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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

Around the Table: Space Needle, McKinstry, Seattle Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Boeing, Starbucks

August 24th, 2020

Space Needle reopens to visitors after safety upgrades After investing $1 million in coronavirus-related safety upgrades, the iconic Space Needle has reopened to visitors with limited capacity. Staff installed ultraviolet lights to kill airborne viruses, eliminated the use of cash, and other safety measures. Masks are provided and required. Read more here. McKinstry’s “Return with Confidence” service featured in the Puget Sound Business… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day ago.@WellsFargo recently awarded $2.5 million to housing innovators such as @ForterraNW through the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge. Forterra will prototype modular cross laminated timber for affordable housing in WA. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoRT @amazon: We've joined up with TurboVote to provide a place where you can find out more about voter registration, voting by mail, confirm…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @AvistaUtilities: During colder months, home heating can account for 40% to 60% of our monthly energy bills. Water heating can account f…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @kpwashington: It’s almost time for celebrations and family traditions, but let’s consider three important questions when making holiday…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @SeattleFdn: Launched in '16, the Voter Education Fund was born from a partnership between @kcelections & @SeattleFdn to improve voter a…