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Our February Nonprofit of the Month: Seattle Children's

For the month of February, our employees nominated and voted for Seattle Children's as our Nonprofit of the Month.

The mission of Seattle Children’s is to provide hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. 

Here’s why our employee Mark S. nominated...
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Our January Nonprofit of the Month: Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest

For the month of January, our employees nominated and voted for Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Inland Northwest as our Nonprofit of the Month.

Ronald McDonald House Charities provide temporary lodging, comfort, and support for families with children accessing medical services in Spokane, and...

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Our October Nonprofit of the Month: Mary’s Place

Our Nonprofit of the Month program gives employees a chance to champion the organizations that mean the most to them. Through employee nominations and an annual vote, 12 organizations are chosen to receive a $1,000 donation from PEMCO Foundation (plus voluntary employee donations).

For the month of...

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Golf Safety in the Pacific Northwest

Whether the weather is too hot, too cold, or too rainy living in the Pacific Northwest is always just right for outdoor fun, like golfing! On Monday, the WALLY Team traveled to Aloha, Oregon to attend the Second Annual Dave & Dan Classicand offered our free souvenir photo program. We learned that...

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Five tips for your first NW naked bicycle ride

As summer approaches, bicyclists across the region are gearing up and stripping down for not one, but two naked Northwest rides. 

Naked bicyclists with censorship barsThe attention these bare bikers seek is not on their bodies, but rather on society’s dependence on fossil-fueled travel. They use nudity to draw attention to their cause:...

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Calling all canines! Join us at 2 Portland pet events

Want to get a little exercise with your pup, snag a souvenir photo, and help end "petlessness" in the Portland area? Stop by and see our WALLY events team at two fun Oregon Humane Society events this month!

First up is the annual Doggie Dash on Saturday, May 14, at Tom McCall Waterfront Park. Furry...

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An appreciation for teachers

Everyone remembers that one teacher that made an impact on your life – that one teacher or program that taught in “a little different” way that inspired you and helped you grow. For me, it was Mr. Bailey, my sixth-grade teacher at Tacoma’s Larchmont Elementary School. Mr. Bailey would make us...

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Our employees #LiveGreen for Earth Day (& every day)!

The national Earth Day Network says, “Changing the world starts by changing your own little corner of it.”

In celebration of Earth Day, we asked our employees to share the ways they live “green” at work and at home, and we heard a number of great examples of folks, re-using, recycling,...

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Let PEMCO pay your tolls for a year!

To celebrate the opening of the new, safer SR 520 floating bridge this April, we’re holding a contest and giving five lucky winners $2,500 cash each – the equivalent of FREE 520 bridge-crossing tolls for a year!

To enter, go to Facebook and comment on our Facebook post. Tell us who your favorite Nor...

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Thrills and chills: Tips for your first Polar Plunge

 Before and after photos at the Bend Polar Plunge.
 

For all the thrill-seekers out there who don’t mind a bit of a chill, plunging into frigid waters to support Special Olympics Oregon may be the thing for you! Our events team had the pleasure of attending the Bend Polar Plunge last weekend, and I...

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