Spokane, Washington: Known as the “Lilac City.”
Spokane is one of Washington’s beautiful locations to host a conference, convention, or training event. Founded as Spokane Falls in 1872, Spokane is located in Eastern, Washington, on the Spokane River, and is home to approximately 210,000 residents (500,000 plus if you include the metropolitan area) and is the second-largest city in Washington.
Spokane is known for having some amazing outdoor attractions such as Manito and Riverfront Parks, Centennial Trail, Riverside State Park, John A. Finch Martin Arboretum, and lots of beautiful trails to hike and bike on. Spokane’s downtown district is alive with lots of neat shops, restaurants, venues, breweries, arts, and entertainment. If you’ve got time I would visit the Little Spokane Natural Museum, the Civic Theater, or the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture. The Spokane Symphony is an excellent choice too.
Spokane Business Industry Sectors
Although Spokane is home to many fabulous small businesses, it’s largest employers are State of Washington, Spokane Public Schools, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, the 92nd Air Refueling Wing & Fairchild Air Force Base, Spokane County, City of Spokane, Wal-Mart, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, URM Stores Inc., Central Valley School District, Rockwood Clinic PS, Community Colleges of Spokane, West Corp, Gonzaga University, and Deaconess Medical Center.
If you’re organizing an event in Spokane, you will have many good options: the Spokane Convention Center, the Courtyard Downtown Spokane hotel near Gonzaga University, the Courtyard Spokane Downtown, the Doubletree Spokane, or many other great meetings locations from which to select.
Gallup-certified StrengthsFinder trainer, Dr. Christopher Meade, leads and facilitates StrengthsFinder training sessions and workshops in Spokane, Washington.