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.
UK Expats Can Vote Online in the General Election says Electoral Commission
Brits living abroad can still have their vote count by registering as an overseas voter. Just five minutes is all it takes to complete the Overseas Registration and it will ensure your voice is heard. Read the full press release and access the Overseas Registration page.
Click here for our handy 10 point guide for British expats on how to register to vote in the UK general election.
It’s a Rugby World Cup Year and Time to Celebrate! May 8
Join BABC-PNW and Seattle Saracens Rugby on Friday, May 8 from 6:00-11:00pm at The Canal, in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood, for a dinner and lively discussion on which mighty sport is truly the best – American Football or Rugby. The evening includes special international sporting guests from both sides of the scrum/scrimmage, opportunities to mix-n-mingle, a raffle and silent auction, and a chance to learn more from popular experts about what makes their game the only one to watch and play. It’s the discussion and party of the season that you won’t want to miss!
USA Rugby Academy High Performance Training Camps
Camps are held a locations across the U.S. Learn about the camps, where they will be held and participation requirements.
Also announced... a Seattle high school August camp at the University of Washington August 2-6. Get the details here.
Celebrate St George's Day April 23
THURSDAY, APRIL 23 5:30-8:00 PM: The Whisky Bar
Come join in the fun and celebrate St. George, the well-known slayer of dragons and patron saint of England!!
We have reserved the Snug Bar at the back of the Brit-owned Whisky Bar in Seattle's trendy Belltown area at 2122 2nd Avenue. The menu features hard-to-find-in-Seattle UK treats like Scotch Eggs and Welsh Rarebit. Happy Hour lasts until 7pm.
Come early (and allow plenty of time for parking). No charge, no host, but please RSVP to Jerry Sparrow below:
BABC Transatlantic Conference: May 13-14
Don't miss the BABC Transatlantic Business Conference in New York City
Come explore "The Innovation Imperative - Strategy, Technology and Growth," network with national and international colleagues, and take advantage of many learning opportunities. Generous hotel and airfare discounts are provided. View the program, travel & accommodations and register today.
This is one event you don't want to miss.
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. .
The IT Summit May 12: A Special Invitation for BABC-PNW members & supporters
If you hold an IT professional title (CIO, CTO, CISO, VP of IT, etc.) you can take advantage of complimentary registration (a $499 value) to the upcoming IT Summit on Tues., May 12 from 9:00-3:00pm at the Meydenbauer Center – returning for its 4th year to the region. BABC-PNW is a proud supporter of The IT Summit and members and supporter can use registration code BABC2015 when signing up for the event. Don’t miss your opportunity to get educational and networking resources, learn about real world opportunities and challenges faced by today’s executives, and engage in face-to-face interaction and networking with technology peers.
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.