November 13, 2011 in Business

Week Ahead



ASWA meeting – Reservations due today for Thursday’s meeting of the American Society of Women Accountants Spokane chapter No. 4, featuring financial adviser Kathy Pearson, 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15/students, $22/ASWA members, $27/nonmembers and includes dinner.


14th Annual Economic Forecast – Presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated and the Journal of Business. See what’s on the road ahead for your business. Speakers are John Mitchell, principal at M&H Economic Consultants, and Grant Forsyth, professor of economics at Eastern Washington University. 7:30-9:30 a.m. in the Spokane Convention Center Ballroom, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $50. Information: (509) 321-3601 or visit


Strategic Alliance Workshop – Greater Spokane Incorporated’s BizStreet program will host this event featuring Dale Fruit of Wilbert Precast, Inc. who will discuss strategies for forming strategic partnerships for businesses. 7:30-9:30 a.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100, Spokane. $15/GSI members, $30/nonmembers. Information: (509) 321-3601 or

American Society for Training and Development workshop – The Inland Northwest chapter of the ASTD will present this event that will discuss “Vital Smarts: Change Anything – The New Science Behind Personal Success.” 11:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. at Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division St. Information and to register:

Starting Your Own Business Workshop – The Washington/Spokane Small Business Development Center will offer this event that will discuss fundamental skills and requirements necessary to start, operate and expand your business. 6-9 p.m. at Spokane SBDC in the Sirti Building, Suite 201, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $36. Information: (509) 358-7890. Registration:


“Powering Our Future” Avista will host this event for its customers featuring speakers and a hands-on interactive exercise in order better understand how energy needs can bet met reliably and responsibly while integrating renewable power. 4-7 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Free, but seating is limited. Information and reservations:

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