Clark County Pub Talk: The Business Pitch competition, 5 to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Featuring the business pitches of a few lucky entrepreneurs with winner receiving a business boosting prize. Light refreshments. Fee is $20 members, $30 for others. * Contact: Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 tax return preparation software, as all returns are filed electronically. Training takes places in January. 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 on joining the team: http://www.aarp.org/taxaide, email email@example.com or 888-687-2277.
Profitability Rescue 101: Veronika Noize will present Profitability Rescue 101, a marketing program that focuses on your prosperity and an assessment of where you are now, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 1 at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Cost is $97-$197. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Public_Events or 360-882-1298.
Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association: Annual holiday dinner and party, 6 p.m. Dec. 5, The Hostess House, 10017 N.E. Sixth Ave. Tickets, $35 per person. The Mazza-Calame Trio will provide musical entertainment. Optional gift exchange (less than $10 gifts). * Reservations: Ila Stanek, 360-573-7376. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 5 Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: Habib Matin will speak about fish spawning habitat gravel augmentation implementation plan. Cost, $10-$40. * Kari Nichols, email@example.com, 503-548-1494.
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