I hope you find value in the is site and and I wish all a profitable New Year!!! 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-3 or PDF version Standard-6-Page-Events-List-3 last updated 1/6/2020. 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 kbtsolutions1@gmail.com.

This Week’s Events:

Tuesday Feb 18th 4-5 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Stretch Zone located at 19111 SE 34th Street, Suite 105, Vancouver, WA 98683. Join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Stretch Zone with a PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting! The Ribbon will be cut at 4:30 PM. Enjoy food and drinks at this open-house style Ribbon Cutting and learn more about Stretch Zone. Tour the location and take advantage of some of the special event pricing offers! Stretch Zone practitioners work with the stretch reflex and some lesser known but extremely powerful principles of neuromuscular behavior.  Utilizing patented equipment, their stretch practitioners follow specific methods and protocols to properly position, stabilize, isolate and manipulate muscles in a scientific way.  When your body is correctly stabilized, fear is reduced. Your body is better able to relax and allow for the full stretch. The great benefit of Stretch Zone’s practitioner assisted stretching is the ability to control and alter the timing of and even overcome the stretch reflex.

Wednesday Feb 19th 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM The GVCC will have Leads & Needs: East Vancouver presented by Arrow Timber Framing located at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park 16400 SE Mill Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98684. Cost is $5 Member with pre-registration, $10 Member at the door, $15 Future-Member pre-registration and $20 Future-Member at the door. Please join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce on the third Wednesday of the month for morning networking at Leads & Needs – East Vancouver, presented by Arrow Timber Framing. Enjoy breakfast refreshments and coffee from Chick-fil-A Cascade Park. Be ready for an opportunity at the microphone as everyone will get a chance to introduce their business with a 15 second “elevator pitch.” Bring plenty of business cards, because we will then break out into groups to for speed networking that maximizes your time spent with us. You are sure to make new connections and strengthen existing ones at SW WA Leads & Needs. Pre-registration is appreciated when possible, as we begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. Bring a one time, non-member guest and you will BOTH get in free!

Wednesday Feb 19th 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Loving Them Forward Monthly Member Meeting located at Community Home Health & Hospice 31023102 NE 134th St, Vancouver, Washington 98686. This event is for LTF members, Referal partners, committee members, volunteers and people interested in learning more about Loving Them Forward or becoming members. Everyone is welcome! Come find out what we are doing to help family caregivers and seniors in Clark County please join us to find out how you can be part of a network of professionals, organizations and volunteers that are making a positive impact on the Clark County community! It’s also a great opportunity to network with some great organizations and businesses!!!

Wednesday Feb 19th 5:30-8:30 PM WEO will meet at Club Green Meadows 7703 Northeast 72nd Drive,  Vancouver, WA 98661. The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of SW Washington offers a delightful evening of connection, education, and support for women entrepreneurs and executives. You own your own business, but at WEO you are not alone in your business. Attract & Hire the Talent You Need to Scale Raine will share actionable strategies, resources and tools to attract the talent you need, increase your employment brand and grow your company. Learn effective methods to drive communication, set expectations, and increase engagement to create a superb candidate experience, while elevating your brand. What you need to know about recruiting in today’s market. Amplify and drive an effective hiring strategy. How to become a desired employer. Compliance requirements – Do’s & Don’ts Raine & Richeal are the two power-house female entrepreneurs behind R2R who have set out to disrupt the recruiting industry. Embodying over 20 years of corporate recruiting experience they have helped hundreds of companies in the PNW hire talent and build out hiring processes. Hiring can make or break a company’s success; getting it right is critical.

Thursday Feb 20th 11:30-1:00 PM The  Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce will have their February Luncheon located at Camas Meadows Golf Club 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr, Camas, Washington 98607. Regional economist, Scott Bailey will be speaking at the Chamber’s February luncheon event. For over 20 years, Scott Bailey has served as the regional economist for the Employment Security Department’s Labor Market and Economic Analysis Branch covering Southwest Washington. He publishes a monthly newsletter on local economic trends, and works closely with economic development and workforce development organizations in the region. Bailey has done extensive research on wages in the state and is the author of the annual “Washington Wage Report”. He is a national trainer with the Census Bureau for the local employment dynamics database. Bailey received his master’s degree from Portland State University.

Thursday Feb 20th 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Nehemiah Project Int’l Ministries located at 303 East 16th Street, Suite 301, Vancouver, WA 98663. Nehemiah Project International Ministries is celebrating the relocation of their headquarters and Grand Opening with a Ribbon Cutting followed by a complimentary refreshments and appetizers! The Nehemiah Project International Ministries, Inc. (NPIM) is a business development and support organization that works in partnership with churches, marketplace ministries, educational institutions, associations and individuals around the world. They train and support kingdom companies through Biblical Entrepreneurship training, coaching and access to capital. Ribbon will be cut at 4:30 PM.

Friday Feb 21st 8-9 AM The EVBA will have EVBA February Morning Networking Event 2020. Chris Cline to speak regarding the SW WA 2020 Economic Forecast. Located at Riverview Community Bank 17205 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98683.

Friday Feb 21st 9-10:30 AM Senior Service Network (SSN-Clark) is an open meeting for those serving seniors in Clark County. The meetings are coordinated by Retirement Connection, and there is no cost to attend.  Please invite those you feel may be interested. Topic: PDPH Skilled Nursing changes and effects for payment and to seniors. Speaker: Aaron Huitt, Sponsor: American Medical Response. Address: 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl – Vancouver WA (92nd & Mill Plain Ave), PARKING NOTES: Please park in the garage or in parking lot G on 92nd Ave., Please do not park in the spots marked for staff or physician parking. For more info email: Amy Schmidt. 

Upcoming Events:

Monday Feb 24th 11:45-1:00 PM Professional Connections will meet at Peace Health Memorial Fir Willow Room located at 3400 Main St Vancouver, WA 98660.  No-host lunch, for more info, visit www.facebook.com/groups/proconnections. Guest speaker will be Peter Wright – “Staying in the Game”.

Wednesday Feb 26th 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Minuteman Press located at 7415 NE Hwy 99, Suite 103, Vancouver, WA 98665. Minuteman press is celebrating their ANNIVERSARY with a Ribbon Cutting! Light refreshments and door prizes will be offered during the festivities. The Ribbon will be cut at 5:30 PM. Minuteman Press is a full-service marketing, design and printing company. They design, print and promote customers that are wide-ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies and include local organizations, government entities, non-profits, professional sports teams and more.

Thursday Feb 27th 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Nexus Chiropractic located at 12214 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Suite 101, Vancouver, WA 98665. Nexus Chiropractic is celebrating their 15TH ANNIVERSARY! There will be prizes, light refreshments, chair massages, and more! The Ribbon will be cut at 12:30 PM. The team at Nexus Chiropractic are dedicated to Chiropractic and lifestyle solutions to target your unique needs related to structural abnormalities in the spine and nervous system, in order to allow your body to work at its highest capacity. They are proud to serve patients ranging from newborns, competitive elite athletes to the elderly with their unique and well-rounded approach that provides a complete and comprehensive solution to health challenges. If you would like some more information, please visit:
or https://www.facebook.com/nexuschiro/

Wednesday March 4th 5 PM – 7 PM The EPICC Networking Event will meet at Final Draft Taphouse 11504 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite C, Vancouver, Washington 98684. Let’s get together and be EPICC – Emerging Professionals in Clark County. Join us at Final Draft Taphouse for great drinks and of course the best networking in town! WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR BUSINESS!! If you’d like to donate a raffle prize, you will receive 30 seconds to spotlight your business. This opportunity is given to the first three that respond and must be preregistered. If interested, please message EPICC Facebook page. Bring a friend that has never been to EPICC before and show them how great networking is done!