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Policy Summit features great content, renowned speakers


Make connections and engage in high-level, statewide policy discussion at the 2019 Policy Summit, once again held at the beautiful Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum this Sept. 17-19. Learn about the current outlook on issues that impact your business and the communities where we live and work.

One of our most popular events, this one often sells out.

2019 Policy Summit Event Details

  • Where: Suncadia Resort | 3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA 98922
  • When: September 17-19, 2019
  • Cost: $595 AWB Member Full Package

Additional ticketing options available

Keynote address
Get a look at life inside the White House with two former chiefs of staff during the evening keynote address featuring a joint appearance from Denis McDonough, White House chief of staff (2013-17), and Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff (2017) and chairman of the Republican National Committee (2011-17).

About the speakers
Reince Priebus was named White House chief of staff shortly after the 2016 campaign. Prior to managing the White House staff, Priebus served as the longest-serving chairman of the Republican National Committee. He oversaw a dramatic turnaround of the RNC and built the infrastructure needed for landslide GOP victories. He left the RNC as one of the winningest chairmen of either political party in American history. Priebus is a visiting fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School.

From February 2013 until January 20, 2017, Denis McDonough served as White House chief of staff for President Obama. Prior to his role as chief of staff, McDonough served as assistant to the President and principal deputy national security advisor and chaired the National Security Council’s Deputies Committee. Throughout the 2008 Presidential campaign, McDonough served as senior foreign policy advisor for Obama for America. McDonough was appointed senior principal at the Markle Foundation in February 2017.



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In Our View: Congress must reauthorize Ex-Im Bank now

By The Columbian Editorial Board

For 85 years, the federal Export-Import Bank has helped American corporations compete in the global marketplace. Now it is in need of reauthorization from Congress.

In recent years in Clark County, the bank has supported companies such as Conquest Consulting Group, Northwest Natural Products and Neil Jones Food Company. Across Washington, it has supported companies large and small in every region. About 90 percent of businesses that use Ex-Im Bank services are small businesses that provide local jobs and contribute to the local tax base.

The Ex-Im Bank, which provides and guarantees loans to help foreign entities make purchases from U.S. companies, is particularly important in our state, where an estimated 40 percent of all jobs are tied in some fashion to international trade...

Read the full editorial in The Columbian