Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of Sept. 10 – Sept. 13

Journal of Business will hold Rising Stars 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, online. Guests will attend a virtual ceremony recognizing the 2020 cohort of Spokane’s Rising Stars and celebrate past winners. There is no cost to join the online celebration. For more information, visit: bit.ly/328YQrX.

Coeur d’Alene Economic Development Corp. and Jobs Plus Inc. will hold 2020 CdAEDC/Jobs Plus Annual Meeting 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will hear a discussion about the local economy. Tickets for the meeting are $40. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2YcSy9G.

TechHelp Idaho Manufacturing Specialists will hold Applied Quality Management Fundamentals – Online 1-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, with additional sessions Sept. 24, and Oct. 15, online. Guests will learn to define quality by understanding customers’ needs, fundamentals of microbiology in both the product and the environment, and how to implement corrective preventive action programs to solve quality problems. The course is $495. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2El9pQs.

Associated General Contractors Inland Northwest Chapter will hold 1st Aid/CPR w/AED Training noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, at Inland NW AGC, 4935 E. Trent. Foremen, supervisors, and those in direct charge of crews will receive AED and CPR training from safety director Curt Nead, of Inland NW AGC. The class is $65 for members, $80 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3kZ2jC8.

Spokane County Bar Association will hold Cell Phone Forensics: Applications in Discovery 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, online. Guests will hear from speaker Pete James, director of digital forensics for ArcherHall. The webinar is $30, with discounts available for SCBA members. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3ce8w8N.

Archbright will hold Leadworker Effectiveness 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, online. Guests will learn to manage relationships for increased teamwork and productivity, to use active listening techniques, set performance expectations, and acknowledge high performers with a feedback model. The class is $510. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3hgmXLY.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Good Morning Greater Spokane: Back to School Edition 8-9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, online. Guests will discuss best practices and innovation solutions for employers looking to aid employees balancing work and family schedules. Guests will learn about in-person and virtual work positions, schedule solutions, and how to gauge an employee’s needs. The meeting is $10 for individual members, $15 for others, with corporate tickets of five for $35, and $55 for five non-member tickets. For more information, visit: bit.ly/31HO2SZ.

SCORE Seattle will hold Legal Basics that Small Business Owners Need to Know 9 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept. 11, online. Guests will learn about selecting and forming a legal entity for their business, how to create governing documents and operating agreements, and pitfalls to avoid when leasing property. The class is $50. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3bnOBEk.

Week of Sept. 14 – Sept. 20

Association of Washington Business will hold 2020 Policy Summit: Reimagine Washington Monday Sept. 14 through Wednesday, Sept. 16, online. Guests will network and learn with business-minded leaders working for economic resiliency in Washington state. Panel discussion topics will include trade policy, small business leadership, and entrepreneurship, with perspectives from women in business, city mayors, minority business leaders, and legislators across the state. The virtual summit is $399. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2F05xEO.

Post Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold Connect4Lunch Membership Meeting noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Red Lion Hotel Templin’s on the River, 414 E. First, in Post Falls. Kootenai Health Foundation President Julie Holt will discuss the spirit of giving and welcome the chamber’s new CEO Christina Petit. The luncheon is $20. For more information, visit: bit.ly/31PkK4C.

Archbright will hold Off Work to Offer Letter: Strategies to Help You Land Your Next Job 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, online. Guests will learn to create a personal brand, develop a job search strategy, and understand networking as a critical strategy while learning how to expand that network. The virtual class is $270. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3lR7apF.

North Idaho Small Business Development Center will hold Building a Highly Profitable Business: Value Proposition 8-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, online. Guests will learn the secret sauce for building a profitable business with sustainability. There is no cost for the virtual class. For more information, visit: bit.ly/34VZCvC.

SCORE Seattle will hold Digital Marketing Demystified: How to Select the Right Marketing/Advertising Partner 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, online. Guests will find a pool of vendor candidates, choose vendors based on value and cost, and hold them accountable for delivering value from SCORE guest speaker Vivian Lim. The virtual class is $30. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3gXvfHj.

Spokane Workforce Council and KHQ Q6 will hold Virtual Job Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, online. Organizations actively hiring or recruiting will meet with potential candidates and promote their companies. There is no cost for the job fair. For more information for employers, visit: bit.ly/31TZf2R; for job seekers, visit: bit.ly/3lIFOBI.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold BizStreet: Now is the Time for Cultural Evolution 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, online. Guests will learn about company culture, the importance of cultural evolution, explore diversity, equity, and inclusion, tips to evolve a company’s culture, and tools to diagnose the current state of a company culture. The virtual presentation is free for members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/31PoFyy.

The Inland Northwest Aerospace Consortium and the Idaho Aerospace Alliance will hold Aerospace Industry Analysis and Outlook noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, online. Guests will receive updates regarding the Boeing 737 Max, Boeing’s future in the Pacific Northwest, and the supply chain along the I-90 aerospace corridor. The virtual presentation is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/32LomUC.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Virtual Lunch & Learn noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, online. Curt Stockwell, of Well Dressed Walrus, will show guests how to tell their business’ story through clarifying talking points, unifying staff on a singular message, and amplifying marketing to grow the business. There is no cost for the virtual meeting. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2EVA4nw.

Ignite Northwest will hold Ignite Talks: Innovation Leadership with Greg Green, co-founder of Fatbeam noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, online. Guests will learn about Green’s executive experience with a variety of telecommunication companies including Tel-West, Nextlink Washington, Avista Communications, and OneEighty Communications. There is no cost to join the online presentation. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3i4QUyE.

Archbright will hold Time Management 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Sept. 17, online. Guests will learn how to prevent tasks from slipping through the cracks, prioritize projects correctly, and boost productivity with a daily task flow. The online class is $270. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3bkmBSc.

SCORE Seattle will hold Creating a Career and Life Portfolio 9:30-11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 18, online. Guests will learn to manage their careers with intention, recognize and respond to changes in career priorities at different life stages, and to overcome fears associated with going after their dreams. Tickets for the virtual class are $30. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3biCicG.

Week of Sept. 21 – Sept. 27

Association of Washington Business will hold Housing Forum Virtual Fall Series: Are Housing Policies Accomplishing their Intended Goals? 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Sept. 22, online. Community developers, government agencies, cities, ports, chambers of commerce, and organizations associated with the housing industry in the state of Washington are invited to hear from featured speakers Duana Kolouskova, partner with Johns Monroe Mitsunaga Kolouskova PLLC, and Erik Johansen, land services director for Stevens County. The complete housing forum series is $60, or $15 for a single session. The full series for an elected official is $50, or $10 for a single session. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3bp4k6q.

Archbright will hold The Power of Habit 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, online. Guests will learn about habits that impact performance, engagement, and happiness, how to adapt when faced with change, and to create new routines that produce desired outcomes. The virtual class is $1,100. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3bnMeRW.

Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Public Safety Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will attend a luncheon honoring outstanding individuals in public safety. Tickets are $45. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2F3nHWf.

Archbright will hold Workplace Harassment Awareness 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, online. Supervisors and managers, as well as all other employees, will learn to take proactive steps to prevent harassment in the workplace. Guests will learn to recognize discrimination and harassment, learn about the impact of the #MeToo movement, how to respond to being a target or witness to harassment, and to act within respectful workplace boundaries. The class is $80. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3hU3DV5.

SCORE Seattle will hold Retail Leases – Protecting Your Business as Tenant 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, online. Deirdre Glynn Levin, of DLG Law PLLC, will address options for terminating an expensive lease, good faith engagement strategies with lessors, and how to protect company interests. The online class is $50. For more information, visit: conta.cc/3ki5jZW.

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington will hold First Amendment Considerations for Local Government: Protests, Petitions, Social Media, and Signs 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, Sept. 23, online. Guests will receive up-to-date guidance on how local governments should handle situations involving First Amendment rights. The virtual class is $35. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2YZJky0.

Building Industry Association of Washington will hold Market Now! A Remodeler’s Blueprint in Changing Times 9-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, online. Guests will learn the importance of marketing and how to create a realistic marketing plan, how to strengthen a company’s online presence, elements of a COVID-19 page, and the best marketing opportunities for remodelers from Ann Gusiff, marketing coach with Gusiff Marketing. The class is $25 for BIAW members, $40 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2YZ0HPg.

Building Industry Association of Washington will hold Master Google My Business 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, online. Ann Gusiff, of Gusiff Marketing, will explain how to complete a Google My Business listing, create a routine to add content regularly, and get prospects interested enough to make contact. The virtual class is $25 for BIAW members, $40 for other. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2F29yJe.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Virtual Networking and Coffee 8:45-10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, online. Guests will network with chamber members virtually. The event is free for chamber members, $25 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3bmW1YQ.

Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold Business & Breakfast 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, in Coeur d’Alene. Lynn Bryan, of Medicare Made Easy will be the guest speaker. Early registration is $18 through Sept. 18, $20 afterward, and $30 for a trade table. For more information, visit: bit.ly/34WH7XN.

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