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Community Celebration in Honor of Blake Nordstrom to be Held Saturday

January 9th, 2019

A community celebration of the life of Blake Nordstrom will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 12, at Alaska Airlines Arena on the University of Washington campus. The celebration is open to the public. Doors open at 1 p.m., and space is limited. Blake, part of the fourth generation to lead his family’s namesake retail company, died in Seattle on January 2…. Read more

Our 2019 Policy Agenda

January 9th, 2019

With the new year upon us, it’s time to look ahead to the start of the 2019 legislative session and where the Roundtable will focus. Here are a few highlights from our 2019 Policy Agenda: Education Most of the more than 740,000 jobs that will be available in Washington state in the coming years will be filled by workers with a post-high school… Read more

Washington Roundtable Announces 2019 Leadership, Welcomes New Members

January 3rd, 2019

The Washington Roundtable is pleased to announce a new board leadership team for 2019. Ron Armstrong, CEO of PACCAR, will serve as our chair this year. Brian Stading, West Region President for CenturyLink will serve as vice chair, and Reggie Fils-Aime, President & COO of Nintendo of America, Inc. will serve as secretary/treasurer. Thank you to our 2018 chair, Betsy Cowles, who led… Read more

Around the Table: Wells Fargo, Vulcan, Microsoft & Starbucks

September 26th, 2018

Here’s a look at some of the great things our members are up to this fall… Wells Fargo Commits $5 Million to Establish GRID Alternatives’ Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund Wells Fargo recently announced a philanthropic commitment of $5 million over three years to support solar projects in tribal communities across the U.S. The donation to nonprofit GRID Alternatives, a national leader in making… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoExcited to welcome six new members to the Washington Roundtable board! https://t.co/rHhAkbUJ8f
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable3 weeks agoHappy New Year! Happy to share our 2020 Policy Agenda and get to work in 2020 on making WA a great place to live, work & do business! https://t.co/CeI5f9ZQI9
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable4 weeks agoA key takeaway for HS students in 2019: Completing the FAFSA can be a career-maker. https://t.co/R3ygJunFu6 #Pathto70 #WAedu @WSACouncil
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 month agoCheck out the new #opportunityscorecard from @opportunitywa. See where WA ranks on key education, transportation, economic vitality metrics. Check out how WA fares as we close out 2019: vitality: https://t.co/L6JkT73bKk https://t.co/ZFvDa1X6bB
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable1 month agoNEW #CredentialEssential story in the @seattletimes: Practical support clears a path for students to think big about their futures. https://t.co/NNw7GGrcd2 @AVID4College @MaliaRS1 @228Cascade @CHSKODIAKS @NCESD @waOSPI @WA_SBE #WAKids4WAJobs #Pathto70 #WAedu #ThisisAVID