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Nita Earsley, Financial Executive finalist

Nita Earsley is described as "an accountant with heart" by her nominator for Financial Executive of the Year. And that high compliment is substantiated by an extensive list of duties at FISH Food Banks, the small nonprofit agency where she has been since 2013.

February 2015

Pierce home sales up in January

Pierce County combined home and condominium sales are showing an uptick in year-over-year activity for the month of January.

February 2015

PMA makes contract offer, threatens port shutdown

The Pacific Maritime Association has made an offer to the International Longshore and Warehouse Workers Union, but if it isn't accepted soon, a port shutdown could be imminent.

February 2015

Apple industry loses $70 million in port snags

The Washington apple and pear industry has lost an estimated $70 million as a result of the port slowdown, according to numbers from the Northwest Horticulture Council.

February 2015

Alan Erola, Financial Exec finalist

Greater Lakes Mental Health's leadership is extremely grateful for the detailed fiscal analysis provided by CFO Alan Erola. "Anything that can be measured, is measured." And that's why he's a finalist for 2015 Financial Executive of the Year.

February 2015

Madigan gets $1 million Army research grant

Researchers at Madigan Army Medical Center will soon start studying new ways to address chronic pain, thanks to a $1 million, three-year research grant from the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command.

February 2015

Tacoma Public Utilities named tops for business

Tacoma Public Utilities has been named a top utility provider when it comes to business customer satisfaction.

February 2015

Brett Freshwaters, Financial Exec finalist

Financial Executive of the Year finalist Brett Freshwaters has held CFO responsibility at Metro Parks Tacoma for 7+ years, and it's been a challenging time for the agency supported by variable tax collections, with an ambitious capital construction schedule.

February 2015

Tacoma delays vote on Point Ruston

Members of Tacoma City Council have voted to delay a decision on possible annexation of the Town of Ruston's portion of the $1.2 billion Point Ruston project until later this month.

February 2015

Steve Gray, Financial Executive finalist

Steve Gray is charged with fiscal and financial oversight of a 100+ year-old family business in an evolving industry sector. Success is evident at the company moves into its fourth generation supplying the materials needed by those throughout the region that area building structures for the next century.

February 2015
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