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Chinook Enterprises

CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY:

We believe everyone needs a place to connect and contribute…to feel valued and appreciated… and for most of us, that means a job.

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We Are 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.

Chinook’s customer base consists of five diverse groups:

  1. Manufacturing companies, like Boeing, who purchase assembled goods
  2. Organizations who pay us to maintain their grounds
  3. Government agencies who pay us to provide support services
  4. Eligible job seekers who we assist in finding and maintaining employment
  5. Employers who hire people we assist

Our revenue is used to self-fund our mission.

Chinook recently wrapped up a 2021 Strategic Planning Session generating a goals under the theme of: Expanding Programs, Populations and Partnerships.

The process was vigorous, from collecting surveys on feedback, to conducting listening sessions with stakeholders and reviewing results with staff, managers and our Board of Directors. Finally, the visual of our “2021 Voyage: Rafting the river-Envisioning the Future” was born.

Many thanks to Tim Colibri of Colibri Facilitation and Skagit County for making this possible. Chinookians set ambitious goals to journey forward, despite the rocky terrain that COVID has meant.

Given our mission-driven staff, stellar community support and epic customers, we are excited to expand our reach and influence in our community!

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100% of your donation goes directly toward supporting un- and under-funded employment services for people in Skagit County

I appreciate the work you do…it definitely gives one a greater understanding of how a job can make a difference in life—especially when it’s not easy to do.  It opened my eyes to the barriers some people face and how an advocate can really make a difference.

Kenn SebastianHR Field Specialist, Haggen Food Stores, Mount Vernon

JOB SEEKERS

Our Employment Services Staff provides training and follow-up services tailored to each individual. We take the time to get to know and understand each customer’s goals, personal interests, hopes, and dreams.

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EMPLOYERS

Chinook Enterprises provides hiring assistance, employee screening, training, assessment and follow-up services free of charge. We are committed to developing a strong understanding of our employer clients, in order to find the right match for them.

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MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY

Our award-winning assembly and manufacturing services help fund our mission and are what make us a social enterprise. 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 and AS 9100 Certified in our Aerospace Production Division.

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GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Our Grounds and Landscaping Maintenance 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 850 acres a week!

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NEWS AND UPDATES

Job seeker update

Job Seeker Spotlight: Meet Sara A.

Sara is a hard worker with a great memory and enjoys staying active and learning new tasks. Sara is looking to...
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Meet Busy Millennial Zack McAdams

Zack is a busy millennial. His talents are as vast as his interests. Pre-pandemic, Zack had two paying jobs and two...
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Kathy Thomson

Kathy Thomson Retires After 20-Year Career

Kathy Thomson started her career at Chinook Enterprises in 2001 under the leadership of its founder Rob Martin. Over the years,...
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Chinook Says Hello to New CEO Nicolette Wegner

As 2020 draws to a close, Chinook Enterprises opens the door to a new CEO, welcoming  Nicolette (Nikki) Wegner to lead...
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Celebrating 40 Years of Mission Expansion

Expanding Capacity, Capability, and Mission As Chinook Enterprises begins its 40th year in operation, it’s clear to see how a strong...
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A Chocolaty Partnership for Inclusion Awareness

When it comes to creative marketing tactics, Chinook Enterprises may have taken the cake, or in this case, chocolate. Earlier this...
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