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Seattle Professional Associations
The groups and organizations below have been screened by us and found to offer worthwhile opportunities for professional, civic and social networking, career advancement, community service, volunteering, learning and corporate sponsorship.

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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Les Dames d'Escoffier International - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Les Dames d'Escoffier is a community leadership group of women working in food, beverage and hospitality. While membership in Les Dames is by invitation only, their outreach touches and inspires many.

 

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Product Management Community

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Eastside

PMCNW works to advance the knowledge, quality, and opportunities for Product Managers living in the Pacific Northwest.

 

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Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) - PNW Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

ACMP is a professional networking organizations for professionals specialized in change management.

 

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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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Academy of Hazardous Materials Managers - PNW Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Modern life would not be possible without generating hazardous waste. AHMM helps ensure that professionals responsible for managing this waste are well trained and maintain a high level of ethics.

 

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Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

AFWA Seattle supports career growth and promotes the development of members as leaders in their professions and communities. Membership is reserved for women in accounting and finance.

 

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AIGA Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

AIGA is the central meeting point for over 700 Design Professionals in Seattle. Monthly Schmoozes include respected guests from leading companies and lots of time for networking.

 

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American Academy of Pediatrics - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place in Olympia and throughout Washington State

 

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American Association of Neuroscience Nurses - NW Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Choral Directors Association - Washington Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WA-ACDA members are choral directors in the state of Washington. Regular events provide excellent networking and learning opportunities.

 

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American College of Sports Medicine - Northwest Region

Networking events take place in various cities throughout the PNW

This is the Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

 

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American Counseling Association - Western Region

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

 

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American Immigration Lawyer's Association - Washington Chapter

Networking events take place in Olympia and throughout Washington State

 

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American Industrial Hygiene Association - Pacific Northwest Section

Networking events take place in Puget Sound region and throughout the PNW

AIHA-PNS brings together professionals working to ensure safe, healthy working environments in their companies.

 

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) - Pacific Northwest Section

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

AIAA works to advance the arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics and astronautics, and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Monthly meetings provide regular educational and networking opportunities.

 

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American Institute of Architects Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

AIA of Seattle members are design professionals who share and exchange information and ideas freely. Professionals from related fields can also join and network through the AIA's frequent seminars, lunches, social events and various Special Interest Group

 

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American Marketing Association - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

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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American Massage Therapy Association - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place troughout Puget Sound Region

 

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American Meteorological Society (AMS) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

This group of professionals probably know more about PNW weather than anyone. They have been meeting in Seattle regularly since 1935.

 

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American Payroll Association - Rainier Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

 

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American Planning Association - Washington Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association is an organization for people interested in land use, housing, transportation, environmental, economic and social planning. Seminars, lunches and educational events provide frequent networking op

 

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American Public Works Association - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

APWA is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

 

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American Society for Public Administration - Evergreen Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Society for Quality (ASQ) - Seattle Section

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle Section

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Society of Indexers (ASI) - Pacific Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Society of Industrial Security - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

 

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American Society of Landscape Architects

Networking events take place in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

 

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) - Western Washington Section

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) - Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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American Water Resources Association - Washington Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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APICS (Association for Operations Management) - Puget Sound

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Appraisal Institute - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Appraisal Institute counts a membership of over 20,000 real estate professionals internationally. In addition to networking with each other, AI offers members access to real estate appraisal education, professional certifications, trade publications and i

 

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Architects without Borders - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

AAJA's Seattle chapter holds professional networking events and promotes diversity in the media through scholarships and advocacy. Members work in leading print, broadcast and online media.

 

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Asian Bar Association of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

 

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Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) of Washington

Networking events take place in chapters throughout Washington State

 

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Association for Professionals in Infection Control - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association for Talent Development (formerly American Society for Training & Development) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Members of ATD of Puget Sound are professionals from the fields of training, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development and organizational development.

 

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Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) - Seattle Section

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association for Women Geoscientists - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Eastside

 

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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 Fundraising Professionals - Washington Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and the Eastside

The Washington Chapter of AFP provides professional fundraisers with training, career planning resources, conferences, research assistance and regular, local networking opportunities.

 

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Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association of Latino Professionals For America (ALPFA) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

PSALA is where the people who manage the lawyers and their businesses meet to learn, share and network. Regular meetings and lunches provide excellent relationship building opportunities.

 

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Association of Professional Genealogists - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Association of Public Safety Communications Officials - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

 

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Association of Record Managers & Administrators (ARMA) - Greater Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Association of Washington Community and Technical College Administrators

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Association of Washington Geographers

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

 

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Audio Engineering Society (AES) - Pacific Northwest Section

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

AES advances the science of audio engineering and its allied arts in both theoretical and practical application through regular meetings that encourage the exchange of ideas and high professional standards amongst members.

 

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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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Ballard Writers Collective

Networking events take place in Seattle

BWC is an association of accomplished writers and authors in Ballard who meet regularly to support and celebrate each others work.

 

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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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Cartoonists Northwest

Networking events take place primarily 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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CFA Society of Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The CFA Society of Seattle serves the needs of professionals in the investment decision-making business by providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among its 600+ members. Lunch and evening programs provide educational and networking op

 

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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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Concierge Guild of Seattle (CGS)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Construction Financial Management Association of Puget Sound

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals - Puget Sound Roundtable

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Customer Service and Support Professionals

Networking events take place primarily on the Eastside

The organization concentrates on real life operational issues faced on a daily basis in a call / contact center or help / service desk. Members share proven success strategies with each other.

 

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Data Management Association (DAMA) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

 

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Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Eastside Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

 

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Ellevate - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

Ellevate organizes regular networking events for professional women dedicated to the economic engagement of women worldwide.

 

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Employee Benefits Planning Association (EPBA) of the Pacific Northwest

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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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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Estate Planning Council of Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Estate Planning Council of Seattle is a membership group for experienced professionals in the field. The Council offers members important opportunities to represent their companies in the community and to build valuable professional relationships.

 

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Estate Planning Council of Tacoma

Networking events take place primarily in Tacoma

 

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Evergreen Chapter of Club Managers Association of America

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Have you ever wondered what happens when the General Managers of the region's most prestigious private clubs get together to network? This group knows.

 

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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) - Western WA

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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Financial Planning Association - Puget Sound

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Puget Sound is comprised of local financial planning professionals. Networking takes place at monthly lunches and several large annual events.

 

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FORKS Seattle (formerly Seattle Chefs Collaborative)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

This organization brings together leading local chefs dedicated to sustainable practices with local food producers and patrons dedicated to the same ideals.

 

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Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists' Society

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

GSDHS represents dental hygienists through professional networking events, volunteering, continuing education and programs that give back to the local Seattle community, such as Free Sealant Day.

 

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Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) - Washington & Alaska Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

 

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Here Seattle

Networking events take place in Seattle

Here Seattle is a racially and culturally diverse Meetup group celebrating local tech and creative professionals who want to network, support each other and learn from their differences.

 

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HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

The Washington State chapter of HIMSS is where local IT professionals in the healthcare sector meet to advance learning and facilitate the exchange of ideas amongst its members.

 

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Tacoma

Monthly networking dinners of HFTP provide accounting, finance and technology executives from the hospitality trade the opportunity to earn CPE credits and build valuable professional relationships.

 

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Housing Development Consortium

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

HDC is a professional association for people with an interest in the field of affordable housing development,

 

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HR Roundtable - The High Technology Human Resources Society

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The HR Roundtable is a group of HR practitioners employed with local high tech employers ranging in size from start-up to publicly traded such as Microsoft.

 

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ICF (International Coach Federation) - Washington Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

ICF is a networking and professional development organization for coaches. Regular events provide interesting relationship-building and learning opportunities.

 

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IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) - NW Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) - Seattle Section

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

 

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IGDA (International Game Developers Association) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

IGDA is where game developers in Seattle meet for professional networking.

 

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ILEA - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle

Are you a creative event professional looking to connect with like-minded peers and make a difference in the industry? ILEA Seattle is for you. Regular events provide great networking opportunities.

 

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Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of King County

Networking events take place in Seattle and Bellevue

 

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Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Redmond

 

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Institute of Management Accountants - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

 

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Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) - SW Washington & Oregon Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in SW Washington

IMC works to elevate the caliber and discipline of consulting as a profession. Regular meetings attract top level speakers, and provide regular learning and networking opportunities.

 

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Institute of Supply Management - Western Washington

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

 

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International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) - PNW Region

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 Association of Workforce Professionals (IAWP) - WA Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and around WA State

IAWP is a networking and professional association for individuals interested in Workforce Development with sub-chapters throughout Washington State.

 

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International Facility Management Association - Seatle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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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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International Interior Design Association (IIDA) - NW Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

 

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International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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ISACA - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

ISACA promotes learning and networking for auditing and management consulting professionals in the field of information systems audit and control. ISACA Puget Sound is one of over 170 chapters globally.

 

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ISES (International Special Events Society) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

The Mission of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.

 

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IxDA Seattle

Networking events take place in Seattle

IxDA Seattle is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association, a network dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design.

 

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KAHPA (Korean American Health Professional Association)

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

 

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King County Bar Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

KCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Washington with approximately 6,000 members from the legal profession. Member committees and continuing education classes bring together attorneys with similar goals and interests. Firms that meet special r

 

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King County Collaborative Law

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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King County Nurses Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The KCNA is a professional organization of registered nurses, promoting healthy communities since 1903 through education, advocacy, and outreach. Organized events, committees and seminars provide members with regular opportunities to network and build las

 

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Lake Washington Human Resource Association

Networking events take place in Bellevue and Seattle

LWHRA is a "Super-Mega Chapter" of the Society for Human Resource Management. The group provides educational, informational and networking opportunities to HR professionals in the Puget Sound region.

 

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Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

 

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Law Librarians of Puget Sound

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Legal Marketing Association - PNW Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Licensing Executives Society - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

LES Seattle provides networking opportunities for business, legal and scientific professionals engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property.

 

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Loren Miller Bar Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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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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Microsoft Alumni Network (MSA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

 

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MPI Meeting Professionals International - Washington State Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

The Washington State Chapter of MPI counts a membership of over 300 meeting professionals. The group's regular lunches and other events promote the development of business relationships and are also open to non-members.

 

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NACM / Credit & Financial Development Division - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Seattle Chapter of NACM-CFDD is a membership group for finance professionals with a specific interest in credit management. Monthly dinners in Seattle provide members and non-members alike the opportunity to network and learn from guest speakers.

 

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National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences (NATAS) - Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Along with the annual regional EMMY Awards, the Nortwest Chapter of NATAS provides local television professionals with regular seminars, social programs and networking opportunities.

 

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National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and Eastside

NAAAP Seattle is a membership group for professionals who are interested in professional development, community service and networking with the Seattle community of Asian American professionals.

 

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National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) - Great Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle

NACE is the oldest and largest professional association for the catering and events industry. The Seattle chapter hosts regular networking events for members, sponsors and guests.

 

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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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National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA) - Washington State

Networking events take place in chapters throughout Washington State

 

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National Association of Legal Secretaries (NALS) of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

 

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National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW)

Networking events take place in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

NAPMW serves mortgage professionals and employers with a commitment to excellence. The group offers regular education and networking opportunities at monthly dinner meetings and at other special events throughout the year.

 

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National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

 

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National Property Management Association (NPMA) - Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Tukwila

NPMA helps members stay informed on the most advanced techniques for ethical and cost-effective management of personal property (not real estate) in the public and private sectors. Monthly lunches provide regular opportunities for networking with other p

 

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National Science Communication Institute (nSCI)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

nSCI works to accelerate scientific discovery and time-to-market by promoting more open, effective approaches to research scientists' communications with key audiences, stakeholders and each other.

 

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Net Impact Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Net Impact Seattle Chapter is a network of local professionals interested in advancing corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

 

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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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Network of Executive Women in Hospitality - Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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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 Association for Financial Professionals (NWAFP)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals (NWAEP)

Networking events take place throughout Washington

 

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Northwest Compensation Forum

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Northwest Development Officers Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

NDOA is a network of nonprofit fundraisers that offers high quality, relevant and innovative training experiences, and provides opportunities to build connections among members and organizations.

 

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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 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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Northwest Geological Society (NWGS)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Northwest Independent Editors Guild

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

 

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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 MRA

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

 

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Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA)

Networking events take place throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

 

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Northwest Recruiters Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The Northwest Recruiters Association serves around 200 members in the recruiting profession by providing a forum for education, networking and information dissemination in a non-competitive environment. Regular events are open also to non-members.

 

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Northwest Society of Interior Designers - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

NOTIS NW is where translators and interpreters meet in Seattle.

 

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Nortwest Film Forum

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

NWFF's mission is to discover and champion the work of visionary filmmakers and to engage the general public and artists alike in deeper exploration of the art of film.

 

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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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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

PNAA promotes the aerospace industry and a business climate conducive to its success in Washington State and the PNW. Individuals and companies in the aviation industry can join to take advantage of regular networking and learning opportunities.

 

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Pacific Northwest Chapter CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Pacific Northwest Historians Guild

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

Membership in the PNW Historians Guild is open to anyone with a professional or personal interest in the study and preservation of Pacific Northwest history. Members get to know other history enthusiasts through the Guild's program meetings, annual confer

 

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Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network (PNODN)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

PNODN is a group for organizational development professionals dedicated to facilitating positive change in organizations. Monthly programs assist consultants in their professional growth and provide networking opportunities with other professionals in OD

 

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Pacific Northwest Relocation Council

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

PNWRC supports professionals from all sectors of the relocation industry with networking and educational opportunities designed to help them succeed. Members received timely information on trend in the relocation field and meet regularly to share ideas an

 

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Pacific Northwest Writers Association

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

PNWA provides writers with regular opportunities to meet and connect with other writers, editors and publishers.

 

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PIA (Professional Insurance Agents) Western Alliance

Networking events take place throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

 

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PMI (Project Management Institute) Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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PNW Association of Investigators

Networking events take place in Seattle and Tacoma

 

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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 ASHRAE

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Puget Sound Business Travel Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

PSBTA members include local business leaders responsible for supplying and purchasing travel related services worth over $1 billion annually. Events provide excellent networking and learning.

 

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Puget Sound Career Development Association

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

Members of the Puget Sound Career Development Association are career development professionals addressing issues in job search and career transition. The group organizes regular educational and networking events open also to non-members.

 

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Puget Sound Construction Specifications Institute

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Puget Sound Engineering Council

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Puget Sound Grantwriters Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

The PSGA promotes responsible, effective grantseeking and fosters connections among grantseekers, nonprofits and funders. Members are involved or interested in raising money for non-profit organizations through grants. Many events are open also to non-mem

 

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Puget Sound Research Forum

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

PSRF members are academic and corporate research professionals with emphasis on social, economic, marketing and organizational research. The group organizes regular networking events and monthly luncheon meetings, which are open also to non-members.

 

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Puget Sound Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI)

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

The Puget Sound SIGCHI is part of ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) and serves the region's interface design, usability, and human factors research communities.

 

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Respiratory Care Society of Washington

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Risk Management Association (RMA) - Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk. Monthly dinners provide regular networking opportunities.

 

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Seattle Area Archivists

Networking events take place primarily 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 Counselors Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SCA enables counselors to share information about counseling techniques and developments. SCA invites exchange among diverse individuals and disciplines, embraces creative tension, supports the self-reflection that underlies ethical practice, and welcomes

 

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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 Graphic Artists Guild

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Seattle Graphic Artist Guild members are local artists, designers, illustrators, art reps, 3D animators, videographers and visual design educators who meet monthly at networking lunches.

 

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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 Management Association

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SMA is a professional development and networking organization for government managers. It promotes excellence in management and serves as a champion for integrity in public sector leadership.

 

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Seattle Metals Guild (SMG)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SPAN is a philanthropically oriented network of financial advisors, insurance advisors, wealth managers, attorneys, CPAs and other professionals who advise clients with charitable intent.

 

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Seattle Print Arts

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SPA is an association of artists, arts professionals and collectors with an avid interest in the expanding field of print arts and an appreciation of the print media.

 

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Seattle Professional Photographers Association SPPA

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Seattle Restaurant Alliance

Networking events take place in Seattle

 

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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 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Seattle SHRM has nearly 400 members from the human resource management and related professions at all levels. Special Interest Groups and events provide networking opportunities for members.

 

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Seattle-King County Dental Foundation

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SKCDF provides a forum for local dentists who share an interest in eliminating dental infection and pain for people in King County who cannot otherwise afford dental care.

 

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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 for Ecological Restoration - Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

SER is a dynamic professional society dedicated to the art and science of restoration. Members of SERNW actively protect and restore ecosystems throughout the Cascadia bioregion.

 

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Society for Information Management (SIM) - Seattle Area Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and Bellevue

Seattle SIM is a professional society for local IT leaders to network, learn and give back to the community. Monthly events are open to people interested in becoming members or sponsors.

 

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Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SMPS members are marketing professionals employed by architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, legal, accounting, and specialty consulting firms. Networking takes place during educational events, including monthly luncheons and r

 

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Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) - The Seattle Post

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Society of Broadcast Engineers - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators - Western Washington

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

Members of this organization are children's writers and artists. The group provides networking opportunities and a speakers bureau.

 

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) - Northwest Region

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Networking events take place in Seattle and cities throughout the PNW

 

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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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South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABA)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Special Libraries Association (SLA) - Pacific Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Structural Engineers Association of Washington

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

SEAW has over 850 individual members in the design and construction professions. Check their website for more details.

 

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Taiwanese American Professionals in Seattle (TAPS)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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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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TDWI - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

TDWI NW is for Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse professionals who want to share best practices and career advice, to network, and to hear from leaders about issues facing the industry.

 

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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 FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group) - Greater Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Bellevue

 

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Transportation Club of Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Transportation Club of Tacoma

Networking events take place primarily in Tacoma

 

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Turnaround Management Association - Northwest Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

TMA - NW Chapter has almost 200 members from the fields of law, accounting, banking, academics and turnaround management. Regular educational programs and networking events provide members the opportunity to develop valuable professional relationships.

 

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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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Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington - VABAW

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WAMFT is a networking and professional organization for family therapists, counselors, teachers and students in Washington state.

 

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Washington Association of Accountants

Networking events take place in chapters throughout the Puget Sound Region

 

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Washington Association of Maintenance and Operations Administrators (WAMOA)

Networking events take place throughout Washington

 

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Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals

Networking events take place in chapters throughout the Puget Sound Region

 

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Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WANP is a volunteer professional association promoting naturopathy in the state of Washington and providing its member physicians with local opportunities to collaborate and network with each other.

 

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Washington Association of School Administrators

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

 

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Washington Chamber of Commerce Executives (WCCE)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington state

 

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Washington Festivals and Events Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WFEA promotes the common business interests of the festivals and events industry in Washington State. Regular events provide professional networking and educational opportunities.

 

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Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (WHCRMS)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WLA supports the arts in Washington by creating alliances and making legal resources accessible to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines.

 

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Washington Library Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Washington Municipal Clerks Association

Networking events take place in chapters throughout Washington State

 

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Washington Municipal Treasurers Association

Networking events take place in Olympia and throughout Washington State

 

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Washington Planned Giving Council (WPGC)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Washington Society of Association Executives

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle and Bellevue

WSAE bills itself as the place to be for association professionals and people in related fields or professions. The group promotes events and programs to advance its members' careers. Networking takes place in committees and regular events, many open also

 

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Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

Networking events take place throughout Washington

 

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Washington State Association for Justice (WSAJ)

Networking events take place In Seattle, Olympia and throughout Washington

If you are a plaintiff's attorney or interested in the rights of plaintiffs in Washington state, then WSAJ provides excellent networking and learning opportunities.

 

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Washington State Association of Broadcasters

Networking events take place in Seattle and chapters 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 Chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WSIGAS has been using and promoting Graphoanalysis since it was founded in 1951. Graphoanalysis is the scientific study of the strokes in a person's handwriting.

 

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Washington State Chef's Association (WSCA)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHCEF)

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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Washington State Healthcare Human Resources Association (WSHHRA)

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

WSHHRA provides HR professionals from local healthcare employers to meet and advance their careers as well as the goals of their respective organizations through information exchange and networking.

 

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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 Nursery & Landscape Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington

 

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Washington State Nurses Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Washington State Paralegal Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

WSPA supports and promotes the paralegal profession in Washington State while also providing paralegals with a forum for networking, learning and career advancement.

 

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Washington State Pharmacy Association

Networking events take place in Olympia, Seattle and throughout Washington State

 

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Washington State Psychological Association

Networking events take place in Seattle and Chapters throughout Washington

 

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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 State School Directors Association (WSSDA)

Networking events take place throughout Puget Sound region

 

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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 Pension and Benefits Conference - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

 

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WIB (Women in Bio) - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WIB is an organization of professionals dedicated to promoting careers, leadership and entrepreneurship of women in the life sciences in and around Seattle.

 

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Women in Film Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WIF/Seattle provides a forum for local women in film and television to meet, exchange ideas and support each other with regular educational and networking events open also to non-members.

 

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Women in Localization - PNW Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

This local WiL chapter hosts regular meetings to provide networking and professional support opportunities for women in localization.

 

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Women in Wireless - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

WiW is a group of professional women committed to advancing the leadership role of women in mobile telecommunications and digital media.

 

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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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WTS (Women in Transportation) Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events take place in Seattle and the Eastside

 

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Young Professionals of Seattle

Networking events take place primarily in Seattle

YPOS is an active group of local young professionals. YPOS organizes regular events for young professionals to meet each other, expand their networks, advance their careers and build community.

 

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Young Travel Professionals - Seattle Chapter

Networking events take place in and around Seattle

YTP Seattle meets monthly to bring together young professionals from the travel, tourism and service sectors for networking and mentoring. YTP is helping develop the next generation of travel leaders.

 

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