This website is a community service project for our community as I am an agent with Allstate and help insure people properly with Auto/Home and Life Insurance. 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-3 or PDF version Standard-6-Page-Events-List-3 last updated 4/8/19. 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:

Monday Sept 23rd 11:30-1:00 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 Jamie Young – Trade Show Tips.

Tuesday Sept 24th 3-3:15 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Columbia Palisades Subdivision. Off of 192nd, turn right on Columbia Palisades Drive (first right after Brady Road). Please join us in celebrating the GROUNDBREAKING for the newest Vancouver Clinic location. Share in the celebration and learn more about their new 26,400-square-foot clinic on 4.41 acres in the Columbia Palisades development in East Vancouver, near Camas.

Tuesday Sept 24th 6-8 PM The MOB Nation will meet at Koi Pond Cellars located at 212 East Evergreen Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98660. The MOB Nation is a national alliance of Mom-Owned Businesses.  The MOB Nation empowers women through community, networking, support, and education.  Join the MOB Alliance to have access to weekly webinars, be listed on our national directory, connect with hundreds of fellow business owners, receive hundreds of partner discounts, and more. All Meetups in any chapter are free for alliance members. Guests pay just $10 if you register in advance, or $15 at the door. Cards only- cash is not accepted. Register for this event.

Wednesday Sept 25th 7:30-9 AM The GVCC will have Leads & Needs: East Vancouver, sponsored by Heritage Bank located at Chick-fil-A Cascade Park 16400 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684. $5/Member with pre-registration, $10/Member at the door. $20/Non-Member. Bring a one-time, non-member guest, and you will both get in for free at check-in. Please join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce on the fourth Wednesday of the month for morning networking at Leads & Needs – East Vancouver. Enjoy breakfast refreshments and coffee from our sponsor, 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., Vancouver, WA 98660. Fees/Admission $75 per Person, $1000 per VIP Table of 10. Celebrating Outstanding Businesses & Individuals in Southwest Washington and Beyond. The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce invites you to a dinner with your Chamber peers to celebrate business prosperity and individual growth in our community. Join us as we “Set Sail for Success” on September 25th, 2019 for a nautical themed Annual Dinner & Awards Recognition Ceremony, presented by the Port of Vancouver USA. Our evening will be dedicated to enjoying the company of fellow business owners, entrepreneurs, and employees across Chamber membership. The celebration will include craft cocktails, a gourmet dinner, a high-energy dessert dash, and memorable entertainment. This event is open to all members or affiliates of the business community. Bring your entire staff for a night of celebrating our region’s economic success in 2019.  Contributing to the Southwest Washington’s small business community, our Dessert Dash at the Annual Dinner will raise funds for the Small Business Saturday Grant Program we host each November. Donating a dessert is a fantastic way to make an impact on the small business owners, while increasing the visibility of your organization at the largest Chamber event of the year. More information available on the Dessert Dash Donation page.

Wednesday Sept 25th 5:30-6:30 PM Northwest Business Builders is presenting a series of educational presentations for local small business owners called “Back to Basics – Get a 2020 Vision of Your Business”. The series is designed to help leaders identify blind spots that could hold their business back and give practical steps to eliminate them. These will be live, interactive sessions where owners can ask questions and learn from Clark County’s leading professionals in marketing, finance, technology, leadership, risk management and more.   Sitting down with any one of these professionals could normally cost hundreds of dollars but because we want to help as many businesses as we can thrive in 2020 there is no cost to attend. In the series you will learn: How to set a firm foundation for your 2020 plan, How to use strategic partnerships to accelerate growth, How to engage employees to get their best contributions, How to manage your customer relationships so they not only buy more but generate a wave of referrals, How to create a powerful identity for your business both online and off, How to defend against cyber attacks, How to protect your business from outside forces, How to really put money to work for you, and How to stand out in a noisy market. The series runs from 5:30 to 6:30 (including time to network with other business owners) each Wednesday evening starting Sept 25 at Keller Williams offices at 2211 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA. Note that due to limited seats available each week we ask that you sign up now for as many weeks as your schedule permits so we can release the remaining seats to others. RESERVE YOUR SPOT: https://nwbizbuilders.ticketleap.com/

Thursday Sep 26th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon cutting at Finishing Touch 513 E Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce “Red Coats” for the GRAND OPENING of Finishing Touch! There will be snacks, beverages, and door prizes – but you must be present to win! The ribbon will be cut at 4:30 p.m. Finishing Touch, LLC is a warm and friendly shopping environment full of farmhouse, lake, garden, and kitchen home décor, along with textiles and candles.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday Oct 2nd 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM The GVCC will have Lead and Needs located at Beaches Restaurant & Bar 1919 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661. $5/Member with pre-registration, $10/Member at the door. $20/Non-Member. Enjoy breakfast refreshments from our sponsor, with coffee and tea service provided by our fabulous hosts at Beaches. 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 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!

Thursday Oct 3rd 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Join the GVCC for Battle Ground Monthly Luncheon located at Battle Ground Community Center 912 E. Main Street, Battle Ground, WA 98604.

Friday October 18 2019, 9 AM-10:30 AM Join the 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. The Meetings held on the 3rd Friday of each month from 9-10:30 am. Please invite those you feel may be interested. For more info email: Barret West. Topic: Common findings in Elder Law, Speaker: Jeff Brecht & Gabriella Sanchez – Lane Powell Elder Law, Sponsor: In It Together RN.

Friday Oct 18th 8-9 AM The EVBA (East Vancouver Business Association)will meet at Columbia Bank located at 7500 NE 117th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98662. Join us for our morning networking event at Columbia Bank to learn about what is in store for our local area!  Mike Bomar, Director of Economic Development with the Port of Vancouver will be presenting. Don’t miss this informative opportunity! Go to www.evba.net to register.