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Our 2019 Policy Agenda

January 9th, 2019

With the new year upon us, it’s time to look ahead to the start of the 2019 legislative session and where the Roundtable will focus. Here are a few highlights from our 2019 Policy Agenda: Education Most of the more than 740,000 jobs that will be available in Washington state in the coming years will be filled by workers with a post-high school… Read more

Washington Roundtable Announces 2019 Leadership, Welcomes New Members

January 3rd, 2019

The Washington Roundtable is pleased to announce a new board leadership team for 2019. Ron Armstrong, CEO of PACCAR, will serve as our chair this year. Brian Stading, West Region President for CenturyLink will serve as vice chair, and Reggie Fils-Aime, President & COO of Nintendo of America, Inc. will serve as secretary/treasurer. Thank you to our 2018 chair, Betsy Cowles, who led… Read more

Around the Table: Wells Fargo, Vulcan, Microsoft & Starbucks

September 26th, 2018

Here’s a look at some of the great things our members are up to this fall… Wells Fargo Commits $5 Million to Establish GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund Wells Fargo recently announced a philanthropic commitment of $5 million over three years to support solar projects in tribal communities across the U.S. The donation to nonprofit GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making… Read more

New: 2018 Chair’s Report

August 21st, 2018

Thirty-five years ago, in the Washington Roundtable’s inaugural year, then-chairman George H. Weyerhaeuser wrote, “Our purpose is to work to improve the future of the state of Washington.” Three and a half decades later, the Washington Roundtable is more focused than ever on making this state a better place to live, work, and do business. Today, we release our 2018 Chair’s Report, our annual assessment… Read more


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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoCEOs of leading U.S. companies are more optimistic than last quarter about expectations for sales and plans for capital spending and hiring over the next six months, according to @BizRoundtable's new Q3 Economic Outlook Survey. Learn more:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days ago.@WWUPresRandhawa & Sen. Christine Rolfes: Educational attainment is important to job security & economic recovery. Learn about efforts to reduce barriers for @WWU students on the Kitsap & Olympic Peninsulas: #Pathto70 #CredentialEssential @Part4Learning
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoRT @McKinstryCo: McKinstry is proud to join @Amazon and @GlobalOptimism in signing #TheClimatePledge as we work together to build a carbon-…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 week agoLearn about the importance of supporting women and minority-owned businesses in this article by Mary Knell, CEO of Pacific Northwest Commercial Banking at @WellsFargo: #ABWD2020