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June 15, 2018

Alaffia recognized for the successful intersection of business, fair trade and social good

Alaffia’s husband and wife founders, and the company’s entire workforce in Washington state and in West Africa, had a remarkable week....
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
June 13, 2018

Military spouses face employment challenges, but help is on the way

Military spouses are the unsung heroes of America’s armed forces. But they often face high unemployment, stress and frustration as deployments an...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
June 11, 2018

Iconic maritime industry facing workforce shortage, uncertain future

Washington's working waterfronts are a major source of the state's economic power. Even as the state's export and import business is bo...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
May 24, 2018

Mariners commit to 25-year, $650 million investment

Mariners fans can keep singing “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” for another 25 years. This...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
May 21, 2018

Spring Meeting draws record attendance as employers seek solutions

SPOKANE--The robots may not come for your job, just the routine parts that can be automated. Rural Washington needs about $1 billion to build out t...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
May 16, 2018

New class of Washington leaders to nurture economy

SPOKANE – A new class of young Washington leaders have completed an intensive nine-month leadership development program aimed at nurturing the st...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
May 15, 2018

While U.S. debates free trade, other nations move forward

SPOKANE -- While America debates tariffs and trade policy, other countries are moving ahead and signing deals that help get their goods to internat...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
May 8, 2018

AWB Spring Meeting helps employers stay current in a changing world (w/video)

Legalized marijuana. Increased automation. Paid family leave. Rising trade tensions. Times are changing fast,...
By: Andrew Lenderman   Comments: 0
May 2, 2018

National Small Business Week celebrates risk-takers, job creators

The U.S. Small Business Administration  National Small Business Week began April 29 and ends May 5. The week is especially meaningful because...
By: Bobbi Cussins   Comments: 0
April 27, 2018

At 25th annual Worker Memorial Ceremony, a shared commitment to safety

A solemn bell of remembrance rang 65 times on Thursday, as leaders from business and labor read the names of every Washington worker who die...
By: Brian Mittge   Comments: 0