March 16, 2008 in Business

Week ahead

The Spokesman-Review
 

MONDAY

Spokane City Forum Luncheon – Reservations are required by 4 p.m. today. Gonzaga Law Professor Alan McNeil will discuss “Legalized Gambling: Blessing or Curse?” 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday at Spokane First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. The cost is $10, $5 for students, and lunch is included. Child care will be available by reservation at $4 per child. For more information, call (509) 777-1555.

TUESDAY

NAPM Spokane Seminar – The National Association of Purchasing Management Spokane Chapter is hosting this one-day seminar that will discuss “A New Way of Negotiating that Guarantees Your Success,” presented by Ross Reck, Ph.D. Today from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. The cost is $150 and includes lunch. For more information, call (509) 323-5672.

Trade Week Seminar – The Washington State Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development will host this seminar that will offer current and potential exporters practical insight to foreign markets, today at 12:15 p.m. at Northern Quest Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. For more information, call (509) 459-4124.

Motivating Employees for Increased Productivity – Community Colleges of Spokane Small Business Development Center is presenting this class that will discuss how to motivate and reward employees and develop time-saving techniques to improve productivity, today from 6-9 p.m. at Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, or SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $35. For more information, call (509) 358-7890.

QuickBooks Extras – Community Colleges of Spokane Small Business Development Center is presenting this class, today from 6-9 p.m. at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $35. Prerequisite: proficiency in QuickBooks. For more information, call (509) 358-7890.

WEDNESDAY

NIPA Seminar – The Spokane Chapter of the National Institute of Pension Administrators will host a seminar featuring Lara L. Hemingway from Witherspoon, Kelley, Davenport, and Toole law firm. Hemingway will discuss the Final 403(b) retirement plan regulations recently issued by the IRS. Today from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. The cost is $40 and includes lunch. For more information, call (509) 838-5500.

QuickBooks for Payroll – Community Colleges of Spokane Small Business Development Center is presenting this class, today from 6-9 p.m. at Spokane Intercollegiate Research and Technology Institute, or SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $35. For more information, call (509) 358-7890.

THURSDAY

“Don’t Be a Victim of Financial Fraud” – Edward Jones financial adviser Willie Maddox will host a free satellite broadcast that will discuss fraud prevention, today at 9 a.m. at Edward Jones, 14202 N. Market St. in Mead. For more information, call (509) 464-0344.

Managing Your Business with QuickBooks – Community Colleges of Spokane Small Business Development Center is presenting this class, today from 6-9 p.m. at SIRTI, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $35. For more information, call (509) 358-7890.

Washington Holistic Chamber of Commerce – The Spokane Chapter will host a meeting today at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Saranac Building, 25 W. Main St. An informational presentation will be given by Amanda Klenner of the National Association of the Self-Employed. $5 suggested donation. For more information, call (509) 844-4206 or (509) 326-5350.

FRIDAY

“Not that Innocent: Chemical Policy in America” – Richard Denison, Ph.D., a senior scientist for Environment Defense’s Washington, D.C., office, will discuss our nation’s policies regarding chemicals used in everyday products and their risks, today from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fire Department Training Auditorium, 1618 N. Rebecca St. Brown bag lunch. Reservations are required. For more information, call (509) 329-3564.

CONVENTIONS

Wildlife Society Washington State Chapter Meeting, Wednesday through Friday, Doubletree Hotel, 300 attendees.

Annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show, Thursday through March 23, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 25,000 attendees.

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