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New survey shows opposition to 15 Now

Tacoma is "strongly opposed" to an immediate $15 per hour minimum wage, according to a survey released by lobbying group Northwest Grocery Association.

June 2015

Minimum Wage Task Force mulling options

Currently, the city of Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force is considering four alternatives to increase the minimum wage, as well as whether to implement exemptions and credits.

June 2015

Earthquake summit for businesses to be held in Kent

Emergency management professional Jon Mitchell, of New Zealand's Massey University, will offer a keynote speech and will "dish advice" on how to protect your business along with other experts.

June 2015

Washington Healthplanfinder to cover larger businesses

Washington Healthplanfinder Business announced today that it will expand its coverage to include businesses up to 100 employees. Previously it only included businesses of up to 50 employees.

June 2015

Recreational marijuana sales report

Retail sales of recreational marijuana continue to expand, according to a report today from state Liquor Control Board regulators.

May 2015

Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force members announced

At yesterday's city council meeting, Mayor Marilyn Strickland announced the members of the Tacoma Minimum Wage Task Force, which will look to find compromise between businesses, advocates and citizens on how to increase the minimum wage.

May 2015

Small biz optimism slides

Modest decline in optimism among small business owners is the summary of the latest Gallup survey for Wells Fargo. A slight decline in revenues matched up with slightly tougher standards for credit applications.

May 2015

Olympia brewery changes beer name after brand dispute

In a battle of brand names, Three Magnets Brewing Company in Olympia has relented: It will change the name of its flagship beer, Rainy Day IPA, to 3Mag Rain IPA.

May 2015

61-year-old lumber store to close this summer

Bill Eichholtz, who co-owns the business with his brother, offered just one word about his reaction: “Shock.”

May 2015

City, chamber look to tackle minimum wage

This week, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Pierson wrote a letter to Mayor Marilyn Strickland citing concerns over the 15 Now campaign, calling it "just too extreme."

May 2015
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