October 14, 2019
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North Whidbey farmer Ron Muzzall emerges as top pick to replace Bailey

Republican party officials from the 10th Legislative District have chosen farmer Ron Muzzall as the top pick to replace former State Sen. Barbara Bailey, who resigned last month, The Whidbey News-Times reports. Two other candidates are also under consideration, however. County commissioners from three counties are scheduled to pick Bailey's replacement on Oct. 18.

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Four firms hired to gather opinions on Lower Snake River dams

Four consulting firms have been hired to collect opinions on removing the four Lower Snake River Dams and their impacts, Pullman Radio News reports. The work is funded by a $750,000 appropriation from the Washington Legislature.

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Celebrate Your Local Chamber of Commerce this Wednesday

Oct. 16 is National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day.

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Global Entrepreneurship Month offers dozens of workshops, events around Washington

The Washington State Department of Commerce is highlighting workshops, events and collaborations as part of Global Entrepreneurship Month, from marketing and financial management classes to webinars about government contracting.

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From a snowstorm to the Snake River
Manufacturing is alive and well

It's time to celebrate the amazing things Washington makes

By AWB President Kris Johnson

Washington makes some really cool things.

We're famous for many of them -- airplanes, apples, software, wheat and more. The state's iconic manufacturers established the foundation that our recent economic expansion is built upon.

But there are many medium and small manufacturers that fewer people know about. The fishing rod manufacturer in Woodland. The music stand manufacturer in Yakima. The boat builder in Colville. And the manufacturing company in Richland that makes surgical tools to help heal patients around the world.

Read the full op ed in the Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business.
Engineering Success

An Interview with Debbie Sterling, GoldieBlox CEO

By Christine Varela, partner, DH

Last week, I attended the Association of Washington Business's (AWB) annual Policy Summit. AWB, Washington's largest and oldest statewide business association, brings together members from businesses across Washington every year to help them gain insights on trade policy, small business leadership, entrepreneurship and engage in high-level, statewide policy discussion.

I was fortunate to have the opportunity to host an interview with Debbie Sterling, successful businesswoman, entrepreneur and founder and CEO of GoldieBlox.

Read the full blog post here.