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.
With more than 1.4 million members and $28.8 billion in assets, BECU is the largest not-for-profit credit union in Washington and one of the top four financial cooperatives in the country. As a member-owned credit union, BECU is focused on helping increase the financial well-being of its members and communities through great rates, few fees, community partnerships and financial education. The credit union currently operates over 60 financial centers, including two in South Carolina. For more information, visit www.becu.org.
RISE is a multifamily REIT founded on the belief that improving lives is a good investment. We redefine Return on Investment through experienced management aligned with investors, a conservative investment strategy, and transparent appraisals—all while doing right by our investors and residents.
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.