August lunch: The Power of Small Business Investment in Public Education. Issaquah School Foundation

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Join the Newcastle Chamber of Commerce for lunch on August 14 with Robin Callahan, Executive Director Issaquah School Foundation

Robin Callahan

Robin Callahan

“What Can You Do To Improve Education? The Power of Small Business Investment in Public Education” is the topic for the Chamber August lunch presented by Robin CallahanThe lunch will be at Tapatio Mexican Grill from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m at 6920 Coal Creek Parkway Southeast, Newcastle, WA 98059. Members pay $20 and non-members $25. Payment is accepted at the door. RSVP for the August 14 lunch here. 

“I think it’s important that local communities learn about the many ways we see business invest in our schools, and the successful partnerships that result,” said Callahan.

The Issaquah School Foundation  is a non-profit organization that drives resources to help all students achieve the promise of their academic potential. “We do this by bridging the gap between funds the state provides for basic education and the dollars our schools need to prepare students for success in school and life,” continued Callahan.

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Robin Callahan, Executive Director, of the Issaquah Schools Foundation has overseen exponential growth at the Issaquah Schools Foundation during her eleven year tenure, growing annual revenue from 200K to 1.3 million. She has working with strategic partners to create innovative opportunities for students like the Microsoft TEALS program.

Callahan is a long time South Issaquah resident whose children graduated from Liberty High.  She is on Issaquah Chamber Education Committee, the Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank Board, is a founding member of the Washington Public Schools Foundation Network and the Issaquah Nourishing Network and is a member of Leadership Eastside, Class of 2014. She is passionate about leveraging her experience and so she frequently facilitates strategic planning for other non-profits seeking to achieve their organizational potential.


Bazinga Stitch

We are grateful to our August lunch sponsor Bazinga Stitch.

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Bazinga Stitch is a local Bothell-based company which provides quality quilting and home décor items created exclusively for you by Newcastle Chamber business member Bazinga Stitch, owned by Linda Stemler.

Linda can make just about anything you ask for – she embroiders and sews.  ”Just ask – I can probably do it,” says Linda.

Bazinga Stitch owner Linda Stemler

If you’re looking for one of a kind items such as pillows, monogrammed towels, pillow cases, table runners, table placemats with napkins, holiday décor, bed quilts, lap quilts, memory quilts (those with pictures incorporated onto the top of the quilt), baby quilts, teacher’s gifts, etc., then send an email to Linda at Bazinga Stitch. Visit the Bazinga Stitch website. 

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