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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

Around the Table: Boeing, U.S. Bank, JPMorgan Chase, Bristol Myers Squibb, PNNL

May 20th, 2021

Honoring AAPI Heritage Month Boeing is highlighting how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have shaped the company’s history and its employee-led groups that promote pan-Asian culture and career development. An article details how three nonprofits, including Seattle Asian Art Museum, are using U.S. Bank funding to support AAPI communities. Supporting minority-owned suppliers Experts on supplier diversity from Boeing, JPMorgan Chase, and Verizon… Read more

Around the Table: Boeing, Starbucks, Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Bristol Myers Squibb, & Vulcan

May 5th, 2021

Celebrating STEM students On April 29, more than 600 high school seniors across the U.S. – including 46 Washington students – were honored through a virtual STEM Signing Day ceremony, presented by Boeing. Learn more in this Partnership for Learning story. Reports to the community Boeing shares diversity, equity, and inclusion data and defines the company’s aspirations to address representation gaps and build… Read more

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