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Monday, October 19, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Week Ahead


“Group Connection – What’s Your Role?” – Leadership Connection hosts this discussion, featuring Dr. Heather Crandall, today from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. The cost is $25 or $9 for students with valid ID and includes breakfast. Call (509) 313-3572 for more information.

Spokane Regional CVB annual meeting – The Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau will host this event on how to transform your business during tough economic times. 3:30 p.m. in the Spokane Convention Center Ballroom, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. For more information or to RSVP, visit

“Bulls, Bears, and Blow-ups: Understanding the Financial Crisis” – The Washington Center for Real Estate Research and Washington State University’s College of Business’ Department of Finance, Insurance and Real Estate will host a real estate lecture featuring Dr. Clark L. Maxam, assistant professor of finance at the University of Idaho’s College of Business and Economics. 5 p.m. in Todd Hall, Room 276, Washington State University, Pullman campus. Free. Visit or call (509) 335-3957 for more information.

Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business information meeting – Learn more about Gonzaga’s graduate business programs today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s Jepson Center, 502 E. Boone Ave. Call (509) 313-7047 or visit for more information.


“Healthy Working Professionals: Yes, It Is Really All About You!” – The Inland Northwest Chapter of National Association of Women Business Owners and BizStreet will host this event featuring experts from Rockwood Clinic from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Spokane Regional Business Center, 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. The cost is $28 by reservation before Tuesday. For information, visit or call (509) 624-1393.

How to Start a New Business – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, will present this workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the BizStreet Resource Center, second floor, 801 W. Riverside Ave. The cost is $35 in advance or $40 at the door. Call (509) 353-2800 to register or for more information.

Gonzaga University Graduate School of Business Information Meeting – Learn more about Gonzaga’s graduate business programs today from noon to 1 p.m. at Gonzaga University’s School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St. Call (509) 313-7047 or visit for more information.


Spokane Holistic Chamber of Commerce Meeting – A networking event, today at 7 p.m. on the third floor of the Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave. Free. Call (509) 844-4206 or (509) 389-7290 for information.


Spokane MarCom Meeting – The Spokane Regional Marketing and Communications Professionals Association will host an event featuring local patent and trademark attorney George Grigel, who will discuss legal issues concerning creative marketing and public relations professionals. 7:30 to 9 a.m. at McCarthey Athletic Center, main foyer, 801 N. Cincinnati St. The cost is $15/members, $25/nonmembers, $12/student members and $13/student nonmembers. Visit to RSVP. For more information, call (509) 466-1636, ext. 397.


Washington Healthcare Association Assisted Living Nursing Academy – Tuesday through Thursday, The Davenport Hotel and Tower, 50 attendees.

Inland Crafts 27th annual Sale and Exhibition – Friday through Nov. 8, Spokane Convention Center, 4,680 attendees.

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