Managing investments: American Association of Individual Investors, 6 p.m., Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 N.E. Airport Way, Portland. Scott Seymour, president of Great Scott Financial, will teach about managing financial and investment risks and how to avoid typical investor pitfalls. Investors at all levels are welcome. Cost is $15-$20. * http://www.aaii.com/pdx
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
Free financial seminar: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar, "Annuities and Your Retirement," from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Register: Debra, 360-573-6604.
Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals meets 7:45-9 a.m. Thursdays, with refreshments. If there is a fifth Thursday, the meeting is in the evening.
• On July 18, Michael Perrozzo, founder and partner of Zzoommedia, will provide 25 tips on how to improve your Facebook marketing at Glenwood Place, 5500 N.E. 81st Ave.
Free tax workshop: The Vancouver office of the Washington State Department of Revenue hosts a free workshop for new and small-business owners, 1 to 4 p.m. at 8008 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Suite 340, Vancouver. Learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales-tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Receive a workbook and a reference guide to Department of Revenue rules. For a complete schedule, a short video version of the workshop, or to register: http://www.dor.wa.gov * 360-256-2060.
East Vancouver Business Association: Networking, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Humane Society for Southwest Washington, 1100 N.E. 192nd Ave. * Kathy Mensinger, 360-980-2624.
Understanding 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/manage a small business with several hands-on business ratios exercises, 9 a.m. to noon July 22 at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St. Cost, $45.* http://www.scorevancouver.org, 360-699-1079.
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-tern costs, 10 a.m. to noon July 23. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.
Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. July 23 at The Reserve at the Columbia Tech Center clubhouse, 600 S.E. 177th Ave. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $10 members; $20 others. * Register: 360-694-2588.
No Business After Hours: A social event, with live music, prizes and food, for business professionals, 5-7 p.m. Aug. 27, third floor patio, Bank of America, Eighth Street and Broadway. Cost: $25/$35, includes two drink tickets. * Register: http://www.vancouverusa.com, 360-694-2588.
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