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SHW Named one of Washington's Best Companies to Work For!


SHW is honored to be named to Seattle Business Magazine’s 100 Best Places to Work in Washington for 2018.

Being named the #6 small business is both humbling and inspiring, as we are in great company. Ninety-nine other companies and 1,200 employees enjoyed festivities at the Washington State Convention Center, while listening to leaders share what makes their companies special.

An article in the July issue of the magazine pointed to SHW’s “flexible working environment” and “a shared commitment to being the best.”  We do appreciate those attributes, but CEO Marka Waechter will tell you it takes more than perks to create a healthy and exciting work environment. “SHW is a great place because of our people,” she says. “We hire people that share our values of inclusion, integrity, and transparency.  This fosters our environment where everyone works hard, strives to be the best, and has fun doing it. Our team truly loves what we do!

Trust among all team members is critical in what is considered the high stress job of event planning.  Trust allows us to explore unconventional ideas, and address issues before they become problems. We truly complement and bring out the best in each other. When we’re functioning at a high level of energy and creativity, our clients benefit by getting our very best work. And that leads to job satisfaction.

This is the first year we made it on Seattle Business Magazine’s list. We’ll keep working hard, loving what we do – and hope we have the honor again in 2019 to stand with 99 other great companies.