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: 

Wednesday April 10th 7:30-9 AM The GVCC will have Leads & Needs: North County, sponsored by iQ Credit Union 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.

Thursday April 11th 12-2 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Sonesta E.S. Suites Portland-Vancouver 8005 NE Parkway, Vancouver, WA  98662. Join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce as we celebrate the Grand Opening for ALL of the Sonesta ES Suites Portland – Vancouver Hotels. The ribbon will be cut at 12:30 PM. This event will have an “Opening Day” baseball theme and include lunch and door prizes. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday April 11th 3-9 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Rediviva Apartments 111 Parkway Place Vancouver, WA  98660. Join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team as we celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Rediviva Apartments. The ribbon will be cut at 3:00 PM. There will be an art show, entertainment, door prizes, and snacks available as we tour this beautiful new living space in Vancouver. You will not want to miss this celebration!

Thursday April 11th 4-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at St. Joseph Catholic School 6500 Highland Dr, Vancouver, WA  98661. You are invited to join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Team for this PLATINUM Ribbon Cutting/Ground Breaking at St Joseph Catholic School.  They are announcing their pre-school expansion project, which is being fully funded by a $75,000 grant and a $50,000 anonymous donation to retrofit one of the portables and turn it into a pre-school class room.  These generous gifts will allow 15 more students to join their pre-school program. The ribbon will be cut at 5:00 PM. Please come enjoy snacks and beverages while you tour this amazing campus. Congratulations to St. Joseph’s Catholic School!

Saturday April 13th 10-11 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Maryhill Winery 801 Waterfront Way Suite 105, Vancouver, WA  98660. Join the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce “Red Coats” as we welcome Maryhill Winery Vancouver to the Waterfront. The ribbon will be cut at 10:15 AM. Maryhill’s winemaker has been widely celebrated on his passion, skill, discipline, and award winning wines. Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle will be there along with many business affiliates, family, and friends. Join us for the champagne toast and festivities!

Upcoming 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.

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 9-10:30 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.