Lake Spokane Chamber of Commerce
On Jan. 26 at 6:30 PM, the Lake Spokane Chamber of Commerce presented the “Future’s Game”. We had a great turnout. People broke up into teams of three to five and were presented with an economic map of a rural area containing three towns and an Indian Reservation. The team was provided with a card that described the political/economic status of the US at this time. Then the teams were given one question to answer with two choices. Using all the information given, your team had to make a choice of “A” or “B.” Depending on your choice, you received another map with changes presented because of your decision. Your decision for each question, might have decreased population, increased tourism, decreased local businesses, etc. Each map had an economic indicator. And though it may have decreased on the first couple maps/decisions, it could top out on the next. Two things were clear to me:
You had to spend money to make money.
You had to look to the future in all decisions, not just the “now” result.
Here’s a letter from Jim Hayes, the president of the Chamber with some specifics and our thanks to the Lake Spokane Alliance.
Hello Chamber Members,
I would like to thank all those that were able to attend last night’s meeting. We saw many new faces and had a good opportunity to discuss our communities’ future.
I would also like to thank The Lake Spokane Alliance for sponsoring this wonderful event. What a great partnership that is turning out to be.
I would like to finally thank Debra and Gael for coming down to facilitate the game along with the good question and answer time at the end.
Keep involved and continue providing your input to help our Chamber grow. Let’s all be proactive not reactive.