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Making a Difference One Tootsie Roll at a Time Earlier this month Rob Martin received a phone call. The caller told him something that surprised him: “We raised $2,500 for Chinook Enterprises and we’d like to schedule a time to drop off the check.” The gentleman who called was Gary Cloninger, Grand Knight from the...
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Mount Vernon, WA. February 17, 2017 — Rob Martin, CEO of Chinook Enterprises, receives the prestigious Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award. Rob Martin’s first experience with Rotarians was in 1969 as a 15-year-old Scout Leader with the Boy Scouts. Rob recalls asking a local Seattle Rotary club for money to buy Christmas presents for a...
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), a congress-sponsored initiative dating back to 1945. NDEAM was a means to stimulate job opportunities for persons with disabilities. The month-long campaign came many decades before the better-known American Disability Act (ADA), which became law in 1990, and was the next big step taken by the Government...
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We are pleased to introduce Ann, an entrepreneur who specializes in making custom jewelry.  Ann has worked in the assembly division at Chinook Enterprises since 2001, helping to produce products for a wide variety of manufacturers including the Boeing Company. Ann uses her assembly skills in her personal life as well––making her own jewelry: earrings and other beautiful...
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Our production department was buzzing with excitement the day our new MultiCam 3000 CNC Router arrived. It was almost like we were expecting as new baby. And in a way, we were. Getting the machine into its new home took quite a bit of effort and ingenuity as you will see. It will be a...
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Opening Doors to Business Opportunities Steven Brown has an affinity for people, working, and candy. Meeting people comes easy to Steven. He’s a social guy with a lot of energy, a passion for business, and he’d rather be out and about more than anything else. Like most active people, Steven works at keeping himself occupied,...
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Diehard Seahawk fans, Garrett and Tracy Johns searched for years to find the perfect Christmas tree topper. The football helmet they had settled for never looked quite right. In January, Garrett came home from work and shared his idea for the perfect topper: A Light Up 12. He said “let’s make a 12” recalls Garrett’s...
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We use a lot of wood around here. Plywood, actually. More than 500 sheets a year. Most of this plywood is cut and crafted into high quality storage and shipping containers with dimensions ranging from 3″ x 3″ to 120″ x 76″. Hardware includes staples, screws, rivets, handles and locking mechanisms. We have a hefty ventilation...
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2014 was a good year for Chinook in so many ways! After three years of a difficult economy, we experienced a much-needed upswing. Several people we serve got new jobs and for many, those jobs were their very first. We made many good inroads with the employment community and those will pay good dividends in...
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