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People on the Move

Jim Cooper has been named executive director of Together! He previously was the organization's community mobilization director, and has 15 years of nonprofit, corporate and government leadership experience

Greg "Paco" Wong CLU, ChFC, CFP, CLTC has been recognized for his achievement of 34 consecutive years of qualifying and life membership in the Million Dollar Round Table. He is an agent for New York Life.

March 2010

South Sound business leaders honored by Milgard

Three outstanding business people will be recognized for their achievements at the Milgard School of Business' Ninth Annual Business Leadership Awards next month.

The awards spotlight business leaders from Pierce, Kitsap, Thurston and South King counties and strengthen the relationship between the business community and UW Tacoma. The honorees were nominated by the community and selected by a panel from the Milgard School of Business advisory board, faculty and staff.

March 2010

Puyallup South Hill Rotary seeking community nominations

Puyallup South Hill Rotary is inviting the public to nominate community members for the fourth annual Community Vocational Recognition Awards Program.
The awards will be given in four categories:  business, education, government and non-government/nonprofit organizations.  Nominees must be non-Rotarians.

March 2010

Emergency Food Network honoring hunger fighters

Six individuals and organizations have been selected to receive Silver Spoon Awards in recognition of their contributions to fight hunger in Pierce County.

Recipients of this year's awards include: Tacoma Narrows Rotary Club; Puyallup Tribe of Indians; Brenda Wiest, Teamsters Local 117; Kay Bennett, retired crew supervisor for Washington Corrections Center for Women; and Stew Bowen, Bread of Life, Bonney Lake Food Bank.

March 2010

CEO turnover surges in February

After a slow start during January, chief executive officer departures surged in February to a 17-month high of 132, 48 percent more than the 89 CEO changes announced a month earlier, according to the latest report about chief executive turnover from global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas Inc.

Last month's total was 61 percent higher than the 82 CEO changes recorded during February 2009. It is highest monthly total since 140 chief executives vacated their offices during September 2008, and may mark the beginning of an upturn in CEO turnover as companies shift their focus from survival to growth.

March 2010

Foundation recognized for work to curb youth violence

The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation is one of three recipients for this year's "Leadership Legacy Award," given by the Center for Ethical Leadership. The foundation is being recognized for their work on the Youth Against Violence initiative.

The Community Foundation began meeting with a group of Pierce County funders and service providers during 2006 to explore the root causes of youth violence.

March 2010

State launches to help consumers

In an effort to counter consumer fraud, and to give Washington residents a way to report crooked businesses, the Department of Revenue, Department of Labor and Industries and several other agencies have established, which allows consumers to easily check to see if a business is registered before they sign on the dotted line.

The site also allows consumers to report cases of suspected fraud.

March 2010

Federal Way has money for nonprofit capital projects

Federal Way is seeking applications from nonprofit and public agencies that plan capital projects to benefit city residents who are seniors, disabled, have special needs or qualify as low- and moderate-income. Applications for 2011-12 are due by 4:30 p.m. April 29.
The city expects to have $289,505 available through its Community Development Block Grant program to help groups buy and improve community facilities, housing projects and other real property, and finance selected economic development and other projects.

March 2010

Around the Sound

Allen Realtors will be conducting free home buying seminars at 7 p.m. tomorrow and 1 p.m. March 14 at their office in Lakewood. Information will be available about the local real estate market, the home search and buying processes, and financing. Call 582-6111 for more information.

Nonprofit organizations will be shown how to effectively use the rapidly growing Internet social media to benefit their organizations in a special workshop from 9 a.m. to noon March 10 at Thurston County Community Television, 440 Yauger Way SW, Olympia. The South Sound Partners for Philanthropy will host the workshop, "There's An App for That: Social Media and Community Development" presented by Laurie Cirivello. Seating is limited.  Call TCTV at (360) 956-3100 to purchase tickets. The training is free to South Sound Partners for Philanthropy member representatives. Member organizations can send additional staff for $12.50 each. Non-member tickets are $25. Click here for more information.

March 2010

Around the Sound

Individual help with foreclosure issues will be available to the public during a free workshop from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 6 at the Evergreen College Tacoma Campus, 1210 6th Ave. Attendees should bring current photo identification and Social Security Number, last two years of W-2s and most current tax return; last two pay stubs and two months worth of bank statements; and complete file for first and/or second mortgage. More information is available at and

Lift your glasses and toast to a fun-filled evening of jazz and wine at the 7th Annual Old Town Jazz & Wine Festival from 4 to 10 p.m. March 6 at Slavonian Hall,  2306 N. 30th St., Tacoma. Proceeds from the festival and silent auction will support the Tacoma Old Town Park Performance Stage Project, headed by the Old Town Business and Professional Association, with the goal of building a permanent outdoor performance stage in Old Town Park. Click here for more information.

March 2010
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