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Around the Table: Seattle Foundation, McKinstry, Kaiser Permanente WA

April 8th, 2021

Addressing policy challenges Seattle Foundation recently participated, along with Challenge Seattle and United Way of King County, in a GeekWire virtual event centered on tackling public policy challenges during a COVID economy. Tony Mestres will step down as President and CEO of Seattle Foundation in May to begin his next professional chapter. During his time as President and CEO, Tony focused on advancing… Read more

Letter of Support for a 2021 State Transportation Funding Package

March 31st, 2021

The Washington Roundtable is among the 100 organizations representing business, labor, environment and transit advocates, and local governments that signed a March 29 letter urging state legislative leaders to pass a comprehensive transportation funding package this year. A bold infrastructure package that funds highways, bridges, and transit systems will support job creation and an equitable economic recovery in Washington state. Investing in transportation… Read more

Around the Table: Mariners, PEMCO, Fred Hutch, & more

March 23rd, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 The Seattle Mariners are partnering with UW Medicine and have provided $2 million in funding to help COVID-19 vaccines reach underserved communities. In addition, the Mariners have outlined health and safety measures that will be in place at T-Mobile Park when games begin again in April. Stan McNaughton of PEMCO, which transitioned to a work-from-home model about a year ago,… Read more

Around the Table: JPMorgan Chase, PSL Ventures, McKinstry, PNNL, & more

March 10th, 2021

Responding to COVID-19 Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Kaiser Permanente Washington, and Alaska Airlines were highlighted in the Puget Sound Business Journal as Washington businesses that are using their expertise in workflow, customer experience, technology, call centers, and scheduling to assist the state with COVID-19 vaccination efforts. This month, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is hosting a series of seminars about demystifying COVID-19. Helping communities As… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 months agoRT @kpwashington: Since 2014, we have worked w/ @YouthCareSEA to support youth experiencing homelessness and struggling to receive care, an…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 months agoRT @bmsnews: We earned 100 on the @DisabilityIN Disability Equality Index which recognizes companies that prioritize inclusion of people wi…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 months agoRT @PNNLab: We're proudly partnering with @AvistaUtilities on the innovative Spokane, Wash. #EcoDistrict project to reimagine the future of…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 months agoRT @fredhutch: “All four of our honorees — Michele, Kathy, April and Bev — are remarkable and have really made a terrific contributions to…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 months agoRT @BellevueChamber: As Covid recovery continues, how has the local, global, and national economy responded? Join @WAFDbank CEO, Brent Bear…