Clark County business calendar

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Tuesday

Panel discussion: First Tuesday Panel Discussion, 4-6 p.m. at Vancouver City Hall, council chambers, 415 W. Sixth St. Information session to explore the small-business sector in Vancouver. Free. Reservations: Tina Picchioni, 360-487-7813 or tina.picchioni@cityofvancouver.us

Thursday

Focus group: Amy Tanska from Southwest Washington Humane Society will speak at the Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals, 8-9 a.m., Umpqua Bank, 600 N.E. 99th St. 360-314-6463.

Business marketing teleclass: Mastering the marketing mind-set, a free teleclass, 10-11 p.m., presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Guest expert Susan Rich. Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events, 360-882-1298.

Appreciation and networking: Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association presents an appreciation and networking event, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Three Brothers Vineyard & Winery, 2411 N.E. 244th St., Ridgefield. No cost; food and beverages available for purchase. All human-resources and business professionals and job-seekers are encouraged to attend. Register: http://www.swshrm.org

Friday

Networking workshop: Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway St., Suite 100, presented by Veronika Noize, the Marketing Coach. Cost is $5-$10. Seating is limited. Register: http://www.sohomastermind.com/public_events, 360-882-1298.

Upcoming

Columbia River Economic Development Council: Alan Yordy, president and chief mission officer, will speak on "Health Care: An Economic Engine in Clark County," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11, Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost is $35 per person. Register: ddempcy@credc.org, 360-567-3181.

Personal branding: Oregon Columbia Chapter of International Business Communicators luncheon, "A Brand New You -- Five Strategies to Amplify your Personal Brand," 11:30 a.m. Sept. 12, Benson Hotel, 309 S.W. Broadway, Portland. Betsy Henning, CEO and co-founder of marketing communications firm AHA! in Vancouver, will speak. Cost, $25-$35. Register: https://www.acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=232584, http://ociabc.org or KJ McAllister, 503-781-6170.

Landlord Study Hall: Free monthly forum for rental-property owners to learn more about landlord-tenant law, 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 12, Our Lady of Sorrows Parish Center, 5239 S.E. Woodstock Blvd., Portland. Topic: abandoned property and security-deposit accounting. Reservations: http://www.landlordstudyhall.com or 503-772-8825.

Celebrating 25 years: Mark Curtis is owner and CEO of Pacific Cascade Corporation, 14208 N.W. Third Court, Suite 200. Curtis started the business, which manufactures and distributes parking and traffic supplies, in July 1987. Open house, 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12, with door prizes, hor d'oeuvres, beverages and music by Tanner Cundy. 360-574-9313.

Fundraising seminar: The Association of Fundraising Professionals Oregon and Southwest Washington Chapter will host, "Analytics for Successful Fundraising," a webinar with Joshua Birkholz, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 13, at Oregon State University Foundation, 707 S.W. Washington St., Suite 500, Portland. Cost is free for members, $20 others. Register: http://www.afporegon.afpnet.org, or 360-256-5590.

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Send to mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491.