Clark County business calendar




Using financial reports: Vancouver SCORE will present a workshop with a layman’s basic guide to business financial statements and how they can be used to plan/manager a small business with several hands-on business ratios exercises, 9 a.m. to noon, at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St. Cost, $35.*, 360-699-1079.


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

Society of American Military Engineers:
Meeting at 11:30 a.m. at the Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: Bonneville Power Administration transmission program. Thomas O’Donovan will speak about his work as the deputy at BPA’s contract management office. Cost, $10-$40. * Katherine Robinette,, 503-499-0393

Ongoing classes/workshops

Free tax help for low income: Free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low and moderate income of all ages, 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 and must bring acceptable proof of Social Security number or ITIN for every person on the tax return. 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., 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays and Fridays.

  • Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd., noon to 4 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays.

  • Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays (except April 6, 8, 9).

  • 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, 3-7 p.m. Thursdays 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.

  • 888-687-2277 or


Workforce planning: Strategic Workforce Planning links business strategy to human resource practices, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd. Rick Howell, human resource director at New Seasons Market, will speak. Members $25, others $35. Registration includes lunch. Sponsored by Southwest Washington Society for Human Resource Management. *

Career fair:
Washington State University sponsors a 2013 Career & Internship Fair, 3 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 and 13, on campus, 14204 N.E. Salmon Creek Ave. Event is free to employers. * Christine Lundeen, career services, 360-546-9224.Professional development: The Resource Network introduces a business expert with advice and professional tips, 7 a.m. Feb. 13, Educational Service District 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave. Cost is $5. * 360-694-2588.

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 or fax 360-735-4491.