Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of Mar. 1 – Mar. 7

SNAP Financial Access will hold Logo & Branding Essentials, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, online. Guests will discover tools to help develop a brand identity to get a business noticed. The marketing class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3u89.

Ignite Northwest will hold Ignite’s Meet the Investor: Tacoma Venture Fund with Bill Driscoll, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, online. Guests will hear from the founder and president of Tacoma Venture Fund, which champions early-stage companies that generate scalable innovations. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/37k7gAo.

Association of Washington Business will hold 2021 Human Resources & Employment Law Webinar Series: Employee Handbook, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 3, online. Guests will learn about essential policies an employee handbook should include. The HR webinar is $40 for AWB members, $55 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3ppxyap.

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold What the Heck is EOS, 8-9 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, online. Guest speaker Frank Girardi will share tips to strengthen business profits and discuss hiring the right people and the importance of running a business on data. The presentation is $30 for chamber members, $45 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2NyrTBV.

Innovation Collective will hold Coffee and Concepts, 7:30-8:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, online. Guests will have questions answered about starting a business and workshop business ideas. The meeting is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3behG5x.

SCORE Seattle will hold How to Become a Facebook Master, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday, March 3, online. Guests will learn to use Facebook advertising and understand content strategies and other best practices. The workshop is $35. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3ubhP2C.

Washington Hospitality Association will hold CEO Podcast with Anthony Anton, 10-10:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 3, online. Washington Hospitality Association President and CEO Anthony Anton will provide a legislative session update and answer questions about operating a hospitality business in a pandemic. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3s5C8N4.

BECU Investment Services will hold Maintaining Resilience and Energy In a Virtual World, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, March 4, online. Guests will discuss the effect of emotions on financial decisions and retirement planning. The meeting is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3prxGpR.

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Got Sales? What Sales Pipeline? 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, online. Guests will find out where leads come from, how leads stop, and how to track leads. The marketing class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2NeNE9W.

SNAP Financial Access will hold E-Commerce Essentials, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, online. Guests will learn to develop and maintain an e-commerce website and to increase reach to target markets. The class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3u89Ini.

Washington state Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Introduction to the Best Value Method-Spokane, noon-1 p.m. Friday, March 5, online. Guests will review Spokane County and city of Spokane procurement methods with Victor Leamer, who is certified in the Best Value Method. The class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3bh1zUS.

Week of Mar. 8 – Mar. 14

Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies will hold Women Lead Virtual Conference 2021, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, March 8, online. Guests will attend skill-building workshops, hear from guest speakers, and participate in discussions. The conference is $179. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3avpfG6.

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Upbeat Breakfast, 7-8:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 9, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will network with members and hear from a guest speaker while having breakfast. Tickets are $17 with reservations, $25 at the door. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3pvp0yM.

Idaho Small Business Development Center will hold Business Base Camp: Where Ideas Get Started, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, online. The workshop is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3k1bl1A.

Inland Northwest Society for Human Resource Management will hold Leading with Laughs: Using Humor to put the “Human” in HR, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, online. David Horning, founder of Water Cooler Comedy, will share why humor is a vital leadership skill and how to use it in the workplace. Tickets are $10 for inSHRM members, $15 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3atIfor.

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Education Group will hold March 2021 The Value of Procurement Professionals and Teams During the Pandemic, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, online. Spokane County Chief Operations Officer John Dickson will share supply chain lessons learned and discuss future changes to procurement teams. There is no cost for the meeting. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3dlZkSU.

Post Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold CEO Speaker Series – Timothy Ledford, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, at Red Lion Templin’s on the River, 401 E. First, in Post Falls. Timothy Ledford, CEO of Safeguard, will share what sparked an idea for a product meant to save lives across the world. Tickets are $25 for chamber members, $30 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2LYEEFd.

SCORE Seattle will hold Understanding Financial Statements, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesday, March 9, online. Guests will review terminology, balance sheets and income statements, taxes, and cash and accrual methods of accounting. The financial workshop is $55. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3rXAvk8.

Gonzaga University School of Leadership Studies will hold Leadership Fishbowl with Ben Sand, 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, online. Ben Small, CEO of The Contingent, a venture nonprofit that works to empower leaders and mobilize the community, will discuss his work followed by a Q&A. The discussion is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3s14M1v.

Innovation Collective will hold IC CDA: Fireside Chat with the Henries, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, online and at Innovation Collective, 418 E. Lakeside, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will talk with the owners of a Netflix production studio that recently moved to the area and have an opportunity to network. There is no cost to attend. In-person attendees are limited to 35 participants. For more information, visit: bit.ly/37mb4Rw.

OneAEC will hold Architectural Photography, noon-1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 11, online. The workshop is $10 for OneAEC members, $20 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3rUqJPW.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Gem of the Valley Gala, 9-10:15 a.m. Friday, March 12, online. The gala is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2LY1Vak.

Inland Northwest Society for Human Resource Management will hold Washington State SHRM Employment Law & HR Conference, 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m. Friday, March 12, online. The conference is $99 for students, $299 for SHRM members, and $375 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3dom70q.

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