May 1, 2011 in Business

Week Ahead

 

Monday

SCC Communication Conference - Spokane Community College will present this event, “Breaking down Barriers: The Power of Perseverance and Communication,” featuring various workshops and a keynote address by SCC history instructor, Scott Finnie. 8:30-11:30 a.m. in SCC Lair-Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Coffee and snacks will be provided. Free; donations of nonperishable foods items for the college’s food bank will be collected. Information: (509) 533-8055.

Tuesday

“Introduction to AS9100” - Spokane Community College and the Inland Northwest Aerospace Center will present this seminar that will discuss AS9100, a widely used standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free, but pre-registration is required. Registration or information: (509) 533-7344.

“AS9100 Revision Updates”- Spokane Community College and the Inland Northwest Aerospace Center will present this seminar for manufacturers that are already AS9100-certified. 2-4 p.m. at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Free, but pre-registration is required. Registration or information: (509) 533-7344.

Wednesday

Charities and Nonprofit Education Symposium – The Office of Secretary of State’s Corporations and Charities Division will host this event that will discuss: registration and IRS requirements for Washington charities and nonprofits; Washington state tax requirements; state regulations for bingo events, raffles and more; and maintaining nonprofit status and legal obligations of boards. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Registration: www.sos.wa.gov/charities/ TrainingSignup.aspx or (360) 725-0373.

“How to Start a New Business” - SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, will present this workshop from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Ste. 444. The cost is $40 in advance or $50 at the door; free for veterans. Call (509) 353-2821 to register or for more information.

Thursday

“Introduction to Government Contracting 101” - The Eastern Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Greater Spokane Incorporated will discuss how to do business with the government. Topics will include: federal, state and local government buys goods and services, and the seven phases of government procurement. Additional topics include governmental registrations, market research on what the government buys, how government agencies advertise their procurements, how to locate subcontracting opportunities with government, prime contractors and more. 8-10:30 a.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. Free. Registration and information: http://events.greaterspokane.org or (509) 321-3641.

Washington Society of CPAs - This Spokane chapter will host this event as part of its Spring Breakfast Series. Group will discuss “Understanding Retirement Plan Fees and Expenses.” 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Gonzaga University’s COG building, 702 E. Desmet. $15/students, $50/WSCPA members and nonmembers. Registration: www.wscpa.org or (800) 272-8273.

Friday

Spokane MarCom Meeting - This Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Professionals Association meeting will feature event planning experts, Shari Campbell and Kacie McKinney of JayRay in Tacoma, who will discuss “Making Your Special Events Spectacular.” 7:30-9 a.m. at Gonzaga University’s McCarthey Athletic Center, Herak Club Room, 801 N. Cincinnati St. The cost is $15/members, $20/nonmembers, $5/student members with RSVP and $10/student nonmembers; includes breakfast. Visit www.spokanemarcom.com to reserve and pay. Information: (509) 321-8771.

Conventions

Jim Custer Enterprises 36th Annual Spring Antique Show and Sale - Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 6,000 attendees.

35th Annual Lilac Bloomsday Run - Today, citywide, 50,000 attendees.

Washington Association of School Business Officials Annual May Convention - Monday through Wednesday, Spokane Convention Center, 450 attendees.


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