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, 9 a.m. to noon at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St. Cost, $45. *, 360-699-1079.

Networking bingo, prizes, business introductions, 4:30 to 6 p.m. at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Cost is free for DIY members, others, $10. * Register:, 360-882-1298.

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

Free tax workshop: The Vancouver office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small-business owners, 9 a.m. to noon at 8008 N.E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Suite 340, Vancouver. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and a reference guide to Department of Revenue rules. Visit website for a complete schedule of workshops and short video version of the workshop. * Register or 360-256-2060.


Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals meets 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, with refreshments. The March 21 meeting is at Glenwood Place, 5414 N.E. 81st Ave. Presenter Susan Lannis will speak about fixes for time management mistakes. March 28, at Courtyard Village, 4555 N.E. 66th Ave. Crystal Lewis will review the book, “How to Make People Like You in 90 Seconds,” by Nicholas Boothman. * 360-314-6463.

Free financial seminar: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar, “Building Your Investment Income Foundation,” from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102. * Register: Debra, 360-573-6604.

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/manage a small business with several hands-on business ratios exercises, 9 a.m. to noon at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St. Cost, $45.*, 360-699-1079.

Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce: New morning networking event, 8 to 9:30 a.m. Pasta Gigi’s, 1417 S.E. Rasmussen Blvd., No. 121, Battle Ground. Events admission, $17 members; $15 others. * Reservations, or Shirley or Connie, 360-687-1510.


Vancouver SCORE: “Developing an Effective Business Plan,” a half-day seminar to start your business, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vancouver Housing Authority, 2500 Main St. Learn how to make your business visible, overcome the competition, how to analyze how your business intends to deliver value to customers. Seminar will be led by Carlos Gonzalez. Cost, $45. *, 360-699-1079.


Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on the top myths of estate planning, 10 a.m. to noon, March 26. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-713-5713.

Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. March 26 at Partners in Careers, 3210 N.E. 52nd St. Sponsored by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $10 members, $20 others. * Register: 360-694-2588.

Employment law update: Linda E. Frischmeyer, an attorney with Landerholm, will present an employment law update seminar, 8-9:30 a.m. April 4 at the Landerholm law offices, 805 Broadway, Suite 1000. Cost, $45 per person, includes continental breakfast. Space is limited to 25 people. * Reservations by Wednesday, April 3: Lana Chumov, 360-816-2475 or

Society of American Military Engineers: Meeting at 11:30 a.m. April 3 at the Governor Hotel cardroom, 614 S.W. 11th Ave., Portland. Topic: Oregon Military Department and the Office of Emergency Management. Brig. Gen. Mike Caldwell will speak about emergency management roles, responsibilities and partnerships. Cost, $10-$40. * Reservations must be made by March 27: Katherine Robinette,, 503-499-0393.

Networking workshop:
Marketing coach Veronika Noize will present Networking 4 Newbies, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 5 at DIY Marketing Center (inside Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce office), 1101 Broadway, Suite 100. Cost is $5-$10. Seating is limited. * Register: or 360-882-1298.

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 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., noon to 4 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays (except Wednesdays in March).

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

• Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays; 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

• 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 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays 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.

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.