Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of May 6 – May 9

University of Washington CoMotion Labs will hold Fundamentals for Startups: Setting up HR – Getting it Right from the Earliest Stage, noon-1 p.m. Friday, May 7, online. Shannon Swift, CEO of Swift HR Solutions Inc., will teach guests how to avoid messy human resources distractions and to create an intentional HR foundation and culture. The lecture is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3eCxa53.

Week of May 10 – May 16

American Institute of Architects Academy for Health will hold Driving Diagnostic and Therapeutic Decisions: The Modern Clinical Laboratory, noon Tuesday, May 11, online. Guests will learn about the science behind designing a variety of styles of clinical labs. The architecture class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2R85ltv.

Association of Washington Business will hold its Spring Meeting, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, online. Guests will gather virtually to support the global competitiveness of Washington state with the business community, lawmakers, and policy experts. The meeting is $55 for AWB members, $75 for others, or $35 for access to the recorded content. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Px5tCn.

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Upbeat Breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will attend the Kyle M. Walker Champions of Tourism Award presentation and hear from Matt Borud, of the Idaho Department of Commerce. The breakfast is $17 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2R5n6tt.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business 2 Business Connect, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, online. Guest speaker Eric Sawyer, president and CEO of Spokane Sports, Spokane’s regional sports commission, will discuss the organization’s work, followed by a group discussion and networking. The meeting is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nsQhCP.

Inland Northwest Society for Human Resource Management will hold HR Transformation: A New Model for HR 3.0, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, online. Guests will learn what to expect from human resources over the next three years, including employee experiences and digital and cultural transformation. The meeting is $10 for INSHRM members, $15 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3xvIEA0.

Pacific Northwest Purchasing Education Group will hold May 2021 Ethical Dilemmas and Decisions, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 11, online. Guests will learn to navigate ethical dilemmas with their integrity intact. The presentation is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3eG24tk.

Associated Industries will hold HR 101, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11 and Wednesday, May 12, online. Guests will receive a high-level overview of the hiring process, personnel files, discipline, discrimination, and more. The HR class is $165. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nrWrTI.

Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Washington state Procurement Technical Center will hold How to do Business with the Department of the Navy, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 12, online. The Department of the Navy Office of Small Business Programs will teach a small business workshop to educate businesses on how to compete for opportunities, followed by a Q&A. The workshop is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2PA7vBI.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Regional Business Leaders Call, 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, May 12, online. Guests will receive updated information to help business planning and employee management. There is no cost to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ScXk75.

Innovia Foundation will hold Closing the Skills Gap in Workforce Development While Building Community Resiliency, noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, online. Guests will hear from Julian Thompson, strategist for the United Negro College Fund, who will share insights on how to close the equity gap in local rural and urban communities. The discussion is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nvSpcR.

Building Industry Association of Washington will hold Reviews and Testimonials Speak Volumes: How to Set Up a System to Get Reviews, 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, online. Guests will learn to leverage the satisfying reviews and testimonials received online with Ann Gussiff, of Gusiff Marketing Group. The workshop is $25 for BIAW members, $40 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3dZGiBK.

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Hearts for Heroes Awards 2021, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, in Coeur d’Alene. Guest will attend an awards luncheon honoring local health care providers. The luncheon is $45. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3sXMazD.

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Build Your Business Using LinkedIn, 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 13, online. North Idaho SBDC business coach Jamie Morgan will help guests use the professional social network to find customers, employees, and partners and to build their business brand. The marketing class is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3gPZ8Ns.

Idaho state Tax Commission will hold Sales and Use Tax for Vehicle Dealers, noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, online. Guests will learn about the sales and use tax, exemptions, and how to deal with trade-ins. The tax webinar is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/32UFMyr.

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold Virtual Job Site Visit + Presentation (Part 1), 2:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, online. The Construction Leadership Council will take guests on a virtual tour of The Podium, then guests will hear from Theresa Desautel, project engineer at Lydig Construction, who will discuss AGC’s Culture of Care initiative, followed by a Q&A. The meeting is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3xvI3hK.

OneAEC will hold 2021 Healthcare Panel Discussion: Healthcare Now and the Future, noon-1:15 p.m. Thursday, May 13, online. Guests will hear from regional health care facility managers who will share the impact the pandemic has had on their facilities and operations. The panel discussion is $10 for OneAEC members, $20 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3gLD1rr.

The North Idaho Alliance, in partnership with the Hayden Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Council of Realtors, and Soroptimist, will hold Onward & Upward with Grace & Gratitude Women’s Conference, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 14, at Best Western Plus Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, in Coeur d’Alene, and online. Guests will network and attend keynote addresses designed to inspire, educate, and open perspectives. Registration is $45 to join online, $69 for in-person general admission, or $250 for a booth. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2R4QlfN.

Week of May 17 – May 20

American Institute of Architects will hold Condominium Projects: If you Build It, They Will Sue, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, online. Guests will learn about the risks architects face in designing condominium projects in residential subdivisions, common interest developments, and mixed-use projects. The meeting is free for AIA members. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nyGlaL.

 

Association of Washington Business will hold Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Program, 11 a.m.-noon Tuesday, May 18, online. Guests will learn about the changes to the LTSS Trust Program and how to address those impacts. The benefit workshop is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3xz4X87.

 

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce will hold Leaders Luncheon, noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Hotspot, 104 N. Main, in Deer Park. Guests will network with business leaders in the community and hear from a guest speaker. The luncheon is $15 for members, $20 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3e0jWjF.

 

Post Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold Connect4Lunch Membership Meeting: Employee Health in the Post Covid Era, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at Red Lion Templin’s on the River, 401 E. First, in Post Falls. Dr. Dave King, director of occupational medicine at Northwest Specialty Hospital, will be the guest speaker. Registration ends May 13. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3vt0D8A.

 

Alliance of Angels will hold EQ – A Key Determinant of Entrepreneurial Success, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 19, online. Guests will learn how to assess the emotional intelligence of an early-stage entrepreneur and discuss opportunities to improve their leadership and success. The EQ class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3eIpjmN.

 

Association of Washington Business will hold Washington Manufacturing Webinar, 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday, May 19, online. Guests will receive updated information and insights on the manufacturing industry focused on advocacy, best practices, and new opportunities. The webinar is free for AWB members, $35 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3sWk73v.

 

Building Owners and Managers Association of Spokane will hold BOMA Spokane May Membership Luncheon, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at the Centennial Hotel, 303 W. North River Drive. Matt Santangelo, executive director of Hoopfest, will provide updates on the 2021 tournament. The luncheon is free for BOMA members to attend in-person or online, free for others to attend online, $35 for others to attend in-person. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3e1wEic.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold BizStreet: Leading Through Burnout, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, online. Employers will learn to examine their behavior, assess others’ behavior, and demonstrate care to themselves and others to ensure employees are meaningfully engaged and avoid burnout. The workshop is free for GSI members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nvNHvH.

 

Human Resources Network of North Idaho will hold May Meeting: Mental Health 101, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, online. The meeting is free for HRNNI members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2QHmhHl.

 

BECU Investment Services will hold Legacy Planning: Avoiding the 4 Common Pitfalls That Cause Family Tension, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, May 20, online. Guests will learn about available resources, ideas, and tools to avoid damaging relationships among the beneficiaries of their estates. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3e5fgsV.

Ignite Northwest will hold Ignite Talks with Bjoern Woltermann, Founder of Katalyst Interactive, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, May 20, online. Guests will learn about the Seattle-based fitness startup and its use of technology to amplify the results of any exercise, followed by a discussion and Q&A. There is no cost for the event. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3gIpYXS.

Building Industry Association of Washington will hold The Homeowner Journey in Remodeling, 9-10 a.m. Thursday, May 20, online. Guests will learn about the phases of the homeowner customer journey and which marketing strategies match up with each phase. The marketing workshop is $25 for BIAW members, $40 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3dZGiBK.

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Do You Know the Steps to Take to Increase Profits? 8-9:30 a.m. Thursday, May 20, online. William Jhung, director of North Idaho SBDC, will discuss how guests can improve their core business areas and improve profits with eight specific steps. There is no cost to attend the class. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3eBH1It.

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington will hold The Post-Pandemic Workplace, Part 1: Policies and Practices for the Post-COVID Office, 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 20, online. Guests will learn how cities and counties in Washington state are rethinking telecommuting policies, office spaces, and operational practices. The second part of the workshop will be held Wednesday, May 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon. The workshop is $25. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3nsWlLB.

Spokane Home Builders Association will hold SHBA Next: Drinks & Divots, 3-7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at Eagle Ridge Short Course, 5840 S. Meadow Lane Road. Guests will spend an afternoon on the golf course followed by networking with young professionals in the industry. There is no cost to attend to network only, $10 for an individual player, $40 for a team of four. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3gJQkZp.

Journal of Business will hold Elevating the Conversation: Mid-Year Economic Report: Building a Post-Pandemic Economy, 4 p.m. Thursday, May 20, online. Steve Scranton, chief investment officer and economist for Washington Trust Bank, will sit down with Linn Parish, editor of the Journal of Business, to discuss the state of the economy followed by a Q&A. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3eLQDQW.

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