Business


Week Ahead

SUNDAY, SEPT. 4, 2005

TUESDAY

All You Need to Know About a Web Site – Community Colleges of Spokane’s Small Business Development Center is presenting this class that will discuss basic considerations, navigation and search engine ranking for your Web site today and Sept. 13 from 6-9 p.m. Classes will be held at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Center, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $50 and includes software. For information, call 328-7890.

WEDNESDAY

Basics in Word – The Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 201 E. Harrison Ave., is presenting this class that will discuss the basic skills needed to create documents in Microsoft Word. The class meets today at 6 p.m. Anyone attending should hold a current Coeur d’Alene Public Library Card. For information, call the library at (208) 769-2315.

Basics of Starting a New Business – Presented by SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, this course will discuss how to get your business off on the right foot with good legal, tax, insurance and accounting advice. The class meets today from 8 a.m.-noon at the Business Information Center, 801 W. Riverside, #240. The cost is $25 in advance or $35 at the door. For more information or to register call SCORE at 353-2800.

THURSDAY

Pre-Business Workshop – The Community Colleges of Spokane Small Business Development Center is presenting this class that will discuss start-up information for small businesses, required licenses and registrations and more today from 6-9 p.m. at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $35. For information, call 358-7890.

Marketing and Minority & Women Business Certification Briefings – The U.S. Small Business Administration is hosting free workshops today at 801 W. Riverside Ave. Marketing Strategies for Small Business will be offered from 9-11:30 a.m., Washington State Minority and Women Business Certification will be offered from 1-2 p.m., and there will be a Business Loan Briefing from 11:45-12:45 p.m. For information, call 353-2811.

SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business Appointments – Free counseling is available for new and existing small business owners today from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. by appointment at the North Idaho Workforce Training Center, 525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. For information, call Sandy Turner at (208) 469-3296.

Nonprofit Board Development Workshops – Gonzaga University is presenting this eight-part workshop starting today through Dec. 15 from 7-9 a.m. The cost for the entire series is $250 and includes breakfast. For information, call 323-3575 or visit www.gonzaga.edu/ce.

FRIDAY

9-11 Remembrance and Update on the Global War on Terror – A senior Department of Defense representative will speak today at 7:30 a.m. in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom of the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post, in an event hosted by the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce. The cost is $25. For information, call 624-1393.

Northwest Human Resource Management Association, Spokane Chapter – This group will meet today at 11:30 a.m. in the Rendezvous Event Facility, 1003 E. Trent. For information, call Sheri Perkins at 323-3233, or e-mail sheri@provisional.com.

Improve Performance and Inspire People with Storytelling – Lori Silverman will present this seminar today from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the Spokane Athletic Club, 1002 W. Riverside. The cost is $199 and includes lunch. For information, call 323-3572.

Regular Meetings

MONDAY

Rotary Club of Spokane North, noon, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Call 465-4569.

Spokane Valley Toastmasters, 6:45-7:45 a.m., Open Bible Church of the Valley, 905 N. McDonald. Call Dave Scott, 389-2500.

Toastmasters Club 14, Southsiders, 5:30-7 p.m., Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard. Call Richard Dalke, 326-4163 or rvdalke@worldnet.att.net.

Lamplighters Toastmasters Club 449, 6:15 a.m., Ridpath Hotel. Call Wanda Howie, 838-8294.

Spokane Valley Lions – meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Mall IHOP, 14706 E. Indiana Ave. Call 922-8581.

Spokane Valley Sunrise Rotary – 7 a.m. at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. For information call 230-3200 or 939-1544.

TUESDAY

Greater Spokane Area Postal Customer Council (GSAPCC), for education and assistance with postal issues, this group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. at Progressions Credit Union, 2919 E. Mission. For information call 622-5753.

Greater Sandpoint Toastmasters Club 6005 Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Slates. Call (208) 265-4607.

Gavelier Toastmasters Club meets from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division.

Spokane Valley Rotary, noon, Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. Call Holly Montgomery, 353-7057.

Spokane Central Lions Club, noon, Red Lion Grand Hotel, 303 W. North River Drive. Call 328-6900.

Spokane Uptowners Toastmasters, noon, Eastern Washington University Spokane Center, 705 W. First, Room 222. Call Velma Ward, 928-4544.

Rotary West, noon, Holiday Inn-Airport, 1616 S. Windsor Dr. Call James Patterson, 455-6412 or rotarywestsce@aol.com.

Spokane Daybreak Rotary, 7:15 a.m., Spokane Club library room. Call Mike, 459-5386.

Kiwanis Club of Downtown Spokane, noon, Ridpath Hotel, 515 W. Sprague. Call 624-6161.

River City Networkers, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Spokane Club. Call Matthew Reilly, 353-3428.

Northside Power Networking, 7 a.m. Call 468-9695 or 467-2081.

Spokane Business Builders of Business Network International, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 a.m., IHOP, 5403 E. Sprague. Call 922-1412.

Spokane Valley Kiwanis, 6:45 a.m., Shari’s Restaurant, 320 N. Sullivan. Call 922-8914.

Exchange Club of North Spokane, 7 a.m., Solicitor’s Corner, 6301 N. Division. Call 489-0741.

WEDNESDAY

Spokane Chapter of NALS, noon, every third Wednesday, Washington Trust Bank Building, 717 W. Sprague. Call Sonji Ruttan, 324-6747 or junlu4@yahoo.com.

Business Network Alliance, 7 a.m., Riverview Thai Restaurant, 1003 E. Trent. Call David Scott, 389-2500. Also at noon, Rock Inn, 8122 E. Sprague. Call Tim Osterholm, 991-0992.

Soroptimist International of Spokane – This professional women’s service organization meets on the third Wednesday of every month September through June from 6-8 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 12 E. Olive. For information, call Catherine Bowers at 467-6383.

Spokane Business Connections – noon-1 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Dr. Call Keith Pearson, 217-1633.

Spokane Small Business Women – 10-11:30 a.m. every other Wednesday. Call Lori at 710-0585 or Trini at 468-5217 for location.

Spokane Referral Exchange Chapter of Business Network International – 7:15-8:45 a.m. Call Bill Tierney at 230-5152 for this week’s location.

Coeur d’Alene Business Referral Group - 7 a.m., Greenbriar Inn, 315 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call Todd Damschen, (208) 676-9639.

Enlightened Entrepreneurs Alliance – 6:30-7:45 a.m., Frankie Doodles, 30 E. Third. Call (877) 222-7964.

Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship – meets at noon in the Pizza Factory, Highway 395 and H Street, in Deer Park. Call Tom Stradling, 499-0118 or Marlin Roberts, 276-3123.

Spokane Business and Professional Association – 7:30 a.m., Solicitor’s Corner, 6301 N. Division. Call Randy Beigh, 327-3883.

The Inland Northwest Association of Financial Professions – meets at 11:45 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month, Hotel Lusso. Call Marlene, 363-6861.

The Kingdom Commerce Networking Group, 7-8:30 a.m. at IHOP, 5403 E. Sprague. Call Paul Peterson, 922-3707.

Spokane Referral Network – Meets from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marie Callanders at Argonne and I-90. Call Ken Price, 999-4798 or kprice@thecareforce.com, or David McKenzie, 868-9801 or david@dreamworldconsulting.com.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club – 6:15-7:40 a.m., 315 E. Montgomery. Call Walt, 747-3231.

Network Navigators of Business Network International – 7-8:30 a.m., Old European Restaurant, 11520 E. Sprague. Call Debbie Navin, 991-1367.

International Association of Administrative Professionals – 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the WA/CA room at Gonzaga University. Call 533-7065.

Coeur d’Alene Metro of Business Network International – 7-8:30 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 414 W. Appleway. Call Thomas Orjala, (208) 640-0660.

Building Owners and Managers Association – noon-1 p.m., Red Lion Grand Hotel. Call Lisa Quigley, 344-2662.

Inland Northwest Business Travel Association – Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at various locations. Call Dana Divine, 789-6812.

Spokane Hispanic Business Professional Association – meets the second Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., at various locations. Call 363-5330.

Spokane Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals – meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the WA/CA room at Gonzaga University at 5:30 p.m. Call Pat Crocker-Fox, 533-7065.

Inland Northwest Business Alliance – meets the second Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., Café Europa, 125 S. Wall. Call 455-3699.

Spokane Valley Business Association – meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Fire Station One, 10319 E. Sprague. Call 924-7800.

Post Falls LEADS Club – meets at noon at Godfather’s Pizza, Seltice Way, Post Falls. Call Kyle Koski, (208) 292-1942.

Spokane Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers – meets the third Wednesday of each month, noon, US Bank Building, 422 W. Riverside. Call 624-5265.

Hillyard Rotary – meets every Wednesday at noon at the Northeast Neighborhood Community Center. Call Marilyn, 466-6523.

Liberty Lake Toastmasters – 5:45-6:45 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water Building, 22510 E. Mission. Call Julia at 893-2459.

Business Network Alliance – noon, Bobby D’s restaurant, 7102 E. Sprague. Call Tim Osterholm, 991-0992.

THURSDAY

Spokane Small Business Server User Group (SSBSUG) – 5 p.m. at the Elk Public House, 1931 W. Pacific, on the second Thursday of every month. For information, call Bob Romney at 455-8173 or e-mail bobromney@msn.com.

Spokane Sunrise East Lions Club – meets at 7 a.m. at Sweet Old Bob’s, 3243 E. Trent. Call 443-0570.

Downtown Spokane LeTip – meets 7-8:30 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 12 E. Olive. Call Bob Howard, 939-5725.

Liberty Lake Rotary – meets at noon at Palenque Mexican Restaurant, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Rd. Call Al Stevens, 927-8516.

Rotary Club of Spokane No. 21 – noon, Ridpath Hotel. Call Lucretia Auble, 534-8998.

Post Falls Toastmasters – 6:30 a.m., Templin’s Resort, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. Call Lin, (208) 765-5004, or Brad, (208) 762-2227.

Inland Northwest American Society for Training and Development – meets the third Thursday of each month, noon, Red Lion Grand Hotel. Call Gloria Lopez, 928-0423.

Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary – noon, The Onion, 7522 N. Division. Contact Rex Reed, 838-9172.

Medical Center Toastmaster’s Club – 6:30 a.m. at a central location. Call Marilyn, 448-0609.

Spokane Business Builders – 7 a.m., Hotel Lusso, 808 W. Sprague. Call Chris Burns, 483-3355.

Spokane Referral Group – 7:15 a.m., Conley’s Place, 12618 E. Sprague. Call Guy Williams, 893-8077.

Coeur d’Alene Alliance of Business Network International – 7-8:30 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Dockside. Call Joshua Sprague, (208) 773-0504.

Lake City Women’s Chapter of LEADS Club – meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant, Highway 95 and Neider in Coeur d’Alene. Call Barbra McClure, (208) 772-6662.

Business Network International – in Sandpoint, 7:30-9 a.m., Ivano’s Restaurant. Call Michele Berger, (208) 265-5082.

Downtown Leads Group – noon to 1:15 p.m., Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division. Call Dale Peringer, 981-1759.

The American Society of Women Accountants – meets the third Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m., Red Lion Grand Hotel. Call Lisa Kroiss, 624-2378.

The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane – noon-1 p.m., Ridpath Motor Inn. Call Mark Smith, 455-3550.

Spokane Area Masters of Business Administration Association – noon, the fourth Thursday of each month, September through May, O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, 525 Spokane Falls Blvd. Call 534-0423.

Spokane Valley Golden ‘K’ Kiwanis Club – 9 a.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Holman Gardens, 12912 E. 12th. Call 926-1031.

Spokesman Toastmasters Club No. 2464 – Meets weekly at 10 a.m., 999 W. Riverside Avenue. Call 459-5222.

Coeur d’Alene LEADS Club – 7:30 a.m., Elmer’s on Neider Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. Call Barbara McClure, (208) 772-6662.

Toastmasters Moonlighters Club #431 – 5:15 p.m., Stamper, Rubens, Stocker & Smith, P.S., 720 W. Boone. Call 326-4800.

Spokane Falls Toastmasters-meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main. Call 325-2574.

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers – This group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Membership is $5 a year. For information call Barbara Cagle at 233-8051 or David Demers at 443-7057.

Business Loan Briefings – The U.S. Small Business Administration Spokane chapter has resumed its free business loan briefings on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 11:45 a.m. The briefings meet at the SBA training room, 801 W. Riverside, suite 240. For information call 353-2811.

FRIDAY

Spokane South Rotary Clubmeets at noon at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division. Call Philip Helean, 536-1800 ext. 502.

Deer Park PowerTipps – a business networking/referral group, 7:30 a.m., Jerry’s Restaurant, Highway 2 north of Riverside. Call John Simpson, 276-6619 or Cathie, 276-5043.

Northeast Kiwanis – 6:45-7:45 a.m., downtown Perkins, 12 E. Olive Way. Call Rich Richard, 448-0138.

Northwest Human Resource Management Association – conducts monthly luncheon meetings the first Friday of each month. Call Claudia Campbell, 232-4496.

Spokane Executives Association – Meets at noon at the Hotel Lusso, 1 N. Post. Call 747-5254.


 

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