancouver, will talk about the most important sentence in your marketing, 3:30-5 p.m. March 29 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.

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