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Upcoming business events for new owners, job seekers

Here are a couple more business-related events, one for new business owners and one for job seekers:

•  Business owners in Washington have many responsibilities, including knowing which taxes they must report. To help reach more businesses statewide, the Washington State Department of Revenue will host a free live webinar for new and small business owners at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21.

To register, send an email to with your name, company name, phone number and email address. The deadline to register is Friday, April 17.

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. During the webinar, the speaker will answer specific questions related to your business.

Contact Revenue’s Rick Stedman with any questions about the workshop: 360-705-6624 or

•  Western Washington University will have its Spring Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, in the Viking Union multi-purpose room. Admission to the fair is free and the event is open to the public.

Participating employers include: American Family Insurance, CampusPoint, CISabroad, Compass Health, Enterprise Holdings, Expeditors, FAST Enterprises, Fred Meyer, KeyBank, LiveAreaLabs, PACCAR, PBS Engineering and Environmental Inc., Peace Corps, Peak-Ryzex, Tyler Technologies, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Wells Fargo. There also will be a number of graduate schools attending.

For a complete listing of participating employers and information about how to prepare for the fair, please visit the Career Services Center website at