Tuesday, April 17th 2018
4/18 SW WA Leads & Needs
Sponsored by GVCC Business Services

Be ready for an opportunity at the microphone as everyone will get a chance to introduce their business with a 15 second "elevator pitch." Bring plenty of business cards, because we will then break out into groups for speed networking that maximizes your time spent with us. You are sure to make new connections and strengthen existing ones at SW WA Leads & Needs. $5/member when you register in advance, $10/member at the door.
4/20 Platinum Ribbon Cutting for The Herbery
Join the team at the Herbery (6018 NE St Johns) for a 4/20 Platinum Ribbon Cutting celebration at 10am. They are celebrating their grand re-opening of their beautifully renovated space since they've moved from the second floor to the ground floor within their building.

Wondering what makes a Ribbon Cutting platinum? It's a special designation that comes with additional promotional perks! Plus, it means that it will be a bigger party! The Chamber invites the Board of Directors and our local dignitaries to the event. 
Interested in sponsorship?
Contact Teresa Lawwill .
RSVP for the Legislative Review Luncheon on May 1st

Please join the GVCC, The Building Industry Group and the Vancouver Business Journal for the 2018 Legislative Review Luncheon presented by IBEW Local 48 on Tuesday, May 1st at Royal Oaks Country Club. Receive legislative updates straight from the source as Clark County's business leaders gather for an informative recap of the legislative session with our local delegation. We encourage you to attend to insure your interests are present in the conversation. 
Insurance and Bonding Workshop for Spanish Speaking Contractors
This works is in Spanish, led by Chuy Garcia of Davidson & Associates Insurance. Doors open at 9am on April 19th in the Chamber's Conference Room A. RSVP, no cost.
Learn the ropes of insurance for your business. What are the risks that businesses face, what types of insurance are available, like: professional liability, difference between bonding and insurance, and what amount should a business get?
5/8 Business After Hours

Enjoy food, drinks, prizes and great company on May 8th from 5-7 pm at Vancouver Funeral Chapel. Our monthly "Business After Hours" events are designed for you to meet new contacts and grow existing relationships. The Chamber's "Red Coat" Ambassador Team and staff can help. Let us know who you are looking to meet and we will give you a warm introduction. $10/member, $40/non-member. Downtown location with ample parking available!
Reserve our final spots to golf at Annual Tournament on June 7

Do you want the royal treatment? 
Your own bar, caddy, golf pro, stretch limo cart, gifts, cigars, bottles of whiskey - the company of the Chamber’s CEO John McDonagh. Do you need more? Last year, this VIP team won the tournament and took home the prizes for the top team! Take the plunge and purchase one of these three VIP seats via the Golf Tournament event post.

There are plenty of ways that you can get involved in the Chamber's most popular and longest running signature event! The Chamber's Annual Golf Tournament, presented by Columbia Bank has opportunities for golfing (of course), tee sponsorships, co-emceeing the awards luncheon, or donating a raffle basket. We'd love to have you involved. It's an easy, high-exposure promotion opportunity for your business. Simply contact Teresa Lawwill for information.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

Friday, April 20th @ 9:45 a.m. - PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting for The Herbery
Wednesday, May 2nd @ 9:00 a.m. - Ribbon Cutting for A&D Business Services
Tuesday, June 5th @ 9:30 a.m. - PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting for Legacy Medical Group Family Wellness
Wednesday, June 20th @ 3:30 p.m. - Ribbon Cutting & Car Giveaway with Chappelle's Towing & Jacobus Carstar

Is your company or organization having an anniversary, expansion, or special event in 2018? Please contact Barb Holbrook for information about bringing the Chamber Ambassador team for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the occasion!
5/17 Industries Quarterly: Healthcare

Regence BlueCross BlueShield invites you to an Industries Quarterly on Healthcare at The Vancouver Clinic on May 17th, from 5-7 pm. The Industries Quarterly event is designed to gather one sector together at a time to better understand the challenges they face. Our goal is to provide a venue for deeper connections to their lawmakers and government officials, as well as make allies within their industry to collaboratively solve these problems. If you work with or in the healthcare industry, this is a must-attend event. Please RSVP as space is limited.
Share Your Career Experience With Local Students
Upcoming Career Connected Learning (CCL) Opportunities

April 11th - Speed Networking @ Skyview HS
April 13th - Speed Networking @ Skyview HS
View these & more opportunities at the Chamber's dedicated CCL page

Opportunity Highlight with PIC
Partners In Careers (PIC) is seeking business professionals for two-hour mock interview sessions at area high schools. If you’d like to help prepare our future workforce via PIC’s YouthFirst students, email Kirk@swwpic.org to get started and register as a volunteer. Dates are April 17 th , May 1 st , May 4 th and May 17 th at the following high schools: Hudson’s Bay, Heritage, and Legacy. 
Community Housing Resource Center Breakfast
There will be a big announcement made at the Community Housing Resource Center breakfast on Thursday, April 19th at Royal Oaks Country Club. Please attend and support this organization that has worked for 25 years in the community.
Small Business Month is coming up!
The City of Vancouver has proclaimed that the entire month of May is Small Business Month ! There is a community calendar where all the business support groups have been asked to load events, trainings, workshops, and seminar onto it for an organized place for people looking to start a business, and people running small businesses can look to get involved.
Member Announcements:
April 17th 2018
Workforce workshop: Managing the Generation Gap in the Workplace . Email Cass Parker for questions. Location: ilani Casino Resort, 7:45am check in.

April 18th 2018
The team at Biggs Insurance will host an informative and comprehensive session on Employee Retention - one of the top three challenges facing business today. RSVP.

April 18th 2018
WSU Vancouver's MAP Alliance forum on Cyber Security 101 for Business: What you Need to Know . The types of cyber threats facing businesses are ever increasing and evolving. Josh McKinney will discusses cyber security basics and simple things business owners can do to mitigate risk.

April 19th 2018
Clark County’s Green Business program will hold a free Morning Blend networking event at The Mighty Bowl. This is an opportunity to network, discuss green business efforts at your workplace, and learn about solutions for reducing our impact on the environment.

April 21st 2018
iQ Credit Union has joined together with other SW WA credit unions to provide a free document shredding day from 10-2 pm. Vancouver location: 192nd Ave & Mill Plain Blvd. Three boxes per car will be accepted. Suggested donation of canned food for the food bank are appreciated.

April 22nd 2018
Hudson's Bar & Grill at The Heathman Lodge is hosting a five-course wine dinner to benefit the Clark County Food Bank. The cost is $75 per person, with 100% of proceeds going to CCFB. Reservations available from 4-7 pm.

April 23rd 2018
Cash bask day for Rocksolid at Warehouse '23. Tell your servers!

April 26th 2018
Employment Law Seminar by Landerholm. Jim Sikora (employment law attorney) will review significant legislative changes, regulatory initiatives, and court opinions that affect Washington and Oregon Employers. $45, includes breakfast. Email Isabel to RSVP.

April 27th 2018
WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business is hosting a one-time interactive workshop entitled Strengthening Women’s Voices in the Workplace. In this hands-on workshop attendees will learn techniques to address social and ethical workplace dilemmas and develop responses that will be heard and valued by colleagues and leaders. The cost is $75 , 8:30-noon at the Artillery Barracks.

April 28th 2018
VSO brings back Jazz legend, Ken Peplowski for 3rd Annual Eve of Jazz event. Tickets.

May 3rd 2018
SCORE and KeyBank present a workshop on business succession planning in the Vancouver Housing Authority Community Room from 2:30-5:00 pm. RSVP .

May 4th 2018
Casablanca Inspired Gala and Fundraiser for Columbia River Mental Health Foundation at Warehouse '23.

May 9th 2018
The WSU Vancouver Carson College of Business invites you to the annual Business Growth MAP Recognition event. Includes appetizers, networking, and awards. RSVP .

May 11th 2018
The Vancouver Community Library invites you to the ‘Small Business Resource Fair’ held May 11 2018, from 11am-1pm. This resource fair, honoring Vancouver’s Small Business Month, will connect new and developing entrepreneurs with organizations that will assist them with the next step.
The Legacy Health board of directors has unanimously selected Kathryn Correia to be its next President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective in late June 2018. Correia will succeed George Brown, M.D., as Legacy Health’s president and CEO. Brown has served since 2008.

The Mount St. Helens Institute will host Bill Nye the Science Guy at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert hall on Friday, May 18th. Tickets and info.

Community Home Health & Hospice is proud to announce that Vancouver in-home hospice nurse, Betty Martinsen, RN, has been chosen as 2018 Nurse of the Year by the Home Care Association of Washington (HCAW).

C-Tran is looking for people to answer their customer satisfaction survey .

The organizers of Cruise The Couve are gearing up for 2018 and seeking corporate sponsorship and involvement in one of Vancouver's most popular events! This is one of Vancouver's traditions and your business can play a role. Check out their new website and inquire.

Café Yumm! has promoted longtime team member Kimberly Ely to the new position of Chief Operating Officer. This strategic promotion is important to a 3-year development plan that Beau Delicious! International, LLC (BDI)—the franchisor of Café Yumm! restaurants—is putting in place.

The Nutter Foundation is seeking volunteers for their May 19th-May 20th Dozer Days event which lets kids dig in the dirt on heavy construction equipment. Nonprofit groups that volunteer can receive money for their organization, as well as receive first priority in receiving grant funding from the Nutter Foundation. Info here.

The City of Vancouver is seeking a volunteer to fill one mid-term vacancy on its Parking Advisory Committee. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. Monday, April 23. Applications may be submitted online .

Community Home Health & Hospice recently honored their 700th veteran as part of their We Honor Veterans program. The agency became a national partner with We Honor Veterans (WHV) in 2011. WHV is a program developed by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veteran specific education for healthcare staff caring for veterans.

Community Mediation Services is providing a Spring 2018 Basic Mediation Training on May 16, 17, 18, 21, and 22. More information and registration online .