Wednesday, February 6th 2019
We're back!
The Chamber's snow closure schedule works alongside the Vancouver Public School District schedule. We hope you all had a safe and warm day, and we will keep you updated on our website and Facebook for any additional closures.
NOTICE: Battle Ground Luncheons will resume on March 7th at NEW LOCATION Chelatchie Crossing at Cedars Golf Course.
Wednesday, February 13th
SW WA Leads & Needs: North County Edition
Sponsored by Pain Relief Partners

Rise & shine Battle Ground! We're back again for our SW WA Leads & Needs: North County Edition on Wednesday, February 13th at Mill Creek Pub . This event will be sponsored by Pain Relief Partners which is a Vancouver clinic specializing in non-narcotic pain relief therapies. Enjoy breakfast and refreshments from your breakfast sponsor, JRT Mechanical. Prepare your best 15-second introduction for the morning, maximizing your time spent making connections. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards for your networking and door prizes!
Wednesday, February 13th
GVCC Website Work Session

Interested in getting more clicks to your organization's member listing but don't know the best ways to do it? Consider learning from the GVCC staff at 10:00 a.m. on the second Wednesday of the month to learn how to best optimize your listing to stand out from the crowd during the 28,000 clicks a week to our website. Members will receive a FREE search results icon just for attending (a $25 value).
Attendees must bring a laptop to work along with our instructor.
Wednesday, February 20th
SW WA Leads & Needs
Sponsored by Simply Thyme Catering

Join us at Beaches for our SW WA Leads & Needs, sponsored by Simply Thyme Catering . Enjoy breakfast from the lovely Chef Tammy, 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.
Thursday, February 21st
Annual Recognition Banquet
Presented by Columbia Credit Union

Table Sponsorships are now open ! Check out pricing and details here, or email Amy Tanska for more information on how to make your organization stand out.

On Thursday, February 21st at the Battle Ground Community Center, we will recognize those individuals and organizations at the Annual Recognition Banquet. Those who made a difference in our community in 2018 are being acknowledged for their efforts at this banquet that is open to all, members and non-members. Recipients will be chosen and recognized for the the following categories:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2018 Citizen of the Year
  • 2018 Outstanding Youth of the Year
  • 2018 Business Person of the Year
  • 2018 Business of the Year
  • 2018 Teacher of the Year
  • 2018 Coach of the Year
Get Ready to Network!
Ronnie Noize of the DIY Marketing Center presents the Networking for Newbies training on February 15th from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. GVCC Members can use the code "newbie" on the Guest List for FREE Attendance. More Information .
Upcoming Ambassador Ribbon Cuttings

February 6th @ 4:30 p.m. - Villages Clark County Grand Opening (at Twigs Bistro)
February 15th @ 1:00 p.m. - Kiddie Academy Salmon Creek Ground Breaking
February 19th @ 4:30 p.m. - Beyond The Veil Bridal NEXT LEVEL Grand Opening
February 21st @ 3:00 p.m. - Rediviva Apartments Grand Opening

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.
Davidson & Associates Insurance and Washington PTAC, present a three-part series on making sure your business is covered. Click the links below for more information.
Transfer of Risk
  • How insurance protects your business
  • Mitigate your risk while hiring contractors
Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Insurance
  • Overview of coverage individually and holistically as a comprehensive plan
Demystifying Bonds
  • How to get bonded faster
  • Bonding 101



Starting Wednesday, February 13th
Idea to Launch: 10 Week Course

Join our experts as we present to you a 10-week course by FastTrac , immersing you with information on how to match concept to vision, educating you on how to find your fit, and encouraging you to launch your business. Open to business owners, individuals considering starting a business, or those who fall anywhere in between. For more information, please connect with Paul Montague at 360.567.1081.
Tuesday, March 12th
Business After Hours
at Innovative Services NW

Join us at our March Business After Hours at Innovative Services NW , our 2018 Nonprofit Partner of the Year. Meet these amazing individuals who change the lives of the youth in our community. An interactive tour of the space will give you plenty of conversation topics to fill your connections throughout the evening. With drinks, snacks, and a whole building to explore, you won't want to miss out.
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.
GVCC Member
Events, Outreach, Announcements, and Opportunities:
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 2018
Washington PTAC will host a three-part series walking business owners through understanding what they need most to protect themselves and their business. Presentation by Davidson & Associates. Part One, more information .

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 14th 2018
Washington PTAC will host a three-part series walking business owners through understanding what they need most to protect themselves and their business. Presentation by Davidson & Associates. Part Two, more information.

February 21st 2019
Head to Battle Ground for the Industry Fair at Battle Ground High School from 5-7 p.m. You can also reserve a table to help educate young people about career opportunities in SW WA. For more information, connect with Kevin Doyle .

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 21st 2018
Washington PTAC will host a three-part series walking business owners through understanding what they need most to protect themselves and their business. Presentation by Davidson & Associates. Part Three, more information.

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 .