FirstThursday Seattle Presents Port Commissioner Robert Holland

FirstThursday Seattle
Empowering Black & Small Businesses – Since 2005!
P. O. Box 78337 Seattle, WA. 98178
Telephone: (206) 852-8145
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Board of Directors:
W. Larry Williams Founder & CEO
Ronald D. Bennett, Bank of America – Karla Clark, Owner, KCMedia Strategies – Sherry Gillard, Attorney, Fam. Law Anthony Hopkins, Owner, AWH Photography – Nyasha Tunduwani, Owner, Siyana Business Technology’s – Tina Marie Tyler, Tyler Disabilities Foundation – Bridgette Washington, With Style Catering
Advisory Board: Francine Williams, Co-Founder, King County Government – Kikora Dorsey, Co-Founder, Casey Foundation – Gene Harris, City of Seattle – Jim Buchanan, JoAnna’s Catering – Ashby D. Reed, Co-Founder, Boeing
Nate Miles, Co-Founder, Regional Director, Government Affairs, Lilly, LLC – Jesse Perry, McDonald’s Franchisee Rev. James P. Broughton, III, Damascus Missionary Baptist Church – Mary Bass, King County Government

August 23, 2011

You are Invited:
September 1, 7 -8 PM
Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club
Main Conference Room
4520 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way S., Seattle, WA 98118

FirstThursday Seattle resumes its regular monthly meetings with special guest:

Port of Seattle Commissioner
Robert Holland
Mr. Holland will speak about the port’s business support for Black owned businesses and his youth jobs initiative with
King County.

RSVP to or call (206) 852-8145 .
Questions, please call Larry at (206) 280-9941 .

The Port of Seattle:
Where a Sustainable World is Headed

About the Port

The Port of Seattle plays a key role in bringing international trade, transportation and travel to the Pacific Northwest, and supports industries as diverse as tourism and commercial fishing. The Port is also a key builder of road and rail infrastructure, partnering with other agencies to improve freight traffic from Tacoma to Everett.

The Port owns and operates Seattle-Tacoma International Airport – the nation’s 17th busiest – handling more than 31.5 million passengers in 2010. The Port’s passenger cruise terminals at Pier 66 and Smith Cove Terminal will handle 195 ship calls and an estimated 800,000 passengers during the 2011 season.

State-of-the-art cargo handling facilities helped rank Seattle as the nation’s 6th busiest U.S. seaport in 2010, serving 22 international steamship lines moving more than 2.1 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers). The Port also operates four public marinas, and manages a number of real estate assets for financial return and broad economic advantage.

The Port’s vision is to be the cleanest, greenest, most energy-efficient port in the nation, and uses the tagline, “Where a sustainable world is headed” to communicate that goal. The Puget Sound region is already in attainment of federal air quality standards, and the Port’s many environmental programs are designed for real benefits to the community and a competitive edge for our customers.

The Port of Seattle’s economic impact is strong. Seattle’s Seaport and Airport generate nearly 200,000 jobs throughout the region with payroll in excess of $6.8 billion. Five commissioners, elected at large by the voters of King County, Washington, serve four-year terms and establish Port of Seattle policy. The chief executive officer, in carrying out these policies, leads 1,700 employees and oversees Port programs.

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