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:

Wednesday Jan 4th 7:30-9:00 AM The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will have SW Washington Leads and Needs- Sponsored by Sponsored by Paul Montague Tax Preparation, LLC located at Beaches.  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. Cost is $5.00 Members and $10.00 Non-Members.

Wed Jan 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.

Thursday Jan 5th 11-1 PM the Battle Ground Chamber will have their Jan 2017 General Meeting at The Cedars on Salmon Creek, 15001 NE 181st St.,  Brush Prairie, WA 98606. Board and Officer Elections, Executive Director’s Report, Executive Director Amy Tanska will highlight the Chamber ‘s vision and goals for 2017. Spotlight Host: ROCKSOLID Community Teen Center. Socializing 11:00am – 11:30am,  Lunch buffet at 11:30am and The Program begins at 12:00pm. To register call 360 687 1510.

Up Coming Events:

Monday Jan 9th 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. The speaker will be Nikia Furman – Producer, DP, Owner at Furman Pictures, LLC “Using Video Effectively in Social Media”

Tuesday Jan 10th 11:30-1 PM the Southwest Washington SHRM will have their luncheon located at Royal Oaks Country Club 8917 NE Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98662. Register TODAY for Southwest Washington SHRM Luncheon featuring Chance Brimhall, Director of Business Development of New Era HR Solutions & Board Member of South King County SHRM & Washington State Human Resources Council! Please join us, and our guest speaker, as we discuss Five Habits of Destructive HR Leaders. | 1.0 Hour of HRCI General HR Credit is pending approved. 1 PDC. Southwest Washington SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Visit Southwest Washington SHRM website for full program description at, http://swshrm.shrm.org/ or email Programs at programs@swshrm.org. Send an Email. Fees/Admission: $25: Members and/or Partner Organizations | $35: Non-Members and/or at the door | *On-line registration will close day of event and/or at the door Tuesday, Jan. 10th. Website: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2756274

Tuesday Jan 10th 5-7 PM The GVCC will have a Business After Hours located at Camas Meadows Golf Club, 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr, Camas, WA 98607. Please join the GVCC on Tuesday, January 10th at the beautiful Camas Meadows Golf Club (4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr, Camas, WA 98607) from 5-7pm for a “Business After Hours” event! The GVCC “Red Coat” Ambassador team will be there to greet you and help lead the way in evening networking. There will be great prizes, delicious food and drinks. 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.

Friday Jan 13th 9:30-11:30 AM The DIY Marketing Center will have Networking for Newbies located at the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, Conference Rm A, 1101 Broadway Suite 100, Vancouver, WA 98660. Fees/Admission: Pricing: (registration through DIY website): http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Networking-Training
– $30 Preferred includes priority check in plus a copy of Ronnie Noize’s How to Create a Killer Elevator Speech ebook (PDF) – $25 Standard, – $0 VIP Guest List, Guest list PW for GVCC members: newbie. This fast-paced and fun introduction to networking includes:
– The top 9 secrets of effective networking
– 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

RSVP: http://www.diymarketingcenter.com/Networking-Training, VIP Bonus: How to Create a Killer Elevator Speech ebook (PDF).

Saturday Jan 14th 8:00-4:30 PM The Second Annual All Day Women’s Conference: Taking Your Business to the Next Level located at The Quarry Senior Living – 415 Southeast 17th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98683. Website: http://www.impactfulwomennw.com. January is the perfect time to set yourself up for a successful year in business and this is the event to get you the skills you need in order to do so. The speaker line up is amazing, the location is beautiful, and the food will be delicious! Are you a professional woman in business? Are you an Established business owner? Are you looking to hire additional employees? Are you adding or expanding to your current location? Do you want to learn what it takes to be a confident successful woman? If you said yes to any of these questions, you cannot miss this event! This year we will also be honoring our first IMPACTFUL WOMAN OF THE YEAR!!! Our speaker line up includes;  Dr Carol Parker-Walsh (Evolve Image Consulting LLC) – Turning Your Image Into Income, Takling Your Business to the Next Level. Cathy Baillargeon (Salsbury & Co.)- Growing Your Business from the Inside Out Jeannet Santiago (GVCC)- Growing Your Business With Local Resources and the Government Marketplace Lisa Brumm (Your Financial Girlfriend)- “Fat Bottomed Lines” for Business Owners- Exploring your Curiosity and UP-Loving Your Business, Patti Keating (The Entrepreneur Unleashed)- UNLEASHED: The Heart Centered Entrepreneurs Path to Freedom. We will also have some break out sessions with our talented “hobbiest”:  Erika Bartlett (Erika Bartlett)- Meditation Space; Both to Awaken and Refresh Aria Leighty(MOB NW)- Vision Boarding; Being Intentional in 2017. Eva Kelley (Eve Kelly Creative)- Vancouver ROCKS! Connecting Through Paint. Cynthia Mercer (Flower Friends)- Centerpiece Deign, How to Design a Classic, Beautiful Centerpiece for any Occasion.  This event takes place on Saturday January 14th, from 8:00am to 4:30pm, hosted at The Quarry Senior living in Vancouver, Washington. Tickets are only 30.00 per person and limited to 100 attendees. This conference will sell out very quick, so hurry and get your tickets today! Light breakfast will be provided by The Quarry, and lunch will be provided by Simply Thyme Catering!! Sponsored by Utopia Salon & Day Spa!

Thursday Jan 19th 11:30-1:00 for the Camas Washougal Chamber Luncheon located at Camas Meadows. The Camas-Washougal Chamber welcomes both the Camas Superintendent, Jeff Snell and the Washougal Superintendent, Mike Stromme to give a “State of the Schools” address. 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 / $25 for guests The doors will open at 11:30 AM for networking,  with the program beginning at 12:00 PM. This event is sponsored by Apiary Advanced Security Technologies.

Thursday Jan 19th 4-6 PM the SWCA will have Thirsty Third Thursday located at Mill Creek Pub
1710 SW 9th Ave, Suite 101, Battle Ground, WA 98604. Website: http://ww.swca.org Join us for the first Thirsty Third Thursday of 2017 sponsored by Parker Smith & Feek! The first free construction industry networking event of 2017 is one you won’t want to miss! As always, SWCA members and interested guests are welcome to attend. Free admission to this event.