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Around the Table: JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permenante WA, Seahawks, Microsoft, & more

November 11th, 2020

Helping with Virtual Learning The Seahawks and Microsoft partnered to support digital equity and virtual learning at the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Microsoft donated 300 Surfaces, which the Seahawks delivered to the club this month. In addition, the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation donated new internet hotspots. Seahawks, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle Kraken, and state officials are part of the… Read more

Around the Table: Seahawks, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Comcast, & more

October 13th, 2020

Encouraging civic participation The Seattle Seahawks are urging voters in Washington and across the U.S. to register to vote, learn about candidates and ballot measures, and vote by November 3. Access voting resources and hear from Pete Carroll and players here. Starbucks is supporting its employees’ voter engagement this year by providing all U.S. partners with one free Lyft ride up to $75… Read more

Meet Our New Board Members: Amazon, Fred Hutch, Pugh Capital

October 6th, 2020

We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., President & Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute; Mary E. Pugh, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at Pugh Capital; and David Zapolsky, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Amazon. The three executives bring decades of collective experience and represent industries that are… Read more

Around the Table: PNNL, Seattle Kraken, Retail Lockbox, Seahawks, Microsoft, PSE, Virginia Mason, & more

September 15th, 2020

Adapting to COVID-19 After Pacific Northwest National Laboratory summer internships went virtual because of COVID-19, interns continued to do research about biofuels, a radiation detector, and more. Learn how PNNL adapted to new circumstances from this column by director Steven Ashby. The Space Needle has reopened to visitors with limited capacity after investing $1 million in coronavirus-related safety upgrades. Staff installed ultraviolet lights… Read more

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