Archive for the ‘Upcoming Industry Events’ Category

  • Sponsored by Archbright (formerly Washington Employers)

    October 23, 2014
    7:00 am to 9:00 am

    Washington FIRST Robotics
    21238 68th Ave. S.
    Kent, WA

    Click here to register.

    Did you know that the cost of turnover for highly skilled employees is estimated to be between 150% and 200% of their annual salary? did you know that employee engagement is directly and strongly correlated with higher productivity, higher profits, higher customer satisfaction, higher quality, and lower turnover and absenteeism? Not surprisingly, poorly managed change results in huge losses of productivity, employee morale and engagement, higher turnover and lower quality.

    The upcoming session, “Survive and Thrive: Retaining Talent in Times of Change,” will focus on these issues and how your organization can address them.

    Presenter: Joseph Marth, Vice President Business Solutions
    Joseph Marth leads the team of HR, compensation, learning and organization development professionals responsible for a full range of consulting services. Dr. Marth joined Archbright in 2008 and has more than 20 years of experience in human resource–including experience at small companies, Fortune 500 corporations and nonprofit organizations.

  • October 23, 2014
    101 Grant Way
    Moxee, WA

    Click here to register.

    This month’s New Vision tour visits the region’s largest wood products manufacturer. Come see how this family-owned operation thrives in Moxee.


  • November 20, 2014
    7:30 – 8:30 am
    New Vision Mercy Room
    Yakima, WA

    Click here to register.

    More and more local companies are incorporating “Servant Leadership” into their management philosophy. If you are interested or curious about how to encourage, support and enable your employees to unfold their full potential and abilities, then you should attend this roundtable.


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

    Click here for more information.

    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.

  • Presented by Washington Export Outreach Team

    November 6, 2014
    8:30 am – 5:00 pm

    Port of Pasco at Osprey Pointe
    1100 Osprey Point Blvd., Suite 201, Pasco, WA

    Registration: $30 (includes materials and boxed lunch)


    Did you know 95 percent of potential customers live outside of the U.S.? It’s time to learn how to connect with them.

    Attend the Export 101: From Your Door to the World Seminar, to 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


  • Presented by Greater Spokane Inc.

    October 28, 2014
    11:30 am – 1:30 pm

    Spokane Falls Community College
    Gateway Building #30, Room 212
    3410 W. Fort George Wright Dr., Spokane

    $25 per person (includes parking)


    Learn how a regional business became an exporter, see how it affected their growth and hear from a panel of partners they used to understand how firms that want to enter international markets do not have to do it alone.

    Featured Speaker
    Tom Welch, Cascade Aircraft Conversions

    Q&A Panel
    John Brislin, Export-Import Bank of the United States
    Vern Jenkins, Washington SBDC
    Janet Bauermeister, US Commercial Service
    Ian Hizzy, Expeditors International