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Around The Table: Avista, Chateau Ste. Michelle, McKinstry, Retail Lockbox, Starbucks, TrueBlue

February 8th, 2018

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Avista, Chateau Ste. Michelle, McKinstry, Retail Lockbox, Starbucks, and TrueBlue. McKinstry Execs, Avista announce Catalyst project for Spokane’s U District McKinstry executives, including Roundtable board member Dean Allen, are partnering with a subsidiary of Avista to build a new $50 million “Catalyst Building” in… Read more

Around the Table: Cowles Company, Microsoft, McKinstry, Starbucks, “No Child Sleeps Outside”

January 31st, 2018

In ‘Around The Table,’ we highlight member news and share information on industry trends. This week, we shine the spotlight on Cowles Company, Microsoft, McKinstry, Starbucks, and 16 Roundtable organizations who supported the “No Child Sleeps Outside” campaign. Spokane Executives Leading Statewide Business Associations in 2018 A recent article in Spokane’s Journal of Business highlights two local leaders, Betsy Cowles of Cowles Company and Michael… Read more

Editorial Boards to Legislature: Keep Competency-Based Graduation Requirements

January 22nd, 2018

Editorial boards from around the state have come out in strong opposition to bills introduced in both chambers of the Legislature that seek to remove the state’s assessment-based high school graduation requirements. Currently, students are required to achieve a minimum score – intentionally set well below career and college ready standards –  on state exams as one condition for high school graduation. The requirement… Read more

NEW REPORT: Unlocking Washington’s Full Potential

January 17th, 2018

Overall, Washington state is thriving. According to a new report from the Washington Roundtable and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), it is a top-five state for per-capita income growth and ranks among the top 10 states for job growth. At current momentum, BCG estimates that our state will produce 1.4 million jobs over the next decade. However, the statewide data masks a complex… Read more

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