The City of Spokane and the surrounding Spokane Valley have a rich heritage. From the Native American tribe known as the Spokanescomes the name Spokane, which means Children of the Sun. At the time of its incorporation in 1881, the town took up just 1.56 square miles. As of 2014, the city itself had grown to an area of 57.8 square miles and 212,052 residents.
For nearly a century, the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce has focused on serving the city and the surrounding region. As the Spokane Valley area developed, business leaders realized there was a need for an organization that would represent area business interests. On May 25, 1921, they founded the Chamber in Greenacres.
From the Chamber’s inception, its mission has been to serve business concerns, to improve the vitality of the community, and to fuel economic prosperity for the Greater Spokane Valley. The Chamber believes the key to realizing its mission is building an agenda that is both inclusive and collaborative with the community. Thanks to community participation, the BIG 5 project has identified five measurable goals to draw businesses and industries to the Spokane Valley:
Greater Outdoors promotes and protects the area’s outdoor vitality.
Greater Goods showcases the area as an emerging high-tech leader in manufacturing.
Greater Learning integrates education and business to form the future workforce.
Greater Cures fosters medical research from the conceptual stage to the cure.
Greater Vision builds an enterprising identity for the region.
The Chamber also has an active legislative program to support the BIG 5. It includes six activities to enhance the competitiveness of the area’s business climate, plus community projects and educational initiatives.
A Valued Membership
Membership in the Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce means a great deal to the Twyford Law Office. It offers one more important endorsement to the firm’s already outstanding reputation and provides additional recognition of its unique expertise and devotion to the clients it represents.
Chamber membership offers the opportunity to reach goals for business growth by networking and collaborating with other local leaders. Members enjoy sharing insights on business challenges common to many of them. Membership is also an excellent way for the Twyford Law Office to get a pulse on public opinion and to reach out to the Spokane Valley community by becoming a Chamber sponsor.
Julia A. Twyford has been representing area clients for more than three decades. She is a dedicated and successful defense attorney for clients with Spokane personal injury, criminal law, or family law cases. A graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law, Ms. Twyford is a distinguished member of the Federal, Washington State, and Spokane County Bar Associations, as well as a founder of Spokane Attorneys for Equality. Throughout Washington courtrooms, the Twyford Law Office is well known as an advocate willing to fight for its clients.