December 12, 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

Building with renewables

By Washington Business magazine

With the tagline "engineered to outlive you," Brooks Manufacturing Co. designs and manufactures quality wood crossarms and transmission framing products for the electric utility industry. Established in 1915, Brooks Manufacturing has been owned and operated by the Brooks family since 1935. Brooks is a certified woman-owned business enterprise.

The company's Douglas fir crossarms come from sustainable forests that are managed to meet the social, economic, and ecological needs of present and future generations.
Read the full article in Washington Business magazine
Jobs are Waiting

Wrap up review of Longview coal terminal

By The Everett Herald Editorial Board

As long as we're talking about bubbles, perhaps those of us in Snohomish and King counties ought to take a look outside ours to other parts of the state that aren't sharing in all aspects of the state's economic rebound.

Both counties enjoy the state's lowest unemployment rates as of October: 4 percent in Snohomish County and 3.7 percent in King. Counties in southwest Washington, however, continue to lag with unemployment rates of 6 percent in Clark, 7.2 percent in Cowlitz, 7.6 percent in Lewis and 8.6 percent in Wahkiakum County.
Read the full editorial in The Everett Herald (subscription required)
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