Who We Are

History

For more than 95 years, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce has dedicated its mission to serving businesses, improving community vitality, and fueling economic prosperity. Through advocacy in community initiatives that serve the common good, member programs that deliver topics of relevance, and opportunities to engage businesses, the Chamber remains a resilient, rallying force behind economic vitality for our region. The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce was founded on May 25, 1921 in Greenacres by a group of business leaders who saw the need for an organization to represent business interests in the Spokane Valley. The Chamber incorporated as a 501(c)(6) business league, serving businesses and organization members throughout the Greater Spokane Valley, including the cities of Spokane Valley, Millwood and Liberty Lake and unincorporated areas of Spokane County. Spokane Valley Chamber membership is available for any business, organization or retiree that desires a business presence in the Spokane Valley—regardless of their geographic origin.

Vision

We are the unifying business force dedicated to community vitality and economic prosperity for the Greater Spokane Valley.

2016 Annual Report

Quarterly Report Q3-16
Quarterly Report Q2-16
Quarterly Report Q1-16

2015 Annual Report

Leadership

Greg Repetti, Chairman

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Katherine Morgan, President/CEO

Executive Committee/Officers

Greg Repetti – Chairman, Valley Hospital

Erica Young  – Chair Elect, Anderson, Peretti & Co., CPA’s P.S.

Katherine Morgan – President and Chief Executive Officer, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce

Julie Van Wormer – Secretary, Mirabeau Park Hotel

Paul Read – Treasurer, Journal of Business

Kelly Fukai – Vice Chair, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.

Kevin Rasler – Vice Chair, Inland Empire Paper Co.

Jeff Adams – Member at Large, Horizon Credit Union

Ben Small – Past Chair, Central Valley School District

Board of Directors

Barry Baker – Baker Construction & Development Inc.

Belinda Caillouet – STCU

Dave Cox – Community Colleges of Spokane

Steve Florance – Inland Northwest Insurance

Joe Frank – Greenstone Corp

Kary Gibbs – US Bank

John Guarsico – MDI Marketing

Gordon Hester – Kiemle & Hagood Company

Todd Kiesbuy – Avista

Scott O’Brien – Providence Health Care

Kevin Person – Wagstaff, Inc.

Bonnie Quinn – QUINN

Tracey St. Onge – Washington Trust Bank

Dave Thompson – Dave’s Bar & Grill

Chud Wendle – Hutton Settlement

Denny York – Fairmount Memorial Association

Doug Yost – Centennial Real Estate Investments

Ex-Officio Members (Non-Voting)

Steve Peterson – Mayor, City of Liberty Lake

Kevin Freeman – Mayor, City of Millwood

Arne Woodard – Deputy Mayor, City of Spokane Valley

Randy Russell – Superintendent, Freeman School District

Dick Denenny – HUB International Northwest – Spokane Valley Chamber Foundation Chair

Philip L. Rudy, DDS – Retired – Spokane Valley Business Association

Shelly O’Quinn – Spokane County Commissioner

Jennifer Schlenske – Spokane Valley Partners

Dick Brantley – Stuart Advertising – Ambassador Chairman

Scott King – United States Air Force – Fairchild AFB

T.J. Hake – Visit Spokane

Will McCain – Pastor, ONE

Chris Cargill – Washington Policy Center

Kelly Shea – Superintendent, East Valley School District

Dr. Gene Sementi – Superintendent, West Valley School District

Staff

Katherine Morgan – President & Chief Executive Officer

Melanie Russell – Director of Strategic Initiatives

Alissa Muñoz – Business Development Manager

Sue Rusnak – Office Manager

Courtney Susemiehl – Director of Marketing & Events

Anita Cramer – Director of Communications

Chamber Partners