Welcome to Vancouver’s Networking Website, www.vancouvernetworkingevents.com. I hope you enjoy these networking updates and events list. Here is a little info that might help. This site has two parts, a list of groups that meet at a regular time and place listed by opening this link standard-6-page-events-list last updated 10/17/2016. When you open the link, it opens a word document sorted by day that shows what groups are meeting, what size the group is, where they meet and who is the contact person. The list has a revision date at the bottom so you know if you have the most recent version. Second scroll down for a list of meeting times for current events. If you know of a networking event or group that meets and would like to get the word out, please let me know. If you are receiving multiple copies of this email or want to be added or removed from the list please email me at kthomas@almeainsurance.com.

This Week’s Events:

Monday Feb 6th 11:45-1:00 PM Professional Connections will be meeting at Riverview Bank 17205 SE Mill Plain, Vancouver WA 98683. 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 Erika Laws owner of Impactful Sales Solutions “Next Level Selling for the Seasoned Professional!”  (Location: Riverview Bank 17205 SE Mill Plain).

Thursday Feb 9th 3:00-4:00 PM The GVCC will have a PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting at Fast Thai Restaurant. Join the GVCC Ambassador team as we celebrate the Grand Opening PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting at Fast Thai located at 2100 SE 164th Ave Suite A-109 on Thursday February 9th at 3:00 p.m. Come and see this one of a kind “Fast Thai” restaurant and sample some of their delicious offerings! Fast Thai will feature a full Thai style menu AND tasty bubble tea! Ribbon Cutting is at 3:00 PM. WHAT IS A “PLATINUM” RIBBON CUTTING?: Platinum Ribbon Cuttings are a great way for a business to promote themselves to the community and to introduce their services and products to the GVCC membership. These ribbon cuttings are packaged with multiple levels of promotion through our digital marketing channels, and are attended by our CEO, Board Members, and local dignitaries.

Friday Feb 10th 9:30-11:30 Ronnie Noize with DIY Marketing will have Next Level Networking located at DIY Marketing Center (inside the GVCC), 1101 Broadway, Vancouver, WA 98660. Learn what to say at networking meetings to make a great impression, plus:

  • How to introduce yourself to anyone, any where, any time
  • How to magnetize attention when you introduce yourself

HOW MUCH: $25 regular; $30 VIP includes How to Create a Killer Elevator Speech ebook. RSVPhttp://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Networking-Training

Saturday Feb 11th 12-3:00 PM The GVCC will have a RESCHEDULED – Clark County Veterans Assistance Center Grand Reopening located at 1305 Columbia Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. This is a free event open to all. Due to the inclement weather, we have rescheduled the Grand Reopening of the CCVAC for February 11, 2017. Please come and see all of the changes and upgrades we have made. Refreshments will be served.

Up Coming Events:

Monday Feb 13th 1:30-2:30 The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Popcorn Cove located at 13411 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite A-2, Vancouver, WA 98684. You are invited to join the GVCC Ambassador team on Monday February 13th for the ribbon cutting at 2:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 1st Anniversary of Popcorn Cove. Come and tour this amazing specialty shop! While here you will enjoy complimentary delicious popcorn, as well as fun giveaways!

Wednesday Feb 15th 7:30-9:00 AM The GVCC will have SW Washington Leads and Needs – Sponsored by Kelcema Audio located at Beaches.  Bring plenty of business cards and be ready for an opportunity at the microphone as everyone will get a chance to introduce their business. Then, we’ll break into small groups!  Time: 7:30 to 9AM.  $5/Member $10/non-member (bring a one-time, non-member guest and you both get in free).  Check in at 7:15am at Beaches Restaurant & Bar.  Coffee, tea and juice service provided by Beaches Restaurant and Bar. Light breakfast refreshment provided by the sponsor.

Friday Feb 17th 8-9 AM The EVBA will have their networking event located at 17205 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683. Great morning Networking meeting with professionals and business owners in East Vancouver and surrounding areas. Speaker- To be Announced.

Tuesday Feb 21st 5-7 PM The GVCC will have a Business After Hours sponsored by Camas Hotel & Reid Business Services located at Camas Hotel, 405 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607. Join the GVCC for Tasting Tours of the historic Camas Hotel at February Business After Hours, co-sponsored by Reid Business Services! This event will be held from 5-7pm at 405 NE 4th Ave, Camas, WA 98607.  The new owners of the Camas Hotel have partnered with Camas-based Reid Business Services to produce an exciting evening of networking, tours led by our famous GVCC “Red Coat” Ambassador team, and tasty treats from several local restaurateurs. With two bars and multiple levels of catering, this is a Business After Hours you won’t want to miss!Get an inside look at the 3-story hotel, where each and every room is uniquely charming. Voted “Best Staycation,” make the Camas Hotel your next stop when you want to stay close but experience the heart of downtown Camas within your price range. The Camas Hotel will be offering a special door prize – a weekend stay in one of their beautiful suites fully equipped with Jacuzzi tub, cozy electric fireplace, and a sweetheart package including bubbles and flutes for you and that “special someone” to enjoy! Co-sponsor Reid Business Services will be giving away a commercial-grade printer, a $399 value, for FREE to one lucky attendee! $10/Members, $20/Non Members.

 Friday Feb 24th 7:30-9:00 AM The Battle Ground Chamber of Commerce will have North County Networking located at Mill Creek Pub 1710 SW 9th Avenue, Battle Ground, WA 98604. This is a free event open to all to meet new people, network and have a cup of joe or tea.  Bring your business cards to connect with other.

Wednesday March 1st 12-1:00 The Networking Lunch and Learn at City Bible Church.  Come network with other and have a Free Lunch Sponsored by James and Carolyn Kimball.  The church is located at 14311 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684. There is a video by John Maxwell and a discussion to follow.  Each person gets to introduce themselves to each other and is a no cost event. 

Thursday March 2nd 4-6 PM the BIA will have Nothing But Networking located at Camas Meadows. Your quarterly opportunity to visit with fellow BIA members, mingle and experience Camas Meadows’ new menu! This is a free event.