Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Meetings & Events

The Spokane County Library will hold 6 Marketing Must-Haves for Small Business 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the meeting room at the Moran Prairie branch, 6004 S. Regal. Registration is free. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2wzJgIZ.

 

Marketing Associates of Spokane will hold Winning at the Client Interview: Five Mistakes Selection Panels Say A/E/C Teams Make and How to Fix Them at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls. Scott Johnston of Johnston Training Group will discuss how selection panels differentiate between equally qualified firms, how team members can describe their abilities in descriptive ways, and more. Tickets are $25 for members, $40 for non-members; members receive free parking. For tickets or more information, visit http://bit.ly/2h2XFCO.

 

Good Morning Greater Spokane will hold Marijuana in the Business Community: It’s Legal, Now What? 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. Presenters Crystal Oliver, of Washington’s Finest Cannabis, Michael Church, of Stamper Rubens PS, and Lynn Ciani, of Numerica Credit Union, will focus on the marijuana industry and its impact on Spokane’s business community. Online registration costs $35, which includes the cost of breakfast, and ends Thursday, Oct. 12. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2yIrmBj.

 

Associated Industries will hold a presentation on The Power of Recognition 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Associated Industries training room, 1206 N. Lincoln. Associated Industries consultant Rochelle Crollard will share best practices and ideas for managers to implement recognition into their routine. Registration is $75 for members, $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2wnJ37A.

 

The Public Relations Society of America will hold Using Research to Inform Your PR Campaigns noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First. Bruce Pinkleton, interim dean and professor of communication at the Washington State University Murrow College of Communication, will give a brief presentation on using research to inform PR campaigns. Registration is $10 for PRSA members; $15 for non-members; $5 for PRSSA students; $10 for non-PRSSA students. Parking is free and lunch is included. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2frdH9g.

 

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce will host the Business to Business Expo 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N Hayford, Airway Heights. The expo will provide opportunities for members to connect, acquire new leads, and develop new business. The event is free. To purchase a booth or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/2wUCGNA or call 509.747.8480.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold the Triangle Venture Expo noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. The expo will showcase some of the emerging companies in the geographic triangle bordered by Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Pullman, Spokane Valley, and Spokane. Entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, members of the press, and other attendees will learn how these companies emerged, what sets them apart and how they prospered. Registration is $30, $15 for students. To register, email events@greaterspokane.org. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2xGbgK0.

 

The Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Connections Breakfast 7-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E. Sprague. Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley will give his perspective on Spokane and its potential. Registration is $25 for members, $35 for future members; spotlight tables can be reserved for $150, $100 for nonprofits. For more information or to register or reserve a table, visit http://bit.ly/2ftIaDH. 

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold China Town Hall 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Greater Spokane Incorporated, 801 W. Riverside. The national conversation will focus on China’s rapid development and the impact of Sino-American relations and will feature Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former national security advisor and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The event is free. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2xz4w1v.

 

The Spokane chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will hold its annual fraud conference 7:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. The chapter is partnering with the Better Business Bureau to provide sessions on anti-fraud and identity theft tools, the ethics of privacy, and more. Attendees receive 16 hours of continuing education credit for the two days, including two hours of ACFE qualified ethics credit. Registration is $350 for the full conference, $210 for one of the two days only; discounts are available for law enforcement and students. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2k2kYBA.

 

Workshops & Seminars

The Spokane County Library will hold 6 Marketing Must-Haves for Small Business 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12 in the meeting room at the Moran Prairie branch, 6004 S. Regal. Registration is free. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2wzJgIZ.

 

Marketing Associates of Spokane will hold Winning at the Client Interview: Five Mistakes Selection Panels Say A/E/C Teams Make and How to Fix Them at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls. Scott Johnston of Johnston Training Group will discuss how selection panels differentiate between equally qualified firms, how team members can describe their abilities in descriptive ways, and more. Tickets are $25 for members, $40 for non-members; members receive free parking. For tickets or more information, visit http://bit.ly/2h2XFCO.

 

Good Morning Greater Spokane will hold Marijuana in the Business Community: It’s Legal, Now What? 7:30-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13 at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. Presenters Crystal Oliver, of Washington’s Finest Cannabis, Michael Church, of Stamper Rubens PS, and Lynn Ciani, of Numerica Credit Union, will focus on the marijuana industry and its impact on Spokane’s business community. Online registration costs $35, which includes the cost of breakfast, and ends Thursday, Oct. 12. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2yIrmBj.

 

Associated Industries will hold a presentation on The Power of Recognition 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Associated Industries training room, 1206 N. Lincoln. Associated Industries consultant Rochelle Crollard will share best practices and ideas for managers to implement recognition into their routine. Registration is $75 for members, $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2wnJ37A.

 

The Public Relations Society of America will hold Using Research to Inform Your PR Campaigns noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture, 2316 W. First. Bruce Pinkleton, interim dean and professor of communication at the Washington State University Murrow College of Communication, will give a brief presentation on using research to inform PR campaigns. Registration is $10 for PRSA members; $15 for non-members; $5 for PRSSA students; $10 for non-PRSSA students. Parking is free and lunch is included. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2frdH9g.

 

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce will host the Business to Business Expo 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N Hayford, Airway Heights. The expo will provide opportunities for members to connect, acquire new leads, and develop new business. The event is free. To purchase a booth or for more information, visit http://bit.ly/2wUCGNA or call 509.747.8480.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold the Triangle Venture Expo noon-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, 1001 W. Sprague. The expo will showcase some of the emerging companies in the geographic triangle bordered by Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene, Pullman, Spokane Valley, and Spokane. Entrepreneurs, venture capital firms, angel investors, members of the press, and other attendees will learn how these companies emerged, what sets them apart and how they prospered. Registration is $30, $15 for students. To register, email events@greaterspokane.org. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2xGbgK0.

 

The Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Business Connections Breakfast 7-9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E. Sprague. Spokesman-Review editor Rob Curley will give his perspective on Spokane and its potential. Registration is $25 for members, $35 for future members; spotlight tables can be reserved for $150, $100 for nonprofits. For more information or to register or reserve a table, visit http://bit.ly/2ftIaDH. 

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold China Town Hall 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Greater Spokane Incorporated, 801 W. Riverside. The national conversation will focus on China’s rapid development and the impact of Sino-American relations and will feature Ambassador Susan E. Rice, former national security advisor and U.S. ambassador to the U.N. The event is free. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2xz4w1v.

 

The Spokane chapter of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners will hold its annual fraud conference 7:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, and Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. The chapter is partnering with the Better Business Bureau to provide sessions on anti-fraud and identity theft tools, the ethics of privacy, and more. Attendees receive 16 hours of continuing education credit for the two days, including two hours of ACFE qualified ethics credit. Registration is $350 for the full conference, $210 for one of the two days only; discounts are available for law enforcement and students. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2k2kYBA.

 

Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, will host two office hours. Michael Ebinger, director for the Washington State University Center for Innovation, will be available 9-11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the Spark Center, 1214 W. Summit Parkway. Ebinger is a resource for businesses looking to have a second set of eyes on business plans, and he also helps to develop new ideas for commercialized products and services. Tinderbox Consulting will be available for office hours 1-3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Startup Spokane, 610 W. Second. Tinderbox consults with small businesses and entrepreneurs on their sales and marketing initiatives. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/2keER8w.

 

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold the first of a four-class series on Marketing on the Internet 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Women’s Business Center, 500 S. Stone. The series will cover topics including website design and creation, social media, email marketing, content and blogging. The remaining three classes will be held on Oct. 24 and 31 and Nov. 7. Registration is $100. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2ytEedu.

 

SCORE Spokane will hold Marketing and Sales Essentials: How to Find Customers and What to Do With Them 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Startup Central, 610 W. Second. The workshop will discuss how to identify, attract, and sell to prospective customers. Cost is $25 with advance registration, $40 at the door. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2wl3iTH.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold several free Business AfterSchool industry skill workshops this month. The first is Business AfterSchool: Wagstaff Inc. 3-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 3910 N. Flora. Middle school and high school students will learn about the machinery, technology, and services that Spokane-based manufacturer Wagstaff, Inc. provides, as well as the process of “direct chill” aluminum casting. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2wtZAXH.

 

Business AfterSchool: Caterpillar Distribution will be 3-5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at 9610 W. Hallett. Students will get a company overview, engage in a job readiness discussion, take a facility tour and participate in a simulation game called Digging for Knowledge. As part of the simulation, students will be tasked to use STEM skills to solve a production problem. Caterpillar Logistics provides full-service capabilities to companies in market sectors, including automotive, industrial, and aerospace service parts, consumer durables, technology, electronics, and manufacturing logistics. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2xbPxLv.

 

Business AfterSchool: KREM 2 News will be 10 a.m.-12:30p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 4103 S. Regal. KREM 2 News at Noon anchor Laura Papetti will lead participants in interacting with other broadcasters and behind the scenes employees. To wrap up the workshop, students will watch the 30-minute noon broadcast live. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2hH3pGm.

 

The Association of Washington Businesses will hold a Paid Family and Medical Leave Webinar 10-11:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. Bob Battles, government affairs director and general counsel for AWB, will review the elements of Washington’s new paid family and medical leave law, provide insight into why certain provisions were included, and what employers should be doing now to be in compliance when the law becomes effective. Registration is $40 for members, $55 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2ya552i.

 

Healthcare for All Washington will hold a video lecture on Single Payer Health Insurance 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, at the South Hill branch of the Spokane County Library, 3324 S. Perry. The lecture, presented by Dennis Dellwoll, Lynette Vehrs, and Cris Currie, will discuss broad implications of a single-payer system and the potential ways in which employers and employees could benefit. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session. The event is free; no registration is required. 

 

The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold the first of four classes on Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs noon-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Inland Northwest AGC, 4935 E. Trent. The course will cover how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with estimates, how to control costs to meet estimates, how productivity is measured, managing equipment for productivity improvement, and more. Lunch is included in the cost of registration, which is $325 for members, $375 for Associated Builders and Contractors members and $425 for non-members. The remaining classes will be held Tuesday, Oct. 31, Nov. 7, and Nov. 14. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2yK0WiM. 

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