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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 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

This Week’s Events:

Monday Dec 4th  Noon-1:00 PM Professional Connections will meet at the Salvation Army located at 1500 NE 112th Ave, Vancouver WA.  The speaker will be Karen Ault – Your Business and the Tax Man 2017.

Tuesday Dec 5th 4-7 PM the GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting for Vancouver located at 204 E 16th Street, Vancouver, WA  98663. Join our GVCC “Red Coats” as we celebrate our new member, At Vancouver Massage, with a fun ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday December 5th at 5:00 p.m.  They are located at 204 E 16th Street and will have a fabulous party for the guests, complete with delicious food and beverages and entertainment too! Stop by and meet the friendly staff and check out their beautiful facility. See you there! Open House 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Ribbon cutting at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday Dec 6th 7:30-9:00 AM the GVCC will have SW Washington Leads and Needs Sponsored by Rocksolid Community Teen Center located at Beaches. 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 host, 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. Every time you visit Leads & Needs, your name is entered to win our QUARTERLY DRAWING PRIZE. We will draw one lucky winner’s name at Leads & Needs on December 20th. You may be the happy recipient of tickets to Vancouver’s New Year’s Eve event in the Neon Ballroom at Warehouse ’23 with an overnight stay at the Homewood Suites! Pre-registration is appreciated when possible, as we begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. $5.00 Members, $10.00 Non-Member, bring a one time, non-member guest and you will BOTH get in free!

Wednesday Dec 6th 11:30-1:00 PM Lunch and Learn at City Bible Networking Lunch and Learn at City Bible Church located at 14311 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98684 connected to Mt. View Ice Arena. We will have open networking from 11:30-12:00 and then a Free Lunch provided by the church and a sponsor from 12-1 PM. We will continue our John Maxwell series “The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader”. Bring a friend and help us get the word out about this networking event.

Wednesday Dec 6th 5:30-7:30 PM EPICC will meet at Top Shelf Martinis On Main located at 600 Main St (Corner of 6th & Main), Vancouver, Washington 98660. Let’s get together and be EPICC–Emerging Professionals in Clark County. Join us at Top Shelf for our December Event. Specials on drinks and appetizers… and some of the greatest networking in town! We are excited to announce our non-profit spotlight The Arc of Southwest Washington. For more information please contact: Bobbi Bjork 360-254-1562 Ex 105.  WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR BUSINESS!!! If you would like to donate a raffle prize, you will receive 30 seconds to spotlight your business. This opportunity is given to the first three who respond and must be preregistered. If interested, please e-mail Shelly Gaul Kroll at servpromarketing@comcast.n et by December 4th. Bring a friend that has never been to EPICC before.

Thursday Dec 7th 11:30 to 1:30 the Battle Ground Chamber is having their Annual Holiday Luncheon and Basket Raffle located at the Battle Ground Community Center.  Join the Battle Ground Chamber for our annual Holiday Luncheon, showcasing wonderful baskets donated by local businesses for the holiday raffle.  There will be holiday music, an excellent lunch, and a fun time for all!!! Tickets $40.00 members and $50.00 for non members.  Buy your tickets early, it’s always a sell-out! To register, visit: or call 360 687 1510.

Friday Dec 8th 7:30 to 9:00 AM the GVCC will have the 2018 Legislative Outlook Breakfast located at Warehouse ’23, 100 Columbia St. #102, Vancouver, WA 98660. Policy and budget decisions at the state and local level can directly impact your ability to conduct business in our community. Be a part of the discussion as we forecast hot button issues at our 2018 Legislative Outlook Breakfast presented by IBEW Local 48 on December 8th, 2017 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at Warehouse ’23. The GVCC, Identity Clark County, and the Columbia River Economic Development Council will present our Shared Business Priorities for 2018 with attendees and our legislators at this annual breakfast event. These directly impact our work and advocacy on your behalf in 2018, and your presence at this event showcases your commitment to moving business forward in Southwest Washington. Help us engage our local elected officials in conversation about your priorities in the upcoming legislative session. This is a unique opportunity to meet with local legislators, learn about their top priorities, and get answers regarding the issues that matter to you the most. $50 Individual Ticket, $750 VIP Table Sponsor or Email tlawwill@vancouverusa to reserve your VIP table.

Firday Dec 8th 9:30-11:30 AM The DIY Marketing Center and Veronika ( Ronnie) Noize is having a Super Powered Networking Training . Are you serious about networking, connecting, and partnering with others in your community? Learn how to power up your networking when you:
– know exactly what to do after your networking meetings
– use an innovative strategy to generate a consistent stream of qualified referrals who are ready to buy
– discover how to spend less time networking and get better results

Super Powered Networking Training. WHERE: DIY Marketing Center (inside the GVCC), 1101 Broadway, Vancouver WA 98660. HOW MUCH: $25 regular; $30 VIP includes Marketing Strategies that Really Work! book. Register for Super Powered Networking: Veronika (Ronnie) Noize Phone: 360-882-1298
DIY Marketing Center Classes, Coaching & Community for Entrepreneurs. Book a coaching session: Street address: 1101 Broadway · Suite 110 · Vancouver WA 98660. Located inside the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Mailing address: PO Box 87952 · Vancouver WA 98687. ·

Friday Dec 8th 5-9 PM Caring Closet is a Clark County non-profit that provides gently used Durable Medical Equipment to those in need at no cost. Drop by for Wine, Hot Apple Cider, other beverages and appetizers and Network with other Senior and Retirement community professionals and help us raise funds to support Caring Closet anytime between 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Or come and stay longer and make personalized magnets or pins for holiday gifts, and help raise funds for Caring Closet. We only have 25 spots open for people to make holiday gifts so please make sure when you R.S.V.P to mention you would like to make the holiday gifts. We will also be having hourly raffle drawings for some fabulous prizes. (If you would like to donate a prize and have your company mentioned at the event please let me know. )All Senior and Retirement Community Professionals are invited!  Please share this event and invite as many people as you would like. If you would like printed copies to share please let me know and I can drop some by. This is an 18 and over event only please. If you can’t stop by but would like to donate funds for Caring Closet please do so at Simply click on donate from their website or use this link R.S.V.P. or for any questions please contact Christina Keys – email : Call or Text: 360-833-3530 or you can like us on Facebook and R.S.V.P. for the event there Find us on Facebook Friday December 8th 5:00-9:00 PM Vancouver Art Space, 8700 NE Vancouver Mall Drive Suite 206, Vancouver, WA 98662 (Inside Mall, upper level, NW end near Macy’s). Looking forward to seeing you at the event! Have a great day! Thank you, Christina Keys Sales and Marketing for Caring Transitions Cell: 360-833-3530 Caring Transitions of Clark County Find us on Facebook 

Up Coming Events:

Wednesday Dec 13th 5:30-8:30 PM Women Entrepreneurs Org Annual Holiday Party located at The Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Drive, Vancouver, WA 98662. The December meeting of the Women Entrepreneurs Organization of SW Washington (WEO) will be so hot it’s cool with a Santa Baby Karaoke theme. Guests will mix and mingle with other women entrepreneurs and executives, while enjoying the ever-popular gift exchange, karaoke contest, seasonal trivia games, raising money, and more. Gift exchange rules: Bring one gift ($20 value) in a gift bag (no wrapping, please) to enjoy this very fun part of our holiday meeting. Each gift can be “stolen” twice, meaning it can pass to up to three people (the original recipient plus two “thieves”) before it is considered owned. What to bring? This is not a “white elephant” or goofy gift exchange, so please bring a charming gift that you would love to receive. Stocking Stuffer: This fun fund-raiser replaces the Pot O’Gold in December. Tickets are just $5 each, and at the end of the evening, the amount of cash stuffed in this stocking is split between WEO’s philanthropy fund and one very lucky winning WEO! Dress code: We’re inspired by all the songstresses who sang “Santa Baby” including Eartha Kitt and Madonna, so let’s dress accordingly. Some of us will be in sequins, some in red dresses, so wear what makes you feel fetchingly festive. WEO’s Annual Holiday Party features Santa Baby Karaoke, gift exchange, networking, and more!  #womenentrepreneurs #vancouverwa. $44.50-49.50 advance for members/$54.50 visitors; includes buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax & tip.

Thursday December 14th, 2017 The Camas/Washougal Chamber is having their holiday Gift Basket Luncheon. Join the CW Chamber of Commerce for the 2017 Holiday Luncheon! The Holiday Luncheon is a little different from the rest. It’s focused on raffling off 45+ wonderfully themed baskets (each with a minimum value of $100) to the 150+ attendees. This two-hour luncheon event is so much fun! It sells out and almost one in three people walk out with a basket. To attend the luncheon please RSVP to or call (360) 834-2472 at least 48 hours before the event.  The cost is $35 for members and guests. The doors will open at  11:30 AM for our 2 hour program. This event is sponsored by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt.

Friday Dec 15th 10-12 AM Chicks Connect will meet at the Chamber office. 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 Interested in joining us?

Wednesday Dec 20th 10:15-11:30 AM Join the Luepke Center for their Holly Jolly Christmas Party and Lunch @ Luepke Community Center.  Dancing with John Lazzari Coffee provided.  Meals on Wheels served at 11:30a. For more information contact Heidi Marshall, 50 and Better Recreation Specialist. Firstenburg/Trapedero & Luepke Centers Vancouver Parks and Recreation, City of Vancouver (360) 487-7055.

Saturday Dec 30th 6:30-10 PM The Luepke Center is hosting a New Year’s Eve EVE party- “Silver and Black Bash” –   at the Pearson Air Museum Historic Hanger.  Music provided by Norman Sylvester Band.  Come dressed in your best Silver and Black evening attire and be prepared to dance your evening into a New Year’s Eve Eve countdown.  Coffee, Tea, Light appetizers and 2-adult beverages provided in fee. $25/$30 per person. For more information contact Heidi Marshall, 50 and Better Recreation Specialist. Firstenburg/Trapedero & Luepke Centers Vancouver Parks and Recreation, City of Vancouver (360) 487-7055.

Friday Jan 19th 8-9 AM the EVBA will meet at Real Living the RE Group 1905 SE 192nd Ave #203, Vancouver WA 98683.  $5.00 for Members and $10.00 for Non Members.