Prosperity Partnership Luncheon Early Bird Pricing Ends Today

October 26, 2012

Don’t miss out on the Prosperity Partnership Luncheon featuring Norm Dicks, Ray Conner, Bill Ruckelshaus, and Dave Ross. Early bird pricing ends today (October 26)!

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Join Boeing’s Ray Conner at 2012 Prosperity Partnership Luncheon

October 8, 2012

Join Boeing Commercial Airplane’s new President and CEO Ray Conner on Monday, November 5 at 11:30am to honor Congressman Norm Dicks at the Prosperity Partnership’s Fall Luncheon. The Prosperity Partnership’s centerpiece event is the region’s premier civic event focused on sustaining a competitive regional economy, and it will be held at the Seattle Westin.

This year, business, government and community leaders will honor Congressman Norm Dicks for his 44 years of stellar public service. This pre-election day luncheon will feature regional leadership from far and wide paying tribute to Norm’s accomplishments, which have been focused on shoring up the foundations of the region’s economy and the region’s place in the world.

Monday, November 5, 2012
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Westin Seattle
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Sponsorship opportunities are available— please contact Chris Endresen Scott, Director of Economic Development, at 206-971-3269.

Prosperity Partnership Luncheon Sponsors


Kitsap Tour Recap

September 24, 2012

On Friday, September 21 the Prosperity Partnership, partnering with the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, hosted a tour of Kitsap County.

The tour began with a ride on Kitsap Transit‘s Rich Passage ferry from Seattle to Bremerton. Participants then bussed to the Port of Bremerton for presentations on the port and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard  before getting a tour of SAFE Boats. SAFE Boats has designed a collar flotation system that wraps around the boat that uses the foam designed to insulate the Alaska oil-pipeline.

The next stop was Watson in Poulsbo, where attendees toured the furniture factory floor and heard about how the company came to be awarded Seattle Business magazine’s Manufacturer of the Year for 2012. For example, 100% of all the wood substrate material used to make the furniture is collected from Northwest milling operations.

Lunch was held at Kiana Lodge, sponsored by Port Madison Enterprises. During the meal, participants heard from a panel of Kitsap IT companies Avalara, Applied Technical Systems (ATS) and Paladin Data Systems. After lunch the tour visited the new Suquamish Museum.

Event: Corporation 2020 – Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World

September 18, 2012

The Seattle Metro Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present Mr. Pavan Sukhdev who will discuss his new book Corporation 2020. Sukhdev lays out a new vision for corporations that will increase social equity, decrease environmental risks and generate profit.

From his insightful look at the history of corporations to the steps needed to craft a better corporate model, Sukhdev offers a hopeful vision for the role of business in shaping a sustainable future.

Date: Thu, October 4, 2012
Time: Noon – 1:30 pm (doors open at 11:30 am)
Location: Washington Athletic Club – Crystal Ballroom
1325 Sixth Avenue, Seattle 98101
Members $40 ($50 after 10/2)
Non-Members $50 ($60 after 10/2)
(includes lunch; book will be available for purchase at the event)
Register: Online or contact Larry Pike at | (206) 389-7215

Event: Western Washington Summit 2012: Innovation and Leadership

September 5, 2012

West Sound Technology Association (WSTA) presents the Western Washington Summit 2012: Innovation and Leadership.

Innovation plays a critical role in American global leadership and economic growth. WSTA’s 11th annual summit focuses on ways to mobilize in support of initiatives and public policies that advance American business and shore up our economy for future generations.

Business leaders, entrepreneurs, education, technology, government, nonprofit, and those interested in stimulating economic vitality for the region and promoting our local successes to the world.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
4:00 p.m.  –  8:30 p.m.
Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside
Registration includes summit session, dinner and technology showcase.
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Featured Speakers:

  • Keynote Speaker: Gary Shapiro, CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association
  • Patty Lent, Mayor – City of Bremerton
  • John Powers, Executive director – Kitsap Economic Development Alliance
  • More speakers to be announced

Kitsap County Tour – September 21

August 31, 2012

The Prosperity Partnership will lead a Kitsap County Industry Cluster Tour on Friday, September 21st. The tour will begin on the new low wake prototype passenger ferry leaving from Seattle at 7:55 AM (Please arrive at the ferry no later than 7:45 AM).  We will arrive back in Seattle on the Bainbridge Island ferry at 4:25 PM.  The Prosperity Partnership is coordinating this event with help from the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA). The Kitsap County Tour is an opportunity to learn about this county’s varied economic assets. On this tour we will learn about maritime, manufacturing, technology, and cultural tourism activities happening in Kitsap. The cost to attend is $65, and includes lunch and ferry transportation.

Lunch for the day will be the Signature Salmon lunch at Kiana Lodge. This tour is being sponsored by Port Madison Enterprises

The increasingly interconnected global economy forces us to recognize that the 4 counties and 82 cities of our metropolitan region are a single economic unit. Ensuring that we all know about the world-class assets in our own backyard is a critical part of working together as a region to secure our shared economic prosperity.

Click here to register for the tour. For additional information, contact Jason Thibedeau, at (206) 389-2879 or