Archive of: Tourism

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Golfers take swings for charity

Lucky golfers endured today’s picture-perfect weather to play Chambers Bay Golf Course in the seventh annual Chuckals charity tournament, including eight who flew in from the Atlanta area just for the event.

August 2014

Sunrise services are open for sunny Sunday

The Sunrise area in the northeast corner of Mount Rainier National Park is now open full time for the 2014 summer season.

June 2014

Count-down to 2015 US Open begins

Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy will be welcoming the governor and his wife for a round of golf tomorrow at Chambers Bay to celebrate with First Tees of Greater Seattle and South Puget Sound.

June 2014

Road work stops for weekend

Major construction along the southwest entrance to Mount Rainier National Park from Ashford will cease over the Memorial Day weekend. In addition, the State Department of Transportation reports projects on I-5 and I-90 freeways are also paused.

May 2014

Holiday weekend ahead, vacations next?

As the approaching holiday weekend has folks thinking about 'time off,' a new survey shows that almost 40 percent of employees do not plan to use all the paid vacation time that they’re given.

May 2014

Thurston points to ‘Tourism $$’

More than $282 million tourism dollars were spent in Thurston County last year, according to economic development experts, and the industry generated more than $66 million in earnings for 2,500 local employees.

May 2014

From BE: New ‘Auto Row’ along S. Tacoma Way

Auto dealers are rallying to create a new Auto Row along South Tacoma Way, with neighborhood improvements and freeway signage. Read more about it in the new issue of Business Examiner out today.

April 2014

Mt. Rainier 2012 tourism worth $36.8M

A new National Park Service report shows that just over one million visitors to Mount Rainier National Park in 2012 spent $36.8M in communities surrounding the park.

March 2014

Kent community finding its brand

Members of the Lodging Tax and Advisory Committee for the City of Kent are engaging this week with other local business groups to consider a brand and tag or marketing line with a consultant from South Carolina.

February 2014

From BE: State Farm-ers finding fun

Restaurants and other hospitality spots begin to see State Farm employees getting to know downtown Tacoma neighborhood. This and 11 other South Sound business stories in latest Business Examiner bi-weekly.

February 2014
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