2012 Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management: Annual conference, 7:55 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Heathman Lodge, 7801 N.E. Greenwood Drive, Vancouver. Registration and check-in begin at 7:30 a.m. Topics include business management and strategy; diversity and inclusion; and human resource foundations and legal updates. Participants may listen to the speakers of their choice. Provides up to 6.5 credit hours. $179 for prepaid and preregistered members; $229 for nonmembers and those not pre-registered. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Register and for information: http://www.swshrm.org.
Estate planning seminar: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbia Credit Union Operations Center, 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. Free. Register: http://www.columbiacu.org or 360-891-4000.
Fixed income seminar: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar on bonds, their tax advantages and how they may help you weather fluctuating markets. 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Register by Oct. 18: Debbie, 360-573-6604.
Free tax workshop: The Vancouver office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small-business owners, 9 a.m. to noon and 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 website for a complete schedule of workshops statewide and short video version of the workshop in English and Spanish. Register http://www.dor.wa.gov or 360-256-2060.
East Vancouver Business Association: Monthly NetEvent, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Quarry, 415 S.E. 177th Ave. Participants will meet several local candidates. Register: Aruestig@twinstarcu.com.
Veterans benefits and long-term care information: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on what you need to know about veteran's benefits and how to protect your home, assets and family from costs of long-term care, 2-4 p.m. Free. Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
A woman's perspective on money management: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will present a free educational seminar on why money management is different for women, 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at Waddell & Reed, 16219 S.E. 12th St., Suite 203. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Register: email@example.com or 360-694-1266, ext 131.
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