March 13, 2011 in Business

Week Ahead

 

Tuesday

Fair Housing Issues in Idaho – RSVP by today. The Intermountain Fair Housing Council will host this event for all housing providers about fair housing basics, disability rights and responsibilities and legal decisions. March 31 from 1-4 p.m. in the Panhandle Health District Conference Room, 322 Marion, Sandpoint; and April 1, 1-4 p.m., in the Community Room of the Coeur d’Alene Library, 701 E. Front Ave. To register: (800) 717-0695.

Spokane City Forum Luncheon – Reservations due by noon today. Steve Cervantes, executive director of Northeast Washington Housing Solutions, and Mike Harrington, advocate for the homeless, will discuss homelessness and affordable housing in our community. Wednesday, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Spokane First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar St. Cost is $10, $5 for students, and includes lunch. Child care available by reservation for $4 per child. Information: (509) 777-1555.

Wednesday

Small Business Marketing and Sales – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting this workshop today from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Spokane Regional Business Center, 801 W. Riverside, second floor. Cost is $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Register: (509) 353-2821 or visit www.scorespokane.org/workshops.

American Society for Training and Development Meeting – The Inland Northwest chapter of the ASTD will present this Training 101 event that will discuss “The Nuts and Bolts to Designing Effective Training.” 11:15 a.m.-1:45 p.m. at Gonzaga University, Goller Hall, Room 109. $15/ASTD local members and $25/nonmembers, includes light refreshments; attendees can bring a sack lunch. Information: www.astdinw.org.

Career Know How with Executive Recruiter Allison Sherwood – Presented by WORC, a grant-funded project. Event will feature Allison Sherwood, director of health informatics recruiting for MotivAction Recruiting Corp., who will discuss job search problems and answer questions. 6 p.m. at Whitman County Library, 106 W. Fifth, Rosalia, Wash. Free. Information: (877) 733-3375 or www.whitco.lib.wa.us.

Thursday

ASWA Meeting – The American Society of Women Accountants’ Spokane chapter No. 4 will host this event featuring Brent Stanyer, who will discuss elder abuse and financial exploitation. 5:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15/students, $20/ASWA members, $25/nonmember guests. Includes dinner. Information or to register: reservations@aswa4.org.

Spokane Holistic Chamber of Commerce Meeting A networking event at 7 p.m. at Compass Rose, A Holistic Healing Center Inc. at 9803 E. Sprague Ave. Free. Information: (509) 389-7290 or www.spokaneholisticchamberofcommerce.com.

Friday

Gonzaga University Dean’s Business Forum Breakfast – David Pillsbury, president of PGA Tour Golf Course Properties, will discuss “PGA Tour: The Business Model and Social Investment of Professional Golf.” 7:30 a.m. in the Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15/general, $5/students and includes breakfast. Reservations are required. Information: (509) 313-5991.

13th Annual Palouse Empire Expo – Commercial exhibition featuring construction, remodeling, gardening, landscaping and home improvement businesses, products and services. Food and refreshments will also be available for purchase. Today from noon-9 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Washington State University’s Beasley Coliseum, Pullman. Free admission. Information: (509) 313-5991.

Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference – The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane will host this event featuring more than 20 Education for Action workshops, a performance by the Community Choir, Spokane Veterans for Peace and Student and Young Activists panels and keynote address by Derrick Crowe of Rethink Afghanistan. Today from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Universalist Unitarian Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Dr. Registration or Information: (509) 838-7870 or www.peacejustice.org.

Saturday

“All Things Holistic,” A Body, Mind, Spirit Holistic Fair – The Spokane Holistic Chamber of Commerce will host this event featuring speakers and vendors from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St. Free parking and admission. Information: (509) 844-4206.

Conventions

Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale – Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 11,000 attendees.

Baby Fair – Today, Spokane Convention Center, 2,000 attendees.

“RUM” Regional Users Meeting – Monday through Tuesday, Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center, 60 attendees.

URM Food Service General Merchandising Show HBC Candy Show – Wednesday, Spokane Convention Center, 1,100 attendees.

Annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show – Thursday through March 20, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 28,000 attendees.

Pacific Northwest Volleyball Qualifier Annual Volleyball Tournament – Friday through March 27, Spokane Convention Center, 10,000 attendees.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography Photo Weekend – Saturday through March 20, Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center, 220 attendees.

National Square Dance Pre-Convention – Saturday through March 27, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 300 attendees.

NCAA Women’s First and Second Rounds Basketball Tournament – Saturday through March 22, Gonzaga University, 600 attendees.


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