AGORA Awards Business Finalists Selected; 30th Annual AGORA Awards June 3

2015_AGORA_Finalist_ButtonGreater Spokane Incorporated congratulates 17 Spokane regional businesses that have been chosen as finalists for the 2015 AGORA Awards for Business Excellence. These businesses have been selected by a group of judges who carefully consider growth, marketing strategy, employee environment, customer service, response to adversity, strategic planning, creativity and contribution to the regional economy.

The nominees are:

Small Business Category
Datarang LLC
Nothing Bundt Cakes
River Linguistics Inc.
Star Financial and Insurance Services Inc.

Medium Business Category
Digital Imaging Solutions
Fairbridge Inn Express
Spokane Gymnastics

Large Business Category
Avista Corp.
F5 Networks Inc.
Itron Inc.
Trindera Engineering

Small Nonprofit Category
Spokane Arts
The Exchange Club

Large Nonprofit Category
Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest
Spokane Hoopfest
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Spokane

This year’s AGORA Awards will take place on Wednesday, June 3 from 3:30-6 PM at the Spokane Convention Center. To register for this event visit GSI’s Events page.

2015 AGORA Award Sponsors include …

Title Sponsor: Bank of America

Category Sponsors: Asuris Northwest Health, Magnuson Worldwide, Northwest Farm Credit Services and Telect

Media Sponsor: The Journal of Business

Chosen from a wide-range of regional business and community nonprofits, this year’s AGORA Judges include volunteers and representation from Mountain Dog Sign Co. (head judge), Accountemps (head judge), Whitworth University (head judge), Horizon Hospice (head judge), Stantec Consulting Inc., CenturyLink, Coeur d’Alene Casino, GeoEngineers Inc., Emerald Outdoor Advertising, Umpqua Bank, DataPro Solutions Inc., Inland NW Metallurgical Services, YMCA of the Inland Northwest, Associated Industries, Caterpillar Inc., Gallagher Benefit Services Inc., Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery, Asuris Northwest Health, and Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest.

CONTACT: Tricia Webster | Greater Spokane Incorporated | 509.321.3612


About the AGORA Awards
The AGORA Awards have been a staple of Spokane’s business community for the past 30 years and recognize business excellence throughout the region. Nominees are solicited by Greater Spokane Incorporated and asked to complete a questionnaire. Seventeen area volunteer judges from various businesses determined semi-finalists based on the questionnaire. The judges then choose finalists and conduct formal interviews to determine the AGORA Award winners.

About Greater Spokane Incorporated
Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI), the Spokane region’s Chamber and Economic Development organization, has been creating something greater for Spokane and the Inland Northwest since 1881. GSI is charged with the mission of growing jobs and business investment through robust programs in economic and workforce development, public policy and small business. GSI is funded through a combination of private and public investment, including 1,200 private-sector member investors; Spokane County; Washington State Department of Commerce; and the cities of Spokane, Spokane Valley, Cheney, Liberty Lake, Medical Lake and Newport, as well as the Kalispel Tribe of Indians. For more information, visit or contact us at 509.624.1393 or 1.800.SPOKANE.



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