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Business Lessons from Emerald City Comicon

By: Cheri Baker – President – Emergence Consulting My husband pointed through the crows towards a small seating area at the rear of the Washington State Convention Center. Along the back wall there was a long stage. On the stage were two people dressed as My Little Ponies. The song “Happy” began blasting out of nearby speakers and the…

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2014 Governor’s Employer Awards

  Some of the Washington State Business Leadership Network board members recently attended a meeting with Governor Inslee at the State Capitol building. Governor Inslee congratulated the winners of the 2014 Governor’s Employer Awards. In attendance from the WSBLN are second from the left, Laura Harlos (Alaska Airlines); fifth from the left Kari Hingst (Microsoft);…

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Beyond 503 – What’s Next?

Register now for the WSBLN’s first event of 2015: Beyond 503 – What’s Next? • Keynote by Award Winning Consultant Steve Hanamura • Panel and Networking with STEM Job Seekers with Disabilities The Washington State Business Leadership Network, in collaboration with the University of Washington’s AccessSTEM Careers project (funded by the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation)…

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WSBLN named USBLN Affiliate of the Month, June 2013

Year that you were established: The Washington State Business Leadership Network (WSBLN) began with a small group of employers, in February 1999, who were concerned that more than 70% of working-age people with disabilities were unemployed. In 2003, the WSBLN established itself as a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization. This model purports a primary business principle “success…

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