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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Week Ahead


Free Leadership Workshops – Spokane, Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls Toastmaster Clubs will offer a series of workshops this week. Topics include: coaching, team building, motivating employees, resolving conflict and more. Today through Friday. Times and locations vary. Visit http://d9.toastmasters for more information.


Growing Your Business with Video – Tincan will present this workshop on video and how to choose a message that will best reach your audience. 11 a.m.-noon at Tincan, 1317 W. Second Ave., Spokane. Information and registration: (509) 747-0972 or


A conversation with Spokane Airport CEO Larry Krauter – Presented by Greater Spokane Incorporated. 7:30-9:30 a.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. $25/GSI members, $50/nonmembers. Information: (509) 321-3632. Registration: http://events.greater

Small Business Financial Recordkeeping – SCORE, Counselors to America’s Small Business, is presenting this workshop. 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Spokane Regional Business Center, 801 W. Riverside Ave., second floor. Cost is $40 in advance or $50 at the door, $15 per additional person. Register: (509) 353-2821 or visit /workshops.

Save Money with Good Recordkeeping Practices – The Washington/Spokane Small Business Development Center will offer this event that will discuss bookkeeping basics, bookkeeping software, tracking day-to-day transactions and more. 6-9 p.m. at Spokane SBDC in the Sirti Building, Suite 201, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $38. Information: (509) 358-7890. Registration: training-calendar.


Gonzaga University Dean’s Business Forum Breakfast – Jeff Sanborn, founding partner of Magner Sanborn, will discuss “Branding Your Business: Show Don’t Tell.” 7 a.m. in the Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center, Gonzaga University, 502 E. Boone Ave. $15, includes breakfast. Reservations are required. Information and registration: sbaevents or (509) 313-7036.

Planting the Seeds for Social Media Success Part I – LaunchPad INW will present this workshop featuring Josh Wade, owner of Nectar Tasting Room and publisher of Spokane Wine Magazine. Noon-2 p.m. at LaunchPad INW Training Center, 120 N. Stevens St. $39/general, Free/LaunchPad Pro Members. RSVP required. Information or to RSVP: www.launchpadinw .com/events.

Business After Hours – A business networking event. 5-7 p.m. at Ciao Mambo, 818 Riverside Ave., Suite A. Free/Greater Spokane Incorporated members and $10/nonmembers. Information: (509) 321-3619. Registration: http://events.greater

Mingle with the Media – The Greater Spokane Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will present this opportunity to network with Spokane media while enjoying wine and appetizers. 5-7 p.m. at Caterina Winery, 905 N. Washington St. Free/PRSA members, $15/nonmembers. Information and reservations:

Best B2B Firms 2011 – Inland Catalyst will present this networking event and trade show featuring area businesses, food from local caterers, a no-host bar and more. 5-9 p.m. in the Bank of America Building Lobby, 701 W. Riverside Ave. Free admission with a nonperishable food donation to Northwest Harvest. Information: (509) 533-5350.


Women-Owned Small Business Certification Workshop – Presented by the SBA Procurement Center. Event will discuss securing contracts with the government for women-owned businesses. 9-11 a.m. at 801 W. Riverside Ave., Suite 100. Free. Information: (509) 321-3641. Registration: http://events.greater


Gem of the Valley Gala – Presented by the Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce. Dinner, dance, silent auction and awards recognition for local businesses and nonprofit agencies. 6-11 p.m. at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. $50/person, $600/table. Tickets or information: (509) 924-4994 or www.spokanevalley


Inland Northwest RV Show and Sale – Today, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 5,000 attendees.

Society for Range Management 65th Annual Meeting – Friday through Feb. 3, Spokane Convention Center, 1,500 attendees.

57th National Boat Show – Saturday through Feb. 4, Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 8,000 attendees.