Regional Small Business Forums

Date: 
Friday, December 14th, 2012
Time: 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place: 
Pacific Grill Events Center
1530 Pacific Avenue
Tacoma, Washington

Join Washington Policy Center to help identify and prioritize the issues that will determine the future of Washington's small business climate!

WPC's Center for Small Business is hosting their biennial small business forums throughout the state. WPC policy experts and business leaders in your community will gather to discuss the important issues facing businesses. This is your opportunity to meet with policymakers, business leaders and elected officials to share the challenges facing your business, develop solutions and to look ahead to what's in store for 2013 with a new governor and legislature.

  • North Central Washington: Tsillan Cellars - September 13, 12:00 - 1:30
  • Spokane: The Lincoln Center - September 18, 12:00 - 1:30
  • Whatcom County: Bellingham Sportsplex - October 18, 2:00 - 3:30 (Part of Northwest Business Expo)
  • Skagit County: Anacortes Lutheran Church - November 8, 11:30 - 1:00
  • Tri-Cities: The Country Gentleman, Kennewick - November 9, 12:00 - 1:30
  • Yakima: Red Lion Inn - November 12, 11:30 - 1:00
  • Clark County: Camas Meadows Golf Club - November 15, 12:00 - 1:30
  • Pierce County: Pacific Grill Events Center - December 14, 12:00 - 1:30


Statewide Co-sponsors:

  • Berntson Porter & Company
  • Columbia Bank
  • National Federation of Independent Business
  • NCM Demolition + Remediation
  • Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels
  • State Farm
  • Verizon
  • Walmart
  • Washington Trust Bank


Statewide Co-presenters:

  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Association of Washington Business
  • Association of Washington State Hispanic Chambers of Commerce
  • Building Industry Association of Washington
  • Independent Business Association
  • Recreational Gaming Association of Washington
  • Washington REALTORS
  • Washington State Farm Bureau
  • Washington State Medical Association
  • Washington State Microenterprise Association
  • Washington Technology Industry Association