Tuesday, July 11th 2017
The first episode of "Chamber on the Move" will take place today at Wattle
Tree Place at approximately 3pm via FB Live!
TONIGHT: Hawaiian Cuisine at Business After Hours
Join the GVCC for a "Business After Hours" event on the patio at The Quarry Senior Living! Enjoy live entertainment by local artist Caryn Jamieson while sampling beverages and Hawaiian-themed food from The Quarry's fantastic catering department. Don't miss this opportunity to win prizes and make new connections. This event is $10/members, $20/non-members and runs from 5-7pm.
Platinum Ribbon Cutting for Urban Float Anniversary
Join the GVCC "Red Coats" for a PLATINUM ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, July 13th at 4:30 p.m. at Urban Float, 104 Grand Blvd Suite 110. Get an inside look at their pods and learn about the benefits of floating for your health.

Come tour this amazing spa facility and find out more about the incredible services they offer. We will also be celebrating Urban Float's 1 year in business anniversary!

Make an Impression with a Tee Display at "Sip, Shop & Swing" 
Marketing your business doesn't get more fun than this! Receive face-to-face interaction with women in the business community by sponsoring a tee display at the August 17th Women's Golf Tournament.  You can be the favorite stop of the day by sponsorship Tee #12 - the beverage station - featuring Kick-Ass Mules! 
7/12 @ 10am: Enhance Your Chamber Profile 
Have you wondered how you can use your membership in the Chamber as an online marketing tool? Attend this work session with a laptop or tablet and we will go over submitting job openings, hot deals, event posts, media releases, and more. You will learn keywords you can add to your member profile to boost your ranking in Google searches and get more referrals from other Chamber members. 
Legislative Review Luncheon Ticket Sales Close 7/14
The GVCC, Building Industry Group, and Vancouver Business Journal invite you to attend the 2017 "Legislative Review Luncheon" on Wednesday, July 19th at Royal Oaks Country Club. This is your opportunity to ask questions directly to our legislators about policies that impact the business community.  Tickets must be purchased by 7/14. 

Please contact Teresa Lawwill at tlawwill@vancouverusa.com for sponsorship opportunities and VIP tables.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings 
RSVP to MEGA BAH at Vancouver Mall by 7/15
There is a must-attend MEGA Business After Hours on Tuesday, July 25th at the Vancouver Mall from 5-7 pm. This event is limited to the first 400 registrants, who will each receive a Vancouver Mall swag bag with a mystery retailer gift card inside. 

Compete in mall-wide passport activities, indulge at Brewtopia Family Restaurant and Bar with sips & nibbles, and have a chance to win fantastic prizes including a $500 shopping spree or tickets to a B52's concert. Free to attend with RSVP. 
Make plans to attend the "Southwest Washington Leads & Needs" networking event on Wednesday, July 19th at Beaches. Doors open at 7:15am. The event begins at 7:30am with around-the-room introductions on the microphone. This event is sponsored by: SERVPRO Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration. 
The GVCC will host a "Retro Information Session" on Thursday, July 20th at 7am with no cost to attend. Learn about the three retro programs we offer to help you earn a return on the L&I premiums that you already pay each year. 
Bring Wellness Culture to Your Office with 7/25 Workshop
Join Dr. Gloria Arroyo-Grubbs of TriStar Family Chiropractic on July 25th for an unforgettable working lunch as she will teach you to create a workplace wellness culture! Dr. Gloria will be teaching the 4 basic steps to implement a successful workplace wellness program and low cost tips on balancing work and life on a physical, mental, social and nutritional level. BONUS: The first 15 people to register will be getting a free pH test and information packet! 
A team of Uptown Village business owners have taken over the management of the "Cruise the Couve" event on July 15th. They need your help as a volunteer! Volunteers will receive a shirt and Uptown Pub Crawl Punch Card (valued at $25) after shifts.  The punch card has a $5 value per punch at each location from participating local businesses: Uptown Barrel Room, Tip Top, Trap Door, Vancouver Pizza, Vancouver Brewfest - 4 tokens (Aug. 11th & 12th Brewfest). Must be redeemed by Aug. 12th. 
Member Announcements:
July 12th 2017
Dream Big Community Center is partnering with PlayLive Nation for a fundraiser summer series of gaming at the lounge. View tournament games, times and costs on their website.

July 15th 2017
The Port of Vancouver USA welcomes the community onto a Port Tour on Saturday, July 15th. Email Julie Rawls to confirm your seat. 

July 20th 2017
CCSI will host a Lunch and Learn on Windows 10. Lunch is included with your RSVP to carolg@ccsipro.com

July 20th 2017
"Wonder Women in Tech" by the CREDC featured a panel on the future of technology. Ridgefield, 5-7pm. RSVP.

July 20th 2017
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ushers in its 2017-2018 season with a family-friendly free outdoor concert at Esther Short Park on Thursday, July 20 at 6pm. The VSO will be led by critically acclaimed Conductor-Composer, Dr. Donald Appert, Chair of the Music Department at Clark College. 

July 21-23 2017
The three day "Satisfy Your Senses" Art and Wine Event to benefit the FVRL Foundation will feature five professional artists at Latte Da Coffee House.  

July 24th 2017
Impactful Women will host their annual "ConnectFEST" event at Heathen Estate! 5-8pm, get tickets online.

July 25th 2017
Score Vancouver Chapter workshop: Record Keeping & Taxes for Your Business from 9am-noon. RSVP.

July 29th 2017
Hazel Dell Modern Dentistry will be serving the community for a day of FREE cleaning, exam & digital x-rays. Call to make an appointment: 360-901-2949.  

July 29th 2017 
The Vancouver mall will host a 40th Anniversary Celebration for the community from 12-5pm featuring a fashion show, giveaways on the 40's, a Hit Machine concert, and more. 

August 7th 2017
Annual Penguin Nation Golf Tournament. Sign up to play or sponsor.

August 18th 2017
CCSI's BBQ Happy Hour on August 18th from 3-6pm. Win a MS Surface Pro 4. 
Workforce Southwest Washington is seeking proposals from companies to conduct focus groups and help us develop a brand and materials for a youth center. Proposals are due no later than Monday, July 17 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Email Julie Maglione. 

Northwest Association for Blind Athletes hosts largest Camp Abilities in the United States for children and youth ages 8-15 with visual impairments from July 23rd-29th in Salem, OR. Donations are accepted to support this camp by visiting www.nwaba.org

High End Market Place, a recreational and medical marijuana dispensary located in the Uptown Village neighborhood at 19th and Broadway, was one of the first retail stores to get a medical endorsement from the Department of Health. Now, a year later, High End Market Place has registered over 1,000 patients into the new DOH system, allowing patients all across Southwest Washington the ability to access the medical cannabis they need. If patients choose to be entered into the database, they are able to purchase cannabis products sales tax-free, grow 6-15 plants based on physician’s recommendation, purchase up to 3x the current recreational limit, and have access to certain medical-only products. 

Frumenti, Lander & Wallace, P.S. has changed their names (effective July 1, 2017) to: Greear Kramer Wallace CPAs! Their new web address: www.GKWaccounting.com. The teams e-mail addresses will change to the domain @GKWaccounting.com.


SAVE THE DATE: 
Clark County Historical Museum "Centennial Gala" on Saturday, September 16th 2017. 

The GVCC's Annual "Officer Installation and Business & Leadership Awards" dinner on Wednesday, September 20th at the Hilton, presented by the Port of Vancouver USA.