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Week Ahead in Business

Sun., Nov. 14, 2010


Green Business Networking Luncheon Series – Sustainable Local Investment Partners will host this event featuring Brett Phillips and Liz Fitzgerald from Unico Properties who will discuss energy efficiency and resource conservation. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Cutter Dining Room of the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Cost is $15, includes lunch. Tickets available in advance by calling (509) 209-2861, at the door or online at www.brownpapertickets .com/event/136772.

Spokane City Forum Luncheon – Reservations are due by noon today. Cary Bozeman, CEO of the Port of Bremerton and former mayor of Bremerton and Bellevue, Wash., will discuss “Creating a Climate for Change and Redevelopment in Northwest Cities.” Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Spokane First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. The cost is $10, $5 for students, and includes lunch. Child care is available by reservation for $4 per child. Information: (509) 777-1555.


13th Annual Economic Forecast – Presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Journal of Business. See what’s on the road ahead for your business. Speakers include John W. Mitchell, principal at M&H Economic Consultants, and Grant Forsyth, professor of economics at Eastern Washington University. 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Spokane Convention Center Ballroom, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $50. Information: (509) 321-3619 or visit


Financial Recordkeeping – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting this workshop that will discuss how to keep good business records and how to understand and use financial statements as business management tools from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. The cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (509) 353-2821 to register.

Free Tax Workshop – The Spokane office of the Washington State Department of Revenue will host this workshop for new and small-business owners that will discuss Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives and more. 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. at 1330 N. Washington St., Rocky Pointe III, third floor, Conference Room A. Information or to register: visit or call (509) 327-0200.

American Society for Training and Development Informal Social Event – The Inland Northwest chapter of the ASTD will present this member and community appreciation event from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Washington California Room, COG building, Gonzaga University. Free. Information:


Washington Society of CPAs – This Spokane chapter meeting will feature Marie Rice of Heiskell MacGillivray and Associates PS, who will discuss “Identification and Mitigation of Fraud Risk ‘Red Flags.’ ” Noon-2 p.m. at Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. $50; lunch included. CPE credits available. Information: (509) 323-2572, or www.

ASWA Meeting – Hosted by the American Society of Women Accountants Spokane chapter No. 4. Meeting will feature a presentation on business plan development by the Service Core of Retired Executives (SCORE). 5:30 p.m. at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15/students, $20/ ASWA members, $25/nonmembers and guests. Includes dinner. Information or to RSVP:


Inland Crafts 28th Annual Sale and Exhibition – Today, Spokane Convention Center, 4,680 attendees.

Washington State School Directors’ Association Annual Conference – Wednesday through Saturday, Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center, 850 attendees.

Jim Custer Enterprises 34th Annual Christmas Arts and Craft Show – Friday through Nov. 21, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 18,000 attendees.


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