Business After Hours: Monthly networking event hosted by Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, with prizes, food and drinks. $10 members, $20 non-members, 5 to 7 p.m. at My Auto Repair Center, 11010 N.E. 37th Circle, Building 2, Vancouver.
Building Connections: Event with networking sessions before and after keynote address. Keynote speaker is Blaine Peterson, financial adviser at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management. Raffle prize. $5 suggested donation, 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Victor Fitness Systems, 1721 N.E. 64th Ave., Vancouver.
Green Business: Clark County’s Green Business Morning Blend hosts workshop on the perks of being a green business with a focus on food waste diversion in the workplace and office composting systems. Free; registration requested. Time is 8 to 9:30 a.m. New Seasons Market at Fisher’s Landing, 2100 S.E. 164th Ave., Vancouver. * www.clarkgreenbiz.com.
Waddell & Reed: Open house for the financial planning company following a ribbon cutting for Waddell & Reed’s new downtown office, 2 to 3 p.m. at 400 E. Mill Plain Blvd., Suite 100, Vancouver.
Leads and Needs: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members-only networking event to generate new leads and build relationships, with light breakfast and refreshments, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. May 6 at Beaches Restaurant & Bar, 1919 S.E. Columbia River Drive, Vancouver.
Crowdfunding: Workshop on whether crowdfunding is the right move for a business, and how it has changed the way companies formulate and fulfill commercial strategies, view customers, and maintain a competitive advantage, 1 to 4 p.m. May 7 in the Aspen Room at Vancouver City Hall, 415 W. Sixth St., Vancouver. $25. Sponsored by Wells Fargo, hosted by Columbia River Economic Development Council, city of Vancouver and Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. * www.vancouverusa.com.
Networking 4 Newbies: Find out why most networking doesn’t work, and the secrets to making networking the most effective marketing strategy, 9:30 to 11 a.m. May 8 at DIY Marketing Center, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100, Vancouver. $10 for the public, free for Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members. * 360-882-1298.
Downtown Cleanup: Vancouver’s Downtown Association hosts annual spring cleanup, 8 a.m. to noon May 9 starting at Turtle Place Park, West Seventh Street, Vancouver.
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses, as well as regional business events. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.