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Chinook is setting the stage to celebrate inclusion via National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). To show appreciation to its extended Community, Chinook is hosting a short program and sponsoring the movie ‘Far from the Tree’ on Thursday, October 10th at 6:45 pm at the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA.  Admission is free. One...
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Thanks to NDEAM, October is filled with reminders regarding the importance of employment opportunities for people with barriers. National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) got its start back in 1945 when Congress declared the first week of October “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week.” While the words have changed, the movement to help people with...
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Chinook’s Production Team received Boeing’s 2018 Quality Award. Two thousand eighteen (2018) marked the 8th consecutive year that Chinook’s Production Team earned the coveted Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA). “The commitment to quality and precision among the team is remarkable,” said CEO Steve Reed. “Each team member is personally committed to providing the highest level...
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Applebee's "Of the Best" award presented to Zach McAdams
Zack still remembers his first interview at Applebee’s in Burlington back in December of 2012. “Erin from Chinook Enterprises was with me,” Zack recalled. “The manager wanted to hire me on the spot!” Linda, who refers to herself as Zack’s “MUBER” (Uber + Mom) thinks back, “They called me at home during his interview to work...
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Chinook Enterprises welcomed Amy Franta Wilson, SPHR, SHRM-SCP as its new Human Resources Manager earlier this month. Wilson replaced Denise Childs, who recently retired. When asked about her new position, Wilson replied, “Everyone has been gracious and welcoming. I feel like I’ve been working here forever.” Wilson has a 15-year career working with non-profits including...
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT. WE MADE THIS VIDEO JUST FOR YOU! Chinook Enterprises needs your help. Chinook Enterprises is a social enterprise based in Mount Vernon supporting people with various disabilities. After 40 years of providing excellent landscape maintenance services to clients in the Skagit Valley, Chinook Enterprises may be forced to close its...
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THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP TO SAVE CHINOOK’s GROUND MAINTENANCE DIVISION (For additional background on this issue, please click here.) Please copy and paste the letter below into an email to Mr. Jim Christensen, Industrial Statistician, Prevailing Wage Program, Department of Labor and Industries. His email address is chrj235@lni.wa.gov. If you would prefer to leave...
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Steve Reed New CEO Chinook Enterprises
Chinook is starting 2019 with a healthy dose of change and excitement. The same week we celebrated the retirement of CEO and founder, Rob Martin we also welcomed our new CEO and President, Steve Reed. “We couldn’t be more excited about our new CEO Steve Reed,” said Rob Martin. “We’re all looking forward to new...
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After nearly 40 years as founder and CEO of Chinook Enterprises, Rob Martin will be passing the reins in early 2019 stating, “The decision to retire from Chinook wasn’t easy, but it’s time. I’m ready and excited for what’s next.” Martin feels fortunate to have had a long and successful career doing what he loves:...
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Burlington Chamber Humanitarian Award received for making a difference. Chinook started the first week of November off with a lot of excitement. We were one of three organizations to be nominated for the prestigious Humanitarian Award from the Burlington Chamber of Commerce. Award winners are decided through a vote of the membership. The award is...
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