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Around the Table: Retail Lockbox, Microsoft, Fred Hutch, PNNL, & Starbucks

April 20th, 2021

Sharing leadership advice Craig Dawson, President and CEO of Retail Lockbox, spoke on The Leadership Playbook podcast at Seattle University about how he is leveraging his experience as a Black business owner and leader at the Roundtable and Washington Employers for Racial Equity. Supporting COVID-19 efforts Microsoft is partnering with EvergreenHealth, Overlake Medical Center & Clinics, and Public Health – Seattle & King… Read more

Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, McKinstry, Kaiser Permanente WA

April 8th, 2021

Addressing policy challenges Seattle Foundation recently participated, along with Challenge Seattle and United Way of King County, in a GeekWire virtual event centered on tackling public policy challenges during a COVID economy. Tony Mestres will step down as President and CEO of Seattle Foundation in May to begin his next professional chapter. During his time as President and CEO, Tony focused on advancing… Read more

Letter of Support for a 2021 State Transportation Funding Package

March 31st, 2021

The Washington Roundtable is among the 100 organizations representing business, labor, environment and transit advocates, and local governments that signed a March 29 letter urging state legislative leaders to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package this year. A bold infrastructure package that funds highways, bridges, and transit systems will support job creation and an equitable economic recovery in Washington state. Investing in transportation… Read more

Around the Table: Mariners, PEMCO, Fred Hutch, & more

March 23rd, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 The Seattle Mariners are partnering with UW Medicine and have provided $2 million in funding to help COVID-19 vaccines reach underserved communities. In addition, the Mariners have outlined health and safety measures that will be in place at T-Mobile Park when games begin again in April. Stan McNaughton of PEMCO, which transitioned to a work-from-home model about a year ago,… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoRT @WADeptHealth: Starting today, everyone 16 and older in Washington is eligible for the #COVID19 vaccine! Go to the Vaccine Locator to fi…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoRT @premera: Both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Across the U.S., every family and neighborhood can expect effectiveness and protection.…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoWith revenues that normally fund transportation spending down, passing a strong infrastructure package this year is key to economic recovery, according to a new op-ed. https://t.co/OmTa3GSj35 #WAleg
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoLearn how WA businesses are addressing policy challenges, committing to social and environmental responsibility, and responding to COVID-19: https://t.co/BYcHIq98DX #WAbiz @SeattleFdn @McKinstryCo @kpwashington
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoRT @Battelle: Good stuff: @PNNLab Using 5G to Unlock New Potential https://t.co/EVZO5TQnOX