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The Roundtable works to effect positive change on public policy issues that are most important to supporting state economic vitality and fostering opportunity for all Washingtonians. That work includes sharing news and analyzing policy developments affecting our state.

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COVID-19 Update for Employers

March 25th, 2020

Businesses across the state are responding to the coronavirus outbreak. See below for COVID-19 resources for Washington state employers, public health resources, information about response funds, and how to help.   Washington State Official COVID-19 Website: The state’s Coronavirus Response portal links to official information from a variety of trusted sources. The website provides links to resources for families, businesses, and workers, including how to… Read more

Around the Table: Seattle Storm, Boeing, Microsoft

March 4th, 2020

Seattle Storm CEO and general manager Alisha Valavanis featured in PROFILE Magazine PROFILE Magazine recently featured Roundtable member Alisha Valavanis, CEO and general manager of the Seattle Storm. In the story, Valavanis discusses her childhood, early career, her dual roles at the Seattle Storm, and her work in leading the team’s management company Force 10. Under Valavanis’s leadership, the Storm’s players and staff collaborated… Read more

Around the Table: Symetra, PSL Ventures, Windermere, and more

February 18th, 2020

Sharing some recent stories and headlines from our member companies…  Windermere donates $30K to Mary’s Place as part of Seahawks partnership As part of the #TackleHomelessness campaign with the Seahawks, Windermere agreed to donate $100 to Mary’s Place for every Seahawks home game defensive tackle during the 2019 NFL season. Windermere presented Mary’s Place, which supports families on their journey out of homelessness,… Read more

Around the Table: WaFd, Wells Fargo, Starbucks, Microsoft & Boeing

February 6th, 2020

Sharing some recent stories and headlines from our member companies…  Brent Beardall and Mary Knell honored with 2020 Excellence Awards, Seattle Business Magazine Congratulations to Brent Beardall and Mary Knell, both of whom were honored with a 2020 Executive Excellence Award from Seattle Business Magazine. As reported in the magazine’s January/February issue, “Under Brent Beardall’s leadership, WaFd has become one of the healthiest… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @seattlestorm: WOW Seattle, thanks to your generosity, we've raised over $10,000 for Food Lifeline in 24 hours! But we're not done y…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @DanWerthWine: Our tasting rooms may be closed, but we are offering curb side pickup!All of us at @SteMichelle hope you are staying heal…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @CNN: Seattle-based department store Nordstrom is sewing more than 100,000 masks that will be sanitized before being distributed to heal…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @EverettHerald: A study led by an infectious disease expert from the @everettclinic showed the new self-swab COVID-19 tests were accurat…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoRT @BoeingAirplanes: Last week, to help relieve the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, a @bambooairways 787 #Dreamliner ferried 287 European…