The glamor will make you gasp.
Tonight, the stars of Seattle’s business community (LGBTQ friendly edition) will gather at the Marriott Seattle Waterfront for the 34th annual GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner honoring local movers & shakers. The event is sold out, so if you didn’t grab your tickets already it sucks to be you, but we can still recognize and honor the fine folks who won. Unless you have problems with one recipient’s questionable history of labor practices and their weird on again/off again relationship with the Pride Flag.
(cough <The Space Needle> cough)
From the fabulous press release:
Celebrate some of our community’s most inspiring leaders and organizations at our annual awards banquet. Governor Jay Inslee will open the evening and Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will be the keynote speaker on the night’s theme “Walking the Talk for Equality.”
The 2014 recipients include:
New Business of the Year – Urban Animal
Nonprofit of the Year – Ingersoll Gender Center
Business of the Year – Holland America Line
Business Leader of the Year – Linda Derschang (Derschang Group)
Corporate Leader of the Year – Space Needle
Community Leader of the Year – Rev. David Strong (AIDS Housing Association of Tacoma)
Special Recognition – Voice for Social Justice – Q Center at the University of Washington
Presenting sponsor: Vulcan Inc.
Dinner Sponsors: Seattle Goodwill, Wells Fargo, Safeco Insurance, RBC Wealth Management
Awards Sponsors: BECU and Pride Foundation- LGBTQ Community Foundation