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Charity gifts getting smaller

The state of the economy has resulted in Americans scaling back their charitable donations this year, according to the Coinstar National Currency Poll on microdonation trends.

It found that 92 percent of those polled donated money to charity in the last 12 months, however, a quarter (25 percent) say their donations were smaller than in the year before.

November 2009

People on the move

Julie Anderson was sworn in today as Pierce County Auditor. She won the post earlier this month in a special election and will finish the one year left in the term started by then-Auditor Pat McCarthy, who was elected County Executive last fall. Anderson succeeds Jan Shabro, who was appointed to the post in January.

David Schaffert, president and CEO of Thurston County Chamber, is the new chairman of the board for the Washington State Chamber of Commerce Executives. He has served on that body for eight years and is in his 12th year at the helm of Olympia's largest chamber of commerce.

November 2009

Boeing charity benefits WWEE

A program that is supposed to inspire and guide low-income women to discover paths to economic self-sufficiency recently received a $60,000 grant from The Boeing Company Charitable Trust.

Washington Women's Employment & Education (WWEE), with offices in Tacoma and Kent, received the money Oct. 30 for its flagship effort, called REACH Plus.

November 2009
Government contracting has success, pitfalls

Government contracting has success, pitfalls

Thurston County Chamber hosted a workshop today presented by the Thurston Economic Development Council's Procurement Technical Assistance Council to answer questions from small businesses ranging from their competitiveness in the government marketplace to the processes of seeking government contracts and clients.

November 2009

Lacey Chamber debuts new Web site

The Lacey Chamber of Commerce is showcasing its new and improved Web site.

It is billed as a one stop destination to fill you in on all that Lacey has to offer from either a business perspective or a residential view.

November 2009

People on the move

Shannon Collins will be joining the Kent Chamber of Commerce staff as Membership Director with Susie Cushen taking on a new position in Membership Development. Collins has worked with the Kent group and earlier, with Thurston County Chamber.

KeyBank has hired Tom Peterson as vice president and senior trust administrator for the South Puget Sound District. Most recently, he was the trust branch manager at U.S. Bank in Olympia where he has lived for 27 years.

November 2009

Around the Sound

City Club of Tacoma will award Dennis Blocker its Emerging Leader recognition at Wednesday's luncheon at the Landmark Convention Center. Get more information on the Web.

Thurston County Chamber's regular monthly luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 18, will have an update from "the other Washington" by Congressman Adam Smith. Get additional information and make your reservation here.

November 2009

Around the Sound

Prospective graduate students at The Evergreen State College will learn about undergraduate requirements, the importance of standardized tests, transcripts and other credentials needed for graduate school admission at a Graduate School Fair on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be on the Olympia campus and this link has more details.

South Hill Puyallup Rotary's "Evening of Wine & Jazz" featuring jazz artist Darren Motamedy will be tomorrow, Nov. 15, beginning at 6 p.m. More information can be found on the group's Web site.

November 2009

People on the move

Mark Starnes is the new interim President and CEO at Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. He retired as a vice president at Weyerhaeuser in 2006 after 30 years there and with Proctor & Gamble.

Current CEO Rick Guild will stay on through the end of the year in an advisory role to assist with the transition.

November 2009

Holiday Tree showing in Centralia

Lewis County businesses and residents got their first look today at the new Celebration of Life tree at the Thrift Shop in Centralia at 222 S. Pearl Street.

Visiting Nurses Foundation and Assured Home Health and Hospice originally sponsored a Hospice Tree. Over the years, it has evolved into a ceremony and event that has grown to encompass a larger audience with the emphasis on the Celebration of Life.

November 2009
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