Inland Northwest Training Fair – Become more informed about local business trainers before you commit staff time and resources. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. For more information or registration visit www.inwtrainingfair.com. $10/advanced; $15/at the door.
Finances Workshop – Free workshops designed for individuals age 50 and older. Learn how to stretch your money, manage debt, repair and rebuild credit, and increase savings. Tuesday, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Senior Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Wednesday, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Corbin Senior Center Ave., 827 W. Cleveland Ave. To register for the workshops call (800) 646-2283.
Global Engagement – Joe Kinsella will discuss “Educational Imperative: Engaging the World and the People Who Make It.” Kinsella is the assistant academic vice-president and director of Gonzaga University’s Center for Global Engagement. This event is sponsored by the Greater Gonzaga Guild. Social at 11:30 a.m., presentation at noon, McCarthey Athletic Center, Herak Club Room, 801 N. Cincinnati St. Reservations are required at (509) 313-6095. $18.50.
QuickBooks Financial Management – This SCORE workshop will give you tips on using QuickBooks as a bookkeeping and financial management tool for a small business. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., SBA Training Room, 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. $40/advance; $50/at the door; $15/per additional person from the same company. To register or for more information, call (509) 353-2821 or visit www.scorespokane.org.
Executive Connect Breakfast – Russell Page, president of the software company Imprezzio, will speak on the future of the tech community in Spokane at Connect Northwest’s Executive Connect Breakfast. There will be a meet-and-greet before the breakfast. 7:30 a.m., the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside Ave. Contact (866) 847-4515, ext. 1307 for more information.
GrowthCLUB – ActionCoach Spokane will present a workshop about strategic planning for business owners. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is required at www.actioncoach spokane.com or (509) 455-5053.
Third Annual Pigott Entrepreneurship Lecture – David Sabey, president of the Sabey Corp., will present “An Algorithm of Entrepreneurialism: How Jesuit-Inspired Core Values Shaped My Career.” A question-and-answer session will follow the lecture. A reception will be at 5:30 p.m., lecture will follow at 6:30, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone Ave. For more information or reservations visit www.gonzaga.edu/ sbalecture.
Valleyfest – Today, Mirabeau Point Park, 10,000 attendees.
American Christian Writers Conference – Thursday-Sept. 29, Ramada at Spokane Airport, 60 attendees.
Bridal Festival – Saturday, Spokane Convention Center, 1,500 attendees.
sponsored According to two 2015 surveys, 62 percent of Americans do not have enough savings to handle an unexpected emergency, much less any long-term plans.