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Spokane Wins Abilene Trophy
May 6, 2014 - The USAF Air Mobility Command and the Abilene Chamber of Commerce awarded the Spokane community the Abilene Trophy this week, recognizing our community as excellent supporters of Fairchild Air Force Base.
GSI Hires New CEO
April 22, 2014 - The Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) Board of Trustees announced today that it has officially appointed Steve Stevens, CCE as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective July 1. GSI worked with Waverly Partners, LLC, which conducted a national search following current CEO, Rich Hadley’s announcement that he would retire on May 9.
Armed Forces Persons of the Year Honored at Good Morning Greater Spokane

Greater Spokane Incorporated honored the 2014 Armed Forces Persons of the Year at Good Morning Greater Spokane this morning.

The winners were:


  • Staff Sergeant Dustin M. Flock,
    Washington Air National Guard
  • Technical Sergeant Rachel H. Golden, Washington Air National Guard

Active Duty

  • Staff Sergeant Daniel E. Mack, United States Air Force
  • First Sergeant Veeron C. Wilson, United States Army


Nominees were selected from the following categories:
- Reserve/Guard, Junior Enlisted
- Reserve/Guard, Senior Enlisted
- Active Duty, Junior Enlisted
- Active Duty, Senior Enlisted

Nominations were solicited from each branch of the armed services. Candidates were interviewed by a panel of judges. The interview criteria consisted of:
- Responsibilities and accomplishments
- Ability of self-expression
- Appearance, poise and courtesy
- Leadership qualities
- Education and training
- Decorations, awards and honors
- Community involvement and civic activities
A big thank you to the following sponsors:

Major Sponsor: Global Credit Union
Supporting Sponsor: Garco Construction




Exotic Metals Expands to Airway Heights

March 20, 2014 - Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC, a Kent, Wash.-based world-class manufacturing company supplying the OEM segment of the aerospace industry for more than 48 years, has selected a site in the City of Airway Heights, in Spokane County, Wash. for a new manufacturing facility. Exotic Metals Forming is a leader in state-of-the-art, high-temperature, high-strength sheet metal designs and fabrications for the aerospace industry. The company is considered one of the preferred suppliers of complex sheet metal assemblies.

GSI Welcomes SRM Spokane to the Region
January 29, 2014 - Greater Spokane Incorporated (GSI) recently assisted SRM Spokane in expanding to the region, bringing eight new direct and high wage jobs, and more than $2 million in annual economic impact.
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Find out what's happening in the Spokane region! We've got news items that affect your business and our local economy. For more information please contact Marketing Director Maria Vandervert.