Tuesday, August 20, 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 the following categories:

2019 Small Business of the Year Award
2019 Large Business of the Year Award
Start-Up To Watch Award
Community Statesman Award
Community Champion Award
John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award

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!
Wednesday, August 21
Leads & Needs
sponsored by Reid Business Services

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!
Friday, August 23
PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting

You're invited to celebrate Invest West Management 's 40th anniversary with a PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting! From 4 - 6 PM, visit with the IWM team at the Lacamas Lake Lodge for a Hawaiian-themed event. Ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5 PM. Event is free to attend.
Wednesday, August 28
Leads & Needs: East Vancouver
sponsored by Alzheimer's Association

On Wednesday morning from 7:30 - 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 created to maximize your introductions throughout rotating, speed rounds of networking. Breakfast is always included!
Advisicon, Inc. | August 21 @ 4 PM
Simply Thyme Catering | August 22 @ 4:30 PM
Invest West Management PLATINUM | August 23 @ 5:30 PM
Hearth Apartments | August 27 @ 10 AM
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
Is your organization having an anniversary, ground breaking, or expansion?
Please contact Rachel for information about how to maximize visibility to celebrate your occasion.
Wednesday, September 4
Leads & Needs

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, September 5
Battle Ground Monthly Luncheon

Join us in Battle Ground for the monthly Chamber council luncheon where topics regarding community and economic development will be discussed. Must RSVP to attend! Lunch included.
Monday, September 9
FREE New Business Coaching
& Start-Up Mentoring

Drop in Q&A with SBAP's business counselor Paul Montague and coach Ronnie Noize. Find out what free or low-cost services are available. Meet local services providers. Get answers to your questions.
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.
July's Newest Chamber Members!
(Selected from July 1 - July 29, 2019.)
Your Chamber in the News!
In their "Fast Facts" Newsletter, Association of Washington Business features our CEO, John McDonagh, advocating on behalf of SW WA businesses at the final public hearing regarding the Department of Labor & Industries' proposed ruling of a new minimum overtime-exempt salary change.

If you'd like to comment on this proposal, you can email the Department of Labor & Industries here at eaprules@lni.wa.gov .
August 24, 2019
The 11th Annual Camas Vintage Art Faire is returning to Downtown Camas bringing over 60 vintage and art vendors filling the streets with accessories, furnishings, and collectibles. Hosted by the Downtown Camas Association sponsored by Camas Antiques.

August 25, 2019
HAPO Community Credit Union presents "Party in the Parking Lot" featuring local artists, obstacle courses, food trucks, and more! This family-friendly afternoon will be at their Vancouver location from 1 - 5 PM.

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

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.

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.

SWCA welcomes new Executive Director, Nelson Holmberg to the team!

The SWCA Foundatio n has awarded $13,000 worth of scholarships to 14 local students for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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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