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  • Todd Mielke reflects on problems, solutions as he leaves commission post

    Todd Mielke was a bit confused the first time he was asked if he’d consider heading Greater Spokane Incorporated. Mielke said he was having lunch with the chamber’s former CEO …


  • Inslee reactivates military alliance to retain defense jobs

    OLYMPIA – Protecting the jobs and economic stimulus from the many military installations in Washington is “a no-brainer,” Gov. Jay Inslee said Wednesday as he resurrected a coalition of groups …


  • Inland Northwest leaders ready for annual lobbying trip to Washington, D.C.

    For the 20th year in a row, Greater Spokane Incorporated will send a large delegation of government and business leaders to the nation’s capital next week to lobby for regional …


  • Greater Spokane Incorporated names Steve Stevens as CEO

    Greater Spokane Incorporated has named Steve Stevens its next chief executive officer and president. Stevens, 53, has been CEO and president of the 1,800-member Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.


  • 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.


  • Spokane’s pock-marked roads hit drivers in the wallet, study finds

    Driving on damaged, inefficient roads costs the average Spokane driver $1,423 a year in increased maintenance, fuel, traffic accidents and time lost in traffic. Statewide, the cost to Washington motorists …


  • Spin Control: Spokane community leaders take pilgrimage to Olympia

    OLYMPIA – A delegation of more than 80 Spokane-area folks arrived here last week with their annual “agenda” – some might call it a wish list – of things the …


  • GSI hires firm to assist in search for its next CEO

    Greater Spokane Incorporated has hired Waverly Partners to conduct an executive search for its next CEO. The Cleveland-based firm will work with search committee members to identify the person who …


  • GSI leader leaving in April

    Rich Hadley plans to leave his 20-year career leading the region’s largest chamber of commerce. He will step down in April. Hadley, 66, became chief executive officer and president of …


  • 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 …


  • Casino opponents criticize tribe-funded study

    Critics of the Spokane Tribe’s proposed casino and resort at Airway Heights took issue Wednesday with the findings of a consultant’s study that claimed the project poses no threat to …


  • Boeing looks south of border

    The Inland Northwest’s push to expand its growing aerospace industry is dealing with an unexpected obstacle. Boeing Co.


  • Inland Northwest aerospace poised for takeoff

    A growing cluster of aerospace companies in the Inland Northwest is reaping the rewards of a global surge in aircraft production. It’s also setting the table for a main course …


  • Honoring those who protect nation, serve community

    The Spokane community Wednesday recognized two soldiers and two airmen as Armed Forces Persons of the Year for service to their country and their community. The awards were announced at …


  • District seeks input on new Spokane schools chief

    While area leaders suggest a variety of traits are needed in the next head of Spokane Public Schools, they all agree that the new superintendent must have one characteristic in …


  • 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 …


  • Renton chosen for new 737 aircraft production

    Ending months of speculation, Boeing on Wednesday announced it will base future production of the new 737 MAX aircraft in Renton, Wash. State and area officials have worked months to …


  • Idea back for port district

    Spokane-based Greater Spokane Incorporated is launching a preliminary study to determine whether area voters would support a port district. Mentioned during the recent GSI annual meeting, the idea of a …


  • Spin Control: Bill of Rights back, and fight awaits

    Conspicuous by their absence last Monday were leaders of Greater Spokane Incorporated, when the City Council voted to place the latest version of a Community Bill of Rights before voters. …


  • Getting There: Runway work reaches halfway point at airport

    Fifteen trucks ferry concrete in a constant stream to the northeast end of the main runway at Spokane International Airport. More than 100 workers are on the job, building a …


  • Governor’s proposed capital budget leaves off Spokane medical school

    OLYMPIA – A new medical school building in Spokane is not on the list of large construction projects being proposed by Gov. Chris Gregoire for the next two years, a …


  • Greater Spokane Inc. plan underscores flexibility

    The key to survival is adaptability, not strength or intelligence, outgoing Greater Spokane Inc. Chairman Tom Quigley told attendees at the organization’s annual meeting Wednesday. He said keeping up with …


  • They said it

    Community leaders agree that the people who take over for Bill Robinson and Gary Livingston will have huge shoes to fill, because the men left their strong footprints throughout the …


  • For Spokane, what’s in a name is money and tourism

    It’s branding time again. The Spokane Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau needs a new moniker, President Harry Sladich says. Too many people see the organization’s name and stop reading or …


  • Budget slows medical school

    University of Washington President Mark Emmert said Spokane will have a four-year medical school “as soon as possible,” but told the annual meeting of Greater Spokane Inc. the state’s budget …


  • Spokane Valley, GSI address differences

    Greater Spokane Inc. intends to earn its full $60,000 donation from Spokane Valley next year with a strategy to market the city’s Sprague-Appleway Revitalization plan to businesses around the country. …


  • Valley, GSI working out differences

    Greater Spokane Inc. intends to earn its full $60,000 donation from Spokane Valley next year with a strategy to market the city’s Sprague-Appleway Revitalization plan to businesses around the country. …


  • Street will be named for King

    A new street that will go from Riverside Avenue in downtown Spokane through the Riverpoint campus will be named for Martin Luther King Jr. The Spokane City Council voted unanimously …


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