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Meet Our New Board Members: Amazon, Fred Hutch, Pugh Capital

October 6th, 2020

We are pleased to welcome three new members to the Washington Roundtable board: Dr. Thomas J. Lynch Jr., President & Director of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute; Mary E. Pugh, CEO & Chief Investment Officer at Pugh Capital; and David Zapolsky, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Amazon. The three executives bring decades of collective experience and represent industries that are… Read more

Around the Table: PNNL, Seattle Kraken, Retail Lockbox, Seahawks, Microsoft, PSE, Virginia Mason, & more

September 15th, 2020

Adapting to COVID-19 After Pacific Northwest National Laboratory summer internships went virtual because of COVID-19, interns continued to do research about biofuels, a radiation detector, and more. Learn how PNNL adapted to new circumstances from this column by director Steven Ashby. The Space Needle has reopened to visitors with limited capacity after investing $1 million in coronavirus-related safety upgrades. Staff installed ultraviolet lights… Read more

Around the Table: Space Needle, McKinstry, Seattle Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Boeing, Starbucks

August 24th, 2020

Space Needle reopens to visitors after safety upgrades After investing $1 million in coronavirus-related safety upgrades, the iconic Space Needle has reopened to visitors with limited capacity. Staff installed ultraviolet lights to kill airborne viruses, eliminated the use of cash, and other safety measures. Masks are provided and required. Read more here. McKinstry’s “Return with Confidence” service featured in the Puget Sound Business… Read more

Business Coalition Launches “Stay Safe, Stay Open” Campaign

July 16th, 2020

“Stay Safe, Stay Open” is a new public service campaign funded by a coalition of Washington state business and industry associations, including the Washington Roundtable, that urges the public to wear masks in public places to save lives, protect jobs, and keep our economy moving forward. The new website and video focus on how businesses are preparing for reopening by investing in protective… Read more

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Washington Roundtable @waroundtable5 days agoRT @WADeptHealth: Starting today, everyone 16 and older in Washington is eligible for the #COVID19 vaccine! Go to the Vaccine Locator to fi…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable6 days agoRT @premera: Both mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are safe. Across the U.S., every family and neighborhood can expect effectiveness and protection.…
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoWith revenues that normally fund transportation spending down, passing a strong infrastructure package this year is key to economic recovery, according to a new op-ed. https://t.co/OmTa3GSj35 #WAleg
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoLearn how WA businesses are addressing policy challenges, committing to social and environmental responsibility, and responding to COVID-19: https://t.co/BYcHIq98DX #WAbiz @SeattleFdn @McKinstryCo @kpwashington
Washington Roundtable @waroundtable2 weeks agoRT @Battelle: Good stuff: @PNNLab Using 5G to Unlock New Potential https://t.co/EVZO5TQnOX