Frequently Asked Questions

Tax ID Number and W-9’s
Our tax-ID number is 48-1289653. If you need a W-9 simply call us at 800 707-2256 or send an e-mail to and we will fax one to you.

Class Times
Workshops start promptly at 9:00 am and end at 4:00. Please let us know if you will be running late.

What to Bring
We will provide you with everything you need. Dress is casual is comfortable - You may want to bring a sweater just in case the room is chilly.

Student Materials
Each student receives a detailed workbook and a resource CD. The CD includes numerous reference articles, demographic analysis aids, shareware mapping software (ArcExplorer from ESRI) and numerous state specific boundary files (maps).

Our materials allow you to create a compelling, detailed demographic study of your specific community/target population.

Lunch / Snacks / Chocolate
Lunch is on your own. Light snacks are provided and typically include pastries or bagels in the morning and cookies in the afternoon. Dove chocolates (light and dark) are provided throughout the day!

No Confirmation
If you do not receive a confirmation within 24 hours of registering, please contact us at 800 707-2256 as soon as possible.

My Preferred Date is Full
Most classes we teach sell out. Please go ahead and register for our wait list. We can frequently accommodate individuals from the wait list or open additional sessions.

Directions to the Workshop
One week prior to the workshop, you will receive a reminder e-mail with detailed driving directions. We will also provide you with a local phone number in case you get lost.

Local Hotels
We can frequently assist you in obtaining discounted rates for hotels in the immediate area of our workshops – Simply call us at 800 707-2256 or send an e-mail to and we will attempt to assist you.

Slow and Boring or Fast Paced and Interesting
Everyone has attended a workshop that is slow, boring and lacks focus. We sincerely strive to make every workshop highly practical, fun and fast paced.

Student Comments
The strongest endorsements for our workshops come directly from those who have taken our classes – Click here to see Student Comments
Additional references available upon request.

A Sample List of Calm River Workshop Participants

Sales Pitches
We promise that our workshops are not software sales pitches – simply fast-paced, entertaining, interactive, practical learning experiences.

We make every effort to accommodate students with disabilities – please let us know if you will need special attention.

Demographic Analysis $280
2 Day GIS Workshop $560
This includes all class materials (including the workbook and a resource CD) and individual access to a PC during class.

Purchase Orders
We accept Purchase Orders for payment. Simply fax a copy of the PO to our office at least seven days prior to the workshop. Once we receive your PO, payment can be received AFTER the workshop is taught.

Credit Cards
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. To pay with a credit card please call us at 800 707-2256 For security purposes we prefer to take your credit card information over the telephone.

Payment by Check
Please send checks to:

Calm River Demographics
Workshop Payments
3110 Judson Street #233
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

You must cancel at least seven days prior to the workshop. We rent a PC connected to the Internet for each registered student. Your consideration is appreciated.

Where Is Calm River Demographics
Mailing Address:
3110 Judson Street #233
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Physical Location:
1920 162 Ave.
Lakebay, Washington

Contacting Calm River Demographics
Telephone: 800 707-2256
Fax: 253 884-4942

Custom Workshops
We have created custom census and proposal writing workshops for several Universities, Cities, Foundations, Medical Schools, Non-Profits and a State Health Department.

If you need a custom workshop please call us at 800 707-2256 or send an e-mail to and we will assist you.

References for our custom workshops are also available.

Why the Name “Calm River” Demographics
Two reasons: We love to kayak and canoe calm rivers. We also appreciate the intrinsic beauty and incredible power of a slow and steadily moving river ~ a Calm River can quietly move mountains…

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