This website is a community service project for our community. 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 April 15th Noon to 1:00 PM Professional Connections will meet at Peace Health Memorial Fir Willow Room, 3400 Main St Vancouver, WA 98660. No cost to attend and different speakers weekly. The speaker will be Jeremy Gaul – “5 Simple Steps to Build”.

Tuesday April 16th 4-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Emanar Cellars 1111 SE Rasmussen Blvd, Battle Ground, WA  98604. Join the GVCC Ambassadors for an amazing ribbon cutting ceremony. There will be yummy appetizers, delicious wine and assorted drinks to savor while you tour their beautiful Spanish wine and Tapas bar, along with the new “Casa Emanar”. This is going to be a very enjoyable evening and we hope to see you at the party! Ribbon cutting at 4:30 PM.

Wednesday April 17th 7:30-9:00 AM The GVCC will have Leads & Needs, sponsored by Gateway Mortgage 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 AM. Bring a one time, non-member guest and you will BOTH get in free!

Wednesday April 17th 4-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Round Table Pizza 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98684. Join the GVCC Ambassadors as we welcome Round Table Pizza to our GVCC family at a fun and fabulous ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday April 17th at 4:30 PM at their 13503 SE Mill Plain Blvd location. Guests, you won’t want to miss the yummy hand-crafted classic pizza snacks and delicious drinks that will be served as you enjoy the party. See you there!

Wednesday April 17th 5:30-8:30 PM WEO, 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. Location Club Green Meadows 7703 Northeast 72nd Drive, Vancouver, WA 98661. Key Note Speaker Dene Grigar, Ph. D. Professor & Director, The Creative Media & Digital Culture Program – WSUV. Topic: Social Media Tips to Maximize Your Profits. Social Media??? It’s enough to send many of screaming from the room. What media should we use? How often do we interact? How often do we post? The reality is that social media is a very important part of marketing for businesses. Don’t miss this important topic! Sponsors: Simply Thyme Catering. Ticket includes buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax & tip. The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of Southwest Washington is an association of women business owners and executives who meet the third Wednesday of each month to share knowledge, to network and to support one another in professional endeavors. Visit www.WEO.rocks for more info.

Friday April 19th 8-9 AM the EVBA will have our Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament Kickoff event at Camas Meadows! EVBA April Morning Networking Event & Golf Tournament Sponsor Breakfast 2019. Held at Camas Meadows 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr, Vancouver, WA 98607. Register for this event at RSVP.

Friday April 19th 9:30-11:30 AM The DIY Marketing Center (inside the GVCC), 1101 Broadway, Vancouver WA 98660 will host: How to Work a Networking Event (Even If You Hate Networking). Does self-consciousness, shyness, or simply not knowing what to do keep you cowering on the sidelines at networking events and parties? If you really want to make connections, there are three simple strategies that can bolster the confidence of even the most reluctant or nervous networker. In this fun and fast-paced training, you will learn: How to increase your comfort and confidence level even when you hate networking, What to say at every point in the meeting and How to mingle–even if you don’t know a soul at the meeting. Registration:  Use the “Friend” option with the code “networking” to register for $10 (regularly $25). Register at www.DIYMarketingCenter.com/Networking-Training

Friday April 19th 9-10:30 AM Senior Services Network is meeting at Peace Health Medical Center – Health Education Center Meeting Room: See Month For Specifics (please check the board upon arrival,  room assignments may change) 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. The meetings are coordinated by Retirement Connection, and there is no cost to attend. Sponsor: Volunteer Connections / Human Services Council, Speaker: Amir Fathizadeh, Topic: Gossip.

Upcoming Events:

Monday April 22nd 12-1 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Battle Ground Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 2404 W Main Street, Suite 110, Battle Ground, WA  98604. Please join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team for the PLATINUM GRAND OPENING of Battle Ground Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The ribbon will be cut at 12:30 PM. Stop by and enjoy some snacks and beverages, meet the staff, and tour this new state-of-the-art facility! Cabel McDonald, DDS, practices a full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. He can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.

Tuesday April 23rd 9:30-2:00 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Big Town Hero 1005 Broadway St, Vancouver, WA  98660. Join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team as we welcome Big Town Hero Vancouver Downtown to our community. The ribbon will be cut at 9:30 AM. Big Town Hero is well known for their fresh and innovative sandwiches. This GRAND OPENING event will feature their delicious food and drinks, with fun entertainment and networking as well! Come celebrate with us!

Wednesday April 24th 7:30-9:00 AM The GVCC will have Leads & Needs: East Vancouver, sponsored by Chick-fil-A located at 16400 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684. 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. Bring a one time, non-member guest and you will BOTH get in free! $5/Member with pre-registration, $10/Member at the door. $20/Non-Member.

Monday April 29th 4-7 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Utopia Salon & Day Spa located at 1503 NE 78th St, Vancouver, WA  98665. Please join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team for a NEXT LEVEL ribbon cutting ceremony as we celebrate the 15th Anniversary of Utopia Salon & Day Spa. The ribbon will be cut at 5:00 PM. Come discover why Utopia was named one of Salon Today’s Top 200 Salons in the nation! Utopia has also been honored with Best of Clark County every year since 2008. Join us for a fun evening which will include door prizes, snacks, beverages and amazing networking!