Clark County business calendar

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Tuesday

Clark County Pub Talk: Marketing musts and mistakes, 5 to 8 p.m. 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. * Contact: Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or courtney@simplepleasuresevents.com.

Free financial seminar: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar, "Take Control of your Financial Future: A Financial Seminar for Women," from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Register: Debra, 360-573-6604.

Wednesday

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

Thursday

East Vancouver Business Association: Networking, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Main Event, 3200 S.E. 164th Ave., Suite 204. Appetizers provided. * Kathy Mensinger, 360-980-2624.

Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals meets 7:45-9 a.m. Thursdays, with refreshments. The April 18 meeting is at Glenwood Place, 5500 N.E. 81st Ave., with Thubten Comerford, CEO of WePost Media, speaking on the importance of social media in business today. http://www.wepostmedia.com

• Patrick Locke will present a book review of "Think & Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill, April 25 at Courtyard Village, 4555 N.E. 66th Ave. http://www.naphill.org * Focus group information: drblessley@gmail.com

Upcoming

Employment law seminar: Labor and employment attorneys from the Northwest regional office of Fisher & Phillips in Portland present practical solutions for workplace problems, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 at 111 S.W. Fifth Ave., 30th floor, Portland. Topics: local perspective on labor and employment law, health care reform for the HR professional and sex, lies and investigate. Cost, which includes breakfast and lunch, is $165 per person; $125 per person from same organization. * http://www.laborlawyers.com/2013seminars; 404-760-7987.

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 mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491.