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Around The Table: Cowles Company, Seattle Mariners, Gates Foundation, Starbucks, and Vulcan

May 5th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on the Cowles Company, Gates Foundation, Seattle Mariners, Starbucks, and Vulcan. Betsy Cowles Inducted into Spokane Citizen Hall of Fame Congratulations to Betsy Cowles, chairman of the Cowles Company, and vice chair of the Roundtable board, who was inducted into the Spokane Citizen Hall… Read more

Updated: Benchmarks for a Better Washington

May 3rd, 2017

How does Washington rank on issues like innovation, education, transportation, and business climate? Today’s update to the Benchmarks for a Better Washington provides a snapshot of state performance against 13 key metrics. Our goal: Make Washington a top 10 state for quality of life and innovation while ensuring it is not one of the 10 most expensive states in which to do business. Check out the… Read more

Around The Table: Gates Foundation, Microsoft, and PNNL

April 14th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on the Gates Foundation, Microsoft, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Gates Foundation Launches Higher Ed Podcast “To A Degree” The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the launch of a new podcast led by the organization’s Postsecondary Success team. To A Degree “highlights the… Read more

Around The Table: PNNL and Chateau Ste. Michelle

March 24th, 2017

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Chateau Ste. Michelle. In the News: PNNL Director Dr. Steven Ashby pens op-ed, “Skating to where the puck will be” In a recent issue of the Tri-City Herald, Dr. Steven Ashby, Director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, highlights… Read more

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WA Roundtable @waroundtable4 days ago"The future of both our state's economy and of our young people requires that we support and nurture the learning needs of people after high school." — @BradSmi, President of @Microsoft #WAKids4WAJobs https://t.co/UmV1OeDQ67 @MicrosoftEDU @MSFTissues https://t.co/dgtNtqc2Zt
WA Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoThank you @BradSmi and @Microsoft for supporting #WAKids4WAJobs. Most of the 740K job openings expected in WA over the next 5 years will require a postsecondary credential, something just 31% of WA kids go onto earn today. We must do better. https://t.co/UmV1OeDQ67 @MSFTissues https://t.co/jOa6pt5eCS
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