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Around the Table: Starbucks, Amazon, Windermere

January 18th, 2022

Advancing racial equity Starbucks committed to spending $1.5 billion with diverse suppliers by 2030 and announced the first recipients of its Community Resilience Fund to support small businesses and community development projects in BIPOC communities. In addition, the company will launch a mentorship program connecting BIPOC employees to senior leadership. Assisting with COVID testing Amazon will partner with the state to help deliver… Read more

Our 2022 Policy Agenda

January 10th, 2022

Washingtonians have demonstrated tremendous resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Businesses have responded to unprecedented disruption by transforming operations and reimagining the workplace. The underlying strength, diversity, and innovation of our state economy are evident and state revenue projections through 2025 now exceed pre-pandemic expectations by an astounding $8.6 billion. Despite strong jobs growth, overall employment in Washington is still below the pre-pandemic peak…. Read more

Washington Roundtable Announces 2022 Leadership & New Board Members

January 4th, 2022

We are excited to announce our new board leadership team for 2022 and welcome four new members to the Washington Roundtable board. Betsy Cadwallader, Market President at U.S. Bank, will lead our organization as chair. A veteran banker with more than 30 years of commercial and investment banking experience, Cadwallader has held numerous business line and senior management roles. Thank you to Craig… Read more

Around the Table: Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, Fred Hutch, Premera Blue Cross, & more

December 20th, 2021

Supporting WA students Boeing and Microsoft renewed their support for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) with recent donations. The program, which provides scholarships to students from low- and middle-income backgrounds, has helped more than 6,000 college students pursue credentials in high-demand fields. Amazon announced grants to WSOS, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Seattle Colleges Foundation to support… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 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.…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @WA4Equity: NEW REPORT: Taking a look at minority-owned business certification processes and emerging practices to support increased inv…
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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 months agoRT @Lindsay_Rae_M: Building an equitable workforce starts with equitable access to higher education. In Washington, @OppScholarship provide…