Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017
Time: 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Member Price: $150.00
Non-Member Price: $150.00
Address: 2100 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA
Location: Seattle Marriott Waterfront
Phone: 206-363-9188
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Please contact the GSBA office at (206) 363-9188 to purchase your tickets.


Host a VIP Table for 10 | $2000
(includes premium placement and attendance at the Honoree Reception with Keynote Speaker Jonathan Capehart)

Host a Table for 10
 | $1500

VIP Tickets
 | $200
(includes attendance at the Honoree Reception with Keynote Speaker Jonathan Capehart)

Dinner Tickets | $150

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.

Never has the 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.

CAPEHART_145x135Mr. 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.
Hosted by emcee Gary Tucker, Pacific Northwest Ballet.


Business of the Year | ZippyDogs, Elise Lindborg and Kelli Henderson, Co-Owners
Business Leader of the Year | Ann Paris, Paris Insurance Services
Corporate Leader of the Year | John Zmolek, Verity Credit Union, President/CEO
Community Leaders of the Year | David Breland MD MPH, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine, Medical director Seattle Children's Gender Clinic Seattle Children's Hospital and Aidan Key, Gender Diversity
New Business of the Year | 701 Coffee, Sara Mae Brereton and Rachel Brereton, Co-Owners
Non Profit of the Year | YouthCare, Melinda Giovengo, PhD, CEO & President
Special Recognition - Voice for Economic Justice | Dow Constantine, King County Executive


4:00 - 5:30pm |
Honoree Reception
(VIP Ticket or VIP Table assignment required)
5:30pm - 6:30pm |
Registration and Champagne Reception
6:30pm |
Dinner and Program begins


Grilled Sirloin
- or -
Pan Roasted Salmon
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Ratatouille Stuffed Portobello (vegetarian)


Seattle Marriott Waterfront valet parking ($24+ tax), local garages, and street parking.


Title Sponsor
| Wells Fargo
Presenting Sponsor | Vulcan Inc.
Event Sponsors | Carter Subaru, Nyhus Communications, RBC Wealth Management, Seattle Goodwill, UW Medicine
Award Sponsors | BECU, Pride Foundation
2017 Official Wine Partner | Precept Wine
Supporting Sponsors
| Girlie Press, Sal Floral Design
Media Sponsors | Pacific Publishing, Seattle Gay News

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