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Category Archives: News and Announcements

The World May Be In Upheaval, But Fairchild’s Mission Never Changes

By Pia Hallenberg, Owner, Content by Pia Since 1942, Fairchild Air Force Base has been one of Spokane’s cornerstones. You don’t have to spend much time here before you notice the giant planes flying over or learn to recognize the … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Launches THRIVE Spokane

The Community is invited to engage and provide feedback to guide regional economic development vision and strategy for countywide effort (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI), in collaboration with community partners has launched THRIVE Spokane, the development of a … Read more

*2021 Career Connected Learning Fall Workshops Start September 29

* UPDATE: Due to continuing pandemic concerns, we have made the decision to postpone all of our Fall 2021 Business AfterSchool in-person workshops. The decision to postpone the Business AfterSchool workshops wasn’t taken lightly, however, due to some transportation and educator … Read more

Giving Local Business A Shot In The Arm

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) and Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce (GSVCC) were two of 11 Chambers that partnered with Association of Washington Business (AWB) and WA Department of Commerce in a Chamber Vaccine Incentive Program funded through State Emergency … Read more

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

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

Mid-Year Update

Mid-Year Update with GSI CEO Alisha Benson 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

Vaccination “Happy Hour” Events at the Spokane Arena Walk-Up and Scheduled Appointments Available

Spokane, Wash. – Through a collaborative effort, the Spokane Arena Mass Vaccination Site is hosting Vaccination Happy Hours from 5-7 pm, May 25, and June 2, 8, and 16. The events will include free food from local food vendors, music, … Read more