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This Week’s Events:
Monday July 25th 5:30-8:30 PM ConnecFEST will take place at Cellar 55 located at 1812 Washington St, Vancouver WA 98660. Connection. Growth. Community. The three words that define Impactful Women NW. We invite you to celebrate the past, present, and future of this amazing organization. We are determined to grow our presence in Vancouver and Portland, and we need your help! The goal of turning Impactful Women NW into a non-profit is just over the horizon. In order to fund our mission we have decided to throw a festival celebrating all that is female! The First Annual ConnectFEST is a collaboration of women, showcasing their talents, and bringing our Impactful women together to connect. MEN are invited to celebrate with us!! Starting at 5:30pm, we will have musicians, fun interactive booths, a fashion show with a DJ, delicious wine to purchase, yummy food to sample, and raffle prizes galore! Ticket prices are only $35.00 by July 10th then increase to $45.00 thereafter, If you would like to “pay it forward” please feel free to buy an additional ticket for someone who would like to attend, but may not have the means to do so. Please share this with everyone you know, guys are welcome to come and show their support! Without you, there is no us. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/connectfest-tickets-25513451420
Wednesday July 27th 12-2 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Andersen Dental Center located at 2415 NE 134th St Suite 307, Vancouver, WA 98686. Join the “Red Coats” as we welcome Dr Dane Andersen and Andersen Dental Center to Vancouver! We will be having a ribbon cutting ceremony at their new offices located at 2415 NE 134th St Suite 307, on Wednesday July 27th at 12:30 p.m. Come enjoy delicious refreshments as you tour this new state-of-the-art facility!
Wednesday July 27th 5-7 PM the GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Chappelle’s Towing & Jacobus Carstar “Uplift Car Giveaway” located at Jacobus Carstar, 6710 NE St Johns Road, Vancouver, WA 98661. Join the GVCC Ambassadors as we help celebrate Chappelle’s Towing and Jacobus Carstar’s Annual “Uplift Car Giveaway” on Wednesday July 27th at 5:30 p.m. at the Jacobus Carstar location, 6710 NE St Johns Road in Vancouver. We will have a fabulous ribbon cutting ceremony as they announce the winner and give away a car to a person in need! Check out #upliftclark on social media. Come enjoy a delicious barbecue as we honor a fortunate person from our community!
Friday July 29th The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Orchards Curves located at 7702 NE 94th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98662. Join the GVCC “Red Coats” for the Grand Opening of Orchards Curves new facility. They are located at 7702 NE 94th Ave. Vancouver 98662. Ribbon cutting is at 1:00 p.m. Come join the fun festivities!
Saturday July 30th 11-2 PM Blaine Peterson with Edward Jones is having a Summer Open House located at 3037 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671. Help him celebrate summer an long, sunny days. Please park on the street behind the office.
Up Coming Events:
Monday August 1st 11:45-1:00 PM Professional Connections will be meeting at Worksource Washington 204 SE StoneMill Dr, Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684. Professional Connections advocate ‘you do business with people you know, like and trust’. The meetings are free and open to all. The speaker will be Charlie Kent Store Manager of Honest -1 Auto Care about your car for minor and major maintenance.
Tuesday August 2nd 4:30-6:00 PM The GVCC will have a Small Business Resource Open House located at GVCC Lobby 1101 Broadway Suite 100, Vancouver WA 98660. Please attend and help spread the word about the Chamber’s Small Business Resource Open House Event on Tuesday, August 2nd from 4:30 to 6pm. The Chamber encourages anyone wanting to start a business and existing businesses to attend. You will have an opportunity to meet a variety of free or low cost business support groups, ranging from nonprofits to government sponsored/funded entities – all with the mission to support local business. There are a number of counseling, training and informational resources in Clark County and this is an opportunity to meet them face-to-face and get more information on: funding, marketing, trainings, accounting, human resources, expansion support, sales/prospecting, market research and more! RESOURCE PARTNERS ATTENDING: The Vancouver Community Library: Demographic and Market Analysis help for Start-ups and Small Businesses. *NEW City of Vancouver: The City of Vancouver recognizes the value that small businesses provide to our community and economy. Our Business Assistance Program encompasses a variety of programs and services designed to support business startup, growth and expansion. City business assistance staff will be on hand to answer your questions about business and other licensing requirements, the permitting process, signage, systems development charges, and requirements related to starting and operating a food and beverage business. Staff will also provide information on eligibility for specific programs and services. SCORE – Vancouver: The business mentoring specialists. Sit down one-on-one or attend a class taught by fantastic retired professionals who are masters of their trade. Expertise in a wide range of areas important to start-ups and existing businesses. Small Business Assistance Program: Tailored business coaching at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, funded by a City of Vancouver grant. Applicants that meet the requirements of the program will meet weekly or bi-weekly with our bilingual business counselor: Jeannet Santiago. The majority of SBAP clients ask for assistance in time management, budgeting/finance, human resources, marketing/outreach and city/county/state regulations. This program can be utilized by anyone wanting to start a business or existing businesses needing specialized assistance. Southwest Washington Business Development Center: The WSBDC Network provides no-cost, confidential, personalized, in-depth business advising and support to existing business owners and entrepreneurs according to their specific needs to help them make better informed business decisions to grow or sustain their business. PTAC: Government Contracting. The Southwest Washington PTAC Counselors are available to businesses in three counties (Clark, Skamania and Cowlitz) for personalized assessment of their ability to contract in the local, state and federal marketplace. / The GVCC’s Small Business Assistance Program: One-on-one business counseling for entrepreneurs and existing small businesses in a variety of areas: marketing, cash flow, goal setting and long range planning. The mission of Albina Opportunities Corporation is to “Inspire business opportunities and create jobs and wealth for Portland’s underserved small businesses and distressed neighborhoods.” AOC, a community development financial institution, provides loans to women, immigrant, minority, and disabled-owned small businesses, as well as businesses in low or moderate-income census tracts. The DIY Marketing Center provides small business marketing and sales support with classes, group and private business coaching, and community events. The Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA) has been leading the way in economic development by supporting commercial and industrial construction in Southwest Washington and beyond since 1947. SWCA offers our members an advantage in finding work by supplying innovative tools and resources relevant to the current business environment, making them successful. Clark College Economic and Community Development: Clark College’s Customized Learning & Development provides businesses, nonprofits and government organizations with training, leadership development and, technical and business analysis tools. Small Business Administration: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace.
Wednesday August 3rd The GVCC will have SW Washington Leads and Needs- Sponsored by Home Instead located at Beaches Restaurant & Bar 1919 SE Columbia, Vancouver, WA 98661. Make the most of your Chamber connection. Leads & Needs is a fun, fast, effective way to generate new leads and build relationships. Coffee, tea and juice service provided by Beaches Restaurant and Bar. Light breakfast refreshment provided by the sponsor.
Wednesday August 3rd 11:45-1:00 PM Work Life Lunch and Learn will meet at City Bible Church located at 14311 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver WA 98684. Come network with other business professionals an have a Free Lunch provided by a sponsor. They will have a short video by John Maxwell and discussion to follow.
Wednesday August 3rd 5-7:30 PM EPICC Networking Events will be help at Tapped Brewhouse & Pub located at 2005 SE 192nd Ave, Camas WA 98607. Let’s get together and be EPICC–Emerging Professionals in Clark County. Join us at Tapped Brewhouse and Pub for our August event. Specials on drinks and appetizers… and some of the greatest networking in town! We are excited to announce our nonprofit spotlight will be: the Fruit Valley Foundation. Contact Greg McGreevey for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.fruitvalley.org/
Wednesday August 10th 4-6:00 PM the GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Veraison Wine & Events located at 212 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98660. Join the GVCC Ambassadors at the Grand Opening ribbon cutting for Veraison Wine & Events located at 212 E Evergreen Blvd. There will be an open house from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with the ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 p.m. Come enjoy some wonderful music and great food. Wine will be available for purchase by the glass.
Thursday August 18th 4-6 PM The SWCA will have Thirsty Third Thursday located at 754 SE Union St, Camas, WA 98607. Join us for August Thirsty Third Thursday at Excavator Rental Services! This month’s free construction industry networking event is one you won’t want to miss. The complimentary appetizers and door prizes are just an added bonus! SWCA members and interested guests are welcome to attend. Fees/Admission: No charge! Thank you ERS for hosting!