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Around The Table: Gates Foundation and Washington Federal

January 30th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Washington Federal. Gates Foundation Gives $279 Million to the University Of Washington The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is once again shattering donation records at the University of Washington, this time with a $279 million grant to continue… Read more

Around The Table: “No Child Sleeps Outside,” Sabey Corp., Boeing

January 13th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Sabey Corp and Boeing. Sabey Corp. Named PSBJ Family Business of the Year Sabey Corp. has been named the inaugural Puget Sound Business Journal Family Business of the Year: “It’s a busy time for real estate development in the Puget Sound region, and Sabey has developed… Read more

New Washington Kids for Washington Jobs Report: Creating Great Schools for Washington Kids

January 11th, 2017

Media contacts: Mark Funk (206) 755-2122 Sara Garrettson (206) 623-0180 / (206) 372-4800 Research Study Examines Characteristics of State’s Low-Performing Schools and Struggling Students; Identifies Steps to Meaningful Improvement SEATTLE – January 11, 2017 – More than one-third of Washington school districts have one or more low-performing schools. Academic performance and graduation rates for students who attend those schools significantly trail those of… Read more

VIDEO: Rewarding Careers in Health Care at The Everett Clinic

December 21st, 2016

There will be 740,000 job openings in Washington state in the next five years. Job growth here will nearly triple that of the nation. Health care is a vital industry driving that growth with employers offering multiple careers pathways for Washingtonians who have the requisite skills. “There are a lot of great job opportunities at all levels of the Everett Clinic,” said Chris… Read more

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