Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

 
Week of Sept. 13-Sept. 16

The State of Reform will hold the 2018 Inland Northwest State of Reform Health Policy Conference 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will participate in a discussion with local practitioners, thought leaders, policy makers, and senior health care leaders in Eastern Washington to discuss improving the local health care system. Cost is $299. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2OV5c6f.

Week of Sept. 17-Sept. 23

Northwest Planning Inc. will hold Retirement Road Map 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17, at the Spokesman-Review Print Facility building, 1 N. Monroe. The two-day workshop will cover several topics, including long-term care mitigation strategies, social security, elder law, retirement, and more. The workshop is free. For more information or to RSVP, contact Taylor Allbery at
taylor@northwestplanning.net.

The Washington State Department of Revenue will hold a tax workshop 9-11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Rock Pointe III, 1330 N. Washington, third floor conference room A. Guests will learn about Washington excise taxes, deductions, incentives, and requirements for small businesses. This is a free event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2JAe2E4.

Tim Poling with Lean on Purpose will hold The Lean Connection – Connecting with Lean Principles While Connecting With Each Other noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, No. 10, in Liberty Lake. Guests will hear from business professionals about implementing lean improvement principles. This is a free event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2BDMGh3.

The Spokane Young Professionals will hold Rooftop at The Chronicle – Beers with Spokesman Editor Rob Curley 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at The Spokesman Review, 999 W. Riverside. Guests will network with other professionals and hear from Spokesman Review editor Rob Curley about local journalism and his experience in the field. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2MQFH8C.

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold Navigating Your Credit World 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne. Guests will learn how to access and decipher their credit score, how to increase it, and how to deal with collection agencies. This is a free event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2o5qN0a.

Spokane Teachers Credit Union will hold Budgeting 101 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry. Guests will learn the importance of financial goals and how to manage their plan. This is a free event. For more information,

visit: bit.ly/2sWc3np.

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce will hold a September Membership Breakfast 2018 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Ramada by Wyndham at Spokane Airport, 8909 W. Airport Drive. Guests will hear from Todd Coleman, executive director for the West Plains Airport Area Public Development Authority about his vision for growth around the Amazon.com Inc. development and within the area around the airport. Cost is $25. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2BKU22e.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold BizStreet – How to Disagree Agreeably 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Greater Spokane Incorporated, 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 100. Guests will hear from Travis Daniel, local president of Dale Carnegie Training of Washington and Idaho, about how to control emotions and express opinions in ways that foster acceptance, agreeable outcomes, and improved productivity. Cost is $20 for members, $35 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2MtXrr0.

The Spokane Institute of Internal Auditors will hold the 2018 Spokane Audit, Risk, and Compliance Forum 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will attend workshops and classes on audit, risk, and compliance practices. Cost is $625. For more information,visit: bit.ly/2PsngG1.

The Spokane County Library District will hold Advertising with Facebook 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the North Spokane Library meeting room, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Guests will hear from Mo Regalado, of MoVo Media, about how to use Facebook to effectively market and grow their business. This is a free event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2PwtFj9.

SCORE Spokane will hold Business Marketing and Sales 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the SBA office, 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 401. Guests will learn how to identify customers, attract them to their business, and how to get them to purchase their products. Cost is $25 with registration, $40 at the door. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2LkxR2c.

The Spokane and Coeur d’Alene Chapter of the Women’s Transportation Seminar will hold a Career Spectrum Panel 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Barlow’s, 1428 N. Liberty Lake Drive, Liberty Lake. Guests will hear from a panel of women in the region’s transportation industry about how to climb the corporate ladder and run their own business. Cost is $25 for members, $30 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ono2aT.

Startup Spokane will hold Lunch and Learn – A Marketing Plan for Entrepreneurs noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Startup Spokane, 610 W. Second. Guests will develop a marketing plan geared toward their business. This is a free event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2PBHn4j.

Startup Spokane will hold Entrepreneur Connect 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Startup Spokane, 610 W. Second. Guests will network with local entrepreneurs and discuss startups and technology, service providers, and advisors. This is a free event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2NkJzfm.

North Idaho College’s Small Business Development Center will hold You Have a Website – Now What 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the NIC Hedlund Building, Room 143, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn about search engine optimization and how to optimize their website. Cost is $29. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Lkn2gG.

Associated Industries will hold Drafting and Updating Employee Handbooks 9 a.m.-noon Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Associated Industries training room, 1206 N. Lincoln. Guests will learn to draft an effective employee handbook best suited to company needs by using essential policies. Cost is $99. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2PwzdKC.

Archbright University will hold Time Management 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Archbright University Spokane office, 5709 W. Sunset Highway, Ste. 208. Guests will learn effective time management processes to establish new habits and boost productivity. Cost is $135. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2PADkFq.

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold a Decisive Credit Building Workshop 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at SNAP East, 500 S. Stone. Guests will learn the difference between credit scores, how to increase a credit rating, and how to get the most out of disputing delinquent debt. Cost is $50. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2P2Ebxw.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours with University of Washington and the UW School of Medicine 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the University of Washington, 201 W. Main. Guests will network with other professionals and hear from a guest speaker from UW about initiatives currently underway with the UWSOM-Gonzaga University Regional Health partnership. This event is free for members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2wpjHHS.

Spokane Teachers Credit Union will hold Protect Your Credit Score 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, 535 S. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. Guests will learn how a credit score is calculated and how to maintain a healthy score. This is a free event. For more information,visit: bit.ly/2N9HOAZ.

North Idaho College’s Small Business Development Center will hold Hiring Winners, Operational Excellence for Profit 8:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the NIC Hedlund Building, Room 143, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn how to hire and keep good employees and improve productivity and efficiency. Cost is $29. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2wkVwKv.

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold Get Started 9:30 a.m.-noon Friday, Sept. 21, at the Women’s Business Center, 500 S. Stone. Guests will learn how to write a business plan, where to find market research, and what lenders look for in business applications. Cost is $25. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2wpY4H9.

The Northwest Region of the Wound, Ostomy & Continence Nurses Society will hold its 2018 NW WOCN Regional Conference 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and 7:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court. Guests will hear from keynote speaker Phyllis Quinlan, founder and president of MFW Consultants to Professionals Inc., and attend several education tracks with featured speakers in the health care profession. Cost is $175 for members, $190 for others, all inclusive. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2NnYYLI.

The National Association of Women Business Owners will hold its National Women’s Business Conference 2018 Sunday, Sept. 23, to Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Davenport Grand, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will attend a variety of education sessions with featured speakers including Creative Living without Fear with Elizabeth Gilbert, author of “Eat, Pray, Love” and Daring Leadership – Power of Flow: 4 Steps to Designing a Life You Love with Mina Fies, founder and CEO of Synergy Design & Construction. Guests can also attend an Awards Gala on the last night. Cost is $575 for members, $650 for others, all inclusive. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2IlYF1E.

Week of Sept. 24-Sept. 28

Archbright University will hold Shipping Hazardous Materials 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Archbright University Spokane office, 5709 W. Sunset Highway, Ste. 208. Guests will receive training on function-specific job duties and an overview of security requirements. Cost is $410. For more information,
visit: bit.ly/2LobtoV.

Archbright University will hold Dealing with Hazardous Waste 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Archbright University Spokane office, 5709 W. Sunset Highway, Ste. 208. Guests will learn proper handling and storage of wastes, record-keeping requirements, and reporting requirements associated with hazardous waste. Cost is $410. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2PzHeP3.

The Spokane Valley Economic Development Division, in conjunction with Startup Spokane and Tinderbox Consulting, will hold Lunch and Learn: A Crash Course in Social Media for Business noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at City Hall, 10210 E. Sprague. Guests will learn to connect with customers via social media. This is a free event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2MXWpmM.

The Spokane Club will hold a BizConnect: Executive Speaker Series 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. Guests will hear from Brian Newberry, CEO of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, about how servant leadership has shaped Spokane. Cost is $5 for members, $10 for others. For more information, contact: events@spokaneclub.org.

North Idaho College’s Small Business Development Center will hold Hiring and Retention for Growth 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the NIC Hedlund Building, Room 143, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn how to recruit, hire, and identify talent. Cost is $39. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2MMQMYn.

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold Give Yourself a Raise 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne. Guests will learn how to manage a budget, establish money goals, and recognize predators. This is a free event. For more information ,visit: bit.ly/2BKu7HR.

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold a Manufacturing Matters Dinner 5:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Guests will hear from keynote speaker Thomas Tedder of Tedder Industries about his journey to 1 million holster sales and Facebook followers while networking with the area’s top manufacturers. Cost is $50 a person, $400 a table of eight. For more information visit: bit.ly/2PRWTJK.

 

September 19, 2018

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