Spokane Journal of Business

Calendar of Events

May 11, 2017
Meetings & Events

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Good Morning Greater Spokane: Economic Update on Friday, May 12, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court. Steve Scranton, chief investment officer and economist for Washington Trust Bank, will cover how major economic areas within Washington state fared during the first part of the year, and related topics. Registration costs $25 for members and $55 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/kqcy8p3.

 

The Washington Policy Center will hold Eastern Washington Solutions Summit on Tuesday, May 16, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. The annual summit is a policy event that’s attended by lawmakers, business and community leaders, news media, and civic-minded citizens from across the state. Speakers will include Kevin Chavous, founder of American Federation for Children; Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute; Commissioner Rob Coffman, Lincoln County District No. 3; Reema Griffith, executive director of the Washington State Transportation Commission; and former senator Rodney Tom. Tickets cost $65 for Washington State Policy Center members and $85 for nonmembers. Many other pricing options are also available. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2p9lr2Q. 

 

Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, will hold Grow Yourself to Grow Your Business on Tuesday, May 16, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Startup Spokane Central, 610 W. Second. Bill Tierney, success coach with Breakthrough Success Club, will present and facilitate an interactive exercise to help entrepreneurs, small business owners, and sales professionals. The event is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2qbmBLw.

 

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. Attendance is free for job seekers. For more information, visit khq.com/jobfair.

 

Squishy Peanut Marketing will hold How to Make Money with LinkedIn on Wednesday, May 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane, Ste. 10, at Liberty Lake.  Attendees will learn about LinkedIn, including how to leverage their LinkedIn profiles to grow their businesses and professional credibility. The event also will touch on how to use LinkedIn’s free version to prospect for leads and find other industry professionals to do business with. Using Email Marketing to Grow Your Business will be held on Wednesday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. The event will cover using email marketing for business growth and related topics. Registration costs $35 per class. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2jytzaG. 

 

Junior Achievement of Washington will hold the Business Hall of Fame for Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho on Wednesday, May 17, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. Individual tickets cost $150, and sponsorship options are also available. For more information or to register, visit tinyurl.com/lwg58b2.

 

Startup Spokane, a program of Greater Spokane Incorporated, will hold Entrepreneur Connect on Thursday, May 18, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 610 W. Second. Attendees will learn about the path LINC Foods took in establishing a local food cooperative and expanding into the supply chain of local breweries. The event is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2pbOZxT.

 

WorkSource Spokane will hold Meet the Employers Job Club on Wednesday, May 24, from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. at WorkSource Spokane, 130 S. Arthur. The event is an opportunity for businesses to participate in a panel and present their companies and job openings to a group of job seekers. The event is free, but registration is required. For more information or to sign up, contact Jack Kaplan at jkaplan@esd.wa.gov or call 509.532.3166.

 

The Hayden Chamber of Commerce will hold a networking breakfast on Thursday, May 25, 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, contact 208.762.1185 or info@haydenchamber.org. 

 

The Construction Leadership Council will hold Words to the Leaders of Tomorrow on Thursday, May 25, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln. The event will host a panel of some of the industry’s largest contractors and enable young professionals to listen, learn, and ask questions. Registration costs $60 per person or $480 for a table. Lunch is included. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2piJYWt.

 

Greater Spokane Incorporated will hold Business After Hours on Thursday, May 25, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Thrivent Financial, 534 E. Spokane Falls Blvd., Ste. 301. The networking event is free for chamber members and $10 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2pfdA6K.

 

The Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce will hold Business After Hours on May 25, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises, 115 S. Second, Coeur d’Alene. The networking event is free. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2oEYyU0.

 
Workshops & Seminars

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. Michael Ebinger, director for the Washington State University Center for Innovation, will be available for office hours on Fridays, May 12 and May 19, 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, May 17 and May 24, 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, May 17, 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. Stonebraker McQuary Insurance will hold office hours on Tuesday, May 23, from 2 to 4 p.m. The office hours are free. For more information, visit bit.ly/24Px7ue.

 

Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP) will hold a number of workshops in the upcoming weeks. Navigating Your Credit World will be held on Friday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Monday, May 15, from 6 to 8 p.m., at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Attendees will learn how to access your credit report and understand what it means. They also will learn how to increase their scores, establish good credit, and deal with collection agencies. Give Yourself a Raise will be held on Friday, May 19, from 2 to 4 p.m., and on Monday, May 22, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the North Spokane Library. Attendees will learn key principles to success with their budgets and how to avoid financial crises. They also will learn how to establish practical money goals and recognize financial predators. Women’s Business Center Orientation will be held on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and Monday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., from 500 S. Stone. The workshop will explain the resources available through the Women’s Business Center. Legal One-Small Business Legal Issues will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 4 to 6 p.m. at 500 S. Stone. Attendees will learn what to include in a business contract and how to review leases. Wave Accounting One will be held on Thursday, May 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at 500 S. Stone. The five-session workshop is based on the Wave accounting program, a cloud-based system that keeps track of business financial activities and helps prepare for tax reporting. Many of the events are free, but Legal One-Small Business Legal Issues costs $20, and Wave Accounting One costs $40. For more information or to register, visit snapwa.org/education-calendar/.  

 

Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors will hold Eight-Hours Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) Recertification Training on Tuesday, May 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 4935 E. Trent. The course meets the Washington state Department of Ecology’s requirements for CESCL recertification under the Construction Stormwater General Permit. Registration costs $200 for members, $225 for Associated Builders & Contractors Inc. members, and $250 for nonmembers. Two-Day CESCLE Training will be held on Wednesday, May 17, through Thursday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 4935 E. Trent. The training course teaches contractors the most current techniques for successfully managing erosion and sediment at construction sites.  Registration costs $375 for members, $400 for Associated Builders & Contractors members, and $425 for others. For more information or to register, visit bit.ly/2pIwR0E, or bit.ly/2pFUDs4, respectively.

 

Spokane County Public Library, in partnership with Spokane Neighborhood Action Partners (SNAP), will hold a homebuyer education seminar on Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal. Attendees will explore major aspects of the homebuying process in an unbiased format with SNAP instructors, certified by the Washington state Housing Finance Commission. The event is free, but registration is required. To register, email Loretta Cael at Cael@SNAPWA.org or call 509.456.7627. Spokane County Public Library will also hold Retail Merchandising on Wednesday, May 17, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main. Kris Dinnison, of Atticus Coffee & Gifts and Boo Radley’s, will share strategies for store design, layout, and merchandising that encourage customers to linger, shop, and buy. Attendees also will get tips on business lighting, display, traffic flow, and other related decisions. The event is free, and registration isn’t required. For more information, visit bit.ly/2qBMi8c.

 

SCORE Spokane will hold a few workshops in the upcoming weeks. QuickBooks Financial Management will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 444. Attendees will learn tips and shortcuts and have their QuickBooks questions answered. Small Business Marketing and Sales also will be held on Wednesday, May 17, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Rogue Heart Media, 2916 N. Monroe. Essential Small Business Social Media Strategies (Social Media 301) will be held on Thursday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at 801 W. Riverside, Ste. 444. The workshop is the third in the aforementioned series of social media seminars. Registration for each class costs $25 in advance or $40 at the door. For more information or to register, visit scorespokane.org/workshops. 

 

WorkSource Spokane will hold Behavioral Based Interviewing Workshop for Employers on Friday, May 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at WorkSource Spokane, 130 S. Arthur. Attendees will learn how to use behavioral-based interviewing to help with the selection of job candidates. The event is free, but registration is required. To sign up, email Jack Kaplan at jkaplan@esd.wa.gov or call 509.532.3166.

 

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