Email marketing: Don Richardson of digital Popcorn Marketing, will teach how to master email marketing techniques and get your audience to open, read and act, 1-2 p.m. at Total Wine and More, 4816 N.E. Thurston Way, Vancouver. Free.
Quarterly update: Vancouver's Downtown Association open quarterly meeting, 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver. Free. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org; 360-258-1129.
Mobile Business After Hours: An opportunity for mobile or home-based businesses in the community to host and showcase their business for free from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Battle Ground Gardner Center, 1700 S.W. Ninth Ave., Battle Ground. Prize awarded to business vehicle with the best and most distinguished logo or wrap, plus door prizes and raffle. Sponsored by the Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce. Reservations by Oct. 8: 360-687-1510 or email email@example.com
Networking: A Small Business DIY Marketing Conference, Oct. 12-13, Ambridge Event Center, 1333 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Portland. Cost is $297; includes lunch both days, swag bag. Sponsored by DIY Marketing Center, Vancouver. Register: www.diymarketingcenter.com/conference, 360-882-1298.
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 Oct. 16 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 www.dor.wa.gov or 360-256-2060.
Tax tips: A seminar, "Tricks to Beat Death and Taxes," will be presented by Karen L. Webber, Margaret Madison Phelan and special guest, 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 22. Free. Location, necessary reservations: 360-696-2069.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 360-735-4491.