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Help AWB celebrate outstanding employers at inaugural Evening of Excellence Nov. 30 at Benaroya Hall


AWB is rolling out the red carpet for its first-ever Evening of Excellence. The black-tie event, open to all AWB members, will take place at Benaroya Hall in Seattle where six awards will be presented. Registration for the event is now open. Banner Bank is the presenting sponsor.

The awards are aligned with AWB’s new mission and vision statement. The awards and nominees include:

Achieve: Recognizing a business that has excelled in creating, implementing or supporting a high-caliber education and/or workforce development system aligned with closing the employment gap.

  • D.A. Davidson
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratories
  • WGU Washington

Connect: Recognizing a business whose products and/or services have positively impacted the way in which Washington employers and communities are connected to each other and the world.

  • Expedia
  • Mill Creek Pub
  • Seattle Symphony

Leading Environmental Practices: Recognizing a business that has put a priority on environmental improvement, education or outreach to its business sector and/or community.

  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Earth Friendly Products
  • Nucor Steel

Advance: Recognizing a business that has had a significant cause-oriented impact in its sector and/or community and contributed to the advancement of the economy.

  • International Air Academy
  • Level 11
  • WAFLA

Entrepreneur of the Year: Given to an entrepreneur whose business is less than five years-old and has made a significant impact in their industry.

  • Aslan Brewing
  • C2S Tech
  • Heritage Distilling
  • M3 Biotechnology
  • Schilling Cider

Employer of the Year: Recognizing an employer that has implemented innovative job retention, creation, benefits, and/or compensation plans that foster a thriving work environment. (The Tri-City Herald highlights the nominees here.)

  • Energy Northwest
  • Phillips 66
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Please join AWB in congratulating and celebrating the many job-creators and risk-takers at the Evening of Excellence on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a member appreciation reception in the Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby. Enjoy networking, live music, food and beverages before heading into the Nordstrom Recital Hall for the awards program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For more information and registration, contact Kelli Schueler at 360.943.1600.



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Focus on Sustainability

Boeing, Alaska Air lauded for leadership in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

By Andrew McIntosh, The Puget Sound Business Journal.

Two of Puget Sound's biggest aerospace companies are working hard to cut emissions as part of the regional efforts to combat climate change, a new report says.

Boeing Co. and Alaska Air Group each adopted a series of small but important measures that can make a difference, according to a new Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce report.

Entitled "Bright Green in an Emerald City," the report lists dozens of examples of emission-reduction efforts at companies, a university and some non-profits.

Boeing and Alaska Airlines are praised for developing shorter, more precise routes for incoming aircraft traffic flying into Seattle-Tacoma International Airport... Every Sea-Tac flight using such approaches conserves an average of 87 gallons of fuel, and saves passengers nine minutes of flying, the Seattle Chamber's report said.

Greenhouse gas emissions reduced with each of these flights equals to what a small car would use, driving all the way from Seattle to Minneapolis, the report added.

Read the full story in The Puget Sound Business Journal
The Risks of I-732

Collaborate, don't regulate carbon

By AWB President Kris Johnson

Washington state employers are proven leaders and innovators in energy conservation, carbon reduction and environmental efforts.

The record proves this is already taking place without a carbon tax, but rather through innovation and collaboration.

Washington's population has increased 43 percent since 1990 and the economy has grown 260 percent, yet carbon emissions are down 18 percent, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

From small operations to large steel mills, companies have built sustainability and environmental stewardship into their operations, not as an afterthought.

Despite this solid environmental record, voters will be faced with a choice to raise the cost of energy -- the engine that keeps Washingtonians moving and warm -- through Initiative 732. It would put in place a carbon tax under the guise of doing what employers and residents are already doing -- lowering carbon emissions. But, it is not without risk to the economy, K-12 education and our low- and fixed-income neighbors...

Read the full op-ed in The Puget Sound Business Journal
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