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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 take place primarily in Seattle

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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AWC Seattle - Women in Communications

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

AWC Seattle helps women in communications to build and to sustain their careers through networking, mentorship and ongoing professional learning. Join them at an upcoming event!

 

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Business Transition Advisors

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

BTA is a membership-based networking group for professionals who assist business owners in buying, growing and selling their companies.

 

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CAMPS (Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound)

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound

CAMPS is a network of local manufacturers and supply chain partners with a common interest in driving innovation, sharing knowledge and making strategic connections.

 

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Economic Alliance Snohomish County

 

Networking events take place primarily in Everett

EASC 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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Greater Seattle Business Association (GSBA)

 

Networking events take place in and around Seattle

GSBA, the Puget Sound's LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, hosts regular LGBTQ+ networking events throughout the region and free business empowerment workshops open to all.

 

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Impact Washington (formerly WA Manufacturing Services)

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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

 

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Northwest Family Business Advisors

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Eastside

NWFBA provides learning and networking opportunities for local professionals who advise family businesses. Membership includes attorneys, bankers, HR professionals, investment advisors, etc.

 

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Seattle Good Business Network

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

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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Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Trade Development Alliance (TDA) of Greater Seattle

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Women's Business Exchange (WBE)

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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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AAF Seattle (formerly Ad Club of Seattle)

 

Networking events take place in Seattle

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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Affordable Housing Management Association (AHMA) of Washington

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle

 

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American Association of Individual Investors (AAII) - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events take place on Mercer Island and throughout the Greater Seattle area

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

 

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Association of Corporate Counsel - Washington State Chapter

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

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 take place primarily on Bainbridge Island

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Bellevue

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 take place primarily in Bellevue

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 take place primarily in Bellevue

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and local chapters throughout Washington State

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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British American Business Connections - Pacific Northwest

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Eastside

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in West Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

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 take place in chapters throughout Washington State

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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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Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events take place in Seattle

 

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Cascadia Region Green Building Council

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout the Pacific Northwest

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Discover Burien

 

Networking events take place in Burien

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 take place in Issaquah

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 Development Association of Skagit County (EDASC)

 

Networking events take place primarily in Mt. Vernon

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Bellevue

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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

 

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eWomenNetwork (Puget Sound Chapters)

 

Networking events take place throughout Puget Sound region and WA

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 take place in and around Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Federal Way

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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Fremont Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Kirkland / Eastside

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and Bellevue

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 take place primarily in Seattle and Eastside

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and the Eastside

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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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Innovate Washington

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

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 take place primarily in Everett (Paine Field)

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 take place in chapters throughout Washington State

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and Eastside

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 take place primarily in Issaquah

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 take place primarily in Seattle

This organization serves the local Japanese business community in Seattle.

 

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Junior Achievement (JA) of Washington

 

Networking events take place throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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 take place primarily in Kent

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 take place in Kirkland

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 take place primarily in Bremerton

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle

Membership based nonprofit serving the local maritime industry.

 

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Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties

 

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

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 take place in Seattle and across Washington State

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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 take place primarily in Seattle

Monthly mixer for local professionals and business people.

 

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NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) - WA State

 

Networking events take place primarily in Olympia

 

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NIRI - Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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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Northwest EcoBuilding Guild

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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 take place primarily in Bellingham

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and Eastside

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 take place primarily in Redmond / Eastside

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 take place primarily in Bellevue

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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 take place Primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle and Bellevue

PCMA is a membership group for meeting and event professionals.

 

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Propeller Club - Port of Seattle Chapter

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle and Puget Sound region

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

 

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Puget Sound Business Journal

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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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Puget Sound Radio Broadcasters Association

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

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 take place throughout Greater Seattle area

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in cities throughout Washington

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle

 

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Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda)

 

Networking events take place in Seattle

 

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Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance (SCSA)

 

Networking events take place In Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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

 

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Seattle Historic Waterfront Association

 

Networking events take place in Seattle

Formed in the 1970's SHWA is an association of Seattle Waterfront businesses working with local community and government organizations to keep the waterfront accessible, hospitable and vibrant.

 

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

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 Mortgage Bankers Association (SMBA)

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in locations across Seattle

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 take place in Seattle

 

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Seattle SCORE

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle

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

 

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Seattle Security Traders Assocation

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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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SMLunch: Social Media Lunch Seattle

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

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 take place in chapters throughout the Puget Sound region and Washington

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 take place primarily in Seattle

 

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TacomaAngel Network

 

Networking events take place primarily in Tacoma

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place all over the Eastside

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

 

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The Greater Seattle Business Association

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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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The Washington Aerospace Partnership

 

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

WAP 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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Thurston County Economic Development Council

 

Networking events take place primarily in Olympia

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 take place in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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

 

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Urban Land Institute Northwest

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

 

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UW Business School Dean's Club

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and Eastside

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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 take place in chapters throughout Washington

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

 

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Washington CASH

 

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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 take place in Seattle and in chapters throughout Washington State

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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 take place in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

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 take place in chapters throughout the Puget Sound region and Washington state

 

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Washington State Department of Commerce

 

Networking events take place in Olympia and throughout Washington

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 take place primarily in Greater Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and Bellingham

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest

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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Woodinville Chamber of Commerce

 

Networking events take place primarily in Woodinville / Eastside

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 take place primarily in Seattle

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 take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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 take place in Seattle

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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