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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

‘MIND’ your own business

        By Bob Brandkamp, MBA, MSW   You may have been told in the past to “mind your own business”, meaning you were bluntly asked to not interfere in someone else’s affairs. In this article I challenge … Read more

GSI selected as host venue for CHINA Town Hall

The National Committee on US-China Relations (NCUSCR) has selected GSI to be a host venue for their 10th Annual CHINA Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections. GSI will join roughly 70 other sites across the country in presenting the national … Read more

Export Opportunities: Japan

On Tuesday the Washington State Department of Commerce hosted a workshop on doing business in Japan, with an emphasis on the aerospace industry. Featured speakers included Moto Ashizawa, President and COO of Pacific Rim Consilium, LLC and Kenji Ushimaru, Japan … Read more

Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central assist new entrepreneurs

Small businesses are at the heart of Spokane’s economic ecosystem. To support that ecosystem, Startup Spokane provides two resources for Inland Northwest entrepreneurs seeking to launch and grow successful companies: Mentor Connect and Startup Spokane Central. Startup Spokane, a n … Read more

Board of Trustees Nominees 2016-2017

The nomination committee of Greater Spokane Incorporated has completed its task to nominate fifteen (15) new members for 3-year terms to the Board of Trustees commencing October 1, 2016.         The nominees are: Dave Black, NAI Black … Read more

Exporter Profile: Lite-Check

with Bob Blair, CEO & Founder Founded: 2002 Location: Spokane Number of Employees: 32 Percentage of company revenue from exports: 10% What types of products does Lite-Check manufacture? Trailer diagnostic testers for lights, brakes, and ABS with a family of … Read more

AGORA Awards Recognition: Small Business

    The AGORA Awards are an annual ceremony to celebrate business innovation, determination, and overall excellence in our community. The businesses nominated go through an extensive judging process by 20 volunteer judges. The finalists in the small business category … Read more