Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events


Fundamentals for Startups: 5G Fundamentals for Entrepreneurs

University of Washington CoMotion webinar will cover the basics of 5G technology, including its role in the market and how entrepreneurs should think about related opportunities.

Friday, May 6, noon-1 p.m.


Free admission

Perk It Up ’22

The North Idaho Alliance business-to-business networking event will include business professionals from Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Post Falls, Spokane, and Spokane Valley.

Monday, May 9, 9-11:30 a.m.

The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene

$49 admission

Upbeat Breakfast

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber monthly networking event will feature various business’ trade tables and a guest speaker.

Tuesday, May 10, 7-8:30 a.m.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, Coeur d’Alene

$30 admission

Retirement Planning: The Basics

Progressions Credit Union webinar will cover how to optimize investments to reach long-term goals and how the economy and taxes can impact retirement savings.

Tuesday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. or Thursday, May 19, 5:30 p.m.


Free admission

The Power of No: Creating & Holding Boundaries to Achieve Your Goals

Vin & Yin LLC discussion will include networking time and feature guest panelists Brooke Baker Spink, of Baker Construction & Development; Stephanie Curran, of Spokane Public Facilities District; Latisha Hill, of Avista Corp.; Donna Sellers, of Kalispel Tribal Economic Authority; and Sinead Voorhees, of Whitworth University.

Tuesday, May 10, 5:15-7:15 p.m.

Steam Plant Rooftop, 159 S. Lincoln, Spokane

$20 admission

KHQ/WorkSource Job Fair

KHQ Q6, Spokane Workforce Council, and WorkSource Spokane event will bring together job seekers and employers from many different industries.

Wednesday, May 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, for May 11; online for May 12

Free admission

State of Downtown

Downtown Spokane Partnership event will feature a presentation from Michael J. Berne, a leading expert and futurist on urban and downtown districts.

Wednesday, May 11, 3:30-6 p.m.

Pavilion at Riverfront, 574 N. Howard, Spokane

$40 for DSP members, $45 for others

Strengthening Your Business

Idaho State Tax Commission webinar will cover wages, permit applications, income taxes, tax reporting, and more.

Thursday, May 12, 8-11 a.m.


Free admission

Hearts for Heroes Awards 

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber event will honor local health care providers.

Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hagadone Event Center, 900 S. Floating Green Drive, Coeur d’Alene

$45 admission

How to Write a Business Plan

Washington Small Business Development Center event will cover the information needed for a solid business plan and why business plans are integral for a business loan.

Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m.-noon


Free admission

Annual Developer’s Panel

OneAEC panel discussion will include insights and perspectives about future development in the Spokane region from local developers.

Thursday, May 12, noon-1:15 p.m.

Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane

$35 for OneAEC members, $45 for others

Community Partners Event

Gonzaga University School of Business Administration annual event will be an opportunity for members of the local business community to connect with the business school.

Thursday, May 12, 5-6:30 p.m.

Gonzaga University Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone, Spokane

Free admission

Interviewing Techniques

WorkSource Spokane workshop will cover interviewing tips, including frequently asked questions, what employers are looking for, and more.

Friday, May 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

WorkSource Spokane, 130 S. Arthur, Spokane

Free admission


Code 101: Explore Software 


Code Fellows event will cover the basics of what it means to be a software developer, how to create a website, how to deploy a website, programming language, and more.

Saturday, May 14, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


$99 admission

Community Leadership Summit

Innovia Foundation event will bring together volunteers, community leaders, and philanthropists from across the region who will explore how community leadership has the power to transform lives and communities in Eastern Washington and North Idaho.

Monday, May 16, 10 a.m.-Tuesday, May 17, 3 p.m.

The Davenport Grand, 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane

$50 admission

Your Roadmap to Success – How to Create a Business Plan

Score Spokane webinar will cover the necessary information for an effective business plan, who will request to see the plan, and why a strong business plan is important.

Tuesday, May 17, 10-11 a.m.


Free admission

Business Growth and Development Webinar

Washington Small Business Development Center webinar will cover cashflow management, forecasting, funding and capital infusion, managing debt, financial discipline, and more.

Tuesday, May 17, 1-2:30 p.m.


Free admission

Networking & Convos with Pablo Hernandez, E.A.

Burbity Workspaces event will feature local tax accountant Pablo Hernandez, who will discuss the financial aspects of owning a business, including taxes, recordkeeping, and hiring employees.

Tuesday, May 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Burbity Workspaces at Sullivan Valley Commons, 2818 N. Sullivan Road, Ste. 100, Spokane Valley

Free admission

Perfecting Applications

WorkSource Spokane workshop will cover how employers read applications, how to organize and communicate skills and abilities, and how to master both paper and electronic applications.

Wednesday, May 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

WorkSource Spokane, 130 S. Arthur

Free admission

CAEC Pro: Job Order Contracting Best Practices Guidelines

American Public Works Association Washington state chapter webinar will cover information on overall methods and processes in procuring, awarding, and managing a typical job order contract.

Thursday, May 19, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.


Free for APWA members, $30 for others

Regional Economic Summit

North Idaho Building Contractors Association event will feature keynote speaker Robert Dietz, chief economist and senior vice president for economics and housing policy for the National Association of Home Builders.

Thursday, May 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, Coeur d’Alene

$55 for NIBCA or Spokane Home Builders Association members, $65 for others

SCORE Workshop: Building a Sustainable Nonprofit

Spokane County Library District workshop is intended for those considering starting a nonprofit organization and will cover topics that will help build a strong foundation for long-term sustainability.

Thursday, May 19, noon-1:30 p.m.


Free admission

Deer Park Job Fair

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce event is intended to build up businesses and employees in the community.

Thursday, May 19, 2-4 p.m.

Spokane County Fire District 4 community room, 315 E. Crawford, Deer Park

Free admission

Elevating the Conversation

Spokane Journal of Business monthly webinar will feature Chris Patterson, a community solutions advisor at Hello For Good, who will discuss the role businesses play in addressing homelessness.

Thursday, May 19, 4 p.m.


Free admission

May 19, 2022

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