Avista: Small Business Hardship Utility Bill Assistance

In an effort to help minimize financial impacts caused by COVID-19 for Avista business utility customers, the City of Spokane is offering extended repayment options. 

Follow this link to fill out the application to request a bill repayment 

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Powerful New Competitive Business Intelligence Tool Now Available 

AHANA is proud to introduce a powerful new tool to its Community.  Powered by Avista, SizeUp Inland NW enables small and medium-sized businesses to access market research and business intelligence that is industry-specific and hyperlocal.  This information can help business owners make data-driven decisions as they recover from the impact of COVID-19, build resilience and thrive.  And the best part? It’s FREE!  

Want to learn more? Register here to attend a free SizeUp demo webinar hosted by Avista on Feb. 3 @ 2 pm.

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SizeUp Inland NW is a powerful FREE tool that enables small and medium-sized businesses across 21 counties in Eastern Washington and North Idaho to access market research and business intelligence that is industry-specific and hyperlocal.  This information can help business owners make data-driven decisions as they recover from the impact of COVID-19, build resilience and thrive.  

Businesses can use SizeUp Inland NW to:

  • Rank business performance compared to industry competitors
  • Discover potential customers and suppliers
  • Better understand the competitive landscape
  • Optimize advertising to target ideal customer segments
  • Find ways to save their business money

SizeUp Inland NW uses big data, cloud computing, and computer algorithms to deliver custom analysis for local businesses.  The data comes from hundreds of public and proprietary data sources covering geographic, demographic, firmographic, labor, wage, cost, consumer spending and transportation, and is updated regularly. 

To support success and provide the highest level of service to small and medium-sized businesses using the tool, Avista has partnered with Inland Northwest Partners to recruit a team SizeUp mentors who are trained and available to provide hands-on assistance as needed.  SizeUp mentor team includes AHANA mentors, Marvo Reguindin and Ben Cabildo, but also includes local business and economic development professionals.  A complete list of mentors and their contact information is available here

Want to learn more about SizeUp? Register here to attend a free demo webinar hosted by Avista on Feb. 3 @ 2 pm.