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BE leader tops 'Dancing Tacoma Stars'

Emily West, general manager of the Business Examiner, took the honor of best female star at a fundraiser this weekend.

"Dancing with the Tacoma Stars," a ballroom dance contest held at the Landmark Convention Center Saturday, raised money for the Tacoma Musical Playhouse.

September 2009

People on the move

Bruce Cramer, CEO of O Bee Credit Union was awarded the "Distinguished Credit Union Professional Award" at the Annual Credit Union League's State Conference in Bellevue last week.

Quinn Zander-Conn, senior vice-president and CFO of Lakewood's Northwest Commercial Bank, was recently graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School.

September 2009
Governor, tribe celebrate Goodwill

Governor, tribe celebrate Goodwill

Tacoma Goodwill held an open house and public dedication of its new Milgard Work Opportunity Center this morning.

Gov. Chris Gregoire was on hand, acknowledging government funding approved by the legislature and local agencies -- about 20 percent of the $21.7 million project costs. Private fund-raising fulfilled half of the total financing.

September 2009

Credit unions gather to consider options

Member financial institutions of Washington Credit Union League will be gathering in Bellevue for a two-day conference starting tomorrow.

In addition to exhibits and staff member discussions, they will hear from futurist and economist Don Reynolds, who promises to answer four questions about today's economy: How did we get here? How bad will it be? How long will it last? and What does it mean to me?

September 2009

Around the Sound

Speakers from Puget Sound Energy and Intercity Transit will address ways that business owner/managers and employees can make decisions about energy and transportation choices. These are two areas that can further your sustainable business plans and impact your bottom line. This free conversation begins Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 a.m. at the PSE building, 2711 Pacific Ave. SE, in Olympia. Contact Thurston County Chamber for more details.

September 2009

Milgard Work Opportunity Center opens Monday

Tacoma Goodwill Industries will open its new Milgard Work Opportunity Center on Monday, Sept. 14.

The facility provides new, innovative approaches to the way people receive job training and placement services across the region.

REACH, a new partnership of about a dozen agencies and educational institutions in the community that will focus on at-risk youth, will be in the facility. Goodwill is covering the rent for partner agencies, who will have staff on hand for this one-stop approach to counseling and training.

September 2009

People on the move

Nathan Gorton is now the director of government affairs for the 19,000-member Washington Association of Realtors. He replaces Bryan Wahl, who served in the position for 10 years and has begun his own public affairs consulting business. Since 2006, Gorton has been executive officer for the Snohomish County-Camano Association of Realtors.

Emergency Food Network of Pierce County has named Jeff Klein its new development director. A recent arrival from Pennsylvania, he joins with new Executive Director Helen McGovern as EFN struggles to keep pace with a dramatic increase in demand for assistance through area food banks.

September 2009

Community groups walk to battle foreclosure

Pierce County is among the hardest hit by foreclosures in the state. As of the beginning of this week, there were 3,223 homes up for auction. The Foreclosure Prevention Roundtable tried today to turn the spotlight on this crisis with the Faces of Foreclosure Neighborhood Walk.

August 2009

Around the Sound

Anyone interested in knowing how to get a loan to start, expand or buy a small business should attend Business Loan Briefings presented by Carol Anderson of Small Business Administration's regional office. Her next presentation will be Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1 p.m. at Thurston County Chamber in Olympia and another one will be held Thursday, Aug. 20, at noon at Tacoma Business Center, Bates Technical College. Call (360) 357-3362 to register for the Thurston event and (253) 680-7770 to register for the Pierce event.

August 2009

Fair jobs remain open

With the tremendous response from job seekers last week, many thought that all of the Puyallup Fair jobs would had been filled by today, but that is not the case.

The lines have decreased dramatically and there are still some 500 jobs available.

August 2009
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