Capital Conversations

From direct meetings with lawmakers to a conversation with the governor, and ending with an elegant evening reception in the Capitol rotunda, the 2020 Legislative Day and Hill Climb was a great way for employers to connect with policy-makers.

2019 Manufacturing Week

The third-annual Manufacturing Week bus tour covered 2,300 miles and countless stories of how modern manufacturing changes lives and communities.

2019 Policy Summit

The theme for our 31st annual Policy Summit was "Unify. Strengthen. Lead."

Housing Forum

Ten statewide business and governmental groups came together for a unique collaboration to solve a major issue -- Washington's housing crisis.

2019 Spring Meeting

This year’s Spring Meeting was one of the biggest and best events AWB has ever held, thanks in large part to our dinner keynote from former South Carolina governor and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, who delivered a passionate, non-partisan message that resonated with the Davenport Grand Hotel audience.

2018 Holiday Kids' Tree Lighting

Gov. Jay Inslee joined the 30th anniversary of the Holiday Kids' Tree lighting, which AWB sponsors as a free, public event for the state. Eighteen rural fire districts received a bag of toys and a $1,000 check to use to bring Christmas joy to needy families in their communities. Dozens of AWB members and other donors give to the program every year.

2018 Evening of Excellence

Washington's top employers enjoyed an evening in the spotlight at AWB's third-annual awards gala at Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle.

2018 Policy Summit

AWB's sold-out 2018 Policy Summit brought together hundreds of business and civic leaders for two days of productive, in-depth discussion on education, workforce, land use, tax policy, cybersecurity and much more.

2018 Federal Affairs Summit

AWB members were able to "Connect With Congress" at the second-annual Federal Affairs Summit on Aug. 14, 2018, in Tacoma.

2018 Spring Meeting

A record-breaking crowd attended AWB's 2018 Spring Meeting in Spokane to discuss leadership, service and building a better Washington. "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Captain "Sully" Sullenberger gave a highly regarded dinner keynote.

2018 Early Learning Event

Early childhood learning, and the business case for it, takes the spotlight.

2018 Workforce Summit

The 2018 Workforce Summit brought together thought leaders, innovative employers and work-centered educators for a fun, enlightening day of discussion at the Hilton Bellevue.

2018 Legislative Day and Hill Climb

Employers met directly with legislators and other Olympia policy-makers during a dynamic Legislative Summit. That afternoon, 114 employers met with 63 lawmakers and staff during AWB's biggest-ever Hill Climb. An evening reception capped a fun and valuable day.

2017 D.C. Fly-In

AWB's annual D.C. Fly-In allows Washington state employers to meet directly with their members of Congress and key members of the presidential administration and other leaders in the nation's capital.

2017 Holiday Kids' Tree

Bringing a festive start to the holiday season! The 2017 Holiday Kids' Tree marks 29 years of AWB involvement and nearly $400,000 raised to bring cheer to needy families during the holidays.

2017 Evening of Excellence

The Evening of Excellence is AWB's way to honor and celebrate the accomplishments of Washington's many great employers.

2017 Policy Summit

The 2017 AWB Policy Summit featured three days of quality conversation, including AWB's first-ever Federal Affairs Summit. U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, spoke, along with 2016 presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and dozens of other fascinating leaders and subject-matter experts.

Rural Jobs Summit in Moses Lake

The top leaders of the House and Senate met with 250 people from around the state to discuss the important topic of ensuring prosperity in rural areas of Washington.

2017 Manufacturing Excellence Awards

The state's top manufacturers were honored at AWB's 2017 Manufacturing Summit on Oct. 5 in Seattle.

2017 Manufacturing Tour

Manufacturing matters to Washington's communities and the overall state economy. Join us as we tour 70+ manufacturers in our two custom-wrapped MFGisWA buses!

2017 Federal Affairs Summit

AWB members met with U.S. Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, among other federal lawmakers and thought leaders, during the first-annual Federal Affairs Summit.

2017 Spring Meeting

What a great time in Spokane! From pollster Frank Luntz to Alaska Airlines VP Joseph Sprague, Spring Meeting was an informative and fun time for all.

Leadership Washington Class of 2016-17

Leadership Washington, a program of the AWB Institute, is the premier development program for the next generation of Washington state business leaders. Meet the Leadership Washington Class of 2016-17!

Spotlight on Alaffia

The U.S. ambassador to Togo, David Gilmour, and other officials visited Alaffia, spotlighting how this AWB member is creating opportunity on two continents through its high-quality, fair trade skin care products.

2017 Workforce Summit

The first-ever AWB Workforce Summit brought Boomers, Gen X'rs and Millennials together to find generational solutions.

Rural Jobs Summit

Photos from the Rural Jobs Summit hosted by AWB on March 4, 2017.

2017 Legislative Day and Hill Climb

Pictures from the 2017 Legislative Day and Hill Climb held on January 17 at the Hotel RL Olympia.

2016 D.C. Fly-In

Nearly two dozen AWB members met with federal lawmakers in early December.

2016 AWB Holiday Kids' Tree Lighting Ceremony

AWB has hosted the lighting of the Capitol Rotunda tree for more than 30 years.

2016 Evening of Excellence

Enjoy these pictures from our inaugural awards event at Seattle's Benaroya Hall.

2016 Manufacturing Summit

This year's event focused on the importance of trade to our region, with words from Export-Import Bank President Fred Hochberg.

2016 Policy Summit

Our annual, sold out event at Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum was jam packed with policy, debates, breakouts, laughter, great food and networking.

2016 Lieutenant Governor Debate

Eight candidates took the stage at the 2016 Policy Summit for our largest debate on record.

2016 Gubernatorial Debate

Governor Jay Inslee and Challenger Bill Bryant squared off for the first big debate of the season at Spokane Falls Community College.

2016 Secretary of State Debate

Challenger Tina Podlodowski faced off against Secretary Kim Wyman to get the first big debate of the season underway.

Photo Gallery Archives

Please look through our extensive catalogue of pictures from past events.