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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.

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Chinook finalized our 2022 Strategic Planning sessions to reflect upon lessons learned during previous years and craft bold new goals, despite traversing some rocky waters.

During our October All Staff Shutdown day, we compiled the valuable survey feedback from stakeholders, contractors, customers, staff, Board members, Listening sessions and from the public! During the winter, we crafted four main themes of focus during 2022, and fifteen overarching (umbrella) goals for all departments.

We know that as we work together, our 2022 Strategic Goals will carry us through to a year full of bountiful inclusion for our customers and community!

Chinook navigated its way through 2023 and we are now charting our course through 2024, where we plan to expand our services within Skagit County (and the surrounding communities), scaling our business model to maximize our effect on jobseekers and employers.

 

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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 9001:2015 and AS 9100 AS9100D Certified in our Aerospace Production Division by TUV USA.

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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

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50’s Themed Open House July 27th

50’s Themed Open House Coming on July 27th Come see how Chinook operates behind the scenes, and enjoy BBQ sliders, potato...
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Success Story: Michael at Papa Murphy’s

Party City Employee Lands Second Job at Papa Murphy’s in Burlington Michael has been employed as a stocker at Party City for seven years and had been looking for a second employment opportunity for a...
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Hiring for Bakery or Retail?

Need to Hire for a Bakery or Retail Position? Travis is a La Conner local who endeavors to obtain an employment opportunity as a baker. His ambitions are rooted in following the similar footsteps of his grandfather. Travis has previous experience and knowledge with dishwashing, food prepping, and basic...
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Our Vision for the Next 10 Years

Mapping Our Vision for the Next 10 Years at Chinook Last summer, Chinook’s team gathered and began processing what we would need to create and implement...
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Chinook Explores New Partnerships at Aero Montreal

Chinook Explores New Partnerships at Aero Montreal Chinook Production Manager Tom Williams and Business Development Officer Sean Dwyer recently represented Chinook...
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Manufacturing Week Bus Tour Stops in Mount Vernon

AWB Manufacturing Week Bus Tour Makes a Stop in Mount Vernon The Association of Washington Business (AWB) is launching their sixth...
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