Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Tuesdays & Thursdays in October
Fall Workshop Series
Presented by BBSI

Are you seeking ways to develop your employees? To grow revenue, improve your processes, and to increase customer satisfaction? Look no further. GVCC's Fall Workshop Series will help refine your employees' and key leaders' soft skills, will help them focus on the importance of company culture, and teach attendees on the best practices of a what the workplace requires now and in the future. Each workshop will feature a presentation from an expert presenter on behalf of members, including BBSI, CLM Simple Solutions, Employers Overload, Webfor, Salsbury & Co., and PointNorth Consulting, Inc. Lunch is included from Chick-fil-A Cascade Park. Workshops are from 11:30 AM - 1 PM.
This Week:
Thursday, October 24 | It's Not Me, It's You
Wednesday, October 23
Leads & Needs: East Vancouver
Presented by Share

Interested in meeting others who are as ambitious and as unique as you? On Wednesday morning from 7:30 - 9 AM, have breakfast with GVCC at Chick-fil-A 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.
Beginning Thursday, October 24
Three-Week Marketing Strategy Series

Join in on the Small Business Assistance Program's (SBAP) "Profitable Launch Marketing Strategies for Start-Ups & Small Businesses" three-week series. Topics covered include how to generate more leads, how to capture the attention of your market, and a step-by-step guide on how to raise your profile in the business community. Three Thursdays from 2 - 4 PM: October 24, October 31, and November 7. Scholarships available.
Wednesday, November 6
Leads & Needs

Interested in meeting others who are as ambitious and as unique as you? On Wednesday morning from 7:30 - 9 AM, have breakfast with GVCC at Beaches 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, November 7
Battle Ground Luncheon
At the Battle Ground Community Center

On November 7, join Battle Ground City Manager, Erin Erdman and Battle Ground Police Chief, Bob Richardson for an informative meeting on the proposed annexation of the City of Battle Ground into the Fire District 3 . Chamber members, and future members are invited to join the discussion. Doors open at 11 AM, program begins at 12 noon. Lunch is included.
Tuesday, November 12
Business After Hours
At Glenwood Place

Join us on November 12 from 5 - 7 PM at Glenwood Place for November's Business After Hours event. Connect with community members and stakeholders at this popular after-hour social, with door prizes, delicious appetizers and beverages. Interested in attending? Follow the link below for more information.
Thursday, November 7
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting

Join the GVCC to celebrate Ginn Group's Grand Opening of their first multifamily project : Latitude 45 Apartment complex. Guests can arrive at 4 PM for the ribbon-cutting ceremony and stick around for the open house from 4 - 6 PM.
Thursday, November 14
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting

Celebrate Crown Bridal's Grand Opening with a GVCC PLATINUM ribbon-cutting. There will be door prizes, raffle drawings, giveaways and gift certificates! Guests can arrive anytime from 4 - 6 PM, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place at 4:30 PM.
Friday, November 15
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting

The Salvation Army celebrates a Grand Opening at 1500 NE 112th Ave on November 15! Join the GVCC and fellow community members to commemorate this occasion with a PLATINUM ribbon-cutting. Guests can arrive anytime from 11 AM - 1 PM, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony taking place at 12 noon.
PLATINUM Ribbon Cuttings are an excellent way to highlight your organization for any announcement or milestone. Guests to your celebration will have the opportunity to network with your team and learn more about your organization as you cut the ribbon to commemorate your organization's continued success.

We invite all members and future members of the Chamber to attend these events to support our motto of Moving Business Forward in SW Washington.
Is your organization having an anniversary, groundbreaking, or expansion?
Please contact Rachel for information about how to maximize visibility to celebrate your occasion.
October's Newest Chamber Members:
  • The UPS Store (Website)
  • 360 Sheet Metal, LLC
  • Edward Jones - Vicki Blunt (Website)
  • Orangetheory Fitness East Vancouver/Camas (Website)
  • Crown Bridal (Website)
  • StageOneInAction (Website)
  • Blue Pine Construction Corp (Website)
  • paradigmQ (Website)
  • Pepper Bridge Winery & Amavi Cellars (Website)
  • The Birds and The Beans
  • Amazon Warehouse (Website)
(Selected from September 23, 2019 - October 22, 2019.)
Now - November 10, 2019
Friends of Hospice SW Washington is hosting their 33rd Annual Poinsettia Sale throughout October, ending on November 10. More information here .

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 24, 2019
You're invited to attend the Battle Ground Healthcare Fundraising Breakfast on Thursday, October 24 from 8 - 9 AM at The Heathman Lodge. Registration opens at 7:30 AM, so be sure to arrive early. Contact Kristin at 360.213.3042 or by email to RSVP.

October 24, 2019
The Metropolitan Hispanic Chamber presents the Latino Leadership Reception from 5 - 7 PM at the PGE Boardroom, presented by Wells Fargo. To RSVP for this event, follow this link .

October 24, 2019
Eatery at the Grant House is offering a tasting menu with Bad Granny Cidery. At 6 PM, enjoy seven delicious ciders paired with a six plate dinner with local ingredients for $75 a person. Connect with Kaci to learn more.

October 25, 2019
Amber Sweeny & The Band will be performing at Cedars Golf Course as a fundraiser for Rocksolid Community Teen Center ! Proceeds from tickets purchased will be donated to the Battle Ground center.

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 and facilitate effective meetings.

November 2 - 3, 2019
The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents the Classical Concert Series with Brahms Symphony No. 2. More information available here.

November 15, 2019
Clark College will host the 6th Annual Clark College Fall Choral Festival on November 15 this year. In Gaiser Hall, over 20 chamber and concert choirs from around Washington and Oregon will perform.


December 7, 2019
Tickets are available now for the Freeclinic of Southwest Washington's 2019 Holiday Ball . For more information about this event, connect with Pam Knepper .

´╗┐Dancing with the Local Stars 2.0: Legends Cast Introduced will be hosted at ilani this year, featuring local stars including: Tracy Doriot , Doriot Construction; Azar Ghiasvand , Banner Bank; Cyndi Holloway , Waste Connections; Dianna Kretzschmar , Delta Direct Care Foundation; Elizabeth Schalk , Evergreen Public Schools; Dainel Spanski-Dreffin , Voya Financial and the Rotary Club of Three Creeks; Evan Strandberg , iQ Credit Union; Jim West , Jim West Commercial Real Estate.

SW WA Contractors Association (SWCA) names Ellen Rogers its new Master of Advocacy & Brand Experience. Congratulations Ellen!

Congratulations to the Rossetti Family, owners of Minuteman Press on Highway 99, celebrating their first year of success!

The Vancouver Business Journal is offering GVCC members the opportunity to subscribe to the VBJ at a discounted rate of only $59/year (regularly $149), including the 2020 Book of Lists . If you'd like to learn more about this opportunity, use the password " ReadtheVBJ " at this link .

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.

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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