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Around The Table: Alaska Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Starbucks.

February 16th, 2018

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Alaska Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Starbucks. Top U.S. Companies and Foundations Announce Initiative to Connect Atlanta’s Youth to Jobs The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative™ – a coalition of more than 50 U.S. companies including Roundtable member companies Alaska Airlines, JPMorgan Chase,… Read more

Around The Table: Avista, Chateau Ste. Michelle, McKinstry, Retail Lockbox, Starbucks, TrueBlue

February 8th, 2018

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Avista, Chateau Ste. Michelle, McKinstry, Retail Lockbox, Starbucks, and TrueBlue. McKinstry Execs, Avista announce Catalyst project for Spokane’s U District McKinstry executives, including Roundtable board member Dean Allen, are partnering with a subsidiary of Avista to build a new $50 million “Catalyst Building” in… Read more

Around the Table: Cowles Company, Microsoft, McKinstry, Starbucks, “No Child Sleeps Outside”

January 31st, 2018

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Cowles Company, Microsoft, McKinstry, Starbucks, and 16 Roundtable organizations who supported the “No Child Sleeps Outside” campaign. Spokane Executives Leading Statewide Business Associations in 2018 A recent article in Spokane’s Journal of Business highlights two local leaders, Betsy Cowles of Cowles Company and Michael… Read more

Editorial Boards to Legislature: Keep Competency-Based Graduation Requirements

January 22nd, 2018

Editorial boards from around the state have come out in strong opposition to bills introduced in both chambers of the Legislature that seek to remove the state’s assessment-based high school graduation requirements. Currently, students are required to achieve a minimum score – intentionally set well below career and college ready standards –  on state exams as one condition for high school graduation. The requirement… Read more

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