2016 Evening of Excellence

Wednesday, November 30
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We are rolling out the red carpet and inviting you and your guest to have a paparazzi moment by walking the Banner Bank Red Carpet!

Join us for our annual Evening of Excellence to celebrate business leaders across the state. This formal event is our chance to acknowledge and thank you – our members for the work you have done to support AWB in becoming the catalytic leader and unifying voice for economic prosperity throughout Washington state.

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30
Location: Benaroya Hall
Tickets: $80

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 to the Nordstrom Recital Hall for the awards program beginning at 6:30 p.m.


5:30-6:45 p.m.           Reception   Samuel & Althea Stroum Grand Lobby

7:00 p.m.                    Welcome    Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall
                                     2016 Awards/Year in Review
                                     Video of individual awards & Manufacturing Awards

7:20 p.m.                    Washington Achieve Award

7:25 p.m.                    Washington Connect Award

7:30 p.m.                    Leading Environmental Practices Award

7:35 p.m.                     Washington Advance Award

7:40 p.m.                   Heavy Lifter, Judy Coovert and Leg. Of the Year

8:00 p.m.                   Entrepreneur of the Year Award

8:05 p.m.                   Employer of the Year Award

8:10 p.m.                   Close of Show
                                    Kris Johnson

8:30 p.m.                   Adjourn

2016 Finalists

Washington Achieve Award

  • D.A. Davidson
  • PNNL
  • WGU Washington

Washington Connect Award

  • Expedia
  • Mill Creek Pub
  • Seattle Symphony

Leading Environmental Practices

  • Banfield Pet Hospital
  • Earth Friendly Products
  • Nucor Steel

Washington Advance Awards

  • International Air Academy
  • Level 11

Entrepreneur of the Year

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

Employer of the Year

  • Energy NW
  • Phillips 66
  • Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

AWB Awards are now open for nominees--click here to view the full application.


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Reception/Employer of the Year

Name Badge


B&R Flooring America

Louise Strander

Sprague Pest Solutions