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Around the Table: Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Kaiser Permanente, Fred Hutch, Premera Blue Cross, & more

December 20th, 2021

Supporting WA students Boeing and Microsoft renewed their support for the Washington State Opportunity Scholarship (WSOS) with recent donations. The program, which provides scholarships to students from low- and middle-income backgrounds, has helped more than 6,000 college students pursue credentials in high-demand fields. Amazon announced grants to WSOS, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, and the Seattle Colleges Foundation to support… Read more

Around the Table: Wells Fargo, Boeing, Seattle Storm, & Bank of America

November 30th, 2021

Recognized for leadership Mary Knell, CEO of Pacific Northwest Commercial Banking at Wells Fargo & Co., was recently presented a distinguished leadership award at the University of Washington Foster School’s 29th Business Leadership Celebration, where she shared her career path and dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Supporting education initiatives A new program supported by Boeing prepares Washington State University Everett and Clemson… Read more

Around the Table: Power 100 honorees, Microsoft, Bristol Myers Squibb, bp

November 2nd, 2021

PSBJ’s Power 100 list announced Congratulations to the honorees of the Puget Sound Business Journal’s 2021 Power 100 list, which includes people who made a big bet this year, changed the public discourse, inspired or demanded meaningful community change, and/or were a force in their industry. Honorees include Brent Beardall, Phyllis Campbell, Craig Dawson, Stan Deal, Preston Feight, Ada Healey, Bill Hilf, Brad… Read more

Around the Table: Microsoft, Boeing, Kaiser Permanente, & Fred Hutch

October 13th, 2021

Urging state legislators to pass a transportation package Irene Plenefisch from Microsoft recently wrote about the importance of passing a state transportation revenue package soon to make needed infrastructure improvements. Supporting equity and inclusion Boeing recently presented a donation of $50,000 to the Black Future Co-op Fund, a cooperative philanthropy that aims to ignite Black generational health, wealth, and well-being across the state…. Read more