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Week Ahead

Sun., Sept. 9, 2012


Marketing Associates of Spokane Meeting - Registration is due today for this event featuring freelance writer Cheryl-Anne Millsap and Leslie Hebert, director of marketing and recruitment for Gonzaga University’s Virtual Campus. They will discuss “Creating Good Press and Managing Bad Press.” Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $20/members, $30/nonmembers. Includes lunch. Reservations: Information: (509) 624-1050.


“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 Bill Kalivas, co-founder and managing partner of LaunchPad INW. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Community Building lobby, 35 W. Main St. Lunch will be catered by Victor Azar of Victor’s Hummus. $20/members and first-time guests; $25/returning guests. Information or registration:

Greater Spokane Incorporated’s Annual Meeting: “The Power of Aerospace” - Keynote speaker will be James Albaugh, executive vice president of The Boeing Co. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $45/GSI members, $75/nonmembers. RSVP:

“Ready, Set, Export Seminar” - Discounted registration due today. The Washington Small Business Development Center and the International Trade Administration will host this two-day event on how to export products and services. Sept. 26-27 at the Spokane Riverpoint Campus, Spokane SBDC, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 201. $59 before Sept. 12; $75 after Sept. 12, includes lunch. Reservations: Information: (509) 413-1470.


“Growing Your Business with Websites” - Tincan will present this workshop that will discuss the basic necessary functions of a website and if GoDaddy or WordPress are options for your business, 4-5 p.m. at Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. Free. Information and registration: (509) 744-0972 or

TimeRICH Workshop - Presented by ActionCOACH Spokane. Business owners and key decision-makers are invited to this event on how to leverage your time and be more productive. 4:30-7 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. $75 admits up to three people. Registration: Information: (509) 455-5053.

Pigott Entrepreneurship Speaker Series - Gonzaga University will present its second annual Pigott lecture featuring Gerard Centioli, restaurant entrepreneur and founder, president and CEO of ICON, who will discuss “Successful Entrepreneurship: People and Concepts that Represent the Best of the Restaurant Industry.” 6:30 p.m. in Wolff Auditorium, Jepson School of Business, Gonzaga University. Information: (509) 313-7048.


Spokefest - Today, 2,000 attendees.

Jensen Marketplace - Wednesday through Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 1,000 attendees.

Legacy Vets Regional Meeting - Thursday through Sept. 16, Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 300 attendees.


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