Clark County Business Calendar

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Tuesday

Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. at Glenwood Place, 5500 N.E. 82nd Ave. Cost: $30; $10 for members. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. * Register: 360-694-2588.

Business marketing teleclass: Client Relationship Management, Part 1, a free teleclass, 10-11 a.m. , presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. * Reservations: DIY Marketing Center, 360-882-1298.

Program on compensation: Tami Boedigheimer will present a program on designingand developing a compensation system and measuring success beginning at 11:30 a.m. 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. Sponsored by Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management.

Wednesday

Foundations of investing: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar on the key features of bonds, stocks and mutual funds; the importance of asset allocation; and the impact of inflation on long-term goals. Seminar from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Register by Nov. 13: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

Thursday

Long-term investing: Geoffrey Herron, an Edward Jones financial adviser, will present a seminar highlighting the benefits of a long-term investment strategy, even during tough economic times, at 3:30 p.m. at 6204 N.E. Highway 99, Suite E. Refreshments served. * Reservations: Sarah, 360-695-8528.

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 record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and a reference guide to Department of Revenue rules. Visit the website for a complete schedule of workshops statewide and short video version of the workshop in English and Spanish. * Register: 360-256-2060.

Friday

East Vancouver Business Association: Monthly NetEvent, 8-9 a.m., Riverview Community Bank, 1901 N.E. 162nd Ave. Topic: "The Economic Update in Our Community." * Register: Tony Ruestig, mjokela@thequarryliving.net.

Upcoming

Clark County Pub Talk: The Business Pitch competition, 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 27 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Featuring the business pitches of several entrepreneurs. Light refreshments. Fee is $20 members, $30 for others. * Contact: Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or courtney@simplepleasuresevents.com.

Volunteers needed for tax preparation: AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers to assist with tax preparation in Clark County. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. Volunteers must have basic computer skills and become proficient in tax return preparation software, as all returns are filed electronically. Training takes place in January and from Feb. 1 through April 15. Volunteers will help clients one-on-one at various tax sites across Clark County. Deadline for registering is Dec. 10. * Information at AARP Foundation, email voltaxaide@comcast.net or 888-687-2277.

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.