The Evergreen Building Products Association (EBPA) will hold its 2016 annual meeting and luncheon on March 29, 2016 at Anthony’s Home Port restaurant in Des Moines, WA.  We will hold a brief review of EBPA’s achievements and activities, a social hour, and feature a keynote presentation by Joe Guizzetti, CEO and General Manager of Buffelen Woodworking, a leading manufacturer of precision, hand-finished doors that is now in its 103rd year of business.  Mr. Guizzetti will speak about his experience leading a successful door manufacturing firm as it faced low cost competition, economic downturns, workforce changes, and changing customer needs.

A Flier for the event can be found here.

Social hour: 11:00-12:00

Presentations: 12:00-12:45

Lunch: 12:45-1:45

Register at:

Deadline: March 22, 2016




EXIM Small Business Exporter Forum

Resources to Grow Your International Sales
With Export Import Bank’s funding reauthorization, now is the time to better understand how to leverage Export Credit Insurance and other EXIM Bank financing services supporting your exports.

      • Find new markets and customers
      • Protect against the risk of non payment
      • Extend credit terms to your buyers
      • Access vital working capital

Date:       Wednesday, February 17, 2016

9:00 am – Noon

     No cost, but space is limited!


Location: Beaverton Round Executive Suites Training Center

12725 SW Millikan Way, Suite 390, Beaverton, OR


Register Here


Contact Bill Berg, Business Development Manager, City of Beaverton

; 503.350.4037 with any questions.

Develop Internal Lean Champions!

Companies that realize sustained success implementing Lean know that developing their employees’ capabilities to lead continuous improvement efforts is key to that success. The Lean Enterprise Certificate Program arms participants with demonstrated understanding of the Lean Body of Knowledge, and provides them hands on practice applying Lean tools and strategies.

Nov 12 & 19, Dec 3, 10 & 17 and Jan 7
Vancouver, Washington

More information here

Become acquainted with Toyota Kata and put its discipline into action in this two day practitioner-focused workshop.

October 29-30
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Green River College, Kent Campus
417 Ramsay Way, Room 322
Kent, WA 98032

Cost: $595—Discount for two or more registering together $525. Contact Roger Milliman at for discount code.

Register here:

August 5,12:00pm – 1:30pm

It’s going to be a hot summer for trade policy – by August Congress will have voted on both Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Export-Import Bank. Join WCIT and our panel of DC trade experts as they share lessons learned from TPA and Ex-Im Bank advocacy efforts and discuss implications for the future. With the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) nearing on the horizon, they will also share their insights on how these trade agreements will impact their industries and benefit Washington state workers and employers.

2015 has the potential to be the most important year for trade in the last quarter century – don’t miss this opportunity to stay up to date on critical trade policy movement!

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jonathan Gold, National Retail Federation
  • David Thomas, Business Roundtable
  • Additional speakers to be announced soon!

Event Details

Date: August 5, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:30 PM
Location: Microsoft Events Center at the WCIT / Seattle Chamber Offices
Address: 1301 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1500, Seattle, WA, 98101


Members: $60 pre-paid ($70 as of 6/21)
Non-members: $90 pre-paid ($140 as of 6/21)

To RSVP for this event, please REGISTER HERE

For Sponsorship Opportunities or for other inquiries, please contact Erik Adair at

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