Clark County business calendar




Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: 11:30 a.m., lunch and program, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. Cost is $25-$35. Topic: Developing a Health Care Reform Strategy — A Timely Update presented by Wade A. Symons. * Register:

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


Business association meeting:
The Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association general meeting, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 et 8 Lounge, 7607 N.E. 26th Ave. State Sen. Ann Rivers will speak. Lunch is $10. * Reservations by today to or leave message at 360-573-7376.

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., 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: or KJ McAllister, 503-781-6170.

Celebrating 25 years:
Pacific Cascade Corporation, 14208 N.W. Third Court, Suite 200, hosts an open house, 4 to 6 p.m., with door prizes, hor d’oeuvres, beverages and music by Tanner Cundy. The company was started in July 1987 by Mark Curtis, owner and CEO. It manufactures and distributes parking and traffic supplies. * 360-574-9313.


Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals, 8-9 a.m., Banner Bank, 3100 S.E. 164th Ave. A member of the Thursday group will be the speaker.* 360-314-6463.

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., at Oregon State University Foundation, 707 S.W. Washington St., Suite 500, Portland. Cost is free for members, $20 others. * Register:, or 360-256-5590.


Clark County Pub Talk: September event includes a panel of experts including Andrew McDonald, chief credit officer and executive vice president of Columbia Bank; Angela Jackson, managing director of Portland Seed Fund; Nathan McDonald, president of Keiretsu Forum Northwest; Michael Reynoldson, vice president of InvestAmerica; and Dave Howell, president and founder of Avatron, 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at Fort Vancouver National Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Must be 21 to attend. Cost $20 advance; $30 at the door. * Register:, 360-909-5632.

Financial seminars:
Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar on “How to Raise a Money Smart Child,” 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 20, 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Register by Sept. 19: Debbie, 360-573-6604.

Fundraising seminar:
The Association of Fundraising Professionals will host a luncheon and seminar on “What Do You Need to Know to Secure Your Next Fundraising Position?” 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland. Three human resource professionals will share their knowledge and expertise on how successful candidates present themselves to advance their careers. Fee for APF members is $35; other $50. * Register:, or 360-256-5590.

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