Green Business Networking Luncheon - Discussion of fair trade hosted by Sustainable Resources INW, featuring a panel of fair trade experts. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $18, includes lunch. Tickets and information: www.brownpapertickets .com/event/217772 or (509) 209-2861.
ASWA Meeting - Reservations due by noon today for Thursday’s meeting of the American Society of Women Accountants Spokane Chapter 4. Event will feature Mark Newbold, a Certified Employee Benefits specialist who will discuss “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act PPACA, What Comes Next?” 5:30 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $15/students, $22/ASWA members, $27/nonmembers; includes dinner. Information or to make a reservation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Small Business Forum - The Washington Policy Center will host this event. Learn about important issues facing businesses while meeting with policymakers, business leaders and elected officials. Noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Information: http://www. washingtonpolicy.org/ events/details/2012 -regional-small -business-forums.
SalesRICH Workshop - The Washington Small Business Development Center will offer this workshop featuring licensed business coach Kevin Weir from ActionCOACH Spokane. Weir will discuss how to improve conversion techniques and communication strategies in your sales process. 4-6:30 p.m. at SBDC, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 201. $40 or $20 for attendees from the same company. Information: (509) 358-7890. Registration: www.wsbdc.org/ training-calendar.
“Small Business Marketing and Sales” - SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting this workshop 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Spokane Regional Business Center, 801 W. Riverside Ave., second floor. $40 in advance, $50 at the door, $15 per additional person from the same company. Register: (509) 353-2821 or www.scorespokane.org /workshops.
“Empower Your Team” - The Washington Small Business Development Center will offer this workshop for business owners and managers that will discuss creating a common purpose and operational excellence within your work team. 8:30-11:30 a.m. at SBDC, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 201. $44. Information: (509) 358-7890. Registration: www.wsbdc.org/ training-calendar.
“Growing Your Business with Twitter”- Tincan will present this workshop on the basics of Twitter. 4-5 p.m. at Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave. Information and registration: (509) 744-0972 or www.tincan.org.
LaunchPad INW Job Seekers Lunch - Humanix will co-host this event featuring guest recruiter KeyTronicEMS. Those seeking employment will have the opportunity to network and gain insight. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Humanix, 15920 E. Indiana Ave., Suite 200, Spokane Valley. Free. Information: www.launchpadinw .com/events
Legacy Vets Regional Meeting - Today, Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 300 attendees.
Northwest Regional Floodplain Management - Tuesday through Friday, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 100 attendees.
Spiritual Hunger Conference Healing Room Ministries - Thursday-Sept. 23, DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 3,200 attendees.
Valleyfest - Friday through Sept. 23, Spokane Valley, 10,000 attendees.
Inland Empire Philatelic Society Apple Harvest - Saturday through Sept. 23, Hilton Garden Inn Spokane Airport, 300 attendees.