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Around the Table: Fred Hutch, PNNL, PSE, Cambia Health & more

May 25th, 2022

Powering Innovation: Fred Hutch has led the development of a vaccine designed to elicit ‘broadly neutralizing antibodies’ to bock HIV since 2013. Now, it is nearly ready for its first phase of testing in human volunteers. Scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have created a battery designed for the electric grid that locks in energy for months without losing much storage capacity, a step toward batteries that can be used for… Read more

Around the Table: Avista, Boeing, PNNL, and more

May 2nd, 2022

Supporting environmental efforts Puget Sound Energy is partnering with the Issaquah School District on investing in a new solar array as part of its Community Solar program. Amazon recently announced 37 new renewable energy projects, advancing its goal of reaching 100% renewable energy by 2025. The Seattle Kraken provided Green Month resources, presented by Puget Sound Energy. Boeing announced a five-year, $10 million… Read more

Meet Our New Board Members: Darigold and Fortive

March 24th, 2022

We are excited to welcome two new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Joe Coote, CEO of Darigold and Olumide Soroye, President & CEO of Intelligent Operating Solutions at Fortive. Learn more about them below. Thank you to previous members Stan Ryan of Darigold and Barbara Hulit of Fortive for their leadership and work on the Roundtable. Joe Coote CEO, Darigold Joe Coote… Read more

Around the Table: JPMorgan Chase, Windermere, Puget Sound Energy, & more

March 18th, 2022

Funding efforts to increase Black homeownership JPMorgan Chase recently announced it will direct $1.95 million toward a Black homeownership initiative organized by Civic Commons that aims to add 1,500 Black homeowners in the Seattle area in the next five years. In addition, HomeSight is working with Windermere Real Estate, U.S. Bank, and others to offer a loan for Black/African American homebuyers in Washington… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 day agoWA employers continue to create jobs – From 11/2021 to 11/2022, employers added more than 130,000 jobs – and they want to fill those positions with skilled WA workers. The problem: enrollment in post-HS education & training continues to fall. https://t.co/2X48yPJUEq #WAleg #WAedu https://t.co/Ug8uhN9CC8
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @WA4Equity: Want to see equitable hiring practices in action? Learn how @LEWISbuilds integrated hiring goals into its business plan and…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 days agoRT @DiscoveryEd: ✈️ On 2/7, go behind-the-scenes at three @Boeing manufacturing centers to meet #STEM professionals using groundbreaking te…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 days agoFind out how WA Roundtable Member @Microsoft empowers students to learn about technology and develop the skills to help solve some of society’s biggest challenges. https://t.co/qjdIFcdMge https://t.co/XQlwkqcTrt
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 days agoNew in @SeaTimesOpinion: Lower achievement and declining postsecondary enrollment cannot be the new post-pandemic normal. https://t.co/2X48yPJUEq #CredentialEssential #WAleg #WAedu @waOSPI @WA_SBE