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Christian Business and Professional Women – This month’s meeting will feature Sherry Attard of Columbia Falls, Mont. and meets today at 6:30 p.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. The cost is $10.75 and includes dinner. For information call Laura at 483-5582 or Jane at 328-4720.

Precision Farming Techniques Workshop – Washington State University Extension is offering this workshop on precision farming techniques today from 7-9 a.m. at the Harvester Restaurant, 410 W. First St., Spangle. For information call Diana Roberts at 477-2167.

Greater Spokane Area Postal Customer Council – This month’s business meeting will include a seminar, “Target Marketing: Spring into New Profits,” and meets today at 10 a.m. at Progressions Credit Union, 2919 E. Mission. For information visit


Exporting to China: What Your Company Should Know – The International Trade Alliance and U.S. Commercial Service presents this seminar that will discuss China’s changing marketplace today from 8 a.m.-noon in the Spokane Community Colleges Lair Building, Sasquatch Conference room, 1810 N. Greene. The cost is $25 for International Trade Alliance members and $30 for nonmembers. For information call 459-4123 or e-mail

Entrepreneurs Forum of the Great Northwest – Chris Majer will speak on the topic of “Master the Possibilities: A Roadmap for Successfully Navigating the World of the Future,” today from 6-9 p.m. in the Hogan Lecture Hall in Jepson Center on the Gonzaga University campus, 502 E. Boone. For information call Tamitha at 444-2350 or e-mail

Northwest EcoBuilding Guild Speaker Event – Alan Durning will discuss the “Cascadia Scorecard” that tracks seven indicators of progress in the Northwest today from 7-9 p.m. in the Spokane City Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. For information call 747-7647 or visit

Women’s History Month Celebration – Spokane Falls Community College presents Stephanie Williams, an SFCC alumna, as the keynote speaker in the school’s observation of Women’s History Month today at 11:30 a.m. in the SUB lounges A and B, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. For information call Adrian Williams at 533-3240.

Workers’ Compensation: It Doesn’t Have to Be a Money Pit – Partners in Business presents this workshop for local employers and will discuss employment and training issues today from 8-9:15 a.m. at Idaho Commerce and Labor, 1221 W. Ironwood Drive, suite 200, Coeur d’Alene. This cost is $5. for information call (208) 769-1558 ext. 3916.

Business Plan: A Roadmap to Success – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business presents how to create a business plan today from 8 a.m.-noon at the Business Information Center, 801 W. Riverside #240. The cost is $35 if registered or $45 at the door. For information call Billie Moreland at 353-2820.

The Art of Customer-Centered Marketing and Innovation-Focused Business Management – Presented by AHANA, Dave Saulibio will speak at this meeting today from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Airway Heights Public Library, 1213 S. Lundstrom. For information call AHANA at 838-1881.

Logger Education to Advance Professionalism (LEAP) Update Workshop – The University of Idaho is presenting this two-day program for LEAP graduates today and Thursday in St. Maries, Idaho. The cost is $38 and includes materials and refreshments. For times and locations call Randy Brooks at (208) 476-4434.


Institute for Extended Learning Career Day – This career day is for adults considering returning to school and for students at alternative high schools. The event is today from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Spokane Community College Lair, student center auditorium, building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. For information call 279-6080.

Great Decisions Series – This lecture at Whitworth College will feature William Robinson who will speak about Russia today at 7:30 p.m. at the William T. Robinson Teaching Theater in Weyerhauser Hall on the campus of the college. For information call Barbara Brodrick at 777-3270 or e-mail

Handling Bullies at Work – The costs of bullies in the workplace can be steep, says Gonzaga University, which is presenting this breakfast seminar today from 7-8:45 a.m. in the Champions Room at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, 720 W. Mallon. For information call 323-3573.

WorkSource Spokane Job Expo – Job seekers can meet nearly 40 employers today from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rendezvous Event Facility, 1003 E. Trent. If you are looking for a job you are asked to bring a resume and come dressed for an interview. For more information call WorkSource Spokane at 532-3000 or visit


State of the County Address – The Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce is presenting this month’s Good Morning Spokane Region meeting featuring County Commissioner Phil Harris. The meeting is today from 7:15-9 a.m. at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan and is $20 for chamber members and $25 for nonmembers. For information call 624-1393.

Diagnosing Organizational Health – Nancy Isaacson will discuss how your can learn to diagnose the health of a team, department or an organization on March 16 from 11:15 a.m.-1:15 a.m. The deadline to register is today. For information about prices or to register call 535-7066, visit or e-mail

Developing Personal Leadership in Our Professional and Private Lives – Matt Chase, an assistant professor and program director of physical education, health and recreation at Eastern Washington University will speak at this forum today at 11:30 a.m. in the Spokane Falls Community College SUB Lounge C, building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr. For information call Grace Leaf at 533-8196.

Regular Meetings


Rotary Club of Spokane North, noon, Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Call 465-4569.

Spokane Valley Toastmasters, 6:15-7:30 a.m., Open Bible Church of the Valley, 905 N. McDonald. Call Dave Scott, 389-2500.

Toastmasters Club 14, Southsiders, 5:30-7 p.m., Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard. Call Richard Dalke, 326-4163 or

Lamplighters Toastmasters Club 449, 6:15 a.m., Ridpath Hotel. Call Wanda Howie, 838-8294.

Spokane Valley Lions – meets the second and fourth Monday of every month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Spokane Valley Mall IHOP, 14706 E. Indiana Ave. Call 922-8581.


Greater Spokane Area Postal Customer Council (GSAPCC), for education and assistance with postal issues, this group meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 9 a.m. at Progressions Credit Union, 2919 E. Mission. For information call 622-5753.

Greater Sandpoint Toastmasters Club 6005 Meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month at Slates. Call (208) 265-4607.

Gavelier Toastmasters Club meets from 6:30-7:30 a.m. at Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division.

Spokane Valley Rotary, noon, Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan. Call Holly Montgomery, 353-7057.

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

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

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

Rotary West, noon, Holiday Inn-Airport, 1616 S. Windsor Dr. Call James Patterson, 455-6412 or

Spokane Daybreak Rotary, 7 a.m., Spokane Club library room. Call Steve, 922-4522.

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

River City Networkers, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Spokane Club. Call Matthew Reilly, 353-3428.

Northside Power Networking, 7 a.m. Call 468-9695 or 467-2081.

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

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

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


Spokane Chapter of NALS, noon, every third Wednesday, Washington Trust Bank Building, 717 W. Sprague. Call Sonji Ruttan, 324-6747 or

Business Network Alliance, 7 a.m., Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division. Call David Scott, 389-2500. Also at noon, Rock Inn, 8122 E. Sprague. Call Tim Osterholm, 991-0992.

Spokane Business Connections – noon-1 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Dr. Call Keith Pearson, 217-1633.

Spokane Small Business Women – 10-11:30 a.m. every other Wednesday. Call Lori at 710-0585 or Trini at 468-5217 for location.

Coeur d’Alene Business Referral Group - 7 a.m., Greenbriar Inn, 315 Wallace Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call Todd Damschen, (208) 676-9639.

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

Full Gospel Businessmen’s Fellowship – meets at noon in the Pizza Factory, Highway 395 and H Street, in Deer Park. Call Tom Stradling, 499-0118 or Marlin Roberts, 276-3123.

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

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

Spokane Referral Network – Meets from 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. at Marie Callanders at Argonne and I-90. Call Ken Price, 999-4798 or, or David McKenzie, 868-9801 or

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

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

International Association of Administrative Professionals – 6 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month in the WA/CA room at Gonzaga University. Call 533-7065.

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

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

Inland Northwest Business Travel Association – Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at various locations. Call Dana Divine, 789-6812.

Spokane Hispanic Business Professional Association – meets the second Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., at various locations. Call 363-5330.

Spokane Chapter International Association of Administrative Professionals – meets the fourth Wednesday of the month in the WA/CA room at Gonzaga University at 5:30 p.m. Call Pat Crocker-Fox, 533-7065.

Inland Northwest Business Alliance – meets the second Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., Café Europa, 125 S. Wall. 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. Call 924-7800.

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

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

Hillyard Rotary – meets every Wednesday at noon at the Northeast Neighborhood Community Center. Call Marilyn, 466-6523.

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

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


Downtown Spokane LeTip – meets 7-8:30 a.m. at Perkins Restaurant, 12 E. Olive. Call Bob Howard, 939-5725.

Liberty Lake Rotary – meets at noon at Palenque Mexican Restaurant, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Rd. Call Al Stevens, 927-8516.

Rotary Club of Spokane No. 21 – noon, Ridpath Hotel. Call Lucretia Auble, 534-8998.

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

Inland Northwest American Society for Training and Development – meets the third Thursday of each month, noon, Red Lion Grand Hotel. Call Gloria Lopez, 928-0423.

Spokane Aurora Northwest Rotary – noon, The Onion, 7522 N. Division. Contact Rex Reed, 838-9172.

Medical Center Toastmaster’s Club – 6:30 a.m., St. Luke’s Medical Office Building, 715 S. Cowley. Call Marilyn, 448-0609.

Spokane Business Builders – 7 a.m., Hotel Lusso, 808 W. Sprague. Call Chris Burns, 483-3355.

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

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

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

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

Business Network International – in Sandpoint, 7:30-9 a.m., Ivano’s Restaurant. Call Michele Berger, (208) 265-5082.

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

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

The Exchange Club of Downtown Spokane – noon-1 p.m., Ridpath Motor Inn. Call Mark Smith, 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. 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. Call 926-1031.

Spokesman Toastmasters Club No. 2464 – Meets weekly at 10 a.m., 999 W. Riverside Avenue. Call 459-5222.

Coeur d’Alene LEADS Club – 7:30 a.m., Elmer’s on Neider Avenue in Coeur d’Alene. Call Barbara McClure, (208) 772-6662.

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

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

Spokane Authors and Self-Publishers – This group meets on the first Thursday of every month at 11:30 a.m. at Old Country Buffet, 5504 N. Division. Membership is $5 a year. For information call Barbara Cagle at 233-8051 or David Demers at 443-7057.

Business Loan Briefings – The U.S. Small Business Administration Spokane chapter has resumed its free business loan briefings on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 11:45 a.m. The briefings meet at the SBA training room, 801 W. Riverside, suite 240. For information call 353-2811.


Spokane South Rotary Clubmeets at noon at the Red Lion River Inn, 700 N. Division. Call Philip Helean, 838-3577 ext. 131.

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

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

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

Spokane Executives Association – Meets at noon at the Hotel Lusso, 1 N. Post. Call 747-5254.

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