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NETWORKING RESOURCES

AIGA Seattle

AIGA is the central meeting point for over 700 Design Professionals in Seattle. Monthly Schmoozes include respected guests from leading companies and lots of time for networking.

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American Marketing Association – Puget Sound Chapter

The PSAMA is a group of hundreds of new and experienced marketing professionals that meets regularly to expand their careers through networking, education, resources, events & job opportunities.

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Public Relations Society of America – Puget Sound Chapter

The Seattle chapter of the PRSA is one of the largest in the country. Local professionals in the communications & PR business meet here to connect with each other.

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Seattle Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Seattle SHRM has nearly 400 members from the human resource management and related professions at all levels. Special Interest Groups and events provide networking opportunities for members. Monthly luncheons with guest speakers are open also to non-members.

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Society for Information Management (SIM) – Seattle Area Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and Bellevue

Seattle SIM is a professional society for local IT leaders to network, learn and give back to the community. Monthly events are open to people interested in becoming members or sponsors.

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Washington Technology Industry Association

WTIA is Washington state’s technology asssociation with over 1,000 member companies whose managers participate in WTIA’s many networking events, dinners and Special Interest Groups.

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Young Professionals of Seattle

YPOS is an active group of local young professionals. YPOS organizes regular events for young professionals to meet each other, expand their networks, advance their careers and build community.

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AAF Seattle (formerly Ad Club Seattle)

AAF Seattle organizes regular networking, awards and social events for members to hobnob with advertising and media industry leaders, open also to non-members.

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Academy of Hazardous Materials Managers – PNW Chapter

Modern life would not be possible without generating hazardous waste. AHMM helps ensure that professionals responsible for managing this waste are well trained and maintain a high level of ethics.

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Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance – Seattle Chapter

AFWA Seattle supports career growth and promotes the development of members as leaders in their professions and communities. Membership is reserved for women in accounting and finance.

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AIIM International (Information Management Association) – Northwest Chapter

AIIM calls itself the international authority on Enterprise Content Management, the capture, management, storage and delivery of content in support of business processes. Membership in AIIM can broaden your network and lead to business relationships through the group’s regular educational and social events.

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American Academy of Pediatrics – Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Olympia and throughout Washington State

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American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – Puget Sound Chapter

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American Association of Neuroscience Nurses – NW Chapter

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American Choral Directors Association – Washington Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WA-ACDA members are choral directors in the state of Washington. Regular events provide excellent networking and learning opportunities.

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American College of Sports Medicine – Northwest Region

Networking events in various cities throughout the PNW

This is the Regional Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.

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American Counseling Association – Western Region

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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American Immigration Lawyer’s Association – Washington Chapter

Networking events in Olympia and throughout Washington State

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American Industrial Hygiene Association – Pacific Northwest Section

Networking events in Puget Sound region and throughout the PNW

AIHA-PNS brings together professionals working to ensure safe, healthy working environments in their companies.

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) – Pacific Northwest Section

AIAA works to advance the arts, sciences and technology of aeronautics and astronautics, and to promote the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. Monthly meetings provide regular educational and networking opportunities.

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American Institute of Architects Seattle

AIA of Seattle members are design professionals who share and exchange information and ideas freely. Professionals from related fields can also join and network through the AIA’s frequent seminars, lunches, social events and various Special Interest Groups.

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers – Puget Sound Section

AIChE provides leadership in advancing the chemical engineering profession. The Puget Sound Section meets monthly (September through May).

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American Massage Therapy Association – Washington State Chapter

Networking events troughout Puget Sound Region

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American Meteorological Society (AMS) – Puget Sound Chapter

This group of professionals probably know more about PNW weather than anyone. They have been meeting in Seattle regularly since 1935.

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American Payroll Association – Rainier Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

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American Planning Association – Washington Chapter

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association is an organization for people interested in land use, housing, transportation, environmental, economic and social planning. Seminars, lunches and educational events provide frequent networking opportunities.

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American Public Works Association – Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

APWA is an international educational and professional association of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providing high quality public works goods and services.

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American Society for Information Science and Technology – PNW Chapter

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American Society for Public Administration – Evergreen Chapter

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American Society for Quality (ASQ) – Seattle Section

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American Society for Training & Development (ASTD) – Puget Sound Chapter

Members of ASTD of Puget Sound are professionals from the fields of training, performance improvement, human resources, leadership development and organizational development. Regular lunch meetings and SIGs provide networking opportunities also to non-members.

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American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Seattle Section

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American Society of Indexers (ASI) – Pacific Northwest Chapter

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American Society of Industrial Security – Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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American Society of Landscape Architects

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

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American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) – Western Washington Section

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American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) – Seattle

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American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) – Puget Sound Chapter

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American Water Resources Association – Washington Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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APICS (Association for Operations Management) – Puget Sound

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Appraisal Institute – Seattle Chapter

Appraisal Institute counts a membership of over 20,000 real estate professionals internationally. In addition to networking with each other, AI offers members access to real estate appraisal education, professional certifications, trade publications and industry research.

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Architects without Borders – Seattle Chapter

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Architecture for Humanity – Seattle Chapter

Networking events in Seattle

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Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) – Seattle Chapter

AAJA’s Seattle chapter holds professional networking events and promotes diversity in the media through scholarships and advocacy. Members work in leading print, broadcast and online media.

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Asian Bar Association of Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

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Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) – Seattle Chapter

ACG Seattle members and guests benefit from regular networking and educational programs aimed at helping dealmakers and business leaders achieve sound corporate growth for their companies.

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Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) of Washington

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington State

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Association for Professionals in Infection Control – Puget Sound Chapter

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Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE) – Seattle Section

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Association for Women Geoscientists – Puget Sound Chapter

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Association for Women in Communications (AWC) – Seattle Professional Chapter

The Seattle Professional Chapter of AWC provides relationship-building and professional development opportunities for women in a wide variety of communication fields.

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Association for Women in Computing, Puget Sound Chapter

AWC Puget Sound promotes the career development and personal growth of women in the IT field. Board committees and regular events provide members relationship-building opportunities. The group’s monthly meetings are also open to men and non-members.

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Association of Contingency Planners (ACP) – Washington State Chapter

 and Eastside

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Association of Corporate Counsel – Washington State Chapter

ACC is a professional association for corporate attorneys. The WA state chapter organizes regular networking opportunities for members throughout the year.

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Association of Fundraising Professionals – Washington Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

The Washington Chapter of AFP provides professional fundraisers with training, career planning resources, conferences, research assistance and regular, local networking opportunities.

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Association of Government Accountants (AGA) Seattle Chapter

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Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) – Puget Sound Chapter

PSALA is where the people who manage the lawyers and their businesses meet to learn, share and network. Regular meetings and lunches provide excellent relationship building opportunities.

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Association of Professional Genealogists – Puget Sound Chapter

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Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) – Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Association of Public Safety Communications Officials – Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

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Association of Record Managers & Administrators (ARMA) – Greater Seattle Chapter

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Association of Washington Community and Technical College Administrators

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Association of Washington Geographers

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

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Audio Engineering Society (AES) – Pacific Northwest Section

AES advances the science of audio engineering and its allied arts in both theoretical and practical application through regular meetings that encourage the exchange of ideas and high professional standards amongst members.

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Ballard Writers Collective

Networking events in Seattle

BWC is an association of accomplished writers and authors in Ballard who meet regularly to support and celebrate each others work.

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Book Publishers Northwest (BPNW)

BPNW is a professional membership organization for local book publishers interested in collaborating and networking with each other in the interest of their trade.

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Cartoonists Northwest

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Cascadia Region Green Building Council

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

The Green Building Council (Cascadia Region) is a membership organization for professionals with an interest in green buildings and LEED certification.

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CFA Society of Seattle

The CFA Society of Seattle serves the needs of professionals in the investment decision-making business by providing a forum for the exchange of information and ideas among its 600+ members. Lunch and evening programs provide educational and networking opportunities also for non-members.

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Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW)

CREW Seattle members are experienced professionals in the commercial real estate sector and meet regularly over lunch and other special events, which are open also to non-members.

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Concierge Guild of Seattle (CGS)

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Construction Financial Management Association of Puget Sound

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Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals – Puget Sound Roundtable

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Customer Service and Support Professionals

Networking events primarily on the Eastside

The organization concentrates on real life operational issues faced on a daily basis in a call / contact center or help / service desk. Members share proven success strategies with each other.

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Data Management Association (DAMA) – Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Northwest Chapter

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Eastside Association of Records Managers and Administrators (ARMA)

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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Employee Benefits Planning Association (EPBA) of the Pacific Northwest

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Escrow Association of Washington

EAW is a membership association for local professionals with an interest matters related to escrow.

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Estate Planning Council of Seattle

The Estate Planning Council of Seattle is a membership group for experienced professionals in the field. The Council offers members important opportunities to represent their companies in the community and to build valuable professional relationships.

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Estate Planning Council of Tacoma

Networking events primarily in Tacoma

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Evergreen Chapter of Club Managers Association of America

Have you ever wondered what happens when the General Managers of the region’s most prestigious private clubs get together to network? This group knows.

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Executive Women International (EWI) – Seattle Chapter

EWI Seattle brings together key executives from diverse sectors and businesses to learn and support each other in the pursuit of professional and personal development in both career and community.

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Financial Planning Association – Puget Sound

The Financial Planning Association (FPA) of Puget Sound is comprised of local financial planning professionals. Networking takes place at monthly lunches and several large annual events.

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FORKS Seattle (formerly Seattle Chefs Collaborative)

This organization brings together leading local chefs dedicated to sustainable practices with local food producers and patrons dedicated to the same ideals.

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Greater Seattle Dental Hygienists’ Society

GSDHS represents dental hygienists through professional networking events, volunteering, continuing education and programs that give back to the local Seattle community, such as Free Sealant Day.

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Greater Seattle Insurance Professionals

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Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) – Washington & Alaska Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) – Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

The Washington State chapter of HIMSS is where local IT professionals in the healthcare sector meet to advance learning and facilitate the exchange of ideas amongst its members.

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals – Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Tacoma

Monthly networking dinners of HFTP provide accounting, finance and technology executives from the hospitality trade the opportunity to earn CPE credits and build valuable professional relationships. The group welcomes all interested individuals to join and participate.

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Housing Development Consortium

HDC is a professional association for people with an interest in the field of affordable housing development,

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HR Roundtable – The High Technology Human Resources Society

The HR Roundtable is a group of HR practitioners employed with local high tech employers ranging in size from start-up to publicly traded such as Microsoft.

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ICF (International Coach Federation) – Washington Chapter

ICF is a networking and professional development organization for coaches. Regular events provide interesting relationship-building and learning opportunities.

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IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) – NW Chapter

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IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) – Seattle Section

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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IEEE Seattle

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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IGDA (International Game Developers Association) – Seattle Chapter

IGDA is where game developers in Seattle meet for professional networking.

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Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of King County

Networking events in Seattle and Bellevue

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Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) – Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events primarily in Redmond

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Institute of Management Accountants – Seattle Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

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Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) – Pacific Northwest Chapter

IMC-PNW works to elevate the caliber and discipline of consulting as a profession. Monthly breakfast meetings attract top level speakers, and provide regular learning and networking opportunities.

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Institute of Supply Management – Western Washington

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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Interact Seattle

Seattle’s Developer/Designer interaction group organizes meetings monthly and provides great forum to learn and build relationships with other professionals in this field.

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International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) – Washington State Section

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington State

The Seattle Chapter of IAAP organizes monthly meetings with program speakers and time for networking for administrative professionals.

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International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Seattle Chapter

IABC Seattle (International Association of Business Communicators) helps communicators achieve professional excellence and organizes regular events to facilitate networking between members.

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International Facility Management Association – Seatle Chapter

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International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) – Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

IIBA provides a place for professionals with an interest in Business Analysis to meet and learn. Monthly meetings take place at Bellevue College.

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International Interior Design Association (IIDA) – NW Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout Washington

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International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (ISCEBS) – Puget Sound Chapter

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ISACA – Puget Sound Chapter

ISACA promotes learning and networking for auditing and management consulting professionals in the field of information systems audit and control. ISACA Puget Sound is one of over 170 chapters globally.

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ISES (International Special Events Society) – Seattle Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

The Mission of ISES is to educate, advance and promote the special events industry and its network of professionals along with related industries.

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IxDA Seattle

Networking events in Seattle

IxDA Seattle is the local chapter of the Interaction Design Association, a network dedicated to the professional practice of Interaction Design.

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KAHPA (Korean American Health Professional Association)

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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King County Bar Association

KCBA is the largest voluntary bar association in Washington with approximately 6,000 members from the legal profession. Member committees and continuing education classes bring together attorneys with similar goals and interests. Firms that meet special requirements can join the Pillars of the Bar program to receive added recognition.

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King County Collaborative Law

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King County Nurses Association

The KCNA is a professional organization of registered nurses, promoting healthy communities since 1903 through education, advocacy, and outreach. Organized events, committees and seminars provide members with regular opportunities to network and build lasting professional relationships.

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Lake Washington Human Resource Association

Networking events in Bellevue and Seattle

LWHRA is a “Super-Mega Chapter” of the Society for Human Resource Management. The group provides educational, informational and networking opportunities to HR professionals in the Puget Sound region.

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Latina/o Bar Association of Washington (LBAW)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Law Librarians of Puget Sound

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Legal Marketing Association – PNW Chapter

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Les Dames d’Escoffier International – Seattle Chapter

Les Dames d’Escoffier is a community leadership group of women working in food, beverage and hospitality. While membership in Les Dames is by invitation only, their outreach touches and inspires many.

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Licensing Executives Society – Seattle Chapter

LES Seattle provides networking opportunities for business, legal and scientific professionals engaged in the transfer, use, development, manufacture and marketing of intellectual property.

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Loren Miller Bar Association

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Marketing Communications Executives International (MCEI) – Seattle Chapter

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Media Bistro

Media Bistro is a national organization for professionals like editors, writers, television producers, graphic designers and book publishers in content/creative industries. MB regularly organizes events in Seattle for local members to meet each other, share resources and learn about job opportunities and interesting projects.

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Meeting Professionals International – Washington State Chapter

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

The Washington State Chapter of MPI counts a membership of over 300 meeting professionals. The group’s regular lunches and other events promote the development of business relationships and are also open to non-members.

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Meetup Groups and Events

Networking events in Seattle and across Washington State

There are over 1,000 Meetup groups around Seattle, each based on a specific common interest. Meetup events (called Meetups) may attract anywhere from a few to several hundred people.

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NACM / Credit & Financial Development Division – Seattle Chapter

The Seattle Chapter of NACM-CFDD is a membership group for finance professionals with a specific interest in credit management. Monthly dinners in Seattle provide members and non-members alike the opportunity to network and learn from guest speakers.

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National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences (NATAS) – Northwest Chapter

Along with the annual regional EMMY Awards, the Nortwest Chapter of NATAS provides local television professionals with regular seminars, social programs and networking opportunities.

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National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) – Seattle Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

NAAAP Seattle is a membership group for professionals who are interested in professional development, community service and networking with the Seattle community of Asian American professionals. Social events provide frequent opportunities for relationship-building.

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National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) – Pacific NW Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

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National Association of Corporate Directors – Northwest Chapter

NACD is membership association for boards, directors, director-candidates and board advisers. Regular events provide networking and learning opportunities.

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National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) – Washington State Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

This group provides advocacy and high level networking for developers, owners and investors in the industrial, office and related commercial real estate industries.

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National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA)

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington State

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National Association of Legal Secretaries (NALS) of Washington

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

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National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (NAPMW)

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

NAPMW serves mortgage professionals and employers with a commitment to excellence. The group offers regular education and networking opportunities at monthly dinner meetings and at other special events throughout the year.

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National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) – Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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National Black MBA Association, Seattle Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

This group of Seattle professionals is dedicated to advancing careers, enriching personal and professional experiences, investing in future leaders, and making a difference in the community.

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National Property Management Association (NPMA) – Northwest Chapter

Networking events primarily in Tukwila

NPMA helps members stay informed on the most advanced techniques for ethical and cost-effective management of personal property (not real estate) in the public and private sectors. Monthly lunches provide regular opportunities for networking with other professionals in the field.

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National Science Communication Institute (nSCI)

nSCI works to accelerate scientific discovery and time-to-market by promoting more open, effective approaches to research scientists’ communications with key audiences, stakeholders and each other.

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Net Impact Seattle

Net Impact Seattle Chapter is a network of local professionals interested in advancing corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

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Network of Executive Women in Hospitality – Northwest Chapter

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NIRI – Seattle Chapter

Local professionals responsible for investor relations meet at the Seattle Chapter of NIRI (National Investor Relations Institute), which organizes networking and educational events for its members.

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Northwest Association for Financial Professionals (NWAFP)

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Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals (NWAEP)

Networking events throughout Washington

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Northwest Compensation Forum

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Northwest Development Officers Association

NDOA is a network of nonprofit fundraisers that offers high quality, relevant and innovative training experiences, and provides opportunities to build connections among members and organizations.

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Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound Region

NEBC is a membership and advocacy group comprised primarily of companies with a strategic interest in environmental policies and issues that relate to industry. Events are open also to non-members.

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Northwest Geological Society (NWGS)

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Northwest Independent Editors Guild

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Northwest Indian Bar Association (NIBA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Northwest Internet Advertising Group

NWIAG is a free membership group that creates social and educational events where internet advertising professionals in Seattle can network with peers, share contacts and exchange ideas.

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NorthWest MRA

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Northwest Outdoor Writers Association (NOWA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Northwest Promotional Marketing Association (NWPMA)

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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Northwest Recruiters Association

The Northwest Recruiters Association serves around 200 members in the recruiting profession by providing a forum for education, networking and information dissemination in a non-competitive environment. Regular events are open also to non-members.

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Northwest Society of Interior Designers – Puget Sound Chapter

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Nortwest Film Forum

NWFF’s mission is to discover and champion the work of visionary filmmakers and to engage the general public and artists alike in deeper exploration of the art of film.

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NSA – Northwest Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and Eastside

NSA Northwest is the regional chapter of the National Speakers Association. The group meets regularly and attracts a diverse group of authors, speakers and communications professionals.

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Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Puget Sound region

PNAA promotes the aerospace industry and a business climate conducive to its success in Washington State and the PNW. Individuals and companies in the aviation industry can join to take advantage of regular networking and learning opportunities.

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Pacific Northwest Chapter CPCU (Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters)

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Pacific Northwest Historians Guild

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

Membership in the PNW Historians Guild is open to anyone with a professional or personal interest in the study and preservation of Pacific Northwest history. Members get to know other history enthusiasts through the Guild’s program meetings, annual conference, newsletter and regular email bulletins.

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Pacific Northwest Human Resources Strategic Forum

Networking events in Seattle and throughout the Puget Sound region

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Pacific Northwest Organization Development Network (PNODN)

PNODN is a group for organizational development professionals dedicated to facilitating positive change in organizations. Monthly programs assist consultants in their professional growth and provide networking opportunities with other professionals in OD and related fields.

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Pacific Northwest Relocation Council

PNWRC supports professionals from all sectors of the relocation industry with networking and educational opportunities designed to help them succeed. Members received timely information on trend in the relocation field and meet regularly to share ideas and gain CRP credits.

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Pacific Northwest Writers Association

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

PNWA provides writers with regular opportunities to meet and connect with other writers, editors and publishers.

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PIA (Professional Insurance Agents) Western Alliance

Networking events throughout Puget Sound Region and Washington State

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PMI (Project Management Institute) Puget Sound Chapter

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PNW Association of Investigators

Networking events in Seattle and Tacoma

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Product Management Consortium

Networking events primarily in Kirkland / Eastside

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Professional Convention Management Association – PNW Chapter

 and Bellevue

PCMA is a membership group for meeting and event professionals.

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Propeller Club – Port of Seattle Chapter

The Propeller Club of Seattle is social, civic and charitable membership organization of people with an in interest in maritime commerce in the Puget Sound region.

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Puget Sound ASHRAE

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Puget Sound Business Travel Association

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Puget Sound Career Development Association

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

Members of the Puget Sound Career Development Association are career development professionals addressing issues in job search and career transition. The group organizes regular educational and networking events open also to non-members.

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Puget Sound Construction Specifications Institute

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Puget Sound Engineering Council

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Puget Sound Grantwriters Association

The PSGA promotes responsible, effective grantseeking and fosters connections among grantseekers, nonprofits and funders. Members are involved or interested in raising money for non-profit organizations through grants. Many events are open also to non-members.

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Puget Sound Research Forum

PSRF members are academic and corporate research professionals with emphasis on social, economic, marketing and organizational research. The group organizes regular networking events and monthly luncheon meetings, which are open also to non-members.

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Refresh Seattle

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Respiratory Care Society of Washington

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Risk Management Association (RMA) – Puget Sound Chapter

RMA promotes an enterprise approach to risk management that focuses on credit risk, market risk, and operational risk. Monthly dinners provide regular networking opportunities.

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Seattle Area Archivists

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Seattle Collaborative Space Alliance (SCSA)

Networking events In Seattle

SCSA is a membership group working to unify, support and promote the coworking and collaborative space movement in Seattle. Regular networking events take place at various cowork spaces around town.

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Seattle Counselors Association

SCA enables counselors to share information about counseling techniques and developments. SCA invites exchange among diverse individuals and disciplines, embraces creative tension, supports the self-reflection that underlies ethical practice, and welcomes new practitioners.

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Seattle Economics Council

The Seattle Economics Council (SEC) was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for business and economic issues and a network for local economists and those interested in business economics.

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Seattle Free Lances

The life of a writer is not always easy, so since 1921, Seattle Free Lances has provided Seattle writers with a place to meet, network and develop their skills.

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Seattle Graphic Artists Guild

Seattle Graphic Artist Guild members are local artists, designers, illustrators, art reps, 3D animators, videographers and visual design educators who meet monthly at networking lunches.

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Seattle Hotel Concierge Association (S.H.C.A.)

This is where Seattle’s concierges gather to share information about what’s happening in Seattle and to network.

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Seattle Management Association

SMA is a professional development and networking organization for government managers. It promotes excellence in management and serves as a champion for integrity in public sector leadership.

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Seattle Metals Guild (SMG)

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Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network

SPAN is a philanthropically oriented network of financial advisors, insurance advisors, wealth managers, attorneys, CPAs and other professionals who advise clients with charitable intent.

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Seattle Print Arts

SPA is an association of artists, arts professionals and collectors with an avid interest in the expanding field of print arts and an appreciation of the print media.

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Seattle Professional Photographers Association SPPA

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Seattle Security Traders Assocation

This is where local securities traders meet to network with each other in Seattle.

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Seattle-King County Dental Foundation

SKCDF provides a forum for local dentists who share an interest in eliminating dental infection and pain for people in King County who cannot otherwise afford dental care.

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SMLunch: Social Media Lunch Seattle

SMLunch Seattle is a group of local Social Media (SM) professionals who meet over lunch a few times each year in order to network, build new relationships and support each other.

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Social Media Club Seattle

The Seattle Chapter of SMC organizes local events for Social Media experts to share experiences, make new connections and promote ethical practices in this fast growing and quickly evolving sector.

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Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) – Seattle Chapter

SMPS members are marketing professionals employed by architecture, engineering, planning, interior design, construction, legal, accounting, and specialty consulting firms. Networking takes place during educational events, including monthly luncheons and roundtables.

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Society for the Advancement of Material & Process Engineering (SAMPE) – Seattle Chapter

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Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – The Seattle Post

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Society of Broadcast Engineers – Seattle Chapter

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Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Western Washington

Members of this organization are children’s writers and artists. The group provides networking opportunities and a speakers bureau.

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Society of Flight Test Engineers – Seattle Chapter

This organization is made of men (and some women) who definitely have the right stuff. You can count on interesting stories to be told at regular dinner meetings, open also to non-members with an interest in aviation.

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Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) – Northwest Region

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Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers

Networking events in Seattle and cities throughout the PNW

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Society of Professional Journalists – Western Washington Pro Chapter

Since 1947, the local chapter of SPJ has been open to anyone who considers himself or herself a journalist. Chapter members come from online, TV, radio and print media.

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South Asian Bar Association of Washington (SABA)

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Special Libraries Association – Pacific Northwest Chapter

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Structural Engineers Association of Washington

SEAW has over 850 individual members in the design and construction professions. Check their website for more details.

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Taiwanese American Professionals in Seattle (TAPS)

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Tax Executives Institute – Seattle Chapter

TEI members are senior, in-house accountants, lawyers and corporate executives responsible for tax affairs. Monthly meetings provide a venue for networking, information exchange and collaboration.

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TDWI – Seattle Chapter

TDWI NW is for Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse professionals who want to share best practices and career advice, to network, and to hear from leaders about issues facing the industry.

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The Executive Network of Seattle (TENS)

TENS is a community of local business leaders who support each other and learn about business and socio-economic trends through monthly meetings intended to help build lasting connections.

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The FENG (Financial Executives Networking Group) – Greater Seattle Chapter

Networking events primarily in Bellevue

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Transportation Club of Seattle

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Transportation Club of Tacoma

Networking events primarily in Tacoma

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Turnaround Management Association – Northwest Chapter

TMA – NW Chapter has almost 200 members from the fields of law, accounting, banking, academics and turnaround management. Regular educational programs and networking events provide members the opportunity to develop valuable professional relationships.

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Urban Land Institute Northwest

ULI is a global organization providing leadership in sustainable land use. The group’s events attract a who’s who from the local real estate community.

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Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington – VABAW

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Washington Association of Accountants

Networking events in chapters throughout the Puget Sound Region

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Washington Association of Maintenance and Operations Administrators (WAMOA)

Networking events throughout Washington

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Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals

Networking events in chapters throughout the Puget Sound Region

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Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WANP is a volunteer professional association promoting naturopathy in the state of Washington and providing its member physicians with local opportunities to collaborate and network with each other.

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Washington Association of School Administrators

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Washington Health Care Risk Management Society (WHCRMS)

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Washington Lawyers for the Arts

WLA supports the arts in Washington by creating alliances and making legal resources accessible to artists and arts organizations of all disciplines.

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Washington Library Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington Library Media Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington Municipal Clerks Association

Networking events in chapters throughout Washington State

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Washington Municipal Treasurers Association

Networking events in Olympia and throughout Washington State

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Washington Planned Giving Council (WPGC)

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Washington Society of Association Executives

 and Bellevue

WSAE bills itself as the place to be for association professionals and people in related fields or professions. The group promotes events and programs to advance its members’ careers. Networking takes place in committees and regular events, many open also to non-members.

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Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants (WSCPA)

Networking events throughout Washington

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Washington State Association of Broadcasters

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

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Washington State Business and Professional Women

Networking events in chapters throughout the Puget Sound region and Washington state

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Washington State Chapter of the International Graphoanalysis Society

WSIGAS has been using and promoting Graphoanalysis since it was founded in 1951. Graphoanalysis is the scientific study of the strokes in a person’s handwriting.

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Washington State Chef’s Association (WSCA)

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Washington State Healthcare Executives Forum (WSHCEF)

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Washington State Healthcare Human Resources Association (WSHHRA)

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

WSHHRA provides HR professionals from local healthcare employers to meet and advance their careers as well as the goals of their respective organizations through information exchange and networking.

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Washington State Microenterprise Association (WSMA)

Networking events primarily in Greater Seattle

WSMA is a state wide network of agencies and organizations serving micro enterprises. Members enjoy networking opportunities with colleagues across the state.

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Washington State Nursery & Landscape Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington

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Washington State Nurses Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington State Paralegal Association

Networking events in Seattle and chapters throughout Washington State

WSPA supports and promotes the paralegal profession in Washington State while also providing paralegals with a forum for networking, learning and career advancement.

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Washington State Park Rangers Association

Networking events in Seattle and around Washington state

WSPRA is a service organization for park rangers, employees and supporters.

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Washington State Pharmacy Association

Networking events in Olympia, Seattle and throughout Washington State

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Washington State Psychological Association

Networking events in Seattle and Chapters throughout Washington

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Washington State Recycling Association

Networking events in Seattle and throughout Washington State

WSRA works to foster the expansion, diversity and economic vitality of recycling as part of sustainable resource management. Membership provides access to regular networking opportunities.

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Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA)

Networking events throughout Puget Sound region

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Western Pension and Benefits Conference – Seattle Chapter

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Women in Film Seattle

WIF/Seattle provides a forum for local women in film and television to meet, exchange ideas and support each other with regular educational and networking events open also to non-members.

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Women in Wireless – Seattle Chapter

WiW is a group of professional women committed to advancing the leadership role of women in mobile telecommunications and digital media.

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World Trade Club of Seattle

For over 50 years, the World Trade Club of Seattle has provided a forum for local business people and professionals with an interest in international trade to meet, learn and support each other.

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WTS (Women in Transportation) Puget Sound Chapter

Networking events in Seattle and the Eastside

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Young Travel Professionals

Networking events in and around Seattle

YTP Seattle meets monthly to bring together young professionals from the travel, tourism and service sectors for networking and mentoring. YTP is helping develop the next generation of travel leaders.

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