Clark County business calendar

By Mary Ricks, Columbian News Assistant



Tuesday, May 15

Trading techniques: Colin Beck from Fidelity Investments will offer a talk on advanced research and trading, and Dick James will present “An Investment Strategy Based on Retirement and Limited Analysis Time” at 6 p.m. at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Cost is $15 advance, $20 at the door. o

Social network: North County Professional Social Network has partnered with North County Community Food Bank for a networking meeting, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Salmon Creek Applebee’s, 13006 N.E. Highway 99, featuring Lisa Bechtold from the YWCA Clark County. Donations of nonperishable food appreciated. o Amy Cheng, 360-907-3080, or Jody Stokes, 360-910-8630.

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: Diana Gould will present a program on workplace flexibility, 11:30 a.m., lunch and program, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. Cost is $25-$35. o Register:

Financial seminars: Lacamas Community Credit Union will host two free, public financial education seminars in May:

o 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15: “Social Security and Your Retirement,” Camas Public Library, second-floor meeting room, 625 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.

o 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17: “Building and Improving Your Credit,” the Terrace branch, 19200 S.E. 31st St., Camas.

o Register: or call 360-834-3611.

Wednesday, May 16

Leads & Needs: Networking event, 7:30-9 a.m. at Beaches Restaurant and Bar, 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive, $5. Continental breakfast provided. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members may bring a nonmember guest. o Register: 360-694-2588 or

Clark County Pub Talk “To Market, To Market: Branding your Way to Success” with Cyndi Parker, principal and creative director and Marc Neidlinger, creative director of branding for Gravitate Design, 5 to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Site, artillery barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. o Register:, 360-909-5632.

Financial seminars:

o Wednesday, May 16: Retirement rollovers.

o Thursday, May 17: Estate planning.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Columbia Credit Union Operations Center, 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. Free. o Register: or 360-891-4000.

Thursday, May 17

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 to 4 p.m. 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 recordkeeping requirements. All receive a workbook and a reference guide to Department of Revenue rules. Visit website for a complete schedule of workshops statewide and short video version of the workshop in English and Spanish. o Register or 360-256-2060.

Financial seminars: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments will give information about the stock market, and the basics of investing and financial planning, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Upcoming seminars include:

o Thursday, June 21: Focus on Fixed Income.

o Thursday, July 19: Foundations of Investing.

o Thursday, Aug. 16: How to Raise a Money-Smart Child.

o Register: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

Estate planning seminar: Salmon Creek Hospital Foundation offers free estate planning seminar, 1:30-3 p.m. in conference rooms C and D on the third floor of Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, 2211 N.E. 139th St. Speakers include an estate planning attorney and a long-term care professional. Refreshments provided. o Register: Shirley Gross, 360-487-3457 or

Friday, May 18

East Vancouver Business Association: May NetEvent with speaker Lisa Niesenfeld, Columbia River Economic Development Council, 8 a.m. at Firstenburg Center, 700 N.E. 136th Ave. Cost is $5-$10. o


Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a relaxed, social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22 at Horenstein Law Group, 500 E. Broadway, Suite 120. Door prizes. Cost: $10 for members, $30 others. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. o Register: 360-694-2588.

Investing fundamentals: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will present a free educational seminar on investing at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23 at Waddell & Reed, 16219 S.E. 12th St., Suite 203. o Register: or 360-694-1266, ext 131.

Lunch and Learn: Riverview Community Bank offers free “Lunch and Learn” sessions from noon to 1 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays at the Camas branch, 700 N.E. Fourth Ave.

o Friday, May 25: Small Business Success — Protecting Your Biggest Asset: Your Workforce.

o Register: Blaine Peterson, 360-693-1416.

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 or fax 360-735-4491.