Tuesday, January 15th 2019
Tomorrow Morning, January 16th
SW WA Leads & Needs
Sponsored by Impactful People NW

Join us at Beaches for our SW WA Leads & Needs, sponsored by Impactful People NW . Enjoy breakfast from our sponsor, with coffee and tea service provided by our fabulous hosts at Beaches. 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. Pre-registration is appreciated, as we begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.
Tomorrow Evening, January 16th
Membership Overview Meeting
in Battle Ground

Get to know your benefits! Join us on Wednesday, January 16th from 4-6 p.m. to learn all about the benefits, resources, and opportunities that come along with your Chamber membership. At the Clark County Fire & Rescue Station 26 Community Room (Dollars Corner Fire Station) in Battle Ground, we'll discuss everything there is to know about what it means to be a Chamber member. There will be a chance to Q&A with the staff and to get to know everyone in attendance. All current, renewing, and potential members are welcome to attend this free, no host event. No registration required.
Tuesday, January 22nd
Business After Hours
at The Hudson Building

Join us at our first Business After Hours of the year at The Hudson Building, sponsored by Columbia Bank, Killian Pacific, CrossCountry Mortgage, and WFG National Title Insurance Company . Meet the businesses and network alongside members in our community at this wonderful event. Food will be provided by Nom Nom Restaurant and Grill. Don't forget to bring business cards for our door prizes! This event is open to members and non-members alike.
Interested in hosting a Business After Hours of your own?
We have opportunities to host and sponsor upcoming Business After Hours events in February and beyond. Please email Amy Tanska if you have any questions.
Wednesday, January 24th
Platinum Grand Opening of
Opsahl Dawson's New Location

Join the GVCC Ambassador Team as we celebrate the PLATINUM GRAND OPENING of Opsahl Dawson on Thursday, January 24th at 4:30 p.m . at their new offices located at 7701 NE Greenwood Dr. Suite 200.  This will be a fun filled evening of networking, amazing food, delicious drinks and a tour of this state-of-the-art facility. See you soon at this special party.
Upcoming Ambassador Ribbon Cuttings

January 17th @ 5:00 p.m. - DC Lending NEXT LEVEL Grand Opening
January 24th @ 4:30 p.m. - Opsahl Dawson PLATINUM Grand Opening
January 24th @ 4:30 p.m. - RE/MAX Equity Group GOLD LEVEL Grand Opening
January 31st @ 4:00 p.m. - Minuteman Press NEXT LEVEL Grand Opening

Is your company or organization having an anniversary or expansion?
Please contact Barb Holbrook for information about inviting the
Chamber Ambassador team for a ribbon cutting to celebrate your occasion.
We are excited to announce our program for the 2019 Women In Leadership Lecture Series , working alongside Trust Tree Productions, our newest partner. This next chapter of WILL reflects the program's core mission of authenticity throughout professional growth while gathering women together to connect, share, and listen.

Our first installment of the 2019 program will be at the ilani Resort & Casino on January 29th. This first event will feature key speakers Ana Mari Cauce, PhD , President of the University of Washington, and Carolyn Long, PhD , Washington State University Associate Professor.

To be added to our wait list for the next three events this year, please contact Amy Tanska for more information.
Sponsorships Available for Your 2019 Membership

This year, consider putting a line item in your budget for marketing and promotional opportunities through the GVCC. With nearly 125 events per year and ever-evolving programming, this is a perfect way to highlight your organization . Email Amy Tanska for more information on how to get involved.

Have you secured your spot for The Columbian's 2019 Economic Forecast Breakfast yet?
GVCC Member
Events, Outreach, Announcements, and Opportunities:
January 15th 2019
Join the team at ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center for their "Community Leaders & Dessert Day" from 3:30 - 5 p.m. Meet at ROCKSOLID in Battle Ground for an open house, amazing desserts, and engaging activities.

January 17th - 19th 2019
It's time for Bookapalooza , the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation 's first used book sale fundraiser of the year. From 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. stop by and find your next big read.

January 19th 2019
Attend the Wine and Food Society of Clark County 's fundraiser auction and dinner, celebrating the life and poetry of Robert Burns at the Annual Robert Burns Dinner. More info .

January 23rd 2019
Boost your social media skills for your business by attending Clark College 's Social Media for Business course offered Wednesday evenings this Winter. More Info .

January 26th 2019
Build Your Annual Business Plan on Just One Page with the help from Clark College . Attend these Saturday courses for a closer look into your business plan. More Info .

February 2nd 2019
The Clark County Dental Association and the Student American Dental Hygiene Club of Clark College is sponsoring a Free Dental Care for children event from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Firstenburg Dental Hygiene Clinic. Call 360.992.2158 to make an appointment.

February 6th 2019
Columbia Bank is partnering with SCORE to provide a free seminar on how banks view lending. Join SCORE from 1-4 p.m. at The Hudson Building in the community room. More Info .

February 7th 2019
Southwest Washington Contractors Association invites you to register for the Construction Executive Summit presented by Peterson CAT. More info .

February 7th 2019
Attend Clark College 's Driving Performance Through Leadership Training series starting with Influencing/Motivating Others , teaching you how to confidently convey your message and skills. More Info .

February 9th 2019
Join the Rotary Club of Greater Clark County at the 2-hour information session on the problem of sex trafficking of minors. More Info .

February 14th 2019
Attend Clark College 's Leadership Driving Performance Through Leadership series starting with Maximizing Team Performance , teaching you how to increase your awareness and understand team members better. More Info .

February 21st 2019
Attend Clark College 's Leadership Driving Performance Through Leadership series starting with Delegation , teaching you how to approach assigning responsibilities with clear expectations. More Info .

February 24th 2019
Join Big Al's in Beaverton for their 4th Annual Bowling With Heart Bowl-a-Thon , benefiting the kids and families of OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

February 28th 2019
Attend Clark College 's Driving Performance Through Leadership Training series starting with Engaging With Conflict , encouraging you to manage difficult conversations with respect, tact, and diplomacy. More Info .

March 1st 2019
Save the date for ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center 's Lucky Shamrock Auction at Warehouse '23. Contact Marcy if you'd like to sponsor, donate, or purchase tickets.

March 5th 2019
RSVP now for Meals on Wheels People 's upcoming luncheon, " Become A Kindness Catalyst " with national speaker and author Linda Cohen at the Hilton. No charge to attend, donations needed.
Community Home Health & Hospice is offering an eight-week, free grief support group for survivors of suicide loss, from February 7th - March 28th. Registration is requested, please call 360.703.0300 or email griefsupport@chhh.org. More info .

Vancouver Public Schools highlighted as a top 25 district for innovative best practices.

Job Opportunities:

Workforce Southwest Washington seeks proposals from qualified organizations to audit WSW's Personnel Policy as it pertains to current Human Resources best practices/policies. For more information, please email jmaglione@workforcesw.org.

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 .