Tuesday, May 7th 2019
Wednesday, May 8th
Leads & Needs: North County
at Mill Creek Pub

Join us at Mill Creek Pub for Leads & Needs: North County Breakfast, tea, and coffee provided - all you need to do is RSVP online and bring plenty of business cards! This speed-networking event will indeed kick off your Wednesday morning. Pre-registration is appreciated, as we begin promptly at 7:30 AM.
Wednesday, May 15th
Business After Hours
at Boomerang Bistro

Join us on Wednesday, May 15th for Business After Hours at Boomerang Bistro for a great evening of networking. From 5 - 7 PM this social after-hours event is perfect for those looking to make connections in our community and beyond. RSVP now because this event will fill up fast!
Monday, May 13th
Starting A New Business Workshop
Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP)

In this workshop, you'll learn the fundamental elements of what makes a business successful, the basics of business planning, and the steps to take to turn your business idea into a reality . Meet GVCC's Small Business Counselors and learn about the resources/support available to businesses in SW Washington. Workshop is from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at the GVCC office.
Wednesday, May 15th
Leads & Needs

Join us at Beaches for our Leads & Needs . Breakfast, tea, and coffee provided - all you need to do is RSVP online and bring plenty of business cards! This speed-networking event will indeed kick off your Wednesday morning. Doors open at 7 AM and networking begins at 7:30 AM. Register to attend!
Thursday, May 16th
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting
at Cascade Inn Retirement

Join us for this PLATINUM Remodel at Cascade Inn Retirement , celebrating their new space. The open house is from 4 - 6 PM. with the Ribbon Cutting at 5 PM sharp. Stop by and enjoy some snacks and beverages, meet the staff, and explore the space! Event is free to attend.
Upcoming Ambassador Ribbon Cuttings
May 7 @ 11 AM | SportClips Hair Cuts
May 14 @ 11 AM | SportClips Hair Cuts in Hazel Dell
May 15 @ 9 AM | Integrative Body Inc.
May 16 @ 9 AM | iQ Credit Union on Lombard St.
May 16 @ 5 PM | Cascade Inn Retirement PLATINUM
May 21 @ 11 AM | Vancouver Master Chorale PLATINUM
May 22 @ 4 PM | Tidewater Cove Marina
Is your organization having an anniversary, ground breaking, or expansion?
Please contact Barb Holbrook for information about inviting the
Chamber Ambassador team for a ribbon cutting to celebrate your occasion.
Thursday, June 6th
17th Annual GVCC Golf Tournament
Presented by Columbia Bank

Grab your 9-iron and your favorite lightsaber, because it's time to register for the 17th Annual GVCC Golf Tournament at Lewis River Golf Course, presented by Columbia Bank ! On June 6th, prepare for an event like no other, with out of this galaxy tee displays and on-the-course mini-games.

Personalized Sponsorship Opportunities , here!

Interested in donating a basket? Click here!
VISION | May/June Edition
Available Now!

Read the latest edition of VISION online, here , or check it out in print arriving in your mailbox soon. This edition features Columbia Bank on the cover, the presenting sponsors of our 17th Annual Golf Tournament "May The Course Be With You." You'll also read about Business of the Week recipients, Ambassador Spotlights, staff announcements, new members, and more!
Networking for Newbies Training
On Friday, May 17th, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM meet with the incredible Ronnie Noize of the DIY Marketing Center to learn the secrets of effective business networking .
Use the code "newbie" when registering and you'll attend for FREE!
Tuesday, May 21st
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting
for Vancouver Master Chorale

Join us at the GVCC office for this PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting for Vancouver Master Chorale (formerly Vancouver Singers USA). The meet and greet will be from 10 AM - 12 Noon, with a performance at 10:30 AM and Ribbon Cutting at 11 AM sharp. Event is free to attend.
Wednesday, May 22nd
Leads & Needs: East Vancouver
Sponsored by Reid Business Services

Join us at our Leads & Needs event in East Vancouver on the fourth Wednesday morning of each month, always at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park! Our sponsor for this upcoming event is Reid Business Services . Make sure to bring plenty of business cards for this fast-paced, East Vancouver event. Doors open at 7 AM, and networking begins at 7:30 AM. Register to attend, here!
GVCC Member
Events, Outreach, Announcements, and Opportunities:
Now - May 31st 2019
American Workforce Group is running a book drive with all donations going to local underprivileged youth. They are collecting new and used books for children to young adults. More information: 360.200.4900.

May 8th 2019
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents Ko Iwasaki, internationally-renowned cellist to the Royal Durst Theater. More Information.

May 8th 2019
Dr. Kevin Murphy of Washington State University will be featured at the CleanTech Breakfast speaking on research and technology development for a cleaner economy and environment. More Info.

May 8th 2019
The Southwest Washington Contractors Association(SWCA) and Washington PTAC is hosting a Meet the Primes event, held at Warehouse '23. This event will host networking and an educational dinner, meeting government agencies and general contractors. More information.

May 10th 2019
It's time for Teen Takeover at Rocksolid Community Teen Center , from 7-10 PM, invite your kids for a Hawaiian Luau Theme at the Lewisville Gym. Only $5! More information.

May 16th 2019
Clark College Economic & Community Development presents " Influencing/Motivating Others " a course focused on a leader's reach and how to communicate critical messages within a variety of contexts.

May 16th 2019
The Modern Orthodontist presents Mom's Paint Night with light snacks, drinks and painting supplies! GVCC members attend for free! More information.

May 17th - 26th 2019
Journey Theater Arts Group presents, Godspell at Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School. Multiple shows throughout the weekends. More information.

May 18th 2019
Join SCORE Vancouver for the upcoming session "So You Want A Bank Loan?" at HAPO Community Credit Union on Saturday, May 18th from 11 AM - 2 PM.

May 18th - 19th 2019
Sheared Delights and White Oak Alpacas invite you to a weekend of education and fun with fiber! More information .

May 23rd 2019
Clark College Economic & Community Development presents " Professional Listening Skills " a course focused on interacting in the workplace, managing problems, and practicing effective listening skills.

May 23rd 2019
Join the Sundown Squad, including Elfin Services , at the Columbia Bank Community Room for a kick off party , commemorating the 2nd Annual Summertime Block Party for The Longest Day.

May 30th 2019
Clark College Economic & Community Development presents " Engaging With Conflict " a course focused on managing difficult conversations and dealing with conflict in the workplace.

May 30th - June 2nd 2019
Journey Theater Arts Group presents, A Wrinkle In Time at View Ridge Middle School. Multiple shows throughout the weekend. More information.

June 6th 2019
Clark College Economic & Community Development presents " Achieving Effective Meetings " a course focused on facilitating and participating in effective meetings.

June 6th 2019
Open House Ministries presents Growing HOPE Together, the 2019 Fundraiser Luncheon. Help raise money for this family homeless shelter's operating costs! More information.

June 15th 2019
You're invited to attend the Clark County Historical Society and Museum 's Speakeasy Soiree, presented by Lucy's Garden. More information here.

June 21st 2019
Raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's Disease at the 2nd Annual Summertime Block Party at Esther Short Park. More Info.

June 22nd 2019
Join the Arthritis Foundation at the 2019 Walk to Cure Arthritis at Esther Short Park! More information here.

July 26th 2019
Calling all Sugarland fans! The ilani will be hosting Sugarland on Thursday, July 25th at the Cowlitz Ballroom. Tickets on sale now!

July 26th 2019
Attend SWCA 's 43rd Annual Golf Tournament at Lewis River Golf Course on July 26th! Only 40 golfing spots left. For more information, click here .
Congratulations to Share! At their Glitz! Glam! Red Carpet Gala! on April 27th, our community raised over $341,000 for funding that contributes to this incredible organization's efforts.

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra receives $206,000 M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Grant to expand their development effort.

Our very own Ambassador, Yvonne Payne has been featured in The Columbian's Business section for her success as a pianist and owner of Ebony Notes . Listen to her play, here .

Happy Belated Earth Day! High End Market Place is the first cannabis business to become a Certified Clark County Green Business. More information.


The TANK Vancouver celebrates Small Business Week with a Grant Opportunity - a package valued at $14,300. More information

Interested in adding a little color to Downtown Camas? Consider adopting a flower basket to bring more beautify to the historic Downtown Camas this spring. More information .

WellHaven Pet Health 's hospital in downtown Vancouver has just been AAHA Accredited. Congratulations WellHaven!

EOCF introduces the newest addition to their team, their new Marketing & Development Manager, Grant Gilson.

Legacy Health expands their executive team with the internal promotions of two senior leaders: Bryce Helgerson, CIO and Trent Green, COO. Congratulations!

Check out the 2019 Annual Report by Visit Vancouver USA , an info-graphic handbook giving you an inside look at our community.

Job Opportunities:

Pacifica Senior Living is looking for CNA's and Home Care Aids to join their energetic, creative and communicative team. Some requirements of the role include: CNA or HCA, CPR/First Aid Certification, Food Handlers Card, and a background check. Part-Time and Full Time positions available! Click the link to fill out an application , or email your resume to Jordan Wilson .


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