Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • September 30 – October 1, 2014

    Committee Meetings – Golf Tournament – Fishing Derby

    Portland, OR


    Golf Tournament
    October 1, 2014
    Columbia Edgewater Country Club

    Fishing Derby
    October 1, 2014
    Beacon Rock

    Autumn Assembly of Committees
    September 30, 2014
    Embassy Suites Airport Hotel


  • Effective Cost Strategies for Small and Medium Manufacturers
    Cost Identification, Cost Reduction and Cost Control

    July 30, 2014
    8:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Everett Community College
    2000 Tower St.
    Everett, WA  98201

    Camps Members (first person): No charge
    Additional Company Attendees:  $50
    Non-members:  $125

    Click here to register.

    Learn about Cost Creep, Cost Drivers, Value-Added Activities, how to align your KPI’s to your strategic goals, and the processes to make it work.

    If you are an OEM and take your product to the market or are in the supply chain of larger companies, the price you can charge is set by market conditions. Let the experts show you how to understand and impact your cost structures.

    • A Lean Approach to Activity Based Costing: Cost Identification, Cost Reduction and Cost Control
    • Key Performance Indicators: Tailor your Dashboard to track “Mission Critical” Information
    • Focusing on the Processes: What, Who, When, Where, Why, How Often and Accountability

     Who Should Attend?

    • Companies who have added or eliminated equipment or processes that have changed the cost structure of the organization
    • Companies who have changed their physical building cost structure – relocated, made improvements or added capacity internally
    • Companies who have introduced a new product line
    • Companies who plan to implement a Lean Process and need to establish a baseline to measure improvements


  • October 8, 2014
    Seattle, WA

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  • Presented by the Washington Export Outreach Team

    August 7, 2014
    8:30 – 5:00 pm
    The Rainier Room at the Truitt Building
    102 West Main St.
    Auburn, WA

    COST: $75

    Click here for registration and more information.

    Access local resources to help your small business expand globally at this full day seminar covering:

    • Developing an export business plan
    • Determining appropriate international markets
    • Finding qualified buyers, agents and distributors
    • Determining pricing and methods of payment
    • Mitigating non-payment risks and financing export transactions
    • Shipping your product overseas

    Individual counseling sessions are available. Contact  for more details.


  • January 12-14, 2015
    Oregon Convention Center
    Portland, Oregon

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    The NW Food Processors Expo is the largest regional meeting of food processors and suppliers in North America, attracting industry decision-makers from across the northwest, Canada and the rest of the United States. Sized just right, Expo is not too big and not too small by design to encourage networking, deliver information resulting in quality leads.

  • July 17, 2014

    12:00 – 1:30 pm

    Chamber’s office (in the Microsoft Events Center)
    1301 5th Ave., Suite 1500, Seattle

    Registration: $60 members (pre-paid)/$70 non-members (pre-paid)/$750 for a table of 8

    Click here to register and for more information.

    The WCIT Summer Trade Luncheon is an opportunity for high-level business leaders from across Washington state to gather for an update on federal trade policy achievements in the first six months of the year, and to look ahead to the next six months. Close to 150 attendees will gather to hear a keynote speech by high-level trade experts, followed by discussion and analysis.

    This year, Assistant United States Trade Representative for China, Clare Reade, will join us as the keynote speaker.

    Ms. Reade will address U.S. China trade issues of utmost importance to Washington state employers and this will undoubtedly be a very informative event.

  • Friday, July 25th, 2014 | 1:00 – 7:00 pm

    Camas Meadows Golf Course, 4105 NW Camas Meadows Dr, Camas, WA  98607

    Registration is coming soon for CREDC’s 24th Annual Golf  Classic.  This is a fun, relaxed venue bringing together business and public-sector leaders from around the county for a Friday afternoon and early evening filled with golf, exciting raffle prizes and business networking.

    If you are interested in attending, please contact Kimberly Pincheira at (360) 567-3181 or at