Business Calendar




Clark County Pub Talk: Marketing musts and mistakes, 5 to 8 p.m. at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver. Ryan Moor, CEO of Ryonet Corp., will speak. Light refreshments; beverages available for purchase. Fee is $20 members, $30 for others. Contact: Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or

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. Jacky Sabin, program coordinator, 360-334-4007.


Leads & Needs: Networking event, 7:30-9 a.m. 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

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 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 or 360-256-2060.


Nonprofits, gambling and liquor: Workshop will cover what nonprofits need to know about fundraising events, including alcohol (serving, selling and/or gifting) and gambling (raffles and give-away games), noon to 2 p.m. Free. Registration is required., 360-735-7110.


Employment law: 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: “Communicating with Employees about Work Restrictions and Disability Accommodation.” Cost is $20, cash or check at the door. Reservations: or, or call 360-816-2475.

East Vancouver Business Association: Networking breakfast, 8 to 9 a.m., Elite Care NW, 2400 N.E. 112th Ave., Vancouver. Vancouver Police Chief James McElvain will discuss the police department and how it can deliver good service to the city. Kathy Mensinger, 360-980-2624.


Volunteer management conference: A one-day series of workshops primarily for people new to working with volunteers, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Club Green Meadows, 7703 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver. Cost is $65-$85; includes lunch and materials. Reserve by Feb. 21., 360-735-7110.


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 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: 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

The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses as well as regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday Send to