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Marketing Associates of Spokane Meeting Registration is due today for this event featuring Linda Davis, who will discuss “Beyond Networking: Generating Project Leads and Serving Opportunities.” Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $20/members, $30/nonmembers, includes lunch. Reservations: Information: (509) 455-4448.


“Selling Strategies and Pricing Tactics for Your Business” – Workshop will discuss revenue models, selling strategies, pricing tactics and sales forecasting. 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. Registration: (509) 353- 2879 or email


“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.

Washington Society of CPAs – This Spokane chapter meeting will feature Marcia Holland of Outcomes Unlimited LLC in Renton, Wash., who will discuss manners in relation to business. Noon-2 p.m. at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. $40; lunch included. Information: (509) 455-5300 or

“Effective Use of Visual Aids in the Courtroom” – The Washington Women Lawyers will sponsor this event featuring John Munro of Orange Legal Technologies, who will discuss how to use a variety of visual aids to improve communication in the courtroom. One CLE Credit (WSAB approval pending). 12:10-1:10 p.m. at the Broadway Center Building, Fourth Floor Conference Room, 721 N. Jefferson. $20/nonmembers, free/WWL members. Information or registration: (509) 944-4758.

Wildfires and Fuels Workshop – Registration is due today. Professionals from the U.S. Forest Service, Washington State Department of Natural Resources, Pend Oreille County Fire Districts, WSU Pend Oreille County Extension and Cascara Consulting will teach forest landowners how to manage and protect their properties against the risk of wildfire. Saturday from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Pend Oreille County Meeting Room, 231 S. Garden Ave., Newport, Wash. Free. Participants can bring a lunch or purchase one for $6. Please wear weather-appropriate clothing and be prepared to spend an hour outdoors at the demonstration site. Registration and information: (509) 447-2401.


Washington Society of CPAs – The Spokane chapter will host this event as part of its Spring Breakfast Series. Group will discuss “Common Scams and Social Influence Tactics.” 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Gonzaga University’s COG building, 702 E. Desmet. Two CPE continuing education credits. $15/students, $50/WSCPA members and nonmembers. Registration: or (800) 272-8273.

Social Media BootCamp 3.0 – The Greater Spokane Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will host this event featuring Katie Delahaye Paine, author, CEO and founder of KDPaine and Partners LLC. Paine will discuss “Measuring What Matters: New Rules for 21st Communications Measurement.” 7:30 a.m.-noon, Gonzaga University, Jepson Auditorium. $35/PRSA members, $40/nonmembers, $8/student PRSSA members, $10/student nonmembers, includes continental breakfast. Tickets available at Information: (509) 326-6885.

Inland Northwest Tourism Awards – The Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau is presenting this program at 3:30 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court. $15/members and $25/nonmembers. Reservations: (509) 742-9382 for reservations.


Good Morning Greater Spokane – Greater Spokane Inc. will present this monthly networking meeting featuring Steve Scranton, chief investment officer at Washington Trust Bank, who will provide an update of the regional economy. 7:30 a.m. at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 N. River Drive. $25/GSI members and $55/nonmembers. Registration: (509) 321-3630 or


NIC Interview Preparation and EIPA Preparation Workshops – The Washington State Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf will present this event featuring interpreting instructor and workshop presenter Xenia Fretter-Woods, of Portland. Today and May 15, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Registration and information:

“E-Commerce for Artists and Artisans” – Two Degrees Northwest, Clearwater County Economic Development Council, University of Idaho Extension, USDA Rural Development and the Idaho Commission on the Arts will sponsor this workshop that will discuss how to maximize the use of the Internet to extend artisan business resources, the benefits and limitations of e-commerce, web design and management, and more. 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Orofino High School Library, 300 Dunlap Road, Orofino, Idaho. $30, includes lunch. Registration: (208) 669-1480 or (208) 476-9829.


Gonzaga University Commencement 2011 – Today, Gonzaga University campus, 1,000 attendees.

Forest Resources Association Inc. Western Region Spring Meeting – Monday through Wednesday, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 100 attendees.

Food Service of America Spokane Office Annual Trade Show – Wednesday through Friday, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 3,000 attendees.