Business briefs for Sept. 2, 2014

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Women in Networking to hold an ‘End of Summer Patio Party’

RSVPs are due by Friday

The owner of Life Success Development will be the spotlight speaker at the next meeting of Women in Networking Northwest.

Natasha Rezhenkov, of east Vancouver, will talk about going the extra mile. She is a licensed and certified life and business coach.

The WIN “End of Summer Patio Party” will be held Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., at Cameo Cafe, 7703 N.E. 72nd Ave. (near Club Green Meadows), Vancouver.

Complimentary appetizers will be provided by the cafe. Adult beverages will be available for purchase.

A $5 cash donation, to WIN, at check-in is appreciated.

RSVPs are due by Friday. To register, email or visit

Habitat for Humanity will ‘Raise the Roof’

Evergreen Habitat for Humanity’s Annual ‘Raising the Roof’ fundraising breakfast, which has raised funds to support the homeownership dreams of families in Clark County for the last 10 years, will be held at the Vancouver Hilton Sept. 18. Proceeds have helped to build 23 homes for low-income families.

“We are excited about this opportunity to not only connect with our community, but to raise funds to help further our mission of providing decent, affordable housing to those in need in the Vancouver, Washington area,” said Josh Townsley, executive director of Evergreen Habitat for Humanity.

The breakfast program will include stories from some of Habitat’s local families, Volunteer of the Year awards, and highlights from Evergreen Habitat members’ recent trip to Guatemala to build homes.

The complimentary breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m. (7 a.m. check in time), at 301 W. Sixth St. Table sponsorships can be purchased for $500 each, which includes recognition on promotional materials.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Melissa Edwards at (360) 737-1759 or

Reception will honor Clark County museum’s new director

The Clark County Historical Museum’s new executive director, Katie Anderson, will be welcomed during a reception Friday, Sept. 5, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the John Stanger House on the grounds of the Jane Weber Evergreen Arboretum at 9215 S.E. Evergreen Highway, in Vancouver.

Light refreshments crafted with heirloom fruits and vegetables from the Arboretum’s gardens will be served along side local breads, wines and cheeses.

Anderson previously worked in Phoenix, Ariz., where she held positions as head of collections at the Musical Instrument Museum and executive director at The Bead Museum. Before calling the Sonoran Desert home, she was the executive director of the Rome Area History Museum in Rome, Ga.

For more information and/or to RSVP, contact the CCHM at or 993-5679.