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 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.
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. at Fort Vancouver National Site, artillery barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Must be 21 to attend. Cost $20 advance; $30 at the door. Register: http://www.swwdc.org, 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., 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. Register by Sept. 19: Debbie, 360-573-6604.
Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals, 8-9 a.m., with light continental breakfast, at Glenwood Place, in a different building, 5320 N.E. 81st Ave. A member of the Thursday group will be the speaker. 360-314-6463.
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. 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: http://www.afporegon.afpnet.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-256-5590.
Google instruction: Vancouver's Downtown Association is sponsoring a Google learning session, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at 811 Main St. Bring laptops; learn from a Google representative about new services for sales and marketing online. Limited to 20; reservations necessary. Bridget Bayer, email@example.com.
Long-term care secrets: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on how to protect your home, assets and family from costs of long-term care, 10 a.m. Sept. 25. Free. Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Showcase your business: Networking opportunities and Shop Local Business Showcase, 4-7 p.m. Sept. 25 at Red Lion Hotel Vancouver at the Quay, 100 Columbia St. Sponsored by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. 360-694-2588.
Investing fundamentals: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will present a free educational seminar on investing fundamentals at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at Waddell & Reed, 16219 S.E. 12th St., Suite 203. A light dinner at 6 p.m. will precede the presentation. Register: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-694-1266, ext 131.
Financial seminars: • Oct. 3: Retirement rollovers. • Oct. 18: Estate planning.6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Columbia Credit Union Operations Center, 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive. Free. Register: http://www.columbiacu.org or 360-891-4000.
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