Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of Nov. 4 – Nov. 10

Future Ada will hold Women in Tech Interview Workshop 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 7, at Startup Spokane, 610 W. Second. Underrepresented people interested in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics are invited to practice various aspects of the interviewing process with industry professionals. Guests will participate in mock interviews, have resumes reviewed, and ask questions about a variety of tech career paths. The workshop is free to attend. 

The University of Washington CoMotion Labs at Spokane will hold Collaborative Conflict: Navigating Difficult, High Stakes Conversations noon-1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at UW Spokane Center, 201 W. Main. Mikaela Kiner, CEO of Reverb, a Seattle-based consulting company, will explore constructive approaches to conflict and provide real-world skills to communicate. The workshop is free to attend. 

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Spokane will hold 2019 Edward L. Lester Lectureship 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Shriners Hospitals for Children, 911 W. Fifth, Spokane Auditorium. Guest speaker Dr. Robert M. Kay, medical director of Motion Analysis Laboratory at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, will discuss challenges for patients with cerebral palsy, leadership in the 21st century, lessons learned, and clinical cases. The lecture is $50. 

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce will hold Best of the West Award Gala 2019 Presented by Kalispel Tribe of Indians 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Pend Oreille Pavilion, in Airway Heights. Guests will celebrate the leaders, businesses, organizations, educators, military personnel, and first responders who worked to make the West Plains and the business community a better place. The awards gala is $65. 

Innovation Collective will hold ICLN Fall Summit 2019 6-10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 8, and 9 a.m.-6p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Innovation Den, 418 E. Lakeside, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn about professional development and attend a business building session. Featured guest speakers Heike Rapp, head of product design for SAP, an enterprise software company, and Mickey McManus, author and senior adviser for The Boston Consulting Group, will share life and career lessons. The summit is free for members, $49.95 for others. 

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold Give Yourself a Raise 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley. Guests will discover key principals to succeed with a budget to avoid financial crisis, establish practical money goals, and recognize predators. The workshop is free to attend. 

Moulton Law Offices PS will hold Living Trust Seminar 9:30-11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, in Spokane Valley. Guests will learn about living trusts and how they can help protect from probate, taxes, lawsuits, divorces, and nursing home expenses. The workshop is free to attend. 

Week of Nov. 11 – Nov. 17

The University of Washington CoMotion Labs will hold Startup Bootcamp: Executive Profile Building on Social Media 5:30-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 12, at UW Spokane Center, 201 W. Main. Guests will learn about best practices and helpful tips to increase the awareness of an executive’s profile through conference speaking opportunities and social media engagement. The workshop is free to attend. 

The Washington SunGrowers Industry Association will hold Deer Park WSIA Farmer’s Breakfast & Roundtable Discussion, 8 a.m.-noon, Tuesday, Nov. 12, at First Street Bar & Grill’s Banquet Room, 122 W. First, in Deer Park. Members and interested farmers, including hemp farmers, will gather to discuss recent activities, share information, experiences, lessons learned, and connect with other farmers and processors. The roundtable is $30 for members, $40 for others. 

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold D.R.A.I.N. Your Bad Debt 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. Guests will learn to dispute, refute, authenticate, investigate, and negotiate bad debt, as well as what rights consumers have, and how judgements can affect the future. The workshop is part of SNAP’s Decisive Credit Building education course, which is $50. 

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold Hayden Chamber Business After Hours 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Coeur d’Alene Cellars, 3890 N. Schreiber Way, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will network with members in a casual atmosphere and have a chance to win prizes with a nonperishable food donation. The event is free to attend. 

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold After 5 Networking – Revel Spokane 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Revel Spokane, 16807 E. Mission Parkway, in Spokane Valley. Guests will make business connections while learning about Revel Spokane. The event is free for members, $10 for others. 

One AEC, an architecture, engineering, and construction firm, will hold GU Woldson Performing Arts Center Project Highlight 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14, at Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will hear from key project design and construction team members who worked on the performing arts center. They will provide insight and lessons learned on the project with moderator Rustin Hall, principal architect at ALSC Architects. The event is $25 for members, $40 for others. 

Excelerate Success will hold A Morning of Learning with Ijeoma Oluo 9 a.m.-noon, Friday, Nov. 15, at Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet. Guests will hear Ijeoma Oluo, a Seattle-based author and speaker, who was also named one of The Root’s 100 Most Influential African Americans in 2017, discuss issues of racial equity. The lecture is free to attend. 

The Institute for Advancement of Posttraumatic Growth will hold Posttraumatic Growth Workshop 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Oxford Suites Hotel, 15015 E. Indiana, in Spokane Valley. Mental health professionals, therapists, social workers, and others with an interest in the topic will learn about the latest research, concepts, and processes and how to apply that knowledge with clients from licensed mental health counselor Keith Meyer. The workshop is $145. 

Soroptimist of Coeur d’Alene will hold 2019 Soroptimist Women of Distinction Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Cedars Floating Restaurant, 1514 S. Marina Drive, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will focus on increasing awareness to support women and girls in the community as they seek to further their education. The luncheon is $35. 

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold its Annual Meeting 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15, at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, in Spokane Valley. Guests will hear from speakers Doug Yost, of Centennial Real Estate Investments, and Steve Scranton, of Washington Trust Bank. The meeting is $45 in advance, $55 after Nov. 14 for members, $55 to $65 for others

Week of Nov. 18 – Nov. 24

Health Services Research Roundtable of Eastern Washington will hold Building Effective Faculty-Community Partner Teams 4-6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, at Gonzaga University Hemmingson Center, 702 E. Desmet. Guests will hear about innovative approaches to developing effective and sustainable campus and community partnerships with guest speaker Brian Davenport, director of Eastern Washington University’s Office of Community Engagement. The workshop is free to attend. 

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold New to the AGC – Construction Supervision Fundamentals 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday Nov. 18 through Nov. 20, at Inland NW AGC, 4935 E. Trent. Guests who are interested in learning the entry level management skills to lead construction activities will learn about the skills and knowledge needed for success in construction supervision from Bryan White, of ACME Concrete Paving Inc. The three-day workshop is $350 for members, $450 for others. 

SCORE Spokane will hold Build an Effective Board of Directors 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at SCORE Spokane’s SBA Training Room, 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 444. Guests will learn how to identify and recruit board members, how to conduct productive board meetings, improve attendance, and to keep members engaged. The class is $25 in advance, $40 at the door. 

The Post Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold Connect4Lunch Membership Meeting 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Red Lion Templin’s, 414 E. First, in Post Falls. Guests will hear Post Falls Mayor Ron Jacobson discuss the state of the city. The meeting is $20 in advance, $25 at the door. 

Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Journal of Business will hold 22nd Annual Economic Forecast 7:30-9:30 a.m., at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Featured speakers are Grant Forsyth, of Avista Corp.; John Mitchell, of M&H Economic Consultants; Vange Ocasio Hochheimer, of Whitworth University. They will discuss various aspects of the regional and national economy and regional education with moderator Steve Scranton, senior vice president and chief investment officer for Washington Trust Bank. The economic forecast is $55 to attend. 

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold Student Loan Repayment Chutes & Ladders 2-4 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone. Guests will learn how to demystify federal student loans and to understand the floorplan of repayment to climb ladders and avoid chutes in the process. The workshop is $75. 

Eastern Washington University’s Division of Outreach and Engagement will hold Instructional Technology 2019 Fall Academy 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Spokane Eastern Washington University Center, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Room 209. EWU faculty members are invited to learn about the new accessibility checker in Canvas, captioning videos, and document remediation in a hands-on workshop. The workshop is free to attend. 

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold Emotional Intelligence (aka Suicide Avoidance) Monthly Membership Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Inland NW AGC, 4935 E. Trent. Guests will learn about construction industry risk factors, why suicide has become a workforce issue, to use the LEARN method for spotting and preventing suicide, and best practices that can be implemented in work safety programs. The class is $25 for members, $35 for others. 

Ignite Northwest will hold Ignite Talks: Blockhouse|Life 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Steam Plant, 159 S. Lincoln. Guests will hear a discussion about transforming local construction with the use of cross-laminated timber and voice-activated smart walls from Andy Barrett, of Blockhouse|Life, Russ Vaagen, of Vaagen Timbers, Cody Coombs, of Shy Guy LLC, and Matthew Collins, of Uptic Studios. The forum is free to attend. 

Clearstone Wealth Management LLC will hold Growing Business Value 5-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Oxford Suites Spokane Valley, 15015 E. Indiana, in Spokane Valley. Guests will learn about the difference between value and profits, market realities, business value, and the five states of a business owner’s financial life from founder of Clearstone Wealth Management, Paul Brown. The workshop is free to attend. 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours - Vitalant 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21, at Vitalant, 210 W. Cataldo. Guests will attend a monthly networking event in a relaxed setting. Admission is free for members, $10 for others. Register for the event by emailing Robyn Haynes, events@greaterspokane.org. 

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