Week Ahead


Protect Your Credit Score – Learn how a credit score is determined, how to maintain/earn a healthy credit score and where to go for help. Offered by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. 6 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Registration is required at or (509) 755-3980. Free.

Basic Mediation Training – Northwest Mediation Center is offering a 40-hour basic mediation training course for a variety of professionals. This training will give you the skills and information necessary to mediate, as well as the forms and tools to develop your own mediation style. Monday-Friday, Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. Call (509) 456-0103 or visit for more information or registration. $595.


CLA Estate Planning – A workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one’s estate and retirement planning. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., Longhorn Barbecue, 7611 W. Sunset Highway; and Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Best Western Inn, 506 W. Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (866) 252-8721 or visit Free.

Economics Symposium – Justin Wolfers will present “From Dismal Science to Happy Science: Economics and Happiness,” at Gonzaga’s 24th Economics Symposium and Luncheon. Wolfers is a senior fellow of the Brookings Institution. Sponsored by the Gonzaga University School of Business Administration, its dean’s office and the Economics Symposium Steering Committee. 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., McCarthey Athletic Center, Gonzaga University, 801 N. Cincinnati St. For more information call (509) 313-7036 or visit Colleges-and-Schools/School-of- Business-Administration/sbaevents. $100/per person; $1,000/table of eight.

OMWBE Certification Workshop – Greater Spokane Incorporated will host an intensive two-hour workshop designed to help businesses complete the final certification application for the Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises. 3-5 p.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. For more information, visit or call (509) 321-3641.

Budgeting 101 – Learn how to set financial goals and develop a successful spending plan. Offered by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. 6 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Registration is required at or (509) 755-3980. Free.


Write a Business Plan – SCORE Spokane will host this workshop, which will include information on why and how successful businesses operate with a plan. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. For information, visit $40/advance; $50/at the door; $15/additional person from same company.

INBA Networking Luncheon – The Inland Northwest Business Alliance presents speaker Greg Anderson, a professional business coach and INBA member. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information and reservations, visit $25/member or first-time guest; $35/nonmember.

Prevent Fraud and Identity Theft – Learn what scams are trending now and what resources are available to keep your finances safe. Offered by Spokane Teachers Credit Union. Noon, Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Registration is required at or (509) 755-3980. Free.


Government Contracting 101 – Greater Spokane Incorporated will present an introductory seminar on doing business with government agencies. 8-11 a.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. For more information, visit


Good Morning Greater Spokane – Greater Spokane Incorporated will honor the Armed Forces Person of the Year during the “Let Freedom Ring” event. 7-9 a.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. $25/before Wednesday; $30/after Wednesday. Special pricing is available for military, call (509) 321-3630. For more information or reservations, visit

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