Date: Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Time: 05:30 PM to 09:00 PM
Member Price: $150.00
Non-Member Price: $170.00
Address: 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
Location: Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Phone: 206-363-9188
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Please contact the GSBA office at (206) 363-9188 to reserve your tickets.

Keynote Speaker:
Gina Grahame, VP of GaymerX.

Ms. Grahame is a highly successful professional and a member of and an advocate for the transgender community. She will talk about “The Power of Authenticity, the Process of Overcoming Adversity, and the Transgender Experience.”

The 2015 Business and Humanitarian Award recipients are:

New Business of the Year: Bulk FR8, Wayne Levinson, President
Business of the Year: Tuxedos & Tennis Shoes, David Haggerty and David Meckstroth, Co-Owners
Business Leader of the Year: Mona Smith, Mona Smith PLLC, Attorneys at Law
Corporate Leader of the Year: Kevin Baldwin, Pacific Northwest Market Managing Partner, PwC
Community Leaders of the Year: Tamara Murphy and Linda Di Lello Morton, Terra Plata
Non Profit of the Year: Ventures, Beto Yarce, Executive Director
Special Recognition - Voice for Social Justice: Ana Mari Cauce, President, University of Washington
President's Award: Kent Thoelke

Event Emcee: Sally Clark, Director of Regional & Community Relations, University of Washington

"Being recognized for business success is not new, but being honored for understanding that success in the 21st century must also include a commitment to equality, philanthropy, and sustainable business practices, is definitely unique," said Louise Chernin, GSBA President & CEO. "For 35 years, GSBA has stood out among business organizations, often as the lone voice for its commitment to advancing equality in business. Over 80% of GSBA members are small businesses, but the important role they play in keeping our local economy strong is huge. They are employers committed to equality, volunteers, and philanthropists, often using the limited resources they have to give back to their community. The impact of GSBA's work has never been more evident as a growing number of businesses strive to create inclusive work places in order to attract diverse talent and a changing customer base."

Title Sponsor: Wells Fargo
Presenting Sponsor: Vulcan
Dinner Sponsors: RBC Wealth Management, Seattle Goodwill
Award Sponsors: BECU, Pride Foundation
Supporting Sponsors: Girlie Press, Team Photogenic, Sal Floral Design

FishPan seared salmon, charred corn, asparagus bulgur pilaf, sweet orange coconut glaze
SirloinGrilled sirloin, rosemary garlic fingerling, forged mushroom sauté,  port thyme butter
VegetarianRatatouille stuffed zucchini, garlic crouton crust, broccoflower rice, charred pepper purée


Seattle Marriott Waterfront v
alet parking ($25+ tax), local garages, and street parking.

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