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Greater Hillyard Business networking event is Thursday, at Usher’s

Anyone looking to shake some hands up and get an inside view of the ongoing Hillyard neighborhood economic rebound, we recommend this Thursday's Greater Hillyard Business Association holiday networking event.

It will be at Usher's Corner, from 5 to 8 p.m., with food and other offerings available.  To attend the free event you need to RSVP to Melissa at 456-8088 or Or you can register online at this link.

Usher's is at 5028 N. Market St.

The event is sponsored by the Greater Hillyard business group.

When we talk about the Hillyard recovery, you should know that in terms of jobs and new businesses being started in the past two years, Hillyard is amassing a solid track record.  Office Hours will get back on that topic following the New Year.



Three area business events: marketing, biotech and sleep’s effect on metabolism

An OfficeHours roundup of coming events:

  • On Thursday April 12, from 6 to 8 p.m., the Greater Hillyard Business Association is holding its monthly gathering, with guest Wes Ward of iZigg Mobile Media. Ward will lead a discussion on how mobile marketing is changing how many businesses operate and connect with customers. 

The event is at Market Street Station, 5101 N. Market. To register, go here.

  • On Friday April 13 downtown, Greater Spokane Inc. is sponsoring a monthly Good Morning Spokane program focusing on biotech. Chris Rivera, head of the Washington Biotechnology & Biomedical Association, will be talk about the industry and its impact on Eastern Washington. Tom Fritz, CEO of INHS, and Lisa Shaffer of Signature Genomics will also give their perspective.  It runs from 7:30-9 a.m. at the downtown  DoubleTree Hotel. For details or to register, go to
  • On Wednesday, April 18, Washington State University Spokane hosts its Chancellor's Research Breakfast. It starts at 7:30 a.m. at the Riverpoint South Campus Facility Court. 

Dr. Levente Kapas, associate professor for the WWAMI Spokane Medical Education Program, will present remarks on the effects of sleep on metabolism. Registration deadline is Friday, April 13. You can call 509-358-7504 or email requests to


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