Archive of: Non-Profits

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Five cited for nonprofit excellence

Three nonprofit organizations and two businesses will be recognized for excellence at the fourth annual Nonprofit Excellence Awards Luncheon presented by The Nonprofit Center on Feb. 24 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center.

The Jane T. Russell Excellence in Governance Award will be given to the Board of Directors of Palmer Scholars. The award is presented to a nonprofit board demonstrating exemplary practices in one or more of its primary governance responsibilities.

February 2010

AWB honors 18 businesses as Better Workplaces

The Association of Washington Business recognized 18 businesses and nonprofit organizations today for their commitment to workplace safety, job training and advancement, and innovative benefit and compensation programs.

This year's Better Workplace Awards were presented to Acme Concrete Paving Inc. (Spokane), American Distributing (Marysville), Andelcare (Bellevue), Birds Eye Foods (Tacoma), Cairncross & Hempelmann P.S. (Seattle), Check Masters (Lynnwood), Columbia Vista Corp. (Vancouver), Concur Technologies (Redmond), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (Renton), Haskins Steel Co. Inc. (Spokane), Humanix Staffing & Recruiting (Spokane Valley), Marine View Beverage Inc. (Sumner), Medical Imaging Northwest (Lynnwood), Pacific Power (Yakima, Sunnyside and Walla Walla), Skils'kin (Spokane), St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute (Spokane), Sterling Savings Bank (Spokane), Tenaska Ferndale Cogeneration Station (Ferndale).

February 2010

Blog Watch: Haiti, awards, outdoors and legislation

Relief efforts for Haiti continue. Exit 133 has a listing of restaurants where you can dine and drink while still contributing to the cause.

Know a business that deserves recognition for helping to revitalize downtown Tacoma? Visit the BIA blog and submit a nomination for the 2010 New Tacoma Awards.

January 2010

VNF opening second thrift shop in Chehalis

The Visiting Nurses Foundation is opening a second thrift shop in Lewis County, in the former Smith Pharmacy at 749 S. Market in Chehalis.

The store is scheduled to open Feb. 15.

January 2010

Project Share contributions set record

Customers of Mason County PUD No. 3 donated more than $66,000 during 2009 to help their less fortunate friends and neighbors pay their electricity bills through the Project Share fund.

The total was the highest in the program's 26 year history. Since the program began during 1983, customers have provided nearly $708,000 in donations.

January 2010

Lassen Foundation helps fund Bookends Literacy

The Thurston County division of Mason County Literacy has received a $2,500 grant from The Irving A. Lassen Foundation for its Bookends Literacy program.

The program is operated jointly by Mason County Literacy and South Puget Sound Community College and provides volunteer literacy services for adults in Thurston

January 2010

People on the Move

Juanita Duncan has joined Real Estate Investment Services Gig Harbor as property manager. She previously worked in the Tacoma office.

Patricia Connors Jalbert Esq. has joined Wolf Haven International as director of development. Since 1996, she has been sole-proprietor of Connors Jalbert Consulting in Tacoma, which specializes in services for state-wide non-profit organizations. She has bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Washington and earned a juris doctor at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane.

January 2010

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
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