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Capital Benefit Group
Contact Name: Will Compton
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The Nation’s Leader in Association Health Plan Management
With over 30 years of expertise in brokerage and consulting services, Capital Benefit Services provides affordable, high-quality employee benefits through the association health plans under our management.

Simplifying the complex world of employee benefits

Capital Benefit Services has a long history of serving customers in the right way. Our team brings a diverse background of knowledge and industry experience, making the complicated world of employee benefits easy. Since 1986 our team has been the exclusive consultant of some of the Northwest’s largest association health plans.

Strategic Partnerships Provide Access to Top-Tier Benefits for Companies across the Pacific Northwest
Our company prides itself in helping employers of all sizes find affordable health insurance options for their employees. We do this by providing employers access to association health plans in which we administer and manage.

 

Contact Name: Glen Chan
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WineDirect
Contact Name: Adrienne Stillman
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WineDirect provides everything your winery needs to start, manage, and grow your direct-to-consumer (DTC) business from wine club, ecommerce and point of sale software to fulfillment and marketplace distribution. With expertise in all areas of ecommerce and fulfillment and a longstanding commitment to wineries’ growth, we can help you at every stage in your development. Serving more than 1,800 wineries worldwide, WineDirect is headquartered in Napa Valley with offices in Paso Robles, CA; Santa Maria, CA; Glenwillow, OH; Sherwood, OR; Vancouver, BC; and McLaren Vale, Australia. Learn more about how we are helping wineries succeed with DTC at www.winedirect.com.

Ekos Winemaker – Goekos
Contact Name: Luke Bivens
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Ekos Winemaker was built by Ekos, the industry leader in business management software for independent craft manufacturing companies. Ekos Winemaker helps streamline wineries inventory, production, sales, and accounting. With a few clicks of a mouse or swipes on a mobile device, they have made it easy for users to organize, manage, and integrate information from every area of their operation into one easily accessible location. Ekos Winemaker also populates fields in the Report of Wine Premises Operations. Learn more at goekos.com/ekos-winemaker.

Universal Packaging
Contact Name: Nicole Kaseberg
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Universal Packaging is one of the leading bottle screen printers in North America, specializing in Applied Ceramic Labels (ACL). Since 1985, the company has been providing one-stop packaging solutions to the wine, beer and spirits industries. Universal Packaging is the proud distributor of glass bottles from around the world and the Vinoseal closure. The family-owned company operates out of their decorating facility and warehouse in Vernon, British Columbia. Corporate website is www.thinkuniversal.com.

 

Sovos ShipCompliant
Contact Name: Barbara Fusco
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The original and the most trusted beverage alcohol compliance partner
Since 2006, Sovos ShipCompliant has been building and innovating the most comprehensive compliance technology and visionary business tools to help your business grow.

Our DtC shipping compliance and management solutions help navigate constantly evolving direct-to-consumer shipping laws while minimizing risks associated with compliance.

Our distribution compliance and management solutions simplify go-to-market complexities and streamline three-tier compliance management.

 

Sovos ShipCompliant solves beverage alcohol compliance for producers, suppliers, shippers and government agencies through accurate, real-time, available-anywhere technology.

Avoid compliance mistakes that risk fines, losses and unwanted scrutiny with Sovos ShipCompliant’s DtC and three-tier compliance solutions.

Foster Garvey PC
Contact Name: Emily Gant
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Foster Garvey PC was established through the combination of two storied Pacific Northwest-based law firms, Foster Pepper PLLC and Garvey Schubert Barer, PC, in 2019. Foster Garvey is now one of the largest firms in the region with 180 attorneys in six offices in Seattle, Portland, Washington, D.C., New York, Spokane and Beijing, offering an extended national and international reach to serve several of the most influential and innovative companies, governments and individuals in the country across the full-spectrum of legal services. The firm’s attorneys are consistently recognized for their deep industry knowledge and superior client service by prominent legal industry publications including Best Lawyers in America©, Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” In addition to providing efficient and effective counsel, Foster Garvey will continue to provide a strong commitment to community service, pro bono work, diversity and inclusion efforts, and a collegial and equitable work environment.

Coefficient Consulting
Contact Name: Simon Siegl
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Coefficient Consulting was established by Simon Siegl in 2005, with a focus on business planning, strategic growth initiatives and exit planning for the wine industry and related businesses.

A selection of completed projects includes facilitating the establishment of tasting rooms in Woodinville for J Bookwalter Wines, Dusted Valley Vintners, Amavi Cellars, Pepper Bridge Winery, Sparkman Cellars, William Church Winery, Market Vineyards and Tsillan Cellars; business plans and financial pro forma development for Vino at the Landing (a Renton wine bar), Finamoré Spirits (a liqueur producer and importer), and Wine World Warehouse (a Seattle wine superstore); and, ownership succession coaching for Woodward Canyon Winery.  Although he does not do ongoing government compliance, Simon has helped many start-up wineries through the licensing process with federal and state agencies.  His work has also included specific government relations initiatives for individual wineries as well as groups sharing the same concern.

Simon built his consulting practice on experience gained from 17 years in leadership roles with local, regional and national winery associations, including the Washington State Wine Commission and the Washington Wine Institute.  In these positions he developed strengths in financial management, government relations, communications and image development, resource development, strategic planning and project management.

 

Conover Insurance
Contact Name: Nick Cox
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Conover Insurance is one of the oldest (with roots dating back to 1908) and largest private independent insurance agencies in the Pacific Northwest.  As of end of 2015, Conover Insurance had in excess of $435 million in total account premiums.  We have 114 Licensed Professionals working in various disciplines amongst the four offices located in Washington (Pasco, Prosser, Yakima, and Bellevue).  We focus in Commercial Insurance, Personal Lines Insurance, Employee Benefits Insurance, Transportation Insurance, Financial Services, Human Resources & Payroll Services, Estate & Business Planning, and Tax & Accounting.

With Washington State having 14 AVA’s, Conover Insurance is committed to building long term relationships with Washington State growers and winery owners.  We have offices within two hours’ drive of each of the AVA’s in Washington State.  This allows us to continue to be in a great position to serve our Agricultural & Winery Clients.

Conover Insurance can provide Washington Wineries with the following types of competitive coverages:

– Blanket Coverage’s for Wine Stock, Winery Buildings and Farm Outbuildings, and Business Personal Property for multiple business and storage locations
– Commercial General Liability, Farm Liability, Liquor Liability, and Special Event Liability
– Wine Leakage, In-Transit/Cargo Coverage, Wine Contamination
– Trellis & Grape Vine Coverage
– Chemical Drift Coverage
– Product Recall Coverage
– Employment Practices Liability
– Cyber Liability

AND many other coverage’s (too many too list).

If you are interested in getting a more competitive, broader Winery/Vineyard Insurance policy, contact Nick Cox at 509 786 1230

Farallon Consulting, LLC
Contact Name: Stacy Patterson
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Farallon Consulting is an environmental consulting and engineering firm headquartered in Issaquah, Washington.  As wineries face the challenges of complying with the new Washington State wastewater discharge permit, Farallon can help by evaluating current wastewater management methods, and preparing wineries to comply with permit requirements.

Farallon has the expert resources and experience to support winery clients with stormwater permit compliance, wastewater permit compliance, waste handling, environmental regulatory compliance, land use planning, water rights, U.S. Department of Agriculture program implementation, and other environmental services.

Working closely with clients to define project objectives, Farallon integrates technical, strategic, and regulatory issues to deliver cost-effective, innovative solutions.  The wide variety of environmental services offered by Farallon include:

– Surveying and mapping stormwater and wastewater conveyance systems;
– Evaluating stormwater and wastewater management alternatives;
– Preparing water treatment alternatives analysis and engineering reports;
– Assisting clients with water treatment system selection and installation;
– Designing and engineering water treatment facility upgrades;
– Assisting clients with obtaining construction permitting;
– Supporting clients in regulatory negotiations; and
– Developing and implementing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs).

Farallon assists clients throughout Washington and the West Coast with a range of environmental issues. Contact Farallon Principal Environmental Scientist Stacy Patterson at (425) 295-0812 with questions about environmental regulatory compliance and support.

The Farallon website provides an overview of the firm, project descriptions, and qualifications of technical staff:  www.farallonconsulting.com.

FedEx
Contact Name: Tony Lane
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As a Washington Wine Institute member, you’re entitled to significant savings on select FedEx® shipping services. You also benefit from more than a decade of experience and expertise in wine shipping. That’s the FedEx Advantage® — another great advantage for members of the Washington Wine Institute. Enroll today and pour on the savings.

Save more with fee waiver and bonus discounts.
As an added bonus, you can save 67% on the Adult Signature Required (ASR) fee with your Washington Wine Institute membership. You may also be able to save an additional 2% on FedEx Express and FedEx Ground shipments if you average more than $20,000 in annual shipping with FedEx. (Contact your FedEx account executive to see if you qualify.)

Getting started with FedEx Delivery Manager® is free, quick, and easy.

Take a closer look at all the options available to your residential customers at fedex.com/delivery.

Foster Pepper PLLC
Contact Name: Judith Shulman
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For more than a century, Foster Pepper has been an integral part of the growth of the Pacific Northwest community. With more than 130 attorneys located in Seattle and Spokane, Washington, we have the deep industry knowledge, commitment to client service and a collaborative environment that allow us to provide the best legal and business solutions for our clients.

Our clients include closely held businesses, publicly traded companies, municipalities, government agencies, entrepreneurs, philanthropic organizations and individuals throughout the region.

We are consistently recognized as a leading law firm by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA and U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.”

Fox Rothchild LLC
Contact Name: Tim Hogan
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Fox has been serving clients for more than a century, and we’ve been climbing the ranks of the nation’s largest firms for many years. Now ranked in the Am Law 100, we are a national, full-service firm with 22 offices coast to coast that provide services in more than 60 practice areas. We have a significant winery/beverage practice representing wineries and distributors in all areas of law including acquisitions, distribution, corporate, contractual, real estate, employment, environmental and regulatory matters:

– Represents one of the largest wineries in the WA in all aspects of its legal work, including acquisitions, distribution, corporate, commercial, employment and real estate
– Broad experience in representing wineries involved in purchasing/leasing of vineyards, production facilities and equipment, distribution, and regulatory matters
– Expertise in winery environmental issues including the new proposed Washington State Department of Ecology’s General Permit for Winery Wastewater Discharges
– Negotiating grape purchase/sale agreements on behalf of wineries and growers in Washington

Moss Adams
Contact Name: Ben Sappington
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The wine industry faces significant business challenges: rapid industry consolidation, unprecedented levels of international competition, changing consumer preferences, and increasingly complex risk management issues. We’ve been there every step of the way as advisors to more than 300 wineries and vineyards across the United States. Each has its own unique challenges and we’re eager to help find the right solutions.

Here are some of those time-consuming challenges that we can help with:

– Environmental, labor, and safety regulations
– Competitive industry intelligence
– Effective management of growth and opportunity
– Financing and lender relationships
– Financial reporting and financial planning
– Federal, state, and local taxes

We serve more wine clients than any other CPA firm. As the nation’s largest wine accounting and consulting practice, we stay ahead of critical issues by immersing ourselves in the information stream and playing an active role in the industry. Our goal is to help equip your business with the fundamental financial and operational strength it needs to grow and thrive so you can focus on what you love most—the art of creating great wine. Learn more at www.mossadams.com/wine

Office Depot
Contact Name: Christopher Platt
Business Genre:

Office Supplies, Furniture, Print Services, Promotional Products & More
Program Highlights

– Up to 80% off Manufacturers Suggested List Price on a core list of 700+ frequently ordered, deeply discounted products featuring many high use commodity items.
– Save 10% off retail on any other product in the Business Services Division catalog (excluding technology products).
– Free, next-day delivery on orders over $50, depending on your location.
– Discounts on office furniture, print/copy services, custom business forms, stationery supplies, promotional products, and lunchroom/janitorial provisions.
– Discount program for your company’s employees.

WWI Members can register for this program online at: http://bit.do/WWI-OfficeDepot

Perkins Coie LLC
Contact Name: Shylah Alfonso
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The Perkins Coie Wineries, Breweries & Distilleries industry group offers a multidisciplinary approach in assisting beverage alcohol businesses through all stages of their evolution and in all facets of their operations. We have attorneys in multiple practice areas who are experienced in the industry. Our work for wineries, breweries and distilleries includes corporate (entity formation, distribution arrangements, capital raising, finance, corporate governance and mergers & acquisitions), real estate (sales, purchases, leases, land use and water rights), intellectual property (trademark, copyright, patent and licensing), regulatory compliance (local, state and federal), employment and employee benefits and litigation.

To learn more about how Perkins Coie can help your winery with any legal need, visit https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/industries/food-beverage/wineries-breweries-and-distilleries.html

Stoel Rives LLP
Contact Name: Susan Johnson
Business Genre:

Winery & Vineyard Law

We know our wine…law, that is. As counsel to more than 250 wineries and vineyards, Stoel Rives is a trusted advisor and advocate for the industry. The Stoel Rives Winery & Vineyard Law practice group has advised West Coast wineries and vineyards for 30 years through all phases of their business cycle. From start-ups to mergers and acquisitions, we counsel clients on issues facing their business. At Stoel Rives, we help each client turn their vision into a reality.

Winery & Vineyard Services

Our lawyers keep in step with the complexities and trends of the wine industry and focus their attention on the issues that matter. Our broad experience allows us to advise clients on a wide range of legal matters affecting the industry, including state and TTB permitting, trademark registration, employment policies and procedures, water rights, land use and ADA compliance. Whether you are producing 600 or 600,000 cases of wine, our attorneys provide solutions to the challenges wineries face as they develop strategies and deliver their products.

For further information regarding the services offered by Stoel Rives, please contact Susan Johnson at 206-386-7684 or Stephanie Meier at 206-386-7546.

Synergy By Association LLC
Contact Name: Darrin Quillen
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Synergy by Association is an extension of your state trade association, providing association members with superior products and services through partnerships with industry-leading suppliers. Synergy by Association partners WWI with our Office Depot Program

Office Supplies, Furniture, Print Services, Promotional Products & More

Program Highlights

– Up to 80% off Manufacturers Suggested List Price on a core list of 700+ frequently ordered, deeply discounted products featuring many high use commodity items.
– Save 10% off retail on any other product in the Business Services Division catalog (excluding technology products).
– Free, next-day delivery on orders over $50, depending on your location.
– Discounts on office furniture, print/copy services, custom business forms, stationery supplies, promotional products, and lunchroom/janitorial provisions.
– Discount program for your company’s employees.

WWI Members can register for this program online at: http://bit.do/WWI-OfficeDepot

Vintners Logistics
Contact Name: Robert Thompson
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Since 2007 owner Robert Thompson and his team have been focused on working with individual winery’s needs and offer a wide selection of services including:
– Temperature controlled bonded wine warehousing
– Temperature controlled transportation of wine locally, regionally and nationally
– Direct to consumer fulfillment
– Alliance with Fed Ex to provide national Cold Chain Solutions for DTC customers
– New wine barrel distribution for coopers
– Sanitation processes in place to ensure a TCA free warehouse and fleet
– Product consolidation and cross docking to help reduce transportation costs
– Empty bin and wine grape transportation from vineyard to the winery
– Quality new wine bottle options from the USA & Asia

What is the Vintners Logistics Difference?

It begins with their people — highly trained, committed, passionate people who are committed to us long-term — people who receive a competitive wage and benefits package that rewards and encourages their continued dedication not only to our company, but to you.

The Vintners Logistics difference continues with their processes — golden rule customer service, phenol-free environments and cleaning products, experienced logistics planning and execution, and compliance with all government regulations, ensuring that your products are handled safely and securely. Vintners Logistics offers technology so you can track and trace your products while in our secure, temperature-controlled and ambient-air distribution centers or on our modern, environmentally-friendly fleet of trucks.

Vintners Logistics’ passion is to provide solutions for your unique needs.To contact Robert and his team today, simply call them at 509-783-5544.