Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Note: Go to VancouverUSA.com/COVID-19 for an updated list of resources.
Wednesday, September 16
Coffee & Connections
Presentation by Columbia Bank

Program Series Sponsor, Columbia Bank, joins us at the Chamber's Virtual connection-making event, Coffee & Connections on Wednesday, September 16 at 8 AM to share a little of what they do best in our community. Register now, here!
Reminder: If you invite a non-member guest to join, you both will attend at no-cost.
Thursday, September 24
Virtual Business After Hours
Presentation by Columbia Bank

Join us for the first Virtual Business After Hours event, online Thursday, September 24 at 4 PM. Grab a drink and find a seat as you connect with your local business peers, company stakeholders, and fellow Chamber Members on featuring presenter Columbia Bank. Learn more about Give More 24! and the impact of non-profit organizations involved in the community. Attendance is complementary, courtesy of Columbia Bank. Register now, here!

DELAYED UNTIL: Sunday, September 19

Heavy traffic, congestion and long delays are expected in the region on I-5, I-205, I-84, SR 14 and local streets in north Portland and south Vancouver during construction. Do your part to reduce congestion during the closure by using options such as delaying or shifting trips, biking, taking transit, or working from home or another location when possible. More information.


2020 Business & Leadership Awards Livestream
Presented by the Port of Vancouver USA

The countdown to the 2020 Business & Leadership Awards Livestream event begins! Although nominations have closed, you can still share the successes of local businesses around our community using the hashtag #BLA2020! Check out the finalists below!



The 2020 Business & Leadership Awards will be livestreamed on
September 22, 2020 complimentary for all viewers, courtesy of event sponsors.


Thank you to Presenting Sponsor, Port of Vancouver USA; Supporting Sponsors, PeaceHealth, Airfield Estates, and Allen Gabriel MD; Media Sponsor, The Columbian; Virtual Venue Sponsor, ilani; and Award Sponsors, Perkins & Co., HAPO Community Credit Union, Riverview Community Bank, Mackenzie, PacificSource, and PeaceHealth.



#ThisIsHowWeCelebrate

VIP Experience
Celebrate with Your Chamber and your Team! Enjoy personalized charcuterie, champagne & glassware, and personal desserts for 10. Also included is an onscreen mention during the livestream. Reserve a VIP Experience, here.


Business Celebration Box 
Champagne and Personal Desserts for 10 will provide you with all you need to celebrate alongside Your Chamber. Reserve a Business Celebration Box, here.


Apply Now! Clark County Main Street Support Program
Grant Program by CREDC

Our partners at CREDC are accepting applications for the Clark County Main Street Support Program now through September 18! The program will provide grants of up to $10k each for businesses in Clark County impacted by COVID-19.

Additional Details:
• Businesses with 10-20 employees can apply
• A pool of $432k is available
Grant money can be used to reimburse rent expenses
• Applications accepted until September 18

View full eligibility criteria and how to apply at CREDC.org/ccmssp.
Apply Now! Small Business Relief Grant
Grant Program by Mercy Corps Northwest

In partnership with Clark County and the City of Vancouver, Mercy Corps Northwest is launching a grant program to support small businesses with 5 or fewer employees who have been affected by the impacts of COVID-19.

Additional Details:
• Businesses with 5 or fewer employees can apply
• Grants will be awarded within the range of $2,500 - $10,000
• Applications accepted until September 25 at 5 PM

View full eligibility criteria and how to apply at MercyCorpsNW.org/ClarkCounty.
Support Now, Shop Later!

When you purchase a Grow The (360) gift certificate online, you send a promise of future business to participating local merchants. Gift certificates can range from $5 to $100, for any occasion! Learn more about the program and how you can support your favorite shops, here.
Wednesday, September 16
Resilience & Innovation During Challenging Times Webinar

Join Columbia Bank for a conversation with Futurist, Steve Brown as crisis responses are broken down into business-related, health-focused, and resilient strategies. Learn more about how these challenging times can be used as a positive force for good. RSVP here.
Feedback: Google Review

Expanding the reach of Your Chamber works best with your support! When you leave us a review on Google, more business owners will be able to see what we do best!

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
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The Columbian.


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please connect with us at YourChamber@VancouverUSA.com.
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