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Chamber announces award winners

Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting this morning and awarded special recognition half a dozen local businesses and individuals.

Rock Creek Gardens, an events venue that opened in mid-2008, was named Small Business of the Year. The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse of Sumner earned honors in the Medium-sized Business category.

January 2010

Foundation awards $200K+ in nonprofit grants

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation has awarded $213,497 to 35 nonprofit organizations serving Pierce County.

The recipients were selected from an application process that began last July.

January 2010

WWEE gets $55,500 for REACH program

Washington Women's Employment & Education, with offices in Tacoma and Kent, was awarded four grants during December for its flagship program,  Reaching Employability and Achieving Career Habits, or REACH Plus.

The 175-hour, five-week program teaches the skills and behaviors people need to obtain living-wage jobs or get further education for long-term careers.

January 2010

Grants available for Safe Routes to School projects

Communities across the state have an opportunity to increase safety for students walking and biking to school through the Safe Routes to School grant program administered by the Washington State Department of Transportation.

WSDOT today issued a "call for projects" that support walking and biking to school safely.

January 2010

PSE shares with nonprofits

Puget Sound Energy Foundation today announced more than $600,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in the state in 2009, directing $244,500 in December to 62 organizations as part of the foundation's second round of grants.

None of the foundation's funds will ever come from PSE's utility customers, instead being allocated from an endowment established with the corporate merger into Puget Holdings LLC earlier this year.

December 2009

People on the move

Mary Segawa will be leaving TOGETHER! in mid-January to become prevention manager for the State Liquor Control Board. She has been with Lacey nonprofit! since 1996 and has served as executive director since February 2003. Kathy Houston, retired executive director of the Girl Scouts Pacific Peaks Council, will be interim executive director while a search takes place.

Amanda Graham is the Lacey Chamber's newest staff addition as the events coordinator and will be doing marketing sales as well. She relocated from Texas bringing an extensive background in event management.

December 2009

First Night -- in the rain

There are very few business-related events scheduled in the South Sound through this week between major holidays. Most chambers of commerce and other organizations will resume active schedules the week of Jan. 4.

First Night -- Tacoma's New Year's Eve celebration -- is an opportunity for friends and families to say farewell to the old year and hello to the new. It's a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration that will draw thousands to downtown for a fun day and night of exciting events, including crafts for the kids, a parade, live entertainment, a fireworks show and more. For more information, visit the First Night Web site.

December 2009

Win big at Broadway

In a first-of-its kind effort in the state, Tacoma's Broadway Center for the Performing Arts will launch a major fundraising raffle on New Year's Eve with a key kickoff event at the Pantages Theater.

Raffle tickets for LIVE LARGE will sell for $99 each, with the grand-prize winner becoming the owner of a new $1 million Tacoma dream home, thanks to The Commencement Condominiums.

The winner can elect instead to receive $600,000 cash. The size of the total prize pool topping $1.1 million makes this a first for any raffle in Washington.

December 2009

Some will work on holiday

The staff of Tacoma's Harmon Brewery & Restaurant will be opening their doors at 10 A.M. on Friday to feed the needy and less fortunate a big Christmas meal.

Sysco Food Services, Tri-City Meats Inc. and Puget Sound Beverage have all donated food and supplies to help in the venture. Many of the Harmon staff will spend Christmas Eve getting things prepared and will return again early Christmas morning to help with the feed.

December 2009

Business of the Year sought

The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is asking members of the community to submit nominations for 2009 Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Chamber Volunteer of the Year.

Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 5, 2010 and announced at the Chamber's Annual Awards Dinner, Jan. 21.

December 2009
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