Tuesday, September 11th
Today, September 11th
Business After Hours: Bloodworks NW
Save The Date & Save A Life

Join the GVCC tonight for Business After Hours, dedicated to honoring our first responders! At this event, you can expect delectable cuisine, ample beverages, great company, and behind the scenes tours of Vancouver businesses. Stop by Bloodworks NW from 5-7p to form new business connections at our monthly networking mixer!
You Still Have a Chance to Attend Upcoming Individual Workshops!
No Need to Get Spooked Over Visual Marketing for the Seasonal Holidays
Marketing Thanksgiving & Small Business Saturday
A Digital-Only Strategy to
Maximize Cyber Monday
The Big Game! Score The Touchdown
on Superbowl Sunday
Doors open at 11:30am for lunch by Chick-fil-A, the presenting sponsor. Workshops will begin at noon and finish at 1pm. Visit our website for a full list of courses and additional information .
Tuesday, September 25th
GVCC Annual Dinner
Presented by the Port of Vancouver USA

Our Chamber's Annual Dinner is quickly approaching! This event is all about celebrating the success of our business community, thanking our members, honoring our volunteer Board of Directors...and having fun! Our theme "Under the Big Top" means you'll be greeted by circus performers and animals alike, a dazzling ice sculpture, carnival games, and more. Reserve a VIP table for the full experience by contacting Teresa Lawwill. Full event and ticket information for the GVCC Annual Dinner can be found on our website .
Wednesday, September 19th
SW WA Leads & Needs
Sponsored by Social Leads Strategy Pro

Join us next Wednesday morning at Beaches for our bi-monthly Leads & Needs speed networking event, sponsored by Social Leads Strategy Pro! Bring business cards for drawings and attendees - you never know who you'll connect with! Event begins promptly at 7:30am after self-serve breakfast, coffee, and tea, so make sure you arrive on time - especially since it will mark our QUARTERLY DRAWING for a chance to win Brewcouver ticktets from our new members exo bus!
Super Powered Networking Training by the DIY Marketing Center

Wednesday, September 19th from 9:30a - 11:30a
GVCC members can use guest list discount code: " strategy" during registration !
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

September 12th @ 4:00 p.m. - 40th Anniversary of CDM Caregiving Services
September 13th @ 4:00 p.m. - Self Balance Massage NEXT LEVEL Grand Re-Opening
September 17th @ 4:00 p.m. - Pain Relief Partners Grand Opening
September 18th @ 4:00 p.m. - Sonesta ES Suites Grand Opening
September 19th @ 5:00 p.m. - Tri-Star Family Chiropractic Birthday Bash/Launch Party
September 20th @ 4:00 p.m. - CCSI's 20th Platinum Anniversary
September 20th @ 2:00 p.m. - WellHaven Pet Health Grand Opening

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!
Thursday, September 20th
CCSI's PLATINUM 20th Anniversary

Creative Computer Solutions, Inc. celebrates their 20th Anniversary Platinum Ribbon Cutting September 20th from 3-5p.m. Join us in celebrating CCSI's 20 years with food, raffle prizes, virtual reality, music and networking. Additionally, CCSI is hosting a food drive for the Clark County Food Bank - bring canned food donations to receive additional raffle tickets!
GVCC Sponsorships Confirmed This Week
Horenstein Law Group: They are the 2019 Women in Leadership Lecture Series presenting sponsor! This is the Chamber's breakout new program, leading the discussion about women in leadership roles. In addition to examining the life/success tract of our most influential women leaders, we create meaningful connections within the group to further the conversation and work collaboratively throughout the year to promote female leadership development.
SW WA Leads & Needs Expands to North Clark County
The GVCC, in partnership with the Battle Ground Chamber will host a monthly Southwest Washington Leads & Needs event on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at Mill Creek Pub. Inquire about being the first-ever sponsor with Ashlyn Salzman.

October 10th will be the debut event, come and expand your reach into battle Ground and meet the amazing crew of north county business leaders - their North County Networking is transitioning into this event!
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Octomaids
Family-owned, hard-working, and green-cleaning to boot!
Biggs Insurance
They find out what matters to you!
ICEovation
You think it, he carves it - by hand!
Upcoming SBAP, PTAC, HR, & CCL Events
The GVCC houses community-wide programming for the Small Business Assistance Program, PTAC Government Contracting, HR Business Solutions (WorkSource), and Career Connected Learning. Often, these programs are available to non-member over three counties.
September 19th 2018
Sign up for the PTAC Government Contracting webinar, "Understanding Debriefings and Protests" at 11am.

September 24th 2018
Please attend the SBAP, PTAC, &WorkSource: Everything You Need to Know" info session from 1-4pm.
GVCC Member
Events, Outreach, Announcements, and Opportunities:
September 11th 2018
Attend the Patriot Day Salute today at City Hall, sponsored by CMAC and Waste Connections. Remembrance starts at 9am.

September 11th 2018
IRS Stakeholder Liaison presents a web conference for Tax, Payroll, and Industry Professionals called Estimated Taxes Q&A Web Conference . For more information .

September 13th 2018
Royalwise presents an introduction to QuickBooks Online! More Information .

September 13th 2018
Own a boat or know a boat-owner? Like to fish? Well, you are encouraged to attend the SW WA Contractors Association's Fall Salmon Derby this Thursday! Derby begins at daylight, and ends in the evening when the biggest fish is weighed at the Port of Ridgefield. More information .

September 13th 2018
Celebrate Victor 23 Brewing's Two Year Anniversary Celebration at their location on St. John's from 6-10p! For more details .

September 13th 2018
Clark College Economic & Community Development , presents a free seminar geared toward navigating your team of introverts and extroverts for success. At their Columbia Tech Center location on Thursday at 5:30pm, get ready to learn how to encourage introverts to participate as well as encouraging extroverts not to upstage. For more information, and to RSVP, click here .

September 14th 2018
You are invited to the Strengthening Women's Voices in the Workplace workshop, hosted by the YWCA of Clark County. For more information and tickets .

September 15th 2018
SCORE presents an Introduction to Desktop QuickBooks and Financial Management from 9a-12p here at the GVCC. RSVP now as spots are filling up!

September 15th 2018
Royalwise presents an introduction to Mac OS X! This is a Level 1 Class covering All The Basics. More Information .

September 15th 2018
Royalwise presents an overview of new features in Mac OS X! This is a Level 2 Class covering new and cool features. More Information .

September 15th 2018
Join Martin Middlewood, the Clark County Historical Museum 's Annual History Book Editor for a 90-minute workshop learning how to capture your family's story by use of family heirlooms. Session takes place from 1:00p-2:30p. Reserve your seat by email , or at 360.993.5673.

September 15th 2018
WHY Racing Events is letting kids, age 17 and younger, race for free at the APPLETREE Sunset 5K ! Combat childhood obesity by encouraging kids to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. Details and registration .

September 15th & 16th 2018
ICEovation 's James Stugart will host a booth at OMSI's Mini Maker Faire Saturday and Sunday 10a-5p each day. Join James as he'll teach you how to carve and chisel ice into amazing works of art. Tickets & More Information .

September 19th 2018
WSUV's Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program presents speaker Heidi Pozzo. From 8:30-10a, learn the four elements of helping your business achieve incredible results. More information .

September 19th 2018
The Women Entrepreneurs Organization (WEO) of SW Washington presents the 5th Annual Awards Gala! Tickets & Information.

September 19th 2018
The YWCA of Clark County is hosting Finding Our Gold: A Connection Circle for Women Over 50 . This 8-week connectivity series will span evenings from Sept. 19th through November 14th. Tickets & Information.

September 19th 2018
Biggs Insurance will host a "What Businesses Need to Know about Paid Family and Medical Leave Workshop" with James Sikora of Landerholm. There are updates that will become law on January 1st 2019 that you need to know about.

September 20th 2018
Community Home Health & Hospice is kicking off Give More 24! with an ice cream party sponsored by Umpqua Bank. Stop by The Elaine and Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center to donate and enjoy a scoop.

Additionally, the Free Clinic's Give More 24! Campaign approaches to join in helping to make a difference in our community. During this time, visit here to make a donation within 24 hours and give to the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington.

September 20th 2018
Royalwise presents an overview of QuickBooks, with a look into the practical uses through your bank feeds. More Information .

September 22nd 2018
Safely dispose of your sensitive documents at a free shredding event from 10a-1p at tthe Salmon Creek Park & Ride. Limited to two file storage boxes per person, free for residents of Clark County. More Information .

September 22nd 2018
Girls Inc. challenges YOU to participate in their 3rd annual Rappel For Her event on September 22nd. Participants who raise $1,00 0 benefiting Girls Inc. of the PNW get to rappel down the side of the Hilton! Registration starts now for individuals and teams. Let's show the girls of our community the true definition of bold !

September 22nd 2018
Join The Historic Trust and the Pearson Field Education Center for their Annual Fundraiser "Lets Take Flight" , supporting STEM education through aviation at Pearson!

September 22nd 2018
Royalwise presents a Level 3 class on Mac OS X specifically looking at File Management. More Information .

September 29th 2018
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is "Celebrating Our Legacy" with the 2018 Annual Fundraising Gala at Royal Oaks Country Club. This event will follow a season-opening concert, featuring acclaimed musicians. Tickets and more information .

September 29th 2018
The City of Vancouver is inviting YOU to the Waterfront Park Grand Opening from 11am to 3pm at Columbia Way between Esther and Grant Streets.
A friendly reminder from the IRS : Third estimated tax payment due September 17th, 2018. This is for quarterly payments only, most often those who are self-employed, investors, and retirees.

Maaco Vancouver celebrates their 40th Anniversary this year, and to celebrate, they have installed a NITROHEAT system, saving on liquid materials, improving distribution, while minimizing paint overspray! For detailed information, visit their website .

SW WA Accountable Community of Health is announcing their newest RFI's for community-serving organizations. They are looking for organizations in areas of social services, emergency response, education or workforce development, peer support for substance abuse, public health, and alternative medicine. Click here for more information .

H&R Block 's Income Tax Class is open for enrollment . Morning and evening classes in the Greater Vancouver area are offered for individuals who would like to learn everything you wanted to know about taxes.

 Calling all local musicians! The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions for violinists, violists, cellists, bassists, and many more! Application deadline is September 13th. Click here for more info.

Calling all junior musicians! The Junior Symphony of Vancouver is holding auditions for orchestral/chamber instruments on September 24th. Auditions are open to middle school through college-aged individuals. Applications online .

HAPO Community Credit Union is offering a special CD rate until September 15th. Call for more info 509-943-5676.

Leadership Clark County (LCC) is looking for community nonprofits or public sector organizations to engage with leaders from LCC's Class of '19. The project aims to encourage LCC graduates and community partners to collaborate on organizational challenges the community is facing. For more information .

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded the City of Vancouver’s Fire Marshal’s Office a $216,000 Fire Prevention and Safety grant. The grant will support the Vancouver Fire Marshal’s Project HomeSafe campaign to reduce the frequency and severity of residential fires through fire and life safety education and outreach. 

The City of Vancouver is looking for volunteers for their Waterfront Grand Opening event on Saturday, September 29th.

Columbia Credit Union opened a new branch in Battle Ground, August 13th. This Scotton Landing location is the second branch in Battle Ground, marking Columbia Credit Union's 14th branch in SW Washington & Oregon.

The Clark County Council is accepting applications from local organizations for grants that encourage historic preservation and programs, including preservation of historic documents.The Historical Promotion Grants program is designed to increase awareness and education to better preserve, exhibit, and/or interpret local history and historic preservation. Applicants must be either a non-profit organization or public entity within the boundaries of Clark County that promotes our local history. More information is available online  or by emailing . The deadline for submitting completed applications is 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Community Home Health & Hospice is offering an eight-week, free grief support group for survivors of suicide loss at the Elaine & Don Heimbigner Hospice Care Center, 3102 NE 134th Street, Vancouver, WA. The group meets Thursdays from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, from September 27 – November 15, 2018. Facilitated by Mary Fleming, MSW, and Rick Sievers, Hospice Volunteer.

LOOKING AHEAD:

October 3rd 2018
Ground Breaking ceremony for the Salvation Army . They are at 97% of their goal.

October 4th 2018
Join the Columbia River Mental Health Foundation at their sponsored awards luncheon at the Hilton. Attend to help lower the mental health stigma, share information about addiction, and learn what recovery means in our community. More information and to RSVP.

October 14th 2018
WHY Racing Events is letting kids, age 17 and younger, race for free at the Girlfriends Run for a Cure 5K ! Combat childhood obesity by encouraging kids to live a healthy and happy lifestyle. Details and registration .

October 17th 2018
Technology Associates of Oregon invites you to their Lunch & Learn “Cybersecurity 101” event.
Use code “ VancouverChamberDiscount ” for $15 off your attendance fee.

October 13th 2018
Kicking off the four-part series , Clark College Economic & Community Development presents morning leadership training courses. Starting at 8am, Your Personal Brand: What are you known for as a leader? will guide the day's session.

November 1st & 2nd 2018
CDM Caregiving presents their 8th Annual "Symbol Of Freedom" sponsored by Riverview Community Bank, presented by Waste Connections of Washington Inc. featuring special guest Retired USMC Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, former White House Airlift operations officer during the attack on America on 9/11. This is a two-day series, designed to elevate the knowledge of CDM Caregiving Services . For more information and ticket purchases, visit their website .