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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Jessica Kirk New Chair of Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones

2021 is an exciting year for the Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones (MSEEZ). As military spouse unemployment skyrocketed to 38% during the pandemic, we are working hard to tackle this issue with efforts like the re-launching … Read more

Vaccine Incentive Program Gives $100 Visa Gift Cards

*Now extended through July 4.* “Give Business A Shot in the Arm” COVID-19 Vaccination Incentive Program People who receive their first or second COVID-19 vaccination dose at select locations between Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday June 30 will receive a … Read more

Spokane County Announces PPE Distribution Event for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

Spokane County is once again holding free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) distribution events to assist small businesses and non-profits to continue operations to keep employees and the public safe. Spokane County utilized CARES Act funds to purchase the PPE. These … Read more

OUR STORY – The Onion Taphouse and Grill

There is only a handful of premier landmark restaurants in our region that help shape and define Spokane, and The Onion Taphouse and Grill is one of them. A member of GSI for over four decades, The Onion was first introduced to downtown Spokane in 1976. Read more

Mid-Year Update

Mid-Year Update with GSI CEO Alisha Benson Read more

Thank You to our 2020-21 Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers Hosts!

GSI would like to acknowledge and thank all the businesses that made our Business AfterSchool and Teaching the Teachers workshops possible in the 2020-21 school year. Although we had to host all workshops in a virtual format versus in-person, we … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Hires New Vice President of Resource Development

Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) welcomes Lisa Poplawski Lewis to the organization as its Vice President of Resource Development. Formerly the Associate Vice President of Philanthropy and Campaign Director at Eastern Washington University (EWU), Lisa brings a wealth of experience in … Read more

Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants – Final Report

On April 7, 2020, applications for the first round of the Working Washington Small Business Emergency Grants went live on the Washington State Department of Commerce (Commerce) website. Commerce administered the funds for the relief program, and through Greater Spokane … Read more

Career Connect Washington Win

Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), led by the Spokane STEM Network, has been selected for the second time by Career Connect Washington (CCW) as one of only nine recipients to receive a grant to continue our work enhancing workforce development across … Read more