Clark County business calendar

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Tuesday

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

Business After Hours: Meet business professionals in a social setting for networking, 5-7 p.m. 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.

Thursday

Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals meets 8-9 a.m. Thursdays, with refreshments. The March 28 meeting is 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.

Upcoming

Leads & Needs: Networking event, 7:30-9 a.m. April 3 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. 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, same.pdx.rsvp@gmail.com, 503-499-0393.

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 sac@landerholm.com.

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: http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Public_Events or 360-882-1298.

Vancouver's Downtown Association: Quarterly meeting at 7:45 a.m. April 11 at Hilton Vancouver, Washington, 301 W. Sixth St. Topic: "Downtown: Where Businesses Go To Become Smarter." Drawing for free Google Street Tour package worth $500. Reservations: admin@vdausa.org.

Clark County Pub Talk: Marketing musts and mistakes, 5 to 8 p.m. April 16 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road. Light refreshments; beverages available for purchase. Fee is $20 members, $30 for others. Contact: Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or courtney@simplepleasuresevents.com.

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.

888-687-2277 or http://www.aarp-tax-aide-sw-washington.org.

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 mary.ricks@columbian.com or fax 360-735-4491.