BLA Registration and Program

The Milgard School of Business at the University of Washington Tacoma and The Tacoma News Tribune are proud to present the Sixteenth Annual Business Leadership Awards program recognizing outstanding business leaders in the South Sound Region. A panel of judges composed of Milgard School of Business faculty, The News Tribune, and Advisory Board members will select winners from the South Puget Sound in the following categories:

Business Leader of the Year

For businesses with 50 or more employees

Small Business Leader of the Year

For businesses with fewer than 50 employees

Non-Profit Business Leader of the Year

For non-profit businesses

Event information

DATE: April 13, 2017
TIME: Reception and check-in begins at 5:00 p.m., dinner and program from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center Ballroom        

Event Registration

Registration is currently closed


Attendees may download the event registration form online – scan and email to Efigenia Spacher at 

Payment can be made via check, money order or credit card via secure PayPal. Please contact Erica Howard at (253) 692-5634 or for payment with credit card.

Tickets are $125 per person and tables (seating 8) are $1,000.                        

Questions about event registration and sponsorships can be sent to Efigenia Spacher at or call 253-692-4580

Cancellation policy

Cancellations may be requested for a 50% refund, less a $35 processing fee, if received in writing prior to March 31, 2017. After this date you may send an alternate to the event without additional charge. To request cancellation or make a change please send an email to Efigenia Spacher at

Terms and conditions

The Milgard School of Business reserves the right to cancel the event for any circumstances beyond its control. The total amount of liability of the University will be limited to a refund of the registration fee. Attendees who incur any expenses (including but not limited to nonrefundable airline tickets) in anticipation of attending the event do so at their own risk. Submission of this registration form acknowledges acceptance of these provisions. The University of Washington provides equal opportunity in education without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in accordance with University policy and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, events, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance of the event: 253-692-4522 (voice); 253-692-4413 (TTY); 253-692-4602 (fax);