Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

Week of July 29 – Aug. 1

Washington state Procurement Technical Assistance Center will hold Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Govt Contracting, 10-11 a.m. Friday, July 30, online. Small business owners new to government procurement will learn about government contracting. The class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3BjNH8t.

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business 2 Business Connect, 8:30-9:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, online. Excelsior Wellness Chief Human Resource Officer, Kitara Johnson, will be the guest speaker. The meeting is free to register. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3kCEXVa.

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants will hold Internal Customers: Winning from the Inside Out, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, online. Participants will learn to optimize their employees’ experience to make a direct impact on the external customer’s experience. Registration is $49 for WSCPA members, $69 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UrreG6.

Archbright will hold Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, 9 a.m.-noon Friday, July 30, online. Guests will learn to discuss differences comfortably, decrease exclusion, and resolve misunderstandings related to diversity. The class is $270. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3ByTVlg.

SCORE Greater Seattle will hold Buying an Existing Business Step by Step, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, July 31, online. Guests will work through practical exercises and learn how to find a business to buy. The business-buying class is $55. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3wQEn8O.

Week of Aug. 2 – Aug. 8

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants will hold Closely Held Business Owner Financial Planning Opportunities, 8-10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2, online. Guests will discuss business succession planning, practice management and marketing, and executive compensation. The class is $79 for WSCPA members, $109 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3kHNztw.

SCORE Greater Seattle will hold Creating a Quick Business Plan in Three Hours, 1-4 p.m. Monday Aug. 2, online. In this two-part workshop, guests will first learn to write a unique Value Statement for a product or service. Then, guests will use Lean Canvas to create a detailed business plan. The workshop is $50. For more information, visit: bit.ly/36Lycbt.

Washington state Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Govology will hold Marketing Your Existing GSA Schedule Contract, 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, online. Guests will learn tips to conduct market analysis of the federal marketplace and explore free internet tools to achieve marketing objectives. The workshop is $75. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3rje4H8.

Building Industry Association of Washington will hold Your Marketing Strategy Blueprint: Start with a Plan to Succeed, 9-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, online. Ann Gusiff, of Gusiff Marketing Group, will explain how to create a marketing strategy. The marketing class is $25 for BIAW members, $40 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3dZGiBK.

Innovia Foundation will hold Rethink “Responsive Investing,” 2-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, online. Guests will hear from Tim O’Donnell, senior vice president of investments at Fund Evaluation Group, who will discuss environmental, social, and governance investing and how it outperformed Innovia’s consolidated investment pool. Registration is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3jbOBxh.

Washington Hospitality Association will hold Creating a Great Culture with President and CEO Anthony Anton, 10-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, online. Guests will learn how to create a great workplace culture to attract employees. Registration is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Uw3dgW.

Washington state Procurement Technical Assistance Center will hold Let’s Talk Business: 5 Mistakes that Women Business Owners Make to Sabotage their Success, noon-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, online. Arezou Kohan, author, business coach, and strategist, will explain how to avoid common mistakes and building a fulfilling business. There is no cost to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3wVfTv4.

Municipal Research and Services Center of Washington will hold Emerging Legal Issues Regarding Homelessness, 11 a.m.-noon Thursday, Aug. 5, online. Guests will learn about the legal rights of homeless individuals, appropriate responses while interacting with homeless individuals, and gray areas of legal risk. The presentation is $35. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3BqvDtk.

Archbright will hold Coaching for Success, 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday, Aug. 6, online. Participants will learn to increase motivation, productivity, and engagement. The coaching workshop is $270. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2Un3h2N.

Week of Aug. 9 – Aug. 12

SCORE Greater Seattle will hold Become a Small Business Owner Through Franchising, 10 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Aug. 10, online. Guests in the early stage of considering franchising as well as those actively considering a franchise will hear from experts and have questions answered. The franchising class is $35. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UZh6o1.

Progressions Credit Union will hold Sandwich Generation (Taking Care of Kids and Parents) 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, online. Guests will learn to manage the medical, legal, and financial needs of their parents while financially preparing for their children’s future. The webinar is free to join. For more information, visit: bit.ly/351F3Na.

Washington state Department of Revenue will hold Small Business Requirements and Resources – Start a Business in WA, 2-3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, online. Guests will learn to plan, register, and license a new business in Washington state. The business class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2W18Y6T.

Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold Upbeat Breakfast, 7-9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second, in Coeur d’Alene. Guests will hear from a featured speaker and network with members. Registration is $17 in advance, $25 at the door. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2VU0LRO.

Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants will hold How Fraud Can Affect Smaller Organizations, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, online. Guests will explore the reasons fraud takes place and review security measures. Tickets are $149 for WSCPA members, $199 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3zfTE4M.

SCORE Greater Seattle will hold Marketing Part 1: Developing and Promoting Your Product or Service to Sell More, 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, online. Guests will find help to identify target markets to make promotional efforts more focused and effective. Registration is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2VUD9wp.

OneAEC will hold Regional Transportation Update, noon-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, online. Guests will hear about operational impacts, strategic plans, and future projects from a panel of regional transportation agencies moderated by Eve McMenamy, of Spokane Regional Transportation Council. Tickets are $10 for OneAEC members, $20 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3hU4B6e.

Building Industry Association of Washington will hold Online CESCL Recertification, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, online. Residential builders with expiring Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead certifications will attend a recertification class and have questions answered with Alex Zimmerman, of Creative Courses LLC. Registration is $125 for BIAW members, $225 for others. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3dZGiBK.

Journal of Business will hold Elevating the Conversation: Moving Beyond a Virtual World in Higher Education, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, online. Christine Johnson, chancellor for the Community Colleges of Spokane, will discuss in-person learning at Inland Northwest colleges and universities. Registration is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3kz35rQ.

Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Connections Meeting: Youth Employment, 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, online. Guests will learn how local employers develop youth workforce opportunities. The meeting is free. For more information, visit: bit.ly/2UuJyy4.

BECU Investment Services will hold Washington State Long-Term Care Tax: What You Need to Know Now, 1-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, online. Vice president of BECU Investment Services Matt Dailey, will provide an overview of the long-term care act and associated tax. The class is free to attend. For more information, visit: bit.ly/3itRA23.

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