Clark County business calendar




Women and money: Angela Dockum, financial adviser with Waddell & Reed, will present a free educational seminar on why money management is different for women, 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: or 360-694-1266, ext 131.

Introduction to QuickBooks: Vancouver SCORE will present a workshop showing the mechanics of recording basic transactions with real-world examples, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St. Cost, $75., 360-699-1079.

Time to get affairs in order: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on what you need to know about getting your affairs in order, 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Location, necessary reservations: 360-696-2069.

Ongoing classes/workshops

Business planning course for farmers: Washington State University Vancouver Clark County Extension's 10-week course, "Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Business Planning," 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through March 20, at the university. Local farmers looking to expand or start their business will benefit from the program. Registration is $75 per farm or family and class size is limited to the first 30 participants. Registration deadline is Jan. 14. Call Eric Lambert, small acreage program coordinator, 360-397-6060.

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 from Feb. 1 through April 15. Photo identification is required for the taxpayer present, who must also bring acceptable proof of Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number 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.

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Business form: Vancouver SCORE will discuss what form your business should take — corporation, partnership, sole-proprietorship — 9 to noon at iQ Credit Union, 305 N.E. 81st St. The class will be led by SCORE volunteer Dee Clingan. Cost, $35., 360-699-1079.

Branding a business: Karen Kang, author of "Branding Pays: The Five-Step System to Reinvent your Personal Brand," will speak at the Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 31 at Beaverton City Hall, first floor conference room, 755 S.W. Griffith Drive, Beaverton, Ore. Register:

Sales and profit: Jon Schallert workshop, "Increasing Sales $ Profits as a Destination Downtown," sponsored by Vancouver's Downtown Association, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Cost: $30 advance, $40 at the door. Register by 5 p.m. Jan. 25.

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.