It is with deep gratitude that we recognize and acknowledge our donors for their continued dedication and support of BEST's mission, programs and services dedicated to preventing human trafficking. Together we are committed to ending the exploitation of vulnerable children, women, and men in our communities.
Bellden Cafe supports Bellevue and surrounding communities through wholesome food, artisan coffee, and nonprofit partnerships. Bellden hosts a variety of community projects, such as food, clothing, and toy drives, and has instilled a system that donates its proceeds to local charities. Most of the ingredients at the cafe are all house-developed and freshly made daily. Bellden provides a warm, welcoming environment for anybody and cultivates support for small business owners, minority-owned and women-owned businesses. Bellden’s primary commitment is giving back to its community through volunteering, charity donations, and marketing partnerships with local charities.
AAHOA (Asian American Hotel Owners Association) is the largest hotel owners association in the nation. The nearly 20,000 AAHOA members own 60 percent of the hotels in the United States. AAHOA Members are responsible for 1.7 percent of the nation’s GDP. With billions of dollars in property assets and over one million employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in communities across the United States.
Birch Equipment is the leading independently owned construction equipment and sales company in the Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska. Birch Equipment provides pro-active fleet, management/maintenance, 24-hour response and mobe/demobe for commercial contractors, transportation, industrial, manufacturing and the public sector. Birch Equipment is headquartered in Bellingham, Washington. To learn more about Birch Equipment’s services, visit https://www.birchequipment.com/.To learn more about the Birch Golf Classic, visit https://www.birchgolfclassic.com/
The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe has long understood the importance of being proactive in meeting the needs of its community. The Muckleshoot Charity Fund has placed high priority in awarding grants to organizations throughout the region that address the unique local and regional issues facing the population.
The PORTCON conference and expo is a bi-annual industry gathering attended by managers from port authorities, marine terminal operations, and other industry professionals across North America. It was created to consolidate initiatives developed over the past 10 years with a goal to improve the competitiveness of seaport operations. This includes the Certified Port Executive Program, which has an alumni of over 500 seaport managers, and PORTSTAR, an online seaport security training solution that over 20,000 seaport employees have participated in. The conference is an opportunity for senior seaport management to gather to discuss key issues. BEST presents at this conference to raise awareness about preventing human trafficking in the maritime industry.
Founded in 2015, Reverb is a Seattle-based consulting company focused on people operations. We provide flexible, stage-appropriate consulting services to help companies grow quickly while building healthy, inclusive cultures to engage and inspire employees.