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Special Thank You

A special thanks to our sponsors listed below:

HomeStreet Bank

HomeStreet Bank

Personal Banking
Home Loans
and Business

Founded in 1921, HomeStreet Bank offers consumer and commercial banking, mortgage lending and loans for residential construction, commercial real estate financing, investment and insurance products and services on the West Coast and Hawaii. At HomeStreet Bank, we’re driven to enrich the lives of our customers and communities through intentional relationships, consistent integrity and financial expertise.

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Evergreen Business Capital

Evergreen Business Capital

Your Small
Business Partner

Evergreen Business Capital is a private, nonprofit organization authorized by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a Certified Development Company (CDC). The largest CDC in the Pacific Northwest, Evergreen is also actively involved with industry affairs and other organizations aimed at improving economic vitality in Northwest communities.

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Sound Credit Union

Sound Credit Union

Standing with you
all waves of life.

Since 1940, we’ve helped Washingtonians buy dream homes and new cars, or save for rainy days.

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Ferguson Architecture

Ferguson Architecture

Good design
with a great story.

We have always been enthusiastic storytellers, the kind who share memories over a beer or cup of coffee. Our favorite sorts of stories are rooted in human nature, told with joy, and steeped in curiosity, each line and detail pulsing with its own significance and history. We believe the same should be said of architecture - it should thrive when its story is told with passion and dedication.

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Kathan Communications

Kathan Communications

Communicate with
a purpose.

Dave Johnson, Communication Strategist is a a U.S. Army Veteran and communication leader with nearly 20 years of experience in strategic communication planning, media relations, social media marketing, and crisis and risk communication. Dave can help your business or organization develop a customized, holistic marketing approach to engaging its brand's audience.

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RAIN Incubator

RAIN Incubator

Life Science
Innovation Hub

RAIN’s mission is to facilitate the growth of the Life Science and Tech industries in Tacoma. RAIN tackles this through providing accessible hands-on educational experiences for Tacoma’s students, empowering life science start-ups and small businesses, and executing pivotal research in our downtown Tacoma location.

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Surge Tacoma

Surge Tacoma


Surge Coworking helps individuals and small businesses to reach their full potential by providing office space and an inspiring community of like-minded business people.

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Business Performance
Culture Consulting

Vesc Solutions serves small and mid-size businesses with big hearts that desire growth and believe that their employees are their greatest strength. We help you EXPAND through vision and strategy development, outcome-based goal setting, and action planning. We help you ENGAGE your teams through proven practices to create a culture and climate where people enjoy and find meaning in their work. We help you EMPOWER people to have learning and growth mindsets that contribute to your company’s success.




Align is a catalyst for businesses to successfully start and grow. We built our company on a foundation of progressive thought upon which we created a team that supports our clients and helps them achieve their goals. We do this through consulting on strategic business decisions, developing sustainable solutions and providing leadership support. We focus on assisting women in business, but our services are available to everyone.

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FabLab Tacoma

FabLab Tacoma


FabLab Tacoma strives to provide easy and open access to cutting-edge design and prototyping equipment, and to bring educational opportunities and a supportive community for students, inventors, artists, and DIY enthusiasts.

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Tyler Shillito, Attorney

Tyler Shillito, Attorney

Representing businesses,
and individuals

Tyler is known for his good-natured personality and ability to work well with, and aggressively represent clients. He has successfully tried and won a number of construction defect, business, and real estate cases and has argued cases involving real estate law before the Washington State Court of Appeals.

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Kitsap Bank

Kitsap Bank

Finanancial Freedom
For Families

Kitsap Bank is a proudly independent, multi-generational family-owned bank. Founded in the small community of Port Orchard in 1908, they have expanded their presence throughout the Pacific Northwest and continue to grow by remaining connected to their deep local roots.

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