Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Saturday, June 6 marks Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver, a community-wide program that teaches students entrepreneurial and life skills as they learn how to start their very own business: a lemonade stand. Through the generous support of local sponsors, these students are provided with complimentary materials that equip them with the knowledge required to start a successful business.

The impact of Lemonade Day is four-fold:
  1. Teach financial literacy to kids, which is currently absent in public and private school curriculum.
  2. Promote entrepreneurship, which is key to jump-starting economic growth in the region.
  3. Teach kids to be responsible, self-reliant, and how to contribute to their community's development.
  4. Foster mentorship and bring families together.

Learn more about Lemonade Day at one of the upcoming Leads & Needs event s listed below.
Wednesday, January 8
Leads & Needs: North County
Presentation by Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver

Interested in meeting others who are as ambitious and as unique as you? On Wednesday morning from 7 - 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 designed to maximize your introductions throughout rotating, speed rounds of networking - kick off the year with new leads. Breakfast is always included.
Wednesday, January 15
Leads & Needs: East Vancouver
Presentation by Lemonade Day Greater Vancouver

Interested in meeting others who are as ambitious and as unique as you? On Wednesday morning from 7 - 9 AM, have breakfast with GVCC at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park as we prepare you for fast-paced connection-making with members of our community. This structured event series is designed to maximize your introductions throughout rotating, speed rounds of networking - kick off the year with new leads. Breakfast is always included.
Note: Beginning in January 2020, Leads & Needs networking events will take place only three times per month : first Wednesday of the month at Beaches, second Wednesday at Mill Creek Pub, and third Wednesday of the month at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park.
Thursday, January 16
2020 Economic Forecast Breakfast
Event by The Columbian, presented by Riverview Community Bank

The 34th Annual Columbian Economic Forecast will feature a keynote speaker and noted panelists forecasting what's trending, what's coming -- global, local and geopolitical -- in 2020 and beyond. Doors open at 6:30 AM at The Hilton to begin the program at 7:00 AM. Keynote Speaker: Frank Foti, Vigor; Moderator: Jennifer Baker, CREDC. eNews insert sponsored by The Columbian.
Have you received your copy yet?
The January/February 2020 Edition of the Chamber's VISION Magazine is officially out! Read about Lemonade Day: Greater Vanco uver, learn more about the Chamber's newest addition to the team, plus, receive an overview of the 2020 Legislative Agenda from the Public Affairs Committee.

Market your organization! Adding to your company’s 2020 VISION experience is a combination of “News Style” Advertorial Columns along with our standard Third, Half, and Full Page ads. The audience of GVCC members and the SW Washington business community are reading us in print and via our flip-able, digital format online featuring the same, new, contemporary design. Take advantage of this increased readership and visibility to ensure your message enjoys 2020 VISION.
Ring in the New Year by celebrating your business!
Please contact Hadley Phillips for information about how to maximize visibility to celebrate your occasion.
December's Newest Chamber Members:
(Selected from November 19 - December 24, 2019)
January 8, 2020
What does it take to become a successful government contractor? Learn the tools at Washington PTAC's Government Contracting 101 session. More information here.

January 15, 2020
Mid-January marks Community Leaders Day at Rocksolid Community Teen Center . Swing by the community center for more information about connecting with youth and supporting people in need.

January 16, 2020
Join Clark College for the 2020 State of the College Address by Interim President Sandra Fowler-Hill at the Gaiser Student Center. This Address will provide an overview of the highlights and accomplishments in 2019 as well as promote new opportunities in 2020. RSVP here.

January 16-18, 2020
It's time for Bookapalooza , the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation's first used book sale of the year. From 9 AM- 6 PM between January 16-18, stop by the operations center for thousands of available books.
The HOPE Dementia Support Groups are accepting new members for their Board of Directors. Learn more here.

Looking to make a difference? The Mount St. Helens Institute has proposed this design for a new licence plate with proceeds going toward youth education, stewardship, and science.

Workforce Southwest Washington 's CEO, Kevin Perkey, has been elected Chair of the Washington Workforce Association (WWA) beginning in January 2020. Congratulations!

Recently elected as BIA of Washington State's first Vice President, Tracy Doriot now serves in the leadership role of their Board of Directors, as well as a Director of the BIA of Clark County.

The Humane Society for SW Washington (HSSW) joins the top 11% of nonprofits nationwide in volunteer management and organizational performance. Congratulations!

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 .

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