Professional connections: A free networking group, Professional Connections, noon to 1 p.m. Mondays at Big Al’s, 16615 S.E. 18th St., Vancouver. Topic: Creativity with Brad Jackson and Jana Beeman. Upcoming speakers: Jim White, Business Concepts, June 16; Ginger Reynolds, The Pet Business, June 23; and Ruthanne Barnard, Physiology Health, June 30. * firstname.lastname@example.org, professionalconnections.biz.
Free home buying seminar: Columbia Credit Union offers a free home buying seminar, 6 to 7 p.m. , 200 S.E. Park Plaza Drive, Vancouver. * Reservations: www.columbiacu.org.
Workforce connections: Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council will host a free event for nonprofit organizations and social service agencies that have clients in need of employment-related services, 8:30 to 11 a.m. at ESD 112, 2500 N.E. 65th Ave., Vancouver. * www.swwdc.org.
East Vancouver Business Association: Networking breakfast and networking, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Cascade Park Care Center, 801 S.E. Park Crest Ave., Vancouver. * Kathy Mensinger, 360-980-2624.
Troubleshooting workshop: Patricia Zamboni Coash, owner of Aushi Mizani, will host “Troubleshooting Workshop for Small Businesses in Vancouver,” 6 p.m. June 16 at Fringe Digital Marketing Agency, 1101 Braodway St., Suite 215, Vancouver. Free. * Register by emailing email@example.com.
Clark County Pub Talk: The business pitch competition modeled after ABC’s “Shark Tank” show, 5 to 8 p.m. June 17 at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, Artillery Barracks, 600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver. Light refreshments; beverages available for purchase. Fee is $20 members, $30 for others. * Contact: Courtney Givens, 360-909-5632 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Home foreclosure prevention: The Clark County Volunteer Lawyers Program hosts a free foreclosure prevention and information seminars from 6-7 p.m. June 17 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.
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 June 18 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.
Employment law discussion: Attorney Linda E. Frischmeyer will hold a brown bag employment law lunch discussion about what an employer should know when an employee is pregnant, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 20 at the Landerholm law offices, 805 Broadway, Suite 1000, Vancouver. Cost is $20 per person, at the door. * Reservations: email@example.com or call 360-816-2475.
The Columbian welcomes submissions about Clark County residents or businesses and regional business events. Information must be received by noon Tuesday before the intended Monday publication date. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 360-735-4598.