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 last updated 10/17/2016. 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 kthomas@almeainsurance.com.

This Week’s Events:

Monday Nov 14th 11:45-1:00 PM Professional Connections will be meeting at Worksource Washington 204 SE StoneMill Dr, Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684. Professional Connections advocate ‘you do business with people you know, like and trust’. The meetings are free and open to all. Professional Connections speaker will be Dawn Hartwell – Owner of Strategic Social Media Branding – “Your Online Reputation and Credibility”.

Wednesday Nov 16th 7:30-9:00 AM The GVCC presents SW Washington Leads and Needs- Sponsored by Apollo Drain & Rooter Service, Inc. located at Beaches Restaurant & Bar 1919 SE Columbia, Vancouver, WA 98661.  Make the most of your Chamber connection. Leads & Needs is a fun, fast, effective way to generate new leads and build relationships. Coffee service provided by Beaches Restaurant and Bar. Light breakfast refreshment provided by the sponsor.  $5.00 Members and $10.00 Non-Members

Wednesday Nov 16th 3-4:30 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Board of County Councilors Hearing Room located at 1300 Franklin Street, 6th floor, Vancouver, WA.  You are invited to join the GVCC Ambassador team as we help celebrate with Workforce Southwest Washington in the launch of a new program – LEAP (Linking Employment Activities Pre-release). Come enjoy refreshments with us as we learn about a new program to bring WorkSource employment and job services into the Clark County Jail. Ribbon Cutting at 3:00 PM.

Wednesday Nov 16th 5:30-8:15 PM  WEO The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of SW Washington presents a panel sharing women’s business resources in the Vancouver WA area, featuring three super smart, connected and successful women: Mistie Josephson of WSU’s MAP program, Excecutive Director of Vancouver’s Downtown Association Lee Rafferty, and Jeannet Santiago of the Small Business Resource Center at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. This meeting will also feature introductions, member spotlight presentations, philanthropy and more. Located at the Heathman Lodge at 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver WA 98662.  $44.50 advance for members/$49.50 visitors; includes buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax & tip.

Thursday Nov 17th 11:30-1:00 the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce will have their monthly luncheon located at Camas Meadows Golf Club. The keynote speaker will be Chris Selk Communications and Public Affairs Manager at C-Tran. To attend the luncheon please RSVP to adminassistant@cwchamber.com or call (360) 834-2472 48 hours before the event. The cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The doors will open at  11:30 AM for networking, with the program beginning at 12:00 PM. This event is sponsored by C-TRAN.

Thursday Nov 17th 4-6 PM the SWCA will have Thirsty Third Thursday located at Main Event East 3200 SE 164th Ave #204 Vancouver, WA, 98683. Join us for November Thirsty Third Thursday sponsored by Waste Connections of Washington, Inc! We’re heading into the season of giving, so bring a children’s toy to donate to our toy drive at the door! This month’s free construction industry networking event is one you won’t want to miss. The complimentary appetizers and door prizes are just an added bonus! SWCA members and interested guests are welcome to attend and admission is free.

Thursday Nov 17th 5:30-8:00 PM the Building Industry Association will have their Presidents Awards & Officer Installation Dinner at the Heathman Lodge 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver WA 98662.  Register online at www.biaofclarkcounty.org until Tuesday, November 15th at noon. $40 BIA Members, $50 Nonmembers. Questions can be emailed to events@biaofclarkcounty.org.

Friday Nov 18th 7:30-9:00 AM the Battle Ground Chamber and North County Networking will have an event at Mill Creek Pub 1710 SW 9th Avenue, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Free to members and first-time guests. The Battle Ground Chamber is changing up our monthly morning networking events to help our members build more connections. Come join us for something more than your typical networking event. Join us for coffee and light breakfast.

Friday Nov 18th 8-9 AM The EVBA will have their November Networking Event located at MADdogs Gourmet Hot Dogs 1900 NE 162nd Ave, Suite D114, Vancouver WA 98684. Join us for our November Networking breakfast! Come have some coffee and network with other local professionals. The speaker is Mistie Josephson of WSU Vancouver to discuss how their Business Growth Mentor & Analysis Program helps small business and entrepreneurs while providing educational opportunities for business students. Cost: $5.00 Members, $10.00 Non Members.

Friday Nov 18th 12-1:30 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at Elite Collision & Auto Spa 1701 W Main Street, Battle Ground, WA  98604. The Chappelle’s Towing Community “Uplift” Program is joining forces with Elite Collision & Auto Spa in Battle Ground to grant a nominated participant a used-but-reliable vehicle that will help to improve and “uplift” their future! Join the GVCC Ambassador team as we help celebrate the fortunate recipient of this wonderful gift on Friday November 18 at 12:30 for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Come out and enjoy the festivities which will include delicious food and beverages! Open House 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., Ribbon cutting and presentation at 12:30 p.m.

Saturday Nov 19th 8:30-1:00 PM the BIA will have their annual Turkey Shoot at the Vancouver Trap Club. Join the BIA for a member favorite! Turkey Shoot! Win your Thanksgiving Turkey and practice your trap shooting skills at the same time! Only $20 to register, plus $1 a round to shoot. Register online at www.biaofclarkcounty.org by Thursday, November 17th. Shoot begins at 10:00.

Up Coming Events:

Monday Nov 21st 11:45-1:00 PM Professional Connections will be meeting at Worksource Washington 204 SE StoneMill Dr, Suite 215, Vancouver, WA 98684. Professional Connections advocate ‘you do business with people you know, like and trust’. The meetings are free and open to all. Professional Connections speaker will be Anjela Ford Owner, CEO & Founder at Anjelabundance “Remember the U in Business.”

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