Co-Presenting Sponsors
Symetra is a diversified financial services company. In business since 1957, the company provides employee benefits, annuities and life insurance through a national network of benefit consultants, financial institutions, and independent agents and advisors. Headquartered in Bellevue, Symetra is one of the city’s largest employers with nearly 900 employees. It is also an active community partner, committed to contributing to its hometown and neighboring communities through programs like its annual Symetra Week of Service (held earlier this month) and Symetra Heroes in the Classroom.
Washington Federal takes your business personally. For nearly 100 years, they have been committed to protecting clients’ long-term interests. Consider Washington Federal’s bankers to be your own trusted advisors, dedicated to working with you to develop a straight-forward plan that’s right for you. After all, they understand that their success depends on yours.

Washington Federal has nearly $15 billion in assets and is the largest bank headquartered in Washington. They have the 9th-best capital ratio in the nation amongst the largest 100 publicly-traded financial institutions. Washington Federal has the capacity to work with you, your families, and your companies.
Major Sponsors
CenturyLink is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network.
The Port of Seattle is a public agency that creates jobs by advancing trade and commerce, promoting industrial growth, and stimulating economic development. The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade and travel to the Pacific Northwest, providing maritime and airport operations for the greater Seattle area. About 40 percent of the state of Washington’s economy is impacted in some way by the Port. The ports of Seattle and Tacoma are currently working to create the historically innovative Northwest Seaport Alliance, unifying the management of the two ports’ marine cargo terminals and related functions to continue our leading role in international trade.
The City of Bellevue does all the things it needs to provide an attractive business environment. We provide the lifestyle, amenities and institutions that attract the next generation of business leaders and innovators: high-end entertainment, outdoor recreation, exceptional K-12 and higher education, high capacity transit, and a green and sustainable environment. Our educational institutions inspire innovation and train the talent needed to support our high-tech sector right here in Bellevue.
King County’s goal is to be the best-run government in the nation. To get there means we are embracing continuous improvement, empowering employees to innovate, and striving for second-to-none customer service. Every day, we ask ourselves how can we deliver better services, improve operations, and use fewer resources. We listen, we improve, and we work to deliver more value to our residents.
AT&T Inc. helps millions of people and businesses around the globe stay connected through leading wireless, high-speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. We’re helping people mobilize their worlds with state-of-the-art communications, entertainment services and amazing innovations like connected cars and devices for homes, offices and points in between. Businesses worldwide are serving their customers better with AT&T’s mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.
Corporate Sponsors
What began as a 16-store shopping center more than 60 years ago has become an internationally renowned hub of life and entertainment, work and leisure, relaxation and pleasure—all at the epicenter of one of the country’s most sophisticated, fastest-growing markets.
With an annual average enrollment of over 33,000, Bellevue College is the third largest institution of higher education in Washington State, meeting the evolving educational, global citizenship, tech innovation, and industry needs of our growing community. The College currently offers 12 bachelor’s degrees in high-demand fields like computer science and digital marketing, as well as associate degree and certificates in nearly 100 professional and technical fields like information technology, telecommunications, business, education, and health. BC’s Continuing Education program is the largest in the state and serves over 17,000 each year, providing opportunities for lifelong learners to develop their business acumen, acquire technical skills, or take courses for personal enrichment.
Blueprint Consulting Services is a global consulting firm that provides scalable enterprise-grade solutions that create and transform companies’ digital experience and analytics capabilities. Our experts couple strategic guidance with full-stack development capabilities to solve business problems and deliver measurable return on investment. Blueprint’s strength is in our technology-agnostic approach to integrate high-performing applications with companies’ existing technology and systems to drive usability and adoption.
General Microsystems focuses on making Information Technology easy for their clients. GMI has been providing core infrastructure and professional services to Fortune 500, public-sector and enterprise companies for over 33 years from their location in Bellevue. GMI is a service-driven company who empowers their customers with innovative solutions including flash storage, high performance servers, network and cloud. By looking at IT trends of today, GMI offers insight to encourage companies to manage their complex cloud and hybrid environments with IT management and analytics systems.
M3 Biotechnology is a pharmaceutical company with a primary focus on Alzheimer’s Disease progression and neuro-deterioration. Current therapies primarily address the symptoms; M3 is developing disease-modifying treatments with the potential to restore lost connections between brain cells.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play, and communicate.
Nationwide, Moss Adams and its affiliates provide insight and expertise integral to the success of organizations across the globe. A leader in assurance, tax, consulting, risk management, transaction and wealth services, Moss Adams has a staff of over 2,500 that includes more than 280 partners. We focus on serving public, private, and not-for-profit enterprises across the nation through specialized industry and service teams. Through strategic advisory services and investment banking, Moss Adams Capital helps you create greater value in your business.
Parker, Smith & Feek is a nationally recognized, privately held brokerage firm driven by client service. We offer a full range of services, including Commercial Insurance, Risk Management, Surety, Employee Benefits, and Personal Insurance. We manage over $400 million in policy premiums annually and rank in the top 100 largest risk management and insurance brokerage firms in the United States. We work with over 300 insurance companies around the world, and have earned a reputation as a broker that creates effective partnerships between clients and their insurers.
Quadrant Homes has been building Washington homes for 46 years and is known for its philosophy of building homes and neighborhoods for the lives people want to live. As a member of TRI Pointe Group, a family of premium regional homebuilders, we combine thought leadership, agility and local insight as a unique player in the marketplace. We craft neighborhoods, elevate experiences and create homes that are designed for life.
Founded more than 35 years ago, Wallace Properties has developed long-term client relationships, deep community connections and an impressive track record based on integrity, discipline and decades of experience. With the knowledge gained over generations, Wallace Properties shepherds clients through the complex process of selecting, acquiring, leasing and managing commercial real estate assets. We represent clients whose goal is building and preserving wealth for the long term through patient, prudent management and investment.
When WeWork started in 2010, we wanted to build more than beautiful, shared office spaces. We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, 'me', but where you become part of a greater 'we'. A place where we’re redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst. Our workspace design features private offices (for teams of 1–100+) with glass walls to maintain privacy without sacrificing transparency or natural light. Common spaces have a distinct aesthetic and vibe that will inspire your team, as well as the guests you bring into our buildings.
Media Sponsors
KING 5, a broadcast media company and NBC affiliate based in Seattle, WA, is one of the strongest and most trusted brands in the Pacific Northwest. Rooted in local history, KING delivers the largest local news audience, the most local programming, and is considered one of the strongest television stations in the country. In addition to local news, programs such as New Day Northwest hosted by Margaret Larson and Evening Magazine help KING 5 share local information about people, places, and events that make the Northwest special.
The Seattle Times serves the Northwest with independent, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalism, as the region’s most trusted news media company, dedicated to quality journalism and public service. The Seattle Times is the second largest newspaper on the West Coast and the most-visited digital information source in the state. Founded in 1896 by Alden J. Blethen, The Seattle Times is now led by the Blethen family’s fourth and fifth generations. It also owns the Yakima Herald-Republic and The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.
In-Kind Sponsor
I create headshots for business people, models, and actors, photograph Bellevue Chamber events, corporate events, weddings, and families around the world. Through photography, I get to record events, make friends, and meet people around the world - loving it!
Legacy Leaders
Overlake Medical Center recently launched project futureCARE is a six-year, $242-million dollar expansion to include a new Cancer Center, Childbirth and Mom & Baby Care Center, upgraded and expanded Behavioral Health Unit, new campus entry and more.
Point Inside solves the top two questions that shoppers have in retail stores, “Do you have it?” and “Where can I find it?” Point Inside’s StoreMode platform enables retailers to optimize sales and inventory forecasting, power merchandising decisions, and enhances the shopper experience.
A global company with a local focus, Bank of America has a strong commitment to the communities and regions in which we live and work. Through our lending, investing, advising, transacting and employment, we provide valuable resources to our customers and clients around the world.
What began as a 16-store shopping center more than 60 years ago has become an internationally renowned hub of life and entertainment, work and leisure, relaxation and pleasure—all at the epicenter of one of the country’s most sophisticated, fastest-growing markets.
Our legacy – and our future. Over 160 years of doing work that matters for our clients, communities and employees by building enduring relationships as the company where people want to work, bank and invest.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Our mission is to enable people and businesses throughout the world to realize their full potential by creating technology that transforms the way people work, play, and communicate.
Puget Sound energy has been meeting the Puget Sound region’s energy needs for more than 135 years. We proudly embrace our responsibility to provide you with safe, reliable, reasonably priced energy service.
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