Business briefs for Sept. 7, 2010

Brian Baird to host small business meeting Thursday

A meeting for small businesses will aim to clarify the changes in the federal law that are a result of “The Affordable Care Act” recently enacted by Congress.

Third District U.S. Representative Brian Baird will host the meeting Thursday, at 4 p.m., on the second floor of Gaiser Hall, at Clark College, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver.

The Affordable Care Act will provide benefits to small business owners through tax credits and exemptions. The goal of the meeting will be to provide information for small businesses so they can make decisions regarding the new law.

Representatives from U.S. Health and Human Services and the Internal Revenue Service will be at the meeting, to answer questions. RSVPs are required, due to limited space.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Kelly Love at 695-6292 or

Women in Networking NW to meet Wednesday

Setting goals and getting organized will be among the issues addressed at the next Women in Networking NW event.

Barbara Hilkey, of Coaching by Barbara, and Christyna Hengstler, with The Pathway Coach, LLC, will talk about making fall resolutions Wednesday, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Cameo Cafe, 7703 N.E. 72nd Ave., Vancouver. There is no cost to attend, and light appetizers will be provided. There will also be gift certificate drawings.

More than 300 female business representatives from throughout the area attended the April WIN meeting at the Fairgate Inn, in Camas. For more information or to RSVP, contact WIN Coordinator Cindy Johnson, at 448.6018 or

Roots Restaurant to host 100 mile dinner

Foods produced within a 100-mile radius of Camas will be featured in a dinner at Roots Restaurant and Bar.

The meal, which will be served Saturday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m., will include Sally Jackson goat cheese souffle with black pepper, Flamingo Ridge Farms roasted tomato soup with corn relish and cured salmon with local hazelnuts and mashed dill sauce. There will also be chanterelle mushroom lasagna with house made ricotta, Carlton Farms suckling pig with Polar Farms corn pudding and Pink Lady apple tart tatin with honey ice cream. The cost will be $45 per person.

Roots Restaurant and Bar is located at 19215 S.E. 34th St., Camas. For more information or to make reservations, call 260-3001 or visit

ECFR employee earns finance award

A Washougal resident recently received the “Professional Finance Officer” award for 2010 from the Washington Finance Officer’s Association.

Tamara Dinius, finance and human resources officer for East County Fire and Rescue, was given the annual honor, which recognizes the achievements of professional service and ongoing continuing education and training.

The WFOA is a professional association of finance officers from towns, cities, counties, the state and other governmental units within Washington.