Celebrating 37 years of service to our community:

Chinook Enterprises is a social enterprise – we are a non-profit designed to operate as a business, but with a social mission: Supporting full participation in community life for people with disabilities or other barriers. Full participation must start with successful employment.

We believe that the need to be connected with one’s community and to be a responsible citizen is at the core of each person. Each of us can relate to the importance of having a place to contribute…to feel valued… and for most of us, that means a job.

For many people with disabilities, finding that place can be challenging. Barriers to employment success are varied and include inadequate transportation, lack of experience, communication challenges, community acceptance and more.

With help and support, these barriers can be minimized and dreams realized.

We Are All Happier Now

Job Seekers

Our Employment Services Staff provides training and follow-up services that are tailored to each situation and individual. It is important to take time to get to know and understand your goals, personal interests, hopes, and dreams.

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Employers

At no cost to you, Chinook Enterprises provides hiring assistance, employee screening, training, assessment and follow-up services. We are committed to developing a strong understanding of our employers, in order to find the right match.

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Work Force & Community Partner Focus

It takes cooperation from a caring community, businesses, and government to secure jobs that are needed for individuals living with disabilities. Through our program and these key partnerships, our clients earned more than $410,000 in 2014.

We have a long list of community partners. Learn more about them here:

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Job Seekers

Since 1980, our Employment Specialist teams have been making matches between worker and employer. In fact, Chinook Enterprises has helped place more than 1,000 people in jobs with more than 200 local companies!

Employers

According to a national consumer survey, 87% of the public would give their business to companies that hire people with disabilities. This is only one of the many benefits employers derive from hiring our clients.

Grounds Maintenance

Our Grounds and Landscaping Division has provided exceptional year-round commercial landscaping and maintenance services in Skagit County since 1980. Every week our division team cares for more than 12 facilities comprising more than 300 acres.

Assembly Services

We offer a multitude of services to our manufacturing clients and our list continues to grow. No job is too difficult or complex. We’d love the opportunity to earn your business. We are ISO 9001:2008 and AS 9100 Rev. C Certified

CHINOOK ENTERPRISES IN THE NEWS

Drew Beals Celebrates 25-Years

September 15, 1992–that was a day that Drew Beals and his mother Nancy will never forget. It was Drew’s first day of employment at Chinook Enterprises.Today Drew reaches a 25-year employment milestone and it is truly a cause for celebration.

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Tony Latham joins Chinook Enterprises

Earlier this year when Jim Halpin announced his retirement, after 37 years as Vice President of Program Services, everyone agreed his would be difficult shoes to fill. Fortunately, the right person came along in the form of Tony Latham, former Executive Director with Family Promise of Skagit Valley.

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Attitude of Gratitude

Over the past 31 years, Terry has become a part of the colorful landscape of Skagit Gardens where he works full-time in the wholesale division. On a recent interview about his career, Terry shared, “I love my job and the people I work with.” Terry’s dream job began in 1985 with an interview arranged by Jim Halpin at Chinook Enterprises. Things could not have worked out better.

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