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Kent Chamber receives grant for Education Committee

The Kent Chamber of Commerce has received a $5,000 grant from the Muckleshoot Charity Fund.

The chamber will use the grant to continue funding the work of its Education Committee.

May 2010

Community volunteers, organizations honored

United Way of Pierce County honored key volunteers and organizations who embody the spirit of Live United at its annual Community Celebration.

Columbia Bank received the night's highest honor, the Spirit of Pierce County Award, for its civic engagement and community-based philanthropy.

April 2010

People on the Move

Sharon Pagan has been promoted to director of sales for the Eastern/Midwest Region for American Fast Freight Inc. She joined the company during 2003 as a sales consultant in Tacoma and most recently was national sales manager.

Elliott Stockstad has been named safe families director for Olive Crest. He previously worked for The Northwest Leadership Foundation.

April 2010

Rx360 presenter training available

Washington is one of 16 states where prescription drug overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the No. 1 cause of accidental death.

To break that trend, TOGETHER!, in partnership with the Washington Association for Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention and the Partnership for a Drug-Free America, is launching an education program called Rx360.

April 2010
UPS receives $650K for Center for Health Sciences

UPS receives $650K for Center for Health Sciences

University of Puget Sound has received $650,000 in commitments from three foundations toward the design and construction of a Center for Health Sciences.

The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust has pledged $400,000, The Norcliffe Foundation $150,000 and the Titus-Will Families Foundation $100,000.

April 2010

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
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