Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave

Are you aware of the Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave, authorized by the legislature in 2017? Premium collections by employers begin to process January 1, 2019. Employee wages and hours need to be tracked by employers to begin reporting April 1, 2019. Actual employee benefits will be available January 1, 2020. This applies to nearly all employers statewide regardless of size, including out-of-state employers with Washington employees.

Exceptions include:

  • Self employed individuals (may opt in)

  • Federal Employees

  • Federally Recognized Tribes (may opt in)

  • Individuals who temporarily work in WA

Visit www.paidleave.wa.gov/employers and find out how WA State Paid Family & Medical Leave will impact your business and your employees.

Adrienne Trimble is new NMSDC President and CEO


SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (AUGUST 2, 2018) – The Northwest Mountain MSDC welcomes Adrienne Trimble as new President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council Inc ® (NMSDC®).  The official announcement was made August 1, 2018 by Joe Hinrichs, NMSDC Chairman of the Board of Directors and President, Global Operations of Ford Motor Company.

“With impressive HR and Supplier Diversity background, Adrienne brings the necessary expertise to build a strong and sustainable team around our strategic goals,” said Hinrichs.  “In her new role, Adrienne will drive all aspects of the organization's work, including revamping processes, designing new programming, providing operational oversight, selecting and leading a strong national staff, and working with the Board and affiliates to implement strategy. I look forward to working alongside Adrienne to achieve our mission.”

NMSDC® is one the leading corporate membership organizations in the US serving minority-owned organizations and US-based corporations engaged in supplier diversity.  By matching more than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses to a vast network of corporate members, NMSDC® helps solve the growing need for supplier diversity.

The NMSDC® network includes:

  • A national office in New York City

  • 1,750 corporate members and growing

  • More than 12,000 certified minority-owned businesses

  • 23 affiliate regional councils nationwide

The Northwest Mountain MSDC is one of 23 regional councils, serving the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, visit www.nwmtnmsdc.org.


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Donate to the Silent Auction at the 22nd Scholarship Fundraiser

The Northwest Mountain MSDC is now accepting donations for the Silent Auction to be held at the 22nd Annual Scholarship Fundraiser & Silent Auction.

Silent auction donations are tax-deductible and may include additional incentives:

  • Silent Auction Donor Acknowledgements
  • Online Visibility on Silent Auction Preview Catalog
  • Networking/Reception Visibility on Audio/Video and Print
  • Press/Media Coverage

To donate or make arrangements for your donation, please contact the Northwest Mountain MSDC at 253-243-6959 or through the Council website, www.nwmtnmsdc.org.


Senator Reuven Carlyle to open the 2018 Annual Conference

Senator Reuven Carlyle

Senator Reuven Carlyle

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON (JUNE 7, 2018) – The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) made an announcement on Thursday that Sen. Reuven Carlyle is the guest speaker at the 2018 Annual Conference’s Opening Session.  Senator Carlyle represents Washington State Senate’s 36th Legislative District and serves as Committee Chair for the state’s Energy, Environment & Technology Committee.

Sen. Carlyle is one of Washington State’s proponents for Environmental Sustainability.  On a recent blog post on his website, he called for state action to “plan for the future and invest in our own methods of recycling and reusing materials” and urged the general public to learn best practices of waste reduction, recycling and utilizing renewable technology.

Joining Senator Carlyle at the Opening Session are Fernando Martinez, President and CEO of Northwest Mountain MSDC, and Sharon S. Lucas, Program Manager, Integrated Services | Indirect Supply Chain, Supply Chain and Operations at the Boeing Company and Board Chairperson of Northwest Mountain MSDC.

The 2018 Annual Conference: “Sustaining the Future of our Communities” will feature Bobby Herrera, President of Populus Group and Luncheon Keynote Speaker; Clay Atkins, of Intel Corporation; Richard Chacon of MUFG Union Bank; Tim Hopper of Microsoft Corporation; Diane Lin of Starbucks Corporation; Chi Pak of T-Mobile USA; Vlad Poppel of Intel Corporation; Shay Reed of Costco Wholesale; Nelson Reyneri of Liberty Power; Mike Russell, Jr. of Vulcan Products Company; Gary Sheneman of Harmony Consulting; and, Alex Thyne of The Boeing Company.

For more information, please visit www.nwmtnmsdc.org/2018conference.


About the Council

The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) is a Washington nonprofit established in 1978 to aid in growth and development of minority-owned businesses, serving the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. We are an affiliate of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC), providing Council membership and supplier diversity support to corporations and public agencies.  The Council manages Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification and development services.