July 15, 2021

Members are the heart of our organization and we’re proud of the businesses that help define us and make GSI who we are today. Read below to find out more about our member, The Spokane Valley Summer Theatre!
Our Story - Spokane Valley Summer Theatre
Art is good for the mind, body, soul – and the economy. It stimulates business and economic growth, drives tourism, employs talent, and provides inspiration to millions. Local art and performance venues in and around the Spokane region need community support to continue to thrive.

GSI member Spokane Valley Summer Theatre (SVST) is one of only two professional (not community) theatre companies in the Inland Northwest region and is the first performing arts company to bring back in-person theatre with live music, employing artists and patrons who have been without performances during the pandemic.
Assistance is Available for Adults to Navigate to a Better Future
Did you know that nearly one million working-aged adults in our state have not finished the courses needed to earn a credential?

If you are one of these adults, know that a community is here to support you. Greater Minds provides one-on-one (virtual or in person) navigation to evaluate career opportunities, matching your goals with programs available at local higher education institutions and helping you find the support needed to return to school. 
Reconnecting on the Road to Recovery
You are invited to join (in person!) fellow economic development, local government, port, business, tribal, education and community leaders from throughout Washington to learn and engage with expert speakers and professionals on the current state of Washington’s economic recovery and gain new tools and insights for economic development in your community. 

Featured speakers include:
  • Lisa Brown, Washington State Commerce Director
  • Denny Heck, Washington State Lt. Governor
  • Christian Rangen, Global Innovation Cluster Expert
  • Rohit Talwar, CEO, Fast Future

August 3-5, 2021
Advertising Available for the 2021 Connect Magazine
The 2021 GSI Connect Magazine, in partnership with the Spokane Journal of Business has opportunities for advertising. This year’s theme, “Growing Forward and Adapting for the Future” focuses on how our community is moving forward to adapt, re-think, re-create, and re-build for tomorrow. The magazine reaches more than 30,000 decision makers. Position your company with the faces and businesses creating change in our community. Contact the Journal (509) 456-5257 to save your ad spot.
Ecology Declares Drought Emergency
A drought emergency means water supply is projected to be below 75 percent of average, and there is a risk of undue hardship to water users and uses.

A formal drought declaration authorizes Ecology to take certain measures for the purpose of providing emergency drought relief:
  • Expedite processing for emergency drought permits
  • Process temporary transfers of water rights
  • Provide funding assistance for public entities
  • Hold public education workshops
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