Tuesday, November 13th 2018
Join us tonight at
Business After Hours
Sponsored by Glenwood Place

There's still a chance to RSVP for our Business After Hours tonight, hosted by Glenwood Place . The fun begins at 5pm with food, beverages, prizes, and tours of the facility. Bring plenty of business cards and make important connections with fellow members. The theme of the event is " Shipwrecked " so prepare your best nautical-themed icebreakers. See you there!
Wednesday, November 14th
SW WA Leads & Needs:
North County Edition
Sponsored by Reid Business Services

Expand your network and attend the Leads & Needs - North County event at Mill Creek Pub. This new installment of the Leads & Needs series event launched last month in Battle Ground to a crowd of 45 business men and women. Every 2nd Wednesday, the GVCC will be in Battle Ground with the BG Chamber and we invite you to extend your reach. This event includes a light breakfast, refreshments, and your chance at the mic and small group breakout sessions.
Thursday, November 15th
Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop
Learn How To Manage Your Holiday Stress

Too often we ask how to “survive the holidays?” Too many pressures, too many things to do, and at the end of it all we are left feeling depleted. This year we will help you set a clear intention for a holiday with all of the fun, all of the joy, and none of the guilt that plagued holidays past! And we will share a set of strategies to maintain balance and perspective so that you can fully enjoy the holidays and still have enough energy to start the New Year excited about the possibilities!   
Post to Win $2,000 for Your Business!
Set to public and use #GVCCgrant2018

The Chamber's Small Business Saturday Grant program is live! Right now over 120 small business members are hashtagging it out for a chance at $6,000 in grant funds. You can help. Share about your interactions with our small business members! Set your post to public, use the contest hashtag #GVCCgrant2018 and that becomes an entry to win. The contest wraps on Small Business Saturday, which is November 24th this year.

Do you have 15 full time employees or fewer? Then YOU qualify to enter our Small Business Saturday Grant Program sponsored by Columbia Credit Union ! This program is open to all industries, organizations, and non-profits!
Upcoming Ambassador Ribbon Cuttings

November 14th @ 4:00 p.m. - Sustainable Wealth Management Grand Opening
November 15th @ 4:00 p.m. - Realty ONE Group Cascadia
November 27th @ 11:45 a.m. - Legacy Medical Group PLATINUM Grand Opening
November 29th @ 4:30 p.m. - Reid Business Services
November 29th @ 5:30 p.m. - Northwest Media Collective
December 6th @ 5:00 p.m. - Finds Us @ Home Gold Level
December 13th @ 4:45 p.m. - Burntown Fitness Next Level First Anniversary

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.
Leroy Santiago Shines with the ISNW team on the Nov/Dec Magazine Cover
Leroy Santiago, the Chamber's Ambassador of the Year is with the team at Innovative Services NW for the cover image of the holiday edition of the Chamber's magazine. Photo by Kate Singh. This image promotes the Holiday Heroes Luncheon on December 7th, sponsored by Touchmark at Fairway Village. See corresponding inside pages for more info.

What's Inside:
  • The Holiday Heroes Luncheon sponsored by Touchmark at Fairway Village
  • $6,000 in Small Business Saturday Grant funds available, sponsored by Columbia Credit Union
  • The Legislative Outlook Breakfast sponsored by IBEW 48
  • Upcoming Business After Hours
  • Letters from the CEO & Chairman
  • Ribbon Cutting Gallery
Tuesday, November 27th
Platinum Grand Opening of
Legacy Medical Group in Camas

Please join the GVCC Ambassador team as we celebrate the PLATINUM ribbon cutting Grand Opening of Legacy Medical Group - Camas on Tuesday November 27th at 11:45 a.m. This patient-centered medical home cares for you when you are sick, but, more importantly works with you to keep you well. Join us at this new location, 1625 SE 192nd Ave Suite 100 in Camas, and enjoy delicious refreshments and fun door prizes!
GVCC Sponsorships Confirmed

stemCONNECT: HAPO Community Credit Union is a new stemCONNECT sponsor and the December site visit for nearly 50 students on December 10th.

Battle Ground Chamber Holiday Luncheon: Columbia Bank and Waste Connections have signed on to be the Co-Presenting Sponsors of the Battle Ground Chamber Luncheon on Thursday, December 6th at the Battle Ground Community Center. Tapani has also signed on as a VIP Table sponsor. If you would like to sponsor this popular event in Battle Ground, reach out to Teresa Lawwill. Supporting sponsorships and VIP Tables are available.
SAVE THE DATE for these final signature events in 2018:
It's almost that time of year again, for our annual Holiday Heroes Luncheon celebrating our amazing Ambassador team! We welcome you to attend this delicious lunch at Warehouse '23 on December 7th , presented by Touchmark at Fairway Village. We encourage you to dress in your favorite holiday attire as we'll set aside time to take pictures with Santa, your friends, and Ambassador team! We are also accepting gift baskets to be raffled off at this event. Put one together to help us spread holiday cheer!
The GVCC, Identity Clark County, and the Columbia River Economic Development Council will present our Shared Business Priorities for 2019 at the 2019 Legislative Outlook Breakfast sponsored by IBEW 48. Be a part of the discussion as we forecast hot button issues on December 14th at Warehouse ’23. Help us engage our local elected officials in conversation about your priorities in the upcoming legislative session. This is a unique opportunity to meet with local legislators, learn about their top priorities, and get answers regarding the issues that matter to you the most. 
GVCC's 2019 Mentor Program
Make Your Mark & Learn From The Best

Our 2019 skills-based Mentor Program is open for enrollment! If you have any interest in guiding a fellow member , assisting them reach their organization's potential, and have experience doing so, please let us know! Additionally, if you are looking to grow your skill set or your organization, and need a role model for focus and objectivity, don't hesitate to contact us. Our mentor program is provided to members at no cost, is personalized to fit your needs, and is based on your schedule.
The Latest "Business of the Week" Features on Facebook
Apollo Drain & Rooter
Your family and friends in the draining business.
Opsahl-Dawson
Our neighborhood CPAs with a new-age focus. 
The GVCC's Business of the Week program highlights member businesses that are working to Move Business Forward in SW Washington. Contact Sarah Cooke if you would like to recommend an outstanding business for this feature.
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-members across three counties.
Veteran Hiring Event
Wednesday, November 14th

From 9a-12p, join Worksource , Joint Services Support Group , and Work For Warriors at the Armed Forces Reserve Center at an event honoring Veterans !

Over 70 business expected to attend, so if you are a Veteran or know a Veteran looking for work - look no further! For more information, contact Monique Martin at (360) 735-4985 or by email .
The team at nConnect is your resource to give local students perspective on in-demand career pathways. View the Career Connected Learning Calendar online.

Opportunities for Engagement:

Vanco uver Public Schools:

Evergreen Public Schools:
GVCC Member
Events, Outreach, Announcements, and Opportunities:
November 13th 2018
If you served in any armed forces for our country, you are invited to a free Veteran's Appreciation Dinner at the Elks Vancouver Lodge from 5-7 p.m. Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner with your family at the #823 location off McGillivray. Please call 360.256.0823 to reserve your spot.

November 13th 2018
Join the Perkins & Co. team to explore development in today's world of inclusionary zoning, construction taxes, escalating construction costs, and the future of development. 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Bloodworks Live Studio.

November 15th 2018
Join Clark County's Green Business Program at the final Morning Blend networking event of the year, from 8-9 pm. Event will be at the Tod and Maxine McClaskey Culinary Institute at Clark College .

November 15th 2018
ilani's Michael Jordan's Steakhouse and Breakside Distillery present a 3-course Breakside Beer Dinner from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets available here .

November 15th 2018
The Business Growth MAP Alliance forum presents Grow Clark County: Reimagining the Future of Tech . More Info .

November 16th 2018
Rocksolid Community Teen Center presents Teen Takeover from 7-10 pm. Only $5 for 5th - 12th graders. More information.

November 16-25th 2018
The Journey Theater Arts Group presents Disney's The Lion King Jr . Join family, friends, and theater-lovers at Fort Vancouver High School.

November 17th 2018
YWCA & Odyssey World Int. invite you to a "Women Supporting Women" Friendship Tea from 1-3pm.

November 23rd 2018
Join the Decor Lending Library for their Buy Nothing! Black Friday event. From 8 am - 3 pm, enjoy Make & Take Gifts as well as plenty of stations to let your creativity guide.

November 26th 2018
Webfor presents " Web Design & Development Best Practices for 2019 " from 5:30-7:30 pm. Enjoy drinks, conversation, panelist discussion, and an open Q&A.

November 30th - December 1st 2018
The Journey Theater Arts Group presents Scrooge . Join family, friends, and theater-lovers at Washougal High School.

November 30th - December 2nd 2018
The Metropolitan Performing Arts invites you to "Junie B. In Jingle Bells, Batman Smells", a play by Allison Gregory. More information here .

December 4th 2018
The Clark College Orchestra presents its "Franco-American" Fall Concert on Tuesday, December 4 at 7:30 pm. For more information.

December 4th 2018
Representatives from the Internal Revenue Service and Social Security Administration will present webinars: " Racing Towards Year End: Employment Tax Updates and Reminders " on December 4th .

December 12th 2018
Rocksolid Community Teen Center invites you to their Christmas Ship Viewing event , at Martel Wealth Advisors, from 6:30-8 pm.

Now through December 14th 2018
The City of Vancouver presents the fourth annual Korey's Joy Drive and invites you to donate new, unwrapped toys, and new youth and adult winter wear. More information here.

Now through December 15th 2018
Vancouver Funeral Chapel is hosting a clothing drive contest benefiting the Clark County Veterans Assistance Center . Donations must be new socks, gloves, hats, and/or undergarments, dropped off at Vancouver Funeral Chapel . For all details, contact 360.693.3633.
Pain Relief Partners invites you to attend their webinar all about stem cell therapy! More Info Here

It's time again for a Compel Media Moment: a Free DIY Marketing Video Training Series on YouTube .

Need a fun, free photoshoot?
Shoutout Marketing Group will set up a green screen at your place of business, snap photos of you and your team members, send you the digital photos - All Free . Time slots are filling up quickly, so be sure to inquire ASAP .

Touchmark at Fairway Village names new Executive Director, Tim Cross. In his new position, Tim oversees all aspects of the retirement community, as well as the Touchmark Health & Fitness Club.

Add some ice to your holiday parties this year with a little help from ICEovation . Order a sculpture , make one at one of their workshops . Watch the process, here !

City of Vancouver seeks applicants for parking advisory committee vacancy. Deadline to apply is December 10th at 5 pm.

On the first annual Day of the Girl Vancouver luncheon, Girls, Inc . of the PNW raised more than $20,000 from their supporters, attendees, and role models in the community.

Davidson & Associates Insurance has been re-qualified as a "Best Practices Agency", where they will join an elite group of independent insurance agencies around the nation participating in the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America (IIABA or the Big “I”) “Best Practices” Study Group.

The Historic Trust marks their 20th Anniversary with new President/CEO Gregory Goode , beginning on December 10th.

The SWCA has hired Marena Rozmaity as Executive Assistant, where she will research new projects in the region, maintaining documents on the SWCA Plan Center as well as assist staff with events, meetings and public communication.

Applications available for 2019 homeless crisis response system and community action funds. For information on meetings, applications, and instructions .

Training opportunities for mental health first aid are available through Lifeline Connections . Email for more info .

Clark College Economic & Community Development is offering professional development courses. Click the link for course information .

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 .

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 .

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.

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 .

Apollo Draining & Rooter Service is looking for the following individuals to complete their team: