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Feb 22

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries

Conference: Agriculture safety — production to processing. 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Yakima Convention Center. $35-$85. Call Rebecca Llewellyn at (888) 451-2004 or register online at bit.ly/2l2mNxs.

Feb 23


Panel discussion: Seattle forecast 2017 — road map for seizing 2017 in the Emerald City. Speakers include Matt Griffin, Pine Street Group; Martin Selig, Martin Selig Real Estate; and Donald Wise, Metzler Real Estate. 7-10 a.m. Four Seasons Hotel Seattle. $99. Register online at bit.ly/2l2b5CV.

Feb 23

Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County

Workshop: Succession planning for small businesses. 3:30-5 p.m. Anacortes Chamber of Commerce, 819 Commercial Ave., Suite F, Anacortes. Free. Register online at www.skagit.org.

Feb 24

Pacific Lutheran University

Conference: The people’s gathering — a discussion of race, equity and inclusion in the workplace and school environments. 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pacific Lutheran University, 12180 Park Ave. S., Tacoma. $125-$250. Register online bit.ly/2kY4g5B.

Feb 25

Artist Trust

Annual benefit dinner: Art auction — works by 100 Washington artists of all disciplines. 5-9:30 p.m. Fisher Pavilion, Seattle Center. $250. Register online at www.artisttrustauction.org.

Feb 28

ULI Northwest

Discussion: Seeing the better city — how to explore, observe and improve urban space. Speaker is Chuck Wolfe, an author and land-use attorney. 3:30-5 p.m. MG2, 1001 Second Ave., Seattle. $20-$30. Register online at bit.ly/2kR6T6J.

Mar 1

Economic Development Alliance of Skagit County

Workshop: Being an effective leader — second part of a series. Noon-2 p.m. SVC Craft Brewing Academy at the Port of Skagit, 15579 Peterson Road, Burlington. $20. Register online at www.skagit.org.

Mar 1

Seattle Economics Council

Lunch: Economics and big data in retail and marketing. Speaker is Chris Smith, director of enterprise analytics at Nordstrom. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Seattle Municipal Tower, 40th Floor, 700 Fifth Ave., Seattle. $10-$25. Register online at www.seattleeconomicscouncil.org.

Mar 1

Association of Washington Business

Panel discussion: 12 most common mistakes to avoid in selling your business. Speakers include Dan Gaffney, Moss Adams; Keith Baldwin, Davis Wright Tremaine; Matt Loftin, Davis Wright Tremaine; Kristofer Gray, Integrity Financial; Leif Johnson, Exvere; and Lisa Forrest, Banc of California. 10 a.m.-noon. Davis Wright Tremaine, Suite 2200, 1201 Third Ave., Seattle. $35-$45. Register online at www.awb.org.

Mar 2

CFA Society Seattle

Lunch: Credit investing and the hidden cost of liquidity. Speaker is Michael Zinkland, executive director in the fund strategy group at FS Investments. 1-2:30 p.m. Rainier Club, 820 Fourth Ave., Seattle. $15-$40. Register online at www.cfaseattle.org/events.