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Economic update breakfast

We all want to know how the economy is doing these days, don't we? The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce will host their monthly Business Connections breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Friday at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. The featured speaker will be Grant Forsyth, Chief Economist at Avista Corp., who will give a mid-year economic update. The program will begin at 7 a.m. The cost is $25 for members or $35 for non-members. Call (509) 924-4994 or visit www.spokanevalleychamber.org to register.

Saturday’s highlights

Some of Holy Trinity’s congregation went to a newly formed church, leaving Holy Trinity with about 50 members. The church also left the ELCA synod and joined an smaller denomination, LCMC. SR photo/Jesse Tinsley

It looks like we get a sunny Monday morning for a change. We can take a look at some highlights from Saturday's Valley Voice while I mull the wisdom of working a regular shift the day after working the night shift. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has a story on the new University High School principal (and former engineer) Alan Robbins. He has strong roots just next door in Montana and will start his new job on July 1.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church has been through a lot of change in the last year. The congregation nearly merged with two others, but the final vote failed. Nearly half the congregation left and the pastor quit. In moving forward the congregation decided to switch denominations.

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce said last week that it wasn't being forced out of its location on East Sprague. There was some confusion about initial statements that the Chamber was moving because the building was being sold.

Spokane Valley chamber to move to Liberty Lake

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce announced yesterday that it will be closing its Spokane Valley office on East Sprague by the end of May and consolidating its operations in its office in Liberty Lake. The chamber's Liberty Lake office has been open for two years. The recommendation to move was made by a task force formed to explore alternatives after the owner of the building on East Sprague announced it was being sold. Click here for more details.