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Welcome to Vancouver’s Networking Website, “https://vancouvernetworkingevents.com/”>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 last updated 08/28/17. 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 kris@synergycolumbia.com.

This Week’s Events:

Monday Sept 25th Noon-1:00 PM Professional Connections will meet at the Salvation Army located at 1500 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver WA.  The speaker will be Kareen Mills How Do You Prove You’re Not You.

Wednesday Oct 4th 7:30-9:00 AM the GVCC will have SW Washington Leads and Needs – Sponsored by Simply Thyme located at Beaches Restaurant & Bar.  Join us for our twice-monthly SW WA Leads & Needs! Bring plenty of business cards and be ready for an opportunity at the microphone as everyone will get a chance to introduce their business. We’ll hear about our sponsoring business, then, we’ll break into small groups for more intimate networking! Be prepared to make lasting connections and find new business leads at this event. Time: 7:30 to 9 AM. $5/Member $10/non-member (bring a one-time, non-member guest and you both get in free). Please pre-register online. Check in at 7:15 AM at Beaches Restaurant & Bar – we are very prompt in starting at 7:30 AM! Coffee, tea and juice service provided by Beaches Restaurant and Bar. Light breakfast refreshment provided by the sponsor.

Wednesday Oct 4th 9-9:15 AM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting immediately following the Lead and Needs event for Journey Theater Arts Group. Join the GVCC Ambassadors for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our new GVCC member Journey Theater Arts Group on Wednesday October 4 at Beaches Restaurant immediately following the morning Leads and Needs event. There will be 5 in costume characters from Alice In Wonderland attending too! This is an event you will not want to miss!

Wednesday Oct 4th 8-10 AM the Metropolitan Senior Network will have a breakfast at the YWCA located at 3609 Main St, Vancouver WA 98663.  Come network with other senior focused individuals and bring plenty of business cards.  This meeting is sponsored by Clear Water Springs Assisted Living.

Wednesday Oct 4th 12-1 PM Networking Lunch and Learn at City Bible Church.  Come network with other and have a Free Lunch Sponsored by James and Carolyn Kimball.  The church is located at 14311 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684. There is a video by John Maxwell and a discussion to follow.  Each person gets to introduce themselves to each other so bring plenty of business cards.  

Thursday Oct 5th 3:30-5:30 PM Senior Services Network will have a Happy Hour at Mallard Landing located at 813 SE Clark Ave, Battle Ground WA 98604.  Come network with organizations that are senior focused.  Bring plenty of business cards as there is always a drawing for a gift basket and lots of people to exchange them with.

Friday Oct 6th 10-12 Noon, Chicks Connect meeting located at Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce offices. Dazzling Chicks is a Chapter of Chicks Connect, a nationwide networking & mastermind organization founded in Oregon by Julie Muller. We meet 2 x per month, with a focus on women owned businesses. The first meeting is free to attend, after that you need to be a member. There is no joining fee, the dues are payable monthly at a rate of $27 per month, and the meetings are then free to attend. Please RSVP to cherie@cherieronning.com. Interested in joining us? https://ampros7.isrefer.com/go/chicksmembership/CherieRonning/

Friday Oct 6th 10-11 AM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Maurice’s located at 408 NE 81st St. Suite 101 Hazel Dell Marketplace, Vancouver, WA  98665. Join the GVCC Ambassador Team as we celebrate Maurice’s Grand Opening at their new Hazel Dell Marketplace store location on Friday October 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.  You are invited to go shopping and check out their trendy Women’s fashions at 408 NE 81st St. Suite 101. Please welcome our new GVCC member and party with us!

Friday Oct 6th 5-5:30 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Schofield Properties located at 114 W 6th Street, Vancouver, WA  98660. Join the GVCC “Red Coats” as we celebrate with Schofield Properties and their tenants at 114 W. 6th Street on Friday October 6th at 5:00 p.m. on the completion of the building renovations and leasing of the available business space. Please come welcome our newest GVCC family member and enjoy First Friday festivities!

Friday, October 6 at 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Open House Silent Art Auction Hosted by NAMI Southwest Washington located at Firefly Atelier Hair Salon, 309 E 15th St #C, Vancouver WA 98663. A fundraising event for NAMI SW WA’s suicide awareness & prevention programs. Come view and bid on artwork donated by artists who support suicide awareness and prevention. Many pieces will be from our Broken Beauty Art Showcase shown in Clark and Cowlitz counties. The artwork will be available in a wide variety of media. Mixed media, acrylics, lamps, watercolors, bowls, and much more. Bring business cards to exchange with others and meet new contacts.

 Up Coming Events:

Tuesday Oct 10th 5-7 PM the GVCC will have Business After Hours at the Sparks Building located at 1001 Broadway Street, Vancouver, WA 98660. Join the GVCC for a downtown Business After Hours at the historic Sparks Building! Our hosting businesses include Black Rock Coffee, Erik Morton State Farm, GLAM Beauty Bar, Bridge Chiropractic, and Grant Mott Photography LLC. Check in at Black Rock to get your event passport, participate in activities throughout the building, and enter to win door prizes. Please RSVP: $10/member, $20/non-member. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards! Networking is the goal at every GVCC Business After Hours Event.

Wednesday Oct 11th 8 AM to 5 PM The Southwest Washington SHRM Annual Conference will take place at Vancouver Hilton 301 W. 6th St. Vancouver, WA 98660. Southwest Washington SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference: Increasing HR’s Impact on Business Results! Southwest Washington SHRM’s 2017 Annual Conference: Increasing HR’s Impact on Business Results. Join us for this action-packed day of learning and networking with some of the best in the industry! This is an opportunity to stay up-to-date on best practices in HR, and join us for a full day of learning. Plus, you can earn up to 11 SHRM re-certification credits for a one-day conference!

Friday Oct 13th 9:30-10:30 AM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at The Herbery  located at 330 NE Chkalov Dr Suite D, Vancouver, WA  98684. Join the GVCC Ambassadors as we celebrate with The Herbery on their 1st anniversary of their third store in Vancouver! A GOLD LEVEL Ribbon Cutting ceremony will be held on Friday October 13th at 10:00 a.m. at their 330 NE Chkalov Dr Suite D location. Come meet their knowledgeable staff and check out the numerous cannabis offerings. See you at the party!

Friday Oct 13th 9:30-11:30 AM DIY Marketing will have Networking Training: Networking for Newbies  located at 1101 Broadway, Suite 110, Vancouver WA 98660, INSIDE the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. New to networking, new in town, or new to business? This high-value introduction to networking teaches everything you need to succeed at networking meetings, including:

  • the 3 most common networking mistakes (and how to avoid them)
  • the 3 places you should be networking (but probably aren’t)
  • the right people to add to your network–and how to find them

Friday Oct 20th 8-9 AM The EVBA will have their October Event.  Join us for our October networking event at Columbia Bank. Our speaker will be MIke Bomar from the CREDC. Come network with local professionals and business owners from East Vancouver and surrounding areas. Where: Columbia Bank located at 7500 NE 117th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98683. Our speaker will be MIke Bomar from the CREDC. Come network with local professionals and business owners from East Vancouver and surrounding areas. Cost: $5.00 Members, $10.00 Non-Members.

Thursday October 26th 3:30-5:30 PM Join Kent Place for a Dessert Tasting located at 2647 NW Kent St, Camas WA 98607.  Join us for Dessert/Wine and Need We Say More.  Good Desserts and good company is what we have to offer at Kent Place.  While you’re here, mix and mingle with other professionals and take a tour of our community where senior living thrives. Please RSVP with Sasha by October 23rd at 360 834 3988