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Celebrate Vets’ Small Business Week

This is national Veterans Small Business Week and local observances will recognize and encourage entrepreneurship as an avenue for service members turning in uniforms for civilian careers.

November 2015

Washington Restaurant Association reverses stance on minimum wage

The Washington Restaurant Association now supports a statewide minimum wage increase — after opposing it earlier this year.

October 2015

When it comes to fundraising, 12 for Tacoma trounces 15 Now

When it comes to raising and spending money, $12 for Tacoma is far surpassing 15 Now Tacoma.

October 2015
Tacoma Chamber reflects on busy year at annual meeting

Tacoma Chamber reflects on busy year at annual meeting

At the annual Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting today, business owners, public officials and other community leaders packed out a room in the Hotel Murano to celebrate and to reflect on the past year.

October 2015

Olympia councilmember proposes $15 minimum wage, paid sick leave

Olympia City Councilmember Jim Cooper, who proposed a major worker rights ordinance today, wants to transform the way businesses treat their employees.

October 2015

TrueBlue sees strong growth for first time in 2015

TrueBlue, a nationwide staffing agency headquartered in Tacoma, announced strong financial results for the third quarter today.

October 2015

Tacoma chamber endorses $12 minimum wage

As expected, Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber officially endorsed the "$12 for Tacoma" campaign in support of Measure 1B, which would phase in a $12 minimum wage over two years.

October 2015

Deadline coming up in Tacoma to apply for paid leave alternative

For employers looking to forgo Tacoma's new Paid Leave Ordinance, which goes into effect Feb. 1 of 2016, the deadline for the Premium Pay Program is coming up.

October 2015

State minimum wage to stay stagnant in 2016

Washington state's minimum wage will stay at $9.47 per hour in 2016, as the national Consumer Price Index did not increase.

September 2015
Mason County to get help with economic development

Mason County to get help with economic development

The Washington State Community Economic Revitalization Board (CERB) has approved $50,000 for an economic development feasibility study in Mason County, targeting growth and job creation.

September 2015
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