Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Set Sail for Success at our Annual Dinner & Awards Recognition Ceremony on September 25, presented by Port of Vancouver USA. Join us as we introduce the Board for 2020, recognize those who have served our Chamber throughout the years, as well as award the individuals and businesses recognized in six different categories.

This year, our theme focuses on community ship-builders. Those focusing on Membership, Relationships, Partnerships, Mentorship and Leadership. Reserve your spot now, or your VIP Table for 10, to ensure you have a place for GVCC's biggest signature event of the year at The Hilton in Downtown Vancouver!
During the evening, each table at our Annual Dinner will vote for their favorite dessert on display, thanks to our generous dessert donors. Each of these votes will accompany a bid/donation, and those with the highest bid/donation will be the first to choose their favorite desserts. All profits of GVCC's Dessert Dash contributes to the Small Business Saturday Grant Program. This program works to raise money to distribute to small business, member organizations making significant strides in the community community. Grant proceeds will be distributed in November, along with announcements of the winners.
Reminder: There will be no Leads & Needs tomorrow, September 4.
Thursday, September 5
Battle Ground Monthly Luncheon

Join us in Battle Ground for the monthly Chamber luncheon with speakers Thomas Zalutko and Kelsey Tucker with Connect Now and Play will teach attendees how to build deeper relationships with clients and teams while driving productivity to new heights. Must RSVP to attend. Lunch included.
Monday, September 9
FREE New Business Coaching
& Start-Up Mentoring

Drop-in Q&A with SBAP's business counselors Paul Montague and Ronnie Noize. Find out what free or low-cost services are available. Meet local services providers. Get answers to your questions.
Sabor Mexicano | September 11 @ 4:30 PM
Heritage Bank BRONZE LEVEL | September 17 @ 5 PM
Salmon Creek Airbrush Tanning | September 18 @ 1:30 PM
NW Furniture Bank PLATINUM LEVEL | September 19 @ 5 PM
Finishing Touch | September 26 @ 4:30 PM
Is your organization having an anniversary, groundbreaking, or expansion?
Please contact Rachel for information about how to maximize visibility to celebrate your occasion.
Wednesday, September 11
Leads & Needs: North County

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.
Thursday, September 19
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting

You're invited to celebrate NW Furniture Bank with us at their PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting event. From 4:30 - 6 PM, grab some snacks and stroll the space as you learn more about this generous organization. Ribbon Cutting ceremony will take place at 5 PM. Event is free to attend.
August's Newest Chamber Members:
  • Prime Trade NW
  • Who Song & Larry's Mexican Restaurant (Website)
  • Pickens Family Dentistry (Website)
  • A-Mei-Zing Massage
  • Salmon Creek Airbrush Tanning (Website)
  • JoJo + CoCo (Website)
  • Clark County Dental Society (Website)
  • Sabor Mexicano (Website)
  • Finishing Touch
  • NW Therapeutics (Website)
(Selected from July 30 - August 27, 2019.)
September 3, 2019
Tonight marks Rocksolid Community Teen Center's opening day for the year! Sponsored by Columbia Credit Union, Rocksolid will be welcoming teens back with a fun after school program.

September 5, 2019
Clark County Historical Museum presents their newest exhibit "Currents of Progress: Clark County Rivers, Roads, and Ports" opening on Thursday at 5 PM. More information.

September 14-15, 2019
WHY Racing Events presents their 2nd Annual PeaceHealth APPLETREE Marathon, Half-marathon, and 5K race. More information.

September 15, 2019
Innovative Services NW presents their Inaugural Cornhole Tournament fundraiser at 3 Brothers Winery. Registration is open now.

September 19, 2019
Master Your Leadership Presence at Clark College's Economic & Community Development series on Driving Performance Through Leadership Series . In this session, learn frameworks for answering questions and making proposals.

September 26, 2019
Learn how to deliver a message while Influencing/Motivating Others at Clark College's Economic & Community Development series on Driving Performance Through Leadership Series . In this session, learn techniques to deliver an effective and influential message.

September 28, 2019
You're invited to " The Magic of Music" Annual Fundraising Gala supporting The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra ! At the Black Pear on the Columbia in Washougal, meet guests of honor as well as emcee OPB President and CEO, Steve Bass.

September 28, 2019
Columbia Credit Union presents the Battle Ground Education Foundation Auction & Dinner at the Battle Ground Community Center. This event supports the students and staff of the Battle Ground Public Schools.

October 3, 2019
Bridge the Generational Gap at Clark College's Economic & Community Development series on Driving Performance Through Leadership Series . In this session, break down communication barriers to make a difference with employees ranging from teens to twilight years.

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 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 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 effective meetings.
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.

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra announces Rachael Evans as Director of Development.

WellHaven Pet Health completes the construction of 12 new AAHA-Accredited hospitals, now open in the Portland/Vancouver, Denver, and Minneapolis area.

Arktana is set to open a second store in The Shops at Erikson Farms on July 1st! Congratulations!

Rocksolid Community Teen Center was chosen for 100 Women Who Care SW Washington's Quarterly Donation! Congrats Rocksolid.

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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