The GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards
honor businesses and business leaders who are successful, exemplify the highest standards of their profession, promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, demonstrate leadership and invest time and resources into their community.
This year's theme of Building Bridges
been more relevant. If we are to flourish as a community, we must value our local and independent businesses, support our nonprofits that must stretch to meet the needs of those who may no longer get government support, provide safety for our most vulnerable and come together to recognize, value and celebrate the strength we have when we all work together.
The evening features Keynote Speaker Jonathan Capehart
Mr. Capehart is a member of The Washington Post editorial board and writes about politics and social issues for the PostPartisan blog. He is also an MSNBC contributor, appearing regularly on "Hardball" and other dayside programs. Prior to joining The Post in 2007, Capehart was the deputy editor of New York Daily News’s editorial page from 2002 to 2005. He worked as a policy adviser to Michael Bloomberg in his successful campaign for mayor of New York City, he was a national affairs columnist for Bloomberg News from 2000 to 2001, and he was a member of the Daily News editorial board from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Capehart and the Daily News editorial board won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Writing for their series on the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Welcome and Special Remarks by Governor Jay Inslee
and Mayor Ed Murray
Learn more about the event, meet the 2016 honorees, and register here.
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