November 13, 1995 in Nation/World

Tourism Officials Weigh Options For Boosting Popularity Of State

Compiled By Business Staff
 

Unpublished correction: The name of Mukogawa is misspelled in this story.

Washington tourism officials gather today at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to plot the future of the industry.

Experts attending “Washington Tourism 2000: A Forum on Strategy for Washington’s Future” will discuss privatizing tourist attractions, using sporting events to create tourism volume, making investments and other topics.

In other events this week:

Today

Spokane County Commission holds grass burning hearings in the Public Works Building.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dale Foreman speaks to wheat growers at 9 a.m. in the Davenport Memorial Hall, and 7 p.m. at the Colfax, Wash., Elks Club.

Comdex, the world’s largest computer trade show, opens in Las Vegas, continuing through Friday.

Tuesday

NorthTown Mall holds 6:30 p.m. public meeting at the Comfort Inn North, 7111 N. Division, to unveil findings of study on traffic impacts expected from proposed expansion.

Momentum ‘95 board of directors meets at 7 a.m. in the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce building, 1020 W. Riverside.

Seafirst Bank Vice President Mercedes Llanos Martinez conducts workshop on letters of credit at 8:30 a.m. in Room 106, Bldg. 1 of Spokane Falls Community College. Cost: $125. Call 533-4725.

Wednesday

Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce Armed Services Committee holds Toys For Tots luncheon at noon at the Sierra Hotel, 4212 Sunset Blvd. Cost: $6.

The Bonneville Power Administration and Washington Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council hold public hearing at 7 p.m. in the Creston School on a draft environmental impact statement for a proposed power plant.

Eastern Washington University presents closed-circuit session on leadership, with authors Tom Peters and Stephen Covey, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Spokane Convention Center. Cost: $149 to $124 per person, depending on group size. Call Debbie Jennings at 458-6396.

U.S. Department of Labor issues October consumer prices.

Thursday

Sierra Hotel-Spokane, formerly Holiday Inn West, 4212 Sunset Blvd., hosts Business After Hours at 5:15 p.m. Cost: $5. Call 459-4111.

Spokane Community Colleges and the U.S. Department of Commerce hold a seminar on trade and investment opportunities in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia beginning at 7:30 a.m. at the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce building, 1020 W. Riverside. Cost: $55. Call 533-4700.

Inland Northwest Trade Council holds its monthly noon luncheon at Mukagawa-Ft. Wright Institute. Cost: $10 members; $12 non-members. Call 625-6190.

Friday

Commerce Department releases report on October housing starts.

Saturday

Whitman County Cattlemen’s Association annual meeting begins at 6 p.m. at the Colfax, Wash., Elk’s Lodge.

, DataTimesILLUSTRATION: Graphic: Measuring the Economy

MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: On the shelf Business Week, Nov. 13: Pooh-poohed at first, cheap computer terminals designed solely for surfing the Internet are now a hot idea at computer companies, says Business Week. Forbes, Nov. 20: It’s not a mirage, California’s economy really is on the rebound, says Forbes. High-risers Cities posting the largest increases in median home prices from the the third quarter of 1994 to the third quarter of 1995, according to the National Association of Realtors: Detroit: $102,900, 17.3 percent South Bend, Ind.: $71,100, 16.7 percent Nashville, Tenn.: 111,400, 15.9 percent Canton, Ohio: $85,700, 15.2 percent Mobile, Ala.: $78,400, 14.8 percent

This sidebar appeared with the story: On the shelf Business Week, Nov. 13: Pooh-poohed at first, cheap computer terminals designed solely for surfing the Internet are now a hot idea at computer companies, says Business Week. Forbes, Nov. 20: It’s not a mirage, California’s economy really is on the rebound, says Forbes. High-risers Cities posting the largest increases in median home prices from the the third quarter of 1994 to the third quarter of 1995, according to the National Association of Realtors: Detroit: $102,900, 17.3 percent South Bend, Ind.: $71,100, 16.7 percent Nashville, Tenn.: 111,400, 15.9 percent Canton, Ohio: $85,700, 15.2 percent Mobile, Ala.: $78,400, 14.8 percent


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