Join the Association of Washington Business

Membership in AWB gives you access to the leading news, information and advocacy efforts in the state, custom-tailored for the needs of today’s private employers.

AWB represents a diverse membership comprised of businesses, local chambers of commerce, hospitals, private schools and universities.  We work with an equally diverse array of legislators, policymakers and industry experts to develop policies and practices that contribute to a healthy economic climate.

AWB is well-known for its leadership and problem-solving efforts in Olympia. Our legislative priorities are crafted with the direct input of member companies who serve on our committees, work groups and board of directors.

So whether you’re an entrepreneur just starting out, a long-established business or a large corporation new to Washington state, consider investing in a membership with AWB. 

Membership in AWB includes access to a variety of tools and resources to help your business be successful. To learn more about how your business can take advantage of these benefits through membership in AWB, contact Sean Heiner, Director, Membership Department, at 800.521.9325.

Member Benefits Include:


Most small businesses don’t have time to keep track of what’s happening in Olympia, and most medium and large businesses look to AWB to help track thousands of business-related bills introduced each session. AWB offers comprehensive advocacy support for all members on the issues that matter most to employers. We serve as your voice in Olympia.


Earn the recognition your company deserves. Each year, AWB shines a spotlight on member companies that demonstrate excellence and model best practices. Our awards program includes prizes for Better Workplaces, Community Service, Environmental Excellence and Manufacturing Excellence. 


AWB hosts a variety of professional development and networking events each year. Our workshops, seminars and conferences attract national speakers and industry experts to help members learn, grow and exchange ideas with peers on topics of industry importance.


The high cost of health care continues to rate #1 on private employers’ lists of concerns. AWB’s HealthChoice plan offers a reliable solution, providing more than 4,500 employers with access to affordable, high quality health insurance.


From our award-winning magazine, Washington Business, to our blog (Olympia Business Watch), e-newsletter (Fast Facts) and social media channels, AWB offers you many ways to get connected and stay informed about what’s happening in Olympia and the world around you.


AWB’s CompWise Retro Program provides employers with valuable tools for maintaining a safe workplace and running a successful business. Our industrial insurance program returns 100 percent of its refunds to enrolled employers.