2020 Legislative Day & Hill Climb

Tuesday, January 28
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

The AWB Legislative Day & Hill Climb is your chance to join the conversation in Olympia. The event allows AWB members to take business issues and concerns directly to our elected officials. Your participation helps AWB tell the story of how the current legislative agenda impacts private businesses across Washington, and allows you to inform state legislative agendas that address critical issues to the competitiveness of our state economy.

Recommended accommodations:


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

11:00 a.m.
Registration opens
AWB Office
12:00 p.m.
Lunch Sessions:
  Tax & Finance
Insurance Building
4th Floor: Room 440
  Tommy Gant, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator 
  Sen. John Braun, Dist. 20
  Rep. Timm Ormsby, Dist. 3
  Sen. Christine Rolfes, Dist. 23
  Rep. Drew Stokesbary, Dist. 31
  David Schumacher, Director, Office of Financial Management
John L. O'Brien Building
    Basement: Room 12
  Mike Ennis, Government Affairs Director, AWB, Moderator
  Sen. Steve Hobbs, Dist. 44 
  Rep. Jake Fey, Dist. 27
  Employment Law Legislative Issues for the 2020 Session
Insurance Building
3rd Floor: Room 300
  D'Arcy Harrison, Owner, Emerson Salon, Moderator
  Sen. Karen Keiser, Dist. 33
  Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, Dist. 14    
1:00 p.m.
Hill Climb
Capitol Campus
2:30 p.m.
Break / Travel
2:45 p.m.
Legislative Update & Board Meeting
AWB Office
5:45 p.m.
Legislative Update & Board Meeting Adjourn
AWB Office
  *Open to all AWB members
6:00 p.m.
Capitol Rotunda
  *Please use the South Entrance

*Parking is available at AWB and nearby street parking around AWB (look for bagged meters and acquire permit when checking in). | Shuttles will be running during the event to transport to and from the capitol.

Community Connections

New this year, join with others that are attending the Legislative Day & Hill Climb with our pre-event networking opportunities. Casual and informal, grab a bite to eat, a cup of coffee, or a morning yoga class and get to know your peers. 

Let us know if you plan on attending by emailing Jacob Sodeman at Jacobs@awb.org.

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Yoga Loft

219 Legion Way SW, Olympia, WA 98501

Visit https://yogaloft.biz/ for schedule and pricing.
Look for Stacie, Member Experience & Partnership Manager, AWB to connect.

8:30a.m. advanced class

Drop in rate of $10

Budd Bay Café

525 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA 98501

Visit http://www.buddbaycafe.com/ for menu and pricing.
Look for Paulette, Events Coordinator, AWB to connect.

9:00 a.m. breakfast meet up

Batdorf and Bronson Coffee Roasters

516 Capitol Way S, Olympia, WA 98501

Visit https://www.batdorfcoffee.com/ for menu and pricing.
Look for Carly, Director of Member Experience & Events, AWB to connect.

9:00 a.m. coffee meet up


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Platinum Sponsor

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Name Badge Sponsor


Reception Sponsor


Olympia Symphony Orchestra Sponsor

PSE for WN

Lunch Sponsors

Delivery Express
Phillips 66 for WN


Gold Sponsors

American Chemistry Council


Hill Climb Sponsors

Lilly logo

Shuttle Sponsors


Hospitality Sponsor

Raven's Brew Coffee

Refreshment Sponsor

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Silver Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor