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Week ahead in business

Sun., Feb. 23, 2014


Dynamite Sales Presentations – Learn how to impress your clients. Presented through the Community Colleges of Spokane’s Center for Workforce and Continuing Education. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Bldg. 50, Room 121, 1810 N. Greene St. For more information or to register, call (509) 279-6030 or visit ContinuingEd. $95.


What New Tax Laws Will Impact Your Business? – Greater Spokane Incorporated presents this BizStreet program with speaker Kelli Franco, a certified public accountant with Moss Adams LLP. 7:45-9:30 a.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. For more information or reservations, visit $20/GSI members; $35/nonmembers.

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.-12:30 p.m., 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, visit


What Does ‘Brand’ Really Mean? – A professional development workshop. Tyler Borders, a corporate brand strategy consultant, will speak on brands, how brain psychology influences purchasing and consumer behavior, and how consumers perceive your company. Presented by the Greater Spokane Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. 7:30-9 a.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information or to register, visit $40/nonmembers; $30/PRSA members; $15/non-PRSSA students; $5/PRSSA students.

Idaho Business Opportunity Conference – A conference for Idaho manufacturers, contractors and distributors to meet with purchasing professionals from many of the Northwest’s largest corporations and government agencies. The conference is sponsored by the Idaho Commerce Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Idaho National Laboratory, Idaho Treatment Group, URS, and CH2M. 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, 115 S. Second St., Coeur d’Alene. For more information, visit $65/per person.

Business After Hours – A networking event for area professionals in a casual setting presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated. 5-7 p.m., Northwest Trends of Spokane, 11315 E. Montgomery Drive. For more information or reservations, visit Free/GSI members; $10/nonmembers.

Applying for Jobs Online – Get helpful advice and tips on filling out online job applications, staying organized, avoiding job scams and attaching a resume to an application or email. 6 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free; registration required at (509) 893-8400.


Planning for Business Success – The North Idaho College Workforce Training and Community Education Center presents a class on developing meaningful goals to help your business succeed. 8:30 a.m., 525 W. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. For more information or to register, visit or call (208) 769-3333. $39.


Selling Stuff Online – A class on selling items on sites such as Craigslist, Amazon and Ebay. 11 a.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Free; registration required at (509) 893-8350.


Custer Enterprises 36th Annual Home and Yard Show – Thursday-March 2, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 18,000 attendees.

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