About This Series

The Downtown Spokane Partnership is proud to present "30 Minutes With:", a recurring series of virtual, 30-minute question and answer sessions with local industry experts on the most pressing topics of the day.

Sessions are hosted on Zoom, and free to attend. Explore upcoming topics and RSVP to attend below.

View past presentations on our YouTube Channel.

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Past Events

  • Thursday, Oct 28 / 10:00am

    30 Minutes with: Cyndi Donahue

    The Downtown Spokane Partnership is proud to present “30 Minutes With:”, a recurring series of virtual, 30-minute question and answer sessions with local industry experts on the most pressing topics of the day. Sessions are hosted on Zoom, and free to attend.

    Presenting will be Cyndi Donahue, Community Engagement Director for Ignite Northwest. Cyndi will present on start-ups, and the resources and programs Ignite offers to help entrepreneurs.

    Ignite Northwest funds, mentors and enlightens entrepreneurs in the Spokane region. This non-profit economic development organization has a $4.4 million loan fund program that enables Spokane-based startups develop and market innovative products. Ignite produces enlightening programs such as Ignite Talks and Lofty Lunches to assist founders in creating and growing scalable startups.

    This session has concluded. To watch a recording of the session, click below.

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    Bio: Cyndi has over 20 years of sales and marketing experience and spends her time connecting people and creating community. She previously worked for Clear Channel Communications, Proctor & Gamble, Friedman Fleischer & Lowe and the Spokane Club. Cyndi earned her BA in Communication from University of California, Santa Barbara. She was honored to be a recipient of Spokane Coeur D'Alene Living magazine's 2019 Top 20 Women in Business Leadership award and graduated the Leadership Spokane program in 2020.  Cyndi is a Fairchild Airforce Base Honorary Commander for the 92nd Air Refueling Wing.

     

  • Thursday, Dec 9 / 10:00am

    30 Minutes with: Pia Hallengberg

    The Downtown Spokane Partnership is proud to present “30 Minutes With:”, a recurring series of virtual, 30-minute question and answer sessions with local industry experts on the most pressing topics of the day. Sessions are hosted on Zoom, and free to attend.

    In this session, Pia Hallenberg, Chair of the Riverside Neighborhood Council, will discuss how business and property owners can benefit from engaging with their local community and neighborhood.

    This session has concluded. To watch a recording, click the button below.

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    Pia's Bio:

    Pia Hallenberg worked as a reporter in Spokane for 20 years, spending 13 with The Spokesman-Review. After a couple of years in development with the Spokane Humane Society, she started her own PR and writing company - Content by Pia - during the COVID summer of 2020.
    Today she writes extensively about cybersecurity for the California-based software company, Reciprocity, and she writes national marketing content for Boston-based Wordsmithie. Locally, she does PR and marketing writing for Avista.

    For the last three years, Pia has been the chair of the Riverside Neighborhood Council and a certified C.O.P.S. volunteer. She shepherded the neighborhood council online to Zoom meetings, through the COVID shutdown, and continues to work as a community organizer for downtown Spokane residents.
    Come early 2022, she will be moving her office to the Paulsen Building where she will continue to share a space with Weathers & Associates.

    Born and raised in Denmark, Pia has lived in Spokane since 1993, and lived and worked in downtown Spokane since 2000.