Welcome To The BABC-PNW
The BABC-PNW promotes trade and other links between the UK and the USA. It is one of 25 chapters of the British American Business Council in the UK and USA. Our active business and social programs provide an enjoyable and productive business atmosphere at seminars, after-hours networking events and social meetings.
BABC-PNW Membership: Keep Your Benefits Active
BABC-PNW membership renewals have been sent out via email. If you have not received your renewal invoice, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renew online today to keep your benefits active through 2015.
Not a member? Now is a great time to join BABC-PNW. Business membership includes access to the BABC International Database with more than 2,500 business and professional contacts. Learn more about our member levels and benefits.
Magna Carta: Celebrate 800 years: June 18
Celebrate 800 years of Magna Carta at the Elephant & Castle, 5.30 - 8.30 pm
Celebrate the 800 th birthday of Magna Carta (Great Charter) which set out 63 rights that the Barons were able to wrest from England’s King John in the year 1215. The peasants got to share in these liberties, too, and thus our democratic tradition began.
See also below for a more official celebration taking place at Olympia on June 15.
Magna Carta: Official Celebration in Olympia
Come and celebrate this important anniversary. No RSVP needed.
BABC-PNW is pleased to support SightLife
Last month, BABC-PNW was pleased to award $1,000 to SightLife, helping support the only non-profit global health organization whose sole focus is eliminating corneal blindness in the U.S. and around the world. SightLife works in partnership with surgeons and health organizations in more than 29 countries, and with global eye bank partners to provided corneas for transplant. In 2012 alone, the organization delivered nearly 14,000 corneas to those in need, and there are still many more individuals across the world, with corneal blindness, who continue to wait to have their sight restored. SightLife recently opened a foundation division in the UK, which will serve as a key hub for financial donations and connections to third world countries in the nearby regions.
BABC-PNW Board, members and staff present check to Dan Johnson, Director of Principal and Planned Giving for SightLife.
SightLife beneficiary Arshi-15 yrs. (far r; dark shawl) and family celebrate her new sight. Arshi was blinded at the age of 10 when a bee stung her directly on the right eye, resulting ina corneal scar that left her blind in the eye
Serevi Rugby Seeks Summer Interns
If you are a college or grad student looking for an summer 2015 internship, Serevi has open opportunities. They are currently seeking candidates who would be excited to support their vision. If you are passionate about the sport and the culture it offers, can work independently and on a team, and enthusiastic with a desire to success through hard work and fun, then Serevi wants to hear from you. .
Take Advantage of BABC Member Discounts!
Membership has its rewards. If you are a BABC member, log into the global BABC website with your member ID and Password and select “member benefits” to gain access to special discounts including ticket discounts from British Airways and rate discounts from Semiahmoo Resort.
Trade and Investment Resource Portal
If you are actively involved in trade and investment, you will want to check out the British American Business Trade and Investment portal featuring three informative sites including Investing in the UK, Investing in the USA, and TTIP News & Views. You can request a hard copy of the 2014 Guide to Investing in the UK today by emailing your request (a nominal mailing fee applies).
American British Trade & Investment 2015 is now available
Access the lastest copy of ABTI (click on either “Investing in the UK” or “Investing in the US”), including the digital version.
For information on the 2015 Budget released by the British Chancellor of the Exchequer, click here.
Portland Escape Rooms offer live, interactive experience
60 minutes and the clock is ticking... will you find the clues, objects, and solve the puzzles to ensure your escape? It's interactive entertainment at its best at the new Portland Escape Rooms, opening Thurs., April 16. Participants are locked in a themed room and have 60 minutes to work together to find the keys that set them free. A real life adventure game that is perfect for a date night, small group of friends, family, or co-workers.
A great time to meetup with members, friends and new contacts
Each quarter the BABC organizes a Networking event where members, guests and friends of the BABC can meetup and network. Look for detalis online or sign up to get email updates about our future events.
Click here for pictures from our recent networking night at the Elephant & Castle in downtown Seattle.
BABC-PNW is a registered 501(c)(6) Not for profit organization. ID 911688885.