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Around The Table: Boeing, Alaska Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, Starbucks, L’Ecole N° 41 , and Weyerhaeuser

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we spotlight on Boeing, Alaska Airlines, JP Morgan Chase, StarbucksL’Ecole N° 41 , and Weyerhaeuser.

Washington CEOs Back in Classrooms to Promote College and Career Readiness & Postsecondary Education

discoveruWashington business leaders will be visiting classrooms next week to talk to South King County students about great job opportunities in our state and encourage them to aspire to postsecondary education. Executives scheduled to visit schools include Roundtable members Ray Conner, CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Brad Tilden, CEO of Alaska Airlines; and Phyllis Campbell, Pacific Northwest chairman for JP Morgan Chase; as well as Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia; and Lucy Helm, general counsel of Starbucks. Read more in The Seattle Times.

Students also will have opportunities to visit companies such as Alaska Airlines, Amazon and Expedia to get a hands-on look at careers in our state. The events are all part of Discover U, a regional effort spearheaded by the Road Map Project – with support from Challenge Seattle – which works to increase the number of students on track to graduate high school ready to go on and earn a postsecondary credential. You can follow the effort on Twitter and Facebook. Roadmap is also inviting businesses interested in hosting worksite tours or participating in career panels to connect with them online. Fill out a business interest form here.

L’Ecole N° 41 Wins Gold in International Wine Competition


L’Ecole N° 41 was recognized on yet another international stage, winning the Best Red Bordeaux Blend at the Six Nations Wine Challenge in Sydney,
Australia. The artisan winery in Walla Walla is owned by Roundtable member Megan Clubb and her husband Marty, both of whom accepted the honor. This is the second major international award for the winery in three years. Read more here

Weyerhaeuser Opens New “Tree Fort” Headquarters in Seattle

Weyerhaeuser has a new home. After decades in Federal Way, the company opened its new, urban “tree fort” headquarters in Seattle’s Pioneer Square. The move signals an effort to attract the next wave of young employees, says CEO Doyle Simons. “This is just a different type of building that sets a different tone for where we’re heading as a company,” Simons said. “We’re looking forward to being here for a very long time.” Read more here.


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