April 15, 2007 in Business

Week ahead

The Spokesman-Review
 

MONDAY

Starting and Operating a Construction Business – Community Colleges of Spokane’s Small Business Development Center is presenting this workshop that covers bonding, licensing, contracts and project management, today and April 23 from 6-9 p.m. at Sirti, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $50. Call (509) 358-7890 to register.

Interview Skills – YWCA’s Opportunity Center is presenting this class on preparing for a job interview, today from 10-11 a.m. at 829 W. Broadway. The cost is $5. Call (509) 326-1190 to register.

Frontline Responder: Terrorism Awareness – The Institute for Extended Learning is presenting this seminar on providing a secure workplace, today from 8 a.m.-noon at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The cost is $99. Call (509) 533-4708 to register.

Using Financial Information to Better Manage Your Business – Community Colleges of Spokane’s Small Business Development Center is presenting this class on using income and balance sheets to evaluate potential problems, today and Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Sirti, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $50. Cash Flow Management is a recommended prerequisite. Call (509) 358-7890 to register.

TUESDAY

Leadership Connection: Competition to Collaboration – Speakers will address the merger between the Spokane Area Economic Development Council and the Chamber organizations in the area, today from 7-8:45 a.m. at CenterStage, 1017 W. First. The cost is $25, $9 for students. Call (509) 323-3572 to register.

E-tailing – YWCA’s Opportunity Center is presenting this class on buying and selling on Ebay and Amazon, today from 5-6 p.m. at 829 W. Broadway. The cost is $5. Call (509) 326-1190 to register.

SCC Job Fair – Spokane Community College is presenting this free job fair featuring 65 prospective employers, today from 8 a.m.-noon at the Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. There will also be discussions on “Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur” at 9:30 a.m. and “The Interview” at 10:30 a.m. Call (509) 533-8906 for more information.

Word Basics – YWCA’s Opportunity Center is presenting this class on basic Word program skills, today from 1-2 p.m. at 829 W. Broadway. The cost is $5. Call (509) 326-1190 to register.

WEDNESDAY

Insurance Basics for Private and Public Companies – The Spokane Chapter of the Washington Society of CPAs is presenting this meeting, today from noon-1:15 p.m. at The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. The cost is $25. Call (509) 747-3208 for more information.

Principles of Marketing – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business is presenting this seminar on identifying and reaching prospective customers, today from 8:30 a.m.-noon at BIZstreet, 801 W. Riverside #240. The cost is $35 in advance, $45 at the door. Call (509) 459-4118 to register.

Surviving and Thriving – The Women’s Leadership Conference of the Inland Northwest and the Northwest Alliance for Responsible Media are presenting the spring conference on advertising imagery, media literacy and the role of leadership, today from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the SCC Lair Student Center, 1810 N. Greene St. The keynote address is “Deadly Persuasion: Advertising and Addition” by Dr. Jean Kilbourne. The cost is $35 or $10 for only the award luncheon. Students may attend the keynote speech and breakout sessions for free. Call (509) 533-8009 to register.

How to Succeed at Leading – The Institute for Extended Learning is presenting this workshop on leadership skills, today from 8 a.m.-noon at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The cost is $59. Call (509) 533-4708 to register.

Internet and Email – YWCA’s Opportunity Center is presenting this class on the basics of Internet and email use, today from noon-1 p.m. at 829 W. Broadway. The cost is $5. Call (509) 326-1190 to register.

Free Tax Workshops – The Washington State Department of Revenue is presenting free workshops for new and small business owners, today from 8:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Department of Labor and Industries, 901 N. Monroe. Call (509) 327-0200 to register.

Spokane City Forum – Dr. Gary Livingston, CEO of the Community Colleges of Spokane, will speak on “Investing in children today means a better Spokane in the future,” today at 11:45 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar. The cost is $10 or $5 for students. Call (509) 777-1555 for reservations.

Assertive Communication: Influencing and Persuading Others – The Institute for Extended Learning is offering this seminar on communication skills, today from 1-5 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. The cost is $59. Call (509) 533-4708 to register.

Measuring Community Indicators – The Inland Northwest Community Foundation, Eastern Washington University and the Community Indicators Initiative are presenting this conference on how nonprofit, business and government groups use indicators, today from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. The cost is $59, which includes breakfast and lunch. Call (509) 358-2221 for more information.

Brand Identity: What’s the Hype? – Community Colleges of Spokane’s Small Business Development Center is presenting this workshop on how to increase sales and exposure with a strong brand identity, today from 6-9 p.m. at Sirti, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $35. Call (509) 358-7890 to register.

People Skills – YWCA’s Opportunity Center is presenting this class on how to handle problem customers and coworkers, today from 4-5 p.m. at 829 W. Broadway. The cost is $5. Call (509) 326-1190 to register.

Maximizing Your Networking Opportunities – Spokane Community College is presenting two sessions of this lecture on developing good network opportunities, today at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. at the SCC Learning Resources Center, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 533-8826 for more information.

THURSDAY

Excel Basics – YWCA’s Opportunity Center is presenting this class on Excel program basics, today from 4-5 p.m. at 829 W. Broadway. The cost is $5. Call (509) 326-1190 to register.

Front Desk: Staying Safe – The Institute for Extended Learning is presenting this seminar on providing a secure workplace, today from 8 a.m.-noon at CenterPlace at 2426 N. Discovery Place. The cost is $59. Call (509) 533-4708 to register.

Computer Basics – YWCA’s Opportunity Center is presenting this class on basic computer use and an overview of common programs, today from 1-2 p.m. at 829 W. Broadway. The cost is $5. Call (509) 326-1190 to register.

FRIDAY

Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame – Junior Achievement of the Inland Northwest is presenting this celebration inducting local businesspeople into the hall of fame, today at 7 p.m. at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post. The guest speaker is Jeff Potter, CEO of Frontier Airlines. Call (509) 624-7114 for reservations.

SATURDAY

Education Fair – The Inland Empire Chapter of Better Investing is presenting this fair for novice and experienced investors, today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southside Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th. Topics include basic investing, stock screening and small company discoveries. The cost is $45, which includes lunch. Call (509) 327-1848 to register.

CONVENTIONS Washington School Personnel Association annual educator career fair, today-Wednesday, Spokane Convention Center, 500 delegates.

Eastern Washington University Get Lit, Thursday-next Sunday, Bing Crosby Theater.

American Association of University Women state convention, Friday-next Sunday, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 135 delegates.


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