This website is a community service project for our community. Welcome to Vancouver’s Networking Website, 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 or PDF version Standard 6 page list PDF last updated 10/19/2018. 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

This Week’s Events: 

Friday March 1st 5-10 PM Rocksolid Community Teen Center will have their Annual Lucky Shamrock Auction.  Join us for a fun evening of supporting Rocksolid Community Teen Center and the youth in our community! The night will include dinner catered by Warehouse 23, the Silent/Live Auction, Entertainment and Photo Booth. Rocksolid’s Annual Lucky Shamrock Auction will be held on  Friday March 1st, 2018 from 5-10pm at Warehouse 23. For Questions, please contact Executive Director Marcy Sprecher at 885-2181 or email

Upcoming Events:

Monday March 4th 12-1:00 PM Professional Connections will meet at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1500 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98684. Join them each week for networking and a speaker. Professional Connections is a free, weekly, (except Federal Holiday Mondays) networking group for Entrepreneurs, Sole Proprietors, and small-medium business. Come check us out! The speaker will be Marcia Hale and the topic will be “Burnout”.

Wednesday March 6th 7:30-9:00 AM The GVCC will have SW WA Leads & Needs sponsored by Kelcema Audio. Located at Beaches Restaurant & Bar 1919 SE Columbia River Dr, Vancouver, WA 98661. Please join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce on the first and third Wednesday of the month for morning networking at Southwest Washington Leads & Needs. 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 SW WA Leads & Needs. Pre-registration is appreciated when possible, as we begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. $5/Member with pre-registration, $10/Member at the door. $20/Non-Member.

Wednesday March 6th 4-6:30 The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon cutting for Seasons of Hope Grief Center – CHHH new location. Located at Community Home Health & Hospice, Seasons of Hope Grief Center 3102 NE 134th Street, Vancouver, WA  98686.  Join the GVCC Ambassadors as we celebrate Community Home Health and Hospice who offers free bereavement services to grieving families, not just those touched by hospice. They have support groups for children, teens, tweens, and adults. Save the Date and join us as we tour this amazing facility. Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday March 7th 11:30-1 PM Battleground Chamber will have their monthly luncheon at  Chelatchie Crossing Steakhouse & Saloon located at 15001 NE 181st St, Brush Prairie, WA 98606. $20 Members | $25 Non-members to register contact Amy Tanska, 360.567.1089 or Send an Email. To register online go to

Thursday March 7th 4-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of New American Funding – Vancouver – on Thursday March 7th at 5:00 p.m. at their 700 Washington St, Suite 601, location in downtown Vancouver. New American Funding has over a century of combined lending experience and offer a vast array of loan products. Stop by and meet the friendly and knowledgeable staff and tour their amazing new offices as you discover the many products they have to offer. See you at the party! Ribbon cutting at 5:00 p.m.

Friday March 8th 5-6:30 PM The EVBA will have an evening networking event at Summit Mortgage located at 13115 NE 4th St, Suite #160, Vancouver, WA 98684. Join us for our first evening event of 2018 at Summit Mortgage! Our evening events are exclusively networking functions (no speaker) with hors d’oeuvres and libations available. Go to EVBA.NET to register.

Tuesday March 12th 5-7 PM The GVCC will have Business After Hours at Innovative Services NW located at 9414 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98662. Join us at our March edition of Business After Hours at Innovative Services NW. This organization was featured as our non-profit partner of the year in 2018 for their incredible work they do for children with disabilities. Not only does Innovative Services NW enhance the lives of youths with disabilities, but they encourage better quality of life for everyone around us. On Tuesday, March 12th, we will explore this huge space at a Business After Hours Scavenger Hunt where we will find our way around this hidden gem in our community. Drinks and amazing hors d’oeuvres will be prepared by Innovative’s Chef Mike. Doors open at 5:00p.m., and be sure to bring plenty of business cards as we will have door prizes announced around 6:00 p.m. $10/members, $40/non-members, $15/member at the door.

Wednesday March 13th 7:30-9:00 PM The GVCC will have SW WA Leads & Needs North County located at Mill Creek Pub 1710 SW 9th Ave,  #101, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Enjoy breakfast and refreshments from our sponsor, at Mill Creek Pub. 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: North County Edition. Pre-registration is appreciated, as we begin promptly at 7:30 a.m.  $5/Member with pre-registration, $10/Member at the door, $20/Non-Member.

Wednesday March 13th 4-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at R2R Strategic Recruiting located at 808 Main Street, Tandem Hall, Vancouver, WA  98660. You are invited to join the GVCC “Red Coats” as we celebrate the Grand Opening of R2R Strategic Recruiting on Wednesday March 13th! The ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 5:00 p.m.  Come discover how R2R’s proven system will reduce the margin of error in your hiring practice, elevate your brand, diversify your workforce, and help you alleviate the “overwhelm” in your HR department. See you at this fun evening of networking!

Thursday March 14th 4-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Sterling Properties Real Estate Services 1010 Washington St,  Ste 260, Vancouver, WA  98660. Join the GVCC Ambassador Team for a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating Sterling Properties Real Estate Services. They are a real estate management, brokerage and investment company involved in the oversight and ownership of properties in the Pacific Northwest. Don’t miss this fun evening of networking, meeting the friendly and knowledgeable staff, and touring their beautiful office. Ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m.

Friday March 15 9:30 – 11:30 AM Ronnie Noize will teach “How to Build Your Business with Networking” located at DIY Marketing Center (inside the GVCC), 1101 Broadway, Vancouver WA 98660. Hey, Ronnie Noize the Marketing Coach here: Did you know that I first built my coaching business with networking? And that I got first 29 clients in my first 42 days? Want to hear the whole story, the details, the strategy, the mistakes, and the lessons learned? You got it! I’m telling it all–exactly how I built my business from scratch. With almost no marketing budget. No prospect list. Just an idea, a phone, and a hankering to connect. Here’s what you’ll get in this training: The one strategy that I used to attract 29 new clients in 6 weeks, The three major lessons I learned in the process, Plus get special access to the very tools I created and used! $25 public, GVCC members: Use the “Friend” option with the code “networking” to register for $10 (regularly $25).

March 20th 5:30-8:30 WEO Meeting 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. Key Note Speaker Tammi Brannan – Owner of Blueprint Process. Her topic is “Moving the Needle on Your Business”. We are all guilty of setting big goals at the start of the year and ending the year short of those goals. What if we could hit those goals? What difference would that make? For most of us it would tranformational for our business and personal life. That’s what the Blueprint Process does for entrepreneurs. We would like to thank our meeting Sponsors: Simply Thyme Catering. To register for the event Tickets!