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Rethink networking as chances to give, not take

Rethink networking as chances to give, not take

The keynote speaker at the Tacoma-Pierce County "Prosperity on Purpose" event this morning had a simple - but seemingly revolutionary - message about networking. It is better to give than receive.

"We have to get it out of our heads that it is self serving,"  said nationally acclaimed speaker and author Jeff Shore, who has authored three books on the issue. "Sales networking is about giving when it is successful. Think of it as 'what can I do to make that business more successful? Forget about the take (of a quick sale or a signed contract) and think about the give.'"

February 2009

Blog Watch: gag order

The AWB's blog has an item about Attorney General Rob McKenna's legal thoughts on labor's "top legislative priority" this session. The so-called Worker Privacy Act, which businesses argue would impose unnecessary, unworkable and unconstitutional restrictions on employer communications with employees, would apparently be illegal.  

McKenna confirmed that fact  by saying it would run afoul of federal law.

February 2009

Washington Business Bank reports solid year numbers

Olympia-based Washington Business Bank today announced an annual net income of $148,000 for 2008, compared to a net loss of $241,000 for 2007. Total assets at the end of 2008 were $68 million. The loan portfolio grew nearly $10 million, or 18.26 percent since 2007. Total Risk Based Capital grew from 13.53 percent in 2007 to 13.56 percent in 2008, above the regulatory definition of "well-capitalized" of 10 percent.

February 2009

People on the move

Western Washington University's College of Business and Economics Leadership program hosted Mark Nelson, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Columbia Bank, to recognize students who have distinguished themselves through scholarship and leadership while in WWU's College of Business and Economics. This recognition is bestowed on them by way of nominations from faculty in their respective departments. South Sound student honored at this luncheon included: Brandon Myking, Economics major from Puyallup and Rocky White, a Management major from Auburn.

February 2009

New writing course focuses on clear communication

Technology has changed the way business people communicate, but one thing has not changed: Writing well is essential to good communication.
 
A new professional development course offered at University of Washington Tacoma teaches participants to write in a direct, organized and grammatically correct business style -- whether they're writing a letter, an email or a presentation. Taught by Sheri Gietzen, an English faculty member at Tacoma Community College, Effective Business Writing and Communication helps participants to write with clear intent, analyze their audience and organize documents based on specific objectives and purpose.

February 2009
Orting company uses Valentine's Day to grab business

Orting company uses Valentine's Day to grab business

In an effort to help lovers and local businesses at the same time, Around the Corner Cafe in Orting used Valentine's Day to host an event to show there is still much life left in the local business community.

February 2009
Expert warns businesses of fake recession issues

Expert warns businesses of fake recession issues

Americans need to open their eyes and not fall into the self-proclaimed recession prophecy they have created, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt told a large crowd this morning at Pacific Lutheran University.

Goldratt was concern for U.S. businesses and he stressed that people need to stop extrapolating and start thinking about cause and effect. He warned the audience that there are dangers that come to companies that lay off employees.

"Don't look at it as just an economic problem," he said. "We are talking about lives here."

February 2009

Lakewood bank accepts $2 million from feds

Lakewood's Northwest Commercial Bank will use the $2 million it has received from the U.S. Treasury's stimulus package to boost business loans in the area.

February 2009

Financial checkups offered by O Bee Credit Union

With so much global economic turmoil, people and businesses are looking for financial answers. Tuwmater-based O Bee Credit Union is offering a free personalized financial check-up to do just that.

February 2009

Port cleanup aided by grant

Port of Olympia has accepted a Washington State Department of Ecology matching grant that is helping clean up Budd Inlet and is restoring parts of two shipping berths. The project is also helping the port evaluate future clean-up alternatives for the port's remaining navigational areas.

February 2009
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