Clark County business calendar

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Tuesday

Home foreclosure prevention: The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program hosts a free foreclosure prevention and information seminar from 6-7 p.m. at 1409 Franklin St., Suite 101, Vancouver. The foreclosure process and timelines are explained and homeowners are provided with information about accessing free legal services. Upcoming seminars will be May 6 and 20.* Jacky Sabin, program coordinator, 360-334-4007.Clark County PubTalk: Connecting local entrepreneurs with branding guru Betsy Henning of AHA!, 5 to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver. Light refreshments; beverages available for purchase. Fee is $30 for general public. Registration at http://bit.ly/1fk0vOc * Contact: Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or courtney@simplepleasuresevents.com.

Thursday

Financial workshop: Vicki Fitzsimmons of Edward Jones Investments presents a free seminar, "Retirement Has Changed. What's your Next Move?" 5:30-6:15 p.m. at 9901 N.E. Seventh Ave., Suite A102, Vancouver. Discussion on how to take inventory of current assets and determine how much money you may need during retirement. * Register: Debra, 360-573-6604.

Friday

Employment law update: Attorney Linda E. Frischmeyer will hold a brown bag employment law lunch discussion, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Landerholm law offices, 805 Broadway, Suite 1000, Vancouver. Topic: Keeping business information confidential and implications of available technology. Cost is $20 per person; bring cash or check. * Reservations: linda.frischmeyer@landerholm.com or call 360-816-2475.

East Vancouver Business Association: Networking breakfast and golf kickoff, 8 to 9 a.m., Camas Meadows Golf Course, 4105 N.W. Camas Meadows Drive, Camas. * Kathy Mensinger, 360-980-2624.

Upcoming

Business banking seminar: Vancouver SCORE will present a free workshop to learn equipment financing, revolving credit lines, construction loans, rates and terms from commercial banks and from credit unions, 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 22 at Vancouver Community Library, Columbia Room, 901 C St., Vancouver. Seating is limited to those having a confirmed reservation. * www.scorevancouver.org/training, 360-699-1079.

Estate planning: Attorney Margaret Madison Phelan will present a seminar on the myths of estate planning, 2-4 p.m. April 22. Free. * Location, necessary reservations, 360-696-2069.

Job fair: The Urban League of Portland sponsors a Career Connections Job Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, 1000 N.E. Multnomah St., Portland. Features employers from health care, retail, construction, government, nonprofit and corporate sectors. Bring résumé.

Introduction to QuickBooks: Vancouver SCORE will present a workshop on the mechanics of recording basic transactions with real-world examples, 9 a.m. to noon April 23 at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St., Room 222, Vancouver. Cost is $85. * www.scorevancouver.org/training, 360-699-1079.

Understanding financial ratios: Vancouver SCORE helps entrepreneurs better understand their own company's business financial statements and how to use them to manage a small business, 9 a.m. to noon April 29 at the SCORE office, 4001 Main St., Room 120, Vancouver. The seminar will be led by Bill Ruttledge, who has more than 40 years' business experience. Attendees will receive a flash drive containing copies of all seminar materials and guidance from SCORE mentors. Cost, $55. Limited to six attendees. * www.scorevancouver.org/training, 360-699-1079.

Webinar about taxes: Washington State Department of Revenue will host a free live webinar for new and small-business owners, 10-11 a.m. April 30. Participants will learn about excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Deadline to register is April 25. * Register by sending an email to nbowebinar@dor.wa.gov with the following information: your name, company name, phone number and email address.

Ongoing

Fee 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 Tuesday. 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: Vancouver Community Library, 901 C St.; Three Creeks Community Library, 800-C E. Tenney Road; Cascade Park Community Library, 600 N.E. 136th Ave.; Battle Ground Community Library, 1207 S.E. Eighth St., Battle Ground; Marshall Community Center, 1009 E. McLoughlin Blvd.; Community Housing Resource Center, 103 E. 29th St. * 888-687-2277 or http://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 360-735-4598.