November 14, 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 recent story in Washington Business magazine.

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

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Focus on Sustainability

Cardinal Glass: A Clear Path to Energy Efficiency

Cardinal's Washington-made glass and window products help its customers around the world save money -- and the planet.

Making glass is inherently energy-intensive, but Cardinal's finished product is so energy-efficient that its carbon footprint from glass production is essentially offset within a year by the customer's reduced carbon output from lower energy use.

And Cardinal keeps its energy use as low as possible: When operating at full capacity, Cardinal's plant in Winlock has one of the lowest total emissions per ton of glass shipped of any conventional float glass plant in the world.

Read the full story in Washington Business Magazine
Don't End Workplace Flexibility

New rules complicate seasonal hiring

By AWB President Kris Johnson

Here in Washington and throughout the nation, part-time and seasonal positions have long played an important role in the economy, providing jobs with flexible schedules that benefit employers and workers alike.

With Seattle's adoption of new scheduling ordinance that restricts how employers can schedule shifts, employers and employees should keep a close eye on the unintended consequences of the nearly 50-pages of regulations, including a loss of flexibility for part-time workers, and even the loss of some part-time jobs and the benefits that come with them.

Likewise, leaders in other communities would be wise to observe the process given the recent history of a regulation starting in Seattle and spreading elsewhere...

Read the full op-ed in The Wenatchee World
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