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Industries Quarterly Retail

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Staff, Board, Tiers, and Advertisers

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A Message from the CEO

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Retro Program Info Session

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Feedback/Member Quotes

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A Message from the Chairman

Six Business & Leadership Awards

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Human Resources Update

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Upcoming GVCC Events

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Women’s Golf Tournament

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Industries Quarterly - Retail Edition

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Ribbon Cutting Gallery

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New GVCC Members

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Event Calendar

PG 13-16: Vancouver Mall is the 2018 presenting sponsor of the Chamber’s 4th Annual Women’s Golf Tournament. This Sip, Shop & Swing themed 9-hole scramble will take place on Thursday, August 16th at Camas Meadows Golf Course.

PG 9: Nomination forms are available for the Business & Leadership Awards.

PG 18: Industries Quarterly - Retail is brought to you by Evosus!

ON THE COVER

The Vancouver Mall Management team is on the Cover of the July/August Vancouver Vision Magazine. Left to right: Mary Dunn, Hillery Chamberlain, Bree Sanchez, Valerie Bardue, and Heidi Streen are pictured within their headquarters at Vancouver Mall. This year the team is celebrating 40 years at Vancouver’s gathering point. Photos by Kate Singh Photography

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PG: 20-21 Ribbon Cutting Photo Gallery. Pictured: The Grand Re-Opening of The Herbery I-5 Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Vancouver VISION Magazine

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from the GVCC ceo

20 Years of Chamber’s Retro Program Pays Variety of “Dividends”

John McDonagh Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce CEO/President

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The Chamber is recruiting workshop series presenters for the September Seasonal Marketing Series.

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Submit your nomination for one of six Business & Leadership Awards by Friday, August 10th. So far, the Chamber’s new Women in Leadership Lecture Series has sold out all three events in a 24 hour pre-sale window. We’re looking at our options to expand the size of our October event to include everyone on the wait list. Get on the wait list NOW to receive the pre-sale e-mail.

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The Chamber has brought on three new Ambassadors in June! Ross Armstrong of Biggs Insurance, Judy Musa of the Fort Vancouver Regional Library Foundation, and Lisa Bender of HAPO Community Credit Union.

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Submit your business notices, announcements and media releases to the Chamber to be included in our Business Matters eBlasts every Tuesday.

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July 1, 1998 was the initial enrollment of the Manufacturing “Retro” Group at GVCC. It was then the Chamber saw a way to assist our local manufacturers with management of their workers comp claims and potentially put them in a position to receive a partial refund of their worker’s compensation insurance premiums over time. Additionally, a focus on keeping their work sites safe and training their workers on safe work practices would help them reduce their premium over time, due to fewer and less expensive claims. Lastly, the group would receive personalized assistance with workers comp claims management. Held up as one of the best performing Manufacturing Retro Groups in the state, over 85% of the group has a premium mod rate of less than 1.0 and more than a third of the manufacturers have a mod rate of less than .75. Because of their continued focus on education and safety and resolving claims as expeditiously as possible, the group has averaged nearly a 32% refund on their premiums since 1998. These Retrospective Rating programs are essentially a safety incentive program offered by Labor & Industries. Participating in the Association sponsored Retro Groups is the only way a small or moderate sized business can qualify to earn a partial refund of their workers compensation premiums, in addition to the other benefits of the program. Any time an employee is injured, it costs your company. The cost can be in lost production, the time to hire and train a replacement, rescheduling of work or the loss of a project or job. Not to mention, even a single injury can cause your workers’ compensation premium rates to rise. Through Retro you have an opportunity to turn your good safety performance into a refund by preventing injuries and controlling losses. To be a member of a Group the participating manufacturer must be a member of the sponsoring Association, like the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

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To be clear, there certainly are risks to be aware of. Being in Retro requires a commitment to improve safety and prevent injuries in the workplace. If claim costs are higher than the amount of standard premium paid by the group, it could result in your having to pay an additional premium amount (called an assessment). There is, for each group, a pre-selected limit to this assessment chosen by the group, but it’s important you recognize and understand this risk. A total of 57 members are currently enrolled in the GVCC Manufacturing Group. It isn’t a group for everyone. Manufacturers in the group are focused on strong hiring practices, maintaining a safe work site supported with safety training and support for their employees, practices of providing light duty for recovering workers and more. If you have similar commitments and want to join the manufacturing group let us know. Learn more about all three of our Retro Groups! We have groups for the Retail & Professional Services sector as well as one for the Medical Services business category in addition to our Manufacturing Group. If you would like to understand more about “Retro” and how your business can benefit, join us for a FREE – No Obligation seminar, August 9th at 7:30am (light breakfast included) at the Chamber office.

Retro Group Seminar

Thursday, August 9th @ 7:30am Continental Breakfast No cost to attend Learn more about this safety incentive program offered by Washington State Department of Labor & Industries. In Retro, you can earn a partial refund of your workers’ compensation premiums if you reduce workplace injuries and lower associated claim costs. The GVCC offers members access to Retro programs in three categories: Manufacturing, Medical, and Retail/Professional Services. Meet our Program Administrator Scott Croucher


From the GVCC’s Spring Events Schedule

“The Industries Quarterly Healthcare event brought many different sectors of the healthcare industry together to share different perspectives, learn of updates in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape, and seek greater opportunities for collaboration. Thank you GVCC.” ANNETTE CLEVELAND WASHINGTON STATE SENATOR / LEGACY HEALTH

Top picture: Angela Dowling the CEO of Regence BlueCross BlueShield speaks to John McDonagh of the GVCC (left) and Mark Mantei of TVC (right). Bottom picture: Greg Seifert of Biggs Insurance and Annette Cleveland.

“I just played in my first Chamber’s Golf Tournament and I had a great time connecting with old friends, making new ones and getting to know SO many businesses at each tee!” DR. PAUL REED, BRIDGE CHIROPRACTIC The four-person team of Dr. Paul Reed of Bridge Chiropractic, Daren Bowlby of Growler USA, Tom Ogee of 7D’s, and Travis McClain at the Chamber’s Annual Golf Tournament in June, sponsored by Columbia Bank.

“This is the second year the Port of Vancouver USA has participated in the stemCONNECT program and it has become an event we really look forward to. Our staff really enjoys interacting with the students who are very impressive and ask wonderful questions. This year we particularly enjoyed two girls on a robotics team who told us about their upcoming competition.” JULIE RAWLS, PORT OF VANCOUVER USA Recapping the stemCONNECT site visit to the Port that brought targeted students from Hudson’s Bay High School and iTech Prep for a day of career awareness and soft skills training.

“The April WILL event ignited deep connections between women leaders strengthening our voices in a powerful, long-lasting and transformative way.” LISA SCHAUER, PRESIDENT OF POINT NORTH AND EVENT EMCEE *Pictured: Lee Rafferty and Dr. Deb Jenkins at the Chamber’s sold out Women in Leadership Lecture series event, presented by MacKay Sposito in April at Windy Hills Winery.


Examine Your Game, Go for the Win by August 10th

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Six Business & Leadership Awards to Compete For When Michael Jordan was a wee little bitty lad in the NBA, early in his career, one of his arch rivals the New York Knicks were taking shots at him in the media. Charles Oakley, an old school NBA “bad boy” said, “Yeah well Jordan might be pretty good but he can’t go to his left, that’s for sure.” The quote made its way back to Jordan. He circled the date on the calendar when his Bulls would play the Knicks. Then he went to work, spending every waking hour working on going to his left. A couple weeks passed until Jordan’s Bulls were playing the Knicks in Madison Square Garden. Late in the game, with the outcome hanging in the balance, Jordan spun away from John Starks who was guarding him and went to his left, rising up above a defender who came to help (take one guess who the defender was…yep, Charles Oakley). After Jordan completed the LEFT-handed dunk, he stared Oakley down and said some things that we can’t in good conscience print in

Award Recipients will be honored at our Annual Dinner on 9.25.2018

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Take for instance Stephanie Lynn, Owner/Creator/Founder/ What’s your weakness when Designer/All-Around badass it comes to business? When it entrepreneur, of the very succomes to running your busicessful brand and product: ness? When it comes to leading Sweet Spot Skirts. Stephanie your business? Have you corwas nominated for the Small rected your short-comings? The Business Of The Year in 2016 and GVCC’s Business and Lead- WON!!! She had doubts about ership Awards are coming whether or not she was worthy up. I’d like to personally of the award. Rather than let ask you those doubts for a faeat at her, she vor, please did something consider about them. nomiShe took her nating own persomeone ceived weakwho you ness which How many of you have believe to was a lack of be award an MBA, and used the actual worthy. went back to Why? You school. She process of being never know used WINwho you’re NING the handed an award going to award to hold as a way to motivate impact and up a mirror how they’re and be honest you to get better? going to with herself, impact the -Eric Sawyer to locate her community. own weak-

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ness, and CHANGE IT! Quick test; how many of you have used the Eric Sawyer actual BBSI Area Manager process 2017-2018 GVCC of being handed Chairman of the an award Board as a way to motivate you to get better? I love this stuff. By the way, her current weakness is not having a “dink” game on the very competitive pickle ball courts that she is quickly becoming the queen of. When she found out that she had won the award, she was incredibly honored and humbled. And it drove her to be better. Look around you. Look for that business that rises above the rim and dunks it home, a business that deserves to be honored and recognized. Then head to the GVCC website and put in a nomination by Friday, August 10th.


Struggling to Fill Positions Within Your Company? The Chamber Can Help - Contact Paul Montague Over the past few months, Paul Montague, the Chamber’s Business Services Coordinator has been working with businesses and organizations that bring jobseekers and employers together.

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For employers this is a tough labor market. Construction, technology, transportation and healthcare jobs are in high demand and going unfilled. WorkSource recognizes this and regularly puts on hiring events for employers looking to fill jobs and candidates looking for work. This past spring, WorkSource put on several unique events aimed at bringing the right kind of candidates together with specific categories of employers. Here is a recap: • April: The Youth Employment Summit at the Clark County Event Center, resulted in 60 employers from a wide variety of industries coming together with 650+ high school seniors from around Clark County who wanted to explore career options available to them after graduation. • May: Veterans event brought 70 veteran friendly employers out to the Armed Forces Reserve Center to meet with veteran job candidates. Additionally, a manufacturing focused hiring event that brought about a dozen manufacturers together with 70 high school seniors who were actively prepared for and seeking these types of jobs after graduating high school.

All of these events were in addition to the regularly scheduled employment events that happen each month at WorkSource’s Office at 204 SE Stonemill Drive. Set for July and August, WorkSource will be conducting hiring events at their offices on July 11th, July 25th, August 8th, and August 22nd. If you have positions to fill, these events provide excellent opportunities to meet potential candidates and setup followup interviews with those who might be a fit. Workforce Southwest Washington will be putting on a program in August on the tips and tricks for retaining great workers. On August 2nd, Jeannet Santiago and Paul Montague will partner with WorkSource to provide a half-day workshop highlighting services offered by WorkSource, the Small Business Assistance Program, and Procurement Technical Assistance Center. On August 9th, there will be an Employer Symposium to discuss the challenges for individuals serving in the National Guard as they enter employment. If you have jobs that are going unfilled, need help with finding candidates, or are interested in any of the programs mentioned above, please call Paul Montague at (360) 567-1081 or email him at pmontague@vancouverusa. com for more information.

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Meet Us “Under the Big Top” for the 2018 Annual Dinner

July Business After Hours The Quarry Senior Living team invites YOU to their beautiful patio in East Vancouver for a fantastic Business After Hours celebration on Tuesday, July 10th at 5pm. Not only does The Quarry boast a state of the art community with independent living, assisted living, and memory care, but they also have top notch chefs on site that will prepare gourmet appetizers and beverages for you to enjoy at the event. Our Business After Hours events are focused on helping you build a strong referral network with trustworthy business owners. Let us connect you with the right folks – just let our Red Coat Ambassadors know who you’d like to meet! RSVP at vancovuerusa.com.

August Business After Hours on the Water If you attended last year, you know that the team at Tidewater Cove Marina hosts a great event with stunning views of the marina, a shaded area, fabulously catered food, and amazing giveaways like a sunset cruise. Do not miss this opportunity to come to a beautiful and hidden waterfront gem, the Tidewater Cove Marina! The event will take place on Tuesday, August 7th from 5:00-7:00 p.m., you will enjoy boat demos, prizes, and most importantly, exclusive access to one of the most stunning views of the Columbia River.

Be dazzled by circus performers via our vintage circus theme at the GVCC’s Annual Dinner, presented by the Port of Vancouver on Tuesday, September 25th at The Hilton. This event is a premier opportunity for you to enjoy the company of fellow business owners, entrepreneurs, and employees across Chamber membership. The celebration will include craft cocktails, a gourmet dinner, and memorable entertainment. The evening will begin with recognizing the Chamber’s 2018-2019 Board of Directors and ceremonially thanking the outgoing Chairman of the Board and welcoming the new one to officially accept the gavel. Tickets available at vancouverusa.com. We will also honor the six recipients of our 2018 Business & Leadership Awards at the Annual Dinner. Nominations are now open through August 10th for outstanding companies and individuals in the following categories: Large Business of the Year, Small Business of the Year, Start-up to Watch, Statesman of the Year, Community Champion, and the John S. McKibbin Leadership Legacy Award.

Summer’s Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshops

The Chamber offers a monthly wellness workshop as part of our Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Programming, sponsored by Mackenzie. We go onsite at Mackenzie’s office in the Hudson Building and offer a physical, mental, or emotional wellness workshop for the staff of our Chamber Members (managers and owners are welcome). On Thursday, July 26th the topic will be: Clearing the Red Zone, how to REALLY reduce stress with Emily Kolberg, a certified holistic health coach and founder of Happy Healthy PNW. This new Chamber member will address common workplace triggers of stress and how to manage them. The wellness workshop fee includes a healthy lunch by Chick-fil-A and is held from noon to 1pm. On Thursday, Aug 23rd the GVCC will welcome back a 2017 instructor: Janell Chandler of Nexus Chiropractic. Her session will be a closer look at how we’re sitting and standing at our workstations. This will be a valuable check-in about posture as we spend so much time at our computers while at work. Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Vancouver VISION Magazine

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CALLING ALL WOMEN GOLFERS

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Vancouver Mall Presents the 4th Annual Women’s Golf Tournament The Vancouver Mall is celebrating 40 years in Vancouver, and to continue the party, they’ve signed on as the presenting sponsor of the Chamber’s 4th Annual Women’s Golf Tournament at Camas Meadows. The Vancouver Mall is perfectly suited to the theme Sip, Shop & Swing and they will bring 40 years of experience to our tournament. They’ve been Vancouver’s gathering point for four decades and have new opportunities to share - like their PopUp Shop options within the mall for new entrepreneurs. We want YOU to get involved with our nine-hole Women’s Golf Tournament in August! Become a Tee display sponsor and you’ll have the opportunity to interact with a full flight of women in business – CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, and more – on the course. We will have shopping experiences, refreshments, games, prizes and lots of fun as you make your way sipping and shopping....oops, and golfing 9 holes. The shotgun start will kick action off at 9:30am. Set up a traveling retail boutique for ladies to purchase new clothing from your store. Or, if you are in the wine business, serve up tasting flights at the tee box and invite the ladies to do a group tasting at your facility! The possibilities for marketing your company at this sell-out tournament are plentiful. Just contact Teresa Lawwill at tlawwill@vancouverusa. com for availability! This is Clark County’s only Nine Hole Women’s Scramble.

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Supporting Sponsor (Includes a foursome) This sponsorship is a great way to support the business women in our community and receive prominent marketing and promotion through the Chamber. Awards Lunch Sponsor (Includes a foursome or Tee Display) You have the opportunity to host the Awards Luncheon – from logoed decorations, to mic time presenting the golf winners, prizes and raffles. Beverage Cart Sponsor – decorate this cart with your signage and ride around providing much needed refreshments to

our golfers on the course. Beverage Station Sponsor (“Kick Ass Mules”) Wow, you will be the most popular sponsor on the course handing out these special drinks on a hot day. Snack Box Sponsor – Drive around on your cart handing out snack boxes to our ladies on the course. Driving Range Sponsor – You host the driving range in the morning to start the tournament off. Scarf, Towel, & Bag Drop Sponsor

Only four Tee Display spots remain

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Vancouver Mall sip and shop with us before you swing at Tee 10. the mall Management team will share developments and the excitement of their 40th year in the community. Enter to win gifts from your favorite Vancouver Mall stores and get great swag.


Meet the Vancouver Mall Team! They want YOU to join them on the course on Thursday, August 16th at Camas Meadows Mary Dunn, Leasing Manager Heidi Streen, Sales Coordinator

Hillery Chamberlain, Receptionist Valerie Bardue, Admin Assistant Bree Sanchez, Marketing Director

Chamber Member Businesses Already Signed up to Golf

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Celebrating 40 Years in the Community Vancouver Mall has been part of the greater SW Washington community for almost 41 years. Breaking ground on May 19, 1976 the Vancouver Mall development was commemorated with the planting of a 35 ft oak tree. The tree emphasized the commitment to the Northwest values and the vision of Vancouver Mall. In 1977, phase 1 of construction added three major department stores including Meier & Frank, Nordstrom, and Sears as well as 95,000 sf of specialty stores to the enclosed twolevel mall. In 1979, JCPenney was added as the fourth department store. Followed in 1981 with the additional of an 82,225 sf Mervyns to the North side of the property. In 1993, during a multimillion-dollar renovation the food court was added, featuring 10 uses, and an interior renovation including new paint, lighting upgrades and more. Then in 2011, under Westfield’s ownership, a state of the art Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23 movie theater was added, and another interior renovation took place including carpeting, glass railings, and an expanded Play Town. In December 2015, Vancouver Mall welcomed new property owner Centennial. Currently, Vancouver Mall is SW Washington’s largest shopping center presenting convenient, family-friendly shopping, dining & entertainment with over 140 offerings.


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Retail Sector Event for Merchants & Professional Services This is an opportunity for retail and professional service businesses to unite and discuss issues that impact the way you do business. Elected officials, Chamber staff, support vendors, and your colleagues will gather on August 3rd.

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The Team at Evosus is Your Industries Quarterly Host This dynamic group is expanding and will share information on: • EMV card processing • Reducing chargeback risk • Inside tips on how to get the best card processing rates • Sending receipts by email and text • New and emerging transaction types such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Cryptocurrency

Dan McManus, President & CE Come see the future of retail transactions. Whether you’re a retailer or a service business with a storefront, you will not want to miss this event. Evosus is proud to partner with the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce (GVCC) for an Industries Quarterly event on August 3rd at 5PM at the Vancouver Hilton.

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On Friday, August 3rd from 5-7pm at the Hilton, the GVCC will join with Evosus to host Industries Quarterly - Retail with a special focus on merchants and professional service businesses. Industries Quarterly events are designed to gather one sector together at a time to better understand the challenges they face. Our goal is to provide a venue for deeper connections to lawmakers, government officials, and business leaders to promote, educate, and advance the industry. Upon arrival, guests will receive a color sticker that identifies them as within the designated Industry, Government, Support Entity, or Other. This identifier helps attendees navigate the room to network most effectively. Your $10 attendance fee includes food, drink tickets, and a chance at a $799 value giveaway - a Smart Card terminal by Evosus. If you use a point of sale or inventory system in your business or organization, this event is for you. The Evosus team will be running a demo of Evosus Pro, their new cloud-based point-ofsale system that allows retailers to start ringing up orders in minutes. This modern-day point of sale system is actively being used by businesses

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Evosus will give away a Poynt Smart Card Terminal - a $799 value. They’ll even help you get up and running on it.

U.S. and Canada. Our software helps over 500 businesses streamline their day-to-day business and grow. One of the ways we help them grow is by increasing their retail sales and average order size. There are literally billions of dollars of transactions that flow through our software each and every year! Having achieved this level of success, we are now reaching out to a broader customer base – including specialty retailers, professional

services and service companies with a retail storefront. We are very excited to launch this in coordination with the GVCC. We’ll share information you can use in your business every day including EMV card processing, reducing chargeback risk, how to get the best card processing rates, sending receipts by email and text and new transaction types such as Apple Pay, Google Pay and Cryptocurrency. Come join us! -Dan McManus

across the United States. Features include accessibility from any device with a web browser, a smart card terminal with credit, debit, cash and NFC transactions, the ability to do split/multitender transactions, seasonal licensing which allows businesses to dial up or dial down to save money, digital signatures, email and text receipts for your customers, and finally, real-time sync with QuickBooks Online. Please RSVP for Industries Quarterly - Retail by visiting vancouverusa.com -> events/calendar page. Or click on the slider graphic on the homepage to link directly to the event post. The cost is $10/member and $20/non-member. If you or your industry partners are interested in hosting an Industries Quarterly, please contact Teresa Lawwill, tlawwill@vancouverusa.com for details.


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Are you nearing an anniversary, opening a second location, expanded, revamped, or under new management? These are perfect reasons to have the GVCC “red coat” Ambassador team on location for a ceremonial ribbon cutting event. Contact Barb Holbrook for more info at bholbrook@vancouverusa.com or (360) 567-1093.

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AccuKeep Consulting Inc 915 Broadway, Ste #115 Vancouver, WA 98660 accukeep.org Airefco, Inc 3812 NE 112th Avenue Vancouver, WA 98682 airefco.com Alpha Impressions, Inc. 19300 NE 112th Avenue, Suite 102 Battle Ground, WA 98604 alphaimpressions.net Alzheimer’s Association OR & SW WA Chapter 1650 NW Naito Pkwy, Suite 190 Portland, OR 97209 alz.org/Oregon Assured Exteriors 5411 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661 assuredexteriors.org Bear Country Catering, LLC Kalama, WA 98625 bearcountrycater.com Best Western Inn at the Meadows 1215 N Hayden Meadows Drive Portland, OR 97017 bwportlandhotel.com Bonaventure of Vancouver 9317 NE 86th Street Vancouver, WA 98662 retirementperfected.com Clark County Democrats 10621 NE Coxley Dr #101 Vancouver, WA 98662 clarkcountydems.com

Club Pilates Hazel Dell 7901 NE 6th Ave. Suite 109 Vancouver, Washington 98665 clubpilates.com/location/hazeldell Community Connections Vancouver Vancouver, WA 98660 communityconnectionsllc.org Conright Concepts & Strategies 3802 E McLoughlin Blvd Vancouver, WA 98661 conrightconcepts.com Country Garden Tables 13504 NE 84th St Vancouver, WA 98682 countrygardentables.com Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 12050 N. Center Avenue Portland, OR 97217 crackerbarrel.com De La Torre Wealth Strategies 4601 NE 77th Ave, Suite 120 Vancouver. Washington 98662 delatorrewealthstrategies.com DOGPAW Off-Leash Dog Parks Vancouver, WA 98660 dogpawoffleashparks.org European Wax Center 11909 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suite 100 Vancouver, WA 98684 waxcenter.com/wa-vancouver FISH of Vancouver 906 Harney Street Vancouver, WA 98660 fishvancouver.org Friends of the Children 44 NE Morris St Portland, OR 97212 friendspdx.org

Ginn Group 7223 NE Hazel Dell Ave Vancouver, WA 98665 ginnrealtygroup.com

Northwest Bank 4900 Meadows Rd, Ste 410 Lake Oswego, OR 97035 northwest-bank.com

Gough, Reaves & Staudinger CPAs 12503 SE Mill Plain Blvd Suitte 122 Vancouver, WA 98684 grscpas.com

Pacific NW Federal Credit Union 5411 NE Highway 99 Vancouver, WA 98666 pnwfcu.org

Gourmet Coffee Systems 2312 SE Clatsop St Portland, OR 97202 gcscoffee.com

Sherwin Williams 301 NE 192nd Ave, Ste 210 Camas, WA 98607 sherwin-williams.com Social Leads Strategy Pro Vancouver, WA 98662 socialleadsstrategypro.com

Growler USA 2011 SE 192nd Ave, Ste 100 Camas , WA 98607 growlerusa.com

Three Sixty Coffee Co. 18802 SE 19 St. Vancouver, WA 98683 threesixtycoffee.com

High Brow Social Club 2406 Main Street Vancouver, WA 98660 highbrowsocialclub.com

Tidewater Cove Marina 5811 SE Columbia Way Vancouver, WA 98661 tidewatercovemarina.com

HTMFG 3105-B NE 65th St Vancouver, WA 98683 htmfg.com

Veterans Relief Project 2200 W Main Street Suite 107 #267 Battle Ground,WA 98604 myvrp.org

Hybrid Health 1703 Main Street Ste B Vancouver, WA 98660 hybridhealthchiro.com ilo style house 305 E Mill Plain Blvd Ste. 103 Vancouver, WA 98660 ilostylehouse.com

Vistage CEO Think -Tank Vancouver/Portland 606 117th Ave Vancouver, WA 98683 vistage.com/how-vistage-works/ overview-peer-advisory-group

Integrative Body, Yoga and Massage 800 Franklin St.#200 Vancouver, WA 98660 Integrativebody.me

The Chamber has welcomed 93 new members since January. Phone calls, emails and coffee meetings by our Membership Committee are increasing every month as the number of new members continues to grow. The Committee’s renewed focus on Member engagement means finding out more about each member: their story, their ‘why’ they joined the Chamber, their expectations, and their desired level of involvement.

Amy Tanska, Membership Recruitment Director. Email: atanska@vancouverusa.com

Phone: (360) 567-1089


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UPCOMING EVENTS ON VANCOUVERUSA.COM: 7/10/18 GVCC EVENT Business After Hours @ THE QUARRY

5-7pm $10/members Evening networking at its finest. Join the hundreds of business professionals that attend GVCC BAH events. Food, drinks, prizes, location tours - don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards. 415 SE 177th Avenue. 7/11/18 GVCC EVENT SBAP Workshop: Intro to Business Start-ups @ THE GVCC

9-10:30 am No cost The Chamber’s Small Business Assistance Program counselor will host a workshop on the first steps of the journey to start a business. 7/18/18 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs

@ BEACHES RESTAURANT

Doors @ 7:15 $5/Members The best morning networking in Clark County! Sponsored by At Vancouver Massage. 7/18/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

@ SHERWIN WILLIAMS CAMAS

11am Ceremony

Celebrate the grand opening of the Sherwin Williams in Camas at 301 NE 192nd Ave Suite 210.

7/25/18 GVCC EVENT SBAP Workshop: Mindset of an Entrepreneur

8/3/18 GVCC EVENT Retro Seminar & Info Session

8/9/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting Gold level Event

7/18/18 PARTNER EVENT Networking For Newbies

5:30-6:30pm No cost The Chamber’s Small Business Assistance Program counselor will host a workshop on strategies for an entrepreneur.

7:30am No cost Learn more about the Chamber’s safety incentive program offered by the State Dept of Labor & Industries. You could earn a partial refund on your workers’ comp premiums via our retro program. Three groups: Manufacturing, Medical, Retail/ Professional Services.

Renovation is complete inside, and outside the expanded outdoor dining space will be on display.

@ THE GVCC

9:30am - 11:30am At this DIY Marketing Center workshop, you will learn when and where to network, and how to make a positive first impression. GVCC free access code: newbs 7/19/18 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

@ ILO STYLE HOUSE

4pm ceremony Celebrate the grand opening at 305 E Mill Plain. 7/24/18 GVCC EVENT Women in Leadership Lecture Series

@ THE GVCC

7/26/18 GVCC EVENT Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop @ MACKENZIE Noon - 1pm $15 includes lunch Please join us for this informative workshop on Clearing the Red Zone (how to really reduce stress at work) by Emily Kolberg, certified holistic health coach and founder of Happy Healthy PNW. 8/1/18 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs

@ SHORTY’S NURSERY

Doors @ 3pm, Tea Service @ 4pm This sold out event is Clark County’s premier platform for women in leadership roles to connect and hear from fellow women leaders on their struggles and successes. This series is presented by Mackay Sposito. The event is emceed by Lisa Schauer of Point North & hosted by Lee Rafferty.

upcoming Platinum Ribbon Cuttings

@ BEACHES RESTAURANT

Doors @ 7:15 $5/Members The best morning networking in Clark County! Sponsored by Bleu Door Bakery. 8/1/18 GVCC EVENT Website Work Session @ THE GVCC 10AM - FREE Sit down with GVCC staff and learn how to fully enhance your online presence.

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8/3/18 GVCC EVENT Industries Quarterly Retail sector @ THE HILTON

5-7pm $10/members If you’re in the retail sector, including professional services, this event is for you. Presented by Evosus, this event is designed to be a platform to discuss industry successes, updates, and struggles. 8/7/18 GVCC EVENT Business After Hours @ TIDEWATER COVE MARINA

5-7pm $10/members An opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful views of the Columbia River! This team hosts a great event filled with prizes, great food, and a tented setting directly on the Marina @ 5701 SE Columbia Way.

TUESDAY, JULY 31 @ 4PM

Boulevard Homes NW will celebrate their Grand Opening of their sales office at 2701 NE 114th Avenue.

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8/10/18 BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP AWARDS NOMINATION DEADLINE Award Recipients Honored at the Annual Dinner @ THE HILTON

Go online to access the Business & Leadership Award forms. There are six award categories and nominations are due on August 10th. 8/15/18 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs

@ BEACHES RESTAURANT

Doors @ 7:15 $10 @ The Door The best morning networking in Clark County! Sponsored by the Kiddie Academy. 8/15/18 PARTNER EVENT Next Level Networking @ THE GVCC

9:30am - 11:30am At this DIY Marketing Center workshop you will learn how to introduce yourself to anyone, any-

time and turn those meetings into referrals. GVCC free access code: intro 8/15/18 GVCC EVENT SBAP Workshop: Intro to Business Start-ups @ THE GVCC

5:30-6:30 9m No cost The Chamber’s Small Business Assistance Program counselor will host a workshop on the first steps of a journey to start a business. 8/16/18 GVCC EVENT Women’s Golf Tournament

@ CAMAS MEADOWS

8:30am shotgun start Join the GVCC and Vancouver Mall (presenting sponsor) at the Chamber’s 4th Annual nine-hole Women’s Golf Tournament themed: Sip, Shop, & Swing. 8/23/18 GVCC EVENT Ready, Set, Go! Wellness Workshop @ MACKENZIE Noon - 1pm $15 includes lunch Please join us for this informative workshop on Sitting vs. Standing at your work station by Janell Chandler of Nexus Chiropractic. Lunch provided by Chick-fil-A.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23 @ 4PM

Ginn Group invites the Chamber community to their Grand Opening of their new state-ofthe-art office at 7223 NE Hazel Dell Avenue.

2018 Jul/Aug Vancouver VISION Magazine  

The Summer edition of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Vancouver VISION Magazine. Released bi-monthly, this magazine features upc...

2018 Jul/Aug Vancouver VISION Magazine  

The Summer edition of the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's Vancouver VISION Magazine. Released bi-monthly, this magazine features upc...

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