Archive for April, 2011
When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? We aim to assist today’s youth with that question. We did that – and have been doing that the past three years – with Career Exploration Day.
This year’s event was at the beautifully remodeled Rogers High School. About 2,500 middle and high school students from all over the region were introduced to more than 60 area companies spanning a variety of different industries.
Here’s how cool this year’s event was:
In honor of Earth Day, we thought it’d be nice to spotlight a handful of clean and sustainable businesses around the Spokane region.
Of course, this list isn’t complete – just a sample. There are many, many more companies that are clean and sustainable (listing them all would take lots of time and make for one giant blog). After reading about some area businesses that you may or may not have known about, share your thoughts on these and other clean businesses.
Everybody’s unpacked, reorganized and reenergized. It’s time to share what we learned during our annual advocacy trip to Washington D.C.
More than 40 regional business leaders from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho left for our nation’s capital on April 5 for a week of meetings with elected officials and meetings at the Pentagon. Here’s what we learned: (more…)
Greater Spokane Incorporated President and CEO Rich Hadley was on KHQ this morning talking with Sean Owsley briefly about what we heard from elected officials during last week’s advocacy trip to Washington D.C.
Rich will be on Invest Northwest this upcoming Sunday at 7:30 a.m. to talk in-depth about the trip.
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What did a business consultant and pediatrician have in common that led them to become partners of Two Wheel Transit? And what are they doing to keep the Spokane region moving forward?
After 25 years of business consulting, Geoff Forshag, CPA, partnered with Bruce Abbotts, M.D., to purchase Two Wheel Transit 18 months ago. Both avid cyclists, their combined experience and drive to keep our community healthy and sustainable is the “hub” of their business.
With 100 models of bikes with name brands like Trek and Gary Fisher, they carry 29,000 items in the store. One differentiator for Two Wheel Transit is its custom bike fit studio, combined with the highly experienced and well-trained team.
Road construction season is a sign of progress – even when it’s not your car that’s progressing down the street. It’s progress because we need improved streets to improve traffic flow and better access for people to frequent your business. Everybody knows there’s no way around road construction – the city can’t do it without some disruption.
But that doesn’t mean it has to get in the way of your business. The City’s “Seven in Eleven” project – seven initiatives geared toward helping small businesses – includes an initiative that helps businesses deal with road construction (note: The Small Business Council of Greater Spokane Incorporated gave its input to the City when the City was developing the seven initiatives). (more…)