Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

March 16, 2017
Meetings & Events

Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, in partnership with Life Science Washington and Washington State University Spokane, will hold Ecosystem Connect on Thursday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at 610 W. Second. The social event is for entrepreneurially inclined people and will enable attendees to meet and talk about startups and technology. The event is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2lXqNfT.
 
Greater Spokane Incorporated, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce will hold the 2017 State of the County Address: Designing Our Future on Friday, March 17, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Spokane County Commissioner Al French will outline the successes of the last year and some of the public policy issues the Board of County Commissioners are currently working on. The event costs $25 for members and $55 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/jlwjg8s.
 
Life Science Washington, Washington State University Spokane, and Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, are partnering to hold Life Science Boot Camp on Friday, March 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at WSU Spokane, 103 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., in room SAC 147. The event will cover issues that life science companies face, including funding sources, regulatory challenges, IP and legal issues, and market research. The event is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mD9yDU.
 
The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Connection Lunch on Friday, March 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Event Center, 10514 E. Sprague. Col. Ryan Samuelson, commander of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, will provide a presentation about current base operations, as well as an update on its future. Registration costs $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2lwXOU8.
 
Spokane Young Professionals will hold SYP Take Over Mobius Science Center on Monday, March 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mobius Science Center, 331 N. Post. The event will be open to adults 21 years and older. The event costs $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mO8Cha.
 
Gonzaga University will hold The Dash on Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone. Fritz Wolff, chairman of The Wolff Co., will be the key speaker. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mHBozk.
 
The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors will hold a monthly membership breakfast on Wednesday, March 22, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 4935 E. Trent. The breakfast will provide an overview of how attendees can protect themselves and their teams from active shooters. The event costs $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mGtvKM.
 
The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold its monthly networking breakfast on Thursday, March 23, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. The event costs $15 at the door or $20 without registration. For more information or to register, call 208.762.1185 or email info@haydenchamber.org.
 
Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, March 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Archbright, 5709 W. Sunset Hwy., Ste. 208. The networking event is free for chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mNJfMj.
 
The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, March 23, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Beyond Bones Chiropractic, 2362 N. Old Mill Loop, Coeur d’Alene. The networking event is free. For more information or to register, call 208.415.0110 or email Brenda@CdAChamber.com.
 
Spokane Elder Resource Team will hold The Big Picture – Getting Real About Your Future and Family’s Future on Monday, March 27, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley. The event is free, and registration isn’t required. For more information, visit bit.ly/2mD8znA.
 
Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold World Trade Day and National Small Business Exporter Summit on Wednesday, March 29, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Small business exporters from across the country will be in Spokane to present on best practices and keys for success in global trade. Attendees will be able to learn from other businesses and exchange and share ideas. Registration costs $150. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2lU9OeH.
 
The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold After Five at HUB Sports Center on Wednesday, March 29, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. The networking event is free for chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mY2TSB.

 

Workshops & Seminars
The Spokane County Library District will hold free AARP Inc. Tax-Aid help workshops at the Deer Park Library, 205 S. Forest, Deer Park; the Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal; and the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Help is also available by appointment at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, and the Cheney Library, 610 First, in Cheney. Each library has different hours designated for tax help. For more information or to find out tax-help days and hours, visit bit.ly/2jtWZJi.
 
Startup Spokane will host a number of office hours in the upcoming weeks at Startup Spokane Central, 610 W. Second. Michael Ebinger, director for the Washington State University Center for Innovation, will be available for office hours on Fridays, March 17 and March 24, from 9 to 11 a.m. Ebinger is a resource for businesses looking to have a second set of eyes on business plans, and he also helps to develop new ideas for commercialized products and services. Bjornson Law Offices will hold office hours on Wednesdays, March 22 and March 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jason Powell, of Bjornson Law Offices, advises startup companies. Stonebraker McQuary Insurance will hold office hours on Tuesday, March 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. Financial Trek will hold office hours on Wednesday, March 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. Certified financial planner Denise Downey will be on-site to offer personal financial planning services. The office hours are free. For more information, visit bit.ly/24Px7ue.
 
WorkSource will hold Behavioral Based Interviewing Workshop for Employers on Friday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 130 S. Arthur. The advanced course covers behavioral-based interviews. It also covers legal issues involved in candidate interviewing and how to avoid them. The event is free for employers, but registration is required. For more information or to register, email jkaplan@esd.wa.gov or call 509.532.3166.
 
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) will hold seven workshops in the upcoming weeks. Navigating Your Credit World will be held on Friday, March 17, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road; on Saturday, March 18, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley; on Monday, March 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Spokane Library; and on Thursday, March 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 500 S. Stone. Attendees will learn how to access their credit reports, understand what it means, learn how to increase their scores, establish good credit, and how to deal with collection agencies. Women’s Business Center Orientation will be held on Monday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon, and on Wednesday, March 22, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at 500 S. Stone. The workshops will explain the resources available through the Women’s Business Center. Give Yourself a Raise will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Shadle Park Library. Attendees will learn key principles to success with their budgets and how to avoid financial crises. They also will learn how to establish practical money goals and recognize financial predators. The workshops are free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/1SUf52F.
 
Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold two Business AfterSchool events in the upcoming weeks. The first will be held on Tuesday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Washington State University Spokane Health Sciences, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Ste. 503. The second will be held on Thursday, March 30, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Inland Northwest Health Services training facility, 1610 N. Rebecca. Business AfterSchool is a series of industry skill workshops that provide on-site awareness of industry sectors in Spokane. They are geared toward middle school and high school students. Registration is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2hHaEtK.
 
SCORE Spokane will hold two Wednesday workshops at 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 444, in the upcoming weeks. QuickBooks Financial Management will be held on March 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A QuickBooks expert will guide attendees through using the software as a bookkeeping and financial management tool. How to Create and Execute a Small Business Marketing Plan will be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 9 to 11 a.m. The workshop will cover steps to building a marketing plan. Registration for each workshop costs $25 with preregistration or $40 at the door. For more information or to register, visit scorespokane.org/workshops. 
 
Spokane County Library District will hold Senior Scams on Thursday, March 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Attendees will learn what to do to avoid scams. The event is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2m3gHud.
 
Associated Industries will hold two workshops at 1206 N. Lincoln in the upcoming weeks. Succession Planning for High Performers will be held on Tuesday, March 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. The training identifies the traits needed in future leaders and how their supervisors can develop rising stars. Registration costs $95 for members and $175 for nonmembers. How Can Associated Industries Reduce the Risks and Responsibilities of Running Your Company’s 401(k) will be held on Wednesday, March 29, from noon to 1 p.m. The one-hour session will introduce attendees to the Associated Industries Retirement Program. The session is free, and lunch will be provided. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mf34KZ or bit.ly/2n7dNF9, respectively.
Conventions & Shows
2017 Western Middle School Basketball Championships
Thursday, March 16, to Monday, March 20
Spokane Convention Center,
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Expected attendance: 1,600
 
2017 Annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show
Thursday, March 16, to Sunday, March 19
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center,
404 N. Havana
Expected attendance: 10,000
 
2017 Annual Volleyball Tournament
Friday, March 24, to Sunday, April 2
Spokane Convention Center,
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Expected attendance: 11,000
 
2017 Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show
Friday, March 24, to Sunday, March 26
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center,
404 N. Havana
Expected attendance: 5,000

 

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