Arrow Launch Service, Inc.
| Family owned and operated in Port Angeles, Arrow provides a variety of services to commercial shipping interests. Arrow provides a variety of services to commercial shipping interests. Arrow provides warehousing services, vessel support including water taxi services, stevedoring services, and maintenance and repair services. Arrow occasionally contracts with the Department of Transportation to provide passenger transportation during bridge closures or in the event of ferry maintenance. Primary legislative interests include regulation of charter services and preservation of commercial use of shorelines. www.arrowmarinegroup.com
Capital Region ESD 113
ESD 113's mission is to ensure excellent & equitable education for all students through service and collaboration. Washington has nine educational service districts (ESDs). They were created by the state legislature in 1969 to ensure equitable outcomes for all students. ESD 113 serves the school districts in Thurston, Mason, Lewis, Pacific and Grays Harbor counties by: helping them provide high-quality, cost-effective services; helping them provide equal educational opportunities for all children; providing cooperative and information services to schools; acting as a liaison between the local schools and the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction; and providing local programs, as required by the state. www.esd113.org
City of Shelton
Shelton is the county seat of Mason County, Washington, United States. Shelton is the westernmost city on Puget Sound. The population was 9,834 at the 2010 census. In terms of population, the city is ranked 161 out of approximately 500 municipalities in Washington. http://www.ci.shelton.wa.us
Community Bankers of Washington
CBW is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the value of Washington State's community-based financial institutions. Their membership consists of commercial banks headquartered in Washington State, and their primary customer base consists of local businesses. Community banks are characterized by local decision making, local leadership, local ownership and local depositors. Community banks can either be state chartered, and therefore regulated by the Department of Financial Institutions, or federally chartered. Primary legislative issues include protecting property rights by addressing the Hirst Decision, equalizing the tax treatment of similar financial institutions, and promoting local provision of financial services. www.communitybankers-wa.org
Cooke Aquaculture, Inc.
| Fishing and farming isn’t just what they do. It’s who they are. What started as an undying family passion for the sea, passed down from one generation to the next, has been transformed into a global company. Today, Cooke produces some of the very best seafood in the world. Their mission is to be a global seafood leader driven by an innovative team that delivers superior products, service, and value to their customers in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner. www.cookeseafood.com
Ken Brogan/Views on 5th
Local resident and developer Ken Brogan has committed to invest approximately $30 million to renovate the “Capitol Center Building” in downtown Olympia. The “Views on 5th” project will relieve significant blight and finally style this gateway to the downtown area into a development worthy of its location, transforming it from the “Mistake by the Lake” into a crown jewel that all Thurston County residents can be proud of. This project will redevelop approximately three fourths of the 400 block of 5th Avenue SW with a mixed-use, multi-family residential and commercial complex. The project will consist of 138 residential units, with live/work units and retail space located on the ground floor.
National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO)
NAPEO's state government affairs mission is to create and cultivate a legislative and regulatory climate in all 50 states that is hospitable to PEOs and positions the PEO industry for continued growth. At the state level, NAPEO pursues statutory recognition of the PEO as the employer of record for workers' compensation, unemployment insurance, and benefits sponsorship. www.napeo.org
Northwest Beerwerks is a specialty tap room and bottle shop. They source beer, cider and mead that is not commonly distributed from Washington breweries. Primary legislative objective is authorizing a catering endorsement for taverns licensed by the Liquor and Cannabis Board. www.northwestbeerwerks.com
Pac/West is a full-service communications firms based in Wilsonville, Oregon. They are a recognized leader in providing government relations and lobbying services at the federal, state and local levels with both elected and regulatory officials. Phillips Burgess Government Relations provides research and advice to this top tier Oregon lobbying firm with reciprocal support available to PBGR clients with interests in Oregon. www.pacwest.com
Founded in 1906 as a one-man scrap metal operation, Schnitzer has become one of the nation's largest recyclers of scrap metal, a leading provider of used and recycled auto parts and a manufacturer of finished steel products. With a rapidly growing national and global reach, the company achieved $1.3 billion in revenues in fiscal 2016 and was awarded "Scrap Company of the Year" in 2011 and 2013 by the American Metal Market and named a 2015 and 2016 World's Most Ethical Company by the Ethisphere Institute. In 2016, Schnitzer sold their products to customers located in 24 countries including the U.S. and Canada, and shipped 3.3 million tons of ferrous scrap metal and 510 million pounds of nonferrous scrap metal. With corporate headquarters based in Portland, Oregon, the company is split into three vertically integrated business units: the Metals Recycling Business, the Auto Parts Business and the Steel Manufacturing Business. Schnitzer operates a 37-acre facility in Tacoma that processes hundreds of thousands of tons of ferrous materials each year. Primary legislative issues include updating laws and rules that pertain to the handling of solid waste and ensuring that purchasing materials, such as scrap metal, are not regulated as solid waste handling. www.schnitzersteel.com
In April 1994, Renfe-Talgo of America was awarded an initial contract by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to lease a Talgo trainset for operation in the Seattle, WA to Portland, OR, corridor for six months. The two-decade success of the Pacific Northwest Project is the result of a good partnership experience among Talgo, Amtrak, WSDOT and Burlington Northern Santa Fe. The key for success has been the design of the trains, including the many amenities available, such an individual electric outlets for laptops, wheelchair lifts on ADA cars, individual audio-video outlets; the quality of the ride and the great reliability that is assured by the application of Talgo's integral maintenance system. www.talgoamerica.com
Toy Industry Association, Inc.
TIA is an American non-profit trade association founded in 1916 which represents all businesses involved in producing and importing toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. TIA pioneered the development of the first comprehensive toy safety standard and are committed to ensuring safety and fun play. Primary legislative issues included preserving manufacturers' ability to produce safe and innovative products for children while keeping the costs of individual state regulatory agency reporting within a reasonable range for small manufacturers. www.toyassociation.org
Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians
The WANP is the non-profit, professional association for Naturopathic Physicians (NDs) in the State of Washington, incorporated in 1934. They are supported and funded through annual dues paid by their members and contributions from their sponsors. The mission of the WANP is to support their members and advocate for naturopathic medicine in Washington State. They work to increase public awareness of and access to naturopathic medical services, and they contribute to the quality of care through continuing professional education programs. www.wanp.org
Washington Christmas Tree Growers Association
Since 1955, the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association has played a leading role in providing guidance to Christmas tree growers in the Northwest. Washington had an estimated 25,000 acres in Christmas tree production, producing a 2007 harvest of 2.3 million trees and making Washington the 6th largest Christmas tree producing state. In the past decade, we have seen a decline to 18,000 acres in production with a harvest of 1.5 million trees in 2016. Members range from small choose-n-cut operations to wholesale growers harvesting hundreds of acres. Primary legislative interests include land use, property taxation (including Fire Benefit Charges by Fire Benefit Districts), and pest and disease management. www.pnwcta.org
Washington Liquor Store Association
WALSA's members are the operators of former state and contract liquor stores. These small businesses are largely family owned, and are fighting to restructure their businesses to compete in a new marketplace that includes retail giants such as Walmart and Costco. Primary legislative issues include restructuring of spirits taxation to avoid double and triple taxation or sales below true cost by large retailers, and preserving the value of the property right purchased from the state to operate these stores following Initiative 1183.
Washington State Dental Laboratory Association
Organized in May 1964 by a group of dental lab professionals, WSDLA integrates education and communication for laboratories to ensure they are operating successfully and have a competitive edge. WSDLA is committed to helping their members achieve even greater success by preparing and planning for the future of their businesses and the dental lab industry. Primary legislative issues include seeking authority for the Department of Health to register and review dental lab practices in Washington State. www.wsdla.com
Willapa/Grays Harbor Oyster Growers Association
As the largest private employer in Pacific County, local shellfish farmers here and in Grays Harbor are responsible for nearly 2,000 rural, family-wage jobs, and contribute $102 million in economic output to the region. Shellfish farmers depend on clean water and a healthy habitat. A single submerged oyster will filter seven gallons of water an hour — which means farmers are motivated to protect the water at the same time that their oysters help to purify it. Each shellfish farm in Willapa Bay is locally-owned, and many have been passed down from generation to generation. Serving as ecological stewards, keeping the water clean, and protecting the sustainability of the estuaries is not just a livelihood for shellfish farmers in Willapa Bay, it is their way of life. www.protectwillapabay.org
A Place for Mom
Aladdin Bail Bonds
American Dealer License, Inc.
Bromine Science and Environmental Forum
Coalition for Cannabis Standards and Ethics
City of Duvall
East Side For Hire
Insurance Auto Auctions
Northwest Grocery Association
Olympic Pipe Line Company
Optometric Physicians of Washington
PPL Montana/Talen Energy
Staffing Association of Washington
United Trustees Association
Washington Coalition of Crime Victims Advocates
Washington for Good Policing
Washington Health Care Association
Washington State Dental Association