(From For the Record, Wednesday, October 25, 1995): A Friday open house at Zak Designs is for vendors, distributors and other invited guests of the company. It is not open to the public. Those who received invitations should RSVP. An item in The Spokesman-Review on the Monday business page incorrectly described the event.
Spokane Regional Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, the agency that brings conventions and tourists to Spokane, holds its annual meeting today.
The $25-per-person gathering begins at 11:45 a.m. in the Ag Trade Center downtown.
Sander Vanocur, former correspondent for ABC News who moderated Sunday’s CityVote debate, will be the keynote speaker. The bureau also will elect officers.
For more information, call 624-1341.
In other events this week:
Arts-Business Connection Reception begins at 5 p.m. at Cheney Cowles Museum, 2316 W. First Ave. Free for members of the Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce. Call 624-1393.
Spokane Area Economic Development Council holds “Silent Health Care Reform” business forum at 3 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute. Call 624-9285.
Mike Maples, former Microsoft Corp. executive vice president, speaks to the Washington Software Association and Digital Media Alliance software investment forum, a two-day event, at the Washington Convention Center in Seattle. Cost: $295. Call 206-889-8880, ext. 132.
Jack Silzel, agricultural aide to Rep. George Nethercutt, speaks about the 1995 Farm Bill at 9:30 a.m. in the Public Service Building, Colfax, Wash. Call John Burns, 509-397-6290.
Sterling Financial Corp. holds 10 a.m. annual meeting in the Spokane Ag Trade Center.
Hearing on the air quality permit for the Northwest Regional Power Facility, a proposed natural gas-fired generating plant in Creston, Wash., will begin at 7 p.m. in the Creston School.
The Washington Department of Licensing conducts statewide video conferencing meeting in Spokane and three other cities to discuss a new law aimed at regulating travel agents and others who sell travel. The 6 p.m. meeting will be held at Educational Service District 101, 4022 E. Broadway. Call 360-586-0396.
Spokane Area Economic Development Council board of directors holds retreat at the Corbin Art Center.
Seminar on dryland agriculture in Eastern Washington in 2020 begins at 8 a.m. at the Ritz Theater in Ritzville, Wash., continuing Thursday. Cost: $50. Call Chris Eder at 509-335-2954.
ISO 9000 documentation seminar at the Training and Education Coordinating Center, 3939 N. Freya. Cost: $400. Call Jo Ann Nielsen at 533-4705.
Gonzaga University Jundt Art Center and Museum opens along the north bank of the Spokane River.
Zak Designs Inc., an Airway Heights distributor of children’s dinnerware, holds open house at 2 p.m. at 1604 S. Garfield Road. Call Jana at 244-0555, ext. 122.
P.S.C. FoodService holds open house and food show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at new West Plains facility, 4122 S. Grove Road.
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