Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of March 11 – 17 

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Financial Management for Profit 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Hedlund Building, 420 N. College, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn to understand business financial statements and how to use them. The class is $49. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2T1fAz5.

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors of America will hold North Idaho Social Meet & Greet 4-6 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Bardenay Restaurant & Distillery, 1710 W. Riverstone Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will network with members of the Inland NW AGC and the Idaho AGC. The meeting is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2BKA713.

Archbright Spokane will hold Holding Others Accountable for Great Performance 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Archbright Spokane, 5709 W. Sunset Highway, Ste. 208. Guests will learn to apply a five-step approach for holding others accountable to deliver great team performance and results. The class is $135. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2IrkT6S.

OneAEC will hold The Future of Leadership for AEC 8-11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will hear from speaker Dr. Barb Jackson, Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate & Construction Management, who will discuss why leadership and the ability to inspire is important in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. The seminar is $45. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2VcnrHx.

SCORE Spokane will hold Marketing, Advertising, & Sales: Connections & Differences 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at Deer Park Library’s meeting room, 208 S. Forest, Deer Park. Guests will hear an updated explanation of the terms marketing, advertising, and sales and learn how the three interact with each other. The workshop is free for entrepreneurs and small businesses. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UmDJgT.

Northwest Planning Inc. will hold 2-Day Retirement Road Map (Part 1) 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Spokesman-Review Print Facility, 1 N. Monroe. Guests will learn about retirement planning, asset protection, Medicare, Social Security, pensions, and 401(k)s. The second part will be held March 19. The workshop is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2TdzgfI.

StartUp Spokane will hold Social Media Marketing for Small Business 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Spokane Community College, Avista Center for Entrepreneurship (Building 1), 1810 N. Greene. Guests will learn the different types of social media platforms, how to use them, how to create content, and how to use Google AdWords. The class is $55. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2SMRTuQ.

The Nurses Advisory Committee for Perinatal Education will hold Pot of Gold Conference 2019 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Guests will attend a variety of activities throughout the day including breakfast, lectures by industry professionals, and concluding with a questions and evaluations session. The conference is $89. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2SN6fqu.

Week of March 18 –24

CEOtoCEO will hold Attracting and Keeping Millennial and Gen Z Talent 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. Guests will hear from the founder of The Generational Institute and best-selling author, Anna Liotta. The event is $50. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2tELlje. 

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Let’s Talk Shop – What Makes a Good Business Exceptional? 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Holiday Inn Express Spokane Valley, 9220 E. Mission, Spokane Valley. Guests will network and learn ways to grow their business. The workshop is free for members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2V9ue4B.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold BizStreet: Background Screening and Compliance 8-9:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 19, at Greater Spokane Inc., 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 100. Guests will learn about the regulatory landscape governing pre-employment background screening, to protect the rights of the applicant and to protect themselves from litigation. The class is $10 for members, $20 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2C7sxxr.

Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold County Update with the Commissioners 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Best Western Coeur d’Alene Inn, 506 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will hear from Kootenai County commissioners and the county’s new public information officer. The event is $30 for members, $40 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2VFwsJ9.

Post Falls Chamber of Commerce will hold Connect4Lunch 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Red Lion Templin’s, 414 E. First, Post Falls. Guests will hear from Claudia Miewald, Kootenai Behavioral Health. The event is $15 to $20. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2EQxgFI.

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold How to Hire Your First Employee 5:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at Hedlund Building, 420 N. College, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn the best methods in recruiting, hiring, defining job duties and responsibilities, identifying talent, onboarding processes, and various compliance and regulations. The workshop is $49. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2TtCRtM.

Eastern Washington University will hold Suicide Prevention Training 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at EWU Campus Pence Union Building, meeting rooms 321 and 323, Cheney. The training will provide instructions for risk assessment, management, treatment, and referral of the suicidal person. The class is $125. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ESBhta.

StartUp Spokane will hold Ecosystem Connect 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, at StartUp Spokane, 610 W. Second. Guests will meet and network with local service providers, advisers, and mentors with the goal of growing Spokane’s startup scene. The event is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2tTrCwc.

West Plains Chamber of Commerce will hold March Membership Breakfast 2019 7-9 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at EWU’s Hargreaves Hall, 616 Seventh, Cheney. Guests will hear from Kevin Richey, the mayor of Airway Heights; Chris Grover, the mayor of Cheney; and Shirley Maike, the mayor of Medical Lake; regarding the state of the cities. The breakfast is $30 for members, $35 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2tRMcgp.

The Spokane Police Foundation will hold Breakfast with the Chief 7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at The Historic Davenport, 10 S. Post. Guests will attend a fundraiser and hear from Spokane’s police chief Craig Meidl on the state of the department and the programs offered. The breakfast is $35. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2HjF8kO.

Whitworth University will hold Women in Business Leadership Awards 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon. Robyn Nance will emcee the annual breakfast event and guests will hear from award winners. The event is $25. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2XzbmOC.

Community Health Action of Spokane Health and Providence Health Care will hold Teaching the Teachers – Pathways and Partnerships in Health Sciences 8 a.m.-noon Thursday, March 21, at CHAS Nurse Practitioner Residency Clinic, 15812 E. Indiana, Ste. 101, Spokane Valley, followed by a tour of Providence Medical Park at, 16528 E. Desmet Court, Spokane Valley. Educators will learn about the medical programs offered and future programs planned, and participate in hands-on learning activities. The workshop is free for educators. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2T2KM1q.

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Planning for Business Success 5:30-9 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Hedlund Building, 420 N. College, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will learn why planning is crucial and the right way to plan for business success. The class is $49. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2EOUJa0.

Measure Meant and Fellow Coworking will hold B Learning Hour 4-5 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at Fellow Coworking, 304 W. Pacific Ave, Ste. 210. Guests will learn about Certified B Corps. This event is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2XO7BoC.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Connections Lunch: State of the City Spokane Valley 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday, March 22, at CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Guests will hear Mayor Rod Higgins and Deputy Mayor Pam Haley discuss public safety, economic development, transportation, infrastructure, and pavement initiatives. The event is $35 to $45. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2SMG6YL.

Week of March 25 –31

North Idaho College Small Business Development Center will hold Advanced Pricing Strategies for Small Business 201 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Hedlund Building, 420 N. College, Coeur d’Alene. This is the second course in the Pricing Class series. Basic Pricing Strategies 101 and an understanding of income statements are prerequisites to attend. Guests will explore advanced pricing strategies such as supply and demand pricing, pricing for competitive bidding, and value-added pricing. The class is $49. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ENF2Af.

Inland Northwest Partners will hold INP Spring Meeting: 2019 Regional Economic Forecast 9 a.m.-2:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at CenterPlace Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Guests will have an opportunity to network and hear from keynote speaker John Mitchell, along with updates in aerospace recruitment, labor market trends, housing issues, and opportunity zones. The meeting is $40 for members, $60 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2EQhjiU.

YWCA Spokane will hold Partners in Progress 2019 Annual Meeting 8:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at McKinstry Co., 850 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Guests will join a celebration of the YWCA’s 116th birthday, reflection of successes from the past year, and an acknowledgment of the Shining Star award honorees who made an outstanding contribution to the organization in 2018. The meeting is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2SNnHel.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold After 5 at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars 4:30-6 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, at Arbor Crest Wine Cellars, 4705 Fruit Hill Road. Guests will network with other professionals. The event is free for members, $10 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2C9Lwrh.

Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold Networking Breakfast 7-8 a.m. Thursday, March 28, at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Guests will hear from guest speaker Dr. James Grassi, founder and president of the Men’s Ministry Catalyst, an international men’s organization. The event is $18 to $20. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2tSthSA.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Transportation Committee Program noon-1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at Longhorn Barbeque, 2315 N. Argonne, Spokane Valley. Guests will hear guest speaker Todd Woodard give a presentation on rail projects. The event is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2ES91Xy.

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