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Kim Capeloto of Riverview Community Bank will be our Ref on Thursday, April 28th at our “Edge Out The Competition: Digital Technology Luncheon” event. The Blazers, Timbers and Hops will have a panel discussion about leveraging digital technologies to dominate the marketing game!

pg 8 & 9 SPRING WORKSHOPS

The GVCC’s Spring [Engagement] Workshop Series is launching on March 1st! Lunch is provided with your $10 registration fee by Simply Thyme Catering. All workshops are on Tue or Thurs at noon at the GVCC.

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View the GVCC’s Ribbon Cutting Gallery and see all the grand openings, expansions and anniversaries taking place in your local community! Pictured: Purre Barre Event.

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INTERIM CEO/PRESIDENT: John McDonagh CHAIRMAN: Eric Olmsted

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Board of directors Chair: Eric Olmsted, On Line Support, Inc. Chair Elect: Ben Hoskins, 1-800-GOT-JUNK

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) of the Vancouver VISION Magazine for January of 2016. Vancouver VISION Magazine is published six times per year by the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Annual subscription price: $25. Publisher: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce; Editor: Chandra Chase, Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100, Vancouver, Clark County, WA 98660-3319. Owner: Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, 1101 Broadway, Suite 100, Vancouver, Clark County, WA 98660-3319. Known bondholders, mortgagees, and other security holders owning or holding 1 percent or more of the total amount of bonds, mortgages, or other securities: None. The purpose, function, and nonprofit status of this organization and the exempt status for federal income tax purposes have not changed during the preceding 12 months. The extent and nature of circulation is Greater Vancouver Chamber of commerce members and local businesses. The average number of copies of each issue during the preceding 12 months are: 1400 a. Total Number of Copies Printed: 1400. b. Paid and/or Requested Circulation: (1) Mailed OutsideCounty Paid Subscriptions States on PS Form 3541: 26; (2) Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: 483; (3) Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carrier, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS: none; Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS: None. c. Total Paid Distribution: 990. d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: (1) Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (2) Free or Nominal Rate In-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (3) Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS: None; (4) Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail: 350. e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: 350. f. Total Distribution: 1400. g. Copies not Distributed: 50. h. Total: 1400. Percent Paid: 77.5. The actual number of copies of a single issue published nearest to the filing date (January 2014) are: a. Total Number of Copies Printed: 1400. b. Paid and/or Requested Circulation: (1) Mailed Outside-County Paid Subscriptions States on PS Form 3541: 43; (2) Mailed In-County Paid Subscriptions Stated on PS Form 3541: 805; (3) Paid Distribution Outside the Mails Including Sales Through Dealers and Carrier, Street Vendors, Counter Sales, and Other Paid Distribution Outside USPS: None; Paid Distribution by Other Classes of Mail Through the USPS: None. c. Total Paid Distribution: 990. d. Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: (1) Free or Nominal Rate Outside-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (2) Free or Nominal Rate In-County Copies includes on PS Form 3541: None; (3) Free or Nominal Rate Copies Mailed at Other Classes Through the USPS: None; (4) Free or Nominal Rate Distribution Outside the Mail: 322. e. Total Free or Nominal Rate Distribution: 322. f. Total Distribution: 1,170. g. Copies not Distributed: 30. h. Total: 1,200. Percent Paid: 72.5. I certify that this statement of ownership is correct and complete. Chandra Chase • Vancouver VISION Magazine Editor, Communications Director.

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Winston Asai, Columbia Machine Ben Bagherpour, SEH America Carol Bua, City of Vancouver Jody Campbell, The Columbian Todd Coleman, Port of Vancouver Tamara Fuller, Colliers International Bryce Helgerson, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Amy O’Hara, When the Shoe Fits Don Russo, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Tim Schauer, MacKay Sposito Rhona Sen Hoss Kristy Weaver, Pacific Continental Bank Dr. Steve Webb, Vancouver School District Jeff Woodside, Nutter Corporation

Staff John McDonagh, Interim President/CEO 360-567-1050 jmcdonagh@vancouverusa.com Erika Laws, Marketing & Events Director 360-567-1093 elaws@vancouverusa.com Matt Hoffstetter, Membership Services Director 360-567-1058 mhoffstetter@vancouverusa.com Sharon Batten, Finance 360-567-1080 sbatten@vancouverusa.com

Chandra Chase, Programs and Communications Director 360-567-1056 cchase@vancouverusa.com Teresa Lawwill, Fund Development and Community Relations Director 360-567-1090 tlawwill@vancouverusa.com Jeannet Santiago, SBAP & PTAC Business Counselor 360-567-1051 jsantiago@vancouverusa.com  Jeremy Riley, PTAC Business Counselor jriley@vancouverusa.com

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Gordon Oliver, the Business Editor of the Columbian Newspaper presenting at the Fall 2015 Workshop Series in Conference Room A at the Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

Ch a mbe r P ro vi de s Lunc h and Le a rn P ro g ra m m i n g Last fall the GVCC launched a new September Workshop Series in 2015. Upon much success, this will become a twice annual program held in September and March of each year. Two video production members of the Chamber (Casey Evans Media and KidGiant) produced videos of three workshops from the fall session: Apps 101 for Business, Legal Pitfalls for Small Business and Crowdfunding. These are availble online for free at vancouverusa.com -> Business Resources -> Onilne Learning.

EIGHT WORKSHOPS IN MARCH Tuesdays & Thursdays in March All Workshops start at Noon $10/Member $20/Non-Member RSVP Online: vancouverusa.com LIMIT 20 PER WORKSHOP LUNCH PROVIDED BY: Simply Thyme Catering SPONSORED BY:

NEW: The team at Simply Thyme Catering has teamed up with the Chamber to provide lunches at the Spring 2016 [Engagement] Workshop Series. Please RVSP in advance online and let us know if you have any special dietary needs.

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The SBAC is chaired by Ben Hoskins of 1-800-Got-Junk & You Move Me and consists of 27 business representatives and owners from the GVCC Membership. A portion of the SBAC’s duties are to analyze and contrib-

ute to GVCC programming which impacts small business. Through a brainstorming session a number of the workshops you see listed in the Spring 2016 [Engagement] Workshop Series were added and/ or altered. The SBAC is a place for feedback and ideas. The meetings focus on four elements: 1.) Updates from community support groups 2.) Overview of the Chamber’s Small Business Assistance

Program 3.) Business education and resource opportunities and finally, 4.) GVCC programming brainstorming sessions. It is important that the Chamber listens and checks-in with its members on a regular basis. If you have interest in joining the SBAC as a committee member please email Chandra Chase, the GVCC’s Programs & Communications Director at cchase@vancouverusa.com.


Class List: Four Weeks of Workshops, Beginning on March 1st Week #1 Tuesday, March 1st 2016 Top Community Events for Your Business to Participate By: Stacey Donovan of the City of Vancouver. Featuring Fort Vancouver and the Senior Expo! Thursday, March 3rd 2016 Maximize Your Presence at Events by the DIY Marketing Center By Ronnie Noize of DIY Marketing Center

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Week #4 Tuesday, March 22nd 2016 Top Digital Platforms to Engage Your Customers By Alan Hwang of ACH Marketing

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n Thursday, April 28th the business community will get a unique chance to hear from our sport’s teams marketing professional on how they are leveraging digital technologies to interact with the community. The Blazers, Timber’s and Hop’s will lend their marketing gurus to join us for a panel discussion at the “Digital Technology Luncheon” event: Edge out The Competition. RSVP online at vancouverusa.com the cost is $50/ticket. Inquire about MVP or VIP Status!

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We’ll kick things off with a “Warm-Up” by Dr. Dene Grigar of the Creative Media and Digital Culture program at Washington State University- Vancouver on “What is Next for Business?” The luncheon is sponsored by Riverview Community Bank and Kim Capeloto will be our panel referee! Come early to walk the digital technology expo (open from 9am-5pm) with exhibitors in the following zones: online presence, mobile, business software solutions, and IT Support. Kim Capeloto of Riverview Community Bank, our event Ref! Photo by Kate Singh of Aevum Images.

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NEWS Four-Way Test Should be Applied in Olympia In January a group of Chamber representatives, including myself, went to Olympia to speak with Legislators and advocate for businesses in Clark County. This time of year the Capital By Eric Olmsted is bustling with acOn Line Support GVCC Chairman of tivity. Each of the Legislators we were the Board able to talk to, either in a scheduled meeting or walking with them between buildings, reminded us that “this is a short session”. I took this to mean there may not be enough time in the session to work through all the issues at hand, and it reminded me how long and polarizing the Legislative session was last year. If the work that needs to be done this year is going to be finished in a short session, everyone needs to work together. In the early 1930s Rotarian Herbert Taylor faced this problem in his business. To solve the problem he created the Four-Way test that has been adopted by Rotary International. If our law makers would like to get more done and have less conflict they may want to memorize, and put into practice, the Rotary Four-Way Test. Of all the things we think, say or do… Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned? Pretty simple, yet so powerful. Ladies and Gentleman of the Washington State Legislature, roll up those sleeves, recite the Four-Way Test, and show us just how much you can get done by working together. I have faith in you.

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Governor Jay Inslee at the AWB Breakfast on Chamber Day in Olympia. Photo by John McDonagh GVCC CEO.

Gov. Inslee Shares SW WA Priorities at Invite-Only Breakfast Thanks to the folks at the Association of Washington Business (AWB) our annual trek to Olympia this year included a half day of business related panel discussions followed by an afternoon of visits with a few of our legislative contingent. Among the topics discussed in the morning were employee/employer related issues such as predictive scheduling, family leave and minimum wage; carbon emissions; and the post-recession economics of the two regions (east & west) of our state. Members from across the state made up the panelists and gave solid perspectives on the issues. Of particular interest was the discussion around how the state is and should be addressing human resources related issues. A variety of bills are in play but given the challenges of the short session and the partisan nature of the two chambers at this point little progress is expected. Unfortunately, if there is no action, especially on the topic of a minimum wage increase there is likely to be an initiative on the fall ballot with the potential to be far more aggressive in nature. At least one business organization along with AWB has presented support for a phased in approach to increasing the minimum wage including a ‘teen/training’ rate.

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Learning what companies are doing to address carbon emissions already, without new rules or legBy John islation, was not McDonagh only interesting GVCC CEO but I think demonstrates that when business understands the goal we’re both able and willing to make the necessary changes. The morning following Hill Day a crosssection of business and education leaders from Clark County were invited to breakfast with Governor Inslee at the Governor’s residence. The breakfast meeting provided the Governor a more intimate opportunity to engage the community. It gave those of us in attendance the chance to not only hear from the Governor but also to directly share with the Governor the issues most important to us. The Governor opened by sharing what he believes are the top priorities in the state which include the I 5 corridor, controlling carbon emissions, funding education and addressing affordable housing around the state. A few topics discussed, in addition to the Governor’s, offered by the Clark County contingent Continued on Page 11 -->


included an update of the growth management statutes; assistance with at grade rail crossings; and the need for a new I 5 Crossing at the Columbia River. Briefly, Governor Inslee is convinced that the new rules being developed on carbon emissions will not cost the state jobs or employers. He leans heavily on 40 jurisdictions around the country, from California to the 8 northeast states, where similar restrictions have been in place for up to 10 years, claiming their economies have “flourished.” On the issue of the I 5 corridor and the Crossing, the Governor believes the corridor to be a priority for the state. To that end, the community here needs to find agreement on what we will support at which time he is willing to bring his influence to the table and help make it happen. Education and the funding driven by the McCleary decision he sees at a legislative stonewall with a focus on the 2018 deadline and little happening before then. The Governor sees dealing with a minimum wage increase as a key component of addressing the affordable housing issue. Without that, he told us he doesn’t believe there are any sustainable solutions.

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Tidbits Save the Dates - Top Spring Events in Southwest Washington

By Erika Laws GVCC Marketing and Events Director

As the GVCC’s Marketing and Events Director, I can tell you that this spring is loaded with quality events happening in our community. Here are my top five picks - plus one bonus pick for your to sync with your personal calendars:

1.) GVCC’s “Business After Hours” event on Tuesday, March 8th Sponsored and held at The Quarry from 5-7pm. $10/Member, $20/Non-Member. The theme is “Dress Green For a Cause” as we’ll raise some raffle funds for St. Baldrick’s Foundation that helps research cures for childhood cancers. Food by the Quarry Executive Chefs. Entertainment: Pool, shuffle board & black jack.

lege on March 9th. The Iris Awards are a continuation of a tradition that began in 1985 to celebrate the lasting and far-reaching contributions of women in Southwest Washington. Three outstanding women will be honored at the 2016 Iris Awards for their commitment to improving the lives of others in our community. Tickets are $35/person or $250 for a Table. Finally, watch out for the new “Lucky Shamrock” event hosted by the Rock Solid Teen Center on Saturday, March 12th 2016. The festivities will kick off at 5pm at the Battle Ground Community Center. Expect to be entertained, well fed and inspired by stories of success in our community. Tickets are $50, more info by calling Eddie Allen at (360) 921-2908.

2.) Spring [Engagement] Workshop Series Tuesdays and Thursdays in March Sponsored by The Columbian. Lunch provided by Simply Thyme Catering. $10/Workshop for Members, $20/Nonmembers.

STEM Network Will Present the Demonstration Stage at Tech Expo Event The team at the STEM Network has become the Chamber’s sponsor of the By Teresa Lawwill Demonstration Stage for GVCC Fund the Digital Technology Development & Expo event on Thursday, Community April 28th at the Hilton. Relations Director STEM is a perfect partner

and will tap the talented pool of creative minds across Vancouver, Evergreen and Camas School Districts; as well as their business partners who have worked with students in the STEM fields. The Demonstration Stage of the Digital Technology Expo is available to businesses and individuals who want to showcase business related technologies or innovation. There is an application online at vancouverusa.com ->Digital Technology Expo -> Demonstration Stage!

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3.) GVCC’s “Business After Hours” event on Tuesday, April 12th Sponsored by Pacific Continental Bank! 4.) We’re teaming up with BIG and the BIA to co-host the 2016 Legislative Review Luncheon on Wednesday, April 13th at the Heathman Lodge. $55/ticket, RSVP online. 5.) The GVCC will host the April “WIN” (Women in Networking) event at the Chamber offices! 4:30-7pm, donation of $5 asked at the door. Plus, keep your eyes on the Iris Awards which will honor Southwest Washington’s women of distinction at Clark Col-

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2016 GVCC Golf Tournament Theme! On Thursday, June 9th the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will take over at Lewis River Golf Course for the 14th Annual “Golf Tournament,” sponsored by Columbia State Bank. Remarkably, this will be the 14th year that Columbia Bank (formerly known as West Coast Bank) will be the presenting sponsor. This long standing partnership speaks volumes for the quality of GVCC event sponsorships! The 2016 theme: Lights, Camera Action will provide many great opportunities for sponsors and golfer’s alike. As a sponsor you can decorate your hole like a famous hollywood movie, red carpet movie premier party, concession stands, paparazzi, glitz and glam; the themes are limitless! HURRY and reserve your tee now to promote your business - we do not duplicate tee displays! If you want to play golf, do not hesitate to sign up! We encourage you to sign up early, so you don’t miss out on the fun and connections you’ll make on the greens!

The Chamber takes the “business of golf” very seriously and we’ve built our tournament up to be the best in Southwest Washington. We offer engagement at every hole, a great after-game lunch and awards ceremony, a Nike Tent, putting contests and so much more. If you don’t have a team, don’t worry, we take single registrations and build a team of four to hit the course. Playing as a single or joining an existing team that is down a member is a great way to build incredibly strong relationships in a day. On event day we’ll start things off at the registration table at 7am with breakfast! At 8:15 am our sponsors and CEO will say a few words and our shotgun start will begin at 8:30am. The goal is to get you through the course in about 5.5 hours and back to a sprawling lunch at about 2pm. Then, a quick awards ceremony at 3:30pm to wrap up the day.

Photo by Tara Thackeray Photography location: Kiggins theatre


Columbia Bank is the Presenting Sponsor, 14 Years in a Row Columbia Bank is known for a lot of reasons: 1.) They give out cigars on the course. 2.) They are the Presenting sponsor 3.) They bring a great team to the tournament! This team has brought home the win for Columbia Bank in the GVCC’s Golf Tournament two times... In 2011 & 2012 and they hope to do so again!

REMEMBER: Movie star costume contest at the GOlf Luncheon

Columbian Bank Golfers, front then left to right:

Superman Michele

Freeman, Vice President and Branch Manager, Columbia Bank. She’s either golfed or worked at sponsored holes for Columbia Bank for the past 14 years!

Marilyn Tyson

Campbell General Manager of Integra Supply. Tyson joined the team five years ago and immediately impressed his teammates when he revealed his PGA experience, including the Fred Meyer Challenge.

Vader

Amy

Davis, Vice President and Retail Relationship Officer, Columbia Bank. We’ll call her the team captain. She’s been organizing the team for over twelve years. Little known fact: She was once run over by a golf cart, then got up to finish the tournament!

Elsa

Larry

Kingsella of DESI Telephone Labels, Inc. has played with the Columbia Bank team for 10 years. He’s an experienced golfer and has played Pebble Beach.


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Popular

Sponsorship

At the 14th Annual GVCC Golf Tournament, your Chamber is focused on creating a thriving event, where promoting your business will gain you lasting effects. Members of the local business community will be building relationships, expanding their spheres of influence, and developing avenues for doing business. This event is well known as the best business golf tournament in Southwest Washington. A number of influential sponsorship levels are available starting at $5,000 ranging all the way to a $50 raffle prize.

14th ANNUAL

Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce

at Lewis River Golf Course

JUNE 9

Presenting Sponsor:

Sponsorship Opportunities: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Presenting Sponsor and Golf Carts SOLD Course Sponsor Awards Lunch Sponsor Supporting Sponsor Flag Sponsor SOLD Tee Display Sponsors (18) SELLING Hole-in-One Sponsor, plus hole-in-one insurance SOLD Photography Sponsor Beverage Cart Putting Contest SOLD Continental Breakfast Sponsor Tee Bag Sponsor Golf Ball Sponsor, plus 150 sleeves of 3 balls with your logo Towel or Hat Sponsor Golf Cart Signs SOLD Mulligan Sponsor, plus tickets with logo Buy Jordan’s Drive Sponsor, plus tickets w/ logo KP Contest Prizes Long Drive Prizes Team Prizes, 8 items per sponsor

To Play Contact Erika Laws, GVCC Marketing &

Events Director at (360) 567-1089 or by email at elaws@vancouverusa.com.

Tee-Display Sneak Peek:

To SPONSOR Contact Teresa Lawwill, GVCC Fund Development and Community Relations Director at (360) 567-1090 or by email at tlawwill@vancouverusa.com.


A look back at the 2015 Golf tournament event!

Our sponsors, the Columbia Bank Golf Team: Larry Kingsella, Amy Davis, Tyson Campbell, and Michele Freeman at the 2015 event!

2015 golf tournament photos by Grant Mott Photography and gvcc staff


CELEBRATE

2.

Grand opening!

Postal Connections @ 7720 NE Hwy 99 Suite D. Celebrating the Grand Opening of new family owned and operated business!

GVCC RIBBON CUTTINGS with the Ambassador team

A Cut Above @ 5555 E Evergreen Blvd. Celebrating 5 years in business!

One Year Anniversary

McKinley Irvin Family Law Firm @ 1111 Main St Suite #300 Grand Opening!

Working Women’s Apparel @ 10303 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. Celebrating their one year anniversary

18 March /April 2016 Edition

Pure Barre Vancouver @ 2410 Columbia House Blvd # 101. One year anniversary!

Grand opening!

Expansion and rebranding of MRM law group to the new Navigate Law Group!

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New Location!

Block Advisors @ 10303 NE Fourth Plain Blvd. Grand Opening of beautiful new office location and rebranding former name of H & R Block to Block Advisors.

Grand opening!

Candlewood Suites Vancouver @ 2010 SE 192nd Ave. Grand Opening of this beautiful new hotel.

PRINTING

New Location!

Windermere Stellar Vancouver Metro @ 210 E 13th Street Suite 100. Grand opening of their new office!


VANCOUVER

VISION 1101 Broadway, Suite 100 - Vancouver, WA 98660 USA

Periodical US Postage Paid Vancouver, WA

Magazine

Upcoming Events Calendar: 3/1/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM

profit Board to Be Community Spokespeople. Lunch by Simply Thyme Catering. Sponsored by The Columbian.

Top Events for Businesses to Engage with the Community. Lunch by Simply Thyme Catering. Sponsored by The Columbian.

3/8/16 GVCC EVENT Business After Hours

3/2/16 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs

5-7PM

BEACHES RESTAURANT

7:30AM-9AM

The best morning networking in Clark County! $5 members, free if you bring a nonmember guest. Sponsored by Northwest Personal Training.

3/3/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM

Maximize Your Presence at Events. Lunch by Simply Thyme Catering. Sponsored by The Columbian.

3/8/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM Empower your Non-

Sponsored by: The Quarry

The best evening networking in Vancouver! Bring plenty of business cards! $10/member, please RSVP online.

3/9/16 Partner EVENT The Iris Awards @ Clark College

5:30-7:30pm

Presented by Clark College, VBJ and GVCC. Southwest Washington’s Women of Distinction. $35/Ticket.

3/10/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM

Tips from 20 years of Nonprofit Engagement. Lunch by Simply Thyme Catering. Sponsored by The Columbian.

3/10/16 GVCC EVENT

Ribbon Cutting Worksource Vancouver

3PM

Celebrating with our ambassadors! 204 SE Stonemill Drive Suite 215. Vancouver WA 98684.

3/11/16 Partner EVENT The Business Networking Workshop @ The GVCC

9:30-11AM

Presented by DIY Marketing Center. $10/Free for GVCC members.

3/15/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM

Improve Internal Communications, Attached to Bottom Line. Lunch by Simply Thyme Catering. Sponsored by The Columbian.

3/16/16 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs BEACHES RESTAURANT

7:30AM-9AM

The best morning networking in Clark County! $5 members, free if you bring a nonmember guest.

Sponsored by Backstage/Lani Grass

ing. Sponsored by The Columbian.

ALASKa USA Federal Credit Union

3/16/16 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

3/24/16 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

Two new locations! 14300 NE 20th Avenue Vancouver WA 98686.

The Magic of Craig Martin

Yogilachi Fitness studio

Stay after Leads and Needs for this remote ribbon cutting!

Ribbon Cutting of a new GVCC Member!

9AM

3/17/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM

Understanding Your Customer’s Perspective for Deeper Engagement. Lunch by Simply Thyme Catering. Sponsored by The Columbian.

3/22/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM

Using Digital Media to Engage Customers. Lunch by Simply Thyme Catering. Sponsored by The Columbian.

3/24/16 GVCC EVENT GVCC Spring Workshop Series 12-1PM Your Professional Image! Lunch by Simply Thyme Cater-

4:30PM

3/31/16 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

Human Services Council

12:30PM

Join the GVCC Red Coats and celebrate at 120 NE Suite 215 Vancouver WA 98684.

10AM

4/6/16 GVCC EVENT SW Washington Leads and Needs BEACHES RESTAURANT

7:30AM-9AM

The best morning networking in Clark County! Sponsored by Community Mediation Services.

3/31/16 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

4/8/16 Partner EVENT Advanced Networking Strategies

4PM

9:30-11AM

Carter park Dental

Join the GVCC Red Coats and celebrate at 3011 Columbia Street Vancouver WA 98660.

4/1/16 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

FIRE SAFE Indoor Shooting range

9AM

It’s a Grand Opening! 4857 NW Lake Road, Camas WA 98607.

4/1/16 GVCC EVENT Ribbon Cutting

GVCC

Presented by DIY Marketing Center.

4/12/16 GVCC EVENT Business After Hours

Sponsored by: Pacific Continental bank

5-7PM

The best evening networking in Vancouver! Bring plenty of business cards! $10/member, please RSVP online.

GVCC 2016 March/April Vancouver VISION Magazine  

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's bi-monthly magazine featuring Columbia Bank as the 14th Annual Golf Tournament Presenting Sponso...

GVCC 2016 March/April Vancouver VISION Magazine  

The Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce's bi-monthly magazine featuring Columbia Bank as the 14th Annual Golf Tournament Presenting Sponso...

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