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. * Register: 360-694-2588 or http://vancouverusa.com.
Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals, 8-9 a.m., with light continental breakfast, at Banner Bank, 3100 S.E. 164th Ave. Group member Patrick Locke will talk about "the legal shield." * 360-314-6463.Franchise business: Vancouver SCORE will present a half-day seminar on selecting and financing a franchise business, 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Vancouver Housing Authority, community room, first floor, 2500 Main St. Cost, $35. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.
Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Glenwood Place, 5500 N.E. 82nd Ave. Cost: $30; $10 for members. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. * Register: 360-694-2588.
Program on compensation: Tami Boedigheimer will present a program on designing and developing a compensation system and measuring success beginning at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Members, $25, others $35. Provides one credit hour toward recertification. Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch. * http://www.swshrm.org/.
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