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400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

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June 2017

Tourism Luncheon: The Economic Impact of Travel Restrictions

June 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

The 2017 Tourism Luncheon features Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Port Commissioner Courtney Gregoire. 11:00am | Expo and Registration 12:00pm | Lunch and Program begins Come early and enjoy meeting other tourism and hospitality members during the Expo prior to the luncheon. If you'd like to have a table at the showcase, please contact Amy Burdick, Business Development Manager. Presenting Sponsor | Holland America Line Event Sponsors | Airbnb, Alaska Airlines, Law Offices of Hills Clark Martin &…

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July 2017

Overcoming Adversity: A QTPOC Discussion

July 19, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

Overcoming Adversity: A QTPOC Discussion Date: July 19, 2017 Time: 2:00-3:00pm Location: GSBA Headquarters, 400 East Pine Street, Ste 322 Seattle 98122 Cost: FREE Presenter: Travis Daigle, http://TravisD.co Please join GSBA - Greater Seattle Business Association, NW Pride of Color, and Travis Daigle for an afternoon discussion on issues faced by the QTPOC community and how to transform adversity into empowerment. Description: "Recently, Charleena Lyles, a Black woman living in Seattle was shot and killed by police officers after she…

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November 2017

Shop Small on Small Business Saturday!

November 25, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

When small businesses succeed, we all do. So, each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, shoppers, business owners, and organizations come together to Shop Small and share the places they love with the people they love. Join the movement this Nov 25th by shopping small and sharing your favorite local places. Be sure to support our many GSBA members when you shop! To learn more, visit americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

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December 2017

GSBA Annual Meeting & Holiday Luncheon

December 13, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

An end-of-year gathering to celebrate successes, discuss issues we'll be addressing in the coming year, and announce the 37th Annual GSBA Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner award recipients. This year's guest speakers are Speaker Frank Chopp, Representative Nicole Macri, and Senator Jamie Pedersen. 11:00am | Arrival, registration, and Sponsors Showcase 12:00pm | Luncheon begins 12:15pm | Annual Meeting, GSBA Board Members presentation, announcement of the Business & Humanitarian Awards recipients 12:30pm | Conversation and Q&A with the 43rd District delegation…

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January 2018

Why Video Works: Business Literacy Series, GSBA

January 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

Why Video Works! breaks it down, gives stats on video advertising, identifies a tone and style that is 'you,' and is designed to help you move towards incorporating video in to your business communications and marketing. "For those who have never had a video representing their work or those with video who want to improve or boost their multimedia communications, this workshop is an honest conversation about the 'why' and other realities of multimedia marketing." -- Elliat Graney-Saucke Workshop is…

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August 2018

Cocktail Contest Week | Benefiting the GSBA Scholarship Fund

August 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - August 31, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

August 27 - 31, 2018 | Cocktail Contest Week, benefiting the GSBA Scholarship Fund. Will you help the GSBA Scholarship Fund? Your discerning taste is needed to select the signature SVEDKA cocktail for EQUALUX: TASTE of GSBA during this year's Cocktail Contest Week! HOW TO PARTICIPATE Visit some of your favorite GSBA member restaurants August 27 - 31, order their scholarship-themed cocktail, and rate the cocktail online. Each participating restaurant will donate a portion of the proceeds of their cocktails…

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October 2018

Workshop at GSBA HQ | Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

All GSBA Business Empowerment Workshops are FREE and open to the public. ----- Employers must respond to post-#MeToo initiatives in a practical and effective manner. Kellis Borek, Vice President of Labor & Employment Services and General Counsel for Archbright, is partnering with GSBA to provide a free, vital training for businesses of all sizes and stages to help you understand your responsibilities as an employer in the context of sexual harassment in the workplace. In this session, you will receive:…

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Workshop at GSBA HQ | Managing Credit for Your Business Success

October 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

What financing options are available to business owners, and how do you successfully apply? In this workshop, you can learn steps business owners take to build a stronger credit profile. We will discuss ways that may help a business owner be more successful when applying for financing, and we will take a look at the range of financing options that a business owner might consider to support their business. Key takeaways from this workshop 1. How to actively manage credit…

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November 2018

Workshop at GSBA HQ | Pitching Your Business

November 7, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States

What makes a perfect business pitch? In this workshop you can learn steps business owners take to effectively pitch their business to potential investors, media, customers, and partners. We will discuss tips to be more successful when sharing your vision for how your product or service benefits customers. Key takeaways from this workshop 1. Steps you can take to effectively pitch your business idea to potential investors, media, customers, and partners. 2. Tips to be more successful when sharing your…

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February 2019

Walla Walla Wine Tour: Informational Wine Down

February 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Join us for an exclusive peek into the amazing wines of Walla Walla Wine Country and learn what this year's Walla Walla Wine Weekend & Trade Mission is all about. GSBA is proud to partner with InquisiTours for this incredible springtime adventure across the state featuring Walla Walla's finest wine, cuisine, art, and music. During our informational session, Guy Glaeser of InquisiTours will join us to share some of the highlights of last year's trip as well as what 2019's…

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May 2019

Workshop: Understanding Seattle’s Labor Standards

May 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Bulletproof your business during this labor ordinance workshop led by GSBA Business Training Specialist & Grant Manager Eli Coffin. Learn how you can bring your workplace up to speed, take care of your employees, and protect your business from a possible audit. Eli will cover five essential areas business owners and managers should understand as they do business: required workplace posters, Seattle's minimum wage laws, required paid safe and sick leave, wage theft, and fair chance employment regulations. All GSBA…

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June 2019

Business Empowerment Workshop: Build a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

June 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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We know our members want to establish trans-inclusiveness within their businesses and workplaces, but often folks don't know where to begin. We're excited to join forces with Gender Diversity to offer this FREE Business Empowerment Workshop designed to help employers, managers, and all professionals alike implement personal and professional practices to include all genders. This workshop, led by Gender Diversity's Aidan Key, will take a Trans 101 approach and cover topics such as gender expansiveness in the 21st century, how…

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GSBA & Svedka Pride Cocktail Contest Tour

June 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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All aboard the Starline Luxury Coaches Equality Bus for the GSBA and SVEDKA Pride Cocktail Contest Tour! Kicking off at the GSBA Headquarters on Capitol Hill, we'll traverse across Seattle to taste five Pride-themed cocktails competing to be this year's signature cocktail at EQUALUX: Taste of GSBA this November. This year's participants include The Lumber Yard Bar, Palace Theatre & Art Bar, Queer Bar, Union Seattle, and OutWest Bar. Seats on the bus are limited, so be sure to register…

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August 2019

Business Empowerment Workshop: LGBT Business Enterprise

August 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Is your business 51% or more LGBTQ owned? If so, join this FREE workshop to learn about LGBTBE certification for your business, the history behind it and what it can do for the growth of your company. Hear from certified small business owners about what certification did for their bottom line and how to get access to corporate and government purchasing agents. How do you make a lasting first impression to the purchasing agents at corporations or government agencies? Learn…

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September 2019

GSBA Breakfast & Benefits

September 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Are you curious about everything a GSBA membership has to offer you and your business? Wondering exactly what OUTLeads is? Are you interested in meeting other small business owners and LGBTQ and allied professionals? Join us for a light breakfast and breakdown of all the fantastic benefits of becoming a GSBA members. Attendance is free. Please register.

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October 2019

Business Empowerment Workshop: Build a Trans-Inclusive Workplace

October 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Inclusion and diversity are qualities that businesses strive for, yet where is the road map when it comes to a gender-transitioning employee? How do you respectfully engage with a customer or client when you can’t ascertain their gender? What does it mean to have a nonbinary gender? These are some of the questions in a quickly changing, gender-expanding society. Gender Diversity has successfully guided many workplaces through a landscape that is both new and sometimes intimidating. We’ll take a look…

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December 2019

GSBA Breakfast & Benefits: New Member Orientation

December 6, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Breakfast & Benefits is our free crash-course on all things GSBA, engineered to give you everything you need to know about Washington's LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce and what it can do for you and your business. From networking events to workshops, from public policy to cultural competency, Breakfast & Benefits is a great way to learn how to maximize your membership and meet fellow business leaders from around the Puget Sound.

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February 2020

Business Empowerment Workshop: More Than M & F

February 6, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
GSBA – Greater Seattle Business Association, 400 E Pine St, Ste 322
Seattle, 98122 United States
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Dive into gender inclusivity in both your workplace, and in your daily life, during this FREE Business Empowerment Workshop for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals alike. We'll start with defining common terms used around gender equity, explore simple steps to move your workplace to a more inclusive atmosphere, and dig into the results of creating a welcoming space. If you have been thinking more about how to be ally for transgender and gender diverse people, but aren’t sure what…

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