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The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking; business development; career advancement; learning; volunteering; community service and strategic relationship-building; and corporate sponsorship in the greater Seattle region.  

Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ACG Seattle members and guests benefit from regular networking and educational programs aimed at helping dealmakers and business leaders achieve sound corporate growth for their companies.

 

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GeekWire

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: GeekWire is an online news service covering technology businesses in the Pacific Northwest. GeekWire membership packages offer special networking perks with excellent relationship building potential.

 

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Puget Sound Business Journal

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: Puget Sound Business Journal is a hub of information and networking for the Seattle business community. PSBJ treats their subscribers like kings with frequent and interesting events.

 

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Seattle Good Business Network

 

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: SGBN is a membership network of residents and independent businesses that share a vision for a sustainable local economy. Members and supporters include top local opinion leaders and influencers.

 

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Trade Development Alliance (TDA) of Greater Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: TDA promotes the region's interests in domestic and international trade. Companies must belong to a chamber of commerce to become members, but many TDA networking events are open to non-members.

 

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AAF Seattle (formerly Ad Club of Seattle)

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Seattle chapter of the American Advertising Association (AAF) organizes regular networking, awards, education and social events for members to hobnob with other advertising and media industry leaders.

 

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Aerospace Futures Alliance of Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: AFA is an industry advocacy group comprised of member companies with an interest in the aerospace industry. Various events provide excellent networking opportunities for company owners and executives.

 

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Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) of Washington

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: AHMA is comprised of companies and individuals with an interest in affordable housing in Washington State. Members include developers, building owners, managers and professional service providers.

 

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Alliance for Pioneer Square

 

Networking events in Seattle

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American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events on Mercer Island and throughout the Greater Seattle area

Overview: AAII is a nonprofit club for individual investors to gain and share information on investing.

 

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American Marketing Association - Puget Sound Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The PSAMA is a group of hundreds of new and experienced marketing professionals that meets regularly to expand their careers through networking, education, resources, events & job opportunities.

 

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Arab Alliance Chamber of Commerce of Washington State

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Association for Women in Communications (AWC) - Seattle Professional Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Seattle Professional Chapter of AWC provides relationship-building and professional development opportunities for women in a wide variety of communication fields.

 

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Association of Corporate Counsel - Washington State Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ACC is a professional association for corporate attorneys. The WA state chapter organizes regular networking opportunities for members throughout the year.

 

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Association of Washington Business (AWB)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: AWB has over 6,000 member companies from across Washington and lobbies on their behalf in Olympia. Member company representatives can participate in regular AWB events and networking.

 

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Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily on Bainbridge Island

Overview: The Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce provides regular opportunities over breakfast, lunch and happy hour for owners of small and medium-sized businesses on the island to network and cooperate.

 

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Ballard Alliance (formerly Ballard Chamber of Commerce)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Ballard Alliance is financed by a levy on property owners in the central, commercial district of Ballard. Check website for small business networking events and opportunities.

 

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Bellevue Brain Trust

 

Networking events in Bellevue

Overview: BBT organizes regular meetings for local business leaders committed to helping one another succeed and giving back to their community.

 

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Bellevue Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

Overview: The Bellevue Chamber of Commerce has been supporting local businesses and the community for over 50 years. The Bellevue Chamber organizes regular networking events for members.

 

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Bellevue Downtown Association

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

Overview: BDA is a nonprofit membership organization comprised of local businesses. The group advocates on behalf of members and organizes regular events where members can network.

 

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Belltown Business Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: BBA is a membership organization comprised of businesses operating in Belltown neighborhood of Seattle. Membership benefits include regular networking opportunities.

 

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BNI (Business Networking International)

 

Networking events in Seattle and local chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: BNI bills itself as the largest business networking and referral organization in the world. Members meet regularly to support each other. Check this website to find a local chapter near you.

 

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Book Publishers Northwest (BPNW)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: BPNW is a professional membership organization for local book publishers interested in collaborating and networking with each other in the interest of their trade.

 

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British American Business Connections - Pacific Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: BABC connects people, companies and organizations engaged in US-UK transatlantic. Membership and events provide regular networking and learning opportunities in Seattle and beyond.

 

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Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: BIAW bills itself as the voice of the housing industry in the state of Washington and counts over 10,000 company members who enjoy special networking opportunities.

 

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Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Seattle & King County

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Established in 1912, BOMA is the voice of the office building and commercial real estate industry. Membership is open to any company with an interest in this sector.

 

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Business Among Moms (BAM)

 

Networking events primarily in West Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Overview: Seattle-based BAM has chapters throughout the Greater Seattle area. BAM provides mompreneurs the opportunity to network with other moms in a supportive, kid-friendly community.

 

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Business and Professional Women (BPW) of Washington

 

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: Business and Professional Women (BPW) fosters the success of working women by providing career advancement resources, worklife strategies and personal and professional connections.

 

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Business Impact NW (formerly Community Capital Development)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Business Impact NW is an economic development fund that helps local entrepreneurs to start, grow and finance their businesses. Frequent events provide regular opportunities to learn and network.

 

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Cantillon

 

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

Overview: Cantillon is a twice yearly networking event for entrepreneurial business owners and CEOs in the Seattle area. Networking at Cantillon will leave you feeling motivated and energized.

 

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Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Cascadia Region Green Building Council

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: The Green Building Council (Cascadia Region) is a membership organization for professionals with an interest in green buildings and LEED certification.

 

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CEOtoCEO Breakfast Forum Series

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: CEOtoCEO organizes a monthly breakfast for local heads of companies with at least $1M in sales. Membership is available in a program like EO, a support network of CEOs from non-competing businesses.

 

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Climate Solutions

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest

Overview: Climate Solutions, an environmental nonprofit and coalition of business leaders supporting the adoption of profitable solutions to global warming, organizes various networking events year-round.

 

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Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: CREW Seattle members are experienced professionals in the commercial real estate sector and meet regularly over lunch and other special events, which are open also to non-members.

 

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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - Puget Sound Roundtable

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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Discover Burien

 

Networking events in Burien

Overview: Discover Burien is a nonprofit community and business building organizations with dozens of fun, delicious networking events for members, neighbors and visitors. Great way to meet people in Burien.

 

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Downtown Issaquah Association

 

Networking events in Issaquah

Overview: Think of DIA as the welcoming committee and cheerleader for Issaquah. Frequent events and volunteer opportunities bring the community together and attract people from all around Seattle.

 

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Downtown Seattle Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: DSA's mission is to champion a healthy, vibrant urban core. Members are companies operating downtown who benefit from DSA networking and marketing.

 

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Economic Alliance Snohomish County

 

Networking events primarily in Everett

Overview: EASH is a coalition of government and business organizations working to attract and retain investment and employment in Snohomish County. Regular events provide business networking opportunities.

 

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Economic Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC)

 

Networking events primarily in Mt. Vernon

Overview: EDASC is a coalition of government and business organizations working to attract and retain investment and employment in Skagit County. Regular events provide business networking opportunities.

 

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Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This coalition of government and business organizations work to attract and retain investment and employment in greater Seattle area. Regular events provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Electric League of the Pacific Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

Overview: Members of the Electric League work to promote the interests of the electrical industry. Monthly networking lunches provide regular opportunities for members to meet.

 

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Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ECOSS is a membership group providing families, communities and businesses with environmental education, resources and services that encourage a clean environment and urban redevelopment.

 

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Escrow Association of Washington

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: EAW is a membership association for local professionals with an interest matters related to escrow.

 

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eWomenNetwork Bellevue/Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events in Seattle and Bellevue

Overview: eWomenNetwork serves as a hub where professional women can connect, network and support each other to grow their business, as well as to showcase their products and services.

 

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ExecuNet -- Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events in and around Seattle

Overview: ExecuNet is a career and leadership development networking group for senior executives and business owners.

 

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Executive Women International (EWI) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: EWI Seattle brings together key executives from diverse sectors and businesses to learn and support each other in the pursuit of professional and personal development in both career and community.

 

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Federal Way Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Federal Way

Overview: FWCC is a membership organization for companies with an interest in Federal Way for their business. Organized events provide regular networking and learning opportunities.

 

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Finnish American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue / Eastside

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Fremont Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Fremont Chamber of Commerce strengthens the business climate and improves the quality of life in the Fremont area. Membership is open to all with an interest in a vibrant Fremont neighborhood.

 

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French American Chamber of Commerce - Pacific Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: FACC-PNW brings together local business people and professionals with a commercial or cultural interest in France. Francophiles and French nationals living in the region are also active participants.

 

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Greater Kirkland Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Kirkland / Eastside

Overview: KCC is a membership and advocacy organization for companies with a business interest in and around Kirkland, east of Seattle.

 

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Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The SCCC is a membership organization that brings together civic, professional, and business leaders from the Chinese community of greater Seattle.

 

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Grow50

 

Networking events in Seattle and Bellevue

Overview: Grow50, a consortium of local professional service providers, organizes regular, low-cost seminars and networking events for business owners, managers and entrepreneurs in Greater Seattle.

 

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Harvard Business School (HBS) Club of Puget Sound

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: HBS Club of Puget Sound is a meeting point for Harvard Business School alumni in the region. Although membership is reserved for alumni, some events are open to the public.

 

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Hong Kong Association of Washington

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: HKAW works to create a friendly environment for people with an interest in Hong Kong and greater China through regular social events, celebrations and community service opportunities.

 

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Ignite WA

 

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

Overview: This group partners with govt. and big companies to bring together small and medium sized businesses for networking and learning about using cloud technology to create new revenue streams and jobs.

 

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Impact Capital

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Impact Capital, supported by corporate donors, provides intermediate financing for non-profit community development organizations in underserved communities across the State of Washington.

 

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Impact Washington (formerly WA Manufacturing Services)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Impact Washington is a nonprofit consulting and training company that supports manufacturing businesses in Washington state.

 

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Innovate Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: Innovate Washington is a coalition of government and private organizations with a stake in economic development of Washington. IW helps entrepreneurs access capital and provides accelerator services.

 

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Institute of Flight

 

Networking events primarily in Everett (Paine Field)

Overview: Institute of Flight enables financial supporters to network and collaborate at a high level. Regular speakers, events and volunteer opportunities are another way to get involved.

 

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International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) - Washington State Section

 

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: The Seattle Chapter of IAAP organizes monthly meetings with program speakers and time for networking for administrative professionals.

 

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International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: IABC Seattle (International Association of Business Communicators) helps communicators achieve professional excellence and organizes regular events to facilitate networking between members.

 

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International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: IIBA provides a place for professionals with an interest in Business Analysis to meet and learn. Check website for monthly meeting information!

 

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Issaquah Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Issaquah

Overview: ICC is a membership and advocacy organization for companies with a business interest in Issaquah.

 

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Japan Business Association of Seattle (Shunju Club)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This organization serves the local Japanese business community in Seattle.

 

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Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

Overview: JA teaches young people about business and economics to prepare them for adulthood. Events and sponsorship provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Kent Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Kent

Overview: KCC is a membership and advocacy organization for companies with a business interest in Kent, south of Seattle.

 

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Kirkland Downtown Association

 

Networking events in Kirkland

Overview: KDA promotes businesses in downtown Kirkland through various events. Networking opportunities exist for community volunteers and business sponsors.

 

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Kitsap Regional Economic Development Alliance

 

Networking events primarily in Bremerton

Overview: KREDA is a coalition of government and business organizations working to attract and retain investment and employment in Kitsap County. Regular events provide business networking opportunities.

 

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Leadership Tomorrow

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Leadership Tomorrow is a community leader development program supported by sponsorship of the region's leading employers and foundations.

 

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Life Sciences Washington (formerly WBBA)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: Membership in LSW is business association of companies with an interested in biotechnology, biomedicine and life sciences. Regular networking events provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Manufacturing Industrial Council of Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: MIC members are owners and representatives with strategic manufacturing interests in the Seattle area.

 

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Marine Exchange of Puget Sound

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Membership based nonprofit serving the local maritime industry.

 

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Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

Overview: MBA is an influential membership organization for businesses and professionals with an interest in the home building industry. Frequent events provide networking for members, and some are public.

 

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Meetup Groups and Events

 

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

Overview: There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

 

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National Association of Corporate Directors - Northwest Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: NACD is membership association for boards, directors, director-candidates and board advisers. Regular events provide networking and learning opportunities.

 

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National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) - Washington State Chapter

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: This group provides advocacy and high level networking for developers, owners and investors in the industrial, office and related commercial real estate industries.

 

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Navy League of the U.S. - Seattle Council

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: NLUS is a membership organization of people and businesses who support the navy and its people. Members can network at regular events in Seattle.

 

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NBIS - Network for Business Innovation & Sustainability

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: NBIS is a group of businesses and professionals who are serious about profitable sustainability. Regular networking events are open also to non-members. Meet some of Seattle's top companies at NBIS.

 

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Network After Work Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Monthly mixer for local professionals and business people.

 

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NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) - WA State

 

Networking events primarily in Olympia

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NIRI - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Local professionals responsible for investor relations meet at the Seattle Chapter of NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute), which organizes networking and educational events for its members.

 

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North Seattle Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events in North Seattle

Overview: NSCC was formed from merging the Lake City and Northgate Chambers in 2013. Together, the two organizations have over 70 years of supporting the north-end business community.

 

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Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is an association of builders, designers, homeowners, tradespeople, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in ecologically sustainable building.

 

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Northwest Economic Council - Whatcom County

 

Networking events primarily in Bellingham

Overview: NWEC is a regional economic development organization supported financially by key businesses operating in Whatcom County. Organized events provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Northwest Energy Efficiency Council (NEEC)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: NEEC is a trade group representing the interests of companies in the business of energy efficiency. NEEC offers various ways for members to network with each other.

 

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Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

Overview: NEBC is a membership and advocacy group comprised primarily of companies with a strategic interest in environmental policies and issues that relate to industry. Events are open also to non-members.

 

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Northwest Insurance Council

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: The NW Insurance Council members are insurance companies who underwrite business in Washington state. Member companies can benefit by participating in networking events throughout the year.

 

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Northwest Internet Advertising Group

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: NWIAG is a free membership group that creates social and educational events where internet advertising professionals in Seattle can network with peers, share contacts and exchange ideas.

 

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Northwest Minority Supplier Development Council

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: MSDC is a coalition of business and government organizations promoting minority suppliers. Members and sponsors enjoy high level networking.

 

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Norwegian American Chamber of Commerce (NACC) Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: NACC is a membership organization comprised of businesses and individuals interested in promoting trade and good relations between the US and Norway. Regular events provide networking opportunities.

 

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NSA - Northwest Chapter

 

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: NSA Northwest is the regional chapter of the National Speakers Association. The group meets regularly and attracts a diverse group of authors, speakers and communications professionals.

 

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OneRedmond (formerly Redmond Chamber of Commerce)

 

Networking events primarily in Redmond / Eastside

Overview: OneRedmond provides a meeting point for the local business owners and government. Frequent events and volunteer opportunities provide excellent networking potential.

 

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Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association

 

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

Overview: Yes, this group is still alive in an Amazon world.-) If you have an interest in selling books, then check them out.

 

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Pacific Northwest Newspaper Association (PNNA)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: PNNA is a trade organization comprised of PNW newspapers. Members and sponsors enjoy high level networking.

 

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Pacific Whale Watch Association

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: PWWA is a coalition of 32 progressive whale watching operators in the Pacific Northwest who collaborate to support whale research and conservation.

 

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Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest

 

Networking events Primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest facilitates cooperation and exchange between Polish and American businesses.

 

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ProDev Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ProDev (Professional + Development... get it?) is an educational event series, created by Young Professionals of Seattle, featuring conversations with business leaders and mentors.

 

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Professional Convention Management Association - PNW Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Bellevue

Overview: PCMA is a membership group for meeting and event professionals.

 

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Propeller Club - Port of Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Propeller Club of Seattle is social, civic and charitable membership organization of people with an in interest in maritime commerce in the Puget Sound region.

 

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Public Relations Society of America - Puget Sound Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Seattle chapter of the PRSA is one of the largest in the country. Local professionals in the communications & PR business meet here to connect with each other.

 

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Puget Sound Automobile Dealers Association (PSADA)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle and Puget Sound region

Overview: PSADA is a trade group for owners of automobile dealerships in the Puget Sound region.

 

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Puget Sound Radio Broadcasters Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: PSRBA is a business association of local radio broadcasters. Members benefits are varied and include opportunities for networking with other station owners and representatives.

 

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Puget Sound Regional Council

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

Overview: PSRC is comprised of elected representatives from around the Puget Sound region. PSRC drives regional policy and decides fund allocation for major regional projects affecting economic development.

 

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REAPS - Real Estate Association of Puget Sound

 

Networking events throughout Greater Seattle area

Overview: REAPS provides networking for real estate investors, those who want to be investors and anyone who provides valuable goods or services to members.

 

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Rental Housing Association of Puget Sound

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: RHA is a membership and advocacy organization for people and companies with a local/regional interest in the housing rental business.

 

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Rotary Club of Seattle

 

Networking events in cities throughout Washington

Overview: Members of Rotary are business leaders committed to humanitarian service, high ethical standards and world peace. There are dozens of active Rotary clubs in Seattle and the surrounding area.

 

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Seattle Business School Alliance (SBSA)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The SBSA is made up of Seattle-based MBA alumni club leaders who make some of their programming available to alumni from affiliated schools and work together to plan joint events.

 

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Seattle Chinatown International District

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance (SCSA)

 

Networking events In Seattle

Overview: SCSA is a membership group working to unify, support and promote the coworking and collaborative space movement in Seattle. Regular networking events take place at various cowork spaces around town.

 

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Seattle Economics Council

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The Seattle Economics Council (SEC) was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for business and economic issues and a network for local economists and those interested in business economics.

 

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Seattle Executives Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Seattle Executives Association is a business networking and leads sharing organization with regular local events for members.

 

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Seattle Hotel Concierge Association (S.H.C.A.)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This is where Seattle's concierges gather to share information about what's happening in Seattle and to network.

 

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Seattle Jaycees

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Seattle Jaycees is a members-only civic group that provides valuable relationship-building, professional development and personal growth opportunities men and women ages 21 to 40.

 

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Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SMCC is a membership and advocacy organization for companies with a business interest in Seattle. Frequent organized events provide great networking and learning opportunities.

 

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Seattle Mortgage Bankers Association (SMBA)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SMBA is a membership organization for mortgage banks doing business in Seattle. Monthly meetings provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Seattle Public Library

 

Networking events in locations across Seattle

Overview: Seattle Public Library calendar is full of free and affordable learning, networking and community events for residents, families and local business owners.

 

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance

 

Networking events in Seattle

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Seattle SCORE

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SCORE, comprised of experienced (often retired) business people, entrepreneurs and professionals, provides workshops, seminars and consulting to local small business owners and entrepeneurs.

 

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Seattle Search Network

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: SSN organizes monthly networking and learning events for local search and Internet marketing professionals.

 

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Seattle Security Traders Assocation

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This is where local securities traders meet to network with each other in Seattle.

 

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Seattle University's Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SUIEC works to nourish the entrepreneurial spirit and connects SU students with the business community, providing networking opportunities for students and businesses leaders alike.

 

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Service Academy Business Network

 

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

Overview: The Service Academy Business Network facilitates military-to-civilian transitions and fosters camaraderie among service academy graduates in the Pacific Northwest with regular networking events.

 

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SMLunch: Social Media Lunch Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SMLunch Seattle is a group of local Social Media (SM) professionals who meet over lunch a few times each year in order to network, build new relationships and support each other.

 

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Society of Professional Journalists - Western Washington Pro Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Since 1947, the local chapter of SPJ has been open to anyone who considers himself or herself a journalist. Chapter members come from online, TV, radio and print media.

 

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SODO Business Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: SODO BA is a membership group promoting the business interests of local companies and merchants operating in this part of Seattle.

 

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Solar Washington

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Overview: Solar Washington is the state chapter of the American Solar Energy Society. Members include companies and individuals with an interest in solar energy.

 

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Soroptimist International - Northwestern Region

 

Networking events in chapters throughout the Puget Sound region and Washington

Overview: Soroptimist International is a members-only volunteer service organization comprised primarily of women in business, management and the professions. Over 4,000 strong in the Pacific Northwest region.

 

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Stanford Business School Alumni Association - Puget Sound Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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TacomaAngel Network

 

Networking events primarily in Tacoma

Overview: TAN is a group of entrepreneurs, retired executives and business leaders (accredited investors) from the South Sound who provide capital, advice and mentoring to fast-growing, local companies.

 

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Tax Executives Institute - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: TEI members are senior, in-house accountants, lawyers and corporate executives responsible for tax affairs. Monthly meetings provide a venue for networking, information exchange and collaboration.

 

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TechBA Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: TechBA, a program by the U.S.-Mexico Foundation for Science and funded by the Mexican Ministry of Economy connects Mexican technology businesses with potential partners in Washington state.

 

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TechNet Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This is a high level membership group for technology executives with an interest in driving public policy.

 

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The Eastside Business Association (EBA)

 

Networking events all over the Eastside

Overview: EBA organizes regular educational and networking events for local professionals and small business people. Most events are open to non-members as a way to learn more about the group.

 

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The Executive Network of Seattle (TENS)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: TENS is a community of local business leaders who support each other and learn about business and socio-economic trends through monthly meetings intended to help build lasting connections.

 

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The Forty

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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The Greater Seattle Business Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: GSBA works to combine business development, leadership and social action to expand economic opportunities for the LGBT Community and those who support equality for all.

 

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Thurston County Economic Development Council

 

Networking events primarily in Olympia

Overview: TCEDC is a coalition of government and business organizations working to attract and retain investment and employment in Thurston County. Regular events provide business networking opportunities.

 

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Townsquared Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: Townsquared offers small Seattle businesses and merchants a platform like NextDoor.com combined with local networking events and meet & greets.

 

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U.S. Export Assistance Center of Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: This government organization supports exporters in Washington State through various events, publications and services.

 

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Urban Land Institute Northwest

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: ULI is a global organization providing leadership in sustainable land use. The group's events attract a who's who from the local real estate community.

 

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US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce - Northwest Chapter

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

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UW Business School Dean's Club

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: UW Business School supporters who give at least $1,000 annually are invited to join the Dean's Club, which provides exclusive networking opportunities with local business leaders as a senior level.

 

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UW Foster School of Business Consulting and Business Development Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: BEDC is a business and development organization run by the UW Foster School of Business, supporting alumni, local businesses and diverse communities.

 

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UW Global Business Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: International business people and professionals in the region can participate in the UW GBC by joining the group's advisory board or by speaking on campus to a group of future business leaders.

 

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UW Undergraduate Women in Business

 

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

Overview: This membership organization connects the next generation of women business leaders with supporters from the local business community and each other.

 

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Visit Seattle (formerly Seattle's Convention & Visitors Bureau)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Visit Seattle offers member companies from the hospitality and tourism sectors a wide range of marketing services, educational events and opportunities for collaboration.

 

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Vistage International

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: Vistage bills itself as a peer advisory group for CEOs of companies with at least $1M annual sales, much in the same light as EO (Entrepreneurs' Organization).

 

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WA Rental Owners Association

 

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington

Overview: WAA is a trade group representing the interests of apartment rental owners throughout Washington state.

 

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Washington Bankers Association (WBA)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WBA is an advocacy and trade organization open to financial institutions and related businesses with an interest in Washington state. Regular events provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Business Alliance

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: The WBA is a membership based organization bringing together forward-thinking business leaders. The group provides vision for decision-makers to solve the state's most critical issues.

 

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Washington Business Week

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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Washington CASH

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Washington CASH is a nonprofit providing low-income women, people with disabilities, and other underserved individuals access to micro-loans and business development training.

 

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Washington Clean Technology Alliance

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Members of WCTA are companies and organizations with an economic interest in making Washington a leader in clean technologies. Regular events provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Council on International Trade (WCIT)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WCIT advocates for international trade to the citizens and leaders of the state. Regular events provide the group's members with valuable networking opportunities and access to decision-makers.

 

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Washington DECA

 

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

Overview: WA DECA creates partnerships between business and education by giving high school students to gain real world marketing experience. Members and supporters enjoy regular networking opportunities.

 

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Washington LeTip

 

Networking events in Seattle and in chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: LeTip is a business referral network. Members meet once a week to share leads with each other.

 

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Washington Policy Center

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WPC is a think tank committed to promoting free-market policies through research and education. Contributors receive the group's publications and invitations to events.

 

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Washington Research Council (WRC)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WRC bills itself as the premier business-supported research organization in Washington. Membership can provide high level networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Roundtable

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: Membership in the WR is reserved to nominated heads of companies with significant operations and interests in Washington state. Members meet to network and collaborate on key public policy issues.

 

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Washington Self-Insurers Association (WSIA)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: WSIA is an advocacy group representing the interests of self-insured employers on workers' compensation issues. High level networking opportunities are available to member company representatives.

 

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Washington Small Business Development Centers

 

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

Overview: In partnership with WSU and SBA, WSBDC provides free business advisory and training services to business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Washington state.

 

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Washington State Business and Professional Women

 

Networking events in chapters throughout the Puget Sound region and Washington state

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Washington State Department of Commerce

 

Networking events in Olympia and throughout Washington

Overview: This is the state agency overseeing commerce and working to make Washington state an attractive place for business.

 

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Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA)

 

Networking events primarily in Greater Seattle

Overview: WSMA is a state wide network of agencies and organizations serving micro enterprises. Members enjoy networking opportunities with colleagues across the state.

 

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Washington State Recycling Association

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

Overview: WSRA works to foster the expansion, diversity and economic vitality of recycling as part of sustainable resource management. Membership provides access to regular networking opportunities.

 

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Washington Technology Industry Association

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WTIA is Washington state's technology asssociation with over 1,000 member companies whose managers participate in WTIA's many networking events, dinners and Special Interest Groups.

 

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Western Washington University Business Forums

 

Networking events in Seattle and Bellingham

Overview: The WWU Foundation presents annual Business Forums in Seattle and Bellingham, attracting local business, education and government leaders to network.

 

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Women Business Owners

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WBO's mission is to help local women-owned businesses succeed. WBO's monthly meetings give you the opportunity to make one-to-one connections that lead to referrals, solutions, fresh ideas and friendships.

 

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Women Presidents' Organization (WPO)

 

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest

Overview: WPO is a membership group for women CEOs and Presidents of companies with at least $2M in annual revenues ($1M for service companies).

 

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Women's Business Exchange (WBE)

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: WBE members share a commitment to and passion for community and business development. Events are designed to impart the necessary knowledge and connections to develop community and corporate leaders.

 

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Woodinville Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events primarily in Woodinville / Eastside

Overview: WCC is a membership organization for companies with an interest in Woddinville for their business. Organized events provide regular networking and learning opportunities.

 

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World Trade Club of Seattle

 

Networking events primarily in Seattle

Overview: For over 50 years, the World Trade Club of Seattle has provided a forum for local business people and professionals with an interest in international trade to meet, learn and support each other.

 

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Young Presidents' Organization (YPO)

 

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

Overview: YPO is a membership group for presidents (under age of 50) of companies with $1M+ to help them succeed by providing a venue and forum where they can learn from each other and support each other.

 

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Young Professionals Network - Seattle

 

Networking events in Seattle

Overview: YPN is a program of the Seattle Chamber for young business professionals who organize social, professional and civic networking events around town.

 

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