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The 15th Annual Puget Sound Bead Festival is scheduled for July 9-11 at the Hotel Murano's Bicentennial Pavilion, 1302 Broadway, Tacoma. The festival includes vendors, artists & bead merchants and artisans from across the country, bringing beads from all around the world. Admission is $7 for all three days. Click here for more information, or call The Bead Factory at (253)-572-5529, ext. 121, or (888) 500-BEAD.

The South Sound Partners for Philanthropy is hosting its annual Summer Fiesta at 4 p.m. July 12 at the Schmidt Mansion in Tumwater. The Summer Fiesta is open to all South Sound nonprofit agencies that are interested in learning more about South Sound Partners. For more information contact Ryan Betz at (360) 956-0755.

July 2010

Pierce College military program ranked as one of nation's most popular

Pierce College has been recognized by Military Times Edge magazine as one of the 50 Most Popular Colleges in its June/July issue.
 
The school ranked 14th based on where active-duty military use their tuition assistance benefits. The data used in the ranking was provided by the Air Force, Army, Army National Guard, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard.

June 2010

Around the Sound

Individual help with foreclosure issues will be available to the public at an upcoming free foreclosure workshop at 11 a.m. June 5 at the Best Western Park Plaza Hotel, 620 S. Hill Park Drive. Attendees should plan to bring current photo identification and Social Security number, last two years of W-2's and the most current tax return, last two pay stubs and two months worth of bank statements, complete file for first and/or second mortgage, and other account balances and monthly payment information. Click here for more information.

The Arts Commission of the City of Olympia is hosting a community arts roundtable at 6 p.m. June 7 in the Timberland Library meeting room, 313 8th Ave. SE. The topic is art record keeping, including cataloging artwork and basic information about digital images.  Speakers include Susan Rohrer and Domenico Spatola-Knoll. For more information, call  Stephanie Johnson at (360) 709-2678.

June 2010

People on the Move

Allyn Hughes has earned Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Life Underwriter designations. He is a partner with Brooks, Hughes & Jones, a registered investment advisory firm in Old Town, Tacoma.

Tacoma artist Lisa Kinoshita is the winner of The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation's third annual "Foundation of Art Award." She is the founder and owner of Mineral, a metals studio and art gallery. Her work can be seen in exhibitions throughout the Pacific Northwest and has been featured in local and national media outlets including Seattle Magazine, Seattle Metropolitan, Elle and The New York Times.

June 2010

People on the Move

Adam Torem has been named the 2010 Howard O. Scott Citizen-Soldier of the Year by the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber. A lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve, Torem works for the state Utilities and Transportation Commission and is assigned to Elmendorf AFB, Alaska.

Kelly Keplinger has joined the Tacoma Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau as special projects coordinator. She is a graduate of University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary arts and science.

May 2010

South Sound multifamily market improving

The expected return of 18,000 troops beginning during May will strengthen multifamily markets around Joint Base Lewis-McChord, according to Tom Cain of Apartment Insights.

Based on his company's first quarter results, Pierce County has recovered a bit since the impact of troop deployment that began during the third quarter of last year.

April 2010

PTAC receives outstanding center award

The Washington State Procurement Technical Assistance Center has received the Association of PTAC 2010 Outstanding Center Award.  

The success of the Washington State PTAC is largely attributed to quality subcenters like the center in Thurston County, which is in Lacey at the Thurston Economic Development Council and serves Clark, Cowlitz, Lewis, Skamania and Thurston counties.

April 2010

Around the Sound

The Puyallup South Hill Rotary Club is sponsoring an evening of food, wine and unique auction items from 5 to 8 p.m. April 17 at the Pavilion in Pioneer Park. This year's theme is rodeo. Tickets are $30 per person or $200 for a table of eight, and can be purchased from a member of the club or by calling (253) 224-5615. All proceeds will benefit the Helping Hand House. Click here for more information.

The Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's next Military Affairs Forum is scheduled for 7:30 to 9 a.m. April 19 at La Quinta Inn & Suites Conference Center, 1425 E. 27th St., Tacoma. The cost is $15 through today and $20 at the door. Register online or call Monique Shields at (253) 627-2175.

April 2010
Pease Construction completes renovation of Building 2025

Pease Construction completes renovation of Building 2025

Pease Construction has completed renovation of Building 2025 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

The three-story structure was originally completed during 1939 and was last updated 55 years ago.

April 2010

Around the Sound

The Arts Commission of the City of Olympia invites local artists and arts organizations to join a free monthly community arts roundtable that will give participants the opportunity to exchange ideas, share experiences and create strong local support for their work.  The next meeting is at 6 p.m. March 1 in the Olympia Timberland Library meeting room, 313 8th Ave SE.  The topic is Costume Design and the guest speaker is Mishka Navarre-Huff, costume shop manager at the University of Puget Sound. 

Saint Martin's University is hosting a Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges - Army Department on March 2 at the University's Norman Worthington Conference Center. The one-day workshop will discuss elements of degree networks, outreach, recruiting, and "after service" opportunities. The workshop will be limited to 70 institutional attendees so advance registration is recommended. For more information, or to sign up,  contact Judith Loomer or Cruz Arroyo.

March 2010
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