GSBA Awards Dinner Will Shine a Spotlight on Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

Nearly two dozen award recipients and finalists will be honored at the ‘Thrive Together’ event
Updated: Thu, 01/16/2020 - 14:39
Alaska Airlines employees.

GSBA, Washington state’s LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce, will honor a host of area businesses, community leaders, entrepreneurs and nonprofits at its 39th annual Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner on Feb. 13 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.

This year’s award recipients include the following:

* Corporate Leader of the Year: Alaska Airlines. 
* Nonprofit of the Year: QLaw Foundation. 
* Business of the Year: woman-owned Weezee’s Plumbing. 
* Business Leader of the Year: Nat Stratton-Clarke, owner of Café Flora, Floret and The Flora Bakehouse. 
* Community Leader of the Year: Dominque Stephens, senior external relations liaison for Mayor Jenny Durkan.

“Celebrating success and philanthropy lifts us all up,” says Louise Chernin, president and chief executive officer of GSBA. “Each year, at GSBA’s annual Business & Humanitarian Awards Dinner, we reflect back and honor those business and nonprofit leaders who run outstanding agencies and also give back to their communities. It takes courage, vision and skill to open a business or lead an organization and coming together to applaud that spirit energizes us all to do more to enrich our lives and our community.”

The GSBA, launched in 1981, has more than 1,400 business and nonprofit members that are committed to promoting the values of equality, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. More information on the awards dinner ― themed “Thrive Together” ― can be found at

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