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Women of Influence event photos

Some 200 business and community members celebrated Women of Influence honorees, nominees and alumni at a Business Examiner annual awards event held Tuesday at the Sharon McGavick Conference Center at Clover Park Technical College.

All 2009 honorees received gifts from sponsor Mackay Restaurant Group - El Gaucho and the presenting sponsor was KeyBank.

October 2009

Nearly 40 stimulus projects completed

As the summer construction season winds down, the number of completed Recovery Act projects is beginning to climb. In September,  governments across Washington completed an additional 30 Recovery Act highway projects, bringing the reported number of completed projects to 38.

October 2009

Lacey campus lands largest 2009 industrial space deal

Agility, one of the world's leading providers of integrated logistics to businesses and governments, secured a 300,000-square-foot lease at First Park Meridian Campus in Lacey.

Monte Decker of CB Richard Ellis co-brokered the deal with Eamon McCrann from Lincoln Property Co. on behalf of the tenant. The lease marks the largest industrial deal of new space in the Puget Sound for 2009.

September 2009
KeyBank names new regional lead

KeyBank names new regional lead

KeyBank announced today that Steven S. Maxwell has been named president of its South Puget Sound District. He succeeds Thomas Spilman, who recently became president of KeyBank in Colorado.

Maxwell, who for the past four years has served as senior vice president and relationship team manager of Commercial Banking in Key's Oregon and Southwest Washington District, will assume his new responsibilities Oct. 1.

September 2009

Traffic tie-ups forecast in all directions

Starting tonight and continuing through October, motorists can expect intermittent closures of the new Hood Canal Floating Bridge as contractors conduct extensive testing. Halts to vehicle traffic lasting up to 90 minutes are expected weeknights between the hours of 10 p.m. and 4 a.m.

Motorists going south on Interstate 5 from Thurston into Lewis County will have daytime lane closures and rolling slow-downs. Contractors are placing permanent lane barriers and building bridge structures. Delays up to 5 minutes are anticipated between 5:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. weekdays.

September 2009

Next BE issue is on news stands

Business Examiner subscribers received today's edition this weekend or today, depending on their individual mail carrier's delivery pattern.

Included are feature articles on:
"Continuing fallout from Venture Bank sale and concerns for Rainier Pacific Bank"
"White collar customers increase pawn shop patronage"
"The plight of a generalist in health care world"
"Is the recession really over?"

September 2009

Eating 'local' at St. Martin's

Saint Martin's University will be participating next Tuesday in the 2009 "Eat Local Challenge," hosted by its new food service provider, Bon Appétit Management Co.

The challenge, which will take place in 400 related cafés all across the country, will feature a lunch, including dessert, that is made entirely from local ingredients. 

September 2009

Advice: 'Think positive' as manager

With the economy in the state it's in, encouraging employees to think positively may make you look foolish and insensitive. But that's exactly the advice John Baldoni, a leadership consultant, coach and speaker from Harvard Business School shared today.

Focusing employees on what they can do rather than what they cannot do will lead to better attitudes and results, this expert says. 

September 2009

Taxing issues for Washington

Earlier this week, the Tax Foundation issued its 2010 State Business Tax Climate Index and Washington moved up a few spots, from 12th to ninth best.

However, the overall score for the state actually declined. The reason for this? Other states hurt their ranking by making bad moves more than Washington took steps in improving its system. 

September 2009

People on the move

Bruce Cramer, CEO of O Bee Credit Union was awarded the "Distinguished Credit Union Professional Award" at the Annual Credit Union League's State Conference in Bellevue last week.

Quinn Zander-Conn, senior vice-president and CFO of Lakewood's Northwest Commercial Bank, was recently graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School.

September 2009
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