A community celebration of the life of Blake Nordstrom will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at Alaska Airlines Arena on the University of Washington campus. The celebration is open to the public. Doors open at 1 p.m., and space is limited. Blake, part of the fourth generation to lead his family’s namesake retail company, died in Seattle on January 2. We have been honored to have him as a member of the Washington Roundtable for many years and are grateful for his contributions as a member of our Executive Committee and our larger community. Click here to watch an archived Seattle Times video where Blake describes the evolution of the “Nordstrom Way,” from the company’s Northwest heritage to its future in the digital age. The Nordstrom family has requested that remembrance be made to United Way of King County or University of Washington Rowing.
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