Write a Business Plan – SCORE Spokane will host this workshop, which will include information on why successful businesses operate with a plan. Learn how to write a comprehensive business plan. Get assistance from a SCORE mentor to review and help refine your plan. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., SBA Training Room, 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. $40/advance, $50/at the door, $15/additional person from same company. For more information, visit www.scorespokane.org or call (509) 353-2821.
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way – Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation hosts a series of free planning seminars designed to take the confusion out of planning and preparing a will. Participants will receive a will-planning kit. One-hour sessions held at noon and 4 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Falls Gateway community room 212, Building 30, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Reservations required at (509) 434-5123 or by email to email@example.com. Two more similar sessions will be at noon and 4 p.m. Thursday.
“Comedy, Economics and Climate Change” – “Stand-up economist” Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., makes a living as a comedian, but is also an environmental economist involved in the CarbonWA.org effort to bring a revenue-neutral carbon tax to Washington state. He will speak at 7:30 a.m. at Gonzaga University, Jepson Center’s Wolff Auditorium. $15/public, $5/GU students, includes continental breakfast at 7 a.m. (509) 313-7036.
Marketing Associates of Spokane – This month’s meeting hosts Spokane Police Chief Frank Straub, who presents his plan to further the three major goals of the SPD: crime reduction, implementation of the use of force recommendations and community engagement, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St., $20/members, $30/nonmembers, includes lunch. Reservations required by today at www.maspokane.org. (509) 838-8568.
“Reforming Global Interest Rate Benchmarks” – The author of “How Big Banks Fail,” Darrell Duffie, Dean Witter Distinguished Professor of Finance at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, will share insights from his experience working with the Financial Stability Board, 3-4:15 p.m., Washington State University, Todd Hall 230, Pullman. Free. (509) 335-7197.
2013 National Cluster Meeting - Pacific Region – Presented by Family Career & Community Leaders of America, Friday through Nov. 17, Spokane Convention Center, 1,200 attendees.
Spokane 2013 Man Show – Friday through Nov. 17, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center, 1,500 attendees.