We finished strong in Olympia with a reception at the Governor’s mansion last night and the Spokane Business Breakfast this morning. The Grand Reception is the culmination of our trip, allowing our Spokane delegation to network with legislators, agency officials, and each Our other in a more intimate setting than the offices of the Capitol. Steve Stevens introduced Governor Jay Inslee, who welcomed our delegation to the mansion and expressed his support for a Transportation Package that includes funding for the North Spokane Corridor.
We wrapped up our week in Olympia this morning at the Spokane Business Breakfast with Kris Johnson from the Association of Washington Businesses, of which Greater Spokane Incorporated is a member. He discussed the work that AWB is doing, including the Chamber Grass Roots Network working to organize Washington Chamber advocacy efforts being spearheaded by former GSI CEO Rich Hadley. He also encouraged everyone to attend the 2015 State of Manufacturing address being given by Jay Timmons, President and CEO of National Association of Manufacturers, in Spokane on February 10.