Sep
19
11:30 am11:30

CREDC Fall Luncheon

  • Terminal One

Please join us Monday, September 19th as we welcome Dr. Gary Gilliland, President and Director of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center!  

An independent, nonprofit research institute based in Seattle, Fred Hutch houses the nation's first and largest cancer prevention research program, as well as the clinical coordinating center of the Women's Health Initiative and the international headquarters of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.  

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Port of Vancouver (Presenting Sponsor)
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn (Event Sponsor)

PROGRAM:
11:00 a.m. - Registration opens
11:30 a.m. - Lunch served
11:45 a.m. - Program begins
1:00 p.m. - Event concludes

LOCATION:
Warehouse '23 Ballroom, 100 Columbia St, Vancouver 98660

REGISTRATION:
$45 Investor Individual Registration
$450 Investor Table Sponsor (table of 10 with reserved seating and acknowledgement at event)
$50 General Admission Individual Registration
$500 General Admission Table Sponsor (table of 10 with reserved seating and acknowledgement at event)

ABOUT FRED HUTCH:
The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is home to three Nobel laureates, interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists seek new and innovative ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening diseases. Fred Hutch's pioneering work in bone marrow transplantation led to the development of immunotherapy, which harnesses the power of the immune system to treat cancer with minimal side effects.

Register Here

Jul
22
1:00 pm13:00

26th Annual CREDC Golf Classic

Join us for CREDC's 26th Annual Golf Classic on Friday, July 22nd at Camas Meadows Golf Course presented by Robertson & Olson Construction. 

All proceeds from the Golf Classic help to fund CREDC's purpose of developing a strong and innovative business environment in Clark County, WA. 

Included in this year's golf tournament will be lunch (meal voucher for sandwich or hot dog redeemable throughout duration of tournament at clubhouse), the 2016 golf awards banquet (including dinner and team/player awards), and of course, drawings for outstanding prizes! Two beverage tickets per player and other refreshments sponsored throughout the course will also be provided.   

Schedule of Events: 
11:00 AM - Sponsor check-in/setup
12:00 PM - Team/player registration
12:45 PM - To carts
1:00 PM - Shotgun start (PLAY GOLF!) 
6:00 PM - Awards banquet (approximate time) 
6:30 PM - Raffle and awards (Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event) 

View sponsorship opportunities here
Register your team here! 

For questions regarding logistics or the full list of golf sponsorship opportunities, please contact Samantha Codi at scodi@credc.org or 360-567-3175. 

NOTE:  Your ticket purchase confirmation will arrive by email from BROWN PAPER TICKETS.

 

Jun
14
5:00 pm17:00

GROW Clark County: Get Social with Woobox

Join us June 14th at Woobox for our summer installment of Grow Clark County!  

Hear from founder George DeCarlo as he shares his insight on how Woobox was able to successfully make the transition from startup to commercialized business right here in Clark County.

Enjoy an evening of high energy networking over beverages and appetizers as we welcome one of downtown Vancouver's preeminent tech companies into their new headquarters at The Hudson, one of the community's newest creative office spaces!   

Space is limited to the first 40 registered attendees for this exclusive event, so make sure to reserve your spot today!

Agenda: 

5:00-5:45 pm: Networking (doors open at 5:00)
5:45-6:30 pm: Presentation by Woobox & discussion
6:30-7:00 pm: Additional networking

About Woobox:

Woobox provides millions of brands with an affordable suite of viral applications to grow and engage their fan base. Their apps include custom page tabs, coupons, contests, sweepstakes, and more that also work on mobile and embedded on customer websites. Woobox innovates features to maximize viral spread of client campaigns across a diverse array of web and social media platforms. 

Founder, George DeCarlo, has not only built a successful local tech enterprise with a global reach, but has been an instrumental driver of the region’s growing entrepreneurial ecosystem. A founder, mentor, and investor, George and Woobox were founding business partners of the Vancouver-Camas Innovation Partnership Zone and actively work to support the growth of success of our homegrown startup companies. In his free time, George doubles as an active member of the Oregon Angel Fund’s Seed Squad working with local startups on their early-stage funding needs.

Register Here

May
12
11:30 am11:30

CREDC National Economic Outlook Luncheon: An Abundance of Risks

  • Vancouver Hilton

We are excited to be partnering with the 50th annual Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference to bring you esteemed keynote speaker Gregory Daco, head of U.S. Macroeconomics with Oxford Economics!  

Join us to welcome Mr. Daco as he shares his forecast on trends to expect from both the U.S. and Canadian economies moving forward ("No Recession, but an Abundance of Risks").  Whether you are planning for future business or simply curious about what big picture economic trends may hold, you won't want to miss these insights! 

11:30-11:45: Networking, lunch is served
11:45: Program begins
1:00: Event ends

REGISTER HERE

*Please note that tickets on this site are for admission to the May 12th luncheon only.  For full PNREC registration information, please see conference website at www.pnrec.org. 

**Sponsorship opportunities are available for the luncheon.  For more information, please contact Samantha Codi at scodi@credc.org or 360-567-3175.

ABOUT OUR KEYNOTE

Gregory Daco is Head of US Macroeconomics at Oxford Economics. He is responsible for producing the US macroeconomic forecast using Oxford Economics proprietary Global Economic Model. Mr. Daco tracks and forecasts high-frequency indicators and oversees the production of US research pieces on consumer markets, housing, business investment, international trade, labor markets, inflation, and fiscal and monetary policy. He is also responsible for presenting the outlook to clients and liaising with the media. 

ABOUT THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGIONAL ECONOMIC CONFERENCE

The Pacific Northwest Regional Economic Conference (PNREC), presented by Columbia Credit Union, is turning 50 and our conference theme ("Fifty Years of Economic Transformation") plays on that number, inviting us all to take a long look back at the amazing and sometimes wrenching economic transformations we've gone through, as well as look ahead to the next 50 years - are we ready?  

Conference panels will include such topics as transportation, energy issues, housing and real estate, minimum wage impacts, and natural resources issues.  For full PNREC information, please see www.pnrec.org.

Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

GROW Clark County Showcase at the VBJ Business Growth Awards

  • Battle Ground Community Center

The Vancouver Business Journal’s annual Business Growth Awards program recognizes start-ups, innovators and growing businesses in Southwest Washington. Join us in celebrating and encouraging business growth in our region. Featuring CREDC's GROW Clark County innovation showcase! CREDC's innovation showcase will feature INFLUX, Hiperware, and WSU Vancouver's T1VR!   

The Awards are open to businesses located in Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties.Fastest growing businesses are recognized in three categories: in business 1 to 5 years, 6 to 10 years and more than 10 years. Additionally, we recognize a start-up business and an innovator of the year. All entries are confidentially reviewed by a panel of experts including members of the Washington State University – Vancouver College of Business Faculty and Staff. Awards are based on fiscal year 2015.

The finalists and winners are profiled in our annual Business Growth edition of the Vancouver Business Journal. Entries are available online by following the links on this page. A business may enter in more than one category except within the Fastest Growing category. The date the business actually started conducting business is used to determine the correct “Fastest Growing” category.

Grow Clark County: The World of Virtual Reality
Feb
9
5:00 pm17:00

Grow Clark County: The World of Virtual Reality

  • Immersive Media

Join us on Tuesday, February 9th at 5:00 p.m. for the first Grow Clark County series of 2016 hosted by Immersive Media! This local virtual reality innovator introduced the very first 360 degree full digital camera system in 2004 and has continued to pioneer the industry since that time. 

As Clark County continues to assert itself as a region for technology innovators, Immersive Media has been on the ground floor driving market disruption across the globe from right here in our backyard. Enjoy an evening of high energy networking over beverages and appetizers, followed by a presentation from Immersive Media on their entry into the virtual reality space. Discover how our community is well positioned to set the standard for this emerging industry!
 

Advanced registration $10

Register Here

Agenda:
5:00-5:45 pm: Networking
5:45-6:30 pm: Presentation by Immersive Media & Discussion
6:30-7:00 pm: Additional Networking

About Immersive Media:
Immersive Media was the driving technology behind Google Street View and developed the world's first viewer for 360˚ content that worked over the web. Immersive went on to host the world's first streaming live concert, utilizing their imLive system, and created the first viewers for iOS and Android. Immersive has continued to provide revolutionary integration with innovative products like the Samsung GearVR and Oculus Rift, our groundbreaking campaigns for clients like Lexus, AMEX, Land Rover, The Black Eyed Peas, ABC News and others.

The Economy Strikes Back: Investor Only Event
Jan
14
5:30 pm17:30

The Economy Strikes Back: Investor Only Event

  • Kiggins Theatre

CREDC investors and public partners: You're invited to our exclusive investor-only annual meeting on January 14th, 2016! 

Come join us at the Kiggins Theatre to enjoy an interactive evening highlighting some of our most exciting activities from 2015 and a preview of our initiatives for the year ahead. Open only to our investors and partners, this event is a great opportunity to network with other key players involved in the organization, thank our outgoing board members and elect the incoming 2016 CREDC Board of Directors. 

Please use your custom code sent to you via email when prompted on the registration page to access tickets.  Additional tckets are $15 and include appetizers and beverages. Questions? Please email Samantha Codi at scodi@credc.org.

 

From Local to Global: How Columbia Sportswear Fuels Growth through Innovation
Nov
18
5:00 pm17:00

From Local to Global: How Columbia Sportswear Fuels Growth through Innovation

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt presents a joint WSUV Business Growth MAP Alliance/CREDC Grow Clark County event in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2015.  Join Clark County business and community and leaders for an interactive evening with one of the region's premier companies.  Hear Tim Boyle share how a culture of innovation has sustained Columbia Sportswear's path to success from humble roots as a small, local, family-owned hat distributorship, to one of the world's most recognized apparel and outdoor brands.

DATE/TIME:

  • Wednesday, November 18th
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m. (program begins at 5:45)

LOCATION:

  • Vancouver Hilton, 301 West 6th Street, Vancouver WA 98660

REGISTRATION:

  • $20 to attend but space is limited

Register HERE!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

  • Presenting sponsor: Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • Grow Clark County sponsors: iQ Credit Union, Jim West Commercial Real Estate, Samantha Codi Digital Marketing, and Trek Global
  • Business Growth MAP Alliance Gold Sponsor: Chase Bank

 

 

 

Q4 Luncheon: The Power of Private-Public Partnerships
Oct
22
11:30 am11:30

Q4 Luncheon: The Power of Private-Public Partnerships

  • Heathman Lodge

Join us October 22nd for our Q4 luncheon, The Power of Private-Public Partnerships (P3), presented by the Port of Vancouver.  We will be joined by a panel of our partners from the Ports of Camas-Washougal, Ridgefield, and Vancouver to explore some of the exciting opportunities and challenges for P3 projects in our community.  Keynote Chris White from Kiewit will share his expertise working on alternative procurement projects, addressing specific challenges and highlighting a successful P3 project case study.    

ABOUT OUR KEYNOTE:

Chris White is Regional General Counsel with Kiewit Corporation, where he is responsible for all legal matters on the West Coast related to Kiewit's Infrastructure business.  Chris has been with Kiewit for over 10 years and has been involved in excess of 20 P3 projects across both the United States and Canada, including the $600M Sea to Sky Highway from Vancouver to Whistler in British Columbia and the $2.6B Port Mann Highway 1 Project, also in Vancouver, BC.  

Prior to joining Kiewit, Chris worked for a boutique construction and insurance defense firm in Vancouver, BC, and before that for a full service mid-size firm in Australia.  Chris hails from Australia and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.  He is currently admitted to the Bars of British Columbia and Washington State,where he currently resides with his wife and two children.

DATE/TIME:

  • Thursday, October 22nd, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION:

  • Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr, Vancouver, WA 98662

REGISTRATION:

  • $45 Investor Individual Registration
  • $450 Investor Table Sponsor (table of 10 with reserved seating and acknowledgement at event)
  • $50 General Admission Individual Registration
  • $500 General Admission Table Sponsor (table of 10 with reserved seating and acknowledgement at event)

REGISTER HERE!

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

  • Presenting Sponsor: Port of Vancouver
  • Event Sponsors: Port of Camas-Washougal, Port of Ridgefield, Trek Global

For questions about sponsorship opportunities or registration for this event, please contact Kimberly Pincheira at kpincheira@credc.org or 360-567-3181

Grow Clark County: The Internet of Things
Sep
22
5:00 pm17:00

Grow Clark County: The Internet of Things

  • Perfect Company

September's Grow Clark County will bring attendees and the Internet of Things (IoT) together for a look into how the marriage of software and hardware can produce unlikely outcomes that can rapidly disrupt and redefine established industry norms.  Focused on device-to-device interactions, IoT is built upon cloud and mobile computing coupled with networks dedicated to gathering and processing data to streamline everything from home to industrial workplace automation.  

At the epicenter of where baking, mixology, technology, and hardware collide, Vancouver's own Perfect Company is at the forefront of the IoT movement in the home.  Join us as they open the doors to their brand new test kitchen and share their experience being a small startup that's quickly growing into an IoT powerhouse.

DATE/TIME:

  • Tuesday, September 22nd 
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.

LOCATION:

  • Hosted by the Perfect Company (formerly Pure Imagination)
  • 705 Main Street, Vancouver WA 98660

REGISTRATION:

  • Just $5 to attend but capacity is limited. 

Register HERE!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

  • iQ Credit Union
  • Jim West Commercial Real Estate
  • Samantha Codi Digital Marketing
25th Annual CREDC Golf Classic Presented by Robertson & Olson
Jul
24
1:00 pm13:00

25th Annual CREDC Golf Classic Presented by Robertson & Olson

  • Camas Meadows Golf Course

Robertson & Olson presents the 25th Annual CREDC Golf Classic:  Growing Clark County on Friday, July 24th!

All proceeds from the Golf Classic help to fund CREDC's purpose of developing a strong and innovative business environment in Clark County, WA.

Included in this year's golf tournament will be lunch (meal voucher for sandwich or hot dog redeemable throughout duration of tournament at clubhouse), the 2015 golf awards banquet (including dinner and team/player awards), and of course, drawings for outstanding prizes!  Two beverage tickets per player and other refreshments sponsored throughout the course will also be provided.   

Schedule of Events:
11:00 AM - Sponsor check-in/setup
12:00 PM - Team/player registration
12:45 PM - To carts
1:00 PM - Shotgun start (PLAY GOLF!)
6:00 PM - Awards banquet (approximate time)
6:30 PM - Raffle and awards (Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the event)

For questions regarding logistics or the full list of golf sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kimberly Pincheira at kpincheira@credc.org or 360-567-3181.

Register at http://credc2015golf.brownpapertickets.com

 

 

Building A Tech Community - SOLD OUT!
Jun
23
5:00 pm17:00

Building A Tech Community - SOLD OUT!

Join us for an evening of high energy business-to-business networking, collaborative discussion, and product demonstrations at one of Vancouver's fastest growing software firms, GarageGames.  June's Grow Clark County program will focus on the critical importance of a strong and cohesive tech cluster, its effect on growing and attracting business, improving livability, and impact on K-16 education.  President and CEO of GarageGames, Eric Preisz, will discuss the ongoing work in Vancouver's downtown to nurture and grow our burgeoning tech community, in addition to showcasing some of GarageGame's most exciting and innovative products and community initiatives.  Before locating to Vancouver, GarageGames was in the heart of the exploding tech community in downtown Las Vegas, a area of the city whose rebirth as a world-renown tech hub was driven by clear strategy and spear-headed by Zappos.com CEO, Tony Hseih.  

Admission is $5.00 per person.  Due to venue size, ticket sales are limited to the first 35 paid attendees.  

Grow Clark County Showcase at the VBJ Business Growth Awards
Apr
22
5:00 pm17:00

Grow Clark County Showcase at the VBJ Business Growth Awards

  • Heathman Lodge

Join us, April 22nd from 5-8pm at the Heathman Lodge for the launch of Grow Clark County!  Kicking off with the Vancouver Business Journal Business Growth Awards, Grow Clark County will be hosting 6 of our fastest growing and most pioneering startups.  Showcasing products and business strategy, these rapidly emerging companies will be eligible for a $1000 prize awarded by votes from attendees based on originality of concept and product.  Be sure to get your tickets today and look for the Grow Clark County startup showcase!   

CREDC is also proud to be working with many of this year's Business Growth Award nominees, including all four Innovator of the Year finalists!  All of the businesses nominated this year highlight the pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit that is alive and well in our community!

Congratulations to all of this year's Business Growth Award finalists:

Announcing the 2015 Business Growth Awards finalists 

Read more about Grow Clark County:

Grow Clark County to replace PubTalk

CREDC developing new business networking series

 

Mar
26
11:30 am11:30

Q1 Luncheon Featuring Game Changers: Video Games as Innovation

  • Vancouver Hilton

Register HERE

Don't miss this event, as we explore how video games and digital technology have influenced innovation across sectors and how they are likely to impact the future of Clark County.  

The program will include a live demo of virtual reality environments, hands-on access to the Game Changers exhibit, and keynote Will Lewis!   

The event caps off a month-long Nouspace Gallery & Media Lounge exhibit of influential video games that have changed cultural views and behaviors as well as impacted business, education, health, and communication.    

Co-sponsored by Washington State University Vancouver (WSUV), the Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, the Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC), the Innovation Partnership Zone, and GarageGames, the Game Changers exhibit explores some of the most salient technological innovations that have occurred in the 40-year development of video games, starting with the first commercially successful game, Pong, to the emergence of 3-D game environments like Oculus Rift.  

For more information about the exhibit and other Game Changers events, visit the website at http://dtc-wsuv.org/gamechangers.

Meet our keynote:

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Will Lewis is a game developer and community organizer for game-related groups in the Greater Portland region. In April of 2011, he founded the Portland Indie Game Squad, bringing together game developers to provide events, resources, and professional opportunities. He is also a co-founder and co-director of Pixel Arts Game Education, providing games learning, positive peer and adult mentorship, and technology access opportunities to underserved and underrepresented youth. His current game development project explores HR and manager training in the workplace in association with Portland company Happy Brain Science. 

PubTalk ™: The Continuum of Funding
Oct
21
5:00 pm17:00

PubTalk ™: The Continuum of Funding

  • Artillery Barracks at Fort Vancouver

The Continuum of Funding: The Right Investment at the Right Time

October’s PubTalk ™ program will include presentations from CEO Eric Preisz of Vancouver’s newly relocated, Garage Games, in addition CEO, Martha Howe, and President, Ryan Jarvis,of ShopBox, one of Vancouver’s budding tech start-ups.  The evening will include moderation by one of the Portland-metro area’s most active tech Angel Investors, focusing on finding the right investors while coordinating the strategy and timing of outside funding to take your start-up to a successful and sustainable enterprise.

Join us to to learn more about two of Vancouver’s most exciting tech companies, hear about their successes and failures in start-up funding, and how diverse funding strategies can mean the difference between boom or bust!

Register Here

What is Clark County PubTalk ™?

PubTalk ™ is a high-energy networking event connecting entrepreneurs, investors, and other business professionals to foster innovation in SW WA. CREDC organizes five events each year that consistently draw over 120 attendees from Seattle to Salem. PubTalk ™ aims to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We share advice from subject matter experts, stories from serial entrepreneurs, and feature business pitches from local entrepreneurs.