Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Only 11 more days to post!

The Small Business Social Media Hashtag Contest is over halfway through, and we want you to continue supporting Chamber's Small Businesses. Throughout November, member businesses with 25 Full-Time Employees or fewer qualify to be nominated to win by posting on social media (Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook) about their company. To those that qualify: this is a no-cost opportunity to generate buzz about your business.

Use #ChamberSmallBiz on any public post mentioning the qualified organization to submit an entry to the contest. Share with friends, family, customers, or colleagues and ask them to write testimonials on your organization's behalf - this counts as a nomination, too.

Make sure these posts are public, so everyone who searches #ChamberSmallBiz can notice them!

For marketing materials and posting tips:
Program Sponsored By:
Wednesday, November 20
Leads & Needs
Presentation by paradigmQ

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, December 5
Battle Ground Holiday Luncheon

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is proud to invite you to the annual Battle Ground Holiday Luncheo n in December! This event showcases generous basket donations by local businesses for the holiday raffle, plus music, entertainment, and a plated lunch. Sponsorships are available if your company would like to get involved with this festive event.
Friday, December 6
Holiday Heroes Luncheon
Presented by Chick-fil-A Cascade Park

The Chamber celebrates the community each year with the Holiday Heroes Luncheon , recognizing the incredible volunteer work and nonprofits around SW Washington. This year, Office Moms & Dads will be the focus, an organization created to serve foster children and provide resources to foster parents and child welfare workers. This is a sell-out event each year, so make sure you RSVP soon!
Friday, December 13
2020 Legislative Outlook Breakfast
Presented by Chevron

A united business community starts with you. Be a part of the discussion as we forecast hot button issues at our Legislative Outlook Breakfast looking at 2020. The GVCC, ICC, and CREDC will present our Shared Business Priorities for 2020 with attendees and our legislators at this annual breakfast event. This event is sponsored by Chevron, Kaiser Permanente, SW Washington Contractor's Association (SWCA), IBEW 48, Port of Vancouver USA, and The Columbian.
Upcoming Celebrations:

November 26 - Main S treet Floral
December 4 - ZOOM+care Waterfront
Is your organization having an anniversary, groundbreaking, or expansion?
Please contact us for information about how to maximize visibility to celebrate your occasion.
November's Newest Chamber Members:
(Selected from October 23 - November 19, 2019.)
November 21, 2019
Join the Building Industry Association (BIA) for the President's Awards & Officer Installation Dinner at The Heathman Lodge from 5 - 8 PM. More information is available here.

November 21, 2019
The Clark County Historical Museum presents the Annual Membership Meeting & Awards Ceremony at 6 PM on Thursday. Visit their website here .

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 .

December 13, 2019
You're invited to attend the annual guitar holiday show at the recently renovated Chapel at Providence Academy. For more information about the Acoustic Guitar Summit's performance, follow this link.


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

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 ; Elizabeth Schalk , Evergreen Public Schools; Daniel 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.


The Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber is now hiring an Executive Director to fill their position at their Portland office. More information here.

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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