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Author Archives: Greater Spokane

GSI membership update on HB 2992 B&O tax relief

Earlier today, Greater Spokane Incorporated CEO Todd Mielke sent a message to manufacturing businesses regarding House Bill 2992, which would provide B&O tax relief for some manufacturers in Washington. — House Bill 2992 is an important step to improving the … Read more

Olympia Fly-In proves beneficial for Spokane region

Last month, business, civic, and education leaders ventured to Olympia, Wash., to advocate on behalf of the Spokane region in our annual Olympia Fly-In. Partnering with the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, … Read more

Lighthouse for the Blind celebrates 10 years in Spokane

Lighthouse for the Blind is a recruitment project that has a special place in the heart of many in Greater Spokane Incorporated. GSI’s team worked with Lighthouse on their original recruitment to Spokane in 2008, and also aided in their … Read more

GSI Investor Highlight: Gravwell

For Gravwell co-founder and CEO Corey Thuen, data is king.

Thuen wanted an easier way to sort through data, the foundation for any modern technology company. Using existing data products proved difficult and expensive, so Thuen and Gravwell’s co-founder, Kris Watts, built their own platform to help their cybersecurity jobs at the time. It turns out that their data platform was able to handle more data, and provided opportunities for businesses to pull out more information that can improve their operations. Read more

Spokane professionals provide top tips for recruiting and retention

Recruiting and retaining employees is a key part of maintaining a successful business, as they’re the largest part of your company. In January, GSI hosted a BizStreet workshop focused on recruiting and retention. Take a look at what four Spokane … Read more

Spokane Ag Expo wraps up a successful 2018 show

After three days, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, and thousands of attendees, the Spokane Ag Expo and Pacific Northwest Farm Forum are in the books. Throughout the Feb. 6-8 show, the exhibit halls of the Spokane Convention Center were filled … Read more

A fix for the Hirst decision and passage of the capital budget are wins for our community

Greater Spokane Incorporated CEO Todd Mielke sent the following message to members this afternoon: Business, civic, and education leaders from throughout the Spokane region attending the 2018 Olympia Fly-In had reason to celebrate at the end of their visit. Many … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 2 recap

The issues sessions for day two of the Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in began with Health Care. Much of the conversation centered around the opioid epidemic and mental health. In Sen. Ann Rivers’ view, last year the Legislature tackled the issue … Read more

Olympia Fly-In Day 2: González provides insight into Hirst and McCleary decisions

Day two of the Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in began with Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven González addressing the group over breakfast. González emphasized the importance of an informed electorate when it comes to elections of justices. One-third of registered … Read more

Olympia Fly-In hosts Lt. Governor at Grand Reception

The Joint Chamber Olympia Fly-in delegation hosted its Spokane Grand Reception at the Governor’s Mansion, where Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib addressed the group. Habib praised the efforts of Spokane leaders in helping bring graduate medical education to Spokane. He noted … Read more