Thank you to everyone who attended the 2013 AWB Legislative & Lobby Days. This year, nearly 300 people attended from all corners of our state to take part in this event.
Please mark your calendars to attend next year- February 5 & 6, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel, Olympia.
We would like to thank our event sponsors.
BP is one of the world's leading international oil and gas companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items.
Today Cascade's 385 employees serve about 250,000 customers in 96 cities and towns in Washington and Oregon. Customers are served from four operational regions: Western--including Grays Harbor, the Kitsap Peninsula, and Longview; Northwest--including Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, and Oak Harbor/Anacortes; Central--including Sunnyside, Kennewick, Walla Walla, Wenatchee, and Yakima areas; and Southern--including Bend, Ontario, Baker City, and Pendleton.
Phillips 66, created through the repositioning of ConocoPhillips, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on May 1, 2012, under the ticker PSX. The company brings with it a proud and successful heritage, one developed and enriched by our predecessor companies throughout more than a century of operations. Today, we stand ready to move forward into a promising future as one of the world's largest independent downstream companies. The company operates three segment-leading businesses: Refining & Marketing – includes 15 refineries with a net crude oil capac
Comcast Corporation is one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies. Comcast is principally involved in the operation of cable systems through Comcast Cable and in the development, production and distribution of entertainment, news, sports and other content for global audiences through NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone providers to residential and business customers. Comcast is the majority owner and manager of NBCUniversal, which owns and operates entertainment and news cable networks, the NBC and Te
Ryan is a leading global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning.
Legislative Reception Sponsor Cash America International, Inc. provides specialty financial services to individuals in the United States and Mexico with over 1,000 locations. We are the largest provider of secured non-recourse loans, commonly referred to as pawn loans, and operate under the brand names Cash America Pawn, SuperPawn, Pawn X-Change and Prenda Fácil. We also offer short-term cash advances in many of our locations, including over 200 stores that offer this service under the brand names Cash America Payday Advance and Cashland. Short-term cash advances are off
Costco Wholesale Corporation operates an international chain of membership warehouses, mainly under the "Costco Wholesale" name, that carry quality, brand name merchandise at substantially lower prices than are typically found at conventional wholesale or retail sources. The warehouses are designed to help small-to-medium-sized businesses reduce costs in purchasing for resale and for everyday business use. Individuals may also purchase for their personal needs. Costco's warehouses present one of the largest and most exclusive product category selections to be found under a single roof. Cate
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP was founded in Seattle in 1908 on a simple guiding principle – to provide clients with quality legal services in a manner that would exceed their expectations. This principle has remained intact for decades as the Seattle office continued to grow and as we began to expand our reach across the nation. By the end of the 1980s, the firm had well-established offices in Anchorage, Bellevue (Wash.), Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. In 1990, we further cemented ourselves in the Northwest by merging with the well-known Portland (Ore.) law firm of Ragen, Trem
Founded and run by engineers, Janicki Industries designs and builds high-precision tooling for aerospace, marine, wind energy and transportation customers. Our R&D lab continuously pushes the boundaries of composite fabrication materials and techniques. Customer-needs drive this process. Our proprietary 5-axis CNC machines are unrivaled in scale and precision, with machining envelopes up to 100 feet in length. A full-service engineering company, we specialize in large complex projects with demanding timelines. Using enterprise project management software, we provide customers real-time inf
In 1989, Good Samaritan Hospital and Medical Center and HealthLink joined forces, and Legacy Health System was born. Today Oregon-based Legacy Health is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt corporation comprising five full-service hospitals and a children's hospital. Within these award-winning facilities, we offer an integrated network of health care services - acute and critical care, inpatient and outpatient treatment, community health education and a variety of specialty services.
Littler Mendelson is the largest U.S.-based law firm exclusively devoted to representing management in every aspect of labor and employment law. Since the firm was started in 1942 by Robert Littler, who chose to represent management clients in what were mostly disputes involving unions, Littler has adhered to and expanded its continuous representation of corporate America, and the global reach those companies have realized, in all areas of employment and labor law.
Strategically located in Longview, Wash., close to several export ports and with ready access to Interstate 5, two rail lines and barge traffic on site, Longview is a major producer of kraft paper packaging. Our facilities include one of the highest-capacity and most diverse paper mills in North America and a network of well-equipped corrugated container plants in four Western states. We manufacture more than 70 grades of kraft paper and containerboard, and supply a broad range of corrugated packaging and solid fibre slip sheets. We supply our products to 35 countries worldwide. But our str
At Microsoft, we're motivated and inspired every day by how our customers use our software to find creative solutions to business problems, develop breakthrough ideas, and stay connected to what's most important to them. We run our business in much the same way, and believe our five business divisions offer the greatest potential to serve our customers. They are: Online Services Division: Microsoft’s search, portal, advertising and personal communications services, including online information offerings such as Bing a
National Maintenance Contractors L.L.C. has been serving clients for over 35 years. Our quality of services and our focus on our customers has made us one of the leading facility service providers in the Pacific Northwest. As a Marsden Holding L.L.C. company, we are able to offer both a hometown feel and national strength to each of our business relationships.
A college in Sitka, a developer in Seattle, and an auto dealer in San Francisco all have this much in common: they need the oversight of a technically excellent accounting firm, they need superb business advice, and they all choose Seattle Accounting Firm – Peterson Sullivan. We see every audit, every tax filing, every phone call as part of a much larger goal: getting to know a business so well that we become both an indispensable source of sound advice and a true servant of the client’s long-term business interests. That’s been our mission since we opened our doors in 1953. We think a
During our more than 135-year history one thing has remained constant: PSE's focus on safe, reliable, affordable energy service. And we're proud of our legacy: a commitment to great customer service and helping to make our communities better places to live and work.
Red Lion Hotels Corporation was founded in 1937 under the name Goodale & Barbieri Companies (G&B). Between 1937 and 1976, G&B focused on third-party commercial and residential property management services and real estate development in Spokane, Washington. The Company’s history of owning and operating hotels commenced in 1976 when it constructed the River Inn in Spokane. The proprietary Cavanaughs brand name was established in 1980. In 1987, the Company founded G&B Select A Seat, a computerized event ticketing company, which now operates under the name TicketsW
Founded in 1906 as a one-man scrap metal operation, Schnitzer has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal, a leading provider of used and recycled auto parts and a manufacturer of finished steel products. With an extensive national and global reach, the company achieved $2.3 billion in revenues in fiscal 2010 and was ranked #863 in the 2010 Fortune 1000 list of companies. Schnitzer Steel common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol SCHN. With corporate headquarters based in Portland, Oregon, the company represents the complete cycle of reuse thro
Beginning as a small, local power company in 1909, we have transformed over the last century to become an experienced and well respected power generator and wholesale marketer of electricity. With approximately $3 billion in annual revenue, more than $9 billion in assets, and power plants in Canada, the United States and Australia, we've proven our worth as a power generator, as a community member, and as a solid investment.
Walmart serves customers and members more than 200 million times per week at more than 9759 retail units under 60 different banners in 28 countries. With fiscal year 2010 sales of $405 billion, Walmart employs 2.1 million associates worldwide. A leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity, Walmart ranked in the top ten among retailers in Fortune Magazine’s 2010 Most Admired Companies survey.
Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is a non-profit trade association that represents companies that account for the bulk of petroleum exploration, production, refining, transportation and marketing in the six western states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. WSPA is dedicated to working towards ensuring that Americans continue to have reliable access to petroleum and petroleum products through policies that are socially, economically and environmentally responsible. We believe the best way to achieve this goal is through a better underst
Capital Aeroporter is a proud member of the Airport Ground Transportation Association, which is comprised of ground transportation operators, airport authorities, and industry suppliers dedicated to the continuous improvement of airport ground transportation services for the airline traveling public. We are officially licensed and regulated by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission to operate as an Auto Transportation Company within our regulated area for Shared Van Airport Transportation, and as a Charter Bus and Private Van service anywhere within the State of Washington. Thr
International Paper is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry with manufacturing operations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and North Africa.
Shuttle Express was conceived in early 1979 by San Juan Airlines. At the time, San Juan Airlines was the oldest commuter airline in the United States. The airline connected travelers from all over Puget Sound, Vancouver, and Victoria to the Seattle- Tacoma and Portland airports and to the outside world. This airline service spawned the idea of using vans rather than airplanes to connect communities, homes, and businesses from the Seattle-Tacoma-Everett region to SeaTac Airport. After studying ground transportation models around the U.S., we decided to start a share-ride service. San Juan Ai
Allstate Insurance Company - Chevron - First Choice Health Care - GM Nameplate - J.R. Simplot Company - Northwest Gas Association - Premera Blue Cross - Sanitary Service Company - Sprint - State Farm Insurance Company - The Boeing Company - UPS
Benefit Solutions, Inc. - Carlile Transportation Systems, Inc. - CenturyLink - Daniels-Brown Communications - Liberty Mutual Group - PacifiCorp - Print NW - Regence BlueShield - T-Mobile USA - Virginia Mason Medical Center
Aldercreek Vineyards - Avista Corp. - Broetje Orchards - Enterprise Rent-A-Car Company - Holland America Line - Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc. - Sprauge Pest Solutions - Starline Luxury Coaches - Terra Staffing Group - The Acme Service Group - Washington state Potato Commission - Western Polymer Corporation
AAA Washington - Bogard & Johnson LLC - Carman Manufacturing Company - Cardinal Media - Coyne, Jesernig, LLC - Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Chapel - Lodi Water Company - Millennia Public Affairs, Inc. - Mutual of Enumclaw Insurance Company - NCM Contracting Group, LP - Northwest Mining Association - PEMCO Financial Services - Washington Refuse & Recycling Association