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Around The Table: Boeing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle Seahawks, Virginia Mason

November 8th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Boeing, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle Seahawks, and Virginia Mason. Boeing Announces More than $50 million in Grants to Support Nonprofits Worldwide Boeing has announced more than $50 million in grants to more than 500 nonprofit organizations across 50 countries globally, with many… Read more

Around The Table: Microsoft, Mariners, Puget Sound Energy

October 17th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, and the Seattle Mariners. Microsoft Introduces TechSpark: A New Program Aimed at Growing Economic Opportunity for All Americans This month, Microsoft launched TechSpark, a national civic program aimed at fostering greater economic opportunity and job creation through partnership with… Read more

Cross-Border Leaders Gather for 2017 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference

September 12th, 2017

Leaders from British Columbia and Washington state are coming together for a two-day conference in Seattle this week to discuss new cross-border initiatives aimed at improving connectivity, strengthening innovation, and generating economic opportunity in the Cascadia Corridor. The 2017 Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference will showcase progress made since the joint effort was launched during the first conference in British Columbia last September; celebrate… Read more

NEW: 2017 Chair’s Report

September 11th, 2017

The 2017 legislative session is behind us, and it’s time to look back at all that was accomplished and how those accomplishments align with priorities of the Washington Roundtable. Roundtable Chair Kimberly Harris, President & CEO of Puget Sound Energy, recaps this year’s four legislative sessions and previews the work to be done in the years ahead in the 2017 Chair’s Report. A… Read more

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