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MONDAY

Marketing Online Luncheon – Presented by the Inland Northwest Chapter of NAWBO, Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Spokane area Business Information Center, and SCORE, Laura Bracken, owner of Design Spike, will speak about creative ways to market your business online, today from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the chamber’s first-floor conference room, 801 W. Riverside. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. For information or to register, call BIC at 353-2800.

TUESDAY

Entrepreneurship Breakfast – Eastern Washington University will present its 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year award to local businesswoman Debbie Mumm at this breakfast at the Davenport Hotel today from 7:30-9 a.m. in the Marie Antoinette Ballroom. The cost is $20 per person and reserved tables of 10 are $200. For information and reservations call 358-2242.

Christian Business & Professional Women Dinner – This month’s “Maytime Medley” will feature dinner, music, and speaker, DiAnna Miller of Pendleton, Ore. Meets tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. The cost is $10.75. For information or reservations call Laura at 483-5582 or Jane at 328-4720.

SIRTI Technology Showcase VII – “Smart Energy” is the theme, and the keynote speaker is Steven Hickok, deputy administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration. This event is today from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Spokane Convention Center, main floor, bay 4. Admission is free and there will be hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar. Register at www.sirti.org/register/php.

Maximizing Investment Returns in Strong and Weak Markets through Prudent Practices – This lecture on the Eastern Washington University campus will feature Brooks C. Sackett, a certified investment management analyst and accredited investment fiduciary auditor with Chief Capital Management Inc. Meets today from noon-1 p.m. in room 207 at Monroe Hall. For information contact the EWU College of Business & Public Administration at 358-2242.

WEDNESDAY

Expedite Business Mailings – The U.S. Postal Service and the U.S. Small Business Administration will present this free computer ‘tour’ through the postal Web site today at the Business Information Center, 801 W. Riverside, Suite #240. “My e-Post Office” will be presented several times throughout the day: 9 or 10 a.m., noon, or 1 p.m. For information or to register, call BIC at 353-2800 or visit www.smallbusinessspokane.org.

The Spokane Chapter of National Institute of Pension Administrators – Dominic J. Zamora, an estate planning consultant with LeMaster & Daniels will discuss the fiduciary audit process related to 401(k) plans at this luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Spokane Club, 1002 W. Riverside. Cost is $30. Call Pat Gamache at 838-5500 or e-mail pgamache@randall-hurley.com.

Business Plan: A Roadmap to Success – Presented by SCORE. Learn how to build your own business plan today from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the Business Information Center, 801 W. Riverside, Suite #240. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the cost is $35. Call the BIC office at 353-2820 or 353-2822 for information.

Nursing Career Opportunities – This free session will offer participants information about educational opportunities in nursing. Today between 1-4 p.m. at the Driftwood Bay Room in the student union building at North Idaho College. For information call Christina Cox at (208) 769-3177 or visit www.myniche.org.

THURSDAY

Fifth Annual Inland Northwest Tourism Awards – Presented by the Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau, this event is today from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Spokane City Center, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court. The cost is $10 for CVB members and $15 for non-members. To RSVP or for more information call 624-1341.

“Contemporary Issues in Feminist Research: Gender and Piece Rates, Commissions, and Bonuses” – This lecture today on the Eastern Washington University campus will feature Dr. Lori Geddes from noon-1 p.m. in room 207 of Monroe Hall. For information contact the EWU College of Business & Public Administration at 358-2242.

SCORE “Counselors to America’s Small Business” – The SCORE office is offering free and confidential counseling appointments to small business owners today from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, 525 Clearwater Loop, in Post Falls. For information or to set up an appointment, call (208) 769-3296.

“Understanding the New SF 330” – The May meeting of Marketing Associates of Spokane will meet today at noon and will discuss the new SF 330 form which will replace the SF 254/255 forms on June 8. The meeting is at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division Street, and the cost is $15 for M.A.S. members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. For information and registration call Hope Findley at 276-9266 or visit www.masspokane.org.

Idaho State Electrical Board – A board meeting is scheduled for today at 8 a.m. in the Merganser room of the Red Lion Templin’s Hotel, 414 E. First Ave., in Post Falls. This meeting will discuss revision of the rules governing Apprentice, Master and Contractor Licenses. For information contact (208) 332-7140 or e-mail kmcdonald@dbs.state.id.us.

CONVENTIONS

Western Region Pesticide Consortium – May 11-13 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park. 120 delegates.

Knights of Columbus – May 13-15 at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park. 600 delegates.

Spokane District Dental Society – May 15-16 at the Spokane Convention Center. 1300 delegates.

Regular Meetings

MONDAY

Rotary club of Spokane North, noon Red Lion Grand Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. For information, call 455-6470.

Spokane Valley Toastmasters, 6:15-7:30 a.m., Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Caduceus Room. For information, call Dave Scott at 389-2500.

Toastmasters Club 14, Southsiders at Unity, 5:30-7 p.m., Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard. For information, call Terri Lewis-Sander at 838-6518.

Lamplighters Toastmasters Club 449, 6:15 a.m., Ridpath Hotel. For information, call Wanda Howie at 838-8294.

TUESDAY

Spokane Valley Rotary, noon, Spokane Valley DoubleTree Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. For information, call Holly Montgomery at 892-4503.

The Focus Groups, Spokane Valley, 7-8:30 a.m. at Old European, 11520 E. Sprague. For information, call Paul Peterson at 928-4699.

Spokane Central Lions Club, noon, Red Lion Grand Hotel, 303 W. North River Drive. For information, call 328-6900.

Spokane Uptowners Toastmasters, noon, Eastern Washington University Spokane Center, 705 W. First, Room 222. For information, call Rich Dickman at 924-9449.

Rotary West, noon, Holiday Inn-Airport, 1616 S. Windsor Dr. For information, call James Patterson at 455-6412 or e-mail: rotarywestsce@aol.com.

Spokane Daybreak Rotary, 7 a.m., Spokane Club library room. For information, call Steve at 922-4522.

Kiwanis Club of Downtown Spokane, noon, Ridpath Hotel, 515 W. Sprague. For information, call 624-6161.

River City Networkers, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Spokane Club. For information, call Matthew Reilly at 353-3428.

Northside Power Networking, 7 a.m. For information, call 468-9695 or 467-2081.

Spokane Business Builders of Business Network International, Tuesdays, 7-8:30 a.m., IHOP, 5403 E. Sprague. For information, call 922-1412.

Spokane Valley Kiwanis, 6:45 a.m., Shari’s Restaurant, 320 N. Sullivan. For information, call 922-8914.

Exchange Club of North Spokane, 7 a.m., Solicitor’s Corner, 6301 N. Division. For information, call 489-0741.

WEDNESDAY

Business Network Alliance meets at 7 a.m., Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division (For information, call David Scott at 389-2500), and at noon, Rock Inn, 8122 E. Sprague (For information, call Tim Osterholm at 991-0992.

Coeur d’Alene Business Referral Group – meets at 7 a.m. at the Greenbriar Inn, 315 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call Todd Damschen at (208) 676-9639.

The Society of Inland Northwest Environmental Scientists (SINES) – meets the second Wednesday of the month, 6:30 p.m., WestCoast River Inn, 700 N. Division. For information, visit www.spokanesines.org.

Enlightened Entrepreneurs Alliance – 6:30-7:45 a.m., Frankie Doodles, 30 E. Third. For information, call (877) 222-7964.

Spokane Business and Professional Association – 7:30 a.m., Solicitor’s Corner, 6301 N. Division. For information, call Randy Beigh at 327-3883.

The Inland Northwest Association of Financial Professions – meets at 11:45 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month, Hotel Lusso. For information, call Marlene at 363-6861.

Spokane Chapter of NALS – an association for legal professionals, meets at noon on the third Wednesday of every month, Washington Trust Bank, 717 W. Sprague. For information, call Ev Garrett at 624-8200.

Sunrise Toastmasters Club – 6:15-7:40 a.m., 315 E. Montgomery. For information, call Walt at 747-3231.

Network Navigators of Business Network International – 7-8:30 a.m., Old European Restaurant, 11520 E. Sprague. For information, call Debbie Navin at 991-1367.

Coeur d’Alene Metro of Business Network International – 7-8:30 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Inn, 414 W. Appleway, Coeur d’Alene. For information, call Thomas Orjala at (208) 640-0660.

Building Owners and Managers Association – noon-1 p.m., Red Lion Grand Hotel. For information, call Lisa Quigley at 344-2662.

Inland Northwest Business Travel Association – (INBTA) is a professional organization comprised of business travel arrangers/planners, corporate meeting planners and vendors. INTBA meets once a month at various area locations. Meetings are usually held the first Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. For information, call Dana Divine at 789-6812.

Spokane Hispanic Business Professional Association – meets the second Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.; meeting location varies. For information, call 363-5330.

Inland Northwest Business Alliance – a professional gay and gay friendly business organization, meets the second Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., Café Europa, 125 S. Wall. For information, call 455-3699.

Spokane Valley Business Association – meets the second Wednesday of each month, 7:30 a.m., Spokane Valley Fire Station One, 10319 E. Sprague. Local government officials discuss upcoming projects and other ongoing plans and issues. For more information, call 924-7800.

Post Falls LEADS Club – meets at noon at Godfather’s Pizza, Seltice Way, Post Falls. Call Kyle Koski at (208) 292-1942.

Spokane Chapter of Washington Women Lawyers – meets the third Wednesday of each month, noon, US Bank Building, third floor conference room, 422 W. Riverside. Call 624-5265.

Hillyard Rotary – meets every Wednesday at noon at the Northeast Neighborhood Community Center. For information, call Marilyn at 354-7339.

Liberty Lake Toastmasters – 5:45-6:45 p.m., Liberty Lake Sewer and Water Building, 22510 E. Mission. For information, call Carrie at 891-0110.

THURSDAY

Business Network Alliance – noon, Bobby D’s restaurant, 7102 E. Sprague. For information, call Tim Osterholm at 991-0992.

Rotary Club of Spokane No. 21 – noon, Ridpath Hotel. For information, call Lucretia Auble at 534-8998.

Post Falls Toastmasters – 6:30 a.m., Templin’s Resort, 414 E. First Ave., Post Falls. For information, call Lin at (208) 765-5004, or Brad at (208) 762-2227.

Uptown Women’s LEADS Club – 1 p.m., Steam Plant Grill. For information, call Anje Lamb at (208) 665-5242.

Inland Northwest ASTD – meets the third Thursday of each month, noon, Red Lion Grand Hotel. For information, call Gloria Lopez at 928-0423.

Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary – noon, Solicitor’s Corner, 6301 N. Division. For information, call Rex Reed at 838-9172.

Medical Center Toastmaster’s Club – 6:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Medical Office Building, Room 200, 715 S. Cowley. For information, call Marilyn at 448-0609.

Spokane Business Builders – 7 a.m., Hotel Lusso, 808 W. Sprague. For information, call Chris Burns at 483-3355.

Spokane Referral Group – 7:15 a.m., Conley’s Place, 12618 E. Sprague. For information, call Guy Williams at 893-8077.

Networkers at Noon of Business Network International – 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Shenanigans. For information, call Clark Bergerud at 363-6565.

Coeur d’Alene Alliance of Business Network International – 7-8:30 a.m., Coeur d’Alene Resort, Dockside. For information, call Joshua Sprague at (208) 773-0504.

Lake City Women’s Chapter of LEADS Club – meets every Thursday at 8 a.m. at Elmer’s Restaurant at Highway 95 and Neider in Coeur d’Alene. Contact Barbra McClure at (208) 772-6662.

Downtown Leads Group – noon to 1:15 p.m., Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division. For information, call Dale Peringer at 981-1759.

The American Society of Women Accountants – meets the third Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m., Red Lion Grand Hotel. For information, call Lisa Kroiss at 624-2378.

The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane – noon-1 p.m., Ridpath Motor Inn. For information, call Mark Smith at 455-3550.

Spokane Area Masters of Business Administration Association – noon, the fourth Thursday of each month, September through May, O’Doherty’s Irish Grille, 525 Spokane Falls Blvd. For information, call 534-0423.

Spokane Valley Golden ‘K’ Kiwanis Club – 9 a.m., the second and fourth Thursday of each month, Holman Gardens, 12912 E. 12th. For information, call 926-1031.

Coeur d’Alene LEADS Club – 7:30 a.m., Connoisseurs Catering, 819 E. Sherman. Call Anje Lamb at (208) 665-5242.

Toastmasters Moonlighters Club #431 – 5:15 p.m., Stamper, Rubens, Stocker & Smith, P.S., basement conference room, 720 W. Boone. Call 326-4800.

Deer Park PowerTipps – a business networking/referral group, 7:30 a.m., Jerry’s Restaurant, Highway 2 north of Riverside. For information, call John Simpson at 276-6619 or Cathie at 276-5043.

Spokane Falls Toastmasters-meets every Thursday at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main. For information call 325-2574.

FRIDAY

Northwest Kiwanis – 6:45-7:45 a.m., downtown Perkins, 12 E. Olive Way. For information, call Rich Richard at 448-0138.

Northwest Human Resource Management Association – conducts monthly luncheon meetings the first Friday of each month. For information, call Claudia Campbell at 232-4496.

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