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Meet the BIGS: How To Do Business with Large Businesses and Government Agencies


Greater Spokane Incorporated and Fairchild Air Force Base are sponsoring an event entitled “Meet the Bigs” on Tuesday, Oct 15 from 9:00-12:00 at Northern Quest Resort & Casino. The theme of the event is centered around how to do business with Eastern Washington’s and Northern Idaho’s largest businesses and government agencies (city, county, state and federal). If your institution has small business/outreach goals that need to be met or are simply looking to expand your pool of suppliers or subcontractors we hope this event will meet your needs.

It’s looking like this will be another packed event and we currently have 33 exhibitors registered to include:

– Fairchild Air Force Base

– U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation (USBR)

– Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  

– U.S. Forest Service (USFS)

– The Small Business Administration (SBA)  

– City of Spokane Valley

– Indian Eyes, LLC  

– Washington State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)

– Burton Construction  

– Alta Science & Engineering

– Avista Utilities  

– Whitworth University

– Associatied Builders & Contractors

– U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

– Jimmy’s Roofing  

– City of Spokane

– Washington Air National Guard   

– Startup Spokane/Ideas International

– Washington State PTAC   

– DOE Office of River Protection

– WA State Department of Corrections  

– RJS Construction

– Knight Construction  

– Spokane Transit Authority

– Garco Construction

– MRSC Rosters

– U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs   

– National Parks Service (NPS)

– Spokane County   

– U.S. Customs and Border Protection

– WA State Department of Veterans Affairs   

– Eastern Washington University

– Doyon Government Group

If you’d like to sign up as an exhibitor we would love to have you however space is limited. The registration web page at GSI is up and running and can be found at

If you think you might be interested in reserving a space please drop me a line or Aleesha Roedel at (509.321.3646).

Best Regards,


Richard A. Hedrick, GS-13, DAF

Chief, Construction Flight

92d Contracting Squadron

110 W. Ent St.

Fairchild AFB, WA 99011-8568

Phone – (509) 247-4867

Fax – (509) 247-8685