Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Today, October 8
Business After Hours
At Cascade Inn

Join us tonight from 5 - 7 PM at Cascade Inn for October's Business After Hours event. Connect with community members and stakeholders at this popular after-hour social, with door prizes, delicious appetizers and beverages. Interested in attending? Follow the link below for more information.
Tuesday & Thursday in October
Fall Workshop Series
Presented by BBSI

Are you seeking ways to develop your employees? To grow revenue, improve your processes, and to increase customer satisfaction? Look no further. GVCC's Fall Workshop Series will help refine your employees' and key leaders' soft skills, will help them focus on the importance of company culture, and teach attendees on the best practices of a what the workplace requires now and in the future. Each workshop will feature a presentation from an expert presenter on behalf of members, including BBSI, CLM Simple Solutions, Employers Overload, Webfor, Salsbury & Co., and PointNorth Consulting, Inc. Lunch is included from Chick-fil-A Cascade Park.
This Week:
Today, October 8 | The Importance of Soft Skills
Thursday, October 10 | Workplace Communication

Coming Up:
Thursday, October 17 | Diversity Workplace Training
Thursday, October 24 | It's Not Me, It's You
Tomorrow, October 9
Leads & Needs: North County
Presented by First Sight Family Vision

Interested in meeting others who are as ambitious and as unique as you? On Wednesday morning from 7:30 - 9 AM, have breakfast with GVCC at Mill Creek Pub as we prepare you for fast-paced connection-making with members of our community. This structured event series is created to maximize your introductions throughout rotating, speed rounds of networking. Breakfast is always included.
Wednesday, October 16
Leads & Needs
Presented by VIP Photobooth
& Bounce-n-Battle

Interested in meeting others who are as ambitious and as unique as you? On Wednesday morning from 7:30 - 9 AM, have breakfast with GVCC at Beaches as we prepare you for fast-paced connection-making with members of our community. This structured event series is created to maximize your introductions throughout rotating, speed rounds of networking. Breakfast is always included.
Thursday, October 17
New Business Coaching & Start-Up Mentoring

Drop-in for a Q&A with the Small Business Assistance Program's (SBAP) business counselors for information on low-cost services for start-ups, future entrepreneurs, small business owners, or new home-based businesses. This Q&A is complimentary to attend.
Thursday, October 10
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting

Join the GVCC in celebrating the grand opening of CLM Business Solutions ! From 4 - 6 PM, enjoy appetizers, beverages, and plenty of networking at the open house and be sure to stay for 4:30 PM to participate in the official ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Monday, October 14
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting

Clark College will commemorate its 10th Anniversary of the Columbia Tech Center location with a PLATINUM ribbon-cutting ceremony at 3:30 PM on October 14. Stop by from 3 - 4 PM to enjoy refreshments and facility tours of their spacious satellite campus.
PLATINUM Ribbon Cuttings are an excellent way to highlight your organization for any announcement or milestone. Guests to your celebration will have the opportunity to network with your team and learn more about your organization as you cut the ribbon to commemorate your organization's continued success.

We invite all members and future members of the Chamber to attend these events to support our motto of Moving Business Forward in SW Washington.
Is your organization having an anniversary, groundbreaking, or expansion?
Please contact Rachel for information about how to maximize visibility to celebrate your occasion.
October's Newest Chamber Members:
  • The UPS Store (Website)
  • 360 Sheet Metal, LLC
  • Edward Jones - Vicki Blunt (Website)
  • Orangetheory Fitness East Vancouver/Camas (Website)
  • Crown Bridal (Website)
  • StageOneInAction (Website)
(Selected from September 23, 2019 - October 8, 2019.)
October 10, 2019
Build Trusted Teams at Clark College's Economic & Community Development series on Driving Performance Through Leadership Series . In this session, thoughtfully construct dynamic teams on a foundation of trust.

October 12 - 13, 2019
Columbia Credit Union's Remodeled Homes Tour is this weekend, presented by Contract Furnishings Mart and DeWils Fine Cabinetry. Stop by the tour of homes and view the incredible local workmanship. More information at BIA of Clark County's website .

October 13, 2019
WHY Racing Events presents the 13th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure benefiting Breast Cancer Diagnosis, Treatment & Research. Women are encouraged to attend to participate in the Half Marathon, 10K or 6K walk/run.

October 17, 2019
Refine your Professional Listening Skills at Clark College's Economic & Community Development series on Driving Performance Through Leadership Series . In this session, you'll learn how to diffuse angry situations, the three-step feedback loop, and the role of perception in conversations.

October 23, 2019
You're invited to attend the SWSHRM 2019 Conference at ilani, covering topics like rebranding HR to reducing turnover and recruiting costs. More info and registration.

October 24, 2019
The Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber presents the Latino Leadership Reception from 5 - 7 PM at the PGE Boardroom, presented by Wells Fargo. To RSVP for this event, follow this link .

October 24, 2019
Eatery at the Grant House is offering a tasting menu with Bad Granny Cidery. At 6:00 PM, enjoy seven delicious ciders paired with a six plate dinner with local ingredients for $75 a person. Connect with Kaci to learn more.

October 25, 2019
Amber Sweeny & The Band will be performing at Cedars Golf Course as a fundraiser for Rocksolid Community Teen Center ! Proceeds from tickets purchased will be donated to the Battle Ground center.

October 31, 2019
Achieve Effective Meetings at Clark College's Economic & Community Development series on Driving Performance Through Leadership Series . In this session, learn how to facilitate and participate in and facilitate effective meetings.

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December 7, 2019
Tickets are available now for the Free Clinic of Southwest Washington's 2019 Holiday Ball. For more information about this event, connect with Pam Knepper .
SW WA Contractors Association (SWCA) names Ellen Rogers its new Master of Advocacy & Brand Experience. Congratulations Ellen!

Congratulations to the Rossetti Family, owners of Minuteman Press on Highway 99, celebrating their first year of success!

The Vancouver Business Journal is offering GVCC members the opportunity to subscribe to the VBJ at a discounted rate of only $59/year (regularly $149), including the 2020 Book of Lists . If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity, use the password " ReadtheVBJ " at this link .

Rocksolid Community Teen Center welcomes Jennifer Huffstutler to their rock-solid team.

Fort Vancouver Regional Library (FVRL) Foundation receives a $515,000 state grant for a new library in Woodland.

This is too cool... Erik Runyan Jewelers is named America's Coolest Jewelry Store for 2019 in INSTORE Magazine.

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


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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