Ambassadors are the highly visible and well-recognized volunteer goodwill arm of GSI. They participate in all our events, help build connections between members, reach out to engage new members and support members with ribbon cuttings and grand openings, expansions and other celebrations. Ambassadors represent their business or organization in a professional, engaged manner in GSI and throughout the business community and often serve as the first point of contact for their company with new businesses, and businesses that are expanding, relocating, remodeling, and celebrating milestones – giving your organization the opportunity to build new relationships and potential new business.
If you are interested in participating as an ambassador with GSI, please contact Heather Hamlin at 509.321.3624.
Hotel Sales Manager, Northern Quest Resort & Casino
Northern Quest Resort & Casino is the Inland Northwest’s only AAA Four Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide 4 Star Destination Resort featuring 250 beautifully appointed guestrooms, 14 distinct dining options, award winning La Rive Spa and world class entertainment. I am passionate about my community and being a GSI Ambassador is a great way to connect, grow business relationships and help others do the same.
Staci A. Clary
Owner/Producer, Hold On Now, Inc.
Hold On prioritizes information about your company and turns them into messages that are warm, conversational and engaging. Professional talent voices, select licensed music is mixed, and six+ minute productions connect via digital equipment. Locally owned. Holding nation wide. I love being involved and engaged with people who want to make the most of every second of every day. As a GSI Ambassador, I have the opportunity to do just that.
Custom Installation Sales Manager, Huppins
A family owned business since 1908, Huppin's offers residential and business electronics sales, repair and installation. Huppin's has the history and reputation to offer it's customers a professional custom solution. Being a GSI Ambassador allows me to connect with like minded businesses and business owners.
Regional Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
As the Regional Manager of the Wells Fargo At Work Program I work with small to midsize businesses by conducting complimentary financial workshops to help educate their staff on financial topics such budgeting, savings, credit, identity theft protection, homeownership. I enjoy being a GSI Ambassador because it’s my way of giving back to my community, and when our community succeeds we all succeed.
Jennifer Pierce Koenig
Branch Manager, Accountemps / Office Team- Divisions of Robert Half
At Robert Half we help professionals find meaningful careers and companies find the talent they need to be successful. Turn to us for expertise in staffing accounting and finance, technology, administrative, legal, creative and marketing positions. I enjoy being a GSI Ambassador because I love helping businesses make connections in their community. GSI is a fantastic resource for all businesses of any size.
Client Account Representative, Bonded Adjustment Company
Bonded Adjustment is a professional full-service collection agency locally owned and operated since 1916. We help businesses become more profitable by recovering money on their past due accounts.
Since joining the GSI Ambassador team, I’ve been able to connect with more people in the community, develop new business relationships, and help others do the same.
Lea Wright Noble
Anti-aging Health & Beauty Mentor, Nu Skin/Pharmanex
Nutrition and Skin, the Next Pharmaceuticals, the company I represent is the global leader in anti-aging technologies and products. 25 years ago I found this company and began using their products, I know they work! After 25 years of being involved in GSI (formerly Greater Spokane Area Chamber of Commerce), now the Chamber and Economic Development combined, I can tell you, to connect, keep informed and give back, GSI is the place to be.
Owner and Agent, All Lines Insurance, Inc.
All Lines is an independent P&C agency offering a full selection of quality companies to meet all your bueinss or personal insurance needs. Being an Ambassador has helped me to be a better citizen and I am better able to help my clients.
DATARANG offers outsourced business information technology, delivered over the Internet. We offer Desktops as a Service, Data Backup, Exchange 2013 (Email), Web Conferencing, Voice Services, File Sharing, and application hosting environments. I became a GSI Ambassador because I found that I loved the interaction and seeing business grow in our community.
District Manager, Kelly Services
Kelly Services helps save businesses time by recruiting, screening and finding quality people for their business. I enjoy connecting businesses to different resources. It's fun to be in the know!
Greg Stewart-Longhurst, CPA
Principal, Stewart-Longhurst PS, Certified Public Accounting
Stewart-Longhurst specializes in taking the burden of tax compliance, payroll and bookkeeping away from small business owners so they can concentrate on running their businesses. We are the only CPA firm in Eastern Washington that is endorsed by The Dave Ramsey Show. Being a GSI Ambassador, I have found that surrounding myself with awesome businesspeople is good for me as a business owner and as a citizen.
Hanna Stewart-Longhurst, CPA
Principal, Stewart-Longhurst PS, Certified Public Accounting
We are passionate about helping our clients with their taxes! Trained by the Tax Reduction Institute, we specialize in taking the stress and worry out of your tax filings. Plus, we are the only Dave Ramsey endorsed firm in town. Call us for an appointment today! I continually develop meaningful business relationships as an ambassador. GSI is a force for improving our community through supporting businesses, and I find it rewarding to be a part of that work.
Executive Director, Communities in Schools, Spokane County
Communities In Schools is a non-profit corporation that successfully collaborates with schools and other entities to focus resources on children at risk of failing in school. Support opportunities arise for us because of my participation in the Ambassadors.
Travis Tramp, CHA, CTA
District Manager, Quality Inn Downtown 4th Avenue
Quality Inn is a full service hotel with 140 rooms, 3,000 square feet meeting space, and a Pub & Cafe onsite. We offer free breakfast, wifi, and business center. Contact me for a tour and I will exceed your expectations! I love it when I can make a connection with a business in need, and I am able to fill that need either with my own business, or with a friends business that I've met through GSI.
Partner Relations, CellNetix Pathology
CellNetix Spokane is a premier, independent pathology laboratory that has been serving the Spokane medical community for over 50 years. Our Spokane based pathologists are able to provide superior and specialized service to local clinicians with the added support of 50 subspecialized pathologists from our other CellNetix locations. This depth of expertise allows us to address the most complex of cases. I am a huge advocate for the Spokane area and what it has to offer; I love networking and being able to see the community blossom. I feel that GSI allows me the opportunity to satisfy that passion.