Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of Sept. 9-15

The North Idaho Small Business Development Center will hold Marketing Strategy for Profit 8:30 a.m.-noon, Friday, Sept. 13, at North Idaho College, Hedlund Building, Room 413, 420 N. College Drive, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn to understand the specific need they’re trying to meet and to create value for which customers would be willing to pay a premium. The class is $49. 

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Meet a Farmer Tour and Dinner noon-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Kootenai County Fairgrounds, 4056 N. Government Way, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will meet and hear from local farmers who will share stories of their farms, the challenges they face, conservation practices, and the cost of doing business. The dinner is $45, with one additional companion ticket for $25. 

Week of Sept. 16-22

Spokane County United Way will hold Day of Impact 2019 Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet. Guests will hear from participants in United Way’s ALICE program, an immersion program exposing guests to the reality of life for people living above the federal poverty line, but below the basic cost of living. Guests will learn about poverty and racial equity with the goal to inspire and empower each other to create the community they want to see and live in. The luncheon is free to attend. 

The Greater Spokane Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold Mingle with the Media 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at The Spokesman Review, 999 W. Riverside. Guests are invited to enjoy signature cocktails and network with a variety of media professionals including local news anchors, radio talent, producers, editors, and publishers, while perched above the city on the rooftop patio. The event is $25 for members, $35 for others. 

CEOtoCEO will hold CEOtoCEO Breakfast Series 7:30-9:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. Guests will hear from members of the FBI Cyber Task Force who will discuss the business impact of cyber threats, counterintelligence, how to protect intellectual property, and what to do in the event of a crime. The breakfast is $50. 

Archbright Spokane will hold Emotional Intelligence at Work 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at Archbright Spokane, 5709 W. Sunset Highway, Ste. 208. Guests will learn about emotional intelligence through hands on exercises, scientifically-proven techniques, tools, and practices that will reduce stress and improve performance. The class is $270. 

The Spokane Building Owners & Managers Association will hold Member Lunch Meeting, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, at The Centennial Hotel, 303 W. North River Drive. Guests will have lunch while hearing from a guest speaker and have an opportunity to network. The luncheon is free for members and free for first time guests to attend. 

StartUp Spokane will hold Entrepreneur Connect 5-7 p.m., Wednesday Sept. 18, at StartUp Spokane, 610 W. Second. Guests will network with other entrepreneurs, discuss startups and technology, and connect with key players in the area. The event is free to attend. 

The Washington Association of Sewer & Water Districts will hold 2019 Fall Conference & Trade Show, Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 20, at Northern Quest Resort, 100 N. Hayford Road, in Airway Heights. Guests will have an opportunity to network while learning of new and changing issues impacting water and sewer utilities operations and attending workshops, luncheons, a trade show, and cribbage and golf tournaments. The conference is $510 for members, $725 for others. 

Lions Club International will hold USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum Thursday, Sept. 19, through Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will choose from over 70 leadership seminars, training sessions, and guest speakers taught by CEOs, presidents, and founders of businesses from across the nation, including Sherre’ DeMao, of BizGrowth Inc., Joshua Allison, of ThinkCafe, and Katherine Greenland, of Greenland Consulting LLC. The leadership forum is $345. 

The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Washington will hold 2019 Washington Joint Conference & Trade Show, Wednesday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 20, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will network with agents and company representatives, attend continuing education classes taught by industry experts, an awards dinner, a trade show with breakfast and lunch, and a lobbyist legislative update. The conference is $389 for members, $419 for others. 

Innovation Collective will hold Think Big Festival 2019 3-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Innovation Den, 418 E. Lakeside, in Coeur d’Alene, and continuing 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, North Idaho College, Schuler Performing Arts Center, 1900 W. Garden, in Coeur d’Alene. On Friday, guests will see drone racing, robots, and artificial intelligence experiences. Saturday there will be presentations about the future and challenges of robotics. The festival is $49.95.

Week of Sept. 23-29

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Lunch and Learn – B Corp Certification, noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 25, at StartUp Spokane, 610 W. Second. Guests will attend a workshop to learn the difference between a benefit corporation, a certified B Corp, and a social purpose corporation, as well as learn about special tax incentives the City of Spokane has for Certified B Corps. The workshop is free to
attend. 

The Spokane Regional Transportation Council will hold Grant Writing for Transportation Workshop 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Center Place at Mirabeau Point Park, 2426 N. Discovery Place, in Spokane Valley. Transportation professionals, civic leaders, and members of the public will hear from author and grant consultant, Bev Browning, who has helped workshop participants across the country earn more than $430 million in awards. The workshop is $55 for members, $85 to $135 for others. 

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold Networking Breakfast, 7-8:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will hear from guest speaker William (Bill) Jhung, of the Idaho Small Business Development Center at North Idaho College. Jhung will discuss how to change the trajectory of your life and business. The breakfast is $20. 

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours, 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at The Blackwell Boutique Hotel, 820 E. Sherman, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will network with members and tour the business. The event is free to attend. 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours with University of Washington and the UW School of Medicine, 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Gonzaga University’s Schoenberg Center, 502 E. Boone. Guests will network with faculty and students and learn about initiatives underway with the Regional Health Partnership. The event is free for members, $10 for others.

September 17, 2019

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