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Around The Table: Safeco, Battelle, and Group Health

July 29th, 2016

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we spotlight recent news from Safeco, Battelle, and Group Health. Safeco Announces ‘Make More Happen’ Award Recipients The Safeco Insurance Make More Happen Award recognizes independent insurance agents across the country who demonstrate extraordinary volunteerism for a nonprofit organization. Safeco recently announced the remaining 34 agency award recipients… Read more

Charter School Students Make Impressive Gains in First Year

July 11th, 2016

Washington’s public charter schools saw encouraging student achievement gains in their first year of operation. The eight schools – located in Seattle, Kent, Tacoma and Spokane – have published results from mid-year and end-of-year assessments. Here are the highlights: At the Spokane International Academy, 58 percent of K-1 students were reading below grade level at the start of the year. In the spring,… Read more

Around The Table: Avista, Everett Clinic, Seattle Mariners

June 30th, 2016

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we spotlight recent news from Avista, The Everett Clinic, and the Seattle Mariners. Avista Earns EEI’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for Restoration Efforts after 2015 Wind Storm  The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) presented Avista with the association’s “Emergency Recovery Award” for its outstanding power restoration efforts after a severe… Read more

Boeing’s 100th Birthday Party

June 30th, 2016

Boeing is turning 100 years old this year! Founded in 1916, the Boeing Company has gone from producing a single canvas-and-wood airplane to becoming the world’s largest aerospace company, transforming how we fly over oceans and into the stars. To honor the occasion, Boeing’s hometown partner, Alaska Airlines, hosted a 100th Birthday Party at Seattle’s Museum of Flight, bringing together 700 leaders from the Pacific Northwest. Proudly unveiled at the celebration… Read more

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