Networking Events: Make them work for you

Our awesome Events staff plans, coordinates and executes more than 100 events each year. From great big annual affairs like the Economic Forecast and the AGORA Awards to smaller monthly gatherings, like Good Morning Greater Spokane and Business After Hours, GSI events offer a great chance to connect with new people who will hopefully, over time and with intentional effort, become meaningful — and rewarding – business relationships. We know you’re busy and some weeks your calendar is so full there’s just no way you can squeeze in another appointment. That’s why we want to make sure that when you do make time to Continue reading

2015 Economic Forecast Presentations

At this morning’s 2015 Economic Forecast economists Dr. John Mitchell and Dr. Grant Forsyth shared their insights and predictions about the year to come. This pdf contains the slides they used during their presentations. Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Forsyth have generously allowed GSI to share these documents with you, but for a limited time. We will remove these slides from our website on December 4. Mitchell Econ Forecast 2015 Forsyth Econ Forecast 2015

GSI Hires Entrepreneurship Program Director

Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Ryan Arnold for the position of Entrepreneurship Program Director. This new position will be responsible for the leadership and guidance of the local and regional entrepreneur ecosystem, and GSI’s Startup Spokane program. An experienced entrepreneur, Ryan formed his own company, Sightline Energy, a consultant firm to the architecture and engineering industries to assist them in navigating the increasingly complex energy-efficiency and building-sustainability field. In addition, Ryan and a partner founded the Innovation Collective, a Coeur d’Alene-based entrepreneur-support organization that is focused on providing events and education, the alignment of Continue reading

GSI Members Celebrate Success!

Spokane HOPE School Did you know Spokane is home to the region’s only listening and spoken language preschool for children with hearing loss? Located within the Washington State University/Eastern Washington University Hearing and Speech Clinic, the Spokane HOPE School (Hearing Oral Program of Excellence) offers comprehensive, state-of-the-art preschool for families who want their deaf and hard of hearing children to learn to listen and talk. Spokane HOPE School will celebrate their 10 Year Anniversary with an Open House this Thursday, November 6, at The HOPE School, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. from 4:30-6, with a Greater Spokane Incorporated ribbon cutting ceremony Continue reading

Spokane STEM Network: Math Is Cool

The Spokane STEM Network works to transform the way we think, learn, work and live through STEM by enhancing STEM education opportunities for all youth in the region and by increasing the number of students pursuing and achieving success in STEM careers. Nearly 30 percent of the fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, and the largest gaps between workforce demands and supply are all STEM-related careers.  With that in mind, here’s some exciting news recently shared with Spokane STEM from Saint George’s School: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE           OCTOBER 24, 2014 Continue reading

Business AfterSchool: Manufacturing Week

Greater Spokane Incorporated hosted its Business AfterSchool Manufacturing Week series by bringing area students, educators and parents into our local manufacturing community to provide a real-life look at the manufacturing industry, and the education and skills required to work in the field. This face-to-face experience provided students with a chance to see the application of STEM subjects brought to life in a high-tech world. Seven businesses and more than 30 professionals hosted approximately 71 students, 17 teachers, and five parents for a two-hour workshop that provided an interactive experience and a tour of their manufacturing facilities. Workshop hosts included: BayShore System, Inc. Continue reading

GSI Candidate Roundtable Interview – Part 8

What are your hopes for your district and how do you plan to realize them? One of our goals at GSI is to keep our members informed on public policy issues that could affect their business. That is why we are hosting an online candidate forum for all state legislative candidates running in Spokane County this year. Don’t know which district you live in?  Find out here! If you’re interested in hearing more from local candidates, then be sure to join GSI as we host the United States 5th Congressional District candidates for a debate on national issues that have Continue reading

GSI Candidate Roundtable – Part 7

How can the legislature encourage a healthy economy across Washington and in the Spokane region, specifically? GSI is hosting an online candidate forum for all state legislative candidates running in Spokane County this year.  Don’t know which district you live in?  Find out here! If you’re interested in hearing more from local candidates, then be sure to join GSI as we host the United States 5th Congressional District candidates for a debate on national issues that have a direct effect on our local community. Visit our the Business Advocacy section of our blog for more questions posed to the candidates. Each Continue reading

GSI Candidate Roundtable Interview – Part 6

What pro-business policies are you planning to put forward or support this session? One of our goals at GSI is to keep our members informed on public policy issues that could affect their business.  That is why we are hosting an online candidate forum for all state legislative candidates running in Spokane County this year.  Don’t know which district you live in?  Find out here! Each week, we will be posting all of the answers to a different question in anticipation of our October Good Morning Greater Spokane event where we will host a forum between Senator Baumgartner and Rich Continue reading

GSI Candidate Roundtable Interview – Part 5

One of our goals at GSI is to keep our members informed on public policy issues that could affect their business.  That is why we are hosting an online candidate forum for all state legislative candidates running in Spokane County this year. Don’t know which district you live in?  Find out here! Don’t forget that the last day to register to vote in November’s election is October 6!  Register here! Each week, we will be posting all of the answers to a different question in anticipation of our October Good Morning Greater Spokane event where we will host a forum Continue reading