December 5, 2016
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Finally, a 401(k) retirement plan built for small businesses!

AWB’s MyFuture 401(k) allows small-business owners to offer an affordable, robust retirement plan for themselves and their employees — without many of the set-up costs and administrative hassle of traditional 401(k) plans. There are many reasons for small businesses to consider a 401(k) retirement plan: Employee recruitment and retention, tax reduction and greater flexibility for your employees.

AWB has partnered with Integrity Financial Corporation to bring this high-quality plan to members. Help secure a sound financial future for you and your employees today!

Read about this program and how it has helped Washington employers in this story in Washington Business magazine.

To learn more, visit the newly revised and expanded website, or call 800-794-4015.

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Sustainability in Action

A green milestone for Microsoft: 500-acre Redmond campus generates (almost) zero waste

By Nat Levy, GeekWire

The 44,000 employees at Microsoft's Redmond headquarters campus went through a whopping 189 million pounds of food and packaging between July and December 2015. Even more impressive than employees' appetites is the fact that the company managed to keep 99.5 percent of food and dining waste out of landfills.

Microsoft said Monday its headquarters has earned the gold level of Zero Waste Certification from the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council for keeping 90 percent of food, office, and construction waste out of landfills. Microsoft says it is the first tech company in the country to obtain such an achievement.
Read the full story in GeekWire
Build on Success

Washington lawmakers should hold off tinkering with Boeing tax break

By The Seattle Times Editorial Board

Benefits of the state investment can be seen in Everett, where Boeing has now spent more than $1 billion on its facility for building advanced, composite wings for the 777X.

This work involves a constellation of suppliers. It also expands the cluster of companies and expertise working with advanced composites in Washington.

That cluster, the jobs it supports and the future opportunities it creates should continue, regardless of what happens with the WTO.
Read the full editorial in The Seattle Times
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