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Export Fundamentals Seminar Series - The Idaho Department of Commerce partnered with the Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Development Center and the U.S. Commercial Service will present this event featuring export service providers and successful Idaho exports who will discuss the best practices for new exporting companies. The keynote luncheon address, “Entering the Dragon,” will be presented by Idaho Trade representatives from China and Taiwan who will discuss marketing opportunities in those counties. 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Resort. Information:

“Strategic Sweet Spot for Your Business” - Learn how to identity what you can provide to customers that other company’s can’t and learn the differences between a strategic statement, mission statement, values statement and vision statement. Presented by Lynn Trepp, project director of Region X Veterans Business Outreach Center in Seattle. Noon-1 p.m. at U.S. Small Business Administration, 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. Call (509) 353-2879 or email to register.


Financial Recordkeeping - SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting a 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 $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Call (509) 353-2821 to register.

Partnership in Employment Career Fair - Eastern Washington University, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University and Washington State University Spokane will provide employers with an opportunity to meet with local students and alumni. 2-6 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Information:


Future of Health Care Special Forum - Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Journal of Business will present this event that will discuss health care issues affecting employers, employees and the region. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at The Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. $25. Reservations:

“Surety Bonding and Insurance for Construction Contractors” - Presented by Payne Financial Group Inc. Construction contractors are invited to learn more about the insurance aspect of contracting and how to acquire or increase surety bond capacity. 9-11:30 a.m. at U.S. Small Business Administration, 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. Call (509) 353-2810 or email to register.


13th Annual Spokane Golf Show - Today, Spokane Convention Center, 3,000 attendees.

Washington State Bowling Proprietors Association High School Varsity Championships - Today, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 700 attendees.

Jim Custer Enterprises 33rd Annual Home and Yard Show – Thursday through Feb. 27, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 18,000 attendees.

Get Listed University – Thursday and Friday, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 150 attendees.

National Junior College Athletic Association National Wrestling Championships – Thursday through Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 500 attendees.

Spokane Society of Internal Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting – Friday and Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 200 attendees.

Washington State Judo Championships – Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 440 attendees.


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