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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 10/19/2018. 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 Nov 5th 3-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free ribbon Cutting at Mathnasium of Salmon Creek located at 1218 NE 88th St. Suite 104, Vancouver, WA  98665. Join the GVCC Ambassador team for the Grand Opening of Mathnasium of Salmon Creek.  Mathnasium is a  math-only learning center, helping kids in grades 2-12 understand math by teaching the way that makes sense to them. Come enjoy a tour of this amazing facility, play some math games and savor delicious snacks and meet the knowledgeable and friendly staff. See you there! Ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday Nov 7th 7:30-9:00 AM The GVCC will have SW Washington Leads and Needs Sponsored by Waverly Homes. 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 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.

Wednesday Nov 7th 4-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free Ribbon Cutting at GLAMbeauty bar newest location at 301 NE 192nd Ave Suite 207, Camas, WA  98607. Join the GVCC Ambassadors on Wednesday November 7th at 5:00 p.m. for the GRAND OPENING of GLAMbeauty bar, located at 301 NE 192nd Ave #207 in Camas. The GLAM Barbie’s team of professional Estheticians, Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists will transform your vision for your best self through hair styling and makeup application, beautifully bronzed custom airbrush tanning, full body waxing, lash extensions, blowouts and salon classes. Don’t miss this fun party! Ribbon cutting at 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday Nov 7th 5-7 PM E.P.I.C.C. will have their November Networking Event at Pacific House Union Station located at 315 NE 192nd Ave, Suite 301, Camas WA 98607.  EPICC stands for “Emerging Professionals in Clark County” We are a group of local business oriented and like minded people, who meet monthly on the first Wednesday of each month from 5:00 – 7:30 pm.  We meet at a different local hot spot each month – look at our Calendar for exact locations. There is no membership fee or strings attached. This is a social networking group where we give back to the community to help emerging businesses grow and to help foster each other’s success.  Our goals include promoting education, charitable services, social welfare, and professional advancement of young professionals and businesses in Southwest Washington.

Thursday Nov 8th 4:30-6:30 The GVCC will have a Free ribbon Cutting at Pacific NW Specialty Pharmacy located at 3801 Main St., Suite A, Vancouver, WA  98663. Join the GVCC “Red Coats” as we celebrate Pacific NW Specialty Pharmacy. Pacific NW Specialty Pharmacy is passionate about compounding and providing you and your pets the highest quality medications. Their pharmacy features state-of-the-art facilities including a sterile clean room and compounding lab. Join us for a site tour and delicious refreshments as you meet the knowledgeable staff of this incredible facility. Ribbon cutting at 5:00 p.m.

Friday Nov 9th 4:30-7:00 PM The GVCC will have a Free ribbon Cutting at Prime Fighting MMA #11 located at ilani Casino 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield, WA 98642. Join the GVCC Ambassador team for the Prime Fighting MMA #11 weigh-ins on Friday November 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the ilani Casino.  Come enjoy this event at The Muse at ilani and enjoy the no-host bar while we meet the Prime Fighters! The weigh-ins will follow the ribbon cutting ceremony.  You don’t want to miss this exciting time! Fight night is November 10, 2018. You may purchase tickets for the fight at: Ribbon cutting at 5:00 p.m.

Upcoming Events:

Tuesday Nov 13th 5-7 PM Business After Hours at Glenwood Place located at 5500 NE 82nd Ave, Vancouver WA, 98662. Join us on November 13th at Glenwood Place Senior Living as they host Business After Hours: Shipwrecked! The team at Glenwood Place always puts together an event with great attention to detail, from the decor, to the live entertainment, to traditional and delectable cuisine. They will also be offering tours of their beautiful campus to attendees, and if you stick around until 6:30 pm you could be the winner of an awesome door prize! Enjoy food, drinks, prizes and great company. Our monthly “Business After Hours” events are designed for you to meet new contacts and grow existing relationships. The Chamber’s “Red Coat” Ambassador Team and staff can help. Let us know who you are looking to meet and we will give you a warm introduction. Please RSVP. $10 members; $40 non-members.

Wednesday Nov 14th 7:30-9 AM The Battle Ground Chamber will have North County Leads & Needs located at Mill Creek Pub 1710 SW 9th Ave #101, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Please join us on the second Wednesday of each month for morning networking at North County Leads & Needs! Enjoy breakfast refreshments provided by Tradesmen Electric, with coffee service provided by Mill Creek Pub. Be ready for an opportunity at the microphone, as everyone will get a chance to introduce themselves with a 15 second “elevator pitch.” Bring plenty of business cards, because we will then break out into small groups for speed networking that maximizes your time spent with us. You are sure to make new connections and strengthen existing business relationships at North County Leads & Needs. Pre-registration is appreciated when possible to provide an accurate amount of food. Send an Email Cost is $5/attendee.

Wednesday Nov 14th 3-6 PM The GVCC will have a Free ribbon Cutting at Sustainable Wealth Management located at 300 E 17th St, Vancouver, WA  98663. Join the GVCC “Red Coats” for the Grand Opening of Sustainable Wealth Management. SWM is passionate about investing in what matters most to you. They are interested in who you are and making your dreams a reality. Please come enjoy some refreshments, meet the incredibly gifted staff and take a tour of their new offices. See you there! Ribbon cutting at 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday Nov 14th 5-8:30 PM WEO will meet at Club Green Meadows located at 7703 Northeast 72nd Drive, Vancouver, WA 98661.  The Women Entrepreneurs Organization of SW Washington offers a delightful evening of connection, education, and support for women entrepreneurs and executives. Keynote speakers Carla Todenhagen Quisenberry and Alicia Bell from Miller Nash Graham & Dunn share how small businesses can protect their brand and intellectual property. This meeting also features presentations by WEO members, our Holiday Shopping Showcase, and more. How much: $52.50 advance for members/$62.50 visitors; includes buffet, dessert, coffee, tea, tax & tip. Register

Thursday Nov 15th 8-9 AM “Green Business Morning Blend is an opportunity to network and discuss business environmental initiatives in an informal setting. Held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at different locations, the event is free and open to all Green Business program participants and anyone with an interest in greening their own business or workplace. Please invite colleagues and friends! Clark College, our hosts, will be sharing about their new McClaskey Culinary Institute and waste stream processes in the new space. Tour their culinary institute and learn about the different sustainable practices they have implemented. Registration for the event can be found at

Thursday Nov 15th 8-9 AM The EVBA will have Morning Speed-Networking located at Main Event East 3200 SE 164th Ave, Suite 204, Vancouver, WA 98683. Kickstart your business! Join us for our last Speed Networking event of the year at Main Event East!

Thursday Nov 15th 3-6 PM  The GVCC will have a Free ribbon Cutting at Realty ONE Group Cascadia located at 2004 SE 192nd Ave Suite 100, Vancouver, Wa  98683. Join the GVCC “Red Coats” as we celebrate the GRAND OPENING of Realty ONE Group Cascadia on Thursday November 15th at 4:00 p.m. at their new offices. Founded in 2005, Realty ONE Group is a full-service residential real estate brokerage that has experienced tremendous growth while being 100% debt-free. Please join us as we congratulate them on their success and enjoy some delightful refreshments as well! See  you at the party! Ribbon Cutting at 4:00 p.m.

Thursday Nov 15th 4-6 PM The Southwest Washington Contractors Association will have Thirsty Third Thursday located at 99 Saloon located at 7005 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver, WA 98665. Join us for our staple networking event, Thirsty Thursday, sponsored by J. Stout Auctions! Don’t forget to bring business cards to be entered into our door prize drawing.  ?SWCA members and interested guests are welcome to attend. Admission is Free.

Friday Nov 16th 9-10:30 AM The Senior Services Network will meet at Location: 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. Topic: Understanding Human Behavior with the DISC Test and Profile Speaker: Angela Lougee M.Sc, MBA Sponsor: John Van Beek, VB Music We Remember.