How to Start A New Business - SCORE Spokane will host this workshop on successfully starting a new business, which will include information on legal, tax, insurance, accounting, business planning and funding topics. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 444. For more information, visit www.scorespokane.org. $40/advanced; $50/at the door; $15/per additional person from same company.
2014 Investment Capital Forum – Attendees will gain information and advice focused on investment capital. Keynote speaker is Erik Benson, managing director at Voyager Capital. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner and program 6-8 p.m. The Davenport Hotel, Grand Pennington Ballroom, 10 S. Post St. Visit http://events.greaterspokane.org for more information or to register. $75.
Practical Advice for Establishing a Successful Business - Greater Spokane Incorporated presents this BizStreet program with a panel of entrepreneurs sharing their knowledge. 7:45-9:30 a.m., 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. $20/GSI members; $35/nonmembers. For more information or reservations, visit events.greaterspokane.org.
Marketing Associates of Spokane - This month’s meeting hosts a panel of local developers who will discuss their markets and upcoming projects. Panelists are: Dee McGonigle with SRM Construction; Dave Black with NAI Black; Ron Wells with Wells and Co.; and Wayne Frost with Greenstone. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. $20/members; $30/nonmembers, includes lunch. Reservations required by Monday at www.maspokane.org.
Business Hall of Fame - Rich Hadley, president and CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated; and Mari and Dave Clack, co-chairs of the Friends of WWAMI/Spokane, will be inducted. The reception and silent auction starts at 5:15 p.m. and the dinner and ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Junior Achievement. Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Call (509) 624-7114 for reservations or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $150/person; $1200/table of eight.
Good Morning Greater Spokane – The annual Economic Update breakfast program. 7-9 a.m., DoubleTree by Hilton Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court. $25/GSI members before Wednesday; $30/GSI members after Wednesday; $55/nonmembers. For more information or reservations, visit events.greaterspokane.org.
Idaho Commission on the Arts - The meeting will discuss the quarterly financial report, approve fiscal year 2015 grants and awards, and will include a report from the executive director. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Jacklin Arts and Culture Center, 405 N. William St., Post Falls. Public comment is encouraged at 10:30 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. Public meetings for writing the Commission’s Long-Range Plan will be Wednesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Panida Theatre, 300 N. First Ave., Sandpoint; and Thursday, 2-3:30 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 334-2119.
Idaho Department of Labor Open House – The new Sandpoint office will hold an open house and Ken Edmunds, labor director, and Kellye Sharp, area manager, will be in attendance. 2-4 p.m., 613 Ridley Village Road, Suite C, Sandpoint. For more information contact (208) 263-7544, ext. 3923.
Road Runners Club of America 56th Annual National Convention – Today, Davenport Hotel and Tower, 400 attendees.
HotShot Tournament – Friday-May 11, Coeur d’Alene Park in Browne’s Addition, 2,500 attendees.
Gonzaga University Graduation - Friday-May 11, Gonzaga University, 1,000 attendees.