Clark County business calendar

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Monday

Free estate planning: Gene Christian will lead two free sessions on estate planning today, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center, 18700 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd., and 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Clark College Corporate & Continuing Education Building, 500 Broadway, Room 214. Each session include light refreshments. Christian has been helping nonprofit organizations develop planned giving and estate planning service programs. * Reservations: Krista Longfellow, 360-992-2789.

Tuesday

Landlord training: Clark County landlords are invited to a day-long training session, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., that addresses a variety of routine and emerging issues in Washington. The event will be at Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St., Vancouver. Fee, $15, includes cost of training materials. Pre-registration is required. * Contact Carole Dalton at Carole.Dalton@clark.wa.gov

Thursday

Women's guide: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar on "A Woman's Guide to Money Matters," 5:30-6:30 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102, Vancouver. * Register: Debra, 360-573-6604.

Upcoming

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 Wednesday 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 http://www.dor.wa.gov or 360-256-2060.

Annual conference: Society for Human Resource Management, annual Southwest Washington SHRM conference Oct. 22 at Vancouver Convention Center at the Hilton Vancouver Washington, 301 W. Sixth St., Vancouver. Thirteen experts will present sessions covering HR's strategic management role, diversity and inclusion in the workplace and core HR development and legal updates during the daylong conference. * Register: http://bit.ly/1b08k7T.

Career expo: International Air & Hospitality Academy will host a career expo, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 23 at its campus, 2901 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver. * http://aha.edu, 360-695-2500.

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, Oct. 23 and 24, at the Score office, 4001 Main St., Suite 120, Vancouver. Learn how to analyze your business model and how to build a business plan, and financial forecasting including financing alternatives. Workshop will be led by SCORE mentor Carlos Gonzales. The workshop is primarily designed for individuals considering starting and/or growing a small business. Cost, $99 per person. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.

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, Oct. 25 at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St., Vancouver. Cost, $85. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 360-699-1079.

Understanding financial reports: A workshop by Vancouver SCORE, 9 a.m. to noon, Oct. 28 will help entrepreneurs better understand their own company's business financial statements and how to use them to plan/manage a small business. The workshop will be at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St., Vancouver. Cost, $55. Class is limited to six attendees. * http://www.scorevancouver.org/workshops, 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.