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. 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.
Costs of long-term care: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on what you need to know to protect your home and family from long-term costs, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Money management workshop: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will discuss topics ranging from budgeting to retirement planning, 6:30 p.m. at Waddell & Reed, 16219 S.E. 12th St., Suite 203. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m. * Register: email@example.com or 360-694-1266, ext 131.
Home foreclosure assistance: Clark County Lawyers Program is offering free legal assistance to eligible low- and moderate-income Clark County homeowners. If eligible, homeowners will be scheduled for an appointment with a volunteer attorney. Educational seminars are held at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at Vancouver Community Library. The next seminar is April 24. * Kristina Phillips, 360-823-0423 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals, meets 7:45-9 a.m. Thursdays, with refreshments. Patrick Locke will present a book review of "Think & Grow Rich" by Napoleon Hill at Courtyard Village, 4555 N.E. 66th Ave. http://www.naphill.org. * Focus group information: email@example.com.
Leads & Needs: Networking event, 7:30-9 a.m. May 1 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. May 1 at the Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: Coast Guard housing comprehensive asset management assessment. Chris Silkie and Capt. Pat McMillin will speak about their role in the assessment. Cost, $10-$40. * Reservations must be made by April 24: Katherine Robinette, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-499-0393.
Networking workshop: Marketing coach Veronika Noize will present, Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. May 3 at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Cost is free for members; other $10. Seating is limited. * Register: http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Public_Events or 360-882-1298.
Fundraising professionals: The Association of Fundraising Professionals, Southwest Washington and Oregon chapters, will present "Ethics in Fundraising," 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 3, Multnomah Athletic Club, 1849 S.W. Salmon St., Portland. Author Janice Gow Pettey will speak. Lunch included. Cost is $35/$50. * Register http://www.afporegon.afpnet.org, 360-256-5590.
Business and social time: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Business and Social Hour, or BASH, 5 to 7 p.m. May 9, second Thursday of each month, at Share Fromhold Center, 2306 N.E. Andresen Road. The event is designed to provide members with professional networking in a social atmosphere. Cost: $10 members; $20 others. * Registration: 360-694-2588.
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