Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of Jan. 13 – Jan. 19

Innovation Collective will hold Innovation Collective ICLN Winter Summit, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, at The Innovation Den, 418 E. Lakeside, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will get inspired by and spend quality time with professional experts who will share life and career lessons and help with career development. The summit is free for members, $49.95 for others. 

Week of Jan. 20 – Jan. 26

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Don’t Have a Website for Your Business? 5:30-9 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, at North Idaho College SBDC, 420 N. College Drive, Hedlund Building, Room 143, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn how to create a functional page structure, formatting, and best practices for a website. The class is $49. 

Google will hold Grow with Google, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Spokane Public Library, 906 W. Main. Google will provide free digital skills workshops on topics such as how to get your business found on Google Search and Maps and how to use G Suite tools. One-on-one coaching will also be available. The workshop is free to attend. 

SCORE Spokane will hold Business Marketing and Sales-CORE 3, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at SCORE Spokane, 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 401. Guests will learn how to identify prospective customers, attract them to their businesses, and get customers to purchase products and services. The class is free for members, $25 for others. 

StartUp Spokane will hold Lunch and Learn – Do Your Research! noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at StartUp Spokane, 610 W. Second. Guests will learn how to find business funders, sales leads, customers, and market research with Mark Pond, research librarian for the Spokane Public Library. There is no cost to attend. 

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold AGC 101-Monthly Membership Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Inland NW AGC, 4935 E. Trent, Boardroom. Guests will learn about the resources available to members. The breakfast meeting is free for members, $35 for others. 

The Spokane Building Owners and Managers Association will hold a Membership Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 22, at The Centennial Hotel, 303 W. North River Drive. Guests will attend a networking lunch with a keynote presentation. The luncheon is free for members, $50 for others. 

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold Networking Breakfast & Annual Meeting 7-8:30 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will network with members and hear from Empire Airlines President and CEO Tim Komberec. The networking breakfast is $18 in advance, $20 at the door. 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours – North by Northwest 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, at North by Northwest, 903 W. Broadway. Guests will network with members in a relaxed setting. The event is free for members, $10 for others. 

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Financial Management for Profit 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, at North Idaho College SBDC, 420 N. College Drive, Hedlund Building, Room 143, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn to use financial statements for business success. The class is $49. 

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours at Wallick & Volk 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 23, at Wallick & Volk Mortgage Lenders, 117 N. Fourth, Ste. 102, in Coeur d’Alene. The meeting is free to attend. 

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold Labor & Industries Consultation Program 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at East Central Community Center’s Women’s Business Center, 500 S. Stone. Guests will learn about effective safety programs. There is no cost to attend. 

University of Washington CoMotion Labs will hold Building Your Culture as you Scale Your Business: Friday Fundamentals, noon-1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at the University of Washington Spokane Center, 201 W. Main. Ting Ni, a San Francisco-based corporate immigration attorney, will discuss immigration tips for founders, how to budget for immigration, and trends. The lecture is free to attend. 

The Fig Tree, along with Catholic Charities Eastern Washington, the Faith Action Network, the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, the Sisters of Providence, and the Pacific Northwest Conference of the United Methodist Church, will hold Eastern Washington Legislative Conference “Making it Happen” 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Spokane Valley United Methodist Church, 115 N. Raymond, in Spokane Valley. Spokane Mayor Nadine Woodward and City Council President Breean Beggs will address homelessness, affordable housing, and rent caps. Guests will learn about gun violence with Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich, and choose from six additional workshops. There is no cost to attend, however a $20 donation is suggested to benefit The Fig Tree. 

Week of Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold After 5 Networking – Mountain West Bank, 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Mountain West Bank, 12321 E. Mission, in Spokane Valley. The networking event is free for members, $10 for others. 

The City of Spokane Valley’s Economic Development Division will hold Lunch & Learn: Strategies to Tap into the Tourism Market noon-1 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 29, at Spokane Valley City Hall, 10210 E. Sprague, in Spokane Valley. Jamie Rand and Kaylen Bucher, of Visit Spokane, will discuss tourism trends and how to connect with visitors using digital media, social media, and other marketing strategies. The event is free to attend. 

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Planning for Business Success 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, at North Idaho College SBDC, 420 N. College Drive, Hedlund Building, Room 143, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn to plan for business success. The class is $49. 

University of Washington CoMotion Labs will hold How to Build a Deep Tech Enterprise Software Company as a Technical Founder, noon-1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, at the University of Washington Spokane Center, 201 W. Main. Timothy Chen, senior vice president of engineering at Tendermint, will share his career journey and discuss common mistakes first-time founders often make and how to navigate them. The lecture is free to attend. 

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold Leadership in Construction AGC Annual Convention. The convention will be 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the Davenport Grand Hotel, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will attend a variety of events including a vendor’s fair, breakout sessions, annual membership meeting, and an awards luncheon. The convention is $325, including all events and meals, $165 for a day session with limited access to convention events. Ticket options are also available for individual events. 

January 27, 2020

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