February 26, 2018
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Call for nominations: Help bring more great business leaders to AWB's board of directors

AWB is looking for great business leaders from employers of all sizes and regions of the state to serve on the AWB Board of Directors. We’re accepting nominations for board membership until March 23.

The slate of nominees will be set at AWB’s spring board meeting May 16 in Spokane, with elections to follow. The new board members will take their seats at the fall board meeting, which takes place during Policy Summit at Suncadia Resort.

“AWB is fortunate to have engaged, thoughtful and dynamic board members who challenge us to live into our mission to be a catalytic leader and unifying voice for prosperity throughout Washington state,” said AWB President Kris Johnson. “Many of you have worked, connected or spoken with someone who you thought might make a good addition to our Board of Directors. This is your opportunity to help shape our board and our work.”

Send nominee names and contact information to Bonnie Millikan.

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All Manufacturers Need Relief

Manufacturing jobs key to all of our communities

By AWB President Kris Johnson

The health of Washington state's manufacturing sector is a bellwether for the strength of our overall economy, and a key driver of economic opportunity for families in every city and small town across the state.

The sector is vital to the state. Manufacturing jobs support families with livable wages and benefits and they grow the local economy and tax base to ensure funding for critical services.

Along with all that positive news, is the reality is the sector needs some support.

Since 2000, Washington has lost more than 50,000 manufacturing jobs, the majority of which are not in the aerospace sector.

The good news is lawmakers are currently considering bills that would reinstate the uniform B&O tax relief. It's a move our members support as one way to jumpstart job creation in every part of the state...

Read the full guest column in The Olympian
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