Business

Week Ahead

Monday

Marketing Associates of Spokane Seminar – Registration is due today for this event featuring Michael F. Czap, a principal with RTKL Associates Inc. in Dallas, who will discuss “Lean Architecture: Excellence in Project Delivery.” Thursday from 7:30 a.m.-noon at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $100 for members, $125 for nonmembers, includes breakfast. Reservations: (509) 455-4448. Information: www.maspokane.org.

Tuesday

NIWP Spring Conference – The Northwest Inland Writing Project will host this event for educators of all content areas and grade levels that will feature Fulbright Scholar Barry Hoonan, who will discuss “Bridging the Gap between Reading and Writing.” Today and Wednesday at the Spokane Convention Center. Cost: $80 for both days. Information or to register: www.niwp.org or (509) 443-1242.

“Branding is a Verb” – Presented by BizStreet. Learn the importance of branding. Speaker will be Greg Birchell, partner and executive creative director at BHW1 Advertising. 8-11 a.m. at Greater Spokane Incorporated, 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. Information or to register: (509) 321-3632 or http://events.greater spokane.org.

Spokane Estate Planning Council Meeting – 5:15 p.m. in the Georgian Room of The Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $50, includes a buffet dinner. Information or to register: (509) 462-0747.

Wednesday

How to Write a Business Plan – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting this workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. The cost is $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Register: (509) 353-2821.

Thursday

“Marketing in the Real World of Small Business” – Washington State University’s Small Business Development Center will offer this seminar for small business owners that will discuss how to grow sales and profits. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spokane SBDC in the Sirti Building, Suite 201, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. The cost is $89 if registered by March 3 and 499 after March 3, includes workbook and case study material. Information: contact Cindy Doyl at (509) 358-7890 or register online at www.wsbdc.org/ training-calendar.

Friday

Author Tony Rubleski – The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will host this event featuring this best-selling author, who will discuss “How to Capture and Awaken More Sales in a Challenging Economy.” 9-11 a.m. at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. $40 per person. Information or to register: www.spokanevalley chamber.org.

Conventions

WIAA Washington State Boys and Girls 2B Basketball Championships – Today, Spokane Arena, 7,640 attendees.

Jim Custer Enterprises 34th Annual Spring Arts and Craft Show – Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 12,300 attendees.

Great Western Sportfishing Expo – Today, Spokane Convention Center, 3,800 attendees.

Western Society of Weed Science Annual Meeting – Monday through Thursday, Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center, 350 attendees.

Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale – Friday through March 13, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 11,000 attendees.



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