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Some will work on holiday

The staff of Tacoma's Harmon Brewery & Restaurant will be opening their doors at 10 A.M. on Friday to feed the needy and less fortunate a big Christmas meal.

Sysco Food Services, Tri-City Meats Inc. and Puget Sound Beverage have all donated food and supplies to help in the venture. Many of the Harmon staff will spend Christmas Eve getting things prepared and will return again early Christmas morning to help with the feed.

December 2009

People on the move

Tim Lynch is the new regional director of pharmaceutical services for the Tacoma-based Franciscan Health System. He succeeds Ron Broekemeier, who retired Dec. 4 to conduct surveys of pharmacy residency programs for the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and to provide independent consulting services.

Michael Olels, monitor technician in Mason General Hospital's emergency department, was selected by his peers to be "Employee of the Month" for December. He has worked for MGH a total of 6 years.

December 2009

AWB: it's time to stop the 'runaway train'

In an editorial published this morning by Association of Washington Business, the group's President Don Brunell said lawmakers are in need of a reality check.

"With voter confidence dropping like a rock in a pond, it is time Congress stopped this runaway train called health care reform," Brunell wrote. "It is time to take a break, take a deep breath and look at the right-of-way ahead to make sure they are not running the taxpayers, and our nation, over a cliff."

December 2009

Around the Sound

On Christmas morning, the staff of The Harmon will open the restaurant at 10 a.m. to feed Tacoma's less fortunate. Sysco Food Services, Tri-City Meats Inc. and Puget Sound Beverage have all donated food and supplies to help. This marks The Harmon Christmas Feed's fifth year, and the staff plans to prepare up to 450 meals.

December 2009

EDB launches new Web presence

The Economic Development Board for Tacoma-Pierce County's revamped Web site is now up and running.

The site supports the EDB's mission of growing jobs and wealth in Tacoma-Pierce County through the retention and recruitment of primary businesses - the building blocks of economic expansion.

December 2009

Tacoma to get more federal money

City of Tacoma's efforts to treat stormwater runoff before it enters Commencement Bay will gain $1.9 million in federal Recovery Act funding.

The work is one of the final four projects approved by the Department of Ecology to share part of remaining stimulus funding to build or enhance clean water infrastructure.

December 2009

People on the move

E. Robert (Bob) Fristoe of the law firm Owens Davies Fristoe Taylor & Schultz, P.S. recently celebrated his 60th anniversary as an attorney, having been admitted to the Washington State Bar on Sept. 8, 1949. He was named "Lawyer of the Year" by the Thurston County Bar Association in 2003 and is still practicing.

Jenilee Antone has been promoted to vice president of sales at Print NW.

Chad Waterman of South Tacoma Honda has been elected president of Tacoma Executives Association for 2010. Terri Mandel representing Tacoma Rubber Stamp will serve as vice president of the 92-year-old business networking group.

December 2009

Consumer prices drift down in South Sound

Today's report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the Consumer Price Index for urban residents in the greater Puget Sound region dipped 0.2 percent in the two months leading to the end of October.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the national CPI rose 0.4 percent in November, to end 1.8 percent higher than same date last year before seasonal adjustment, the first positive 12-month change since February 2009. The gain locally is just 0.2 percent year-over-year.

December 2009

Money managers see brighter 2010

Even though U.S. equity markets have made remarkable gains since their March lows, professional money managers still see room for growth in the year ahead.

Nearly 80 percent of the managers responding to the latest quarterly survey of U.S. investment managers conducted by Russell Investments expect U.S. equity markets to rise during the year ending December 2010.

December 2009

Blog watch

Washington state's continuing budget deficit is generating comments in the Blogosphere. Organized labor groups, particularly those representing state employees, were quick to speak out against cutting government payrolls, either by jobs or reduced pay rates, in this area of State Labor Council blog.

Washington Research Council, a non-partisan policy research group, also weighs in with its reaction to the governor's supplemental budget. More details without a position by the authors.

December 2009
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