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Around The Table: Gary S. Kaplan Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

March 13th, 2019

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on Virginia Mason, Wells Fargo, and Boeing. Gary S. Kaplan Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award Dr. Gary S. Kaplan, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason, is being honored with the 2019 Leaders in Health Care Lifetime Achievement Award from Seattle Business Magazine…. Read more

Around The Table: Port Blakely, Laird Norton, Avista, Boeing

February 13th, 2019

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on Port Blakely Co., Laird Norton Co., Avista, and Boeing. Port Blakely and Laird Norton Recognized by Puget Sound Business Journal Congratulations to René Ancinas, CEO of Port Blakely Co. and Jeff Vincent, CEO of Laird Norton Co. for receiving Family Business… Read more

Around the Table: Alaska Airlines, PNNL, Washington Federal

January 16th, 2019

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. In this edition, we shine the spotlight on Alaska Airlines, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Washington Federal. Alaska Airlines Hires 10,000th Washington Employee, Plans to Add 3,000 More in 2019 Alaska Airlines is announced this week that Alaska welcomed its 10,000th Washington state employee this November. The company also announced plans… Read more

Community Celebration in Honor of Blake Nordstrom to be Held Saturday

January 9th, 2019

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…. Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable8 hours ago"Because these substantial increases in state spending have not been matched with a commitment to build strong reserves, it will put recent investments in education and other state priorities at risk when a downturn does come." #waleg https://t.co/3fo1TTHglV
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days ago.@EverettSchools ​gets a lot of things right -- from FAFSA completion to "on-time graduation coordinators" to commitment to dual-enrollment classes to strategic, individualized outreach to students who are "in the red." https://t.co/pZf6InA2lg #CredentialEssential @katherinelong
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoRT @meotti: “When you pull it all together, these individual interventions accumulate to a much bigger impact.” @meotti @WSACouncil speakin…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoRT @WashingtonStand: "With 740,000 job openings in the state over the next several years, helping more students graduate ready to take on e…