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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

Around the Table: Bristol Myers Squibb, Weyerhaeuser, McKinstry, and more

February 16th, 2022

Partnering on scientific research Amazon has invested in a Science Hub partnership with UW, which will advance innovation in core robotics, artificial intelligence technologies, and their applications. Committing to equity Bristol Myers Squibb announced nearly $8 million in Health Equity grants to 24 U.S. nonprofit organizations that train and mobilize community health workers and patient navigators to improve healthcare access among medically underserved… Read more


Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoThe #apprenticeship program from @amazon is exciting. It works w/ higher ed partners to get participants the education, training & prep needed to earn #credentials and certifications for in-demand positions. Check out the article attached:
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoRT @wsu: This is great news! @WSUEverett is partnering with @amazon's Career Choice program. Career Choice will provide @amazon employees w…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months ago“Washingtonians will need more education & training, not less, to prepare for the jobs that our state’s employers are creating,” says Roundtable pres. Steve Mullin. Find out how the WA College Grant can make college & career training a reality. ▶️[]
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 months agoRT @Part4Learning: New from Zillah HS Principal @JeffCharbonneau: WA state needs to allow more high school students to earn college credits…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 months agoLegislators are considering a bill that would open the door for schools to graduate students who lack core basic skills, leaving them ill-prepared to lead economically self-sufficient lives. Say no to HB 1308 as currently written. #waleg #waedu