It’s that time of year: all the “Top 10 of 2010” and “Best of the Decade” lists will start to pop up (if they haven’t already) and we’ll all be looking back on 2010 and the past decade.
Here at GSI, we’re looking ahead. More specifically (way more specifically, that is), let’s look ahead to some clean technology trends we should all keep an eye on in 2011 for the state of Washington. Tom Ranken, President and CEO of Washington Clean Tech Alliance, touched on ten clean tech trends for 2011 earlier this month for TechFlash.
Here are his trends for clean tech in 2011 according to Ranken, along with some thoughts and comments from us.
Many businesses and organizations host Christmas parties, have gift exchanges and give back to the community during the holiday season. We’re no different here at Greater Spokane Incorporated.
How does you company celebrate the holiday season? Any crazy gift exchange stories? Fights over how many times a gift was “stolen” during a White Elephant exchange (we’ve all been there)?
Well here’s what we do at GSI:
Greater Spokane Incorporated is a membership organization. Think about what organizations you belong to. YMCA? Alumni Association? GSI is membership-driven as well.
We offer all sorts of benefits for different membership levels. From paid advertising opportunities to access to seminars, workshops and other events – the opportunities reach far and wide.
Which is a business or organization gets the most out of its membership by what it puts in. Corbin Senior Activity Center is one local organization that has been a member since 2006. So, how does it take advantage of its membership?
Taxes are a hot topic lately. Much of the conversation surrounds personal income taxes and unemployment benefits. But what about your business? Will it be paying more or less in taxes in 2011? The answer is most likely yes.
Paul Trause, Employment Security Commissioner, wrote this following article for the Employment Security Department’s newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission.
Four physicians saw a mission field in their backyard 20 years ago as people fell through the health care system cracks due to a lack of insurance. These four decided to do something about it, to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ, and care for those in need. That’s how Christ Clinic began.
Little did they know a second ministry would unfold – Christ Kitchen. Volunteer Jan Martinez counseled women at the clinic and felt compassion for them, many who lived in isolation. Launched in 1998, Christ Kitchen provides life skills, job-training and a work program for women from backgrounds of abuse, addiction, and poverty.
When we talk about “creating jobs,” it’s important to remember where most of those jobs are generated – small businesses. Let’s take a look: