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Around the Table: Alaska Airlines, Kaiser Permanente, Fred Hutch, Amazon, and Microsoft

January 12th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 In mid-December, Alaska Airlines delivered the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine to Juneau. Kaiser Permanente provided $1,050,000 to five nonprofits to help community members experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness during COVID-19. Microsoft announced an additional commitment of more than $110 million for nonprofits, workers, and schools in Washington state. As part of its research, Fred Hutch is currently seeking… Read more

Meet Our New Board Members: bp Cherry Point Refinery and Bristol Myers Squibb

January 7th, 2021

We are excited to welcome two new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Teresa Foy, Senior Vice President of Immuno-Oncology and Cellular Therapy at Bristol Myers Squibb; and Eric Zimpfer, vice president refining at bp Cherry Point Refinery. The two executives bring more than four decades of collective experience and represent industries that are vital to Washington’s health and economy. Learn more about… Read more

Our 2021 Policy Agenda

January 5th, 2021

Washington’s economy and communities experienced a major disruption in the wake of COVID-19, and the trajectory of the virus remains unknown. During the 2021 legislative session, the Washington Roundtable’s efforts will focus on advancing policies that support diverse and inclusive recovery. In 2021, we will urge lawmakers to: Deliver a biennial budget that addresses projected revenue shortfalls in a manner that prioritizes services… Read more

Washington Roundtable Announces 2021 Leadership

December 17th, 2020

We are excited to announce our new board leadership team for 2021. Craig Dawson, president and CEO of Retail Lockbox, will lead our organization as chair. Dawson has been a member of Washington Roundtable since 2004. Previously, he served as vice-chair, secretary/treasurer, and as a long-time member of our Economic Climate Committee. Dawson founded Retail Lockbox, a company specializing in payment processing, digital… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoRT @StarbucksNews: Today, Starbucks unveils programs to strengthen communities: - $100MM investment to support small businesses & commun…
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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 week agoWe are excited to welcome two new members to the Washington Roundtable board from @bmsnews and @bp_America Cherry Point Refinery. Learn more: https://t.co/3FJ7TZlF89 https://t.co/SkWXKdPskW
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