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Federal Way has $68K for disaster preparedness grants

The City of Federal Way is offering $68,000 in matching funds to local businesses, groups and organizations to help them prepare for emergencies and major disasters.
 
Eligible groups include: Businesses, faith-based groups and nonprofit organizations that are located or operate within city limits.
 

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

Blog watch: Oxymorons, nonprofits, council edicts and advice

WashACE Blog takes a look at the "Jobless recovery - that strange oxymoron."

OlyBlog has information about a workshop next week offering non-profit organizations advice about how to strengthen their programs and increase volunteer efficiency.

April 2010

People on the Move

Kelly Boston has joined Alliance Enterprises Inc. as vocational rehabilitation product manager. She most recently was the planning and program evaluation administrator for Washington State's DSHS Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. She has a master's degree in public administration from The Evergreen State College.

Talia Scott has been named interim executive director of the Lewis County Shelter Program. She has been with the agency for more than four years as a case manager and program director, and has 10 years of experience in the social service field.

April 2010

Mason County Literacy awarded $5,000 grant

Mason County Literacy has received a $5,000 grant from the Lucky Seven Foundation to support computer literacy for adult students who are studying to improve reading, writing and math skills, study for a GED or learn English as a second language.

"Having computer skills is becoming even more important in a tough job market," said Kris Smock, Executive Director. "Our services are provided for free, something we simply could not do without the support of the community and our many volunteers."

April 2010

People on the Move

Ken Gibson has become the principal consultant for Leading Edge Solutions LLC. He has served in leadership positions in the nonprofit and government sector for more than 20 years. He has a bachelor's degree from Pacific Lutheran University and a master's degree in nonprofit leadership from Seattle University.

Gary Downing has received the Soaring Eagle award from Bankers Life and Casualty Co. The recognition places him among the company's top five sales managers in the United States. Downing heads the company's Tacoma sales office, where he has been branch sales manager since 1997.

April 2010

People on the Move

Mark Pereboom has been named president and CEO of the Pierce County Metropolitan Development Council. He most recently was chief operations officer of Hopelink, a nonprofit human service agency serving the needs of low-income families in north and east King County.  

Bonnie Soodik has joined the TrueBlue Inc. board of directors. A veteran of the aerospace industry, she retired during 2007 after a 30-year career with Boeing, where she was senior vice president of the Office of Internal Governance.

April 2010
BE recognizes area's Top Places to Work

BE recognizes area's Top Places to Work

The Business Examiner, along with about 300 guests, honored South Sound businesses last night at its Top Places to Work event at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center.

The program recognizes outstanding company cultures.

April 2010

Thurston Historic Commission awards preservation grants

Historic preservation programs in Thurston County have been given a boost, thanks to grants authorized by the Board of County Commissioners.

Funding for the grants comes under an enactment from the 2005 legislature that sets aside $1 from each $5 historic document recording fee collected by the county auditor. The grant program is managed by the Thurston County Historic Commission, which launched the program this year.

March 2010

People on the Move

Katrina Ferre' has joined Swendsen Chiropractic Clinic P.S. She is a licensed massage therapist and has 12 years of experience in relaxation and medical massage.

The Pierce County Dental Society has added four members. Dr. Guillermo Chacon is practicing oral-maxillofacial surgery and Dr. Paula Ohara is practicing orthodontics in Puyallup. Dr. Lora Chow is practicing endodontics and Dr. Monica Saldana is practicing general dentistry in Tacoma. All are members of the Washington State Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

March 2010
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