Overcoming Objections and Nailing the Sale – Learn how to address and reduce customer concerns to close the sale. Presented through the Community Colleges of Spokane’s Center for Workforce and Continuing Education. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Spokane Community College, Building 50, Room 121, 1810 N. Greene St. For more information or to register, call (509) 279-6030 or visit www.ccs.spokane.edu /ContinuingEd. $95.
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. to 12:30 p.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. For information or registration, visit www.scorespokane.org or call (509) 353-2821. $40/advance; $50/at the door; $15/additional person from same company.
INBA Networking Luncheon – The Inland Northwest Business Alliance will host speaker Cindy Green with Spokane Regional Health District. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. For more information and reservations, visit www.inbaspokane.org. $25/member or first-time guest; $35/nonmember.
Franchises and Business Ownership – A free workshop presented by SCORE Spokane that will cover the pros and cons of business ownership. 9-11 a.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. For information or registration, visit www.scorespokane.org or call (509) 353-2821.
Marketing Associates of Spokane - Robin Toth, vice president of Business Development at Greater Spokane Incorporated, will speak on establishing a port district in Spokane. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $20/members; $30/nonmembers, includes lunch. Reservations required by Monday at www.maspokane.org.
Good Morning Greater Spokane – The State of the County Address will be given by Al French, Spokane County Commissioner and board chairman for 2014. 7 to 9 a.m., CenterPlace Regional Event Center, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Make reservations at events.greaterspokane.org. $25/GSI members; $30/GSI members after Wednesday; $55/nonmembers.
Washington Interscholastic Activities Association Boys & Girls 2B Basketball Championships – Today, Spokane Arena; 7,640 attendees.
Custer Enterprises 37th Spring Arts and Craft Show – Today, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; 12,300 attendees.
Meeting Professionals International Washington State Chapter Cascadia Conference – Today-Tuesday, Northern Quest Resort & Casino; 300 attendees.
Clear Channel Communications Inc. Baby Fair – Today, Spokane Convention Center; 2,250 attendees.
URM Food Service General Merchandising Show HBC Candy Show – Monday-Wednesday, Spokane Convention Center; 1,000 attendees.
FIRST Robotics – Tuesday-Saturday, Eastern Washington University; 1,200 attendees.
Delcreek Productions Inc. Inland Northwest Motorcycle Show and Sale – Friday-March 16, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center; 11,000 attendees.
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