Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Entrepreneur Connect on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 610 W. Second. The event series hosts interviews with local entrepreneurs and offers an opportunity for attendees to ask questions about entrepreneurship. The guest will be Thomas Tedder, founder of Old Faithful Holsters. The event is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2gXinrd.
Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, will hold Lunch n’ Learn: Lean Canvas Business Model Workshop and Intro to Washington State University Center for Innovation on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from noon to 1 p.m. at Startup Spokane Central, 610 W. Second. Attendees will learn about WSU’s Center for Innovation and how it helps entrepreneurs develop their business ideas. The event will also include a Lean Canvas Business Model tutorial. The event is free. For more information, visit bit.ly/2vFQ86o. To register, contact email@example.com.
Spokane Arts will hold Media Training for Artists in All Disciplines and Arts Organizations on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Northwest Museum of Arts & Culture, 2316 W. First. The workshop aims to help artists of all disciplines, and the organizations that present their work, pitch their events and activities to local media. Presenters include Carolyn Lamberson, of the Spokesman-Review; Verne Windham and Jim Tevenan, of Spokane Public Radio; Chey Scott and Dan Nailen, of The Inlander newspaper; and others. Attendees will learn what media sources are looking for in a pitch, what is needed in press releases or other materials, and how to improve their chances of success. The workshop is free and open to all who register. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2vk2hvo.
The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast on Thursday, Aug. 24, 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 with reservations or $20 without. For more information or to register, call 208.762.1185 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours and GSI Night with the Spokane Indians on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Avista Stadium, 602 N. Havana. Attendees will enjoy an evening of networking, followed by a family night out. Registration includes one baseball game ticket and costs $5 for members and $15 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2v19fqg.
The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, Aug. 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Human Rights Education Institute, 414 Mullan Road, Coeur d’Alene. The networking event is free. For more information, visit bit.ly/2uoL6GC.
Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors’ Construction Leadership Council will hold a Construction Law Discussion and Social on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Jack & Dan’s Bar & Grill, 1226 N. Hamilton. The second annual event will feature a presentation and discussion about allocating risk in construction contracts. The event is free and open to all AGC members and members of the Construction Leadership Council. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2umP7MQ.
Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, will host a number of office hours in the upcoming weeks at Startup Spokane Central, 610 W. Second. Swiftwater Advisors will hold office hours on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. Joel Hoff can help companies in the startup and emerging phases. Michael Ebinger, director for the Washington State University Center for Innovation, will be available for office hours on Fridays, Aug. 18 and Aug. 25, 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. Concinnus Financial will hold office hours on Monday, Aug. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Office hours are available for market- or business-specific research, putting together financial statements, and related topics. Stonebraker McQuary Insurance will hold office hours on Tuesday, Aug. 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. Bjornson Law Offices will hold office hours on Wednesdays, Aug. 23, and Aug. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jason Powell, of Bjornson Law Offices, advises startup companies. Financial Trex will hold office hours on Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. Denise Downey is a certified financial planner with more than 16 years of experience. The office hours are free. For more information, visit bit.ly/24Px7ue.
SCORE Spokane will hold QuickBooks Financial Management on Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 444. A QuickBooks expert will guide attendees through using the software as a bookkeeping and financial management tool. Attendees also will learn tips and shortcuts, and will be able to ask QuickBooks-related questions. Registration costs $25 in advance and $40 at the door. For more information or to register, visit scorespokane.org/workshops.
Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners will hold a number of workshops in the upcoming weeks. Give Yourself a Raise will be held at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, on Friday, Aug. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Monday, Aug. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. Attendees will learn key principles to succeed with their budget and avoid financial crises. They also will learn how to establish practical money goals and recognize financial predators. Navigating Your Credit World will be held on Monday, Aug. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the North Spokane Library. Attendees will learn how to access their credit reports, understand what they mean, how to increase their scores, establish good credit, and deal with collection agencies. QuickBooks Accounting 1 and QuickBooks Accounting 2 will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at 500 S. Stone on Tuesday, Aug. 22, and Thursday, Aug. 24, respectively. In the two-part series, attendees will learn how to set up their businesses in QuickBooks and enter transactions through the online QuickBooks program. They also will learn how to create and understand financial reports. The classes are purchased together and cost $25 in total. Get Started will be held on Friday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to noon at 500 S. Stone. The workshop will explain the resources available through the Women’s Business Center. That event costs $10. All other events are free. For more information or to register, visit snapwa.org/education-calendar/.
2017 Goodguys Great NW Nationals
Goodguys Rod & Custom Association
Friday, Aug. 18, to Sunday, Aug. 20
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center,
404 N. Havana
Expected attendance: 10,000
2017 General Merchandising Show HBC Candy Show
Monday, Aug. 21, to Wednesday, Aug. 23
Spokane Convention Center,
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Expected attendance: 1,100
2017 Gonzaga Orientation Weekend
Friday, Aug. 25, to Monday, Aug. 28
502 E. Boone
Expected attendance: 1,500
2017 Ironman USA Coeur d’Alene
Sunday, Aug. 27
Expected attendance: 2,800
2017 38th Annual Pig Out in the Park
Wednesday, Aug. 30, to Monday, Sept. 4
507 N. Howard
Expected attendance: 15,000