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Flags ordered at half staff

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy has directed that all flags in Pierce County be lowered to half-staff until further notice in memory of four Lakewood police officers killed yesterday.

November 2009
Government contracting has success, pitfalls

Government contracting has success, pitfalls

Thurston County Chamber hosted a workshop today presented by the Thurston Economic Development Council's Procurement Technical Assistance Council to answer questions from small businesses ranging from their competitiveness in the government marketplace to the processes of seeking government contracts and clients.

November 2009

People on the move

Shannon Collins will be joining the Kent Chamber of Commerce staff as Membership Director with Susie Cushen taking on a new position in Membership Development. Collins has worked with the Kent group and earlier, with Thurston County Chamber.

KeyBank has hired Tom Peterson as vice president and senior trust administrator for the South Puget Sound District. Most recently, he was the trust branch manager at U.S. Bank in Olympia where he has lived for 27 years.

November 2009

Frogs head back to Fort Lewis

To help restore Washington state's populations of endangered Oregon spotted frogs (Rana pretiosa), approximately 80 frogs - weighing up to two ounces - will be released back to nature on the Fort Lewis Military Reservation next week.

November 2009

Around the Sound

Kent Chamber of Commerce has a Marketing Tool Box Seminar this Wednesday, Oct. 14, beginning at 8 a.m. at Allied Waste Services' conference room. The topic is "Referral Sources -- Who are You a Solution For?  (Let Them Know)." It's free for members, $10 for others. Here is the link for more information and registration.

Claudia Malone, SPHR, principal of an HR training and consulting firm Malone & Associates, will speak on "Workforce Readiness: What is it and What do we need to do?" This workshop is Thursday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 a.m. at C.I. Shenanigan's restaurant in Tacoma. More information is posted here.

October 2009

South Hill Mall becomes training ground for safety forces

Public safety agencies from Pierce County will participate in a special training session Thursday at South Hill Mall. The full-scale emergency response exercise will test the readiness of police and fire departments to a simulated terrorist event at the Puyallup shopping center.

October 2009
McChord crews head to Samoan relief

McChord crews head to Samoan relief

A C-17 Globemaster III from McChord Air Force Base touched down at Pago Pago International Airport late last night, bringing nine Federal Emergency Management Agency members and 17,000 pounds of cargo to American Samoa in support of relief operations.

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

BCRA celebrates 20 years, and growing

Tacoma-headquartered BCRA began in the spring of 1989 as a three-person, start-up firm providing architectural and design services. Today, its 170 staff members occupy offices in Tacoma, Wenatchee, Seattle and Alexandria, Va., creatively blending art and science into cutting-edge design services.

September 2009

Sept. 11 observance today

Operation Homefront will join groups across America to host a Freedom Walk in remembrance of the terrorist attacks of 2001.

The two-mile Freedom Walk will begin and end at Thea Park in Tacoma, and there is no cost to participate.

September 2009
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