Upcoming Speakers
 
 

May 28, 2020: Michelle Hege w/ Paul Read, Rebound & Recovery

  
Join us for an inside look at the newly formed “Rebound & Recovery Task Force” that will help bring small businesses in Washington back to life as the state begins to re-open. Michelle Hege, co-chair of this new state-wide task force, will discuss the in’s and out’s of the support they will be providing for small businesses to chart this new territory. Club 21 member, Paul Read, also a member of the new task force, will be guiding the conversation with Michelle. This special task force was created by the Association of Washington Business to provide a ready-made toolkit with templates and guidance for re-opening as well as a service to help small businesses find PPE for their employees.
Michelle is CEO of DH, a Spokane headquartered advertising, branding and public relations firm.  A passionate communications strategist, Michelle has supported many clients in navigating reputational and marketing challenges as well as build advertising and advocacy campaigns to help organizations thrive. 
Michelle is a committed community volunteer. She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for Greater Spokane Incorporated and as a board member for the Association of Washington Business. She is providing leadership on the COVID-19 economic recovery efforts in Washington State by serving as a co-chair for AWB’s Rebound & Recovery Task Force.
Michelle holds a Master’s degree in Communications from Eastern Washington University, a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Whitman College and is accredited in Public Relations by the Public Relations Society of America.
She lives in Spokane with her husband and son and she’s a proud baseball mom.
 
Program coordinated by Julie Kelsey.
 

June 4, 2020: Holly Weiler, The Washington Trails Association work in the Inland Northwest - from the eyes of a seasoned backpacker and volunteer.   

  
 
 
 
Washington Trails Association mobilizes hikers and everyone who loves the outdoors to explore, steward and champion trails and public lands. 
 
We believe:
• That exploring nature is good for people’s hearts, minds and bodies, and that hiking is a powerful way for everyone to connect with Washington’s natural wonders.
• That people will protect the places they love to hike, from local parks to remote wilderness.
• It is vitally important for everyone to have the opportunity to access the outdoors, and we are committed to reducing barriers to hiking trails and lands.
Attend this program to learn more about the Washington Trails Association's work in the Spokane area, as well as how to get involved in local and regional projects.
 
Holly Weiler is Washington Trails Association's Eastern Washington Regional Coordinator.  Holly’s passion for trails has its roots in trail running, but over the years she has transitioned into a seasoned backpacker who loves her time in the backcountry. When she’s not running or backpacking, you can find her doing trail maintenance, either as part of her work for Washington Trails Association or as a volunteer with like-minded local organizations. A life-long resident of the Spokane area, Holly holds an AA degree from Community Colleges of Spokane, a BA in English and History from Whitworth University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Washington University. In addition to her work with Washington Trails Association, Holly is a writer for Out There Outdoors.  She serves on the board of the Foothills Rural Association, the Spokane Mountaineers, the Spokane Mountaineers Foundation, and the Friends of Mount Spokane State Park.
 
Program coordinated by John Driscoll.
 
 
Speakers

Michelle Hege w/ Paul Read
May 28, 2020
Rebound & Recovery for re-opening after Covid for small Business
Brian Behler
Jun 11, 2020
Since 1970 Skils’kin has strived to enrich the quality of life for adults with disabilities.
Alisha Benson
Jun 18, 2020
Greater Spokane Inc., economic development for Spokane
Speakers

Michelle Hege w/ Paul Read
May 28, 2020
Rebound & Recovery for re-opening after Covid for small Business
Brian Behler
Jun 11, 2020
Since 1970 Skils’kin has strived to enrich the quality of life for adults with disabilities.
Alisha Benson
Jun 18, 2020
Greater Spokane Inc., economic development for Spokane