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Week Ahead

Sun., March 20, 2011


Green Business Networking Luncheon Series Sustainable Local Investment Partners will host this event featuring DOMA Coffee Roasting Company owner Rebecca Hurlen Patano and her husband, Terry, who will discuss the sustainability ethic on which they built their business. 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $18. Tickets available in advance by calling (509) 209-2861, at the door or online at /event/158936.

Gonzaga University Aram Lecture on Business Ethics – Annual event will feature Manuel Velasquez, the Charles J. Dirksen Professor of Business Ethics at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. He will discuss “All Men Are One: Ethics, Globalization and Business.” 7-8:30 p.m., Wolff Auditorium of the Jepson Center, Gonzaga University campus. Information: (509) 313-5991.


“Is the Recovery Happening?” Economist John Mitchell will discuss the long climb back to a healthy economy, prospects and risks for 2011. Networking begins at 7:15 a.m., presentation at 8 a.m. at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $25, includes breakfast. Reservations are required: (509) 838-8511.

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, 8:30 a.m.-noon at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. $40 in advance or $50 at the door. Call (509) 353-2821 to register.

Valley Resource Trade Show – Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce member businesses and services will offer product demonstrations, sales, prize drawings and live radio interviews with exhibitors. Workshops will include: “Making a Profit with Social Media” workshop at 1 p.m. and “Present Yourself in the Best Light” workshop at 2 p.m. After Hours Networking, 5-7 p.m., sponsored by Mountain West Bank. 2-7 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Information or to register: or (509) 924-4994. Admission is free; Workshops are $25 each or both for $35.


“Open for Business: Making the Best of Rough Road Construction” – The City of Spokane and the Greater Spokane Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host this workshop for business owners and managers, located along planned local street and utility construction project sites, to help them plan for and manage the disruptive impacts of street construction. 7:30-9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers, lower level of City Hall, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Information:

A Night Out with Toastmasters – Learn more about this global organization which promotes communication and leadership. 5-9 p.m. at Round Table Pizza, 4510 S. Regal St. Information: (509) 279-3011 or email


Annual Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show – Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 28,000 attendees.

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

Rocky Mountain School of Photography Photo Weekend – Today, Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center, 220 attendees.

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

NCAA Women’s First and Second Rounds Basketball Tournament – Today through Tuesday, Gonzaga University, 600 attendees.

NCAA Women’s D1 Regional Basketball Tournament – Saturday through March 28, Spokane Arena, 600 attendees.


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