Clark County business calendar

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Tuesday

Southwest Washington Human Resources Management Association: 11:30 a.m., lunch and program, Royal Oaks Country Club, 8917 N.E. Fourth Plain Road. Cost is $25-$35. Topic: Wellness programs and practical strategies and common pitfalls in the era of health care reform presented by Deborah Tompkins of Tompkins Benefit Group, Inc. * Register: http://swshrm.org

Wednesday

Hazel Dell/Salmon Creek Business Association: general meeting, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., 40 et 8 Lounge, 7607 N.E. 26th Ave. Paul Montague from Identity Clark County will speak. Lunch is $10. * Reservations by today to ilastanek@hotmail.com or leave message at 360-573-7376.

Implement health program: The Resource Network welcomes Sherri McMillan, owner of Northwest Personal Training, at 7:30 a.m. Educational Service District 112, Pacific Room, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave. McMillan will talk about quick and easy ways to implement a health and wellness program in a company. Cost is $5. * 360-694-2588.

Thursday

Free class: Vancouver's Downtown Association and the Uptown Village Association are sponsoring two free seminars on social media for local businesses. Facebook marketing tactics, 8-9 a.m. at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St. The second class will be on search engines, June 13. Noland Hoshino, founder of ZZoom Media will be the instructor. * Reservations needed for one or both classes, admin@vdausa.org

Business and social time: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Business and Social Hour, 5 to 7 p.m., second Thursday of each month, Share Fromhold Center, 2306 N.E. Andresen Road. The event is designed to provide members with professional networking in a social atmosphere. Cost: $10 members; $20 others. * Registration: 360-694-2588.

Focus group: The Thursday Member Focus Group for business professionals meets 7:45-9 a.m., with refreshments. If there is a fifth Thursday, the meeting is in the evening.

• May 9: Banner Bank, 3100 S.E. 164th Ave. John Anderson will speak about personal achievement through evaluation and coaching. http://www.becausebusiness.com

• May 16: Gary Mack from Business Presenters Workshops will speak on the topic of effective business communications. http://www.businesspresentersworkshop.com

• May 23: Jeff Mays of Farmers Insurance will review the book "The Slight Edge" by Jeff Olson at Courtyard Village, 4555 N.E. 66th Ave. Contact Mays at Jeff@jeffmays.us

• Fifth Thursday meeting: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. May 30, is a potluck gathering for networking and discussion, at Good Health Naturally, 3606 Main St., Suite 205. * Focus group information: drblessley@gmail.com

Upcoming

Vancouver SCORE: A workshop in two half-day sessions to get your business off to a good start, "Your Business, Plan It, Start It, Grow It," 9 a.m. to noon May 23 and 24, at the Score office, 4001 Main St., Suite 120. Learn to analyze your business model and how to build a business plan, along with financial forecasting including financing alternatives. The workshop is primarily designed for individuals considering starting and/or expanding a small business. Cost, $99 per person. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops or 360-699-1079.

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.