Bob Darbelnet, president of the American Automobile Association, this week will attend the association’s Western Conference in Spokane to commemorate the 68th annual meeting of the club’s American and Canadian bureaus.
Darbelnet in January was elected head of the 37 million-member organization, known as AAA.
The conference runs today through Wednesday at the Sheraton-Spokane Hotel. Call Ed Sharman, 358-6920, for information.
In other events this week:
Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council hosts tours of the Small Business Development Center at the SIRTI building, 665 N. Riverpointe Blvd. Call Kaye Latham 927-6563.
U.S. Department of Commerce reports June business inventories.
Patricia Shang speaks at 7 p.m. at Peking North, 4120 N. Division, to the Spokane-Jilin City Sister City Society about growing up during the Cultural Revolution in China. Call Philip Sandifur at 993-7442.
The August meeting for the ISO 9000 Roundtable begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Community Colleges of Spokane’s Training and Education Coordinating Center, 3939 N. Freya. Call 533-4700.
Northwest Power Planning Council meets Tuesday through Thursday in Ashland, Ore.
Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce board of directors meet.
Federal Reserve releases July industrial production report.
Quarterly earnings reports expected from retail giants Dayton Hudson Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
U.S. Department of Commerce releases July housing starts.
International Energy and Environmental Conference opens in Richmond, Va.
Fertilizer Institute World Conference opens in Chicago.
Rich Hadley, president of the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce, speaks at 11:30 a.m. to the Inland Northwest World Trade Council. Cost for the lunch at the Long Horn Barbeque in the Valley is $10 for members. Call 625-6190.
Mark Brown, director of the Washington Department of Labor & Industries, speaks to the Washington State Builders and Contractors Trade Council at 10:45 a.m. in the Sheraton-Spokane Hotel.
Humanix Personnel Services hosts the Business After Hours event from 5:15 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the second floor of the U.S. Bank Building, 7307 N. Division. Call 459-4111.
Spokane Home Builders Association hosts a general meeting for members and guests at 6:30 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Greyhound Park. Cost: $15.
Commerce Department releases June merchandise trade report.
Four Valley high school football coaches speak at 7 a.m. in the Red Lion Inn to the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce Business Connections Breakfast. Call 924-4994.
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