2006 Fall Small Business Issue Forum in Spokane Next Thursday
Seattle - Washington Policy Center, the state's premier independent research and education organization, along with its research center, the Center for Small Business and Entrepreneurship will be in Spokane on October 26th for the 2006 Regional Small Business Issue Forum. The Forum breakfast is in cooperation with the Spokane Regional Chamber of Commerce, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Spokane Journal of Business.
The 2006 Small Business Issue Forums follow up the two Statewide Small Business Conferences held last year in Seattle and Tri-Cities. Attendees will hear from experts on small business access to health care, tax policy affecting small businesses, an overview of the statewide ballot initiatives and a preview of the 2007 Legislative Session.
WPC will also release its new studies on all three of the statewide ballot initiatives: A Citizen's Guide to Initiative 920: A measure to repeal Washingtonâ€™s estate tax, The Guide to Initiative 933: The Property Rights Initiative, and Guide to Initiative 937: Washington's Green Energy Quota.
"Small business owners don't often have the time and resources to keep up with the latest policy innovations and proposals that affect their business," said Small Business Center director Carl Gipson. "These Forums provide a way to get caught up on the important issues of the day and ensure their issues are kept in front of policymakers."
2006 Spokane Small Business Issue Forum
7:30am - 9:00am, Thursday, October 26
Red Lion Inn at the Park
W. 303 North River Drive, Spokane, WA 99201
Washington Policy Center 1-888-972-9272, online at www.smallbusinessproject.org
$20 - includes breakfast
The Forum is complimentary for all media
Presented by: State Farm, Sterling Savings Bank, Washington Trust Bank