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Around the Table: Seagen, Boeing, Bank of America, Starbucks, and more

December 15th, 2020

Giving Back Throughout October, Microsoft employees participated in a month of giving by volunteering their time and providing donations matched by the company; recipients included the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Wells Fargo is holding a campaign to benefit the American Red Cross. Bank of America is tripling donations to the Global Fund through (RED). Starbucks donated to the Global Fund through (RED)… Read more

NEW REPORT: Data and Research Document Persistent, Generational Impacts of Racial Inequity on Black Washingtonians

December 1st, 2020

SEATTLE – December 1, 2020 – Black Washingtonians and their families experience significant inequities across multiple facets of life; the effects of which compound over time and cross generations, according to a report released today. Challenge Seattle and Washington Roundtable, business associations whose member companies represent 300,000+ employees in Washington state, partnered with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) to conduct the research. In response… Read more

Around the Table: JP Morgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permenante WA, Seahawks, Microsoft, & more

November 11th, 2020

Helping with Virtual Learning The Seahawks and Microsoft partnered to support digital equity and virtual learning at the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. Microsoft donated 300 Surfaces, which the Seahawks delivered to the club this month. In addition, the Seattle Seahawks Charitable Foundation donated new internet hotspots. Seahawks, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Seattle Kraken, and state officials are part of the… Read more

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

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 hours agoRT @awbolympia: And we're off! Our sixth-annual Manufacturing Week bus tour will take us across the state to celebrate WA's vital manufactu…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoCompleting a credential after HS– such as a 2- or 4-year degree, apprenticeship, or certificate – is essential in WA. Hands-on learning can help students find the right fit, including a career in manufacturing. @McKinstryCo #MFGinWA #Pathto70 https://t.co/dJYH3JQi1n
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoRT @awbolympia: Did you know that Washington state is home to more than 8,000 different manufacturers? We'll be celebrating our dynamic sta…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @Part4Learning: One of @AvistaUtilities' goals is to provide hands-on learning opportunities for WA students. The team designed a full-t…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @uwnews: Funded in part by a $10 million donation from @Boeing, the new Interdisciplinary Engineering Building breaks ground this fall.…