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    Today: 10/25 Halloween Fiesta Business After Hours Event

    Please join us at 5pm tonight at Who Song & Larry's for business networking, a cocktail tasting bar, prizes, and delicious food. Their team will bring the Halloween Fiesta theme to life with sugar skulls, costumes and more! RSVP.

     
     
     

    $500 Small Business Grant Contest Near Launch, Attend 11/4 Workshop on Small Business Saturday Program

    If you are a member with 15 full time employees or less, please join our Small Business Saturday Program that includes a $500 Small Business Grant social media contest, presented by Columbia Credit Union. One GVCC member will win a business grant! Stephanie Lynn of Sweet Spot Skirts will host a program workshop on Thursday, November 4th at 10am. No cost to attend the workshop or to participate in the program. This is a benefit of membership!

     

    Do not miss this opportunity to promote your business for the entire month of November with a complimentary DIY collateral package and no-cost marketing materials. Email Chandra Chase to enroll!

     
     
     
     

    Final Week of the Membership Drive

    October is the GVCC's Membership Drive Month. Members have been referring leads for a chance at prizes and the title of "Chamber Champion!" Email Erika Laws with membership referrals.

     
     
    Chamber Staff Named as "Accomplished and Under 40"

    Chandra Chase, the Programs and Communications Director of the GVCC has been named onto the VBJ's Annual "Accomplished and Under 40" list. To attend the AU40 luncheon on November 1st, please RSVP.

     
     

    Three State Agencies Need Your Input

    The State of Washington is looking for business input. Please take their survey. The goal is to raise awareness among Washington State business owners about fraud and how to report it.

     
     
    Lucky Number Seven

    Teresa Lawwill, the Chamber's Community Partnerships Director is celebrating seven years as an employee with the GVCC. Thank you Teresa!

     
     
           
     
     
     
     
         
     
     
    If you wish not to receive further updates. Email cchase@vancouverusa.com.
     
    Member Announcements:

     

    October 26th 2016

    Deadline for RFP for "The Messenger" Newspaper from the City of Vancouver.

     

    Business Plan Basics by Score from 9am to noon. This SCORE Workshop is designed principally for entrepreneurs and small business owners wishing to gain a better understanding of how to prepare an effective Business Plan to advance their business goals.

     

    Free Commercial Property 101 Workshop by Jim West of Coldwell Banker Commercial. 4:30-6:30pm at 300 W. 15th Street. RSVP.

     

    Leadership Clark County's Outstanding Alumni Award and Community Leader Awards event. $20 tickets, please RSVP.

     

    October 28th 2016

    Evergreen Public Schools is hosting an Honored Citizens Tour at HeLa High School. This high school was opened in 2013 and serves 500 students. Meet at Cascadia Tech Academy. Email Kathryn to RSVP.

     

    Vancouver Public Schools Patron Tour: Martin Luther King Jr. and Lake Shore elementary schools. Led by Superintendent Steve Webb. RSVP. Visitors will tour a Family-Community Resource Center, preschool class taught by 2017 Regional Teacher of the Year Kendra Yamamoto, special education classroom and college-readiness and math-intervention programs.

     

    November 4th 2016

    Veterans Pathway to Business Resources Class. The SBA will be showcasing various small business resources available to Veteran entrepreneurs.

     

    November 12th 2016

    The 18th Annual African Day Business Forum and Celebration Dinner in Seattle. Website.

     

     

    Share is in the final days of their "Seats and Feets" drive. Please donate athletic style socks and new underwear in all sizes (adult male is the most requested). Donate to the Share Fromhold Service Center M-f 9-5p. No time to shop? make an online donation.

     

    Lifeline Connections has selected Armando Herrera to receive the 2016 John Cox Award of Excellence and Olivia Resnick to receive the 2016 Community Partner Award.

     

    Laura Hall of Hall Mediation Services is announcing a new offering: Business Services!

     

    Jacobus CarStar is celebrating 40 years in business (1976-2016). They are family owned and operated!

     

    McKinley Irvin announced attorney Samuel R. Collin has joined the firm’s Vancouver office.

     

    Sunrise Bagels is now offering DINNER!

     

     

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