At the May 1 Spokane Valley City Council meeting, Mayor Rod Higgins read a proclamation supporting National Small Business Week, April 30-May 5.
Other business resources can be found on the city’s economic development website at spokanevalleyED.org or by calling 720-5333.
Of Spokane Valley’s businesses, almost 70 percent have fewer than 10 employees and play a significant role in the city’s economy.
“The city of Spokane Valley has worked hard to gain its reputation as a business-friendly community, and create an environment supporting business success,” said Mayor Rod Higgins. “We are pleased to express our support for these businesses and their owners, operators, and employees who also work hard to provide products, services and jobs in our community.”
The city’s Economic Development Division partners with a variety of entities and organizations to provide resources and information to help both large and small businesses. The city is partnering/promoting a number of upcoming events of interest, including:
May 10: Over 70 exhibitors will take part in the 2018 Small Business Showcase from 2 to 6:30 p.m. at the Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. The event is presented by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce.
May 16: Lunch ‘n Learn, noon to 1 p.m. at Spokane Valley City Hall, 10210 E. Sprague Ave. The theme will be “Embrace the Power of Networking.”
May 19: Lemonade Day, presented by the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and young Spokane Valley lemonade stand entrepreneurs. More information is available at lemonadeday.org/spokane-valley.