Greater Spokane, Inc. Business Assistance During COVID - Weekly Business Leaders Call

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Greater Spokane, Inc. (GSI) is working diligently with the governments of our cities, the County, the Health Department and Emergency Management personnel to build capacity for the community, business and otherwise.

GSI is working to provide systems to:  surface issues, gather & disseminate links to the employee/employer/community resources, ensure consistent communication, assess on-the-ground impacts and more.

The Spokane region is resilient and foreseeably at its best in times like these. We will work together to send a clear and unified message to our community. We must tap into our “can do” Spokane spirit. GSI welcomes your ideas and feedback in the coming weeks. 

Here are some GSI resources and supports around COVID-19:

  • We are part of the Spokane County Emergency Command Center Stakeholder group which is activating today at noon. We are focused on ensuring the business community is an active and informed stakeholder. We are partnering with Visit Spokane, West Plains Chamber of Commerce, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Spokane Partnership to create unified and coordinated communication and marketing to support the business community.
  • We launched a Business Leaders call last week to create a place where leaders can come together to brainstorm, knowledge share, and gain insight, across sectors, as we navigate our new environment. We are committed to continuing these calls. The call will be every Wednesday at 10am. If you are interested in joining, please email Camille Greene at
  • Early this week we will launch a business impact survey to employers throughout the region, as well as, an enhanced focus on business outreach and connectivity to local, state and federal resources. We are enhancing communication through our various channels to ensure we keep the business community up-to-date with the most current information and resources.
  • AWB is hosting a Business Impact Webinar on Monday, March 23, from 10-11:30 a.m. There is no cost, but registration is required. Click here to register. The webinar will feature updates from the: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, Washington Small Business Development Center, WSU, University of Washington School of Public Health, Washington Emergency Management Division, U.S. Small Business Administration, Washington State Department of Commerce and Washington State Department of Health. For questions about the webinar, please contact Jacob Sodeman at