November 14, 2016
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Join AWB to 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 open and space is still available. Banner Bank is the presenting sponsor.

The awards are aligned with AWB’s new Mission and Vision statements. 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 Laboratory
  • 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, 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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