Stories tagged: association of washington business
UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019
State agency proposes new salary standards for exempting some workers from overtime pay.
Thu., May 9, 2019
The story of a young child with a fascination for business isn’t what packed the banquet room at the Davenport Grand for the spring meeting of the Association of Washington …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019
Investments in education for skilled trades and promoting company culture are key in attracting employees, area business leaders said at a CEO panel Wednesday.
Sun., Dec. 23, 2018
Wagstaff Inc. was named the 2018 Employer of the Year by the Association of Washington Business. The statewide award recognized the company’s efforts to recruit and retain employees through competitive …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Spokane Valley-based Wagstaff Inc. was recognized as Washington’s employer of the year Wednesday at the Association of Washington Businesses’ third annual Evening of Excellence in Seattle.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018
Wagstaff Inc., a Spokane Valley manufacturer, is one of three finalists for Washington’s employer of the year.
Mon., Oct. 22, 2018
Changes to Washington’s overtime rules could significantly boost the number of professional workers eligible for time-and-a-half pay.
Sun., May 27, 2018
Memorial Day weekend means its crunch time for efforts to get enough signatures on petitions for initiatives to the Legislature.
Tue., May 15, 2018
Washington’s economy relies heavily on trade, with about 40 percent of the state’s jobs tied to international exports. As the Trump administration crafts trade policy, billions of dollars are at …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 18, 2018
Two Spokane business leaders will head statewide organizations this year.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
The Association of Washington Business named Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories as its employer of the year during a Wednesday ceremony in Seattle.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017
If Trump truly wants to put America first, he will find someone who fully supports the bank’s mission.
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017
Washington needs some $190 billion in infrastructure improvements over the next 20 years and must be ready to take advantage of any new federal program to help rebuild them, a …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016
The Holiday Kids’ Tree needs a bit of trimming before it gets set up in the Washington Capitol Rotunda.
Sun., June 19, 2016
After decades of selecting presidential nominees through the precinct caucuses, Democrats may switch to a primary.
Tue., June 14, 2016
Gubernatorial debate scheduled for Aug. 17 in Spokane.
Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
Where the state ranks depends on who is doing the ranking.
Wed., June 13, 2012
The two leading candidates for Washington governor debated for the first time on Tuesday and agreed that new taxes aren’t needed to improve schools. But they disagreed on most other …
Sun., June 10, 2012
Spokane will be in the political limelight Tuesday as Washington’s first gubernatorial debate of the season takes the stage at the Bing Crosby Theater. The Association of Washington Business and …
Thu., March 29, 2012
The likely Republican and Democratic candidates for governor will debate this June in Spokane. An on-again, off-again matchup of state Attorney General Rob McKenna and former U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee …
Thu., Sept. 22, 2011
CLE ELUM, Wash. – The state’s economic outlook is likely to get worse in the next two months. Until she knows how much worse, Gov. Chris Gregoire said Wednesday she …
Sun., Sept. 12, 2010
Nobody out here in Eastern Washington likes to admit it, but King County is the great trough from which most of the rest of us feed. Initiative 1098 is a …
Sun., April 18, 2010
Harris Mithoug said he had a simple solution to the challenges of life without health insurance: Don’t get hurt. The 31-year-old bartender at The Onion restaurant in Spokane did not …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2010
Six Spokane-area businesses and nonprofits were among 18 saluted last week by the Association for Washington Business for their outstanding commitment to employees. Companies were nominated for training, safety and …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2009
Washingtonians should be blushing – or flushing, depending on how seriously one takes outsider rankings of a state’s desirability as a place to do business. Washington scored a rare three-fer …