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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

People on the move

2 Watch Monitoring in Tacoma announced the addition of two new members to its team. Steve Moore, general manager of Steve's Monitoring in Spokane is partnering with 2 Watch to expand its Eastern Washington and Idaho markets. John McGowan joins the firm as the new senior vice president of operations. He comes from the shipping and freight industry, having strong leadership skills and expertise in managing and administering effective operations of a company.

Eric Wisch has been named the manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources' Pacific Cascade Region. Wisch will oversee DNR programs throughout the region, which includes Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Pacific, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties and southeast Grays Harbor County. The region includes the cities of Olympia and Vancouver. From its headquarters in Castlerock, DNR's Pacific Cascade Region manages some 480,000 acres of forest, agriculture and urban lands that generate non-tax revenue for public schools, universities, counties and other trust beneficiaries.

September 2009

People on the move

The Washington Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the professional association of licensed naturopathic physicians in the state, has announced that it is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Naturopathic physicians practice naturopathic medicine, a comprehensive healthcare system with a unique philosophy that combines traditional, natural therapeutics with modern, scientific medicine. Naturopathic doctors treat the whole person, rather than just the symptoms of illness. The WANP is celebrating its anniversary by launching an outreach campaign with a newly designed Web site and a greater presence in local communities. With health care reform front and center on the national agenda, the WANP seeks to raise awareness about the increasingly valuable services of naturopathic medicine.

August 2009

State agencies to greet returning troops

The State Department of Veterans Affairs and Employment Security Department will be joining forces to serve members of the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade Combat Team as they return from Iraq.

Beginning tomorrow, a team will meet demobilizing soldiers at Fort McCoy, Wisc., to help their reintegration to civilian life. The 2,400 citizen soldiers from Washington will begin returning home as early as this week.

July 2009

Vets welcome at Lacey university

Saint Martin's University has announced that it will be a participant in the Post 9/11 GI Bill, commonly known as the "Yellow Ribbon Program."

"Currently the University enrolls more than 50 veterans and over 160 active duty soldiers including military personnel on overseas deployments completing their degrees online," said Roy Heynderickx, Ph.D., president of the university.

July 2009

Blog Watch: burgers and bellies notes the end of an era as the Little Holland burger joint announces it will close on Saturday. The eatery is at the Fircrest-Tacoma boundary on Center Street at Orchard.

July 2009

Quadrant targets military

More than 40 percent of all Quadrant Homes sold since January went to military families, the company said today. With locations near the South Sound's numerous military posts, convenience is a key reason military buyers choose to buy.

"We have always been military-friendly but with current lending regulations and the availability of VA financing, we have seen more interest from military families," said Brent Howard, director of sales for Quadrant.

July 2009

Around the Sound

Grand Opening of the Roof Top Bar at Riverside Golf Course, Chehalis, on Wednesday, with a ribbon cutting at 4 pm. Well drink specials $2 and free pizza appetizers from 4 to 6 pm.

"The Up Side of a Down Turn" Sunny Kobe Cook, founder of Sleep Country USA and award winning Northwest entrepreneur, believes a tough economy is your business opportunity. Hear why when she addresses Puyallup/Sumner Chamber luncheon Friday, at Best Western Park Plaza. Click here to register and save $2 by confirming by Wednesday.

July 2009

Boeing to development spacecraft system

An industry team led by Boeing has received a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for work on Phase 2 of the Fast Access Spacecraft Testbed program. The $15.5 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract is currently funded to $13.8 million.

The program aims to develop a new, ultra-lightweight High Power Generation System that can generate up to 175 kilowatts - more power than is currently available to the International Space Station.

July 2009
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