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“Stay Home, Stay Safe” What does that mean for you?

Gov. Jay Inslee issued an executive order yesterday directing all residents to stay home unless they need to pursue an essential activity. The “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, which is similar to orders in other states, will ban all gatherings … Read more

SBA Disaster Loans Available for Businesses

Please note that we are providing Covid-19 updates regularly. Please check the Covid-19 page for the latest update. Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) … Read more

What Is A PTAC?

            PTAC. You probably aren’t completely sure what that means, but you might have a general idea that it has to do with government contracting. Procurement Technical Assistance Center is what PTAC stands for and it assists businesses through the … Read more

2020 Annual Meeting Recap

With so many exciting things coming up in 2020, we wanted to make sure to hit the ‘pause button’ for a night, celebrate all the accomplishments of this region and share our 2020 vision with you. Last night we did just that. … Read more

2020 Olympia Fly-In Recap

We used our outside voices in Olympia last week! More than 70 business, education, health care, nonprofit and governmental leaders from our region raised our collective voices last week on January 22-23 during the 2020 Joint Chamber Fly-In. Our diverse … Read more

Ag: Why it matters

Did you know over 300 commodities are produced by farmers across Washington State?  The diverse climate and rich soil make it possible for agriculture to thrive across the state. Though many people picture companies like Microsoft or Boeing when they … Read more

Alisha Benson’s First 100 Days Check In

Alisha Benson has been a staple in the Spokane business community for a little more than 12 years. And now she is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Greater Spokane Incorporated, a position she earned through years of hard work and … Read more

Spokane Ranked #31 in Nation to Start a Business

Inc. today announced its second annual Surge Cities list, a guide to the best 50 cities in America for starting a business. Coming in 31st on the list is Spokane, WA. In specific criteria categories Spokane came in 6th for Rate of Entrepreneurship, 14th … Read more

Greater Spokane Inc. Announces New Director of Education and Talent

November 21, 2019 CONTACT: Cara Coon Greater Spokane Inc. 509.321.3636 ccoon@greaterspokane.org (SPOKANE, Wash.) – Greater Spokane Inc. (GSI) has promoted Cassidy Peterson to the role of Director of Education and Talent. Peterson has served as Career Connected Learning Program Manager … Read more

‘MIND’ Your Own Business: Strategies for Supporting Mental Health at Work

By Bob Brandkamp, MBA, MSW My last article focused on the impacts of mental health disorders to our businesses and that we need to “mind our own business” by acknowledging that mental health matters in our own businesses.  This article explores … Read more