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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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“Cast your bread on the waters, it will come back to you,” was both the personal and business philosophy of Leonard and Polly Ballif, who opened Grocery Outlet Bargains Market on Riverside Drive in March of 1989. Several years later they hired Nels Lee, who has clocked in every day since. Polly couldn’t remember the...
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A Message from our CEO, Rob Martin Even though the term ‘social enterprise’ did not exist 38 years ago when we opened our doors, the concept behind it became our vision for a sustainable future. Today, Chinook Enterprises has evolved into the largest social enterprise in Skagit County. From the beginning, we focused on placing...
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For the seventh year in a row, the Production Division at Chinook Enterprises has earned a Silver Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA). This is a big deal. There are only several hundred suppliers worldwide who meet the criteria to earn this level of achievement. It is not easy to do. How is a BPEA earned?...
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From Ann’s Hands to your jewelry box Ann Argyle has been designing and creating jewelry for many years. Her desire to create fun, unique, quality pieces for others to enjoy, blossomed into a small jewelry business located in Skagit County, Washington. From Ann’s Hands jewelry offerings are strongly supported by local retailers across the county....
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Leading the Employment Services Division is a big job. Last year, a 37-year veteran, Jim Halpin, retired. Jim left behind some big shoes to fill. Finding the right fit to lead the company into the future weighed on everyone’s minds. The solution then became as obvious as opening the window on a beautiful spring day....
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On Monday October 2nd, 2017, Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib paid a visit to Chinook Enterprises as part of a day-long county tour in partnership with EDASC, The Port of Skagit and Skagit Valley Community College. Lt. Governor Habib spent an hour at Chinook learning about the organization to become familiar with our local challenges and...
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