“How to Write a Business Plan” – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting this workshop. 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.
INBA Networking Lunch – The Inland Northwest Business Alliance will present this event featuring Mark Pond of Spokane Public Library. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Red Lion River Inn, Clearwater Room, 700 N. Division St. $20/members and first-time guests; $25/returning guests. Information or registration: www.inbaspokane.org.
“Marketing Strategies for Domestic Tourism Dollars and Cents” – Part of University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene’s Speaker Series. Featuring Jeanna Hofmeister, Emmy Award-winning writer and chief marketing officer of Visit Spokane. 4-5 p.m. at U-Idaho Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene. Information: www.uidaho.edu/cda or (208) 667-2588.
“Introduction to Government Contracting” – The Eastern Washington Procurement Technical Assistance Center of Greater Spokane Incorporated will discuss how to do business with the government. 8-11 a.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Second Floor. Free. Registration: http://events. greaterspokane.org.
“Calculating New Health Care Costs” – Presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated. Mark Patrick of Moloney + O’Neill will discuss how businesses in various industries can calculate health care costs. 8-9:30 a.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., First Floor. $20/GSI members, $35/nonmembers. Information: http://events. greaterspokane.org or (509) 321-3612.
“Growing Your Business with Facebook” – Tincan will present this workshop on the basics of Facebook. 4-5 p.m. at Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. Information and registration: (509) 744-0972 or www.tincan.org.
Good Morning Greater Spokane Candidate Forum – Greater Spokane Incorporated will present this monthly networking meeting and a debate featuring U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and challenger Rich Cowan. 7:30-9 a.m. at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 N. River Drive. $25/GSI members, $55/nonmembers. Registration: http://events. greaterspokane.org.
United States Ombudsman Association Annual Conference – Today through Friday, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 85 attendees.
34th Annual Fall Home Idea Show – Friday through Oct. 14, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 7,700 attendees.