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Trade leaders forecast slow recovery

Trade leaders forecast slow recovery

Audience members expecting to hear good news on the state and future of the economy didn't get much of it at the Port of Tacoma's panel discussion "Meeting the Challenges of Global Economic Change" this morning at Hotel Murano.

"We are suffering like everybody else," Port of Tacoma Director Tim Farrell said. 

April 2009

COFFEE BREAK: lawmaker score card

The Business Examiner would like to know how you think the legislature did as it dealt with its historic budget shortfall and a growing economic slowdown.

April 2009

Blog Watch: a shout out to unions

The AWB blog gave unions some credit as it marked yesterday as Worker Memorial Day with families and friends from 81 Washingtonians killed on the job in 2008. They gathered for the annual ceremony at the state Department of Labor and Industries office in Tumwater. The pro-business group pointed out that it was labor unions that established the first Workers Memorial Day in 1989 as a way to boost awareness of job safety.

April 2009

Sterling announces $20 million loss

Sterling Financial Corp., parent company of Sterling Bank, announced a net quarterly loss of $20.4 million, reflecting a provision for credit losses of $65.9 million but not including the payment of $4.3 million in preferred dividends to the U.S. Department of the Treasury under its Capital Purchase Program.

After the payment of preferred dividends, earnings available to common shareholders were negative $24.8 million, or $0.48 per common share.

April 2009

Blog Watch: family leave

The AWB has a piece about the state's Family Leave Act, the 2007 law that is set to begin this October but has yet to be funded.  

TacomaGeekery has an item about a report in the Wall Street Journal that suggests Washington is fourth from the top in small business tax friendliness.

April 2009

Tumwater Chamber announces executive's departure

Tumwater Chamber of Commerce President David Bills announced to the members and participants of the regular Lunch Forum today that Sandra Kozlowski is no longer the executive director of the Tumwater Chamber. Kozlowski had announced the news late last week. She had been at the post for about a year.

"I can say it was by mutual agreement," Bills said at the meeting, where he noted that there are still details that need to be worked out about Kozlowski's departure from the chamber.

Kozlowski said her sudden departure from the chamber was a surprise to her, but there has been no misdoings or misgiving, but rather some decisions being made that she disagreed with in general.

April 2009

People on the move

The Pacific Grill Event Center was packed for the Sixth Annual New Tacoma Awards at the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber's quarterly City Center Luncheon. Officials from chamber and Absher Construction presented the 2009 New Tacoma Awards winners for the following four categories: The Ghillarducci Award went to Hotel Murano and recognized its successful new development, renovation or beautification. There were 13 nominees for this award.
The Union Station Award went to Gintz Group and recognized leading organizations, companies or individuals that have built or sustained momentum for revitalization. There were 6 nominees for this award. The Popham Award went to Benjii Bittle, deputy executive director of the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts. This award was named in honor of the late News Tribune Columnist Art Popham, and recognizes the individual who has done the most to build community spirit. There were 11 nominees for this award. The Schoenfeld Award went to hello, cupcake and recognized exemplary performance and pizzazz as a retailer. There were 8 nominees for this award.

April 2009

Tumwater Chamber chief leaves suddenly

Sandra Kozlowski is no longer the executive director of the Tumwater Chamber. Officials there are being mum about the situation and want to wait until a forum next week to present the staff shift to its members before announcing news.

Kozlowski has not formally commented on her sudden departure, which she confirmed yesterday.

April 2009

People on the move

Washington Business Bank President and CEO, Jon M. Jones, has announced the results of the 2009 meeting of the shareholders. Re-elected to the board were: Bill Carlson, Ernest Grubb, Eugene Johnson, Jon M. Jones, Don Paradise, Dick Rokes, Laura Skillings, Kirk Veis and Mike Zittel, who was elected chairman. Skillings is vice-chair and Veis is secretary.

The American Red Cross Mount Rainier Chapter announced the appointment of Michael Patton as its new chief executive officer. He will oversee operations in the five counties within the local Red Cross chapter's jurisdiction which include the communities of Pierce, Thurston, Mason, Lewis and Grays Harbor counties. Prior to accepting his new position, Patton served as the development director for the American Red Cross King and Kitsap Counties Chapter in Washington State. A 13 year veteran, he began his Red Cross career as a fundraiser with the American Red Cross Santa Clara Valley Chapter in San Jose, Cali. "Michael Patton was chosen from over 100 applicants following a nationwide search for the position," said Michael Devers, chairman of the board of directors for the chapter. "He brings a wealth of fundraising and non-profit management experience to our local Red Cross. We are excited about his passion for the organization and his leadership skills."

April 2009
Lakewood commuter rail nears opening with latest contract

Lakewood commuter rail nears opening with latest contract

The contract to upgrade some seven miles of track between Tacoma and Lakewood is set for a Sound Transit vote, marking one of the last milestones for the rail to pass before the trains start running. The vote is set for today.

April 2009
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