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Growing Your Business With Pinterest - Presented by Tincan. Pinterest is a visual pin board that lets you organize and share all the things you find on the Web. Come learn how to use it for personal and business use. 10-11 a.m., 1317 W. Second Ave. Register online at or call (509) 744-0972.


How to Write A Business Plan - Part of the Spokane SCORE workshop series. Learn to write a comprehensive business plan and get assistance from a SCORE mentor. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SBA Training Room, 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. $40/registered; $50/at the door; $15/per additional person from the same company. Register at

Spokane Education Fair – Experts from area universities will be available to assist working adults and nontraditional students. Presented by the Inland Business and Education Consortium. Workshops include Financing Your Education, Preparing for Graduate School, Coming Back: How to Finish Your Degree, and Maximizing Your VA Benefits. 4-7 p.m., Gonzaga University, Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone Ave. The event is free and open to the public.

Recreation and Tourism Speaker Series – Thomas Cusick, senior vice president of finance and CFO of Columbia Sportswear, presents “The Business Side of Rec-Tech.” 4-5 p.m., Harbor Center - HC 241, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene. For more information visit or call (208) 667-2588.


Effective Negotiations – Marketing Associates of Spokane will host a breakfast and half-day seminar on “Effective Negotiations.” Steven Isaacs will lead an interactive session focusing on a new approach to negotiations and preparation. 7:30 a.m.-noon, The Lincoln Center, 1316 North Lincoln Street. Reservations requested by Monday at $100/members; $125/nonmembers. Special pricing is available for firms with multiple attendees. For more information contact Kelli Crain at or call (509) 624-1050.


General Merchandising/HBC Candy Show - Wednesday, Spokane Convention Center, 1,100 attendees.

Washington Educator Career Fair – Friday, Spokane Convention Center, 500 attendees.

Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale – Friday-March 17, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 11,000 attendees.

Inland Empire Judo Classic – Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 220 attendees.

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