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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 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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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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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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