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Threshold Group to tackle carbon in investment portfolios

Threshold Group, a wealth management firm which was founded and has offices in Gig Harbor, has formed a strategic partnership to provide carbon audits of investment portfolios.

August 2015

40 high-achieving South Sounders

Tight is the night to celebrate 40 Under Forty, the annual recognition of younger South Sound leaders who are making difference in their work, community and families. Join the party at Cheney Stadium at 5 p.m.

August 2015

State’s Q1 retail sales up 9%

Retail sales within Washington state grew by 9 percent in the first quarter of 2015, compared to the same period one year earlier. Thurston County was even stronger at 9.8 percent, edging close to the $1 billion mark.

August 2015

Airports will get funding relief through new bill

The Transportation Appropriations Bill, Senate Bill 5988, includes language to reallocate 100 percent of the existing annual state excise tax fees for aircraft to fund airport projects.

August 2015

UPS named top entrepreneur college

According to a new analysis by Forbes Magazine, UPS is the 20th most entrepreneurial school in the small college category.

August 2015

Ports unanimously approve Northwest Seaport Alliance

The approval will make way for the ports to create a Port Development Authority, which will manage the container, break bulk, auto and some bulk terminals in Seattle and Tacoma

August 2015

Strong demand continues for warehouses

Market demand continues to drive new construction of warehouse/distribution projects in the South Sound, both in Pierce County and the Kent Valley.

August 2015

Loans, deposits & earnings up for bank

Commencement Bank in Tacoma reported good growth in loans and deposits through the second quarter, compared to the same period of 2014.

August 2015

Final vote tomorrow on ports Alliance

Port commissioners from Tacoma and Seattle will meet on Tuesday at Federal Way City Hall to execute the final agreements to create Seaport Alliance, a joint operation for the maritime business units of each.

August 2015

RIP: Legendary Tacoma biz leader

James H. Wiborg, 90, who started the first plastic pipe manufacturing company on the West Coast in 1953, died at his Tacoma home. During more than 50 years of business activity, as president, CEO and later chairman, he also grew Univar Corp. into a $1.5 billion public company.

August 2015
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