Leads & Needs: Networking event, 7:30-9 a.m. at Beaches Restaurant and Bar, 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive, $5. Continental breakfast provided. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members may bring a nonmember guest. Register: 360-694-2588 or http://vancouverusa.com
Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: Oregon Military Department and the Office of Emergency Management. Brigadier General Mike Caldwell will speak about emergency management roles, responsibilities and partnerships. Cost, $10-$40. Reservations must be made by March 27: Katherine Robinette, email@example.com, 503-499-0393.
Employment law update: Linda E. Frischmeyer, an attorney with Landerholm, will present an employment law update seminar, 8-9:30 a.m. at the Landerholm law offices, 805 Broadway, Suite 1000. Cost, $45 per person, includes continental breakfast. Space is limited to 25 people. Make reservations by Wednesday, April 3: Lana Chumov, 360-816-2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Networking workshop: Marketing coach Veronika Noize will present Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Cost is $5-$10. Seating is limited. Register: http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Public_Events or 360-882-1298.
Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce: April general meeting, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11, The Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 N.E. 181st St., Brush Prairie. Dean and Cheri Perry, owners of Total Merchant Concepts, will make a presentation on how and why excellent customer service is even more important today. Admission, $17 members; $15 others. Reservations, email@example.com or Shirley or Connie, 360-687-1510.
Vancouver's Downtown Association: Quarterly meeting at 7:45 a.m. April 11 at Hilton Vancouver, Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Topic: "Downtown: Where Businesses Go To Become Smarter." Drawing for free Google Street Tour package worth $500. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org
Clark County Pub Talk: Marketing Musts and Mistakes, 5 to 8 p.m. April 16 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Light refreshments; beverages available for purchase. Fee is $20 members, $30 for others. Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or email@example.com
Free tax help for low-income residents: Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers of all ages of low and moderate income, with special attention to those age 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax-Aide through April 15. Photo ID is required for the taxpayer present, who must bring acceptable proof of Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number for every person on the tax return. 888-687-2277 or http://www.aarp-tax-aide-sw-washington.org. AARP Tax-Aide volunteers, trained in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service, will offer assistance with personal income tax returns at the following sites:
• First Baptist Church, 108 W. 27th St., noon to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.
• Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
• Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
• Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave., noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
• Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth St., Battle Ground, 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 1 to 5 p.m. Fridays.
• Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C E. Tenney Road, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 3 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday preceding the intended Monday publication date. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 360-735-4491.