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LATEST NEWS: Thursday, November 7th, Associated Industries announces the 2013-2014 A.I. Bright Promise Program Recipients
“The average tuition at a public, four-year college has more than tripled over the last 30 years,” explains DeWalt, “and when today’s student graduates, they will be saddled with an average of $26,000 or more loan debt. To help alleviate this burden, A.I., along with its partners including Wells Fargo Insurance Company and Moda Health (formerly ODS Health) have granted 162 in the last five years.
Recipients of the A.I. Bright Promise Scholarship for the 2013-2014 school year include 10 EWU students and 20 CCS students. Speaking at this year’s AI Bright Promise Recipient Reception, on Thursday, November 7th, will be Christine Johnson, Chancellor, Community Colleges of Spokane, and Ben Small, Superintendent, Central Valley School District
In addition to providing A.I. Bright Promise scholarships, Associated Industries offers an opportunity for current school year Recipients to “meet and greet” A.I. member representatives at an annual reception held in their honor and designed to introduce them to the business community. The reception takes place from 5:00-6:00pm at Associated Industries headquarters, 1206 N. Lincoln in Spokane, Wash.
HART CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, Inc., Atlas Staffing, DeVries Business Services, PAYCHEX and CliftonLarsonAllen! For a special Evening at the Vineyard at beautiful Arbor Crest Wine Cellars. Nearly 500 people celebrating Associated Industries Members! Our Facebook page has some great shots of the festivities. Check out some of the great photos taken by Mark Anthony Productions here: http://on.fb.me/13UdFZd.
As you may have read, Associated Industries was honored to be recognized for contributing to the region’s economic growth and our members’ success, as a Finalist in the GSI 28th Annual AGORA Awards program, which took place June 5th at the Davenport Hotel. What a great event! We were up against some stiff competition in our Medium-sized Business category, including two Associated Industries Members– Humanix Staffing and Arbor Crest Winery – two great companies that we are proud to serve. We can’t think of finer company to be in. In fact, Humanix has partnered with Associated Industries in the past to provide safety training for temporary workers through a grant from Washington State’s L&I department, and the winery’s historic Arbor Crest Cliff House, built in 1924, is the site for this year’s Associated Industries Membership Appreciation event, Friday, August 9th. (See more information about our membership meeting below.) CONGRATULATIONS goes to Arbor Crest, who received the Award.
July 2013: ODS Health transforms into Moda Health
A.I. is able to partner with some amazing organizations in order to provide the full spectrum of services to our members. When something great happens for one of our partners, it benefits us all. That’s the case with our healthcare benefits partner, formerly known as ODS Health. Introducing Moda Health! The new name, from the Latin word “modus,” which means “the way,” reflects the organization’s commitment to the transformation of healthcare for over 57 years.
But, that isn’t the only exciting news for Moda Health. The organization has also promoted its Chief Medical Officer Dr. William Johnson into the newly-created role of President. “I really do believe physician leadership is an important piece of healthcare transformation,” Johnson says. “Physicians understand patient care, and they understand insurance and healthcare economics.” he adds. “For too long, physician leaders and healthcare executives have been in silos. This is a way to bring them together.”
March 4 2013
Safety Services News
It’s been shown that absenteeism drops when companies put into practice effective safety programs. Investing in a good safety program brings with it other benefits too. When employees feel safe, they are able to better focus on issues such as quality and customer service.