In 1916, young William Edward Boeing built and flew his first aircraft, Bluebell, in Seattle, and the Boeing Airplane Company—and a valued community partner—was born. Ever since its first charitable contribution in 1917—a University of Washington wind tunnel that’s still in use today—the industry leader has been giving back locally, regionally and globally.
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Renatta Emerson spurs a childhood pastime into a successful career.
Originally from Chicago, James Rahn moved to Seattle to attend college at the University of Washington. While putting himself through school waiting tables at Seattle’s iconic Café Campagne, the restaurant’s wine director took him under her wing and taught him all about wine. Rahn was hooked.
“I got bit by it,” recalls Rahn of how his love of wine developed. When he returned to Chicago, he was certified as a sommelier and became wine director at a French restaurant.