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People on the move

People on the move

A solitary billboard overlooks a Pacific Avenue parking lot in the shadow of Russell Investments' A Street headquarters. It speaks a message all of Tacoma had been thinking: "Russell - Don't love me and leave me!"

When people in Tacoma heard international finance giant Russell was considering moving its headquarters, and its 3,000 employees, 30 miles north to Seattle, there was pandemonium. LeRoy Jewelers, known for the unique jewelry created by owner Steph Farber and his unique billboard ads created by JayRay, a Tacoma communications consultancy, took the thought of Russell leaving town to heart. It put up its billboard. The Russell billboard snagged their attention. In addition to being the topic of media attention people stopped in to LeRoy just to say they'd seen the billboard.

January 2009

Damage tally from Pierce flooding grows

The Pierce County Damage Assessment Call Center is open for property owners and businesses to report damages associated with last week's flooding. Business owners affected by the flooding should call the Department of Emergency Management damage call center at 1-866-798-6363 during regular business hours.

January 2009

Legislative session began today, promises tough talk

State lawmakers returned to work today to begin a legislative session that promises to be tough as budgets shrink because of the drop in tax revenue during the downturn and demand for services increases as more workers find themselves in unemployment lines.

Early debate and predictions are already forecasting that the 105-day session will be extended well into June since there are so many issues to tackle and so few dollars available to fund programs and projects.

January 2009

Plumbing partnership links vets with jobs

Washington National Guard members and new veterans now have another pathway for pursuing meaningful employment. In an effort to fill vacancies in the trades industry, the United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters forged a strategic team of organizations to provide veterans and guard members with a fast track to a high-demand industry.

January 2009

Goodwill joins E-Cycle effort Friday

Starting Jan. 2, Tacoma Goodwill will be a major participant in the statewide E-Cycle Washington effort.

Goodwill will accept all electronic equipment -- including keyboards, printers, other peripherals and cell phones. Donations to the nonprofit agency are also tax deductible.

December 2008

Safeco makes $15k local gift

Under its Community Hero Award program, Safeco Insurance has awarded $15,000 to Family Renewal Shelter, a Tacoma-based nonprofit agency that offers the necessities of safety and life to domestic violence victims who are at highest risk.

December 2008

'Trees' generate big bucks for Centralia

Providence Centralia Foundation Festival of Trees raised $115,000 for the Chemotherapy Infusion Department at the new Centralia Cancer Center. The cancer center is under construction, with an opening planned for the summer of 2009.

December 2008

Twenty art projects funded by Tacoma Arts Commission

The Tacoma Arts Commission has announced $50,000 in 2009 Arts Project funding to 20 different Tacoma organizations in support of public outreach projects in the fields of music, dance, theater, poetry and the visual arts. The awards range in value from $1,000 to $4,000 and serve a cross-section of Tacoma's community.

December 2008

Tacoma youth programs earn state plaudits

Tacoma Urban Network has won the Family Policy Council Exceptional Results Award for partnering with other Pierce County organizations to make significant reductions in juvenile crime within the Tacoma area.

"The amazing cooperation among the Tacoma partners was instrumental in uniting the community to achieve what could not be achieved alone," said FPC Executive Director Laura Porter. "It is an inspiration to everyone who comes in contact with the Tacoma Juvenile Justice System.

December 2008

Corporations' giving remains steady

Total corporate contributions in the United States and abroad amounted to $10.97 billion in 2007, up slightly from $10.2 billion in 2006, The Conference Board reports today in its annual survey of corporate giving to worthy causes. Projections for 2008 indicated very little increase in corporate giving.

Total giving by 197 U.S. businesses polled was $8.62 billion in 2007, with a median contributions budget of $10.03 million per corporation.               

December 2008
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