Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

March 30, 2017
Meetings & Events

 
 

The Spokane Regional MarCom Association will hold Difficult Decisions: The Psychology of Consumer Choice on Friday, April 14, starting at 7 a.m., at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln.  The presentation will review systematic biases in decision making, with the goal of identifying ways that marketers can influence consumer choice and help consumers make better decisions. The speaker will be Peggy Sue Loroz, professor of marketing at Gonzaga University’s School of Business Administration. Registration is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2nYSB7v.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Let Freedom Ring on Friday, April 14, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, in Airway Heights. The event, which is also April’s Good Morning Greater Spokane breakfast program, will celebrate the military through a special awards program that honors local active duty, guard, and reserve members of the armed forces. Brig. Gen. Roger H. Watkins will be the speaker. Registration costs $30, but special military pricing is available. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mGVvLC.

 

Washington State University Stevens County Extension will hold Value Added Processing for Entrepreneurs on Monday, April 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 986 S. Main, in Colville. The seminar will talk about what it takes to add value to fresh fruits and vegetables by processing them into pickles, jams, frozen chunks, and related products to sell. Attendees also will learn about the product-development process, complying with food safety regulations, and will hear about the processing facility recommendations resulting from a food processing facility feasibility study by the Community Agriculture Development Center in Colville. The event is free, but space is limited. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2nFv2x1. 

 

The Spokane County Library District will hold Drop-In Job and Career Help on Monday, April 17, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. A business librarian is available during drop-in hours to assist job seekers and offer career help. The event is free. For more information, visit bit.ly/2nFBpAv.

 

Spokane Young Professionals will hold SYP Beer with Jordan Allen and Stay Alfred on Tuesday, April 18, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Stay Alfred, 123 E. Sprague. An afterparty event will be held at Nyne, 232 W. Sprague. Attendance costs $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oWjV3R.

 

As part of its Elder Planning Series, Spokane Elder Resource Team will hold three events in the upcoming weeks. The Big Picture: Getting Real About Your Future and Family’s Future will be held on Monday, April 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the South Perry Library, 3324 S. Perry. How to Prepare for a Secure Financial Future in Your Senior Years and Social Security Basics will be held on Monday, April 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley. Medicare Planning, Different Products and Enrollment Periods, and Long Term Care Insurance will be held on Tuesday, April 25, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at South Perry Library. The events are free, and registration isn’t required. For more information, visit bit.ly/2mD8znA.

 

Gonzaga University School of Business Administration will hold In the Wake of Disaster: The Great Recession in Historical Perspective on Tuesday, April 18, from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. in Gonzaga’s John J. Hemmingson Center, 502 E. Boone. The event will compare the severity of the initial economic shocks of the Great Recession to the Great Depression. It also will address the success of resulting monetary and fiscal policy responses, and economic reform. Christina Romer, professor of economics at the University of California in Berkeley, Calif., will be the guest speaker. Registration costs $100 per person or $1,000 for a sponsored table of eight. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2p6duLv.

 

Catalyst, Bozzi Media, and Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living Magazine will hold Catalyst 3rd Tuesday on Tuesday, April 18, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Chateau Rive at the Flour Mill, 621 W. Mallon. Entrepreneur Tom Simpson will share success and strategy tips with attendees. The networking event is free. For more information nor to register, visit bit.ly/2nFFF2N.

 

The Spokane Regional MarCom Association will hold the 2017 Spark Awards on Wednesday, April 19, starting at 5:30 p.m., at Hotel RL at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. The marketing awards show also offers drinks, dinner, and networking opportunities. The event costs $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers, with separate student pricing available. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oyQKXV.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold an Executive Connect Breakfast on Thursday, April 20, from 7:45 to 9 a.m. at The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. Tony Rubleski, president of Mind Capture Group, will share a message to help people capture more minds and profits. Registration costs $30. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2mX2Eer.

 

The Public Relations Society of America will hold Conversations With … Julie Holland, Northern Quest Resort & Casino on Thursday, April 20, from noon to 1 p.m. at 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Holland, director of public relations and communications for Northern Quest, will share strategies and tactics to launch a successful marketing campaign, with a specific focus on Northern Quest’s recent announcement regarding future expansion. Registration costs $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers, with separate student pricing available. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oDub4O.

 

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold Business Connections Breakfast on Friday, April 21, from 7 to 9 a.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. Mike Stocker, a supervising animator with Pixar Animation Studios, will walk attendees through the process of making “Finding Dory,” from story to final animation. Registration costs $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oEZsBa.

 

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors will hold HOT Safety Topics – Monthly Membership Breakfast on Wednesday, April 26, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at 4935 E. Trent. Attendees will join in the discussion at a forum to stay informed on certain safety topics in the construction community. Registration costs $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oEWRKr.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Teaching the Teachers – Manufacturing on Wednesday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to noon at Sonderen Packaging Co., 2906 N. Crestline. Attendees will get insight into what a typical day looks like in the production field, the variety of careers that are offered in the manufacturing industry, a tour of the new facility, and time for conversations about educational pathways. The event is free and geared toward educators. For more information or to register, visit 

bit.ly/2ouHOml.

 

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will hold After Five at The Spokane Club-Spokane Valley on Wednesday, April 26, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at The Spokane Club facility at 5900 E. Fourth. The networking event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit 

bit.ly/2oz90As.

 

The West Plains Chamber of Commerce and Northwest Farm Credit Services will hold Big Ideas for Small Businesses on Wednesday, April 26, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 2001 Flint Road. Attendees will learn how they can benefit from the free resources provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Registration is free. For more information or to register, visit westplainschamber.org/bigideas. 

 

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast on Thursday, April 27, from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. The networking event costs $15 with advance registration or $20 without. For more information or to register, call 208.762.1185 or email info@haydenchamber.org. 

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours in Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. As of April 5, no location has been announced. The networking event is free for members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2ouv7Zi.

 

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at STCU, 401 E. Front, Ste. 100, Coeur d’Alene. The networking event is free. For more information or to register, contact Brenda Young at 208.415.0110 or Brenda@cdachamber.com. 

 

KHQ, the city of Spokane, WorkSource Spokane, and the Spokane Area Workforce Development Council will hold the Fourth Annual KHQ Job Fair on Wednesday, May 17, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. All industries are welcome to the job fair, which is free for job seekers. Vendor registration is $125 and closes on May 10 or when slots fill up. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2nMagwm.

Workshops & Seminars
 

The Spokane County Library District will hold free AARP Inc. Tax-Aid help workshops until April 17 at the Deer Park Library, 205 S. Forest, Deer Park; the Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal; and the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Help is also available by appointment at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, and the Cheney Library, 610 First, in Cheney. Each library has different days and hours designated for tax help. For more information or to find out tax-help days and hours, visit bit.ly/2jtWZJi.

 

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) will hold a number of workshops in the upcoming weeks. Give Yourself a Raise will be held on Thursday, April 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., at 500 S. Stone; Monday, April 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road; Friday, April 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Argonne Library; and Wednesday, April 26, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Downtown Library, 906 W. Main. Attendees will learn key principles to succeed with their budgets, avoid financial crises, establish practical money goals, and recognize predators. Navigating Your Credit World will be held on Friday, April 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road; Saturday, April 22, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry; and Tuesday, April 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Downtown Library. Attendees will learn how to access their credit reports, understand what those reports mean, how to increase their scores and establish good credit, and how to deal with collection agencies. Women’s Business Center Orientation will be held at 500 S. Stone on Saturday, April 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon; and Wednesday, April 26, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The workshop will explain the resources available to attendees through the Women’s Business Center. Advanced Digital Marketing/Inbound Marketing will be held on Tuesday, April 25, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 500 S. Stone. The training will give attendees an introduction on how to increase their online presence for their businesses. All the events are free, except Advanced Digital Marketing/Inbound Marketing, which costs $20. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/1SUf52F.

 

Startup Spokane will host a number of office hours in the upcoming weeks at Startup Spokane Central, 610 W. Second. Michael Ebinger, director for the Washington State University Center for Innovation, will be available for office hours on Fridays, April 14 and April 21, 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. Bjornson Law Offices will hold office hours on Wednesdays, April 19 and April 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jason Powell, of Bjornson Law Offices, advises startup companies. Business Cents will hold office hours on Wednesday, April 19, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Steffanie Anderson, owner and president, is a lifelong business owner, QuickBooks adviser, and expert in financial management for small- and medium-sized businesses. Swiftwater Advisors will hold office hours on Thursday, April 20, from 3 to 5 p.m. Joel Hoff, an executive-level finance leader, can help bring order to the chaos associated with companies in the startup and emerging phase. Stonebraker McQuary Insurance will hold office hours on Tuesday, April 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. Financial Trex will hold office hours on Wednesday, April 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. Denise Downey is a certified financial planner with more than 16 years of experience who can answer financial-planning questions. The office hours are free. For more information, visit bit.ly/24Px7ue.

 

Associated Industries will hold three workshops in the upcoming weeks. HR 101: HR Fundamentals will be held on Tuesday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, April 19, from 8 a.m. to noon. As of April 5, a location hadn’t been determined. The two-day human resources seminar is designed for human resources employees and other managers who are either new to their positions or haven’t had formal training in the basics of human resources. Registration costs $275 for members and $425 for nonmembers. Dealing with Difficult Employees will be held on Tuesday, April 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at 1206 N. Lincoln. Attendees will learn how to prepare for difficult conversations, tips for handling difficult conversations, and an approach to give specific feedback and direction for behavior change. The event is $75 for members and $150 for nonmembers. Managing a Team of Personalities will be held on Thursday, April 27, from 9 to 11 a.m. at 1206 N. Lincoln. Attendees will learn how to work with different personality types by focusing on what strengths they bring and how to teach their teams to appreciate what each person brings to the work group. Registration is $75 for members and $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oFmmID, bit.ly/2ozEp5M, or bit.ly/2nB0JYf, respectively.

 

SCORE Spokane will hold two workshops in the upcoming weeks. Small Business Marketing and Sales will be held on Wednesday, April 19, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Rogue Heart Media, 2916 N. Monroe. As of April 5, no further information has been provided. QuickBooks Financial Management will be held on Wednesday, April 26, 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 will learn tips and shortcuts and have their QuickBooks questions answered. Registration costs $25 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information or to register, visit 

scorespokane.org/workshops.

 

The Senior Assistance Fund of Eastern Washington will hold Motivational Interviewing: Empowering Clients and Motivating Change on Thursday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1222 N. Post. The workshop will provide an introduction to motivational interviewing. Six continuing education credits are available for social workers. The registration deadline is Monday, April 17. General registration costs $35, and registration with continuing education included costs $85. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oEWYFT.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business AfterSchool on Thursday, April 20, from 2 to 5 p.m. at GeoEngineers Inc., 523 E. Second. Participants will be able to learn about GeoEngineers’ various services, which include geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, geologic studies, stream and wetland restoration, groundwater studies, and materials inspection. The workshop series is free and geared toward middle- and high school-aged students. For more information or to register, visit 

bit.ly/2orcLoD.

 

The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors will hold 30-Hour OSHA Construction Safety on Tuesday, April 25, to Friday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration construction safety course is intended to provide instruction on a variety of general construction safety and health standards. Registration costs $350 for members, $375 for Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. members, and $400 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oKA8K6.

 

Spokane County Library District will hold three workshops from 6 to 7 p.m. in the upcoming weeks. Smart Consumer Guide to Wise Buying will be held on Tuesday, April 25, at Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal. Attendees will gain financial readiness skills designed to help them make smart buying decisions in all aspects of life. Financial Literacy for High School Students will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at the North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Attendees will learn the importance of savings, gain an understanding of establishing a credit score, and learn what a score means in the long term. House and Home Scams will be held on Thursday, April 27, at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Attendees will learn about common scams that target homeowners, how to spot them, and what to do if they are targeted for a scam. Protect Your Credit Score will be held on Thursday, April 26, at the North Spokane Library. Attendees will learn how credit scores are determined, how to maintain and earn a healthy credit score, and where to go for help. Classes are free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2m3gHud.

Conventions & Shows
FBLA Annual State Business Leaders Conference
Monday, April 17, to Saturday, April 22
Spokane Convention Center,
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Expected attendance: 2,500

 

2017 Get Lit
Monday, April 17, to Sunday, April 23
Bing Crosby Theater,
901 W. Sprague
Expected attendance: 2,000

 

42nd Annual Spring Antique Show & Sale 
Jim Custer Enterprises Inc.
Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23
Spokane County Fair & Expo Center,
404 N. Havana
Expected attendance: 6,000

 

2017 Regional Championships
Evergreen Regional Volleyball Association
Friday, April 21, to Sunday, April 23
HUB Regional Sports Center,
19619 E. Cataldo
Expected attendance: 1,500

 

2017 Women’s Show
Saturday, April 22, to Sunday, April 23
Spokane Convention Center,
334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
Expected attendance: 2,000

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