Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of July 15 – 21

The Idaho Small Business Development Center will hold Planning for Business Success 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, July 18, in the North Idaho College SBDC, Hedlund Building, 420 N. College Drive, Room 143, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn why planning is crucial and the right way to chart a course for business success. The class is $49. 

The Spokane County Library District will hold Simple Steps for Starting Your Business noon-1 p.m. Friday, July 19, at the Argonne Library meeting room, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Guests will hear from SCORE business experts Josh King and Rob Kennedy who will answer legal, tax, insurance, and funding questions regarding starting a business. The class is free and registration is required. 

The Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Connections Breakfast 7-9 a.m. Friday, July 19, at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, in Spokane Valley. Guests will hear Allie Tripp, of the Washington Trails Association, cover the outdoor recreation industry’s impact on the state’s economy, as well as how Spokane County’s hiking trails are managed for the growing population. The breakfast is $25 for members, $35 for others, and tables cost $100 to $200. 

Week of July 22 – 28

Spokane Pharmacy Association will hold Chronic Graft Versus Host Disease 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Scratch Restaurant, 1007 W. First. Pharmacists, technicians, and students are invited to attend dinner with presenter Renee Curtis who will discuss the nuances of graft-versus-host disease, which occurs when a patient’s immune cells attack donor tissue after a transplant. The event is free and registration is required. 

OneAEC will hold 2019 Summer Social 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Renegade by MonteScarlatto, 822 W. Sprague. Guests will attend a networking social to benefit the Spokane Humane Society. The event is free. 

The Post Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold CEO Speakers Series-Rick MacLennan noon-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Garden Plaza, 545 N. Garden Plaza Court, in Post Falls. President of North Idaho College, Rick MacLennan will be the guest speaker. The event is open to the public and lunch will be provided for $25 for members, $30 for others. 

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Instagram & Pinterest Marketing for Small Business 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at North Idaho Campus, Hedlund Building, Room 143, 420 N. College Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will attend a hands-on workshop to learn how to manage these sites for business use. The class is $49.

StartUp Spokane will hold Lunch and Learn: Validation noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at StartUp Spokane, 610 W. Second. Guests will hear from speaker Jason Carver, who will help identify the most significant time drains and teach techniques that will optimize time and expenses. The workshop is free to attend. 

HUB International Northwest will hold Retention - Attracting & Keeping your Best 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at HUB Spokane, 501 S. Bernard, second floor. Guests will hear topics ranging from assessing readiness to manage generational diversity in the workplace to recognizing reasons employees stay or leave an organization. The class
is free.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold July Business After Hours 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at Gesa Credit Union, 4407 N. Division, Ste. 104. Guests will network in a casual atmosphere. The event is free for members, $10 for others. 

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold Networking Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will hear about current events and also have an opportunity to network with members. The breakfast is $18 to $20, or $30 for a trade table. 

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce will hold Public Information Open House 4-6 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Airway Heights Library meeting room, 1213 S. Lundstrom, in Airway Heights. Guests will hear about the library’s plans for levy funds. The open house is free. 

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Thinking of Starting a Business in Idaho 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at North Idaho Campus, Hedlund Building, Room 143, 420 N. College Drive, in Coeur d’Alene. The workshop will provide an overview of what it takes to be a business owner and the business registration process, help to perform a feasibility analysis of your business idea, and review federal and state tax responsibilities. The workshop is $49.

The American Association of Dental Office Management Northeast Washington chapter will hold Chapter Round Table from AADOM19 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 25 at Patterson Dental, 10020 E. Knox, Ste. 300, in Spokane Valley. Guests will hear board members discuss topics from the national AADOM conference. The meeting
is $35. 

The Washington Officials Association will hold 2019 Sports Officiating Summit-Training in Transition Sunday, July 28 through Tuesday, July 30, at the Davenport Grand, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests interested in athletics will network with officiating leaders and hear topics that impact the officiating industry from over 70 guest speakers, including Mike Pereira, of Fox Sports. The summit costs $100 to $675, depending on ticket
selection.

Week of July 29 – Aug. 4

Spokane City Credit Union, Spokane Independent Metro Business Alliance, and Meet on Monroe will hold Meet on Monroe Mixer 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at SCCU, 1930 N. Monroe. Guests will network with visitors, neighbors, and businesses on North Monroe. The mixer is free to attend. 

Spokane County Library District will hold Financial Planning with Edward Jones-Outsmart Scammers 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Argonne Library branch, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Guests will learn about four common fraud scenarios, red flags, and resources to keep identity and finances protected. The class is free.

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold You Have a Website-Now What? 8:30 a.m.-noon Wednesday, July 30, at North Idaho Campus, Hedlund Building, Room 143, 420 N. College Drive, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn about search engine optimization, and tips to boost website presence. The class
is $49. 

Spokane Teachers Credit Union will hold Organize Your Finances 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley. Guests will learn to organize records and develop an efficient bill-paying system. The class is free.

The Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold After 5 Networking 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Mirabeau Park Hotel & Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan, in Spokane Valley. Guests will network with members and view the newly remodeled rooms and dog park at the hotel. The event is free for members, $10 for others. 

The Hispanic Business Professional Association of Spokane will hold Summer Evening Social 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at DeLeon’s Taco & Bar, 1801 N. Hamilton. Guests will network with members and learn about professional development opportunities and resources. The social is free to attend. 

United Women Entrepreneurs Spokane will hold United Women Entrepreneurs Mastermind: Spokane in the AM noon-1:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at Panera Bread, 6550 N. Division. Guests will network with members, brainstorm ideas, and receive feedback on issues. The event is free. 

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold Army Corp of Engineers-Construction Quality Management for Contractors 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Inland NW AGC, 4935 E. Trent. Guests will attend a course designed to familiarize quality management personnel with the Army Corps of Engineers and Construction Quality Management policies and procedures, and the reasons for them. The class is $150 for members, $175 for others. 

RMG Real Estate and the Coeur d’Alene Market Center will hold Career Visioning with Adam Hergenrother 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2, at Keller Williams Realty Coeur d’Alene, 3931 N. Schreiber Way, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn hiring systems designed to attract the best candidates to join your team from the founder and CEO of Adam Hergenrother Companies. The event is $99 to $350. 

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