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‘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

New Staff Announcement

Four new staff members joined our team in July! Here is a little more about each of them: Dale Damron Before coming to GSI, Dale worked at Spokane County United Way for 12 years in a similar position to the … Read more

A Platform to Connect Professionals and Educators

  Think for a moment about your career and the decisions you made to get to where you are now. Does your current occupation match what you aspired to be when you were 7 years old? Did you have a … Read more

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GSI Congratulates Amazon on New Spokane Distribution Facility

  Greater Spokane Incorporated congratulates Amazon on the launch of their customer fulfillment center to be constructed on Geiger Blvd. on the West Plains, near the Spokane International Airport. The distribution facility, with a footprint of over 600,000 square feet, … 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

Roundtable with SBA Department of Advocacy

Apollo Fuhriman, our regional advocate from the SBA Office of Advocacy will be in Spokane on Tuesday the 10th of July and has invited StartUp Spokane (GSI’s startup and entrepreneurial program) to host a roundtable to allow small business owners … Read more

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Members Nominated to GSI Board of Trustees

The following 14 members have been nominated by the Nominating Committee of Greater Spokane Incorporated to the Board of Trustees for three-year terms commencing October 1, 2018. Those individuals are: Jay Allert, Aslin-Finch Company Bill Bouten, Bouten Construction Scott Dietzen, … Read more

Armed Forces Persons of the Year and First Responders Recognized at Let Freedom Ring

(SPOKANE, Wash.) – Today, the Spokane region recognized Armed Forces Persons of the Year and First Responders at the annual Let Freedom Ring event organized by Greater Spokane Incorporated, in partnership with Spokane Lilac Festival. The award-winning selectees in each … Read more

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Thank you for a great Business AfterSchool program year!

We just completed a great year of Business After School programming that connected 6 – 12 grade students with future career opportunities. Host businesses welcomed students, parents, and educators at their place of business to showcase their industry and share … Read more

Spokane and Fairchild Air Force Base – A very important relationship

This month we are recognizing and celebrating our Military, in honor of those that are fighting and that have fought for our freedom. In this article, Kevin Twohig, Chair of GSI’s Forward Fairchild Committee comments on the important relationship Fairchild … Read more