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U.S. Attorney Ormsby will discuss pot selling at Valley breakfast Friday

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce is setting a Friday morning breakfast topic on the minds of a lot of people

Namely, how frienldy wil the Valley be to new businesses who will want to grown and legally sell marijuana?

The featured speaker is someone whose opinion on the legality of pot sales here is important, U.S. Attorney Mike Ormsby. He'll be the main person at the “Marijuana: Budding Business or Bad Idea” session starting at 7 a.m. Friday at Mirabeua Park Hotel.

The event is part of the Valley's Business Connections Breakfast.

Ormsby is likely to discuss the status of the federal laws with regard to the new Washington State law that resulted from voter approval of Initiative 502, which legalized and allows regulation of the sale of marijuana in the Evergreen State.

The breakfast starts at 6:30 a.m. Reservations may be made online or by calling (509)924-4994.  Admission to the Business Connections Breakfast is $25 per member and $35 per non-member.

To sign up, go to

TEDxSpokane, two other events provide business sessions and networking

A number of events are on the horizon, with opportunities to learn about new businesses or network with peers.

  • Saturday, March 16:

TEDxSpokane sessions, at St. George's School, 2929 W. Waikiki Rd.

To learn more about the TED-styled inspirational presentations, try this link. Presentations start around 9 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are available for the event, at the door, for $30.

Among the presenters is Douglas Linman, founder and CEO of Suntco and described by some as the father of “solar liquid power.” His firm is developing paints and sprays that convert surfaces into solar energy collectors.

  • Monday, March 18:

A McKinstry Innovation seminar will run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., at the McKinstry Spokane building,  859 E. Spokane Falls Bvd.

The topic will be Understanding Operational and Information Security from a Financial Perspective. Presenters include Jack Jones and Steve Tabacek, co-founders of CXOware. Also speaking is Henry Baker, an author on security and an investor in the Spokane firm. Conact if you want a spot.

  • March 27:

The Spokane Valley Chamber's Business Trade Show will run from  2 to 7 p.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road.

This year's theme is “Innovative Ideas to Grow Your Business.”  The Business Show takes place at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in the Convention Center Ballroom located at 1100 N Sullivan Rd. in Spokane Valley.

The event is free. To get more information:

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