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Around the Table: Boeing, KeyBank, Alaska Airlines, Kaiser Permanente, PEMCO, & more

July 27th, 2021

Making progress on diversity and inclusion goals Boeing and KeyBank were among DiversityInc’s Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The list measured performance in metrics such as leadership accountability, talent programs, workplace practices, supplier diversity efforts, and corporate philanthropy. Planning to reach net zero emissions Alaska Airlines CEO Ben Minicucci spoke to Washington Post Live about the company’s plans to reach net zero emissions… Read more

Around the Table: Avista, McKinstry, PNNL, Comcast, Slalom, Symetra, Windermere, & more

July 1st, 2021

Improving sustainability Avista, McKinstry, and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are partners in a new Spokane development. The South Landing Eco-District is a model for sustainable buildings and a real-world demonstration of new building techniques, materials, and a sustainable shared energy model. Researchers at PNNL will deploy and test new building technologies and energy-management approaches involved in the Eco-District. Receiving recognition Congratulations to Comcast… Read more

Around the Table: Symetra, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, bp, Microsoft, Fred Hutch, & Kaiser Permanente WA

June 18th, 2021

Giving back to the community Symetra was recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal as a 2021 Corporate Champion for its support of United Way of King County’s “Bridge to Finish” initiative and the “Care & Feeding” initiative. Improving sustainability Boeing and Alaska Airlines are partnering on the latest Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and will flight test advanced technologies to cut emissions, reduce noise,… Read more

Around the Table: Seattle Kraken, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, PNNL, McKinstry, Avista, & more

June 2nd, 2021

Contributing to COVID vaccination efforts Seattle Kraken partnered with Virginia Mason Franciscan Health and the Washington Department of Health to offer a pop-up clinic that provided COVID-19 vaccines. Giving back to communities Battelle, which manages and operates Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, donated $40,000 to the 3 Rivers Community Foundation. Multiple Tri-Cities nonprofits received COVID-19 response grants from the foundation. Addressing environmental challenges In… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @kpwashington: Since 2014, we have worked w/ @YouthCareSEA to support youth experiencing homelessness and struggling to receive care, an…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @bmsnews: We earned 100 on the @DisabilityIN Disability Equality Index which recognizes companies that prioritize inclusion of people wi…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @PNNLab: We're proudly partnering with @AvistaUtilities on the innovative Spokane, Wash. #EcoDistrict project to reimagine the future of…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 weeks agoRT @fredhutch: “All four of our honorees — Michele, Kathy, April and Bev — are remarkable and have really made a terrific contributions to…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 weeks agoRT @BellevueChamber: As Covid recovery continues, how has the local, global, and national economy responded? Join @WAFDbank CEO, Brent Bear…