Stories tagged: Greater Spokane Inc.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
GSI wants Congress to consider jobs as it looks at replacing Obamacare
GSI letter to congressional delegation criticizes House Republican plan to repeal Obamacare.
UPDATED: Thu., April 20, 2017, 10:40 p.m.
Knezovich, railroads tout rail safety as Spokane coal, oil train activists close in on ballot measure
Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich and representatives of Union Pacific and BNSF said Thursday they’re working to ensure coal and oil moves safely through downtown Spokane and first responders are ready in …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 13, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
New effort in Spokane County aims to help workers finish higher education
Across Spokane County, about 86,000 working adults have some college credits, but no degree or professional certificate. Business leaders and educators have launched an initiative called “Greater Minds” to help …
Fri., June 24, 2016, 6 p.m.
City Hall rethinking its relationship with Greater Spokane Incorporated
Spokane City councilmembers say they want to talk specific programs with Todd Mielke, the chief executive at Greater Spokane Inc., before approving a contract extension for economic development services.
Mon., Dec. 21, 2015, 4:24 p.m.
Mielke named new CEO of Greater Spokane Incorporated
Spokane County Commissioner Todd Mielke Monday was selected as the new CEO for Greater Spokane Inc., the Spokane area’s chamber of commerce.
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015
Even at the Fed, the future isn’t clear
The head of the Federal Reserve Bank in San Francisco said he’s learned over a long career that no one should assume things are going to stay the same.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
E. Washington cities fare well in ‘real’ minimum wage study
The paycheck of a worker making minimum wage goes further in Eastern Washington cities than anywhere else in the country, a new study by a personal finance technology company suggests. …
Sat., March 21, 2015
Mielke touts county’s proactive approach in address
Spokane County government is reinventing itself in the same way the county’s signature courthouse has modernized, Commissioner Todd Mielke said in his State of the County address Friday morning. “We’ve …
Fri., March 20, 2015, 1:08 p.m.
County government invests in change
Spokane County government is reinventing itself in the same way the county’s signature courthouse has modernized, Commissioner Todd Mielke said in his state of the county address Friday morning.
Sun., Feb. 15, 2015
Jim Kershner’s this day in history
From our archives, 100 years ago A mass meeting of Spokane’s many unemployed men got rowdy at Central Christian Church.
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
Steve Stevens takes the helm at Greater Spokane Incorporated
Steve Stevens, 53, arrived at Greater Spokane Incorporated as president and CEO on July 1. He takes the helm at GSI, the region’s joint chamber of commerce and economic development …
Sun., Aug. 17, 2014
Signs point to dim future for STA Plaza
Spokane’s business community likely will succeed in pushing the region’s central bus plaza out of downtown, a former transit board chairman predicts. “We were doing everything we could to appease …
Fri., July 25, 2014
STA puts Plaza remodel on hold
The remodeling of Spokane’s downtown transit plaza faces a new obstacle after downtown business interests on Thursday successfully won a delay of the project. Some business leaders question if remodeling …
Tue., July 15, 2014, 1:46 p.m.
Vivint has repaid $150,000 in state incentives
A Utah company has repaid $150,000 in state incentives it received to start a call center in Liberty Lake, which closed within a year.
Tue., April 22, 2014, 11:22 a.m.
Northern Kentucky chamber exec named to replace Rich Hadley at Greater Spokane Inc.
Greater Spokane Incorporated has named Steve Stevens its next CEO and president. Stevens, 53, has been chief executive and president of the 1,800-member Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
Fri., Jan. 31, 2014
Condon gives annual speech at North Central High
Spokane mayors usually give their annual State of the City addresses at a high-priced breakfast to people in business suits. On Thursday, Mayor David Condon broke tradition by giving his …
Thu., Jan. 23, 2014
North Spokane Corridor prospects bleak, legislators say
OLYMPIA – Don’t get your hopes up for new money to finish the north-south freeway, a group of business, civic and political leaders from Spokane was told Wednesday. The chances …
Sun., July 14, 2013
Parents, civic leaders can’t deny value of locals who move away but later return
It’s summer in the Inland Northwest. Hot days but low humidity. The water temperature in many of the region’s 50-plus lakes is bathtub warm. Flowers bloom in our parks. Sunlight …
Sat., March 9, 2013
County sewer program highlighted
Spokane County recently marked completion of 30 years of work to protect the region’s drinking water through an aggressive sewer program. More than 30,000 homes and businesses were taken off …
Fri., Feb. 22, 2013
McMorris Rodgers seeks delay on proposed casino
The federal government should delay its decision on a proposed tribal casino on the West Plains an extra 45 days to allow Spokane County to voice its objections, U.S. Rep. …
Sat., Feb. 9, 2013
State of the City speech calls for making Spokane the ‘city of choice’
Spokane Mayor David Condon stuck with consistent themes in his annual State of the City address on Friday: change at City Hall and making Spokane “the city of choice in …
Fri., Oct. 12, 2012, 10:26 a.m.
McMorris Rodgers, Cowan debate for final time
The final debate between U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rich Cowan was held Friday morning by Greater Spokane, Inc., the region’s chamber of commerce.
Sun., Sept. 2, 2012
Axworthy leads Avista’s outreach to customers, organizations
Anne Marie Axworthy has spent most of her life in Spokane and most of her working life at Avista Utilities, although she started there when it was still called Washington …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Angus Meats owners stake reputation on family business
George Stachecki was a meat manager with Allied Foods in the late ’60s when he was transferred to Spokane. Soon afterward, Allied sold its western division, and Stachecki had two …
Sun., June 10, 2012
Action Moving Services exhibits commitment to community
Having an entire household professionally moved isn’t cheap. That’s why many people end up leaving certain items behind – for instance, food. “As movers, we saw a lot of food …
Sun., June 10, 2012
Spin Control: Both sides fuel up for critical Spokane debate
Spokane will be in the political limelight Tuesday as Washington’s first gubernatorial debate of the season takes the stage at the Bing Crosby Theater. The Association of Washington Business and …
Wed., May 30, 2012, 9:34 a.m.
Seven firms or nonprofits win Agora Awards
GSI hands out Agora Awards to seven area firms
Thu., May 10, 2012
Web developers upset with free site offer
An offer to set up free business websites has sparked criticism by Spokane Web development companies that say it undercuts their efforts to provide quality commercial Web services. Three Web …
Fri., March 16, 2012
Protect air base, leaders plead
Spokane business leaders on Thursday asked for help in stopping a proposed Spokane Tribe casino and hotel resort near Fairchild Air Force Base. They said the site on the north …
Fri., Jan. 20, 2012
Spokane group lobbies Olympia for medical school
OLYMPIA – Despite the snow and sleet covering Washington’s capital, a Spokane delegation lobbied legislators Thursday for key projects and issues, including the completion of the medical school on the …