This is a paid ad space, inquire about its future availability by emailing Chandra Chase
Tuesday, October 16th 2018
Tonight, October 16th
Join Us at the Sparks Building for the October BAH - Building Takeover
Tonight is Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. at the Sparks Building, located at 1001 Broadway St. Check in at Black Rock Coffee and enjoy a free small beverage of your choice. Sample Trusty Brewing in Erik Morton State Farm's office, grab delicious hors d'oeuvres from Bear Country Catering in GLAMbeauty Bar's suite, enjoy sweet treats and chair massages at Bridge Chiropractic, and live music paired with wine tasting at Koi Pond Cellars. Door prizes will be given away at 6:20 p.m. by our hosting sponsors.
Tomorrow, October 17th
Please Attend the SW WA Leads & Needs Event

Join us at Beaches tomorrow morning for speed-networking, a wonderful breakfast, and plenty of connection-making, sponsored by the Salvation Army. Introductions begin promptly at 7:30am so make sure you have a spot. After networking is finished, we will be announcing the morning's raffle prize winners and speaking on other events coming up. Remember, if you bring a new non-member with you, you both will get in for free (valid one time only).
Thursday, October 25th
Wellness Workshop: Headaches
Don't let headaches slow you down

Do you experience headaches throughout your workday? Headaches in the workplace can be quite common, and they tend to correlate with a loss of productivity. On October 25th , join Dr. Gurjeet Singh of Legacy Salmon Creek as he delves into the potential headache triggers, how we can prevent these spells, as well as how we can help improve productivity in our work as well as in our life.
The GVCC is looking for one Wellness Workshop Instructor
for the final session of 2018 in November. Email Chandra Chase t o inquire.
Upcoming Ribbon Cuttings

October 20th @ 10:00 a.m. - Clark County Democrats
October 23rd @ 4:00 p.m.  - Soft Style Salon Next Level Ribbon Cutting
November 7th @ 4:00 p.m. - GLAMbeauty Bar Camas Grand Opening
November 8th @ 4:30 p.m. - Pacific NW Specialty Pharmacy
November 9th @ 4:30 p.m. - Prime Fighting MMA #11 Weigh Ins
November 14th @ 3:00 p.m. - Sustainable Wealth Management Grand Opening
November 15th @ 3:00 p.m. - Realty ONE Group Cascadia

Is your company or organization having an anniversary, expansion, or special event in 2018?
Please contact Barb Holbrook for information about bringing the Chamber Ambassador team for a ribbon cutting to celebrate your occasion.
Membership Drive - Make Referrals Until October 31st
Perks for New Members
If a business or organization becomes a member during the month of October, they will receive 15 months for the price of 12 , a waived signing fee , PLUS a $100 Fast Pass to networking events.
Perks for Current Members
If you make a referral, and they become a member during October, you will receive a $15 Fast Pass to networking events PLUS one raffle entry into the Stay-Cation and breakfast for two at the Heathman Lodge! NO LIMIT ON PRIZES.
Contact the GVCC's Membership Recruitment Director, Amy Tanska for more info.
Small Business Saturday Grant Program
Enroll Your Small Business to Compete, $6,000 In Grant Funds Available

Does your organization have 15 full time employees or fewer? Then YOU qualify to enter our Small Business Saturday Grant Program sponsored by Columbia Credit Union !

Open to all industries, organizations, and non-profits! Grant recipients will be chosen from social media posts between November 1st and November 24th (Small Business Saturday). Eligible posts must include our contest hashtag #GVCCgrant2018 , be set to public, and identify a participating business - that is it!

Check out the VBJ's recent article about this exciting opportunity!
GVCC Sponsorships Confirmed

Touchmark has become the presenting sponsor for the 2018 Holiday Heroes Luncheon event on Friday, December 7th at Warehouse '23. This sponsorship provides inclusion within the Nov/Dec Vancouver VISION Magazine, event marketing for two months, direct email blasts and eNewsletter promotion. Their logo will be featured on paid ads in the Columbian, VBJ, and throughout the Chamber's marketing channels and website. This sponsorship includes mic time at the event and the introduction of the event's nonprofit spotlight. Plus, a VIP Table of ten.
Vancouver USA is hosting another year of Dine The Couve!
Click the logos below for each of their specialized menus :

The Latest "Business of the Week" Features on Facebook
Opsahl-Dawson
Your neighborhood CPAs with a new-age focus. 
The Camas Hotel
Luxury, boutique, and historic in the center of the city.
Reed Creative
Innovative, locally-owned
graphic design strategy and solution company.
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.
The team at nConnect is your resource to give local students perspective on in-demand career pathways. View the Career Connected Learning Calendar online.

October 18th - Fort Vancouver HS, reps for post-secondary options.

November 10th - Girls in STEM, Evergreen School District
The final sessions of the 3-Part Webinar Series with Attorney Maria Panichelli are coming up. Make sure to click the links below for a detailed look into each of these webinars.

October 17th - Partnering to Win on Federal Contracts: Teaming, Joint Ventures and the Mentor Protégé Program; 11 a.m. Webinar.

November 7th - Affiliation: The Dirtiest Word in Federal Small Business Contracting; 11 a.m. Webinar.
GVCC Member
Events, Outreach, Announcements, and Opportunities:
October 16th - 25th (various locations)
Join  Bloodworks NW  as they are available at a variety of locations in October to donate blood. 10/16 @ Trinity Lutheran Church from 2:30-5:30p.  RSVP here.  10/16 @ Underwriters Laboratories from 9:30a-12:30pm. 10/22 & 10/23 @ Clark College on Monday and Tuesday from 9:30a-3:30p. 10/23 @ WSDOT/WSP from 9a-3p. 10/25 @ Peacehealth SW Medical Center from 11:30a-5:30p. Walk-in's welcome, remember to bring your ID.

October 17th 2018
Business Growth MAP's fifth forum on leadership will focus on accountability, getting results, and streamlining operations. More info .

October 17th 2018
Technology Associates of Oregon invites you to their Lunch & Learn “Cybersecurity 101” event.
Use code “ VancouverChamberDiscount ” for $15 off your attendance fee.

October 18th 2018
Kicking off the four-part series , Clark College Economic & Community Development presents morning leadership training courses. Starting at 8am, Your Personal Brand: What are you known for as a leader? will guide the day's session.

October 19th & 20th 2018
Join Matrix Roofing in celebrating The Marsh Family's newest roof installation, with partnership from No Roof Left Behind! Bring BBQ food, household items, or household services for the family at the event and receive a free t-shirt.

October 25th 2018
Clark College Economic & Community Development presents morning leadership training courses . Starting at 8am, Communicating Effectively: How do you communicate to get your message across? will guide the day's session.

October 26th 2018
Take the insider's tour of the Vancouver Public School District . Engage, explore, and experience Jason Lee Middle School, Hazel Dell Elementary, and the GATE Program! Tour begins at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership, at 8:30a and ends at 1:00p.

November 1st & 2nd 2018
CDM Caregiving presents their 8th Annual "Symbol Of Freedom" sponsored by Riverview Community Bank, presented by Waste Connections of Washington Inc. featuring special guest Retired USMC Lt. Col. Robert J. Darling, former White House Airlift operations officer during the attack on America on 9/11. website .

November 3rd & 4th 2018
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Salvador Brotons will hold a concert celebration of their 40th Anniversary. Featured will include Felix Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 3, the "Scottish Symphony".

November 1st 2018
Clark College Economic & Community Development presents morning leadership training courses . Starting at 8am, Setting The Example: Setting a confident example through your skills and abilities will guide the day's session.

November 6th & 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 November 6th and December 4th , each at 10am.

November 7th 2018
Join Apollo Drain & Rooters ' staff, family and friends at their Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting from 5-7pm.

November 7th 2018
Community Home Health & Hospice invites you to Light Up Your Night celebrating and remembering loved ones and veterans.

November 8th 2018
Clark College Economic & Community Development presents morning leadership training courses . Starting at 8am, High Performance Teams: Setting goals and expectations to keep yourself and others accountable will guide the day's session.

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.
Beat the October heat with a Chunney Pop Pop Up, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. this week!

Happy 3 Year Anniversary to Maddogs Gourmet Hot Dogs! To celebrate, they're throwing a party on October 20th with lots of great food and fun.

Our friends at ICEovation , specialize in ice carving, but they also do pumpkin carving of 3D figures, etched images, or branding! ICEovation has access to 100-150 lb pumpkins, so this is a great opportunity to get your spook on! Email to inquire .

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.

If you weren't updated already, here are the links to Pacifica Senior Living's monthly events calendar and newsletter.

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

Throughout the month of October, Share Vancouver will host their annual Seats & Feets drive, inviting the community to donate new underwear, diapers, and socks, for men, women, teens, and children.

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 .

Now through December 15th, 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.

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 .

H&R Block 's Income Tax Class is open for enrollment . Morning and evening classes in the Greater Vancouver area are offered for individuals who would like to learn everything you wanted to know about taxes.

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 HNA, 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: