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AGORA Awards is the region’s premier business awards ceremony that celebrates and recognizes business excellence. This is a chance for the public and Greater Spokane Incorporated to congratulate each of the businesses for the important role they play in the community and for contributing to the region's economic growth. Visit our winner's page to view these outstanding businesses. Visit our events page to register to attend. 

Each year we solicit nominations from members, volunteers, past winners and nominees, business owners and the general public. Nominees do not need to be members of Greater Spokane Incorporated. Nominees are asked to complete a preliminary questionnaire that provides the information necessary for the judges to group the nominees into categories – small and large charitable nonprofit, plus small, medium and large business. Additionally, the information is used to select semi-finalists in each category.

Semi-finalists are then asked to complete a more extensive questionnaire. Based on the information provided, the judges narrow the field to four finalists in each category and conduct formal interviews with the four finalists. Judging criteria includes growth, marketing strategy, employee environment, customer service, response to adversity, strategic planning, creativity and contribution to the regional economy. Winners are selected in the five categories as well as the Community Service and Entrepreneurial Spirit categories.

The 20 judges are all volunteers chosen from the regional business and non-profit community. If you are interested in serving as a judge, please contact the GSI Events team at 509-624-1393.

Recognition of semi-finalists and finalists on our website, inclusion of finalists and winners in a special Journal of Business insert, a Board of Trustees meeting, on posters hung in our windows, media coverage and much more.

When: The AGORA Awards takes place each year, in May or June. (This year it's June 7)

Audience: Business and community leaders from around the region across a wide variety of industry sectors – from small, medium and large businesses. Businesses leading their industries with business excellence.

Attendees: 600+

Sponsor this event: Contact the GSI Events team or call 509-624-1393 to learn about the visibility benefits of this event, and for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Registraton: For registration information or to attend this event please contact the GSI Events team or call 509-624-1393.